|Above, my parking space has enough room for the RV and car. Photo by Jessica.|
Deciding in your first RV can be easy or it can be excruciatingly difficult. For me, just before I retired, I decided that I wanted to do a lot of traveling once I ceased punching a time clock.
At first, I was interested in a Class B RV. Class Bs are van conversions. They can be simple (from a homemade converted van to a complicated manufactured one). When looking them over, I was leaning toward a manufactured Class B. They are nice inside with all the comforts of home, such as a bed, bathroom and kitchen. And, they would fit in my parking space at home. But not very roomy. I still leaned towards one until I saw the price tags. The ones that I really liked were priced over $100K. That was a bit out of my target price range.
I then decided on a Class C. They're bigger inside and have everything one would want: a comfortable bed, dinette, bathroom and kitchen. I had a micro-mini Class C 25 years ago, so I knew what to expect. I settled on a 23' Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R. It still fit into my parking space at home (so I needn't bother with storing it somewhere) and still park my car in front of it. Anything bigger would not have worked. Plus, it was within my price target. I am very pleased with my choice.
Each person's needs and wants may differ, including how they planned to use it. One couple decided on a truck camper and RV Life has an article on how they decided on getting a truck camper instead of a 5th wheel trailer.
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RV builders make it tough to pick your first rig. When an outdoorsy couple from Northern California wanted to make the leap from a simple A-frame pop-up tent to a “real” RV, the choices seemed endless. Trying to choose between a truck camper versus trailer or motorhome was agonizing, but here’s why Ari and Kim Shapiro finally committed to a brand new 2017 Arctic Fox 990 truck camper.To read more, go here.