For Beginners: CHOOSING THE RIGHT RV — 5 Tips!



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32 thoughts on “For Beginners: CHOOSING THE RIGHT RV — 5 Tips!

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    I like how reasonable you are in that you don’t tell someone what to do because one solution isn’t right for everyone.
    I would also suggest you learn to tow or drive a large vehicle before you make your final decision. The larger the rig the more it can take out of you just to drive it down the road. Not always of course.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    This was a great video. I'm single retired and looking for a Class C for myself and my 55 pound dog. I want to go full time. I cant wait. I've looked at MANY motorhomes and have not found my forever home yet. It's so time consuming and disappointing to say the least, finding a reputable dealer and THATS important I think. Thank you for your great info. I watch you guys all the time. I also forwarded your YouTube to the other grandmother because she just went full time RVer aboit 2 weeks ago. Blessings!!

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Sean & Kristy, My wife and I just retired and want to travel North America as much as possible. I have been binge-watching your video's for the past week and I'm not sure if people realize the amount of time, effort and money that you must put into your video's and I for one want to say "THANK YOU". We have learned a lot and picked up some great tips from you guys as well as the comments from your viewers. YouTube is certainly a great format for this and we are grateful for both of you. You are our kind of people, down to earth, easy-going, knowledgeable and let's face it, we all need to have a sense of humor. Thanks again and keep them coming….. (Hopefully, we will meet up on the TRAIL) Steve & Karen, Mesa Az.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Bought a used pop up 2 years ago and used it for BBQ competitions loved using. Unfortunately it now needs extensive work, especially the roof. Going to spend the fall and winter to fix all of the issues and get it ready for next spring.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    My husband and I are purchasing our first (RV) home today. We decided to go this route instead of a house in order to pay off student loans faster. We live in the Houston area and, after surviving Hurricane Harvey, we were wondering what your procedures are for avoiding severe weather in your RV? Thanks

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Loving yalls vids!!! Just bought or first TH… A bit longer then I’d of liked but the smaller ones that could fit my side by side was an extra $18k 😒 the floor plan seems to be great for me AND the wife so that’s a plus. Would of loved motorized beds in the back but have two very comfortable couches that fold out to two nice beds. We do love to cook so we got one with stove, micro, and oven!!! Indoor and outdoor showers for those dirty trips 😂. 33’ total and 11’ tall 😳. It’s been sitting in our yard the last two weeks and driving us nuts!!!!! Already have plans for our lovely local lake (Beaver Lake), Little Sahara, and Silverton Colorado. Shopping is key! We traveled to surrounding states for weeks and snagged up our 2019 zinger 288RR. Can’t wait to use it! Been a follower for a short time but sure iv already binge watched most of yalls vids. Keep em coming cause I’m running low 😝

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    I would not, in this day, buy new. All the trouble with dealers I have heard about sceered me off. BUT, if I bought used I would have a knowledgeable person check it out. A professional inspector maybe. We have a 93, 33 foot, Carrie lite and although we are fixing it up slowly it is a dream to pull and just the right size for us. Look hard before you buy> Y'all havagudun!

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    What we looked for when purchasing our last RV. From having RV experience, we pick out certain features and criteria that we wanted it to meet. The only other thing it must have was potential. So here we go;
    1- it must be a 5th wheel with the following features.
    – must have slide-outs
    – big kitchen area
    – front livingroom
    – did NOT want to walk in from outside directly into the living room
    – wanted the bathroom separated from the. Bedroom (for privacy)
    – less than 40' long
    – less than 15000 lbs gvw
    – alot of weight allowance for moving in.
    – rated as a 4 season RV
    – and the potential to modify, add or subtract from the RV to make it work for us.
    – finally, a reasonable price.

    We looked for about a year at shows and online. Finally found a great deal on a 39' 5th wheel RV with 4 slides, front livingroom, rear bedroom with actual door, bathroom in the hallway toward the rear, shoot, everything we were looking for. We paid cash which really got the owner of the dealership mad. ( they couldn't steel any money from us on the lease.). We got it home and have been modifying or repairing it ever since. Mostly making it comfortable for us, the rest was upgrading from the broken stuff to bigger or better more reliable stuff. I have NEVER known 1 person that has bought an RV for fulltime living and hasn't done something to make it work better for them.
    My advise, find the floorplan you like the best, the perfect size inside and out, meets your weight and length criteria, then start looking until you find the right price. Safe Travels

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    GREAT tip to borrow or rent an RV first. In my area I can get a 23' trailer for less than $500 for 3 days. Much cheaper than spending $20K only to find the size is wrong or things you did not think of do matter and visa versa.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Good points. I definitely need to find out how much the insurance costs; my current auto insurer will insure RVs, but not for full-time living. Bah, humbug! They insure my house–WTH is the difference??? Anyway…I'll be looking at new, because being on social security, I'll need the warranty protection for any repairs I might not be able to afford out of pocket, which would be the case with a used rig.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    my favourite part of the vid. was when the people parked their cruise canada RV on the side of the road and approached a big black bear really close to get a video!! i once saw this in banff and the mama bear took a pretty aggressive charge towards the tourists. i think this is an example of what NOT to do. do not approach the animals. stay in your vehicle.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    My greatest fear being a first time RV buyer (Class C) is getting somebody else "can of worms" With a new Jayco or Entegra Class C we would at least have a two year warranty to fall back on.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    im buying a travel trailer soon and tradeing in my truck camper, the one major thing i look for since ill be liveing in it dureing winter time. is it winterized can it withstand -30c to -40c weather for 1 person and a dog max size ill need is 21 ft to be very comfortable, was very comfortable in a truck camper so a travel trailer to me will feel luxorious

