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Old 12-22-2014, 08:58 AM   #15
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If I were going to full time, it would be a 34' for me. I had a 99 Excella 30' and liked it, but the extra 4' of living space and the dinette really makes a difference. Also the rear queen gives a pretty good size storage basement under the bed.

I have not weighed my 34' but GVWR is 9,800. Tongue should be ~1,100.
I remember correctly the 30' GVWR was 8,300 with a tongue weight of ~950 when loaded.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:05 PM   #16
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TW on 30' is higher.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:11 AM   #17
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We were FT 4 6 yrs in a 43' Allego Bus down size to a 30' 2000 Excella and F250 that we put a cap on 4 storage. We had loose 2/3s of our stuff squeeze the rest into the truck. Drive from Or to SD and Fl and live in AS for 2 months while we looked for a house. By the time we closed the walls were closing in on us. While on the road it was very difficult to get in and out of cap storage. The 250 was great on hills but at $4 gas and 7 mph very costly 2 drive. Bought a F150 and gutted the interior and redoing the interior with poplar. After the bus I don't think we could live FT in the AS but many can and have. But it has to be doing without a lot of stuff. Now in our 70's we need to be PT due to increasing health problems. In any case enjoy your life on the road.
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:20 PM   #18
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Probably meant 7 MPG

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Wow - must have taken forever.
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"We" are two adults and one cat. No table saw or drill press (sigh) but circular saw, two drills, assorted bits, blades, etc. Add in sewing machine and serger, material, thread, needles, etc. and suddenly our basement is full. The big challenge in going to an Airstream is that we're in a 40' MH now, so the largest Airstream is only 3/4 this length. We have cabinets all along the sides and rear, and all are full.

What I should probably look for is a utility body to go on whatever pickup I might get. May not be as pretty as the F250 in the picture above but probably more practical.

I was again looking at www.HighwayProducts.com website the other night. Note the amount of customization possible. I am interested in the Pickup Pack. I currently have a full topper and think I could do what I need with that and maybe the RollerCoaster with high center section on the outer cover.

Of course I'd really like to have a full body with diesel genset, etc. But at some point I will ask them to quote me on the above with a fuel transfer tank built in and call it good. A portable genset under the cover.


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