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Author: nothermark Date: Sep 17, 2008 13:29
On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 20:44:24 -0400, "Nick Fiend" privacy.net>
>"GingerJools" nowhere.com> wrote in message
>> On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:11:47 -0400, "Nick Fiend" privacy.net>
>>>I'm thinking of getting out of the cold and retiring in an RV. I've never
>>>even driven one (driven a moving truck a few times). It'll be just me and
>>>golden retriever, unless I get lucky. I'm in my 50s but immature (I like
>>>music; Killers, Linkin Park).
>>>*A used Class C RV and maybe a scooter on the back. Trouble is, I can't
>>>carry my dog on a scooter (tho people do it). How hard is it to unhook an
You will find almost new small C's hard to find. The A in the picture
would probably be a better choice. Think through how you are going to
live in it. We use the overhead bed in ours as storage because
neither of us feels like sleeping with low overhead. That means we
make the beds up every day or eat outside. The point is that you want
a unit big enough to have a bed you will use if you are living in it
for months at a time.
Look at "new" too. As a newbie there is a lot to learn. Sales have
slowed so dealers have a lot of "new" stock that is a couple of years
old so the price is down but the warranty is there and they will take
time to show you how stuff works or answer questions.
You probably want a towed. Assuming you are going to sit somewhere
for weeks to months at a time you won't want to unhook to do a bread
and milk run let alone look around the area. Are you going to just
sit or sightsee? If sightseeing the cost of fuel and available
parking will be big limitations without one.
What is your intended lifestyle? If it's sit in the park for 6 month
with utiltiies and then move the house you just need money. If you
are going to move every few weeks you can camp cheaper but may need to
run the air conditioner during the day. Batteries won't do that.
Hookups will not always be available but dump stations will.
What about storage? Where are you going to put the sand rug and comfy
chair for outside and the dirty clothes and trash? Think about how
you will live in any unit you are looking at. Goldens take up room!
What I am really saying is that the idea is good but you can either
think through a lot of problems and make a good choice or you can wing
it and learn the expensive way. This is just a rough sketch of the
issues. Half the fun is the planning. ;-)