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 05-17-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
Talking Hello Folks!

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.


OSB 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 05-17-2010, 01:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
Elkhartjim's Avatar

Texas Boomers Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Don't mess with Texas
Posts: 3,115
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.

Don't be a stranger to the froum.

Jim with Judy
08 38' Bounder DP
Toads: 08 Jeep Wrangler Sport; 11 Chevy Malibu
Elkhartjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by Elkhartjim View Post
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!
OSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
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.
OSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
Senior Member
dajudge's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 647
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
dajudge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 08:35 AM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
RickO's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,528
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.

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
That's All Folks! subject thread??? Tom N Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Concerns 1 11-15-2009 07:56 PM
Didn't Know Their Were Folks Like These!! Chickadee Just Conversation 6 05-05-2009 07:50 AM

» 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 06:56 AM.

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