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Old 10-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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An old RVer at heart, steping up to a MH

Hi All
Tammy and I are in our early fifties and starting to look at getting a MH. I have been "camping" since I was a young boy of 4 or 5 years old, and most recently using a 24' TT to live in while working miles away from home. I'm a UA steamfitter and Tammy has her own restraunt, both of us want to slow down and do more weekends and time away from the bussiness. Once I can pry Tammy away from her "Baby" (The Brick Oven Restraunt) we will be able to Full Time.
I've been "Lurking" about a week and learning alot. I've knowen the Ins and Outs of RVing for a while and always been mechanically inclined. We are makeing lists galore, What to ask, What to avoid, What to do after the purchase, and trying to nail down what we want (or Should buy).
This forum is full of exellent knowlege, and I'd like to thank you all in advance for steering me in the right direction because I know I'll be asking questions about anything I'm not sure about.

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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You've come to the right place for information. The members here usually have answers about anything you can ask about RV'ing.

If you are thinking about buying new you can obtain a pricing sheet from most manufacturers, pick out what you want and then send it to different dealers for their best price. You can also go on the factory tours and watch the coaches being built to see what kind of quality/craftsmanship goes into them.

The main thing you want to insure is that whatever you buy meets the wife's approval and it is large/small enough for your needs.

Good Luck,

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
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Roscoe & Tammy;

Welcome to iRV2. We are glad you found us. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions. We have a wealth of information here and a great group who like to help when they can.

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Old 10-07-2012, 06:47 AM   #4
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Roscoe & Tammy:

Hi from South Dakota and a BIG WELCOME to the iRV2 bunch.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:46 AM   #5
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Welcome to the group Roscoe & Tammy. I think your thinking on the right lines, The older you get the more you realize how short life really is. You have to slow down, as the saying goes and smell the roses. Life is short, so do follow your dreams and make some memories together. Do have safe and trouble free travels after your purchase. Good luck.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:35 AM   #6
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Tammy and I thank you for your warm welcome. I'm sure we'll be chatting in the future.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:56 AM   #7
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Hi Roscoe & Tammy! Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad you decided to join the bunch here! Good luck on finding the right MH for your wants and needs! I would suggest that you spend a lot of time over in the Motorhome area of the forum for more information. Not too many folks hang out here. Good luck & God bless!
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Gowdy and welcome to the forums. Read up all you can here and look at as many MH as you can! Pick the floor plan that works best for you. We are in the same age group and although I am retired from law enforcement, the DW still works. She was let go from her company and now freelances which means we can be part time full timers... LOL. We just bought our first MH in may and drove it 6500 miles in 35 days. Like you, we statred with TT and pop-ups but moving up to the MH was absolutely the best thing we did. You WILL love it!

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