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Super Newbie Questions by Sabastina
Post New Message Greetings folks, glad to have found you all!

I've recently purchased a 1980 Safari trailer (sleeps 4 adults and one kiddo) with full bath, a/c, heat, new awning and the works. We are planning on being what I believe you guys call 'full timers' and are taking to the road around october 14th.

Because doing this is my life dream, and I got the camper on the spot for under $1000 (it's in great condition!), I went into this knowing almost nothing about carrying out my plans - hence, I've come here for info and advice.

I have a couple important questions that I think I need to ask first:

1. My dad said that because this is a 30 footer, that I will need a CDL to haul it. Me and my fiance thought that a CDL does NOT apply to a private trailer. Does anyone know about this (we're currently in MI)?

2. I have a Chevy Tahoe (S10); though it is 4 wheel drive, I'm sure this will not be a sufficient vehicle to use to pull this camper. I was thinking that I would need at least a 3/4 ton pickup to do this; however, we were wondering if it's possible (and safe) to haul a camper of this size with a conversion van? Anyone have any insight as to where I can find out more info about hauling my treasure around this fine country?

3. Is it possible and reasonable to get a generator for this camper? I mean, are there pro's and con's to this and what types of things should we consider before making such a decision?

Wow! That sure is alot to ask, but we're so excited and have no idea where to look for help and info, you all seem helpful and friendly, and we'd be happy to be a part of this community!

Thanks for reading, and considering our questions!

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Post New MessageSuper Newbie Questions Sabastina 8-21-07  
  Reply to MessageRe: Super Newbie Questions john 8-27-08  
  Reply to MessageRe: Super Newbie Questions Chip 8-23-07  
    Reply to MessageRe: Super Newbie Questions sabastina 9-8-07  
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