We've concluded that a 32' rig with slides ia about the ideal size for an older couple. I've been retired since 9/98, but I retired early. We started out with an elderly 26' Class C, but it wasn't a good floor plan and had a Ford 460 engine with a carburator and enough smog gear to choke an elephant.
We took a couple of years away from the RV life, but got back into it four years ago with the rig in our signature. We haven't used it as much as we'd like to, and it looks like we won't get to use it at all this year because of a big family event at home in August.
We're getting discouraged by the price of gas (about $4/gal locally), the possibility of another hike in Washimgton State gas tax and the increasing number of CG's whose overnight stay has gone above $40. Just a 10-day, 1200 mile trip now is over $1000, just for gas and CGs.
We might take a couple of local trips, three nights each, in September and then make the "keep or sell" decision.
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and ex-RVers.