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Old 07-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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I'm the new guy here, having registered just a couple of days ago.

I, or I should say, my beautiful bride of 35 years and I, own a 2001, 31' Winnebago Class "C"... with a grand total of just a little over 8,000 miles on it. It's our second motorhome, the first being a '78 Jamboree 26 footer, we bought to get our RVing feet wet.

We, or in this case, I should say "I", also own a 21' Carrera daycruiser we pull behind our rig. We got into RVing in order to combine boating and "camping" on the Colorado River, Lake Mohave and Lake Mead.

Life happens as they say, and shortly after buying the rig, medical problems reared their ugly, little, pointed heads and I wasn't able to pursue either form of recreation for the next several years.

Anyway, that was then... this is now, and we've just returned from our first outing, a 1,300 mile trip to Yosemite and back. The motorhome required some catching up on "deferred" maintenance, 6 new tires, a new battery... and, a brand new microwave (can't leave home without one).

I don't know whether we were the beneficiaries of dumb luck or comprehensive, pre-trip planning and preparation, but absolutely NOTHING went wrong... unless you consider my wandering into a patch of poison oak and 37,000 mosquito bites, as malfunctions. I suppose they were, but that's of the owner/operator, not of the rig.

Anyway, thanks for havin' me/us... I hope to learn from and contribute to the forum.

BTW, here's a photo of our mobile mansion. It ain't fancy, but it works for us... at least until I can talk the wife into a big, ol' diesel pusher (lol)

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Old 07-22-2012, 05:03 AM   #2
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Great to see that your RVing again and having fun as well. Nice rig, save your money and enjoy what you have, just think of the fuel you could buy. I will say those DP's are impressive. Safe and trouble free travels.

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Old 07-22-2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us. Your Minnie looks great and hope you have many funfilled miles in it. Have a great rving season.
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unca waldo:

Hi from South Dakota and a BIG WELCOME to the iRV2 bunch. NICE lookin rig.

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Hi and welcome to IRV2! Sure glad you got back on the road again! Good luck & God bless!
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Hi unca waldo, welcome to the forum. Nice looking Winnie.
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Welcome to the forum. Glad you had a great trip! Here's to many more!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #9
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Thanks all... we're very much looking forward to using our motohome and getting to visit more places, not to mention, meeting more folks out there.

Generally speaking, I'd have to say, motorhomers are some of the most decent folks around, the size or "class" of rig doesn't seem to matter a bit.

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