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RV’s Part 4 – Full-Timing Considerations

Before I begin this post, let me apologize for the delay.  Not only has it been a really busy few months with graduation and vacations and so on, I was informed by another blogger that we shared our blog names.  She initially accused me of copyright infringement but you can’t copyright a title or name.  She then asked if I would change the name of our blog and I think I will (potential new name is right up there ^).  I’m looking into how to do that seamlessly so I don’t lose subscribers and everyone can still find us.   Until then, things remain unchanged.  Thanks!

Looks like home.  But the way, folding tables are a great way to add versatility to a floor plan and save space.

Looks like home. By the way, folding tables are a great way to add versatility to a floor plan and save space.

RV’s serve many purposes.  From weekend camping excursions to extended travel to full-time living, there is an RV out there for everyone.  But those activities all put different demands on the RV.  An RV designed for the budget-minded, weekend camper won’t work, generally, for the full-timer and visa-versa (well, the weekend camper would probably love it but at what cost?).  But since this blog is about full-timing, what are the features one needs to look for when buying that full-time rig?  Well, we’re going to attempt to answer that.

As we’ve already discussed in parts 1, 2 and 3, there are many types of RVs, many levels of quality and many intended uses.  Not all rigs are made for full-timing.  For example, the travel trailer we owned was fairly nice…for a weekend camper.  While it had air conditioning, a microwave and a water heater, it wasn’t full-time worthy.  The fit, finish and fixtures were cheap, things like plastic sink basins, low-end fabrics and cheap blinds.  It had a short queen bed that was lumpy and springy.  The cabinets were thin particle board.  You get the idea.  Daily use would have destroyed that thing. Continue reading

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RV’s Part 3 – The Big Leagues

We’ve discussed the RVs you generally don’t want to buy for full-timing in Part 1 and what we call the minor leagues, RVs you might want to consider but aren’t the most popular options, in Part 2.  Remember, this is all subjective and personal wants and needs may skew your search in other directions.  This advice, or maybe this summation of our research, is good for most RVers but not all.  Take it as intended.  A guide from which to begin your own search.

A class A motorhome.

A class A motorhome.

So we’re in the big leagues now, class A motorhomes and fifth wheels.  These are arguably the most popular choices for full-time RVers and with good reason.  When your camping or taking short trips, size can take a back seat.  When your looking to live full-time in an RV, size is a major consideration for most folks.  Even the biggest RV is tiny when compared to your average stick-built home. Continue reading

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