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.
Reply
  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 03-19-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3
New to site today

Hi,
My name is Dan, my wife Alex, and I decided to buy a motorhome and do some traveling and get our feet wet before we retire and go full time.
We are in the process of looking for a 2005 - 2008 DP, being new to this we have a lot to learn and research to do, any suggestions would be appreciated. We live in McKinney, Texas with our 2 Shih Tzu's Bobo and Buddy.
Looking forward
Dan
__________________

__________________
Dan and Alex 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 03-19-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
aschuh53's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,126
welcome to irv2
__________________

__________________
Allan&Mary with Daisy Dog&peanuts
1999 Newmar Mountian Aire 3758 37.5 ft V10
living life like there is know tomorrow
aschuh53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,940

Good luck with your search.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #4
RVM #74
 
PushedAround's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ambler, PA
Posts: 2,853
Blog Entries: 7
Welcome. A few words of advice. Don't ask what is the best. Put forth your needs and ask what others with experience think would suit you. Also, using an RV for vacations (like we do) is quite different than going full-time in one. You may find that you will need to purchase another one when you go full-time. I know that I would. For example my MH (motorhome) will only pull 5,000 lbs, and if I were to go full-time I want a trailer with the car & other stuff in it, so this coach would have to go just based on that. Another thinking point is where you want to camp. If you are big on boondocking (dry camping) in state parks, you will probably want a smaller RV that will be able to navigate those places. If you cruise from RV park to RV park, then you may want to get a larger one with more spacious accommodations. Also where you want to go and when. Some MHs are great in cold weather, others not so much. So ask those questions, there are a lot of experienced campers here.
__________________
Larry & Cheryl Oscar, Louie, Ranger & Henry (our Springers)
PushedAround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 05:58 PM   #5
HHg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 413
Welcome to iRV2. Glad you joined us. I hope your RV dreams come true!! Good luck, and wishing you many happy smiles and miles.

Hhg
__________________
HHg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 06:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
TurboLQ9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Currently Mission, Texas
Posts: 158
Welcome from Kansas !!!
__________________
'14 Ram 3500 DRW; Currently Truck Camper shopping
Alex & Lindsay, Cats:Simon & Lillian, Dog:Jonathan
Full-time since 05/13, Retired ARMY
TurboLQ9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 06:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
homeless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: http://binged.it/1KdDqKO
Posts: 2,316
Blog Entries: 1
howdy
__________________
homeless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 06:14 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
Welcome aboard and glad to have you with us. Have a great time with your shopping experience. Just remember find the floorplan that would work for you and go for it. Good Luck.
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston 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 03-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3
Thanks for the advise PushedAround, We are going to look at a 2005 Coachmen 376ds Cross Country SE, 38', the pictures look good and it has what we are looking for in the floor plan (by the pictures) so we will see. What ever we do end up buying I want to have an inspection done, can anyone suggest someone in the Plano/McKinney area?
Thanks again
Dan
__________________
Dan and Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 06:55 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,892
Welcome to the forum. We looked around for a long time and asked a ton of questions. You got the right idea bringing the rig in for an inspection. Good luck and happy travels.
__________________
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 07:00 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
spinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Houston, TX, 77069
Posts: 2,087
Glad to have you aboard
__________________
Steve Pinn
2008 Newmar Essex-4514
2014 Ram Laramie ecodiesel
spinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 08:07 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Petes Dad's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Posts: 200
Welcome to the forum!
__________________
2005 American Tradition 40L
69' Camaro in tow
Petes Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 08:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!
__________________
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 05:24 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Chiefbvfd's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Buffalo, IA
Posts: 2,825
Welcome.....
__________________

__________________
Terry & Brenda - From the Iowa Banks of the Mighty Mississippi
2011 Winnie Journey 34y, Freightliner / Cummins , 2012 Chevy Colorado Toad





Chiefbvfd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Love this site and hate it too. greatlakes iRV2.com General Discussion 17 03-10-2014 11:14 AM
New to This Site Computeruss New Member Check-In 8 02-17-2014 08:55 AM
Maiden Voyage today! dukenrock MH-General Discussions & Problems 10 01-19-2014 09:42 PM
Entegra - Six Months Today Full Time DSL417 Entegra Owner's Forum 4 06-30-2013 12:56 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.