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Old 02-05-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Hi from FL

Hello from Tampa- I am not an RV'er yet, but want to gain as much knowledge as possible before I hit the road. The plan is to go on extended trips and work different trade shows with a truck camper and trailer.
If anyone has done that or is doing it and would like to chat, or if anyone has a product that would work well, please contact me.

My partner and I can't wait to get on the road- in fact, we are visiting RV parks that have cabins and tent sites just so we can start sharing in the lifstyle. Everglades first, then north FL in the summer. Any ideas for other places after that?
Thanks and safe journeys!
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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Welcome . . . and as I am currently in Tampa let me say what a nice area you have, albeit apparently winter's a bit cold right now by your local standards.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:33 PM   #4
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Hi amber, welcome aboard. IRV is a great forum for information and it's a friendly place too. Getting knowledge before getting on the road is an excellent idea. Wish I had of known about the forums before we got our rig, in fact I didn't know much if anything about RV'ing or the rig when we bought it. (I was impressed that it had a micro wave but couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work on the trip home with it) Later I found out I needed an inverter to make it work when not plugged in. So lots of questions will get you knowledge which I sure didn't have

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Old 02-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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Thanks!

Yes- this winter has been extremely cold- for us! It feels like it may actually snow tonight (I wish!!!) Tampa is a fun and friendly area, for sure, Rockhouse.
And yesssh, Mr. Stewart, I love the Keys- are there lots of RV parks? Hopefully with cabin rentals?
And WilleyB, it sounds like I have a lot to learn. The inverter has to be there to work electric gadgets while en route? I did not know that.

thanks for the welcome- i look forward to learning and sharing with you all!

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Amber, Jim's the name, Mr. Stewart was my Father.

Yes there are many campgrounds in the Keys, but not that many with cabins. There is a park between Marathon and Big Pine Key called Sunshine Key. It has rental Cabana Trailers, there is a marina and it is great to run out of for snorkeling or fishing. It has a lot of our rowdy neighbors from the island south of the Keys during the summer and can be rather noisy and crowded on the weekends.
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Amber,

Welcome!!

I have only had my TT since July 08, and in the six months I have been part of this forum, I have learned bucket loads. The nice folks, on this site, have saved me lot's of time and money with my TT. I think that you will like it here.

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The inverter has to be there to work electric gadgets while en route? I did not know that.
OOP's! didn't mean to lead you astray , no your house lights work off the house batteries 12 volt.
We use the inverter 110 volts for the microwave, the toaster and the coffee pot or anything that works off shore power, all the rest is 12 volt, the electronics for the furnace, the refrigerator and hot water.
The inverter is rarely in use except at mealtimes and conserving battery energy is the rule for on the road or dry camping

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