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Old 11-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Surprise, Surprise

I have put a couple posts up, but haven't really introduced ourselves or spoke to much to our situation. We are long time campers just getting to old to rough it but still wanting to get out. A few years ago, we did a four day country music festival in my sister's pop up, which the set up and break down about killed us both and convinced us that, if that was the only option, we were staying home. A couple that we were friends with purchase a new trailer (not a 5th wheel). We liked it, but we don't have enough truck to pull a trailer without ultimately destroying the truck, so in the course of conversation, Class A's came up. And we started looking. And we lucked out! We got a clean, gently used Fleetwood Flair. Its awesome! The reason for the title "Surprise, Surprise" is because we didn't know we wanted a Class A until we bought one! We are doing some renovations to it, we have repaired/replaced front/cabin AC, fixed frig, patched leaky commode, new antenna, new TV... My dear mom used to call Dad's boat "a hole in which one throws money" and I think our toy may be something similar, but it the best money we've spent in a long time.

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to the forum. You in the right place.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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Congrats and welcome.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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will be a great way to travel and enjoy your life welcome to irv2
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Congrats and enjoy! Now ... where are the pics???
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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Welcome to the class A world. We wish we had bought ours before the two 5ers.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:23 AM   #7
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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Be careful, this type of lifestyle can be addictive!!!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:30 AM   #9
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Seems you have a 'Flair' for this RV'ing thing!

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:39 AM   #10
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Welcome to our world
The boat analogy is a good one but the hole is only as deep as you want it. Once you make comfy you don't have to buy every dodad that comes down the pike.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #11
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Yep, you've definitely got the "bug"!

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #12
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Congratulations on your class A. Please join the Fleetwood owners forum here at IRV2. Cost nothing but a lot of your questions certainly will be answered.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:40 AM   #13
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Congrats, our story is different but the same.Went from no idea we wanted a MH to counting days to retirement! welcome to the site and remember, it's love that keeps her on the road! Mav.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:33 PM   #14
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Well.. Wife and I started (As an official married couple) in a Tent.

Then a few years later I picked up a used (and not gently) Pop Up (PUP) we used it till the canvas got so bad that replacement exceeded value of ride.

Then we got a SCAMP. 13 feet long and under 1 ton GVW. You can pull it with dang near anything.. Bit of a stability issue, easily fixed with a friction anti-sway bar.

Finally, in 2005, I towed it up to General RV and came home in a brand new Class A.. Set up it is 13 feet... Just like the Scamp.. Only WIDE (38 long)

Home is where I park it!
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