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Old 02-18-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Have truck ... Thinking about an RV ...

Husband, wife, black lab, nearing an early ( by choice) retirement. Want to see the four corners of Canada and the USA and all in between. Have GMC2500HD Duramax and have towed horses. Never owned an RV and are pondering whether an RV is the way to go to see those four corners, especially with a pooch. Want to see city attractions and nature. We do like the idea of having our home with us! Leaning towards travel trailer in 30 foot range. Any pointers on which forums to watch would be appreciated.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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welcome to iRV2. We are glad you are here. You can use the google search function at the top of the page and ask away about travel trailers or fith wheels. You will find a lot of information to help in your decisions.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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I would say start your search for information right here. Go to the trailer section, whether it' a travel trailer or 5th wheel. You'll likely find a lot of great information. The folks here on the forum are pretty happy to help each other out. Good folks. Hang out here in iRV2
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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We find Rv'ing the best way to see our countries and be able to have a "home" and your animals with you. Best of all worlds if you ask me. Good luck finding the right one for you. Safe travels.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Speaking for us, our little furry fellow was one big reason we decided to buy an RV. He loves to go with us, so it works out great.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:42 AM   #6
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Hello Gnijman, welcome to the forum. Being able to travel in the area you're talking about taking your own accomadations with you is a great way to go. Pets have sold a whole of RVs. Wives do have some influence also. Happy travels.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #7
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Don't rush out and buy the first shiny thing you see!!

My advice to you is to find one YOU want and perform an "advanced search" on here to see any potential issues/fixes that other owners have experienced

I went into the whole thing blind and have learned a ton of valuable tips and bug fixes for a whole host of issues that have popped up at the most inconvenient time... When is it ever "convenient" to have issues??

I wish you many safe miles!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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We would not travel without the furkid, our own bed (without bedbugs) and DW insists on having her own bathroom.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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We have an African grey that will most likely outlive us so we had to pick a floor plan that couls accomidate a fairly large cage. If it wasn't for the RV we could not travel with our parrot and she goes where we go--that's the rule for all family members.
Take your time researching what will fit your needs. We wanted a TT and wound up with a fifth wheel and now that we have a 5er would not even consider a TT but in most cases you really need at least a one ton TV to safely pull a 5er and a good one ton will take a nice chunk of cash from the budget.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #10
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! Glad you joined us! Congrats on the early retirement, wish I had done it! you'll find tons of info here. Just look in the various areas such as Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, etc. I never owned a TT so can't advise you on that. We've had 5ers for the 10 years we've been RV'ing, just went to a Class A last week. I love our 5er and would never consider a TT, but that's just me! Good luck & God bless!

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