Saturday, December 3, 2022


Is your RV too big, too small, or just right?


When you think about the size of your RV, do you think it’s too big for you? Too small for you? Or is the amount of space just right?

Perhaps your RV seemed huge when you bought it – “It’s like a mansion on wheels!” you may have explained to your spouse. But now, a few years and a lot of online ordering later, it might be starting to feel a little cramped. “No, honey. We DO need a second bedroom and a third bathroom!”

Or, maybe you are truly a minimalist and your small truck camper is all you need.

So, what is it? Please tell us in the poll below. Thanks for voting!

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1 year ago

My 23.5 foot class C is just right because it’s just me. I strongly suspect that if I were to RV with someone else it would rapidly seem too small.

Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

For the most part, it’s just about right at 22′. But there are times when I wish it was a little longer.

1 year ago

Just right till time to wash n wax the outside.

1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

This is the real answer. Hahaha.

1 year ago

For the 17-1/2 years we lived in it, it was just right. Now for part-time and short jaunts, it is a bit too big.

Gene Bjerke
1 year ago

As a lifetime sailor, I bought a RoadTrek because it was pretty much laid out like a sailboat cabin. After 10 years it still feels cozy and comfortable.

1 year ago

At different times it can be any of the above. 🙂

Richard Hughes
1 year ago

Watching other old duffers, with their obscenely long Class A coaches trying to make the bends and back into spaces, my 30′ coach feels all the more right.

Last edited 1 year ago by Richard Hughes
1 year ago

We traded our Bullet 27’, open bed area,just recliners to a 36’ Cougar with 3 slides, a separate bedroom, recliners, sofa bed and table last October. It went straight to our new seasonal. We can’t wait for May to have a TT with room.

Grant Graves
1 year ago

At first I was afraid I had bought too big at 45′ long and 13′ 2″ tall but now It seems just right for full-time living and now I am comfortable driving it. The toad works great once we are parked for a visit. The only drawback is that we need a big enough site. That has not proved to be much of a problems so far. I do plan and make reservations so that helps.

Thelma Thomas
1 year ago

I can say that since this time last week our coach is “just right”. We traded our 30’ FR3 for a 36’ Entegra Emblem. We’re enjoying the bath and a half and a bed we can walk around.

1 year ago

Our 34′ Class A gas is just right for the two of us – but ahh, we have 4 great grandkids! Only one has been traveling with us – so far. That will change this year to at least 2 so the size is great. The only time is isn’t is when backing into a tight site with trees in front and back and a wife who thinks I steer with the back wheels – and with no patience!

My wife likes a bath tub, I like a shower and we have both; also the bathroom is not a pass-thru!

I also run 7.5 to 9.3 mpg average over 10 years! Depending on the wind. (GM 454).

John Crawford
1 year ago
Reply to  DW/ND

LOL My wife thinks I steer with the back wheels too.

Sink Jaxon
1 year ago

Our TT is 26′ so we can stay at most any National Park. Plenty of room for two people and a dog. We have a pass thru storage in the nose that doesn’t fit a whole lot, but we have a shell on our F250 that provides another 125 cu.ft. of secured storage. We searched long and hard for the perfect camper to fit our needs.

Wayne C
1 year ago

Too big on the outside and too small on the inside.🙂

T Edwards
1 year ago

Just went from a 26′ TT and one slide to a 36′ fifth wheel with 4 slides and huge basement storage. Also traded up to a Ram 3500HD dually which gets the same MPG hauling twice the weight as our old gas truck.

MN Anon
1 year ago

We love our 24′ Class C. It’s easy to drive, small enough to go almost anywhere, and big enough for the two of us and our Shep/Huskey mix to hunker down in on rainy days.

Matt C
1 year ago

Our nearly 50yo coach is about as small as an A can get. But we love it. We often get in places and then think that if the coach was a size larger, that could be tough. Yes, we might like more storage, but we aren’t fulltiming, so we just have to plan carefully. As long as we have enough room to get by with the two dogs, the guitar and autoharp, we will make it work for us.

Neal Davis
1 year ago

It was just right on our trip to Alaska 2 years ago. Especially so after our traveling companions totalled their RV and had to move in with us for 4 or 5 weeks, giving us 4 humans and 2 dogs.

However, we plan to downsize from 43 feet to 35 or 36 feet to expand the set of campsites in which we can fit. Currently that move is planned for 2022 or 2023.

1 year ago

I voted that the Motorhome is just right, but I could use a couple more storage bays.

Joseph Eafrati
1 year ago

We are in a 37′ gas-driven motorhome and it has a lot of room including a bath and a half. But there are a few things that we like to have when we go full-time. Like a bigger fridge more room in the rear bath a bigger couch, more storage. We are looking at going to a 40′ diesel pusher. More towing capacity and torc to get over the mountains.

Steve C
1 year ago

I guess I’m the black sheep of the RV crowd. I’m perfectly happy traveling in my 11′ truck camper, 24′ including the pickup. It’s just me and I have plenty of room for me and all that I need/want for my full-time traveling. I can usually park anywhere and almost all RV parks have room for my rig, even though they say they are full.

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