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Love her the face she makes during the intro. All wives understand that face lol

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    I’m not an RV’er but curious what makes them worth all of the trouble that your videos describe. There are a lot of videos about towing the trailer, repairing the trailer, maintaining the trailer, gearing up the trailer…the technical side so to speak. How about some that show what makes it great to use, why it’s worth all of the trouble, all the expense. What is it about camping in it that you really love? Maybe not owning one I don’t ‘get it’, but I’d enjoy seeing why you do.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Ha! Y’all were at a Bama Game! Roll tide! Love your videos!

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    If you guys come to Illinois, come hangout, we like dam west and boulder at Carlyle lake.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Did you know (and I just found this out) Airstream makes/made pickup slide in campers? No, really! Maybe Sean & Kristy can get on for Seemore…

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Great tips Sean and Christy. A friend just turned us onto your videos and have help up a lot. We just bought a Class C and will fly out to pick it up in Texas. I needed the king bed for the fur babies and we will take smaller living space. It is just the two of us now and we want to travel the country like we did when the kids were little. We are both retired so taking our time is key. Thanks for the information and tips are always welcome. Have a few small overnites planned and then its off to the east coast in a few months. Keep up the great work. M

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    I have down sized in recent years and went to a A frame type hard sided pop up. It tows easily with a 1/2 ton pickup. It is easy on gas. I have found what most people do not consider is their tow vehicle. Most RV dealers will always tell you that your vehicle will easily tow whatever travel trailer that you purchase. That may be true on flat grades but how does it handle strong winds or steep grades.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Can I pull a mini travel trailer with a 24' Class C instead of a car, legally? The reason I say this is because if I take someone with me, I need the extra room for my guest.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    I love the "domestic" topics. It would be helpful if you guys could cover cooking in the trailer. For example, what do you do with bacon grease? Any helpful tips on maximizing counter space? Thanks for all your wonderful videos! I'm addicted.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    My wife and I are in our 70's and full-timed for 5 years. Our choice of RV was motor homes (we have had five of them over the last 15 years, ever upgrading). The way we traveled was to go to an area and spend several days or weeks seeing everything close by then moving on to the next area. We thought a motor home pulling a car was the best fit for us. Everyone is different. We have many friends in the RV community with all sorts of rigs.
    The major disadvantage to a motor home is that if there are problems with the engine your whole rig is compromised. If there is a problem with the plumbing, electrical, or other house systems, your whole rig is compromised. It is difficult to impossible to replace one without the other.
    If I was to do it all over again I would probably chose a 3/4 ton pickup and a fifth wheel (for the extra room). If the engine blows you don't have to replace the whole rig, just the truck. If the trailer is compromised you can replace the trailer without having to buy a whole new drive train.
    That being said, the advantages of motor home travel shouldn't be overlooked. If my wife, the passenger, needs to go to the bathroom, I don't even have to slow down much less have to find a place to pull over. If either of us want a cup of coffee, a glass of tea or even a sandwich, it is as close as our kitchen with no hassle. (I know, you are supposed to stay buckled up any time the coach is in motion, but what is life without a little adventure. Besides we only move around in our coach when we are on a nice smooth road with little or no traffic).
    I guess what I am saying is that everyone has different ideas about what they want in a traveling rig. You just have to figure how you want to travel, do your research, and take the plunge. Come on in, the waters wonderful.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    So, we just bought our second Airstream (28 International Serenity) and 4th travel trailer. Your video absolutely nailed the things to consider. Please keep on rolling. Enjoy ur vids – THANKS!

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    I went from a 40' motor home to a 26' Airstream. The MH was great, but too big for me and the maintenance costs were too high now that I retired.
    Yes, the Airstream seems small, but it has everything I need and is much easier driving and getting fuel.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    I am 67yrs old and just this summer bought a Prolite Prolite plus s because I wanted to have a travel trailer that I can pull with my Kia Sportage.  I could have got a larger travel trailer but I would have had to get a larger vehicle with it. I haven't really had much time to go anywhere yet cause It took over 3 months to get the registration and plates due to the dealer putting the wrong vin number and not signing the title causing me a lot of problems, but I finally got everything and now the weather is getting cold. Also my wife has health problems so I am kind of stuck waiting to go places. Also budgeting.

  • April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm
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    Great information because I'm looking to buy a travel trailer toy hauler . I need a big shower , because I'm 6'3 . Do you have any recommendation which brand is good , because this will be my first time buying a RV . I also watch most of you videos , and I learned a lot ???

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