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Old 11-18-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Which A/S do you recommend for young family?

Hello everyone. I'm new here and new to camping with an RV. I've been camping all my life in tents and backseats. Now that I'm married and have a 19 month old, we want to get out and enjoy this earth and be a family. I think we can build memories that will last a lifetime. We anticipate another kid or 2 over the next several years.

My question is, what do you guys recommend as a good starter camper, that we won't outgrow too quickly? The bigger the better, I guess. I have an F350 so I can pretty much pull whatever. I will be buying a used older one. From what I've seen I could get a nice redone 29 footer for about $9000. I'd like to stay under $12000 if I could. Please give me some advice on camper size, years to look for and any issues there might be. There is so much to learn about these things. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Matt

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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...My question is, what do you guys recommend as a good starter camper, that we won't outgrow too quickly?

The bigger the better, I guess.

I have an F350 so I can pretty much pull whatever...
hi buck and welcome

without a doubt this one...

while NOT within your budget it's a good size/set up for FAMILY camping.

anything from 70s to 90s might fit your budget.

but depending on CONDITION the purchase price may DOUBLE in repairs.

floor plan matters as much or MORE than size.

so look at the vintage archives and a/s CORP website for the many floor plans and models OVER the years.

some of these floor plans and layouts can be adapted to other models with a little DIY effort.

but IF the shell/floor/frame/axles are in need of replacement/repair,

U will spend a LOT of $$ and time for fixes, BEFORE ever going camping.

read lots, LOOK at lots and TRY ON as many old streams and new streams as time allows.

good ideas and better understanding of YOUR needs come from exposure to MANY trailers.

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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