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Old 03-27-2016, 04:05 PM   #11
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I too would want to have a comfortable place to sit and watch tv. But maybe you're not a tv watcher kind of guy ) and I'm a "need a lot of creature comforts" kind of gal. Run a Jayco forum search on "195RB" - looks like there's lots of interesting discussions to look at and I noticed that apparently it is indeed big enough for two.
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:47 PM   #12
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I too would want to have a comfortable place to sit and watch tv. But maybe you're not a tv watcher kind of guy ) and I'm a "need a lot of creature comforts" kind of gal. Run a Jayco forum search on "195RB" - looks like there's lots of interesting discussions to look at and I noticed that apparently it is indeed big enough for two.
Since I started on this path, I have run a lot of searches...to be honest I'd need more room for two, especially in the winter. I love my wife but after 25 years we each like a little me time!

I appreciate the input so far. I am learning quite a bit with a long way to go.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:20 PM   #13
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The underbelly wrap/insulation is available at most RV shops. Here is a good article on cold weather prep. Tips and Tricks for Cold Weather RVing
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I used to know a single guy who lived in his trailer most of the time for work, he just moved it from location to location. He was a welder on various energy pipelines around the country. I remember he had replaced most of the plumbing fixtures with residential ones and had made some other modifications to dinette/couch, residential fridge, etc to better accommodate the differences between routine use and occasional use. He was a young, single guy and was not unduly put out by lack of creature comforts, and had the skills to do the mods himself.
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I think that later on you will decide you made a mistake by not getting something bigger. I had a jayco 23rb I lived in for a month and then got something bigger with a slide out. The 23rb even has a small couch in it.

The 74 inch bed was too small for me with my feet hanging off of it all the time and I'm only 6 ft tall.
I don't hit the bars any more so when I wasn't working a 10 hr shift I was in the trailer since it was almost winter and cold outside. It seemed really cramped.
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I think that later on you will decide you made a mistake by not getting something bigger. I had a jayco 23rb I lived in for a month and then got something bigger with a slide out. The 23rb even has a small couch in it.

The 74 inch bed was too small for me with my feet hanging off of it all the time and I'm only 6 ft tall.
I don't hit the bars any more so when I wasn't working a 10 hr shift I was in the trailer since it was almost winter and cold outside. It seemed really cramped.
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I'm 6'4 too. That toilet looks very cramped... You can't stand straight in the shower. Don't be fooled by the extra headroom the skylight gives you I've been there and done it. It doesn't work. Especially if you are going to be using it daily. Not to mention slouching wherever you walk in the trailer.
Those bench type dinettes are not long leg friendly. The bed doesn't look very long either.
Maybe you have more self control than me, but I would go crazy living in there.
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The real dilemma with long term living in an RV is storage. The lack of it in a smaller RV will drive you crazy. Getting a good price\deal will soon be a distant memory when you are cursing every day, wishing you had more space.
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A comfortable chair is a must.
Sitting at the dinette booth or on a futon couch for extended periods made my back hurt.
A good matress, a good chair. Those matter as much as anything.

I've been living in RVs for work for 6 years now.
You won't spend much time in a bedroom or bathroom.
In winter, you'll spend an eternity sitting.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:06 AM   #19
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Thank you all for the replies.

Based on the "RV" full of wisdom here, I decided to pass on the smaller trailer. Three years is a long time and I took to heart what was said.

For towing, I would also prefer four tires on the road. All my farm trailers are tandem axles - may be a stupid call, but comfort towing is an imperative.

I have some additional time to make a decision and will be looking at other models of Jayco as well as other manufacturers.

I will be asking a lot more questions and very much appreciate the wisdom and links.

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Old 03-31-2016, 09:48 AM   #20
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I find this informative, thanks for sharing the thoughts and recommendations. Please post updates, thanks, dave.
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