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Old 05-15-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hi. It has been a while since anyone has posted in this thread, but I figured this is where I should post. My wife and I are new to the forum and new to the RV way of life. I am a Vice-Principal and my wife is the executive secretary for the board of education. We are looking to travel to Southern Ontario every summer to visit my side of the family, which we see far too little. The cost of flying, hotels, food and stress on different family members when we move in is the reason why we purchased a home away from home. We have just purchased a 2004 American Tradition and are extremely excited about the opportunity for our daughters to see a large part of the country and continent in years to come. I look forward to sharing our adventures and learning about your. An advice is always welcome and feel free to PM me anytime if you have any questions yourself. Blake
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Hi. It has been a while since anyone has posted in this thread, but I figured this is where I should post. My wife and I are new to the forum and new to the RV way of life. I am a Vice-Principal and my wife is the executive secretary for the board of education. We are looking to travel to Southern Ontario every summer to visit my side of the family, which we see far too little. The cost of flying, hotels, food and stress on different family members when we move in is the reason why we purchased a home away from home. We have just purchased a 2004 American Tradition and are extremely excited about the opportunity for our daughters to see a large part of the country and continent in years to come. I look forward to sharing our adventures and learning about your. An advice is always welcome and feel free to PM me anytime if you have any questions yourself. Blake
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:48 AM   #3
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Welcome to you again Northern-Canadian. We look forward to reading about your new adventure and experiances.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:31 AM   #4
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Welcome,we too like to visit a bunch of our family and its nice to have our house with us as we do. The family usually have water and electric hook up for us which also makes it nice. Hope you enjoy all of your adventures.

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Welcome to iRV2. Hope to hear of your travels...provide ou can still afford the fuel.

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I hear that TXiceman. Fuel is an expense we figured into our decision to purchase the RV. To fly from where I am, to where I want to go, with the entire family at today's prices is almost $4000 round trip and two separate flights with layover in between of course. With new fuel surcharges and the cost of flying only increasing my wife and I felt the RV was not only the most comfortable way to travel but it would be the most economical. Diesel at the moment is approximately $1.40/litre, expensive yes but not nearly what it is in other parts of the world. So we still consider ourselves luck. Hope to travel down to your part of the world in the coming years. Thanks for your interest. Blake
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Congrats on your "new to you" American Tradition!
I am NOT sure how I have missed you...nut I would like to give you a HUGE WELCOME to iRV2! I would also like to invite you to join in the fun down on the Fleetwood Owners Forum...they are a great group of iRV2 Fleetwood owners who will also be there to give "Fleetwood specific" advise along with the comraderie that goes with owning similar coaches. While you are there... or even here... ask for some "Fleetwood Karma"...it is free for the asking.
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Blake, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on your Tradition. I am sure you will enjoy it and this website very much. Good luck and keep us posted; if you need any help just ask.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:57 PM   #10
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Thank you all for your responses. Our first trip will be this summer to visit relatives in Southern Ontario and I will definitely let you know how our trip goes. I have been reading plenty of the forums posts and am a little concern of the extreme weather during the winter here, 40 Celsius/Fahrenheit. I will be storing the RV during the winter, hopefully inside but not likely heated. I am concerned what the extreme conditions and elements may due to items such as the tires and mechanical components.
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Inside is good, heated not necessary. Those extremes shouldn't matter provided you don't forget the heavy duty "pink" stuff. Tires will be fine, don't forget to remove batteries and store inside where heated ie. basement etc. Remove all items that will encourage those pesky little varmits to hang around, even soap, they'll eat anything and nest everywhere.
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