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Next phase of life travel on the road in a RV thinking camper van. Sprinter or smaller

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by Lip Shooter, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Heading out in a few minutes on way to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons for 10 days. My RV is at the duck club during duck season. Get back going to park it in the mountains for a a month and go up on weekends. I got a nice traditional travel trailer - 28 feet so have enough room. But most of the time we are outside. If I was going to live in one 36-38 feet.
     
  2. Lip Shooter

    Lip Shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    100% agree with not buying now just trying to finger it out. I like the renting idea so thanks for that suggestion guys. I would be in the camper 2-3 days then in a hotel for clean up, then back out in the camper. My wife is a neat freak and loves keeping things in tip top shape so that part is covered.
     
  3. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Rentals can work great. I know a bunch of trap coaches and parents who rent them several times each year.
     
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  4. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    There's a lot of B vans converted out there. Look around. I have dreams of using one, but it doesn't quite fit my needs. Or maybe it does. I can't decide
     
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    74FAED3C-17DF-4F1D-9950-415E21EF3E52.jpeg If you are looking at Van sized RVs, look at a Casita travel trailer. All fiberglass like a boat, basic systems with few things to go wrong. Has shower,toilet,ac and queen sized bed. Can pull with an SUV, 1/2 tpickup. Paid 9k for mine used. Spent 5 weeks one summer traveling in it.
     
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  6. Lip Shooter

    Lip Shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    Very nice option thanks for the post and info!
     
  7. num70

    num70 Elite Refuge Member

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    My buddy bought a Sprinter. Really nice. But he's using it for long weekends. A month in one, with another person, strikes me as totally impossible. I don't care if that person is God's gift to mankind. No freaking way.
     
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  8. AzSprig

    AzSprig Elite Refuge Member

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    I was the west coast rep. for Sprinter from 2002-2010 with Dodge and 2010-2015 with MB. Without going into too many details, I can tell you the newer Sprinters from 2017-current are darn near bulletproof. The chassis and engines are wonderful and the upfitters are building a quality product now, prior years were nightmares to deal with. Size wise, it's hard to beat what you get on that platform. One rule of thumb that I always heard from the motorhome owners is always buy bigger than what you think you'll need.
     
  9. fatlab

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    I've been dreaming about a van set up for years, would love it for duck hunting cause you can still tow the boat. Getting the whole family in one comfortably is the trick. But solo its a dream
     
  10. stevena198301

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    My father in law owns 9 of these fiberglass campers. I like the Trillium ones better. Too bad Casita is the only ones still making them. I’d like a 19’ Casita to try out once.
     

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