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Old 10-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hi Folks,

We've never owned an RV before and just purchased a new Leisure Travel Vans Unity TB.

We had spent about 6 months researching and shopping, did lots of learning. Much of our time was spent looking at large class A diesel pushers, we love the space and luxury they offer. Part of the learning process was coming to the realisation that it's often difficult or impossible to park the big rigs in state, provincial and national parks in Canada & the US, one of our priorities.

The Unity TB offers us many of the things we want in a motorhome, all in a small package.

I have to admit that while we did a lot of reading before buying, the learning curve with ownership is pretty steep. So we're taking the Unity out for short trips, using all the systems & appliances. It's already so cold in Southern Alberta that we've winterised the rig, fairly easy but our confidence isn't real high yet.

The MB Sprinter chassis drives like a dream, fuel consumption about the same as our SUV so it hasn't been a big shock.

We've read many threads on iRV2 as part of our learning and we're appreciative of all the great information available. Hopefully we'll be able to contribute In the future as we gain experience.

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Old 10-14-2013, 05:34 AM   #3
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Welcome Aboard Brad & Arlene,

I am kinda new here also less than a year. Like you We did allot of research and I joined just about every forum out there.
I can say this without a doubt. This is the best forum out there. More knowledge is present here and freely available that all the others combined.
The folks here ain't half bad either.

So hang out and don't be afraid to jump in with booth feet and ask questions make suggestions and most important HAVE FUN

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