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Old 04-02-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Ready for wide open spaces!!! Literally!

Recently bought a 2008 Fleetwood Terra and we are itching to go somewhere! We are a Nurse and Engineer combo who are parents to an awesome 14 y/o daughter and a cool 12 y/o son with special needs. We are first time RV owners and we are glad we found iRV2!!!! Any advice is appreciated!
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Recently bought a 2008 Fleetwood Terra and we are itching to go somewhere! We are a Nurse and Engineer combo who are parents to an awesome 14 y/o daughter and a cool 12 y/o son with special needs. We are first time RV owners and we are glad we found iRV2!!!! Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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Nice RV to get out and see the sites. What part of the country are you located in and how far do you want to go to satisfy that itch?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:46 PM   #4
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We are from Cartersville Ga! (Just above Atlanta on 1-75). We are wanting to head to California and see Yosemite and throw in a little Disneyland visit also. Several years ago we rented an RV and headed to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Brice canyon, Badlands, etc. and it was beyond awesome, so I would like to do a California trip this time. I am a school nurse, so the kiddos and I have the summer off but dad may have to fly out to meet us so we don't eat up all of his vacation time! (I am the primary driver while dad is the navigator, internet search guru and jack of all trades). I also wanted to get some small trips around GA, TN, FL under our belt, to get us used to the workings of RVing! Right now we just go out and sit in the new toy and feel blessed to have it!
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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As a first time RV owner you found the right place for information, I know I did under the same circumstances.
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WELCOME to the wonderful world of "Let's get the H(** out of here!!!!!"

But seriously: Plan several short trips - say 2 to 3 hours from home. Some places easy to get to and use them as fun but learning experiments/experiences.

The kids will also need to adapt to the new and wonderful life style.

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Welcome Momma and Family. Nice rig you have there. Your family will have a blast. Safe travels and have FUN.
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you found us!

Congrats on the new rig! Hope you enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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First of all, welcome to the forum. Tons of access to tons of advice with one stop shopping on iRV2 .

My 2 cents, FWIW. Since you are totally new to RVing there is a bit to learn; the systems in your RV, driving your RV and living in your RV. This may sound dumb but read your manuals and then operate every system in your RV several times just parked in your driveway. This will not only get you familiarized but also help to find anything that is not working properly. Also, read up on the items that require maintenance and make sure that all scheduled maintenance is looked after before you start the season. Tires are one of the most critical safety components on the RV. Since your rig is 6 years old you will want to pay attention here unless it already has new tires. Lots of posts on iRV about tires. Read up a little about safe driving and take a bunch of trips around your local area to get comfy with all possible driving situations. Practicing in a parking lot with cones and family members to understand the size, backing up and rear end swing on tight turns. Then go have some fun camping in your local area to figure out the camping part.

I suppose that was probably 3 cents worth. This stuff is not difficult, just take a little time to get educated and above all, have fun and be safe! Its a big country out there with lots of wide open spaces and tons to see, your family will have a blast.
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Momma Cella -

Thanks for your bio. Ga. Is a beautiful state. When you decide to go out and venture about you will find this web site very helpful.
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Just tap on the state you want to camp in then tap on one of the red balloons in the area your interested in visiting. This will help you out a lot as each review has a lot of important information that will help you decide the perfect camp ground. The wife and I have found it very helpful and it takes a lot of the guess work out of planning a great vacation or weekend retreat.
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