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Old 06-04-2016, 07:30 AM   #15
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This MH gives you the opportunity to teach your children two hugely important life lessons: 1. Things go wrong along the way, even when you plan ahead. 2. How to handle life wisely and well when things go wrong along the way.

They will remember how you resolved the problems more than they remember the impact the problems had on your travels. This is such an excellent character building opportunity for you. (Nothing can test your character like a MH! )

And blessings to you for taking such an interest in these children.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:35 AM   #16
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Take warm clothes to Banff. Wife, I, and 3 dogs were there in mid July and the morning temperature was in the low 40s. Learn from our mistakes!!!
It would also behoove you to ensure that your furnace works prior to visiting Banff. We discovered that our furnace didn't work that morning.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:01 AM   #17
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What a great reason to invest in an RV. Good for you folks. Unless you tent, RV's are work to maintain. It's like maintaining a vehicle and home at the same time.

Your children will remember those outdoor experiences for a live time. Our children are in there 30's and still talk about my struggles to back in out first travel trailer....some questionable language. They also talk about the memories they had at the lake one month each summer. We tented for many years with our children...great memories. We now have two grandchildren we camp with each summer. This summer they are getting their first tent experience at our annual family reunion. These are the best times. Every holiday family gathering, conversation always include these camping experiences. I wish you and your family all the best.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:25 PM   #18
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piece of mind

Thank you all for the words of encouragement, advice, support and well wishes. I believe that even if I purchased the best, greatest, most top of the line RV ever made ever, I'ma gonna be worried about something. Just my nature I guess.
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If you dare to get out of bed in the morning, do it with the full knowledge that stuff is going to happen. Whether it remains just stuff or becomes an attitude altering event is entirely up to you. Every trip is an adventure and a life experience for the kids. You have made an excellent choice for some memorable quality time with your family.
Our paths may cross in Banff.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:47 PM   #20
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I hope there are many miles of smooth roads.

My dh wanted a class C when we first started looking. I talked him into a pick up truck and travel trailer. Three RVs and 4 years later we have a class A.

I think you will find that many people with RVs start with one thing in mind, buy something else, and eventually find the one that meets the needs of the whole family.

Hopefully, all the bugs will be worked out soon, and your family will enjoy some fun adventures.

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Welcome! My wife and I are newbies to the RV world. The common adage which applies to many endeavors in life "you don't know what you don't know" was on my mind as we went through the purchase process. Now that we have our first MH I have been focused on scouring the forums to reduce the amount I don't know. This forum has been very informative and has reduced my worries considerably. Enjoy!
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after you get all the first up kinks out of the way, you'll really enjoy it. Don't expect it to ever be perfect, just keep driving (with inflated tires

I think you are one a "it's worth it" journey!!!
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Rv's require more upkeep than any of us realize when we get into it. It's all the problems of a house and a car, so it shouldn't be a surprise. You should go over every system with a good rv tech. Pay someone for an hour or two to go over the plumbing and electrical with you. Once you do that you'll understand the systems and be able to fix anything. They're not that hard but quirky and need constant upkeep.
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