Originally Posted by Slimpockets
I want to buy a classic motor home but the wife being the practical one wants to rent first. -- Now it's up to me to make this the family vacation to end all vacations. We have 9 days and 3000 miles. -- The cooler this trip is the better (so I can get my a/s.)
I have been thinking about your post. I am wishing you the best, but I am afraid you are setting yourself up for failure.
The reason I say this is that the best thing about Airstreaming is r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g
, which you aren't gonna get much chance to do with an average of 333 miles a day to cover every day for 9 days.
We have been Airstreaming for 6 years now. We generally plan on 300 miles a day when making a cross-country passage, that is, getting from "point A to point B". When we are sightseeing, 2 or 3 days at each camp, touring around the vicinity, then commonly only 100 miles or so to the next stop where we repeat the process. With our trailer, we unhitch and tour with the tow vehicle. With a motor home you need a "toad" (towed vehicle) to do that.
My feeling is that you might want to rethink this, and plan on a less ambitious introduction to RVing.