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Old 05-27-2018, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. My wife and I are getting close to retirement and do not own an RV yet. We both have decided that we would like to see the country when we do retire, and that we would probably love doing it in an RV. We know very little and will be starting our homework. I'm looking forward to learning on this site and appreciate the chance to join the community.

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the upcoming retirement as well as RV shopping and a new lifestyle.
There are lots of good folks here with good info to help you in your search. Read the various forums and threads and ask questions as they come up.
Good luck in the search.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:59 PM   #3
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Hi everyone. My wife and I are getting close to retirement and do not own an RV yet. We both have decided that we would like to see the country when we do retire, and that we would probably love doing it in an RV. We know very little and will be starting our homework. I'm looking forward to learning on this site and appreciate the chance to join the community.



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Old 05-27-2018, 10:40 PM   #4
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Hi Joe



Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

There is a ton of info and help in this forum. Let us know how we can help you.

Happy Trails!!!
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Hi Joe! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Hi Joe...grew up in Williamsport, sure miss the place.

Have you ever used an RV?

Are you near Harrisburg? Big RV show there every year. I suggest you Google "RV shows Pennsylvania" You will see a bunch of shows around the state.

You need to look at no less than 100 RVs...You will then begin to form an opinion about what you want.

The most important item to look at is the layout of the RV and it's wise to make sure the wife likes it.
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Good luck with your search for the perfect rig, there’s a bunch out there

this place is great

Safe travels
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:24 PM   #8
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Hi Joe...grew up in Williamsport, sure miss the place.

Have you ever used an RV?

Are you near Harrisburg? Big RV show there every year. I suggest you Google "RV shows Pennsylvania" You will see a bunch of shows around the state.

You need to look at no less than 100 RVs...You will then begin to form an opinion about what you want.

The most important item to look at is the layout of the RV and it's wise to make sure the wife likes it.
No experience at all with RV's although we do have a boat that we spend weekends on. We think we can see much more with an RV, so plans to take the boat south in the winter are now being reconsidered.
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Welcome aboard the forum.
We are boaters and RVers as well.
Your objective should be to buy your second or third RV the first time around.
Many buy too quickly and are captured by the initial glamour. With the right and sufficient homework you can improve your odds and not want to trade in 1-2 yrs to get one that better fits your needs.
Lots of posts about buying yhe first rig... use the Google search bar and try several words / phrases. Don't bother with the forum search it is not as effective as the google search bar.
Hershey Pa is one of the better shows but you don't have to wait to start.
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