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Old 06-19-2017, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I'm Elaine and will be retiring in a couple more years. I thought I would get a jump on the forums early so I can learn. I'm planning on purchasing the Vegas 25.2. How does everyone like theirs. Is it easy to go shopping a break camp? How about boondocking? I will be a full timer.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:08 AM   #2
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We own at 24.1 and it's kind of like driving a UPS delivery truck. We generally don't have problems finding parking spaces in Malls and Shopping Centers as long as they are not too full. One nice perk is you can fix your own meals and take a quick nap in a parking lot.

Breaking camp shouldn't be different than larger or smaller rigs since you still have to disconnect the same hookups.

If you're planning on full timing you should consider towing a dinghy car. It's an extra hassle when travelling, but once you've decided to camp in a spot for more than a few days having a regular car is much more convenient than disconnecting your rig and risk losing your spot just to go to buy milk. If you plan to carry pets it also allows you to leave them in the rig hooked up to electricity with the AC running on hot days.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:20 PM   #3
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If even considering an Axis/Vegas unit go download Ed's crowd sourced manual: Link to Ed Felker's Vegas/Axis Manual
You'll learn everything there is to know about them.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:52 PM   #4
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We own at 24.1 and it's kind of like driving a UPS delivery truck...
Off topic but all that comes to mind is Dale Jarrett and "We want to race the truck!" lol
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:23 PM   #5
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Hi everyone! I'm Elaine and will be retiring in a couple more years. I thought I would get a jump on the forums early so I can learn. I'm planning on purchasing the Vegas 25.2. How does everyone like theirs. Is it easy to go shopping a break camp? How about boondocking? I will be a full timer.


Welcome to the forum! We traded a 33' Class A for a 2016 Vegas 25.2 just over 2 years ago, and call it our Goldilocks coach, not too big, not too small, just right (for us and the way we travel)!

We wouldn't consider a corner bed, and really like the walk around queen and bigger shower that the 25.2 has. We pull a small car four down (no dolly) and the Vegas has served us well for long trips and short.

I have a checklist for trip preparation, and another one for departure. Breaking camp is easier with a list, and only takes a few minutes.

You can search for previous comments on boondocking. If you are asking about a night in a truck stop, rest area, store or restaurant parking lot, there are mixed opinions. We have slept in front of many WMts and Cracker Barrels, and saved a lot of money.

There are several forums and blogs devoted to living and traveling full time in an RV. You'll learn a lot from them!
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