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DallasSteve

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Posted: 01/09/18 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What size and type RV do you use to full-time? I am leaning towards a Class A about 35 feet long. I'd like to go a little larger, but there are several well-known advantages to going a little shorter, too. A 40 foot Class A begins to look like a monster.

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Bigger is actually better - we half time and with bigger more room to spread out and more room for stuff


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We go for 6 - 7 months out of the year with a 40' DP. I haven't had any problems with the 40' and much prefer the extra 5' over whatever a shorter unit might provide. If you do buy the shorter one, I'd recommend used as you might want something larger in a year or two.

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Class A, 35 foot, with LR and BR slides. Have owned this for 23 months now and only wish I could have afforded a 3 or 4 slide unit. But I love it...all this space! It's like a real apartment. My other Class A, 35 foot, didn't have any slides and after 12 years in it, I hated it.

BTW, if you get a 4 slide, then you can get a shorter RV since you have so much more elbow room. That is if you tend to drive a few days, than park for weeks. Careful with your choice because some of them are really uncomfortable with the slides in. Poor designs. So if you'll be driving a lot, pay attention to that during your search. Really have to visit them in person to tell.


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Not "full timing" but use our camper "full time" (really). Bigger is better, and if you don't have kids at home any more, get a camper designed for 2 and no one else. If you have a guest, they can sleep on the couch and grand kids can sleep on the floor.

But it really boils down to your own lifestyle and how you adapt.


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36' fifth wheel for us. You will get just about as many answers to this as there are members on the forum, though.

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“What size and type RV do you use to full-time?“

Depends on where you want to camp. Private RV parks...good to go. Boondocking in USFS out West...too big for many.


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28'5" class c with no slides (a requirement for truly cold weather use).


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I have Full timed in a 33' no slide and a 34' 7" with one slide for over 18 years.
Only problem for you may be some of the shorter ones have no room for a washer/dryer if you want one.

That hasn't been a problem for me as laundromats have worked fine for me.

I have seen no need for 40' or bigger with up to 4 slides. They are just more problems ready to happen and less MPG when traveling.

With my one slide I can use everything in the MH with slide in. In fact when traveling from point A to B I never put the slide out when staying overnight no matter how many days the trip is. And if the camping is level I don't even put the jacks down overnight.


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