This is something that is near and dear to my heart. Trying to find the best RV for full time living. For my wife and I to hit the open road, we need a lot. But we’ve looked a lot and may have narrowed down the options.

We had many things to satisfy when it came to finding an rv for full-time rving. Some for you may or may not be relevant. But I hope at least, it makes you think.

Here’s a great video of an older couple who talk about moving to a full-time rving lifestyle.

We Are Newbies!

Now, let me start by telling you that we have everything to learn. It may be a bit naive, but true never the less. We’ve only owned a pull behind pop up tent trailer manufactured some time before world war one. And it did eventually become a relic of the scrap yard. For the past four or so years, my family and I have camped our vacations in tents. Now, this is something I know I DON’T want to do full-time!

But let me continue. We have three children, so it does make this a bit harder for us. Most RV’s with bunk units are designed with two children in mind. And we wished to not have to be setting up beds from table tops or couches every night. I’m sure that will get old really quickly.

Our search started by looking for the best RV for full time living within the motorhome category. A motorhome would definitely satisfy many of our needs, but one we kept coming against was sleeping arrangements. The best we could find for full-time bedding in a motorhome was double bunks right beside the master bedroom. Not only does it allow sleeping for two kids only, if you have older children, it’s definitely a romance killer if your kids are less then ten feet away!

But many of the other traits of motorhomes drew our attention. If we didn’t have kids, I would definitely steer towards a diesel pusher or maybe even a mid size class C unit. Very, nice and would suit two people quite well!

Next we looked at travel trailers. To give us the room though, that we would need, it could possibly be a difficult pull. So, enough said here. We haven’t looked much further.

Next we started looking at 5th wheel units. Now, this has our interest. We definitely loose the option of being able to have coffee brewed on the road and the kids sitting at the table doing homework while moving. But with the Ford and Dodge trucks offering nice leg space in the back seats, all of our kids, including my son, who is approaching 6’1” has lots of leg room.

But again, there are very few 5th wheel trailers that offer more then double bunks. But they do exist! We’ve been looking at two or three units that offer 3-4 beds in the back. Far away from mom and dad at night. Hello romantic evenings!

So that’s were we are right now. Searching and researching the right unit for best RV for full time living. We are now looking deeper into the options that could make or break a full-time rving lifestyle. I’d love to hear your comments about what you’ve encountered. Please feel free to comment below.

So our search has continued, to find the best rv for living for our family. Part of the problem that I’m mentioned before is that we have three children and the eldest being a boy, I’d like to be able to offer him some privacy from his younger sisters.

Recently, we’ve found a really nice model from Glendale RV. The model is a 36E41 I believe. What makes it very special is the fact that the rear of the unit has two slides with two bunks on either side.

Between the two bunk sets is a two to three foot walled off area that contains storage space and a toilet and sink! Very nice. Another nice feature I like about this model is on one side, the bottom bunk folds up to the inside and you can access the space as storage from outside!

Other nice features that we like is the master bedroom in the front of the RV just feels nicer then many that we’ve seen. I think it has to do with the fact that you don’t feel like your head is in a cave like most that have slides up front do.

But selecting the best rv for living with your family in mind will definitely be a searching game. My wife and I both believed that we’d just find the ‘right’ RV when we found it. And with the Glendale unit, I believe that we’ve found it.

Other units that we’ve liked too have been from Jayco. Seems like Jayco is a little bit closer to the beat of families with kids then other vendors are.

One thing that we have to really look into is the full time living in any unit we select. It’s one thing to vacation for a couple of weeks per year or to live full time in an RV. And I’m not talking about what could go wrong, I’m talking about the minor annoyances that could exist that would be major frustration if you had to deal with it 365 days per year.

My main recommendation when choosing the best RV for living, is to really step slowly. Get the sales people out of your face and just sit in the unit. Open cupboards. Play with the gizmos inside the RV. Make sure nothing and I mean nothing makes you go hmmm. You are really looking for the potential show stoppers that would really be bad to deal with after you’ve paid for the unit.