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Old 07-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Question Hello from a future RVer

My husband and I will be joining the ranks of RV owners within the next couple of years. We have started attending RV shows and doing research to decide what we want to purchase. We thought we had decided on a 5th wheel, but have discovered that many of the National Parks have limitations on length that in many cases would seem to limit even a relatively small 5th wheel. We don't plan to be full timers, but do plan to travel across the US and Canada for 6 or so months at a time. We would like to be able to stay in National, State and Provincial Parks whenever possible. I'd love to get feedback from others on their experiences staying in National Parks or hear about other resources you think we should check out.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Howdy Celina and welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy the site and the man fine people you'll meet here. Plenty of resources can be had by searching various forum topics. Hope you find the rv that works best for you and enjoy all your future experiences traveling. Hope to see you down the road.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard. You will find plenty of good advice on this forum.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Hi Celina and welcome to the forum.

This is a great place to supplement your research so feel free to jump right in and post any questions you might have.

We have a 10' diesel pusher with a towed car so we don't even try to get into most National Parks and even State Parks are often limited.

I'm sure some of our members will be along soon to help you out with the pros and cons of "size". It sure is nice to be able to stretch out if it's going to be your home for six months at a time... but not at the expense of being able to stay where you want. You'll find that, like many things, it's all about trade offs.

Best of luck to you both.

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #5
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Hello Celina, welcome to IRV2. Good luck choosing the RV that suits your needs best. Safe travels.
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Hi Celina! Welcome to IRV2! Sure glad you decided to join us! Good luck on finding just the right RV for your needs! Have fun & God bless!

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