Resident Slow guy
Join Date: Jun 2003
Sportbike: 250x_Dirtbike Triumph_Tripled_955i 90_H-D_Bagger CR80_Mini_Motard
Years Riding: Street_LOOOOOOONG_Time Track Backmarker
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Well its probalby not a good investment as they devalue quick, but that said.
RV's are just awesome, wake up at the track, Its raining... so what, fire up the satellite dish and set it up to record motogp or put on the faster dvd. if it is 1000 degrees out, while you are out riding fire up the AC and come in between your sessions and cool off quick. stuck in traffic, fire up one of those tv dinners or microwave a sammich.
One thing that is a good thing to check before you buy and that is often overlooked is one of the common ways RV Manufacturers kind of cheat = weight capacity.
They get the chassis from Ford or GM or whoever and build the coach on to it
The chassis is rated for a certain weight capacity.
In the closet door there will be some weight ratings,
Check the complete capacity the RV is capable of carrying, This includes, passengers beers food maps everything.
Another is the current weight of the vehicle as it is equiped, AC, Generator etc, it will all be listed. along with their corresponding weights.
Factory in the weight of the fuel
Water tank (35-70 gallons)
Whatever is left is your carrying capacity
on some coaches it is so mismatched and you only have a couple of hundred pounds left over and you basically can't carry anything.
Add your theoretical weight 5x 180 or whatever for 5 passengers
I"ll see if I can find a thread on it for you.
basement storage is handy.
awnings are nice on sunny days but you have to take them down when it gets windy or stormy. (quick too)
Another thing to include sometimes is the cost to run the generator (probably on the road on hot days as well)as you will probably run both AC's, the dash one and the one on the roof with 5 people. When we were going through Sturgis it was a godsend.
There will probably be 6 or so seat belted seats.
5 people in close proximity can ......be tough sometimes.
you are really going to have to ration things like showers, and be able to dump the tanks often. on motorhomes you need some kind of chase vehicle for supplies firewood etc, can be a motorcycle with a milk crate if you are in a spot.
If after doing your research you are still interested.
GO FOR IT !!
RVing is GREAT
Last edited by Ohfugit; 01-29-2007 at 11:27 AM.