Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Future RV owners from Vancouver, WA

Hi all, just joined up after spending a few weeks lurking and reading through the forums. My wife and I both work from home, and are looking for motorhomes or fifth wheels that will allow us to work from home anywhere on the road. We have never owned an RV, and plan to dive in head first and begin our adventures in part-time full-timing. Looks like there is a great butch of folks here with a lot of stories to share and help to offer. We look forward to becoming active members of the community.

Podfather is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-16-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
steved44's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 182
Welcome aboard, we were at the Elks club in Vancouver for a month year before last and really enjoyed the area. This site is a great source of information as is escapees.com which we are members of. We are motorhome owners full timing for 5 years now, and are still excited about it. Type of RV is definitely a difficult choice as there are many options. One of the best sources of info is the various manufacturers forums that are out there. We have a Tiffin Allegro Bus and the tiffin owners have a forum as do most of the other manufacturers. Most of them will let you in to observe, and there is a lot of information available. Go to shows, used RV lots and sit in them like you would if you were to live in them. If you drop the soap in the shower can you pick it up without banging into the other side of it. Where are you going to store your pots and pans. How are both of you going to watch TV. Where will you spend your time when it's raining outside. Where do you keep your canned goods, towels, and where do you hang things up to dry. All of it adds up to your level of comfort going down the road. We didn't like the kitchen chairs that came with our unit so we bought two nice roll around office chairs and use them for the kitchen table and one will roll to my wife's computer desk. Everyone's needs are different, so take the time to check your rig for yours. Good luck on you're adventure, we have sure had a ball on ours. Maybe we'll meet on the road someday. Steve & Carol

07 Tiffin Allegro Bus 42QRP
08 Dodge Dakota toad
Sea eagle 10.6 inflatable
steved44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
Mr_D's Avatar
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 22,435
What area of Vancouver? We're out in Felida, north of Vancouver LAke.
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '05 Odyssey
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 04:23 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Bruce C's Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 5,100
Bruce & Nancy
FMCA F280542
2004 Bounder 35E
US Navy Vet.
Bruce C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 04:47 AM   #5
Senior Member
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 04:51 AM   #6
Community Administrator
Clifftall's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 24,535
Welcome to IRV2. Glad you're here.


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
Senior Member
sdennislee's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,388
Hi and
US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,321
Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad you joined the bunch!

Hope you find the right rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #9
Senior Member
dennis45's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 4,701
Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers View Post
Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad you joined the bunch!

Hope you find the right rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Hi Joe & Annette,

I see you are from Columbus, MS. I am hanging out in Pearl for a week or so doing some inspection work. Took in the big St Patricks' Day Parade in Jackson. Quite the deal! Enjoying MS. Especially the weather.
Dennis & Carol
2003, 4006, 41' DutchStar, Spartan, ISC 8.3L W/BanksPower - 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake. And the 04 Bird, Sunshine Car.
dennis45 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #10
Senior Member
Larry & Rita's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tulalip, WA
Posts: 945
Welcome to the fourm.
My DW and I abandon Vancouver just off of 164th, back in Sepetember.
After having three motorhomes,(25-31-34 now 40 foot) we went headlong into the full time life style, the wife is still having trouble cutting the ties with the family, but it's happening.
We are having a Meet and Greet at Seven Feathers Casino in Oregon.
Spring 2013 meet & greet
Contact Lloydu in the members section and he will set you up, I have hoasted 3 of these events for iRV2 and really met some wonderful people, it's a great way to get to know and have fun with this group.
Larry & Rita
Don't pray for a blessing--Pray to be a blessing.
2006 Holiday Rambler Endavor 40 footer
Larry & Rita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #11
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Larry and Rita - that is spooky, as we are a few blocks off 164th ourselves. Looking forward to having a way to escape for a few months at a time once we get out RV
Podfather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #12
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 14,893
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 08:58 AM   #13
Senior Member
C&SL's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 474
Welcome to the fourm.
05 Monaco, Signature 525 Hp Cummins
Jeep Grand Cherokee
C&SL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #14
Senior Member
spritz's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,536
Welcome too a new lifestyle. Sounds like a nice rig. Our's is a 82 Pace Arrow and we love it. Lots of info here.

spritz is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.