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Old 04-30-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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And here we go....

Greetings to all. I'm so happy I found this wonderful on-line resource. I'm sure the experts on board will help us avoid plenty of mistakes and help guide us down that huge RV pathway!

It all started with a plan to visit many of our terrific National Parks across the country. My wife just retired and I'm planning to retire next year so we thought we would "practice up" before the BIG trip. Last summer we purchased a tow trailer and after our first camping weekend we decided a motorhome would better suit our plan. So, last fall we sold the camper and purchased a 36' 2000 HR Endeavor and we just finished our first camping trip over Easter weekend. It went very well and we were so impressedwith the convenience offsetting up and taking down. Driving was not as bad as I expected. Staying between lines takes some getting used to and watching that tail swing requires attention, too.

We already bought a Roadway tow bar on CraigsList and just today bought a 2002 Honda CR-V. I'll be looking for some advice on brake systems.

Anyway, sorry for rambling on and on.... we're going to practice much this summer and next getting ready for the BIG trip. If all goes well we really take to the motorhome route we may choose to upgrade to a later model diesel.

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Old 04-30-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:19 AM   #3
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What a joy. We have a 36' motor home and a CR-V---great combo. I use Brakebuddy and found it easy and effective. If you go that route look into a device that charges the tow vehicle battery while you are moving----I'm getting one after years of experience without. On long tows days in a row just moving from spot to spot our battery would wear down in our CR-V. HAve fun---we are!!!!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:19 AM   #4
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Jupiter; You sure can't go wrong with a MH. The view while driving as well as you said about the ease of set-up. Just the convenience of everything while traveling is really worth it. Enjoy your MH and many safe travels. Looking forward to the retired life but got 4 more years. We use a brake buddy, works for us and you can use it in multiple vehicles with out much effort.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:47 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome and the brake buddy tip. I'll be sure to check it out. Again, great site and RVer's seem to be the friendliest group!
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. There a lot of nice folks on this forum willing to help when they can.

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