vagabond vet Posted February 7, 2016 Report Share Posted February 7, 2016 I have been researching and looking at rv's for months and decided to go with a 5th wheel because they seem to feel more like home and better made, but not always the case. Currently I reside in NY state and purchased a Ram 2500 Cummings diesel with an 8 ft bed because I understand they tow better than the shorter wheel base trucks. I have minimized my personal belonging and have been doing so for years now as if i knew this time were coming. MY last occupation was a truck driver I did this for 20 yrs + loved it. In a couple of months I will have finished all of my business and personal things meanwhile shop for a 5th wheel for my rig here then I have to decide which state to drive to South Dakota or Texas to apply for my domicile, tags, register, ect. Next is what makes me so uncomfortable....here I am in a truck with a few bags of cloths and personal stuff and in need of a home , a 5th wheel, where do I go who can I trust, so I hear all rv's need work which doesn't bother me but something that cost thousands of dollars scares the heck out of me some of the work I might not be able to do, minor stuff ok I just have to take my time.South Dakota has camper world but they have a real bad rating, the one here in NY has a ton of nice priced used rv's but 9% sales tax and it doesn't seem real bad but if I pay 20k cash for a 5th wheel the taxes could buy me a nice new digital camera with some accessories and I'm afraid of buying a lemon.Texas seems to have an rv store on every corner lol so just knowing where to go would be the trick. I am not looking for any handouts but if anyone knows any trustworthy dealers near a domicile that might give DAV discounts please advise if not ok either way this is what I want to do hopefully I will find one. I also don't know if it would be better to find a rv used and pay cash for what I have on hand or try to finance something.Its been so long since I financed anything I didn't think Id get financed in my truck but I had a trade and a hefty down payment so that went easier than I thought and the payments are very low Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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