RV Trip Planning Discussions

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.
  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 09-14-2011, 04:07 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
New member from Indiana, soon to be Texas coast.

Hello everyone, I thought that the polite thing to do would be to quickly introduce myself in here, before I started asking a bunch of newbie questions in other subforums & such.

Anyway my name is Richard & I am from Indiana, as the title says I'm planning on heading down to the Texas coast here in a couple of months & "full-timing" in an RV of some sort.

My only experience with RV type vehicle is an old pickup truck slide-in camper that I used to use as a base-camp at a little lake lot that I owned, I really didn't haul it around a lot nor did I stay in it for extended periods of time much.

However for several years now I have been dreaming of buying a larger RV and really go scratch my exploring/adventuring itch, well now the time is just about here to start shopping around for an RV so I thought I'd poke around the iRV2 forums and pick up some tips, learn some tricks & maybe make a few new friends.

RichardR 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 09-14-2011, 05:35 AM   #2
Senior Member
mikron's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 860
Welcome to the site. We joined August last year and after camping for over 14 years have learned so much in the past year on this site. You can go crazy trying to pick an RV with so many to pick from. We found in the 4 class A coaches we have owned is floor plan for us. Slides make a big differance also. Happy shopping and many miles of fun.

Mike, Janet & Duchess (cavalier King Charles)
2008 35B windsport, Brazel's rear TracBar, Koni shocks & Safe T plus steering
mikron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 06:55 AM   #3
Senior Member
Steve N Sal's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,662
Glad you joined us. You found the right spot for any tips and advice you may need. Friends? Heck you'll find many here that are willing to help you along and possibly meet down the road. Enjoy your experience here and on the road. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
Steve & Sally / Hudson Our Little Pom / Heidi, Houston & HiTee Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 11:21 AM   #4
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 39,352
Hi Richard! Glad you found us! Good luck on finding the right rig for you. You better stay out of Texas, that place is on fire!
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 12:36 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
Thanks for the warm welcome Mike, Janet, Steve, Sally, Joe & Annette!

Anyway yes shopping for an RV is a little more daunting than I originally thought that it would be, there are so many different types, options, floor-plans, etc that I've really have had my nose to the grind-stone trying to research & balance all of the things that I think I'll want/need.

I hope to have everything figured out, get the RV bought, plated & packed and on the road headed down to the gulf coast before the first snow falls here, at least that's the plan anyway LOL.
RichardR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 01:32 PM   #6
Senior Member
Rednax's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Posts: 188
I live on the Texas Gulf Coast. Other years the campgrounds fill up just before Xmas. This year reservations are said to be down (another RV site; one source). Recommend Rockport for its beauty (the drought has taken a toll, though). Corpus Christi is less than an hour away, and both San Antonio and Austin are close enough for day trips or overnights.
2004 2WD Dodge 305/555 CTD 6-speed
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling
Hensley Arrow
Rednax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
Nuge's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hammond, IN
Posts: 353
Welcome to iRV2!! PM sent!
1982 CrossCountry - NW Indiana
Ford Electrician
Built WITHOUT your tax dollars!!
Nuge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 04:22 PM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
Well hopefully we'll run into each other sometime then Rednax! I'll probably reserve a spot as soon as I decide which RV to get, I don't want to drop a deposit on a spot & then be delayed for some odd reason & lose my deposit & my spot! (if that's how it works, still not completely clear on that yet).

Hey Nuge thanks man! Oh I am sure that I'll definitely have more questions the deeper I get into this whole RV'ing thing, I am taking my time & trying real hard not rush into buying one until I know more about what it is I am looking for and what's what, so I appreciate any & all help in figuring this stuff out LOL!
RichardR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #9
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: 17,532
Blog Entries: 21
Come on down. If you can't bring some water, at least bring lots of money. Do check out the Texas Boomers and see what they are up to in your area.

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 online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 06:21 PM   #10
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 14,482
Ya'll com' on down now, ya' hear!
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse) RVM14
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:22 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: indiana
Posts: 184
I just can't imagine why you would want to leave Indiana before winter gets here. don't you enjoy cold weather, trees with no leaves, howling winds, lots of snow not to mention all those auto accidents on slippery roads etc.??? I'll bet the hardware stores near you are just waiting for your purchases of snow shovel, salt & sand, de-icers and so on.
I can say all of this cause I'm from Indiana also. "YUK", wasn't ready to think about winter yet.
two slides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 08:37 AM   #12
Senior Member
DRosedale's Avatar
Texas Boomers Club
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 702
Welcome to the forum and good luck on your search for your perfect RV.
2011 Coachmen Concord, Ford E450
DRosedale, BRosedale and Yorkies, Max, Molly, Harley
Pineville, LA
DRosedale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 12:56 AM   #13
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
LOL TwoSlides, yup that's not something I am going to miss about Indiana at all! TXiceman, yea I'll definitely be watching all of the going's on's in that sub-forum, I will definitely try to attend some of the rally's & get together's and stuff.

Not sure how much water I can bring down with me but I'll try to do a little rain dance or two once I get settled in down there.

Thanks for the welcome's Wayne, DRosedale TwoSlides & TXiceman, all of you folks sure do make a fellow seem right at home!
RichardR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 01:15 AM   #14
Senior Member
sdennislee's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,462
Don't blame you. I worked in northern Indiana when my company asked If I would go to Alaska. Told them you bet, has to warmer than here. Welcome to the forum

US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New member from the West Coast MontereyJack New Member Check-In 7 07-15-2011 03:14 PM
New Member from Texas CampTBug New Member Check-In 6 06-08-2011 07:43 PM
Another New Member from the West Coast! 1stringer New Member Check-In 4 09-05-2009 10:55 PM
New Member from Canada's We(s)t Coast bigenna New Member Check-In 2 08-13-2009 12:40 PM
iRV2 member "oemtech" in the news! Warpath iRV2.com General Discussion 16 10-04-2006 11:58 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.