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Old 06-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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Talking Any interesting RV facts I should know about?

Hi everyone ,

I'm new to this forum!
I want to know more about RVs! Can anyone give me some tips and suggestions? Such as what to look for and what to be awared of before I make my purchase? Is there warranty with all RV purchases? Does it cost a lot?

I'm considering buying an RV for travelling, but I know nothing about RV.


Thank you everyone!
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.. Here is the link to a thread on iRV2..Lotsa great info...You really need to be a little more specific..Are you looking at a Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Class C, Class A ? All have different issues, so your question really can not be answered .
I'm going to buy my first RV and have some questions

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:50 AM   #3
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Also be aware that you will invest time and money into your RV. Whether its new or used. Be sure to educate yourself on what to look for and if you are not sure ask the forum. Also plan on having an inspection done prior to buying. If the seller baulks at this walk.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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Double check whatever most sales persons tell you.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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#1 on my list is the bed. For comfort the bed shoud be full time. Not a fold down or a guacho. Never a corner bed. A corner bed is hard to make and the person on the outside gets little air or heat.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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weigh the money you want to spend
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weigh the motorhome you want to buy
When they weight the same your ready to go RVing.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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READ everything you can about buying a RV before you even think about going looking at them. RV's are great but there are some folks out there that will sell you junk in a heart beat. First thing you should consider is what kind of camper are you ,once in a while, Every weekend, FULLTIMER. That will help you to decide what class RV then you have to figure out if you will be going to mostly CG's or will you be out in the wild.
The BIG issue most folks forget is where are you going to park it when not in use. My wife NOW see the light to this since my new rig won't come up the driveway we have to come up the curb and across the whole yard to park now.
Just remember we will help ASK LOTS of QUESTION.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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Rent an RV for a weekend.

It will cost you about $400 or less.

If you like it then rent one for a week. After that period of time you will have a feel whether or not you like it.
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Just start looking. As you look decide what type of RV you want. Then decide on the floor plan. Then look at budget and start over. Its fun and may take a long time, but that is part of the fun. Good luck and be sure to ask the forum any questions you many have.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #10
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Renting one is a good idea, or if you have a close friend see if you could do a short trip with them. DO NOT take the sales men at his or her word. They will lie, lie, lie. Might look at a used one too.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:16 PM   #11
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No matter what you buy whether it be a new 44 foot DP or a 22 foot C class it makes no difference. You are paying your good money for something that will break down at the worst possible time. Yep, Its gonna happen to you... This is part of the RV lifestyle.
You will have the most fun and meet the nicest people you have ever met in your life with the RV lifestyle.
You will make memories that are worth nothing to anyone else and you would not take a million dollars for them.
You will go see things and places that you never imagined God created on this earth.
You will swop your money and time for great friends, great memories and great adventure that you can not buy any other way.
Who knows,,,,,, You may get to meet me and My Willa on the road somewhere.

Like some suggested ....... RENT ONE FOR A WEEKEND OR A WEEK and get a taste of the RV lifestyle and remember this ....
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE ''PERFECT MOTORHOME''.....

Thank a vet for your freedom..
ps. welcome to the forum. this is the greatest bunch of people in the world

I'm Done for now....
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Make sure any coach you buy has had all the safety recalls performed.
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