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May 25, 2020
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I am adventuring into RVing. I haven't committed to a "unit" yet so I have ALOT to learn and being a widow flying SOLO, I hope to find friendly advice and friends along the way. So "Hey Y'all from NC" 🙋
 
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
3,624
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Welcome to RVForums @RJRC2015 - great to have you join the group. Any units got your eye so far that maybe some of the fine folks here can help you decide?
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2019
Messages
500
Location
DFW, TX
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
New Aire 3543
RV Length
35
TOW/TOAD
2020 Jeep Gladiator
First of all, welcome to the forum. I vote a class C...you and your pets will be in the same space all the time, as they shouldn’t ride in the trailer while in motion. Also depends on how comfortable you are backing up a trailer...I’m a city kid, and can’t back up a trailer to save my life...
 
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First of all, welcome to the forum. I vote a class C...you and your pets will be in the same space all the time, as they shouldn’t ride in the trailer while in motion. Also depends on how comfortable you are backing up a trailer...I’m a city kid, and can’t back up a trailer to save my life...
That's what I'm leaning toward. My fur babies are ALOT of company to me and this will be new for them as well. I TRIED to back a trailer with my truck and did $1000 damage..😳
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2019
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500
Location
DFW, TX
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
New Aire 3543
RV Length
35
TOW/TOAD
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Depending on how many and how big your pets are, you might also consider a class B, since it’s only you. Just as an example,

 
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
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Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
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Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Class B's seem to be the rage now. I'd get couped up. If I was going small I think the shortest I could stand is a Newmar New Aire :)
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
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2,341
Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
Welcome to RVF, @RJRC2015; happy to have you join us. It would help to know what kind of RVing you plan to do. Short trips? Longer trips? Live in the RV full time? The type of use will influence what would work best.

TJ
 

Jim

Joined
Dec 18, 2019
Messages
859
Location
North Carolina
RV Year
2009
RV Make
Tiffin
RV Model
Phaeton QTH
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2016 Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock
Joined
Apr 29, 2020
Messages
35
If it were just me, I’d do a Class B. It would seem you could maneuver most places easily without worry and much simpler to manage. If I were solo female, I would not prefer a trailer or fifth wheel, but lots of solo females do. I just don’t have that kind of grit. Plus I don’t know how to tow the trailer we do have.
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2019
Messages
255
Location
SW Florida
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
24' Enclosed (Mini & Harley)
Welcome. We are hoping to visit the Mt Airy area later in the fall for a couple of weeks (Mayberry campground).

My only advise on deciding on your first RV would be to spend hours and hours going through different ones.
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
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2,341
Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
My only advise on deciding on your first RV would be to spend hours and hours going through different ones.
I agree with @FL-JOE...except...make the "hours and hours" be "days and days." The point being, see a LOT of different options before beginning to narrow your choices. It is every bit as important to determine what you DON'T like as it is to find what you do. It doesn't cost anything but time to check out all the available options.

After some looking, you will come to know what you like (and, can afford ;) ) and what you don't/can't. From there, you an narrow your choices to a type, brand and model. Good luck in your search.

TJ
 
Joined
Nov 4, 2019
Messages
635
Location
No Where In Particular
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4369
RV Length
43’ 9”
TOW/TOAD
2016 Colorado
Welcome to the forum, glad you have joined. As you are new to RVing, you might even consider a short trip in a rented class C, it will help with what to look for. Enjoy the experience of looking and don’t get overwhelmed
 
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