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Old 09-29-2018, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hello from Maui
We live on Maui and the RV we are interested in would be located in St. Louis
Here's what we are thinking

We lived in St. Louis for 40 years and retired to Maui
our son still lives in St. Louis and just got married
the day we get that phone call from him "Hi grandpa and grandma" we want to spend time near his family

we don't want to buy another house since his work might have him move in a few years
we don't want to rent a house since something near him would rent for $30k/year
so we are thinking that an RV might be a possible solution

We are thinking that we would get an RV slot about 30 minutes away
We would park the night there, probably hook up shore power
and drive to our sons home to help with the kids during the day
we would fill up with water and plug in during the day

The yearly RV slot would run about $8k per year
we are looking for an RV less than $150k
and it has to be 4-season (whatever that definition is)
St. Louis winters average about 20F with a low of 0F to a high of 32F

We have never owned an RV and we want one that sleeps 4 and has seatbelts for 4
On the weekends we would travel around the midwest and probably take a trip to Alaska at some point

The ability to do this from January to April in St. Louis seems to be questionable
since there is NO definition of "4-season" in the RV world

I'd appreciate any thoughts and I don't mind a brutally honest opinion
I've kind of narrowed the selection to Winnebago's View/Navion 24D
but I don't want an RV that will leave us stranded on the ALCAN highway.

Thanks and hello
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome. Sounds like you have a lot of "studying" to do since there are many things to consider. My only comment is that the View/Navion is very small for 4 people, with limited tank sizes and a limited carrying capacity. Good luck with your search.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback.

90% of the time it's just my wife and me
but we want to be able to take another 2 people
on short jaunts
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:10 AM   #4
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I would see if there is a inside storage place near where you want to be. I would also see if there are any restrictions where your son lives so that maybe you could hook up and stay in the driveway/ street/ or back yard if he has the room. You will have to winterize it when in storage and not being used. I don't think there is such a thing as 4 season RV's. We use our all year around every month we just keep the heat on and start it once a week to keep all the fluids moving. Even if I only drive it around the block a few times it keeps things moving.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:23 AM   #5
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I would see if there is a inside storage place near where you want to be. I would also see if there are any restrictions where your son lives so that maybe you could hook up and stay in the driveway/ street/ or back yard if he has the room. You will have to winterize it when in storage and not being used. I don't think there is such a thing as 4 season RV's. We use our all year around every month we just keep the heat on and start it once a week to keep all the fluids moving. Even if I only drive it around the block a few times it keeps things moving.
Thanks for the feedback.
Our Son's HOA forbids overnight parking of RVs
during the day is fine

I will look into inside storage - never thought of that

thanks again
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:43 PM   #6
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I figured there might be a HOA that is why I said restrictions because most developments don't allow it. I am lucky I park my at the house no restrictions. In the process of putting up an RV barn. Good luck hope you find a good place to park it when not in use.
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