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Old 12-06-2018, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hi .. live in Florida ... Looking to buy first class b leaning toward travato ... Easy to drive ... I am a total newbie gal .. so any guidance will. Be appreciated... Also if you come across a great little class b let me know... Thanks all
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:33 PM   #2
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Hiya. Welcome aboard.

I'm old from FLA and we live NW of Orlando. Your general location? FLA is not a small state.

Do some reading around here to get an idea of what you may want for equipment depending on how you are going to use it. We use ours for extensive boondocking, rarely staying in an RV park but spend some time at USFS, Army Corps, and national parks, some time at unofficial sites and a bit of driveway camping and have equipped our older Roadtrek to work well with all that.

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Old 12-06-2018, 06:05 PM   #3
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thanks ... I am over on central east coast side of Florida, the space coast ... yep driveway camping ... state parks ... also want to do the other side of USA the national parks and would love to go to Alaska ..
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:33 AM   #4
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My wife and I are considering selling our 2017 Travato 59K. We are in Tampa.
Feel free to email me at wwwpetem@yahoo.com for details
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:03 PM   #5
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My wife and I are considering selling our 2017 Travato 59K. We are in Tampa.
Feel free to email me at wwwpetem@yahoo.com for details
thank you ... just sent you an email ...
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #6
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I bought a 2005 Pleasureway Plateau XL last year. Spent the winter camping from Georgia to Alabama, Mississipi, Texas, New Mexico, Utah and then back through the northern m9st States. The Pleasureway was big enough for my solo camping and the few weeks here and there that a friend joined me. Built on the Mercedes Sprinter platform with a diesel engine I averaged 23 mpg. Easy to get around, fits nicely in Wal-Mart parking spaces. Did a combo of state parks, Army Corp, National Parks and boondocking. Loved it. Hope you will too.

Camped through Alaska and Northwest Canada in 2014 in a tent and decided I was getting too old for that ...needed a real bed. The Class would have been great for that trip

Good luck..and happy holidays
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:47 PM   #7
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We just went through the "buying experience" recently, so here are my tips:
1. Decide on what your budget is. You may need to consider a pre-owned unit. If you can afford a new coach you will be better off due to warranty, etc.
2. Write down how you plan to use the motorhome (mostly RV parks with hookups, mostly boondocking, mostly mobile - new destination daily, how many people, pets, etc.
3. Make a list of features you think you want before you start looking at what's available, what are your typical preferences for wide open floorpan versus closed off, do you need to tow, gas vs. diesel, generator vs. 2nd alternator, sleeping arrangement, bathroom arrangement, battery capacity, solar, tv, etc. The list goes on and on.
4. Use the internet to browse the available offerings, Pleasureway, Roadtrek, Winnebago, Hymer, etc. Make a written comparison of the features each one offers and narrow your selection down to 3-4.
5. Join the Facebook groups for each of your top selections. You can ask questions and get the opinions of the users for each of the offerings. This is invaluable.
6. Find a dealer that has them on the floor and go look at them, test drive them, etc.
7. Then revise 1-3 above based on what you thought you wanted versus what you see. You may be surprised about how your views change.
8. Send out requests for quote on your top selection. If you decide to buy a used RV try to get some sort of warranty. For new units you should get somewhere close to 30% off MSRP. New RV sales are typically down in the winter so you may be able to get a really good deal. Don't necessarily limit yourself to local dealers. People buy all over the country on a regular basis.

Good luck and enjoy whatever you select.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:09 PM   #8
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My pleasure way plateau is on RVtrader, 2017, TS 11000 miles. Like new. Health issues motivate selling.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:04 PM   #9
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Hi ... thank you so much ... I want to do Alaska ... next time you are in FL drop me a note ... be nice to get together ... I just made reservations to do Tampa show in Jan .... m as the next yr I can do it in a rig ...
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:08 PM   #10
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Thank you ... so much great advice... so what did you buy and why ....
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