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Old 02-16-2016, 02:24 PM   #1
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What is "too small" for full time?

Well, we are only 6 weeks and counting and my DW and I are hitting the road full time. We are going in our Flagstaff 831flss and hitting the road. We have had some folks go, wow, great and some say "in that?" Honestly, how much trailer is enough? We have recliners to relax in, a kitchen and table to eat and work. We have a couch (bed) and flip top table to rest and work at as well. I added a built in network for computer work, tvs and radios. We have a bath, shower, queen size bed and plenty of closet space for the two of us. We have added a cap to our Tundra and a shelf inside for additional storage (tools, inflatable boat, xtra clothes, chairs, etc)

We are a little snug, but for the two of us, it feels great. Our mantra is "less stuff, more fun!" Is there something I am overlooking?

Any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:31 PM   #2
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I think it depends on your wants/needs. We have been living in our 29' TT for 6 months now and we feel fine on space. It's just me, hubby, and three dogs though.

When we bought our TT, we made a list of what was important to us in a floor plan- a dedicated bed for us, somewhere for ours dogs crates, somewhere to sit that isn't a bed, an oven, a work space, etc.

Some of it, we nailed. Some of it, we failed. Mainly the oven. We've never used it except to make sure that it works.

Overall, we have no regrets with our size trailer.
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:40 PM   #3
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I lived in my 30' class C for 2 years while I was working in Mass ( dcommisoning the Yankee Rowe Nuclear power plant) It was find. When the weather was nice I was outside enjoying the fresh air.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:00 PM   #4
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I would say you are mid of the road as too size. Trailer size is more then living space, you have the whole world out your front door. I think you will find after a year, you may think you are find or want more space or you will look around and see if the people that you have the most in common with are in smaller/bigger and you may want to trade then. There is to much to learn to be looking around at this point. You talk about full time but will you be camping or is this your home, big different. You talk about less stuff is better ( I agree ) but you are needing to put stuff in the truck, the boat is OK but xtra clothes, not so much.
Big thing is, to just do it, the rest will work out.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:23 PM   #5
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Well, we are only 6 weeks and counting and my DW and I are hitting the road full time. We are going in our Flagstaff 831flss and hitting the road. We have had some folks go, wow, great and some say "in that?" Honestly, how much trailer is enough? We have recliners to relax in, a kitchen and table to eat and work. We have a couch (bed) and flip top table to rest and work at as well. I added a built in network for computer work, tvs and radios. We have a bath, shower, queen size bed and plenty of closet space for the two of us. We have added a cap to our Tundra and a shelf inside for additional storage (tools, inflatable boat, xtra clothes, chairs, etc)

We are a little snug, but for the two of us, it feels great. Our mantra is "less stuff, more fun!" Is there something I am overlooking?

Any advice will be appreciated.
Sounds as though you have readied and modified her quite nicely for your full timing journey. Personally, I wouldn't say you're all that "snug" in that unit as it appears to offer quite a lot of space on the interior, especially with the slide. Appears quite roomy. That's a plus.

To answer your question. I think you have answered it, and very honestly, yourself. ( "We are a little snug, but for the two of us, it feels great. Our mantra is "less stuff, more fun!" ). Exactly!!

We all have different needs and wants when RVing, aka glamping. Some like the big mansions and others like the smaller scaled TT's. Some cannot bear to be without "ALL" the amenities of home and others can get by with very few. Purely personal choices.

We do not stay in our TT much while on outings as we prefer to be outdoors. Some don't. Some people never come out of theirs. We have seen on a few occasions while camping where some campers never stepped foot outdoors. I guess to each their own, and, as long as they are enjoying themselves.

Best you can do is go out, enjoy your journey, and if you find you need a larger scaled TT when you finish, then would be a good time to assess the need for a larger unit. Until then.............ENJOY!
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:04 PM   #6
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Looks pretty big to me !! You guys are going to have a great time !! Enjoy and Happy Camping !!
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If you're happy that's all that matters. I've heard of folks full-timing in a Class B; I couldn't do it.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:37 PM   #8
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Sounds like you have what you need /want!

Enjoy the adventure !
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:39 PM   #10
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Full time

This is just my opinion.I like others on here have had about every kind of RV. My favorite for being comfortable was 39' fiver, my favorite for traveling was 40' pusher.The easiest to get into small places is a 32' class c.The cheapest way out is a truck and tt.F150 and nothing over 33' with 2-3 slides. I could have lived in any of them for a year or so. If I was a permanent full timer the fiver would have to be my choice. The bigger the better.
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