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Our decision to upgrade to a fifth wheel



We were able to sell our class C RV within about 10 days. We sold our RV in August 2020 to a young couple with a small child who wanted to do long weekends and some exploring. We had several people come look at the RV or lowball us on an offer but we got a fair price for our RV and we felt like we got the most out of it.


We started to look at class As and fifth wheels and really debated what would be the best for us to live in the RV full time and travel. Check out our pros and cons of each:


Fifth Wheel

Pros

More living space

Empty slate to make our own

Separate from a motorized vehicle


Cons

They're HUGE

Selling very quickly, so hard to purchase

No experience driving it

No vehicle to tow it with

Less storage underneath the RV


Class A

Pros

One unit

We could keep our Jeep Wrangler we loved

I could make lunch while we travel


Cons

Less work space/no place for a desk

If something happens to the motor, we're out of both a vehicle and a house

No experience driving it


We opted for a Keystone Montana we were able to purchase at Camping World in Harrisburg, PA. We found a few other models that were available but the quality of the woodwork, the price and the layout fit our renovation plans.


Here is what we needed for our RV to be a living and working space:

  • Double door fridge that wasn't residential

  • Room for our king sized bed

  • Room for two desks

  • Storage for full time living


We purchased our fifth wheel in January 2021 and looked for someone to help us with renovations ( more to come on that!).


The biggest issue, finding a truck to pull the fifth wheel. We found a Ford 350 dually at Limeridge Auto Sales in Mount Joy, PA eventually!


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