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Old 06-12-2019, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hello from Ca

I am not new to the RV world but I took a break for a couple year to care for my mom. She died about 4 months ago and I am ready to go but I am still settling her estate.

I am looking to get back in an RV hopefully in fall. I need to buy a new setup. When I was out before I had a fiver with a full ton truck and it was GREAT but I now realize I dont want to have such a large daily driver.

I am not really sure what I want this time around, I know what I dont want... Time to start doing my homework..


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Old 06-12-2019, 09:14 PM   #2
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Welcome back! Yes, homework is the key to a successful purchase. Good luck.

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Old 06-13-2019, 05:08 AM   #3
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There's lots of help in the forums. Just let us know if we can help you along the way.

Happy Trails!
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:34 AM   #4
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We can leave?!?!?!?!? Lol. Welcome back!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:00 AM   #5
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Welcome back.
So Sorry about loosing your mom.

So having a 5ver you are familiar with camping and travel styels in recreational vehicles.

But you have to start with the basic fact s of.

1. Budgeting

2. Gas or diesel
Somewhat influenced by Budget.

3. Floor plan.

Once you have a solid foundation of the above 3 requirements.

You can start visiting dealers and searching sales sites.


Enjoy your search

Nobody can tell you what to spend and how to spend.

Its your $$$s
Your lifestyle

You will get allot of very good suggestions on this site.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:23 AM   #6
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

So sorry about your Mom! Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:23 AM   #7
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I do have a budget, for sure MH so I do not have to deal with a massive daily driver and not so sure about fuel. I somewhat have a floor plan in mind and I think that is the hardest part because I want smaller 31ft or less. If i go bigger I have seen great options but its just me and a dog so I do not need nor want something massive.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:37 PM   #8
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Welcome back to the forum. Sorry about your mom. That can be tough. My wife and i both lost our moms last year so we know where you are coming from.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good information to share.

Good luck on the new coach search and enjoy the adventurer!

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