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doglover44

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Which is the best starter moterhome ? this will be my first rv.

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How do you intend to use it, and how many people will be using it? Occasional vacations? Full time living? Long trips? Short trips? New or used? That should get us started...


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Onee that you like and you can afford





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first, you need to narrow it down to type of motorhome, Class A, B or C.

second, what type of RV'ing or camping do you plan to do? RV resorts, state/national parks, private RV parks, boondocking and so on.

third, how many will be in the RV? family, couple, or solo?

fourth, do you plan on towing a toad? if not, how will you get around if you only have the motorhome.


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The one that best fits your needs, which will depend on how you plan to use it. Your choices may also be constrained by budget.

Figuring this out is the hardest part of RV shopping, and the reason people who are quick to buy may go through 3 RVs in the first 5 years. The best for you might not even be a motorhome.

I took a year and a half to figure it out, and found it was most helpful going to a lot of different RV shows, where we could go inside many different TTs, Motorhomes, and 5th wheels. It took much of that shopping for us to figure out that what works best for us right now was a C motorhome, because we had planned a budget that would best fit a travel trailer. We had to stretch that.


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K Charles wrote:

Onee that you like and you can afford




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Rent a few first to see what you like, and build your knowledge.

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If I had the answer to this question, I'd be rich right now. But instead we went thought 3 5th wheels, and now 1 older used motor home. Every time we change, the rig gets bigger.

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You did not mention what you plan to use this for.
Is it weekend, two week holidays each year, snow birding,
or fulltime. This is a big determining factor.

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I'll second the 'rent first' comment. There is only one way to find out for sure whether you'll like it or not, and that's to give it a practise run. Renting may be a little expensive, but less expensive and troublesome than spending 30-40G's and then finding out you don't like RVing as much as you thought you would.

Plus, if you're renting, you can be sure you're getting the experience with a pretty good unit and your first go is less likely to go sour because of a bad experience with your first probably fairly used unit.


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