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Old 10-30-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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Back Into RVing

My wife and I have been RVing for decades but had to get out of it, for awhile, due to a few glitches in my health. Last year we decided to gently get back into it with a small 24' Keystone trailer with a Murphy bed over a small sofa & U-shaped dinette that could be easily hauled behind an SUV. It's a nice little trailer but when our first weekend turned out to be 3 days of off & on rain, we realized that we outlived spending a lot of time in small trailers about 30 years ago.

Last weekend, after a lot of research, we found a used 2019 Siesta Sprinter 24ST on a Mercedes diesel chassis and signed a contract. A week from Saturday, we bring our trailer in as a trade and start again. We think that with the king bed, theater seating, rotating passenger and driver seats, outside entertainment center, generator, etc., we'll at least be comfortable.

I've read some of the posts here and look forward to learning from everyone, as I follow along.

I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as we get settled in. The one question I have now is: Do any of you with 24' Sprinters, or similar motorhomes, operate without a dinghy? Do you find the 24' RV small enough to get around town or too big? Or is it too inconvenient to breakdown hookups to leave a campground to go sightseeing, or whatnot?

Thanks for your help.

Dick
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:38 PM   #2
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Welcome back into the fold!
We've got a Sprinter-based RV, and managed without a Toad this season.
(We did tow a golf cart along...)
But for next year: it's gonna look more like this going down the road!

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Old 10-30-2019, 09:57 PM   #3
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Looks good!

I hate to say it, but even behind a small motorhome, that toad looks tiny. I don't know if I could squeeze my 6'2" frame inside it.

But the paint job looks fantastic.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:04 AM   #4
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Thanks! We figured that towing something the size of a Ford Expedition wold look silly...
When we got it: the paint was pretty beat-up. So since it had to be painted anyway...
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:32 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. I don't have your model, but we aren't towing anything at this point and it worked out good this year. When we camp locally the wife usually drives out after I've set up. For longer trips we've stayed at campgrounds close to a car rental, or one that has a shuttle to downtown.
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