Originally Posted by Whatdidigetmyselfinto
Becoming a full timer sounds interesting were still several years away from even thinking about. I wonder what's better, a fiver or a class A? I guess personal preference plays a big role? Thoughts?
Yeah. Fulltiming appeals to me as well but DW - 6 Actual as I call her
- is not so hot on the idea. Like SKnight, no way will she sell the house either - too full of memories of 35 years of wedded bliss + 2 kids
So I guess we will do the 1/2 - 3/4 timer thing.
As for rigs, Whatdidigetmyselfinto, you will get a lot of different opinions (well, DUH!
My thoughts are a 5er will give you more living space - especially those 40' rigs - they have more room in them than our first apartment!
Motorhomes - Class A's - are the ultimate in setup bliss. You drive to where you want to be, push a button and the auto-levelers kick in and you.are.done.
Swivel the captain's chair around, turn on the TV, pop a cold one and there you are! Not as much floor space as a big 5er but probably more than enough for a couple.
Were it my choice, I would probably go with a Motorhome for a couple of reasons:
- Ease of setup and no hassels with hitches, jacks, levelers, et al means you can extend RVing far into the "Golden Years" - as long as you can still safely pilot the rig, you can RV.
- Assuming your idea of Fulltiming or whatever is to see and tour as much of North America as you can, your TOAD will get a LOT better gas milage than the truck that pulls a 5er). With a Class A you park the rig, unhook the TOAD and sightsee the area. (This is my #1 reason for a Class A)