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Old 07-13-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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Will be picking up our new to us Class C on Saturday. As first timers my hubby and I are more than a little anxious! There's so much info on here that's it's almost overwhelming! Our plan is to park It at a campground near our home for 1 month and spend as much time as we can getting to know our RV. My hubby is not yet retired Ian's this will allow us to come and go during the week and spend some weekends out there. Thoughts on this plan? Any other newbie ideas would also be appreciated

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Old 07-13-2016, 03:01 PM   #2
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Congratulations! I hope it's a great experience for you.

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Old 07-13-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good plan!
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Depending upon how near the campground is to your home, and whether or not it's allowed where you live, you might want to consider 'camping' in your driveway a night or two before moving it to the campground. That makes it really easy to run in and get the things you forgot to put in the RV.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:11 PM   #5
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Congratulations and good luck with the new to you RV. I also want to point out that all three of your posts so far on this website could/should have all been on the same thread. It would make it easier for folks to follow what you've been up to, and not think you didn't answer some of their questions.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:19 PM   #6
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Congrats, your plan sounds good. As you use it you will find more and more things you need or want, that's all a part of the fun. Just go use it the rest will fall into place, and you can pick things up as needed. Good luck and have many safe and happy travels.
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Depends on how much rent the campground is. Why pay rent for 7 days when you only use it there 2 days a week? If you don't have room at home for it, find free parking somewhere, maybe at a neighbor's driveway, then find free parking somewhere more pleasant for the weekends, running the A/C and generator for just a few hours a day.

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NuBe you will be fine. All of us started RVin with little knowledge and a perhaps a touch of anxiety. The group here will gladly help you up the learning curve. In addition, the Escapees are a wonderful support group I would recommend.
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I camped at the office in my first rig to get comfortable with it. Free power, water and sewer.

I think your plan is good if it's affordable to you go for it. It has the added benefit of having more experienced campers near you to help out or just answer questions if needed. You will find most of them had the exact same questions and concerns that you do. Just might make some new friends as well.

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I don't think you are going to learn much by sitting in one place for a month. After a night or two, you are going to know everything you need to know about the coach part. Then get in it and drive somewhere. Do some rural roads, hills, mountains, and interstates.

Take it to close by campgrounds, stay in back in sites, pull through sites, uneven sites. Take it in and out of service stations and other places that may have overhead clearances to navigate. Oh, you did measure your exact overall height to the inch and have it marked clearly where the driver can refer to it easily didn't you. Find an owners group and sigh up, you'll learn more than you care to at first, but mostly it will be good information.

If you spend your month shake down on the weekends you have available, you'll build confidence and be ready to get out there and enjoy.
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I predict in about 6 months you will be wanting to change your screen name...

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