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Old 09-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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My hubby and I went to an RV show in Hershey, PA this past weekend. We really liked, just by looks and price, a Thor Windsport that was I believe about 32' long. Anywho, after looking at 50 plus motorhomes, we talked more seriously about our dream that when we retire buying a motorhome and touring the US.

Let's back track a little, we are both 31 years old, no children, no pets, I (Dori) have lived in the same small town my whole life, hubby (G) has moved a couple times as a child before his 13th birthday, his father was in the Air Force. G is currenly working toward a nursing degree and then we are heading South East to live.

Ok, all that to say that we already have plans to move but now we are going to move into an RV and live full-time in that, sell our home here in PA and not buy another one. G will work as a nurse for as long as he has to before signing up to be a traveling nurse. We are both working descent jobs right now full-time and I will continue working where ever we live, doing whatever I can find, hopefully in the financial world.

So, we are just starting the research and that's how we came upon this forum, G found it and I signed up!

Sorry it got wordy!
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Howdy and welcome to the forum! Sounds like your plans are shaping up. You might consider renting a few RVs before you sink money into one as a permanent living arrangement. You can find what layout suits you, and also find what it's like to be in very close quarters! Have fun.
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Welcome to the forum dori and g, this is a good place to get information. We looked for over 3 years before deciding on a class a. Oh and by the way the dw of mine is dorry, I bet you don't run into that name very often, we sure don't.
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Howdy and welcome to the forum! Sounds like your plans are shaping up. You might consider renting a few RVs before you sink money into one as a permanent living arrangement. You can find what layout suits you, and also find what it's like to be in very close quarters! Have fun.
I have to agree, if you have never owned one before. It is a big expense to go through and perhaps not to your liking. Sometimes things ae not what they appear to be. Rent first and decide after. Good luck, whatever you do.
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I should have put in our intro that we owned a Coleman Four Seasons Pop Up. We didn't live in it except for the 2 weeks we went from PA to Wisconsin to Niagra Falls, Canada and back to PA. So we did get a little taste of the tight quarters and the feel of camping life. All that to say we have some idea of what we are getting into and we are both ready for a change. We're excited about this new venture. Working on getting rid of a lot of stuff we have that we just don't need nor will we have any room in the RV for it all.

We both really like how you are forced to live more simply too, that's a big appeal to us both.
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Hi Dori, welcome to the forum. Sounds like a workable plan to me. Go for it.
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Shopping for that special rig is a great time. Wish you all the best in your future plans and hope you find the rv of your dreams. Take your time and make sure you find the best floorplan that works best for you. Good luck and hope to see you down the road.
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It sounds like you folks have a great idea. Continue to research the heck out all your potential choices and you'll end up making a good decision. Full Timing is really a simpler way of life and most of the time less expensive, but you folks are pretty young and you may want to consider the fact that you won't be building up any equity compared to owning a house. Obviously, there are no guarantees even with a house, but it's something you may want to consider.
All the best of luck in search and making your dreams come true!
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Hi Dori & G! Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad that you found us! Sounds like you've got it all figured out! Good luck & God bless!
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My hubby and I went to an RV show in Hershey, PA this past weekend. We really liked, just by looks and price, a Thor Windsport that was I believe about 32' long. Anywho, after looking at 50 plus motorhomes, we talked more seriously about our dream that when we retire buying a motorhome and touring the US.

Let's back track a little, we are both 31 years old, no children, no pets, I (Dori) have lived in the same small town my whole life, hubby (G) has moved a couple times as a child before his 13th birthday, his father was in the Air Force. G is currenly working toward a nursing degree and then we are heading South East to live.

Ok, all that to say that we already have plans to move but now we are going to move into an RV and live full-time in that, sell our home here in PA and not buy another one. G will work as a nurse for as long as he has to before signing up to be a traveling nurse. We are both working descent jobs right now full-time and I will continue working where ever we live, doing whatever I can find, hopefully in the financial world.

So, we are just starting the research and that's how we came upon this forum, G found it and I signed up!

Sorry it got wordy!
I keep blowing this same horn, but it is a site worth checking out if you are looking at purchasing a new or used RV. It saved us looking at a lot of questionable product during our search for a motorhome. Once you have an idea of the make/model you want then it is just a matter of finding the floor plan that suits your lifestyle. Happy Trails.

https://www.rv.org/
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