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Old 07-30-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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My Name is Sharon, and my Husband Douglas.
We live in Australia, and we are flying into LA September 08 to purchase a MH in AZ. I have been doing so much research into what type, size and where to best buy an RV, that I am almost ready to sell it!..lol.
I wanted to say hi and introduce myself as I have been reading different blogs and have found lots of very good information. I do most of the researching, and said to my husband ...you know people have toads as pets over there!..and what is boon docking?? I now know what that song meant..lol

But that Toad thing had me going for at least a week. I didn't want to be rude asking anyone, as some people do have odd types of pets and they are very attached to them..but I thought it was very strange that so many Americans kept toads..

I am a professional Artist and intend working for my next exhibition. We are both really excited about traveling around your great county. My Husband is Canadian and has done some traveling but not to the places we intend to go. He has lived in Australia for the last 24years.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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My Name is Sharon, and my Husband Douglas.
We live in Australia, and we are flying into LA September 08 to purchase a MH in AZ. I have been doing so much research into what type, size and where to best buy an RV, that I am almost ready to sell it!..lol.
I wanted to say hi and introduce myself as I have been reading different blogs and have found lots of very good information. I do most of the researching, and said to my husband ...you know people have toads as pets over there!..and what is boon docking?? I now know what that song meant..lol

But that Toad thing had me going for at least a week. I didn't want to be rude asking anyone, as some people do have odd types of pets and they are very attached to them..but I thought it was very strange that so many Americans kept toads..

I am a professional Artist and intend working for my next exhibition. We are both really excited about traveling around your great county. My Husband is Canadian and has done some traveling but not to the places we intend to go. He has lived in Australia for the last 24years.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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Welcome to the USA

Enjoy yourself in this great country and see all you can possibly see. Enjoy your motorhome and may your travels be profitable and trouble free.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:37 PM   #4
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Sharon Grant...
Welcome to iRV2 and to the USA! I am sure there will be many great adventures and views that you will encounter during your travel here.
Good luck with your new rig and that future "pet toad"!

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Sharon and Douglas, welcome to America and iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and I am glad to see someone really doing their homework before buying. I am sure you will do well when the right coach comes along. We have a big surplus of new and used coaches to choose from. Take your time and drive a hard sell. Let us know what you are looking at when the time comes and don't be afraid to ask any questions. We will not get upset or belittle you with even the most basic stuff. Good luck and enjoy the website.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:21 AM   #6
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Thanks to you both...
I think we should call our MH "Toad" except the toads we have here are so ugly, they were brought into Australia to eat the bug in the sugar cane fields and have turned into the biggest ugliest pests!
Wow you both stay up late or get up really early...
All right...some questions for you..he he ..

We are looking for a MH..thinking of something 30ft, is that too big for us newbies? we do not understand the camping, forest and all the other systems you have really well, and want to get something that we do not have to pull a toad..lol we are concerned about getting into a camp ground and can not get in due to the size size of our MH.I have had some good info about camp and forrest grounds, but it is a lot to digest.
We have $25,000 to spend, and wanting to travel for 12 mths....we want something reliable and safe, 30 ft or under...what do you think? any ideas are appreciated.

We are Boaties, we just sold our 36ft sail boat, I think RV is similar, so I am really hoping we can manage to get around with out causing too much trouble..

Cheers to you all .
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:42 AM   #7
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Thanks Wizard,
Yes I am a big researcher...I could sell an MH now...lol

Well, sadly the share market is making everyone be very $ concise..I really wanted a GMC, 26ft..but that is so silly seeing we are only going to be traveling for 12 months..The fully renovated models are now out of our budget due to the down turn in the Share market....We are looking at a 1997 winnebago 30ft..
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am very concerned about safety, Not just for us but others on the road. We really wanted to find something about 24ft -26ft. not too easy.
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Sharon;

Welcome to the US and IRV2. You have joined the friendliest group of RVers on the Internet IMHO.

Our previous coach was a 97 Winnebago Adventure 37'. We liked the Winnebago Product so well that we traded up to our 2003 Winnebago Chieftain. We are very pleased with that as well.

As you have been already told, don't be afraid to ask questions and please let us know what your final decision is.

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Have you considered a Class C? They are usually smaller, but may be suitable for your use.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #10
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We have put a dep on a Motor Home, and am I glad!wow I was getting to the stage that I could sell one...almost my own And I hadn't even got it yet!..lol

We ended up buying a 30ft airstream and intend buying a Motor Bike or scooter..( will be a change for my husband his last bike was a Huge road bike) to hang off the back. I found all the blogs just fabulous in making a decision.
We are picking the motor home up the 10 september...
I want to ask about membership's
Sam's ..escapees...and AAA..or if I need all three.
Which one would be the best? I am going into Canada and Mexico also.. I will ask on another topic forum, that may be more appropriate.
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