Friday, June 7, 2013
Motor Vehicle Advice
**UPDATE** From you folks who have owned small Class C rigs - is it worth it if you plan looping the country a few times? I know diesel is better. The advantage - I get to have Holly and the dogs with me 24/7. I get to save on hotel. I get to live among my own stuff and not live out of suitcases.
Downsides - I move slower. I pay more in fuel. Repairing parts and pieces is more frequent.
Anything I am really missing? Screw the CruiseAmerica - I have found hunting on Craigslist can find a few gems. But I'd like some insight from folks who have done it. I'll probably need either a pair of motorcycles or a small car for local jaunts.
Thanks - K
I am considering a used RV from CruiseAmerica as my primary means of transportation for CQB training. For instance, this first trip will have me looping the entire country in about 5 weeks: DC, Illinois, Idaho, Colorado, Sothern California, and WV - and I haven't even sorted dates in the queue for the southern part of the country.
A used RV would allow Holly and the dogs to travel with me, and I could avoid all the housing costs and imposing on kind Patriots. There are downsides, but not important for this post.
So - I am reaching out to you folks who are good with automobiles. Back in the day before computers (specifically Jeeps and Chevys) I was competent enough to keep my machines running - but I suck at diagnostics on automobiles.
So, what should I look for when considering a used RV from a drivetrain and suspension perspective? From what I can tell, CruiseAmerica buys predominantly V-10 Fords (gasoline) and they sell once the truck hits about 180,000 miles.
I am particularly considering the 23A model.
Here's a link.
Any insight would be helpful from car/truck gurus.
Posted by K at 3:51 PM