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Old 11-17-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

I'm new to this forum, and I joined because we are considering a new RV for our family. Wifey and I have 2 kids (boys, 11 and 9yo) plus another on the way.

Anyway, we have family and neighbors who love RVs, and we have also rented RVs ourselves in the past for trips to the Indy speedway. With lots of road trips in our future, we're considering a purchase of our own coach. I've looked at some Forest River Class A models, but we're still in the information-gathering and shopping phase.

That's it for now. I'm glad to be here, and I look forward to learning more from all of the experts on this forum.



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Old 11-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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Hi guys! Welcome to IRV2! Sure glad you decided to join us! You're gonna make lots of wonderful memories with your family and the new RV! Good luck on finding the right one for your needs! God bless!

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Old 11-17-2011, 01:38 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:58 PM   #4
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Welcome. With two boys I'd suggest something with bunk beds. It will be better than making the dinette or sofa into a bed.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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Glad you joined us. You'll meet plenty of great people here. Hope you enjoy your travels, be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:16 PM   #6
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Welcome bluemoco and family. Let us know how we can best help you spend your money. Shop well and enjoy your purchase.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #7
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There are no experts on this forum. Some have lots of experience in certain types of RV that save others a lot of heartburn when we get the benefit of their experience.

As a retired couple, we have very little experience traveling with children. But there is one thing I feel comfortable advising you to do. Buy something used. Motor homes depreciate rapidly, esp the first year. And there are some good deals on used. If you find one cared for and maintained by the owner for several years it will be obvious in the details.

Search the forum too as this subject has been commented on many times. Do your homework and you will make a good decision.

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Welcome to the forum. Good luck on your search
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:04 AM   #9
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I'm learning lots as i cruise through the various sections of this forum.

Like I said in my first post, I am still in the information-gathering phase. We have many, many options to consider for an RV, and we won't be doing anything too hastily...

Also as noted above, we have two kids now, and we will likely seek an RV with bunk beds of some type. I've looked at a few Class A floorplans, and I like what I see so far with bunk-type layouts.

Will keep y'all posted on how this plays out...


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