Originally Posted by hbcupake
Think of me as your sister, what would you recommend?
I'D RECOMMEND YOU PAY ME BACK THAT MONEY I LENT YOU BEFORE BUYING A MOTORHOME!!!!!
Seriously, welcome to the FRF - you've started out at the right place to answer almost any question you could think of - the problem is figuring out what questions to ask. Before going too much further, have a pretty in depth discussion with the other Mom (and your kids) about your goals. Are you already campers looking to upgrade the experience? Nature lovers looking to kick back in the wilderness/boonies? Off grid boondocking or resort "glamping" (or anything in between)? Looking to travel across the country (as far as possible) to see attractions and sights? Use the coach as a mobile "beach house" every weekend along PCH?
A lot of those questions will factor into what makes sense for you. Personally, my wife and I agonized over the decision to go the Class A "glamping" route versus a tricked out 4X4 Sportmobile that could put us waaaaaaay out in the boonies. off grid and alone! Finally, with two dogs, we decided the Class A route was best for us (I love my dogs, but not "up close and personal" 24/7!)
That said, I'm still trying to scratch my "boondocking itch", but it's a lot harder to find with a Class A (even a 35 footer).
I'm also from OC (down in SJC) and have a Class A, so if you have any specific questions regarding the local aspect of buying, ownership or use, please feel free to PM me.
Good luck and