First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by Tarheelcowboy, May 10, 2009.

  1. Tarheelcowboy

    Tarheelcowboy New Member

    Looking to buy my first RV. I am stuck between a 22 ft and a 26 ft. It is me and my 2 boys (14 and 10) and a chocolate lab. I know the old saying, "your first rv will not be your last." I want to get one with plenty of room but I don't want to be hauling around too much RV. The 22' is fine now but as the boys grow older are we going to be cramped? Are there other factors I should be concerned with? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

    If you were looking for a motor home (MH), I can say we settled on a 32 foot Class C for several reasons. It was real maneuverable, it had more resale value than a 20+ foot and it had plenty of room.

    After Hurricane Ike wiped us out down here, Sallyberetta and I brought my son and his wife into it while we 'camped' in our driveway. There was plenty of room for 2 weeks while we all waited for the power to come back on.

    We've had up to 8 people ride with us on a 200 mile trip. Of course it was just a ride, and no one stayed overnight, but there weren't any problems finding places to sit.
     
  3. Tarheelcowboy

    Tarheelcowboy New Member

    Re: First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

    Thanks but I am looking into travel trailers. The more I read, it looks like a slide out is a must with kids and a dog.
     
  4. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

    well I have had a tt with not slide and it was the pits and it was just 2 of us. we sold that one and got one with a slide and that was so much better. We also sold it and bought MH and we are real happy with that. If you get a tt get one with slide
     
  5. pipelinemama

    pipelinemama New Member

    Re: First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

    Personally i would go for the 26 ft for 3 people and a dog. As far as the slide goes, if you are going to spend alot of time in it, it's amazing how much difference just one slide-out makes. But for occasional camping, with a lot of time spent outdoors, you will be fine without the slide if you'll go for the 26. Just my humble opinion! We had a 22 ft. tt just for camping before we got the one we have now, and it was a bit cramped with three people when we were all in it. Just do a lot of looking, and before you buy it, bring the kiddos in to check it out for size!
     
  6. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

    Re: First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

    If I went with any a 26 footer ,a little more elbow room
     
  7. CAC RV

    CAC RV New Member

    Re: First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

    My wife told me if we are getting into RVing that we had to get the 45 ft with 4 slides................and its just the two of us. I would think 3 people and a dog in a 26 ft would be small.
     
  8. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: First rv: 22 ft or 26ft? HELP!

    Hey Craig if what the your want fits your budget then get what she wants and all be happy. I went thru 2 TT before I got a 36' MH with 3 slides fully loaded. But it was used with 12,000 miles on it. But that all that would fix my wallet. :(
     

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