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Old 07-16-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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Newbie Mike

My name is Mike and I am new to RV'ing. 54 years of age, Married with two grandkids. Yep jumped right in and bought an 04 Gas 36 Ft Holiday Rambler Vacationer, and now I just got to pay for it :-) 1st drive was somewhat intimidating but getting used to it. Taking the grandkids camping for our first trip this week-end.
Happy to be here enjoy reading all the interesting tips and pointers from the rest of the group.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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Glad you're aboard Mike. Enjoy those grand babies, your adventures and be safe.

Have a wonderful day!
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum to you and the family. We basically did the same thing but we sold the house, bought a used MH and are now fulltiming. We hope you have many great camping adventures with the grandkids. Best of luck.

Happy RV'ing
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:48 PM   #4
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Glad to have you here with us. I hope you have many happy adventures with the grandkids. Happy Trails!!
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:06 PM   #5
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

You're not the only one who jumped right in. We started about a year and a half ago with our present coach.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:47 PM   #6
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Hi Mike..and welcome.....I see you got rid of the kids and kept the grandkids......What great memories you will give those kids...All the best and if you have questions....ask away....someone here will have an answer....
Safe and Happy Travels.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:56 PM   #7
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Hi Mike! Welcome to IRV2 and to the wonderful world of RV'ing!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:01 PM   #8
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I hope everyone enjoys traveling with it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:05 PM   #9
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us. Congrats on the purchase and hope enjoy your first outing and I,m sure many more with the grandkids. Be Safe!
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:29 AM   #10
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:55 AM   #11
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No, the kids parents are with us as well until they get on their feet, whenever that will be -
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:43 PM   #12
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I am just wondering why my my slides don't close with the generator runnin?. It starts then slows and stops prior to closing.
Also, my tv does not work unless rv is plugged in but cabin lights work? Looking for any assistance with these issues.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:06 PM   #13
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Welcome to the forum. At the top of the page is an "Owner's Forum". You will find your rig in there and people who can answer your questions and probably tell you anything you want to know about it. Many have had these or similar problems and can give you exact info on a fix. Good luck and enjoy!

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Old 01-04-2015, 06:34 PM   #14
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Welcome from another Newbie!!! Lots of Great Info here.

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