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 03-30-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 2
Smile Hello from the Show Me state

My wife and I are new to this RV thing. We spent many years doing tent camping while the kids were young and our backs were strong. Now that we are retired and the kids are adults, we felt it was time to be kind to our bodies and enjoy the fruits of our labor and so we bought a 2011 Keystone Express Ultra Lite 199ML. I pull the trailer with my 2004 Chevy 2500 with a Duramax Diesel engine. I joined this site to gain understanding and give us insight on this new adventure. We plan to take trips in all directions throughout the country spending anywhere from a long weekend to a couple weeks. I really don't know where to start with this site so any suggestions would be welcomed.

gstrunk 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 03-30-2016, 08:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
TonyDi's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 6,238

Glad you joined us here.

Don't be afraid to ask questions here, you'll fund many of the people in here anxious to help.

Good luck and Happy Trails!!!

Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee,with Hemi, hooked up with a Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy.
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 08:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bartlesville Oklahoma
Posts: 938
:Welcome: Look around, ask some question enjoy the experience. We will be going to the Ozarks this summer and spending some time. Then up to O'fallon MO to visit the family.
1996 Damon DayBreak 2500 454 P37 Chassis
NRA Benefactor, NRA, OSBI Certified instructor,
Lifemember is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 08:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 113
Welcome and congratulations on the decision to start camping again! It is a fun means of meeting a lot of nice people.

If you haven't already, I would check out the "the travel trailer" discussions under the RV Forums header to the far upper left of the main window. I like to browse through the threads looking for anything interesting or pertinent to my rig. You can also perform a search for a specific question you might have and, of course, you can also post a question if you can't find the answer. Another way I monitor the forum is by checking out the NEW POSTS header.

Just have fun and explore.

You know, considering you are from the "Show Me State", I would expect a picture of your rig to be included in your post. ...there are instructions on how do post images if you are so inclined...but definitely not a requirement.

I hope you two have many happy and safe travels. My wife and I are still in the learning stage ourselves but we are having a great time!

21' Apex TT to 31' Class A
2016 Winnebago Vista 31ke
Mike, aka: Chance, CP: Irene
Chance31ke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 03:28 AM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
Bruce C's Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 5,100
Bruce & Nancy
FMCA F280542
2004 Bounder 35E
US Navy Vet.
Bruce C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 08:43 AM   #6
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,247
Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang here!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

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

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 03:18 PM   #7
Junior Member
RVaholic's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 16
Welcome to IRV2. I'm counting the time until I can retire!
2012 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi w/ air bags
2016 23 ft Idle Time 5th Wheel 219 RKS
Living life one mile at a time.
RVaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 03:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
MartySQ's Avatar
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,663
Welcome gstrunk.
Just over the state line here in Kansas.
Start with a shorter trip to remember all those things you forgot over the years! Then go on and enjoy yourself!
My story is pretty much the same... used to take the boys camping in tents, the ground got harder and harder over the years, went to hauling a cot around...eventually, I needed enough stuff to make it comfy enough I just decided to go with a motorhome and learn to set it up solo and take care of the house functions myself. Sometimes I still go by myself, but hubby has a toy he likes using in new spots, and so sometimes we put our toys together for a weekend, or a week and have a lot of fun!
Martha (AKA RVM45), Bob, and Bess the Border collie
22'Honey Sportscruiser on a 1988 Ford Econoline.
Sometimes towing a powered Parachute.
MartySQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 05:49 AM   #9
Senior Member
denlock's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 2,724
Tricia & Dennis Lockhart
2010 Ventana 4333
Spartan MM w/Cummins 360 ISC
denlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 09:12 AM   #10
Junior Member
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Jefferson City Missouri
Posts: 15
Welcome to IRV2!

I got on here about a year ago and have found a lot of good information. It seems like just about any question you can come up with is likely to have an answer or a discussion.

DW and I hail from Jefferson City; maybe we'll see you on the road sometime!
Marc and Ronette
1995 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE 36', 2008 Saturn Vue toad with AutoStop

mappleg8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 09:13 AM   #11
Senior Member
stepside454's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 856
Welcome from Imperial, MO
stepside454 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 11:05 AM   #12
Senior Member
bsirby's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,681
Hello, welcome to IRV2. I would just start going down the list of catagories and read the ones that interest you. I try and read General Discussion and Just Conversation every day. Enjoy your adventures and safe travels.

Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
Raisin our mixed hound and our cat BooBoo.
2004 37' Holiday Rambler Vacationer
bsirby 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
Weight Issue - Newmar Louisville Show and Tampa Show shipwreck624 Newmar Owner's Forum 10 12-03-2015 08:47 PM
I'll show you mine if you show me yours! homeless Boondocking 31 01-22-2015 06:23 PM
Going to state ski show rvjimmy Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 1 07-24-2011 08:06 PM
Ohio RV Show - Sirpilla RV/Camping World NO SHOW JerryKelly RV Events & Gatherings 2 01-05-2008 06:17 PM
I'll Show You Mine .... "IF" You Show Me Yours ...! DriVer iRV2.com General Discussion 12 07-08-2007 06:04 PM

» 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 01:35 PM.

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