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Great Falls Tribune: Choosing an RV lifestyle right for you

From the bloggers at Great Falls Tribune.

Jim and Chris Dyess’ retirement “home” has two living areas, a sofa set that stores on the ceiling and wheels.

“Our model is called a toy hauler, with a 10-foot deep ‘garage’ we use to haul tools and equipment,” said Jim Dyess, 60. “When we are on a site, we turn that space into a second living space area. Chris can be in the front of the RV doing one thing and I can be in the back working on the computer, which is nice.”

Before a first-time RV customer makes a purchase, there are a number of lifestyle variables to consider.

Some basics to consider, said Bruce Aafedt, general manager of Travel Time RV in Great Falls, are:

• How will you be using the recreational vehicle?

“Is this for a snowbird who will be spending six months living in it in Arizona each winter, or is it going to be used to camp on weekends in the Little Belts?” he said.

• How much do you want to spend?

The cost of a motor coach can run from $50,000 for a pre-owned model to $600,000 and more. Tow-behind recreational vehicles models can range from about $12,000 to $75,000.

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