With the selling of our travel trailer we are now in need of a new winter home!
A new RV that is!
It has been a few years since Derek and I have been thinking that a motorhome would suit our traveling family best. There are definitely pros and cons to each type of RV to be sure but for us the travel trailer system was wearing a tiny bit thin. Particularly the hooking and unhooking.
What cinched the deal this year is that we are having LOTS of trouble with our truck. We don't have the $$ (or desire) to fix the truck and so the trailer - and ultimately the truck - have to go.
We are REALLY excited about the IDEA of a new to us motorhome
And for that we are looking for YOUR help.
This will be our first time buying a motorhome and so we need to spend the next few months doing some research.
We thought we would ask our RV friends and followers for advice.
What should (should not) we be looking for in our new to us Class C motorhome? Maybe you've owned one and learned something that we should know - or maybe you've had a friend or a family pass some valuable info on to you. Or do you know of a great site with really good information?
We'd LOVE to hear about it!
We'd also like to ask that if you have a Class C motorhome for sale or know of one that we may be interested in could you forward the info to us. Feel free to pass this post around. The more we can get it out there the better.
Here's our list:
MUST have's: separate back bedroom, bunk over cab, sofa in living area, hardwall - vinyl exterior (no aluminum siding)
Would LOVE to have: generator, separate freezer and refrigerator, beige upholstery (why oh why are blue and pink so prevalent?)
Dare to DREAM: a slide
Our budget is $10,000 Can. I know, I know - not much. But we don't need much. And we don't finance or use credit - we pay cash.
We'll probably be in the early to mid 1990's range - particularly if we buy in the USA. In Canada the same amount would probably put us 10 years older. Many snowbirds buy their RVs in the US because of the huge price difference even with the taxes and the hassle to bring it in. We may end up doing the same but it all comes down to layout, condition, mileage and cost.
I pulled this picture off the internet - it is basically what we are looking for. Funny this is a 1995 at just over our budget - sadly it is in Florida - too far to go.
We probably won't be buying until October mainly because we can't leave the park here for anymore then a few hours in the afternoon. Plus we are hoping that buying at the end of the season will help stretch our $$ a little further. So - lots of time to send us your thoughts.
On the other hand - if a great unit comes along - one that we just KNOW is the right one - we will just go ahead and buy it!
Thanks ahead of time for your help!
On another note - I just met and spent some time with a GREAT couple from Magnolia, Texas! They were camping at Gold Pan and are on their way up to Alaska. You all KNOW how much I LOVE Texas - right?! So much fun talking with them! One of the perks of our job - for sure!
Today's Interesting Link: Here's a new site I just found for the mom's out there - Modern Alternative Mama by Kate. I kinda consider myself a MAM also. I LOVE the graphic design of the site - that's my thing - I like good content but also like a site with good graphics. (STILL working on mine of course!). Take a look at Kate's site - seems she covers a lot of topics.