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Old 09-21-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hello,

We have quite a history of RVing beginning in the 70's with a home-converted school bus alŠ Partridge Family. Next one was a 1974 Mini Winnie. Kept that one until 1990 when we got a 3/4 ton Ford pickup and a lovely Sunline slide-in camper. Traded the truck and camper in '95 for our first full-timing fifth wheel, a King of the Road Crown Marquis filled with bells and whistles and pulled by an F350 Diesel dually. Sold the house in 1996. After 4 years on the road, we traded the KOTR for a 40' Newmar Kountry Aire fiver with lots of custom stuff and bought a Freightliner RV hauler to tow it.

Another 5 years on the road and I needed a house. We bought in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas where we had wintered and fallen in love with the area. Bought the house in March 05, wrecked the truck and trailer in a hydroplane in April and thankfully had a place to come home to.

Bought a 37' gas powered Allegro Bay with the insurance and a Honda Civic. Love the Honda. It's still #1 car. Hated the motorhome. Sold it after 2 years and have been doing some overseas travel and cruises.

Missed RVing. After a search that has taken about a year, we have just purchased a 2011 Coachman Freelander 21QB. It's 23' on a Chevy chassis and it's just what we had been searching for and at a price that was better than a lot of used stuff out there.

I have to be very honest and say that in a previous life, I would not have bothered to look at Coachman, but we did go and see this unit and we were amazed by the fit and finish for the price. Storage is unbelievable! Floor plan is perfect for our needs.

When we were full timers, I wrote for several RV and travel periodicals as well as having published a quarterly newsletter for 11 years about full timing and travel. I also had a little book (that is no longer in print) published about keeping house in an RV. I lectured at major RV rallies, too.

I am looking forward to learning what's new in RVing these days and hopefully I can help others with the knowledge I've accumulated over the years. Though I can't comment on individual RV parks, we have traveled by RV in 49 states and every Canadian province plus the Yukon Territory.

Thanks for your time. I hope iRV2 can be a good place to share RV information.
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We are glad you joined us. We have a great group here who like to help when they can do don't be afraid to ask questions. Post often and share your RV adventures with us.

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Welcome aboard reads like your resume will be a great addition to our forum. Keep us posted and chip in with your experience and knowledge. Happy RV-ing.
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OK, I'd love to see photos of the 'Partridge' bus.
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OK, I'd love to see photos of the 'Partridge' bus.
Sorry, no pictures. It was so very long ago.
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Welcome to the fourm from another Coachmen owner. We look forward to your posts. Keep them comming.
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