Never too early to research. We currently camp and vacation in a 2009 Funfinder 24′ tag-a-long. It is our first one and we use it at least once a month, April – November. My husband says he could live in it fulltime, until it is his turn to do the dishes and the sink is too short. We also currently have 3 dogs. To say the least 24′ is quite tight!!!! Hubby uses the word “cozy”.
We are thinking, with either class, between 36′ and 39′. We don’t want anything longer than 40′ because it could be hard to find a campsite in our travels. Once we get to our destinations, kids driveways, we should have no problem with space! I think manuverability would be better under 40′ feet.
We are currently flip flopping between the two styles, early in this process, so more research is needed.
We do know we would like a used, not new, RV because of depreciation. There will be lots of RV dealerships and RV shows to see what features we would like. I can not get over the number of floorplans there are for each manufacturer and model! Choices- choices!