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Old 12-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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I am planning for my retirement and hope to join everyone on the road or campground. Having not ever owned an RV I have many "newbie" questions. I'm researching many options but so far have a crush on the New Horizons. I hope to learn from the experts!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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I'd suggest renting an RV for a week or so to gain some knowledge about RV's before you buy.

Also to find out if you are going to like RVing or not.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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Welcome to the group. I'm sure you'll have the right one picked out and when the time comes you'll have a great time and will have many great memories. Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #8
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #9
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Welcome - renting is a good idea for a couple trips a year;
Or another thought is that you might want to get something smaller and used to learn with while you approach retirement. Used travel trailers (or some pop-ups/hi-lo/trail-lite) have all the systems a motorhome has except for the truck chassis. This would enable you to go whenever you have a free weekend. If you go this route you would need a tow vehicle and you would want to keep it at home to 'play' with it whenever you can.
Also, you can learn a lot by just shopping - just looking at used will telll you a lot about what to watch for. Don't forget to have fun as you shop and learn.
P.S. All RVs need something fixed - look at it as a hobby and use this site to learn how to do your own maintenance. It is a buyer's market and NADAGUIDES.COM/RV is a good place to get a feel for used RV values.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions, I do think the renting will help with the selection process. I don't mind the maintenance aspects just need the knowledge. I plan to attend some RV shows and question the sales people to no end and purchase some recommend books to get me started.
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Hi, and I would just add, that the search is almost as fun as the buying....enjoy and good hunting.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here! It's good that you're taking some time to get educated in RV'ing. Most of us wern't that smart, we just jumped in head first! That old RV bug bites hard!
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Hello,
I am planning for my retirement and hope to join everyone on the road or campground. Having not ever owned an RV I have many "newbie" questions. I'm researching many options but so far have a crush on the New Horizons. I hope to learn from the experts!
I'm no expert but wanted to greet you--HOWDY! and wish you many happy miles in whatever rig you choose.
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