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Old 05-14-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Good Morning, I am retired 30 year Army vet living in Alabama and relatively new to the RV world. We bought a 2016 Class C Thor last November and have only made about 4 trips to the beaches in Florida and lakes around Georgia. Since I live in the Southeast corner of Alabama; Florida and Georgia are pretty convenient. My wife and I take our grandson's with us most times since they are still at the fascination age of hanging out with us. (4 & 7 yrs). We are still pretty green on the camping out and RVing world since neither of us had done much of this before we bought this RV. We have a lot to learn and right now we are more hesitant than "gung-ho". I tend to be overly cautious about messing with a lot of features in our RV. I have read lots of books, RV magazines, internet sights and CD's and feel as though I know less now than I did before I started. But, we are going to tackle this and hope to enjoy retirement the way we always dreamed.

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Old 05-14-2016, 11:03 AM   #3
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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

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Old 05-14-2016, 06:19 PM   #4
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Thank you for your service, I appreciate it very much. Welcome to the Forum!

I understand how you feel about being a bit hesitant. We just bought our first MH about a year ago. Got in the shower the first time and didn't know how to turn it on. Also took a cold shower because I didn't know I had to turn the water heater on. Go ahead and laugh, we did.

We are learning. I go over everything I can, read everything I can, and read threads here. I ask questions and someone will always answer, so if you have questions please ask.

If you want to send a private message, click on their name or handle. It presents a drop down menu and you can send a private message.

A suggestion though in case you haven't done this. Buy a water pressure regulator and in line water filter. Can get both at Walmart for about $25. Why you ask? OK, CG's (camp grounds) tend to have high water pressure and it can blow out your plumbing. Their water can sometimes be dirty too. You could go to 30 CGs and never have a problem and then all of a sudden you have a problem. Just don't want problems with your rig.

We found with our rig that when we turn off the valve at the propane tank it takes a while to make it back to the stove. Scared when we tried to light it and it wouldn't happen. It just takes time, don't panic if you turn yours off.

Hope you have a good time with your rig. Boys will love this and probably want to join you for some time yet. Enjoy, Lynne
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Glad you joined us here in the forum.

If we can be of help to you just let us know. There is so much knowledge in here, and folks love to help out. Good luck with your RV and enjoy the G-kids, they'll never outgrow you.

Happy Trails!!!
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