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Old 03-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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First Trip in Motorhome

After several years of fun pulling a 26' Travel Trailer we began to seriously outgrow it. Traded it in over the weekend for our first motorhome (34' class A) and I have to say, despite my hesitations related to the costs, this first trip we're on (2 hour drive to Branson) is making me happy we went through with it. Among other things it's a much more comfortable ride for the kids and I love the additional living space and how much quicker it is to park and begin enjoying the campsite.

I envy all of you who get to do this all the time. My wife and I dream of one day being full-timers but we're another 15 years from retiring so for now we'll just be taking weekend trips and a couple of 1 to 2 week long trips per year.

Can't wait to take a longer trip when school's out in May. We're thinking about Myrtle Beach or possibly the Grand Canyon.

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I have learned so much from all the helpful people on here. Enjoy and have fun.

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #3
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Your time will come, as will ever larger RVs and payments.

PS: Without photos, it never happened.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #4
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You sound like your in a very similar situation as I am. We get away for the weekend every chance we get, and a couple week long trips during the summer.
We love the MH for the same reasons as we contemplated a trailer or 5th wheel. But the kids like being able to play cards watch TV go lay down, and the DW can make lunch heat stuff up in the microwave, not to mention having the bathroom, and just the ablity to move around makes traveling so much nicer.

I'm sure you will enjoy it lots I know we do.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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Congratulations! You still have some wonderful times ahead of you with the kids. When they are off on their own you will have plenty of time to travel. Enjoy all your adventures and have safe travels.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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my vote is for the Grand Canyon. Took the 2 grandkids last summer. Enjoyed the cooler weather and it is a site to be seen. We stayed inside the park at Trailer Village campground. If you don't have a toad, they have great bus (free) service that has a stop at Trailer Village. Just don't leave your sewer hose out or the ravens will poke holes in it overnight. I know been there on that one.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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Congrats on the Class A, wishing you many happy camping trips with the family.
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the site and the friends that you'll probably make here. Congrats on the transition to the motorhome and can only hope you continue to enjoy it. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!!
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You have a great future ahead of you, enjoying your wife and kids. Just watch it. Those conveniences will spoil a woman. ha ha
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Thanks everyone for all the congratulations and well-wishes! Just refueled today and checked my gas mileage. Whew! The days of 12 MPG pulling a travel trailer behind my Jeep Cherokee are long gone. Oh well having fun and making memories with the family... priceless.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by bcmccon
Can't wait to take a longer trip when school's out in May. We're thinking about Myrtle Beach or possibly the Grand Canyon.
Congrats on your new Motorhome! I highly recommend the Grand Canyon. It's an awesome trip and absolutely breathtaking. If you aren't afraid of helicopters you should try Maverick Helicopters! It's probably the most fun I've ever has with my pants on!
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I saw that Branson got hit by a tornado a few weeks ago. How does everything look there? Are they getting things rebuilt?

We got hit by a tornado there about 7 years ago at America's Best Campground. Took off seven awnings in the campground and blew down a gas station they were building near there.
I'll stick to earthquakes...They only last a minute or less.
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We did a 26 state tour last year with the kids. Of all of the places we went, including the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty and Disney, one of the prime highlights was staying in Custer, SD. Wind Cave, the Begging Burros in Custer State Park, Needles, Crazy Horse, and Mt. Rushmore. Truly amazing.


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