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Old 08-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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New to RVs and forum. Hello everyone!

Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum, as well as to the RV world as a whole. My husband and I have been researching RVs, RVing, and the like from the safety of our computers for a couple of years as a possibility for our family.
We have recently decided to get alot more serious about this as an option for us and our two (soon to be 3!) young children, as well as our cat.
I started haunting this forum a couple of months ago and finally made an account. I'm excited about joining such a great group of experienced people! I can't wait to get to know everyone on here, and maybe eventually onthe road.

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Hi Beckers,

Welcome to IRV2 Forums where you will meet the nicest people and learn the most of RV's and the Rv lifestyle.

Everyone here will be glad to help you out and answer your questions.

I myself have a 2004 Winnebago Adventurer 33' and tow a 2011 Ford Escape on a Roadmaster tow Dolly. We have been Rving since 1989 when our first motorhome was a 1987 Winnebago Minnie Winnie Class C 24' motorhome. From that one we went to a 1996 Winnebago Minnie Winie 31' Class C and thoroughly enjoyed both of those units. Now we enjoy our Class A.

To start of I would recommend you buy used RV and try it to see if you like it as you can always upgrade to something bigger and better. I would NOT recommend starting out with a big RV that is to say in the 40' range.

Good luck and if I can be of further help PM me or just ask on the forum.

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums, my DW and I are also new to RVing, we have a TT which we bought in June of this year and took delivery July 19th.

Another way to rent one out to see which will suit your family's needs. Are you planning to get a Motorhome or Travel trailer?
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Hi Beckie, welcome to the forum.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:20 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone!
We plan to get a motor home, probably an older model class c that we can get for cheap and then repair. We don't want to spend more than $10,000 on our 'perfect motor home' so we figure we will have to get a fixer-upper and recycle what we can from our current home furnishings.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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I find I am itching to finally get to just GO in our RV. We've gotten two fixer uppers, the second because hubby thought he'd pull the transmission to use with a diesel engine he has in storage in order to trade out the gas engine in the Airstream RV. Then he got it home and liked the big old white Rexhall better, so that is the one being fixed up and my lovely Airstream looks like it will be up for sale as soon as his buddy down the street decides if he will buy it--but I hate to see him buy it to park and rent when it is a 1985 with its original interior (except for the window treatments which need replaced) and it is so lovely. I have to admit I feel quite torn between keeping the lovely airstream or the rexhall but as hubby is the one who must crawl around underneath and fix things up, he gets to decide which we keep.

If you are patient and keep looking, special surprises can be found, especially if you do your own repairs.

Meanwhile, hubby says patience, and I am just looking at our RV and wanting to just hit the road and learn it all now. One might think I were a teenager or a toddler I am feeling so impatient. LOL!!

We'll be RV'ing with toddlers and possibly a pet, although the neighbor kid will be crushed if I don't let him pet sit his buddies!
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Hi and welcome to the group! Congrats on your new (3rd addition)too. Hope you enjoy it here and learn everything you want too.
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Hi Beckie! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you decided to join the bunch here! Good luck & God bless!
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Glad you found us.

Don't be shy. Jump right in with questions as they arise. Sounds like you guys have a good plan to get started.

Best of luck


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