Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-27-2007, 02:53 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: freeport, texas
Posts: 28
Looking to buy a good quality travel trailer in the 24-29' within the next 9-12 months to full time in for a year, or more if I like it, and I was wondering if it was worth it to join the RV Consumers Group?

Does anyone belong or have knowledge of this group?

Thanks,

Dan
__________________

__________________
Beachcomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-27-2007, 02:53 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: freeport, texas
Posts: 28
Looking to buy a good quality travel trailer in the 24-29' within the next 9-12 months to full time in for a year, or more if I like it, and I was wondering if it was worth it to join the RV Consumers Group?

Does anyone belong or have knowledge of this group?

Thanks,

Dan
__________________

__________________
Beachcomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2007, 06:44 AM   #3
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,590
I was member when I first started looking at MHs.

I no longer am a member.

They are the only group offering consumer information.

BUT,

a lot of their ratings are based on formulas, and calculations, not actual evaluations, and they present their opinions as fact.

I believe they offer some valuable information that should be considered as just one part of your information sources, not the bottom line, or gospel.

Many of the rigs they rate as unacceptable, are in fact acceptable to their owners.

If you have no experience with RVs, then joining would be beneficial.

Other folks will disagree with me and speak very highly of RVCG.
__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 04:20 AM   #4
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
I never joined RV Consumers Group, but when reviewing their web site I got a similar impression about them that Dirk described. Much of their emphasis is on safety, which is not as critical for a towable as it is an a motor home. I also heard, as Dirk said, much of their opinion was based on calculations rather than on tests.

If you are looking for reliability information, check out rvreviews.com. They may have information on some of the makes and models you are considering.

Also, since you have a little time before your planned purchase, I recommend attending as many RV shows as possible. You can also visit dealers, but be careful not to get caught up in their sales pitch until you are ready to buy. Look in the cupboards for raw edges. Look in the corners for loose parts, crooked trim, gaps, etc. That will give you an idea of the build quality.
__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 04:43 AM   #5
Administrator Emeritus
 
rebelsbeach's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,714
Hey Dan, WELCOME to iRV2!!

I truly believe you've found one of the best sources for RV related information on the web....right here!!

I would encourage you to post questions about certain specific models you may be interested in and I believe you'll get some very good answers right here in the forums.

We have several "manufacturer specific" forums,as well as "motorhome" and "towable" generic forums where you can ask all the questions you choose...

Feel yourself around the forums and let us know if we can help!

Good luck in your search!
__________________
2017 40' Renegade Verona LE LTS
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4 door
Blue Ox Avail and SMI Air Force One
rebelsbeach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 11:04 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
j2detoit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Detroit Lakes MN
Posts: 214
Yes indeed Welcome The one thing you will find is that there will be as many recomendations for different brands,styles,and sizes that there is sand on a beach I feel you shoul have an idea of what you want and what you can tow You can alwas fill in the blanks as you look at the different options and modles outthere Most of all HAVE FUN
__________________
JJ,

2006 30 ft Cherokee TT
j2detoit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 06:18 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: freeport, texas
Posts: 28
Thanks for the replies, especially the link for RV reviews.

I don't mind spending money for something like RV Consumer Group IF it is worth it, and that is what I was trying to find out.

Thanks again,

Dan
__________________
Beachcomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 01:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Tom N's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Appalachian Campers
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sarver, PA/Crystal River, FL/Shelocta, PA
Posts: 4,604
The RV Consumer Group does no testing. Do not confuse the RVCG with any type of Consumer Reports type of product testing.

What they do is gather coach measurements and statistics from the manufacturers brochures and plug that data into a spreadsheet that calculates their wheelbase to length ratio and other stats. That data is them feed to a database that creates their reports. The handling characteristics are hypothesized from the wheelbase-to-length ratio. If you look closely at their reports you'll see that the sentence structure is the same for all reports. Only the figures change.

-Tom
__________________

__________________
Sarver, PA/Crystal River, FL/Shelocta, PA FMCA 335149 W3TLN
2005 Suncruiser 38R W24, no chassis mods needed 2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L

Tom N is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diesel Fuel Prices, What Consumers Should Know Route 66 iRV2.com General Discussion 2 12-27-2008 11:28 AM
Consumers Rights Chubbs Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 11-22-2008 11:50 AM
Motor Home / Trailer Toy Hauler Combination Offers Consumers an Alternative DriVer RV Industry Press 7 04-04-2007 01:21 PM
New to this group. Misguided Texan New Member Check-In 5 03-27-2007 02:37 AM
New to this Group MCDDY Monaco Owner's Forum 5 12-26-2006 08:25 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.