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Posted: 03/02/21 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

Maybe not good advice in these pandemic days but how about renting a 26 foot class C for a weekend or two to get an idea if the RVing lifestyle is really for you?
If your city allows you could even camp in your driveway for a weekend!


This is the best idea. Too many people buy a unit and find out it's really not their cup of tea, then lose their shirts on it when they sell it.

There are places that you can rent a travel trailer from and they will deliver it to the site you want for the days you want. It works best with private CGs because you can call ahead and make all the arrangements. And some of the private CGs will be able to recommend an RV dealer that rents trailers.


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You can do what we did when we first thought of RVing. We took our best guess at what we wanted and rented a similar unit for a week or ten days.

There is a lot more to RVing than just camping, There is the 8 to 9 MPG on gas, traveling about 5 or 6 hours a day, driving 65 MPH and bring passed by everything, making sure you have a place to camp during the busy season.

Renting an RV is not cheap, but it shows you a lot before you spend the big bucks.


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deltabravo wrote:

PuebloBonito wrote:

Which one has nice accommodations for sleeping and cooking?


All of them, except a tent trailer.

You really need to start visiting your local RV dealers and check out their inventory. Also, your tow vehicle will dictate the size of TT you can safely tow.


Lol, my old pop up was the longer then my TT when opened up, 2 king beds, dinette, couch and wet bath. Only thing missing was a the storage up high and the ablity to walk in without opening it. . Otherwise , basicly the same stuff. Heater ,ac, fridge was smaller. Cooking the same also, same stove. No oven. But how often do you need those.


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