Thank you for all the great comments on my post yesterday.
Although shopping for an RV is fun, it is also quite scary.
EEK, what if I actually find the right one?
I really want to hear any and all of your thoughts, either thru comments or emails. Your experiences and insights will be very helpful.
I have been looking at the forums too.
I also am thinking about a towed. I really want to choose the least expensive option there! We had talked about using a tow dolly with the Prius, but that probably wouldn't be a good option for a smaller gas class A.
A correction for yesterday's post. For those of you that know this area, the Winnebago dealer I went to is Pan Pacific in Morgan Hill.
When I started this blog, I hoped to have the house on the market this fall and be able to go full time in Spring, or whenever the house sold.
Because Craig is still working, and all of our weekend time is taken up by the house, I still don't see any trip time until after he retires at the end of the year.
One of the things I was thinking is that there are more big dealers in Southern California than up here. Since we will be going down to San Diego for a week before the Rose Parade we would have several days to look at dealers there. Also we wouldn't have any pressure to hurry home after the parade and could spend a couple of days in the LA area. Possibilities!
I'm thinking that if the right rig comes up before then we should go ahead a buy it, but if not, that's OK too. But since I think the best way to pay for it is to finance it instead of pulling the money out of our retirement account and pay income tax, it might be easier to do the financing before he retires.
Hmmm ... I hate paying interest, but I hate paying taxes even more!
If we don't find the right rig by November, I might just pull a second on the house. We have plenty of equity, and they don't need to know he plans to retire.
Any advice is welcome. We may ignore it, but it is welcome.