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Old 12-16-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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From A New Member - Greetings to all!! :-)

Hello, my name is Jimmy Maltese and I am BRAND NEW to RVing. Back in the 80's I did some traveling in a new van I converted myself. I have the traveling bug again and I'm doing research for possibly purchasing a Class C RV for full time living and travel. For close to 30 years I've been a professional musician/singer/ entertainer (Google my name) living mostly in South Florida though I have traveled across the U.S. many times.

I am looking for all types of info and tips for RVing such as:
1. Most recommended Class C RV manufacturers.
2. How to find jobs (gigs) while traveling. IE. Do RV campgrounds allow musical shows on their premises for tips?
3. The Basic do's and don'ts for RVing.
4. Am I crazy for wanting to start this lifestyle at 56?

You get my point. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If this works out maybe I can get to perform in a local venue close to you.

Thanks everyone!

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Welcome. No your not crazy. Many of the campgrounds we frequent allow people to sell crafts and stuff on their campsite.

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Old 12-16-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Good luck with your plans.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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Welcome Jim to irv2 forum you will find this lifestyle will be a good fit for you I have acousin that play in a band he travels a lot what a life style he has
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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Howdy and welcome! I'd recommend looking around the forum for topics and sections that pertain to your RV interests and ask all the questions you want. There is a section of the forum for "workkamping", where job opportunities for full time RVers are discussed. Good luck.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:30 AM   #6
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:32 AM   #7
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Welcome aboard Jim....
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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Hi Jim! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you found us!

Hope you find the right rig for your needs! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 12-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #9
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Thank you all for all your kind welcomes and remarks!! It's a nice feeling knowing there are others out there who are rooting-you-on when taking on a new adventure in life.
Thank you all very much and wishing you all a very Blessed & Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! ;-D

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