Newbie - Fiberglass RV
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2020, 07:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Corey
Trailer: In the market
Texas
Posts: 4
Newbie

How's it going yall? I'm new to the RV world and I'm having trouble finding what im looking for in an RV. I'm planning on living pretty much full time in an RV when I'm not working. I work on ships so I'm no stranger to living in small spaces for long periods. Due to the way my company is organized I can likely be on a ship for anywhere from 6 to 8 months out of the year so it doesn't make financial sense for me to buy or rent a home anyways when I would just be wanting to travel in what little time I have off.
Anyway I really like the old 4x4 18ft toyota sunraders and they check all the boxes for what id want but given that they're few and far between im open to other suggestions of similar rigs. Ideally I want something under 20ft but the main things is I want to be able to stand upright and have a kitchen with fridge given that ill be living in it essentially full time. I really don't like the idea of having pull outs as I don't want to have to do extra setup when I get somewhere.
I know there's newer stuff out there that would check the boxes of what I want but I also don't really want to be spending $150k on some of the newer rigs like this. Preferably something under $70k
So I'd really love to hear yall suggestions on models to look into. Thanks in advance!
CoastalAggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2020, 06:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Fredrick
Trailer: Escape 21C
Tennessee
Posts: 318
Noob?

Looking for a class B or C? Have a tow vehicle or not? many choices.
Fred762 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2020, 07:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19; 1977 Trillium 1300
The Mountains of North Carolina
Posts: 3,343
Registry
I'd look for a 2000+/- Chinook Class B. They were bought out in late 2005, and IMHO, quality dropped significantly.

Of course, with ANY RV that old (and relatively expensive and has a drivetrain), a thorough inspection is mandatory.

Chinooks back then were the top of the Class B market, very expensive for that time. Fiberglass body.
thrifty bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2020, 08:54 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Name: Corey
Trailer: In the market
Texas
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred762 View Post
Looking for a class B or C? Have a tow vehicle or not? many choices.
I think I'd prefer a class C. A trailer isn't completely out of the question but I would need a bigger truck that what I've got now. Ideally I'd like to stick with an RV though because I do have a small boat id want to take with me sometimes.
CoastalAggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2020, 08:14 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Name: Corey
Trailer: In the market
Texas
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrifty bill View Post
I'd look for a 2000+/- Chinook Class B. They were bought out in late 2005, and IMHO, quality dropped significantly.

Of course, with ANY RV that old (and relatively expensive and has a drivetrain), a thorough inspection is mandatory.

Chinooks back then were the top of the Class B market, very expensive for that time. Fiberglass body.
The chinooks don't look too bad i would prefer a proper bed though. Maybe if I replace the couch/bed cushions with an actual mattress and make it basically a permanent twin sized bed. Would you happen to know if there's 4x4 conversions of it?
CoastalAggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie advice needed Cam A General Chat 4 11-19-2005 01:20 PM
perplexed newbie here Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 9 07-08-2003 06:02 PM
Questions from a newbie Legacy Posts General Chat 9 05-26-2003 03:39 PM
Newbie checking in General Chat 0 01-01-1970 12:00 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.