I’m new iRV2 and wanted to introduce myself and share my excitement.
This Friday we are going to pick up our new baby—a Minnie 29B 2002 in very very good condition from a dealer that has been in business for 40 years. My DW and I used to pull a 19 foot TT behind our Jeep Grand Cherokee and we took that thing places in Colorado that you should NOT take a rig. If you have seen the movie “The Long Long Trailer” you know what I mean!
Anyway, we sold it several years ago for financial reasons at the time but have dearly missed all the week-end and longer trips we used to take. After Tent camping in the San Juan’s last summer we decided to start looking for a rig again. Since our Jeep is now over ten years old I thought that since we had never tried a MH before—and if we bought a trailer or fifth wheel I’d also need to get a new Tow vehicle as well, I talked the DW in to trying a MH. She was very scared of driving a bigger class A so we focused on a class C. After a considerable amount of on-line research (what valuable resource iRV2 is) and kicking the tires at dealers and private parties, with some additional serendipity, we found our Minnie and put a deposit down on our Winnebago last week.
Then the roller coster really started as we tried to verify we got an OK deal, the rig would work for us, is the unit in good working order, comparing prices, and did I mention that I found the rig by myself and my DW had not seen it with her own eyes only pictures?
(it was located in a different town)
Anyway, all that to say that we think the coach is has been well cared for, and will give us a good introduction to Motor homes versus trailers. DW has now looked at the rig.
Our only last concern is the length which we worry is a little long. we really like staying in state parks and National Forests. Since I’m a tall guy we really wanted a walk around bed. I guess time will tell. We intend to full-time in about a decade when we retire and I hope this rig serves as a good introduction for us.
I just wanted to say thank you for your great sharing of information on this site and I feel like you guys are friends I did not know I even had.
Thank you for letting me introduce myself and share our excitement (and fear) with you!
Grace and Peace,