Hello to all;
My family and I are looking to take a year and half off and travel the country. We are a family of four, boy that is 9 and a girl that is 8. We have looked at Class A motor homes, Class C and 5th wheel trailers. We have ruled out big Class A or C because we don’t want a toad. So to get in the National parks we were looking at 30’ or less Class C or 5th wheel trailers.
We have been looking at a Class C motor home 22’ for the simple reason of ease of teaching the kids while one of us drives to our next adventure. The small size allows us to travel anywhere (even within cities) we want to go. Now my wife likes this idea because so much of our time would be spend traveling and naturally the motor home gives us more room while traveling. Also the option of cooking and sleeping at night if we wish. Because of the small size it would mean staying in hotels many nights. That means she would not have to make the beds or cook breakfast. Naturally the small RV size may lead to a prison sentence for murder. I am torn between the idea of not enough room for all of us vs. the ease of driving.
The 5th wheel trailer gives us a lot more room at night. The 5th wheel would be about 30’ long and of course the room would greater than the Class C. But setting up and tearing it down would take longer. Also we would in a 4 door truck during the day which is limited space and very difficult to teach in. With the 5th wheel we have the truck to get into the cities without hauling the trailer behind.
The question to everyone out there is what’s the best? I understand that this is very subjective but we want some true perspective from you’ll who have lived it. Especially those who ‘roadschool’ and how you’ve survived. We have our departure date in 2011 so we have time to make decisions, but really would like your perspective.