skylve Posted June 11, 2020 Report Share Posted June 11, 2020 Hello everyone, Lately I've been contemplating on whether or not its worth it to get into rving, I've looked at many options, and generally rving seems to be somewhat reasonable financially. Although I've never stayed in an rv, I've camped a few times in a tent, and I've been to many cottages. I really enjoy going places, so it seems an rv would be perfect to travel both close and far. I'll be moving into a new house with my parents soon and will have space to park an rv so the only thing left will be to decide whether or not to buy and rv and what to buy. I'm planning on spending about 20k on a truck and under 20k on the rv. Now that I've explained what situation I'm in, my plan is to buy a used semi-tractor, get a hitch installed, change the wiring, add a couple extra seats, and "convert" it into a "motorhome". Then buy a used fifth wheel and pull it with the truck. The reason I'd like a used semi tractor is cause its hard to find a reliable pickup truck these days for a reasonable price, and a semi-tractor is much more comfortable to drive in. My main questions regarding buying a truck and rv: 1. Is it a good idea to buy a semi truck and fifth wheel as a first timer? 2. Should I buy new or used for the rv? I've read that used is better in value, but have seen the argument that a used rv can end up being a leaky, broken mess. 3. What would be a good brand/type for a medium sized fifth wheel rv, preferably under 20k CAD? 4. Is modifying an rv necessary, like changing axles, tires, slides, pinboxes, etc? If you want me to clarify anything else feel free to ask, I'm located in Ontario, Canada, thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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