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Old 03-14-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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We purchased a brand new 2017 Travato 59G last weekend as part of our plan to sell our house and travel full-time. We're a little nervous now that we've actually committed to this half-baked plan. We had considered lots of other options - everything from a Class A, B, or C to remodeling a Skoolie. We briefly considered a truck/trailer combo. Finally we decided that a Class B would offer the most flexibility. We like the idea of stealth camping and having a small footprint.

Neither of us have much experience without creature comforts. I've spent 6 days hiking a short portion of the AT and I've been on a few adult weekend camping trips. Mark went camping as a child. Otherwise, we're pretty much starting from scratch, knowledge-wise. We're both fairly good at embracing change as adventure, and we've had almost nothing but positive support from the friends and family we've shared our plans with so, here goes nothing...

We're looking forward to getting to know other travelers and seeing as much of the country as we can. Maybe we'll see you on the road.
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Check the Youtube... you will find many communities of full timers roaming USA at all seasons of the year. You might be able to meet up with some of them at some time in the future.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:16 PM   #3
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Congratulations!
We've had our 59k for just 1 yr and 15k miles. We love it and overall has been a great vehicle and experience. It's good to be fairly handy though. A good bit of fiddling with things to get right.
Once wife retires this fall, we will do longer trips, so far has only been 4 days max boondocking. Have found fresh water to be the limiting factor for us.
We will be heading to DC, to Greenbelt NP, on Apr 22.

Hope the best to ya!

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Congratulations!
We've had our 59k for just 1 yr and 15k miles. We love it and overall has been a great vehicle and experience. It's good to be fairly handy though. A good bit of fiddling with things to get right.
Once wife retires this fall, we will do longer trips, so far has only been 4 days max boondocking. Have found fresh water to be the limiting factor for us.
We will be heading to DC, to Greenbelt NP, on Apr 22.

Hope the best to ya!

edit: forgot k in 59k
Thanks! We've considered water and we're thinking we'll take along a couple of collapsible 5 gallon jugs and fill up with filtered water at Primo self-serve water stations. They look to be pretty common at Walmart stores. There may be a better solution than that but it's the best we've thought of so far.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:31 AM   #5
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We purchased a brand new 2017 Travato 59G last weekend as part of our plan to sell our house and travel full-time. .....we decided that a Class B would offer the most flexibility. We like the idea of stealth camping and having a small footprint.
Congratulations! as a fellow G Owner, I can report mine has performed beyond expectations, and for my purposes, is the most versatile B on the market! Though I am not full time (yet), I can't imagine there's a better plan out there for that purpose. USE that underbed storage area, it is huge. Hope you love it!

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....Neither of us have much experience without creature comforts. ... We're both fairly good at embracing change as adventure
The only thing I've ever felt like I miss is a recliner, or a big fluffy couch Anti gravity chairs are nice, but nothing compares to a big fat overstuffed rocking, reclining lazy boy..

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We're looking forward to getting to know other travelers and seeing as much of the country as we can. Maybe we'll see you on the road.
If you haven't already, you MUST join "The Travato Owners and Wannabes" facebook page; a very active and supportive Travato Group. They have casual meet ups and events happening in different parts of the country monthly. I've had so much fun meeting up with other Travatans, I'm hosting one myself, next month in a wilderness area in the Ozark National forest. Welcome to the Winnebago Tribe; Say Hi, and stop and boondock with us next time you're in the Ozark Mountains!
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Congratulations! as a fellow G Owner, I can report mine has performed beyond expectations, and for my purposes, is the most versatile B on the market!
I'm so glad to hear your Travato has exceeded your expectations! And thanks for the invite. We definitely plan to attend meetups and rallies.
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