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Old 03-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Hello everone,Names Terry, 56 years old, in Tennessee. The wife and I just bought our first RV, it an older 1984 Vogue 2, 33ft with center bath, gas model. Runs great,34k on 454,and everthing works as it should. The interior is ok, but it's awful dated, so I'm going to start ripping the carpet and sofa out next week and redo it with vinal in the bath and wood in the rest. I'll post pic's when I get started and as I go along. The MH is a little old, but the price was right to see if it's something that we would enjoy.Looking forward to a rewarding experiance with the remodle and lighting upgrades.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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congrats and welcome! I'm sure others will welcome you as well. Good luck with the remodel and enjoy the new toy.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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I think you made a wise decision buying an older unit and trying it out before spending a ton on an RV and discovering you don't like RVing.

You will learn a ton of stuff with your first RV and the next one you buy will have more of the features you've discovered you would like.

There's a learning curve with RV's and I'll venture to say most people on here have owned at least three. We are on # 7 and probably the last unless something bad happens to it.

So good luck and keep us posted on the remodeling.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Welcome and enjoy! I think it would be fun to Reno an older unit....but I am not very handy, so my wife just rolls her eyes when I mention it.

This is a fabulous forum and if you RV...ou gotta be here. I'm sitting outside mine right now enjoying a beautiful south central Texas day!
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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Welcome Terry...!!!

This forum is the best! Your new rolling home looks great and I ditto the sentiment that you are wise to start with an older..."starter" RV to see if you like the lifestyle.

Bob and I wish you many happy and safe journeys. Keep us posted with your renos... and please post lots of pictures....we love pictures!!!!

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy your time here. Congrats on the purchase and hope the remodeling goes as planned so you can get on the road and enjoy the experienc. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Ditto's on the Welcome aboard and enjoy your NEW RV for they are all new your first time out. Good luck and enjoy all the great people on the forum.
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Originally Posted by Arch Hoagland View Post
I think you made a wise decision buying an older unit and trying it out before spending a ton on an RV and discovering you don't like RVing...
Arch speaks great wisdom, Young Grasshopper...

This was my original intention; but, on the verge of dipping my toe into the proverbial RV puddle, I tripped and fell in head-first. The good news: it's been a wonderful first year. You'll love your RV adventures, I promise
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Congrats on your new project. I often wish I had done the same thing instead of getting one only 2yrs. old. It was my first and only one. IMO I think it would be fun to Reno an older coach as long as it doesn't keep you off the road.Do only small things during the season and save the time consuming items for winter. I have found answers to a million questions here since I joined last Aug. Great bunch of folks here and are always wiling to help. I doubt you could ask a question that these guys and gals haven't done. Happy travels and BTW you will love RVn.
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Howdy Terry and welcome to the forum! What a great looking "vintage" coach you have there, congrats! Be sure to check out the Vintage Owners section of the forum where there's lots of reno talk going on. Have fun! Looking forward to the photos of your progress.
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Hi Terry, welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your rig and best of luck with your updates.
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Hello, welcome to IRV2. Sounds like you got a good deal. Looking forward to seeing pics after remodel. Safe travels.

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