Our RV is a 2004 35ft Gulf Stream Yellowstone XL. We went with one this size as we felt that it was the smallest one in which we would be comfortable living in full-time. It’s a size I’ve read that is good for full-timers. This particular model also has a good amount of storage room which was very important. There is actually enough that we still have some room available. There is also a nice large awning that expands our living area outside by providing some rain and sun protection. We have a large outdoor mat to put down as “flooring” and a folding rocking chair and folding recliner. You can find some very nice folding chairs!
It has triple slide-outs, two opposing slides in the living area and one in the bedroom. The opposing slides in the living area really makes it feel like a real room, it’s amazing the difference the slides make. It has a U-shaped galley at the end which reminds me of a sailboat. The bathroom and shower are separate which I think is a better way to handle it although the bathroom is quite small.
We’ve had two 100 watt solar panels and a MPPT controller added to allow us to boondock for more than a day or two. I bought a remote monitor for the panels also so we can easily track what state the batteries are in and how much juice the panels are putting out. I also switched the batteries to two 220 amp 6v batteries which involved cutting out the piece of metal that previously went between the batteries with an angle grinder. They have been great.
We also have a 60 gallon fresh water tank, two 20 gallon grey water tanks and a 40 gallon black tank providing us with a decent amount of tankage. We also have two 30 pound propane tanks to run the stove, hot water heater, and refrigerator. The hot water heater and refrigerator are both dual fuel so when we have electric hookup they run on that rather then the propane. We’ve got an antenna to give us our television fix, so far we’ve been able to get quite a few stations with it.
I’ll add more details later. If you have any questions about it, fire away. I like talking about RV gear almost as much as I like to discuss backpacking gear, lol.