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Old 04-19-2007, 07:51 AM   #1
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Hi all! My husband and I have never had an RV before, so what do we start with? A diesel pusher. Nothing like breaking ourselves in gently, eh? So far we love it! She's an older model, but a good one. We just had a service done and a couple of things fixed (like the exhaust break) and she's ready to roll. I already have reservations made at a couple of spots here in CA for this summer! Now I get to try to beautify her on the outside. She needs a bit of a face lift, poor thing. Gel coat a bit chalky, and such. I look forward to it though. Will take before and after pictures for sure.

I look forward to chatting with you all in the future. This seems like a great forum!

Laura (& great DH Eddie, who goes along with my crazy ideas most of the time!)
Kids- Braden-20, Eddie-17, Elena-15, Joseph-6, and Caulin the caboose who's 5.
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One stay at the beach so far and looking forward to many more adventures!
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Hi all! My husband and I have never had an RV before, so what do we start with? A diesel pusher. Nothing like breaking ourselves in gently, eh? So far we love it! She's an older model, but a good one. We just had a service done and a couple of things fixed (like the exhaust break) and she's ready to roll. I already have reservations made at a couple of spots here in CA for this summer! Now I get to try to beautify her on the outside. She needs a bit of a face lift, poor thing. Gel coat a bit chalky, and such. I look forward to it though. Will take before and after pictures for sure.

I look forward to chatting with you all in the future. This seems like a great forum!

Laura (& great DH Eddie, who goes along with my crazy ideas most of the time!)
Kids- Braden-20, Eddie-17, Elena-15, Joseph-6, and Caulin the caboose who's 5.
New-to-us 1989 Elite DP 33'
Cat 3208 w/ 4sp Allison
One stay at the beach so far and looking forward to many more adventures!
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2.

There's nothing wrong with starting out with a diesel pusher, after all, it only costs a little bit more to go first class.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:09 PM   #4
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Hey Laura,

Welcome to iRV2, you will see this is the best RV site out there and it is filled with lots of great helpfull folks !! Looking forward to seeing the before & after photos, so keep us updated!! It does not matter at all what type of rig you start out with, as long as you are happy with it, and get to enjoy the GREAT RV Lifestyle !!!!!!
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LauraCalifornia, welcome to iRV@.com. We are glad to have you join us. COngratulations on the Elite DP. You will find we are a group of fun loving RVers that like to help each other where we can. If you have any questions just ask. Good luck and take care. I am sure you will enjoy the webiste as much as you will like RVing.
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Hi Laura...

Welcom, and you are not alone! My wife Nancy and I are also new to RVing and take delivery of our new 2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD with a 400hp Cummins on Tuesday!

Lots to learn but this forum has been invaluable to us so far and we haven't even fired up our coach yet!

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