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 01-20-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
Senior Member
scenic route's Avatar
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
New 2 US...

Hello to all!

Been retired for just over 5 yrs. now and loving it. Traded the sailing pastime for 'sailing on blacktop'. Wife has a thing for deep water so it was solo sailing or RVing with her...no problem-o!

As of last week, we are the proud new owners of a '05 H R Vacationer 36 DBD. Bath and a half, whoa!...sure beats a sailboat head using two snow shovels and lots of lube to get into! With under 18k miles on her, most of our time has been spent making her our own and practicing to keep the right hand mirror attached to it's mounting. Never noticed that Melbourne's telephone poles were moved THAT close to the road before! With all the preventive maintenance tasks, I've also discovered I don't BEND as well as I used to. For a big honk'n unit, there sure are some tight areas I don't fit into very well. Geez!

I've also done an I-95 high speed taxi check for any vibration problems. No discernible vibs but it did reveal the driver's almost translucent white knuckles followed by a short bathroom safety check! All is well...UP for fill, DOWN for flush!

Anyway, we are getting anxious to get started...still have to decide on the tow vehicle, tow bar and aux. braking system. Leaning strongly toward a Jeep Wrangler. Boy, are they PROUD of those things! Have found the RV learning curve steep but we both feel it important to become comfortable with all the systems before setting off on our adventures.

So until we can fill that big windshield with mountains and discover a goodly portion of the beauty our Nation has to offer, we'll just keep plugging at it...making her our own and keeping it fun in the process. But when it's all said and done, for SURE, we'll be taking the 'SCENIC ROUTE'! Have a GREAT year everyone and we are looking forward to taking advantage of your wonderful site. Thanks, Bob and Jan

scenic route 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 01-20-2010, 10:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
desertrv's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 297
Welcome, this is a great site with a lot of input. Enjoy the vista.

2003 36' Journey DL 330 Cat, Harley Rider
Jim and Brenda Kirkland
Command Sergeant Major, US Army, Retired
desertrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 07:12 AM   #3
Community Moderator
Petro's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Weyauwega, WI US
Posts: 5,203
Bob & Jan;

Welcome to iRV2. We are glad you joined us. Congratulations on the purchase of your Vacationer. I love your attitude because it is a main ingredient to having fun on the road. Post often and keep us posted on your progress. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Don & Bev Morgan Weyauwega WI, 05 Itasca Horizon 40KD, 400 HP Cummins, Delorme GPS LT 40, Toad 07 Saturn Vue AWD, Air Force One, TST 510 TPMS, Mayor of Weyauwega 2007 - 2013, Waupaca Co Board Supervisor 2010 - 2014
Petro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
TXiceman's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,139
Blog Entries: 21
Welcome to iRV2. I started racing sailboats in college and we switched to "land yachts" later on. Been out of sailing for a few years now and still miss it.

Have fun on the road.

Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman 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

» 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 02:33 PM.

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