Which RV for US
We are still learning the distinction between the classes. Unlike school, where we strived for an A, when it comes to RVs an A is not for us. I can't imagine driving, let along parking, something so Ginormous. Not to mention the price tag, the fuel cost, and OMG the maintenance. Nope, Class A is not the RV for us. One decision down.
Class B vs Class C. First, why do Class C's, mid-size motorhomes, come after Class B, the smaller counterparts? No wonder I am so confused. Class C has more room, but still not feeling the size, we are more inclined to a Class B, but then are they too small for full time living?
Then add travel trailers and fifth wheels to the mix. So many choices and decisions. Do we really want to tow something behind us? The appeal to a travel trailer, or even a fifth wheel, is the ability to park it and disconnect, having a vehicle to explore with. Our goal is to actually 'visit' places and hang out for awhile. And since we are both photographers, having a vehicle makes the most sense. The other pro is maintenance and issues while traveling, our whole life including transportation would not be wrapped up in one place. The con - towing and parking. We're back to the 'size' issue.
We've been toying with the idea of a camper van to start with. Small, can park it in almost any type of parking lot, nothing to tow, compact, usually decent gas mileage, easier to maneuver. But just the like the too big size, camper vans are pretty tight quarters, meaning we'll be on top of each other most of the time. Then there's storage, most of them have a decent amount of storage, but enough to pack your life in? Then we're back to the "not having a car", which means we would have to disconnect our home just to go to the store, explore the area, enjoy a night a out.
Then there is quality. Since our plan is to be rving full time, we'd want something that can withstand the rigors of full time rving. Some of the quality we have seen in the travel trailers makes us cringe. A lot of the decision will be based on what our budget will allow - at least for now.
We finished off our weekend of RV exploration, playing tourist in one of our favorite cities - Vancouver. It was a typical Pacific Northwest weekend with so we explored Science World, watched an IMAX movie, then took a boat ride on the Aquabus Ferry over to Granville Island for lunch and Gelato.
No decisions were made, but we had a nice time contemplating our options and envisioning a future on the road.
9/30/2019 05:18:02 pm
If you drive a camper van and want to use it for sightseeing, you have to unhook everything from it at the RV Park every time you go somewhere. With a class A motor home (we’re selling ours for just this reason) you have to tow a car. Same with a class C. A trailer or better yet, a fifth wheel make more sense to me. Anyone else?
9/30/2019 05:24:54 pm
Thank you. That's what we are leaning towards, a travel trailer, mostly because if we want to do anything, you are right we would have to unhook. Thank you.
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