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Old 06-29-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Just want to say hi.Very impressed with the irv2.com community. A little background history. Started out camping in a tent 1989 up @ the Oshkosh fly-in. Did that for about 5 years. The wife said that I had to get her up off the ground. Bought a used Jayco pop up. Used it until 2004 when we retired & came down to FL to the Sun-n-Fun fly-in. It had no air, well all it had was a 12 volt light in the ceiling. The fridge was an ice box that a seven lb. bag of ice would fill it up & only last a day. Well, she insisted on buying another pop up with air conditioning. Wow we were in heaven. Then in 2007 decided to trade & move up to a travel trailer. We bought a Sunline Que RE in Milwaukee, WI. Well, I decided that it is just to much work setting up & having to load & unload when ever we go camping. It is just to much for us seniors. So, now we are going to try the MH route. Found a real clean used MH. Think we will buy & give it a shot & see what happens. Hope I don't have to come back asking for help or advise as to how to fix a problem. But if I do, it appears there is a lot of help out there. Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:27 AM   #2
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Welcome cvik! Don't be afraid to ask questions about anything. We've had our rig about a year and a half (our first) and had a lot of them and never were disappointed from the folks on this forum. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience here! Again, welcome and safe travels.

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:37 AM   #3
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Carl & Gloria;

Your post caught me eye. I believe moving up to a Class A is a good move for you. My DW and I were self employed and worked about 55 hours per week for many years. A close friend approached us and told us we needed to slow down and start seeing the country around us. He talked us into trying camping for R & R. He than helped us find a good used Class A because he said we should start out with what we would end up with anyway.

Post often and share your RV adventures with us. Don' be afraid to ask questions.

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Old 06-30-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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Welcome cvik! And don't ever be sorry for posting a question, it's kind of our reason to exist!

You don't say where you're originally from, but sounds like WI. Wishes for safe travels from a fellow Wisconsinite, who hopes to hit the road full time in the near future.

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