Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 03-04-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
New Guy

Hello everybody,

I like all of you enjoy the great outdoors. I am looking forward to talking to like mined people that enjoy camping as much as me and my family do.

A quick synopsis of myself. I am married and have 3 kids 4, 2, 6 months and all love to camp. My in-laws have a 30 foot keystone ultra lite that they have owned for about 6 years now. Last spring I decided to take the plunge and buy a popup trailer since my little ones enjoyed camping with grandma and grandpa so much and this way we could have our own setup and it is great family time. This did not last long and I sold it by the end of summer and purchased a full 30 foot keystone bobcat? I was able to get out with it a few times before winter using my in-laws tow vehicle but now I am tasked with finding something to tow this thing with. Well that was until today. I purchased a Ford F250 diesel. Problems solved.

My family and I are looking forward to traveling around the country and camping. Looks like I jumped in feet first. I should have a setup that should last for a few years. Yes I am already looking at 5ers.

Since I am still new to the whole diesel and travel trailer camping thing I would welcome all suggestions from season campers. I look forward to meeting everybody. Cheers
__________________

__________________
shanman 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 03-04-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,939

Good luck with your plans.
__________________

__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 07:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Chiefbvfd's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Buffalo, IA
Posts: 2,825
Welcome and congrats on your new setup....
__________________
Terry & Brenda - From the Iowa Banks of the Mighty Mississippi
2011 Winnie Journey 34y, Freightliner / Cummins , 2012 Chevy Colorado Toad





Chiefbvfd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 07:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!
__________________
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 07:53 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,436


Great to have you on board. My best suggestion is to make a checklist of everything you have to do to get your trailer on the road. Over time you will add to this list as you find new things that have to be done. Then check that list every time you get ready to hit the road. You'll never have to worry about leaving it plugged in and drive away, or some other calamity.
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 08:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,892
You've done a great thing for your family. You will create life long memories around RVing....Good for you.
__________________
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 08:09 AM   #7
Community Moderator
 
bdickson's Avatar


 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 7,403
__________________
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 08:31 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Superslif's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NE. Ohio USA
Posts: 4,707


With 3 young ones you and the DW will have your hands full. You sure will have more space for all your stuff than the Pop-up offered.

Only thing or 2 or 3 I can add is we keep a long narrow tote ( 30" x 15" x 15" ) with snap on cover to keep all the shoes and boots in. And another rubber made bin for all the toys and sporting good (Frisbee, bat & baseballs, gloves, badmitten?, balls, pool toys, sand toys...this way everything goes back in the bin, and you have one bin to load. Once they get to the bicycle age I keep a small box of bike repair items. Extra inner-tube, brake cable, tire patch kit, air pump, valve stem remover.

I also keep a small box of assorted screws, bolts, nuts, washers, cotter pins, electrical connectors, nails, electrical tape, duck tape. Extra hot water drain plug, Large lag bolts (for awning support brackets). You just never know when you or a fellow RVer will need it. Twice now, a fellow RVer had their awning arm pull out of the RV wall. Used a larger lag bolt to re-attach it again. O, pipe tape in case the drain plug for the hot water tank starts to leak. So basically you have a home on wheels...

I think of our 25' tt as a condo on wheel, except we can go many different places. A buddy of mine bought a $350k lake front townhome and then found out, the state of NY. has very high property taxes...

I paid 16k for my condo (on wheel) and don't have to pay property taxes, association fees, utilities.... and I'm free to move about the country. We use ours about 60 nights a year.
__________________
Jim, Diane & Robert ~ NE. OH.
2018 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24 RKS
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L
IRV2 Photo Album ~Let's Go Places~
Superslif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 08:45 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
aschuh53's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,126
welcome to irv2
__________________
Allan&Mary with Daisy Dog&peanuts
1999 Newmar Mountian Aire 3758 37.5 ft V10
living life like there is know tomorrow
aschuh53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 09:42 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2
Thank you all for your advice.

Is there any software you can buy that will help make trip plans?
__________________
shanman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 09:59 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Superslif's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NE. Ohio USA
Posts: 4,707
Quote:
Is there any software you can buy that will help make trip plans?
Personally I have a note pad I have check-offs for like: beer, $$$$, extra glasses, rain coat, cell + charger, dvd's, stop mail, bike helmets, backpack....depending where we go ( lake, mountains, beach) I may add things to it...like kayak +(paddles), umbrella (beach) extra firewood.
__________________
Jim, Diane & Robert ~ NE. OH.
2018 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24 RKS
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L
IRV2 Photo Album ~Let's Go Places~
Superslif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #12
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,282
Welcome to IRV2 and to the wonderful world of RV'ing!

It's great that you are introducing your kids to camping. Hope you enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:23 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
sadrand's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 305
Hello and welcome! I recommend this Youtube channel by a couple who is travelling in a motorhome with 6 kids.
__________________
Richard Anderson
2002 Beaver Monterey Seacliff, '13 Jeep Wrangler
Retired, fulltimer
sadrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:29 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
B D HOWie's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by shanman View Post
Thank you all for your advice.

Is there any software you can buy that will help make trip plans?
Welcome
RV trip wizard is web based. I have not used it enough to be fully comfortable with it yet. There may be others.
Packing, loading, and departure checklists I use Paperless on my smart phone. Separate lists for each.
Last minute pre-drive off double check I use low tech clothes pins on the lowered sun visor for antenna down, step stool in, shore power stowed, etc. only removed after visual confirmation.
Safe travel.
Paul
__________________

__________________
Big Dog House On Wheels
2013 Coachmen Freelander 28QB
on 2012 E4500 Chevrolet chassis
B D HOWie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Great Sacramento Area RV Body Guy focker Southwest Region 9 04-15-2015 06:56 PM
Kinda New Guy katevdav New Member Check-In 7 03-05-2014 11:25 AM
New Guy Checking in.... TS1092 New Member Check-In 8 03-02-2014 03:17 PM
A guy is target shooting and has a misfire then decides to look down the Jayco1 Just Conversation 10 11-17-2013 11:33 PM
New guy here! King of the Road Genesis?? AA7GS Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 10-15-2013 10:26 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.