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Old 05-17-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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My young family and I appear to be on the brink of obtaining our first camper! My wife and I are in our mid 30s, and our 3 children are ages 7, 5, and 3. We love to camp and have been doing lots of it in tents. Now that our youngest is a bit older, we'd like to expand our range and explore our beautiful country.

Our best friends have a 2005 KZ Frontier that they have outgrown. They have 4 kids (and 2 BIG dogs) and they are looking for a larger camper. There is a very good chance that we will be purchasing their 05 KZ Frontier.

Being good friends of ours they indicated they'd only feel comfortable selling their KZ Frontier to us if they do a little maintenance: re-seal the roof and awning, steam clean interior upholstery and detail the interior. Full system check, full water/tank system flush, new tyres and brakes, and a coat of paint on the now-rusting bumpers (we live along the Pacific Coast).

If the dealer won't give our friends what they owe on it, then they'll fix it up and sell it to us. If the dealer will give our friends what they owe on it, I'll likely pay for the maintenance and repairs and take it off their hands anyway. The estimate for the maintenance/repairs combined with what he owes on it would still make for a solid bargain, and we'd be buying from folks we love and trust, and will be going camping with a lot.

So there it is. Hopefully we'll know in the next day or two if we'll be moving up to a KZ Frontier or sticking with tents for a while longer.


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Old 05-17-2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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Welcome OSB to the iRV2 forum.

I hope your friends get what they want and your family gets what they want....two happy families camping together.

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Old 05-17-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
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two happy families camping together.
We camp together regularly, and always manage to have a great time. No better place to be than the beautiful outdoors! Between our two families we have 7 kids ages 7 and under, so going anywhere is always an adventure.

I'm eagerly awaiting news on the KZ Frontier.

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
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I am so very excited! A week from tomorrow our Frontier should be ready for us. I've ordered Visiocorp TTT Towing Mirrors to slap on the Suburban, and up next is a brake controller. The camper comes with a trailer stabilizer system so that is a very nice addition as well.
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Welcome, OSB and company. Buying an rv will be the best decision you have ever made. I bought my first rv in 1974 and have never looked back. We have travelled to 40 states, some of them several times and to Canada and Mexico twice. welcome to irv2
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Welcome! You guys will love it and you'll find this forum to be very valuable as you learn the many things you'll need to know to make your travels go as planned.

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