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Lantley

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azdryheat wrote:

They'd be better off renting an apartment for a few months unless they plan on using the toyhauler for the next few years.

This. A new dually and a tow hauler is a 100K decision.
A used class A is a 25-50K decision on the cheap end.
How long will this house search take?
What is the RV budget? $25K pays a lot of rent.
100K pays even more. What are we missing?


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Lantley wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

They'd be better off renting an apartment for a few months unless they plan on using the toyhauler for the next few years.

This. A new dually and a tow hauler is a 100K decision.
A used class A is a 25-50K decision on the cheap end.
How long will this house search take?
What is the RV budget? $25K pays a lot of rent.
100K pays even more. What are we missing?


Agreed. After re-reading the initial post, I question too why you would go through the trouble of buying an RV and a truck only to live in it temporarily. Potentially a large investment and if they aren't RV'ers, having to sell it when they find a home. Their cash and/or buying power would also be reduced since they have to buy the RV and trailer. Get an apartment, get to know the area, Save your cash and buying power and then buy a house.


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Lantley wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

They'd be better off renting an apartment for a few months unless they plan on using the toyhauler for the next few years.

This. A new dually and a tow hauler is a 100K decision.
A used class A is a 25-50K decision on the cheap end.
How long will this house search take?
What is the RV budget? $25K pays a lot of rent.
100K pays even more. What are we missing?


Money not being an issue?

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rgatijnet1 wrote:

Forest River makes a two bedroom, two bathroom trailer that may suit their needs. it is the Wildwood DLX 4002Q model.


That's a lot of trailer. I wonder what the tongue weight would be fully loaded? 1,500 pounds?

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Wishing them good luck in finding a place to park it in the Sacramento area. Only thing possible is an old KOA in P'ville and the fairgrounds which is in a sketchy part of town. Apartment is their best option IMO.....Dennis


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Do they have any RV experience? I would have to agree that it's crazy to buy big and new if they have no experience.


Perhaps someone should inform the recent influx of Covidiots who ran out and purchased their first RV this season of that advice. From what I see the vast majority bought the largest thing they could find. Some folks on this sites heads would explode if they seen some of the new rigs I have seen and what they're being towed with lol.

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On topic, I agree on apartment. We just returned to CO from northern CA and our first stop was near Sacramento. Had trouble finding a decent campground and the prices were exorbitant.

On the previous post, it is incredible the number of large trailers being towed by SUVs. My favorite was a 30' airstream being towed by an Audi Q7.


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I talked to my Daughter today and informed her of a Forest River Wildwood with 2 bed rs,bath and half. Right at 40 ft. 6ft9in inside. She loved the model. Money is no problem as they made a fortune in the stock market and are selling there home in NY for nearly 2 million. I have 5 acres that they can park there RV or Grand S has 4+ acres that they can use.My SIL said a Dealer told him a 3/4 P/Up would pull a Toy Hauler with 2 BR etc , no problem. I told him no way, not safely


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samsontdog wrote:

I talked to my Daughter today and informed her of a Forest River Wildwood with 2 bed rs,bath and half. Right at 40 ft. 6ft9in inside. She loved the model. Money is no problem as they made a fortune in the stock market and are selling there home in NY for nearly 2 million. I have 5 acres that they can park there RV or Grand S has 4+ acres that they can use.My SIL said a Dealer told him a 3/4 P/Up would pull a Toy Hauler with 2 BR etc , no problem. I told him no way, not safely


If they buy new, just have the dealer deliver it to your parking site. Then when they are finished with it, they can have the new owner pick it up. No truck needed.

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valhalla360 wrote:



Do they have any RV experience? I would have to agree that it's crazy to buy big and new if they have no experience.


Perhaps someone should inform the recent influx of Covidiots who ran out and purchased their first RV this season of that advice. From what I see the vast majority bought the largest thing they could find. Some folks on this sites heads would explode if they seen some of the new rigs I have seen and what they're being towed with lol.


And if they came here for advice, they would get a similar response.


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