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Old 01-14-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Greetings everyone! Just found this site tonight...wish I'd searched earlier, as I just went through an ordeal with the credit card company regarding a gargantuan screwing my husband received when he broke down in Colorado with our '95 Safari Sahara. That said, we still love our RV, just wary now of repair shops.

My husband and I purchased our RV out of TRUE necessity! My husband is a professional golf caddie, and travels to Colorado to work in the summer. Finding relatively inexpensive housing was becoming more difficult, and when the dogs and I decided we wanted to go to, housing became even more elusive. Therefore, off we went on a search for our 'dog house on wheels.'

I have to tell you, purchasing an RV for the first time, is FAR more daunting a task than purchasing a home. We had no idea what the heck we were looking at, what questions to ask...it was truly dumb and dumber! All I knew is that I wanted a diesel engine, and like magic, one appeared within our price range.

We put almost 4000 miles on our RV in the past 9 months, with a round trip from SC to Vail, Colorado being the longest in both travel distance, and time away from home (2 months for the dogs and I, 3 months for my husband). In addition, we've take the dogs to the beach, as well as the local lake a few weekends, and really do enjoy our RV.

I still worry about owning an older model RV, as I know the financial drain that RVs, in general, can have. We're certainly far from being wealthy (hence the reason why we travel to Colorado to work for the summer), but so far it's been a good experience.

If any of you are traveling through the Vail Valley's western end during the month of June, July or August, we'll be the Safari with the eagle mural parked at River Dance RV Park in Gypsum, CO. I can't guarantee I can cook you a nice meal, but we do generally have an adult beverage or two on hand that we can offer a parched traveler!!
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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Greetings everyone! Just found this site tonight...wish I'd searched earlier, as I just went through an ordeal with the credit card company regarding a gargantuan screwing my husband received when he broke down in Colorado with our '95 Safari Sahara. That said, we still love our RV, just wary now of repair shops.

My husband and I purchased our RV out of TRUE necessity! My husband is a professional golf caddie, and travels to Colorado to work in the summer. Finding relatively inexpensive housing was becoming more difficult, and when the dogs and I decided we wanted to go to, housing became even more elusive. Therefore, off we went on a search for our 'dog house on wheels.'

I have to tell you, purchasing an RV for the first time, is FAR more daunting a task than purchasing a home. We had no idea what the heck we were looking at, what questions to ask...it was truly dumb and dumber! All I knew is that I wanted a diesel engine, and like magic, one appeared within our price range.

We put almost 4000 miles on our RV in the past 9 months, with a round trip from SC to Vail, Colorado being the longest in both travel distance, and time away from home (2 months for the dogs and I, 3 months for my husband). In addition, we've take the dogs to the beach, as well as the local lake a few weekends, and really do enjoy our RV.

I still worry about owning an older model RV, as I know the financial drain that RVs, in general, can have. We're certainly far from being wealthy (hence the reason why we travel to Colorado to work for the summer), but so far it's been a good experience.

If any of you are traveling through the Vail Valley's western end during the month of June, July or August, we'll be the Safari with the eagle mural parked at River Dance RV Park in Gypsum, CO. I can't guarantee I can cook you a nice meal, but we do generally have an adult beverage or two on hand that we can offer a parched traveler!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by glfprncs: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hello neighbor and welcome to iRV2.com. Please feel welcome and come back and visit us often.
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Welcome to our forum. You and your hubby sound alot like us. Larry always told people we bought a MH so we could take the dogs along and he would not have to kiss them goodbye. Funny man. You will find lots of nice folks on here to help.
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Glad to have you here on IRV2. Lots of folks to help in any way we can.

Let everyone know if you make it down to Houston area.

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glfprncs, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the new to you Safari. I am sure you will like both it and the forum. You will find we are a group of fun lovig RVers that like to help each other where we can. If you have any questions just ask. Good luck and take care.
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Welcome glfprncs to irv2 glad to have you aboard
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