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Old 11-18-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
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I am a brand new owner of a 1999 Holiday Rambler Admiral. This is my first MH. My wife and I are retired and ready to travel some. Anybody have any tips on what not to do or where not to stay? ie rest areas, truck stops etc..
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:22 PM   #2
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First, sign up for CoachNet, it is one good value for the services they provide and they have a very good reputation.
As far as where to stay or not, use your head and intuition. If you're getting bad vibes somewhere, there is likely a reason for it even if you can't put your finger on it. Go somewhere else in these instances, it's not worth finding out the hard way. I always recommend traveling prepared to defend yourself, but don't push your luck- you really don't want to have to do that!
Lastly, two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts DO!

Have fun and enjoy this big country!

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Old 11-18-2015, 11:35 PM   #3
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My husband and I own s 2006 HR navigator! We are retired and not yet ready to full time. We travel often. I think the key is decide where you want to go, research the RV parks and then just hit the road!!! We just returned from South Dakota at the end of September. We don't over pack and take unnecessary stuff. We figure we can find anything we forget!! Be safe. We pick reputable parks. We are limited as our coach is 43 ft. Enjoy!!!
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When I travel a long distances and don't need services I will try to find a casino parking lot, security will patrol the lot and some casino's will send a shuttle to pick you up and bring you back if you want to throw some money away or get a meal. Many have an area for rv parking too!
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Truck stops are too noisy and unsafe, we far prefer Wal*Mart's any day.
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Thanks for the advice. I have heard a few horror stories and some really good ones. We are in the process of getting are packing list done. Once that is completed, we will take a few trips close to home to find out what we are missing before we hit the road.
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[QUOTE=fishdawg;2831130]Thanks for the advice. I have heard a few horror stories and some really good ones. We are in the process of getting are packing list done. Once that is completed, we will take a few trips close to home to find out what we are missing before we hit the road.[/QUOTE

Taking short trips is a great idea!! I have developed check lists specific to our coach and we use them every time!!'
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

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

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Thank you. We look forward to many adventures.
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Welcome folks! We have been full-timing now for 2yrs. and love it. We stay all the time at truck stops and have had NO problems. We just stay out of the big truck line up.
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I don't think we are ready to do that yet. I assume that you sold your home to do this? Sounds exciting, but for now I still want somewhere to to call home base.
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