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Old 04-29-2017, 07:41 AM   #1
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Hello from Dubai

Hello everyone

Been looking around the forum for a few weeks trying to find answers to all of questions I have

Bit of background 1st, we are from the UK but having been living and working in Dubai for more years than I care to remember. Hopefully looking forward to retiring a few years early

I have always wanted to explore the US in a camper van, so that's the plan at the moment. Never done it before, so should be fun

Looking to buy an A class and fly in and out throughout the year to use it

There is far too much choice , I think the only thing have decided on so far is that I need to keep it under 40ft, in case I want to ship it back to the UK

I am sure you will see me posting some dumb questions, please be patient

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Hi Jason! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome. Lots of good info here. Take your time in choosing your rig. There are no dumb questions unless you already know the answer. So ask away


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Welcome to the forum. Lots of good people here willing to share their knowledge and experience.

Spend lots of time looking for your "perfect" rig.
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If you're working in Dubai you've already seen Disney type theme parks. What's on your bucket list? Are you looking at doing regions and only warm weather?
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Hi Jason,
Might I make a suggestion ? Instead of jumping in and buying a coach have you considered renting one a couple of times to see if it's really your cup of tea?

Rent a different make & model each time and you'll soon know what works for you and what does not.

There's a lot of maintenance and repair on these things and you know it won't break till you are here and ready to leave. You might end up spending your much deserved vacation sitting in the repair shop.

I would expect rental units to be in pretty good shape and if something does break the agency can fix it.

Just my 2 pence worth.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

If you are going to be in and out of the country don't rent. You'll have to load up when you start out. Then store it all until the next time you decide to explore. Repeat. Set it up how you want it and it will always be the same as last time.
If we can help out ask us. Lot of knowledge tips can be found here.

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If you're working in Dubai you've already seen Disney type theme parks. What's on your bucket list? Are you looking at doing regions and only warm weather?
Rest assured the parks here are nothing like what you have

Still working on the "bucket list" of places to see, will defiantly be including trips with some big events, indy 500, superbowl etc.

I want to go east to west, north to south, and everything in between. I'd love to spend 3 or so years travelling around

Because we have to do this around visa limitations I think we will take a few states at a time, hard wire some dates in but leave the majority fairly fluid

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Dubai has always been in the back of my mind as a place I would like to visit. They've done some really neat things in that area.

What do you do there?
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Hi Jason,
Might I make a suggestion ? Instead of jumping in and buying a coach have you considered renting one a couple of times to see if it's really your cup of tea?

Rent a different make & model each time and you'll soon know what works for you and what does not.

There's a lot of maintenance and repair on these things and you know it won't break till you are here and ready to leave. You might end up spending your much deserved vacation sitting in the repair shop.

I would expect rental units to be in pretty good shape and if something does break the agency can fix it.

Just my 2 pence worth.
Thais a good question and one that we have considered, its something we have both wanted to do so have decided to jump in with both feet. We have considered buying a property in somewhere like Spain or Cyprus but tha'ts boring

I love the idea of having no real agenda, waking up in the morning and deciding to move on somewhere else
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Dubai has always been in the back of my mind as a place I would like to visit. They've done some really neat things in that area.

What do you do there?
The middle east in general has changed massively over the years. It is a great place , everything they build has to be the biggest/fastest/tallest/longest etc.

It makes for an interesting life and gives you the opportunity to do many things that generally you would never get to do

I'm in Logistics over here , specifically warehouse & distribution. 7 warehouse,75 trucks, 250 staff, 150,000+ pallets, and lots of headaches
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