My boy... You've come to the right place! Tell ya what I'm gonna do! Opps.. I'm not selling car an I?
I suggest an MH about 22 ft. long. They sleep six. (or 12 newly weds) These can be parked within two parking meters if you have to. Gas is fine, deisel might be better. Your choice.
Get a C cab. These look like the front end of a truck's nose with a house on it. A A cab looks like one big box. If you ever have to get towed, just to hook up an A cab costs about $99. $52 for a C cab. This is fact.
Make gawd-awful sure teh roof doesn't leak anywhere! I can't stress this enough!
In the 70's the popular ones were Dodges. Very reliable. If you get one that old it's ok but be sure the power train is good (engine and trans.).
If you can find one with a generator, that's great! This will power the house lights, etc. while camping, etc. If it has AC, good; better yet another AC for the 'house'(roof AC). People may whine, "But that costs so much in gas, etc." Hey! Just camp out on a hot day and see what I mean.
Propane frig.- Doesn't use very much propane at all. The house furnace (heater) sucks it dry! Without using the heater we can go for 3 weeks without refilling the propane tank. Use the heater for 4 days, this drops it to a little over a week! consider getting a catylitic heater with a fan they sell at sports stores for about $50-$70. These are so safe you can use them in tents!
Consider getting an extra propane tank to carry inside, and an extend-a-stay kit. When you are camped for a long period of time you hook up the extra tank to a 'T' at the onbaord tank. Now you can stay till hell freezes over.
Most MH's have only 30 gal water tanks. This is rather inconvenient, but who wants to burn a lot of gas hauling around 100 gallons of water? 30 gallons is good for 4 showers and one or two loads of dishes. We carry two 7 gallons jugs we can fill and bring back to the MH. It takes two trips if you're close to a water source and have a second vehicle. if we are taking only the Mh we fill the jugs too.
Black water tank- gotta dump it at the right places (poop water). Grey water tank- Legally you can dump it anywhere but no one wants you to know that. Grey water is dish water,etc.) I was a camp ground host. This is so. Just don't let anyone see you do it. Everyone thinks they know the laws and they hassle you about it. You will find the grey water tank fills up right now. The black water tank takes a while. If you can, dump both at a dump station.
Here's the biggie. This is true and this works! I've done it many times. No one believes me until they try it themselves. -
The toilet deodorizers work well, but if youi are out, take about a 1/2 head of green cabbage, chop it up and dump it in the toilet. 20 minutes later you won't smell anything!!! Last for about 2 weeks! The chemical stuff is best because it helps break down the toilet paper, etc. (and we know what etc is!) Use the desolvable paper too. Less chance of clogging up the outlet of the black water tank, and you don't want to have to unclog that puppy! And you won't get your wife to do it, guaranteed!
Neat trick to save you $900. If your frig starts to warm up... tie everything down in the MH and go find a bumpy road. A corduroy road is best. Drive down this road like hell! The vibration will de crystalize the amonia in the frig and get it flowing again, and the frig starts working again in about 1/2 hour.
Newer MHs are nice but many have various circiut boards which take the place of old mechanical devices. These like to go bad. Usually you see this on brand new MHs. There's always something that doesn't work on those.
Run everything to make sure everything works, and again, the roof better not leak. Look for signs of old leakage. Pan in the wallet to fix.
Are you sure you still want one?
I'll check back later.