gelswick
Well after many years of rv'ing with 5th wheels, Class C and Class A's, just sold my Thor Tuscany 42R that had 4 tv's, fireplace, bath and a half, washer dryer, 4 ac units, whole house vacuum, Sat TV, etc. and officially switched to the Retro 193. Many people have asked won't you miss the luxury of the Tuscany and the size? Didn't really notice, just another place to lay our heads and cook meals.... And... I really wont miss the $3000 in rear tires I put on it, 4 new batteries, $200 fill ups 2-3 times a day, finding a park with enough overhead and side clearance to maneuver that beast. Looking forward to some Retro use soon.

Gary
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sjmiller
Love reading this.  Hope you enjoy your Retro!
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mkevenson
Congrats on STEPPING DOWN, (in size only). Enjoy and HAPPY CAMPING!
Mark
Please buy Made in USA
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Alabama Jim
Welcome to the Retro World.  May God Bless you with many fun and safe trips.
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fireblot
$200 fill-ups? Yikes!!   You’re gonna love your little Retro! Welcome!
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gelswick
90 gallon tank and 8 mpg, you do the math....
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Doreen
In my opinion, simple equals more freedom. We love our 177se. Set up and tear down is easy, it has everything we need and is a happy place in exterior and interior. I hope you enjoy your retro!
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Ralph L Staub
Agreed. The whole object of a house that moves is to enjoy the location, not the inside of your massive beast. You could do that in your driveway. Now if you are full timing, well then maybe a beast ain’t so bad. I need my own bathroom, a bed, a place for clothes, and a decent kitchen. Done.
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gelswick
Another thing to take into account in the Retro's and other smaller rv's is the lesser carbon footprint. For years I recycled paper, etc. and then one day I realized look at the resources I'm wasting driving this coach back and forth across the US. In the heat running the generator while driving so we could be comfortable with all 4 AC's running.... I could state more but you get the picture.

Have a 100w solar panel now but will probably get flexible solar panels to mount on roof to minimize fossil fuel use.
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