Research and more research. That is what we did. I crunched numbers and watched many YouTube videos. All the many types of motorhomes started to blend together in my mind. I think I changed my mind between a Class A, Class C and 5th Wheel about 50 times. There were advantages and disadvantages to each.
We attended local RV shows which helped to solidify what we liked. We found a 31 foot Coachmen Mirada; one foot longer than my desired length. But the floor plan provided a spacious feeling when the slides were out. Even with the slides in, there is room to move about. The show price was below what I had planned for with all my number crunching. We were about to purchase the model at the show; but it was sold out from under us.
No worries though. The manufacturer rep said he could provide us the show pricing on a unit built for us. To me this was fantastic! We splurged a bit and added some items that we may not have needed. But when the unit was delivered it had most of the options that we wanted. I really wanted the motorhome prewired for solar, but this option was not available.
In late April, we took delivery and now the journey begins.