Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 02-29-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 5
Hello from FL

Hi,

My wife and I are in our 40s, and just getting into RVing. I'm an overseas contractor, and my wife is recently retired from the military.
We've decided that with my work schedule and her being retired to try the fulltiming it. While aim OCONUS, she will camp near her parents or at Fort Wilderness, and when I'm home we will head out west. We will have to go to FL and TX a good bit as well.
We will be traveling with our three dogs, and flat towing a Jeep Wrangler at least for now. Our target kick off is Jan/Feb of next year. We are glad to be here, and hoping for lots of advice and guidance.
__________________

__________________
MLnDavo 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 02-29-2016, 10:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Chiefly1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 274
Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your spouses retirement. Sounds like a fun plan you have developed. What kind of RV are you looking for?


Bill & Christine
40 ft Revolution LE Diesel Pusher & Honda Fit Sport
Sent from my iPad using iRV2 - RV Forum
__________________

__________________
Chiefly1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 05:47 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Bruce C's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 5,099
__________________
Bruce & Nancy
FMCA F280542
2004 Bounder 35E
US Navy Vet.
Bruce C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 08:06 AM   #4
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,358
Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 09:03 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
August West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 163
You're in the right place for advise and help. Glad you're here.
__________________
Once in a while you get shown the light, In the strangest of places if you look at it right
August West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 09:30 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,476


Glad you joined us here.

Sounds like you two have a nice plan.

Happy Trails!!
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 07:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
beamisl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MI
Posts: 3,488
Hi Davo,

Welcome to the forum. You definitely came to the right place to research anything RV. Thank your wife for her service, we do appreciate it.

Start reading some of the older threads. Just search through and find something that interests you or ask questions, there are plenty of people here with a lot of knowledge and they are willing to share it.

Welcome to a wonderful way of life!
__________________
Retirement coming soon on January 4th, 2018
Lynne and Jerry RVM 105
2004 Winnebago Itasca Sunova (Miss May) Blue Ox Tow Bar /2015 Equinox
beamisl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 11:10 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 5
To expand on where we are, and our interests;
We plan to purchase Jan/Feb 2017, and begin to fulltime as soon as we sell the house. Wife and dogs will camp near her parents when I'm OCONUS. We are quite interested in a " gently used" diesel less than three years old, but won't start looking at those until late fall. Our criteria for used would include finding an RV used by non-smokers.
As for now we are spending our weekends shopping and looking at floor plans. We are looking at Class A diesel and gas, as well as Super C diesels.
Needs:
Minimum 38 feet
Good Arctic pack
Very open floor plan (3 dogs)
Lots of storage (an issue in the Dynamax Force I like does not have according to wife)
Ability to safely tow a jeep or larger SUV through the western mountains.
Washer dryer- pstackable
1 1/2 bath
After negotiations, we' d like to be around $ 185k-our research indicates that we should expect a 30-40 % drop below MSRP, so we
plan on $185k + 30-40 % when we are looking.
ETA HH6 Says we have to have bunk beds too.

As we will have to return to FL and TX regularly, I am concerned about gas burners, but wife loves the space of the Georgetown XL...we are als considering a Legacy. All thoughts and advice is welcome.
__________________
MLnDavo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2016, 07:47 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
CampingCajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Lafayette, La.
Posts: 1,144
Welcome aboard!
__________________
2011 40' Monaco Cayman PBQ ISC 360
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
CampingCajun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2016, 09:23 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Rockbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Summer - WA, Winter - AZ
Posts: 160
Welcome to the forum. Hope y'all find your dream coach.
__________________
Rocky, Anniey, and Joy (Our Toy Poodle)
2006 Bounder Diesel 38L
Rockbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 10:57 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
bsirby's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,750
Hi and welcome to IRV2! Enjoy your adventures and safe travels!
__________________
Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
Raisin our mixed hound and BooBoo our cat.
2004 Itasca Suncruiser
bsirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 05:16 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
denlock's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 2,723
__________________

__________________
Tricia & Dennis Lockhart
2010 Ventana 4333
Spartan MM w/Cummins 360 ISC
denlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Hello Hello skin New Member Check-In 10 05-01-2015 02:51 PM
hello hello there! ransarge New Member Check-In 1 08-20-2011 04:46 PM
Hello, hello BF.Chickee New Member Check-In 3 03-07-2011 04:56 PM
hello hello :) CamperMom New Member Check-In 3 02-16-2011 06:42 PM
hello..I said HELLO srry to shout im in England harryoxford2 New Member Check-In 15 09-17-2010 08:35 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.