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Kiplinger: Could you live in an RV?

From the writers at Kiplinger.

Recreational vehicle sales sagged during the Great Recession, but lately they have ticked back up, thanks to gas prices that have stayed below $3 a gallon for nearly a year. If you’ve thought about investing a small fortune in one of these mobile motel rooms, perhaps because you’re contemplating a nomadic retirement, think about renting one to try out the lifestyle for a week or two.

A number of national chains rent RVs. A weeklong rental from Cruise America, for example, typically costs about $1,000, depending on where you rent and how far you drive. Other national chains include El Monte and Road Bear. Renting is also a good option if you’re looking for an affordable

First, the bad news. Let’s get the drving part out of the way because it’s pretty miserable. Most rental RVs are Class C motor homes: The cab and chassis of a full-size van are merged with a big box that houses enough beds to sleep up to seven, plus a kitchen, a toilet, a shower, a television and whatever other features the builder chooses to include.

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