GoldWingRyder welcome to irv2.
You have come to the right place before planking that check down.
No question is silly when it comes down to money and its best to know what your getting yourself into. Biggest mistake people make is to come here to ask after they buy and we can't correct their mistake its to late. You have not said yet what your interested in but we have many different forums of MFG's and chassis. Tons of reading to get you started so you will have some idea of what to ask when the time comes.
The forum is all open to you so enjoy and do post often.