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Old 06-15-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Yes I agree with those who say there are advantages and disadvantages in all.
Some have a lot of luxury and features but...
...but for a two month trip none of those disadvantages or features will really matter.

Rent a basic gasser and return it when you're done.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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I posted this once before, and I'll say it once again.

I don't want to encourage or discourage the rental of RV's. But... as an obvious experienced RV'er, I would encourage anyone thinking of renting one to learn how to drive, park, back-in, and learn how to properly hook-up before taking out on the road. I've seen people in rental units have more trouble backing into their campsite than we've ever had with our 40 footer. We've helped our neighbors in rentals hook up their water, electric and sewer because they hadn't a clue. And driving them, even the smaller class C models that are the most rented models, can be different if you are used to a little zippy car. So... most of all...learn before you go...and then have a wonderful, safe and happy vacation!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I posted this once before, and I'll say it once again.

I don't want to encourage or discourage the rental of RV's. But... as an obvious experienced RV'er, I would encourage anyone thinking of renting one to learn how to drive, park, back-in, and learn how to properly hook-up before taking out on the road. I've seen people in rental units have more trouble backing into their campsite than we've ever had with our 40 footer. We've helped our neighbors in rentals hook up their water, electric and sewer because they hadn't a clue. And driving them, even the smaller class C models that are the most rented models, can be different if you are used to a little zippy car. So... most of all...learn before you go...and then have a wonderful, safe and happy vacation!
Good advice.
And....learn how the systems within the unit work. The different power supplies, water heater, fridge. Care and maintenance of the waste tanks. Lots of little things to learn and understand so you don't have problems on the road.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Wow, I have to thank ALL of you for your replies. I was away for the weekend and will read all the replies when I get the time this week.

Right now, we tow a 26.5 foot bumper pull trailer with our 3/4 ton diesel truck.
Thanks again! Ann
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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A very nice class C motor home right here. A bit pricey though.

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Old 08-02-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: The South
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Wow, I have to thank ALL of you for your replies. I was away for the weekend and will read all the replies when I get the time this week.

Right now, we tow a 26.5 foot bumper pull trailer with our 3/4 ton diesel truck.
Thanks again! Ann
You have all you need for a two month trip. I drove to Alaska towing a 22 foot fifth wheel with a Dodge diesel. On the road 65 days and covered 12000 miles. Just go.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Wow, I have to thank ALL of you for your replies. I was away for the weekend and will read all the replies when I get the time this week.

Right now, we tow a 26.5 foot bumper pull trailer with our 3/4 ton diesel truck.
Thanks again! Ann
We've had both a pop-up and (currently) a 33' travel trailer, and next spring will probably be going the fifth wheel route. Years ago (late 70s) I had both a 19' and then a 23' Class C.

Especially if you plan to go somewhere and stay for a while, instead of traveling every day or two, I like the ability to unhitch and just take the pickup when we go see something. Unless you buy/rent a class B, any motorhome is going to be much less handy than a pickup. And I could never get used to living for 2 months in a van conversion... just too small.

We're both retired, and do extended trips like you're planning. The extra floor space, defined rooms,
and extra storage of a 5th wheel suit us. YMMV.
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