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Old 10-31-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hello everybody! I'm hoping to buy an RV next summer to full-time in. I'm a single female in the mid 30's and am a little nervous but excited as well. I'm thinking of getting a Class C since it seems easier to drive, but am also considering a 5er and paying a company to move it when I have to move again in 2 years for my job. I look forward to learning a lot from these forums.

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Hello Lisa and welcome to the forum. There's a lot to learn about RVs, so you have come to the right place!

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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Hi Lisa, Welcome to the group. Ask plenty of questions before you make a decision and I'm sure you will find what will work for you. Good luck.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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Ask away on the questions and you will get lots of answers and opinions.

As for living, the 5er will be the best bet. With a class C (or A) you rally need to break camp about every 4 to 6 weeeks and drive (minimum of 30 minutes at temperature) the coach to keep everything working and lubricated.

There are a lot of nice used larger 5ers on the market.

Where do you plan to set up your base. You will really want a full time RV. Full time RVs are built heavier and better insulated. Lots of RVs specifically exclude full time use in their warranty, so if new, check the warranty.

If you are near the north Houst, Spring, Conroe area, the Texas Boomers are holding a rally this weekend at Rayford Crossing and the folks there would be more than pleased to show you some of their rigs and more than willing to talk your leg off about RVs. Look farther down the main page to Clubs and rallies, then South Central section and then the Texas Boomers for info. Just stop at the office and tell them you are visiting the Texas Boomers. Madame Boomer is out unoffical leader (Wagon master) other wise known as Sandy can point you the right direction with the crowd.

We are not camping this weekend, but will be out for a visit Saturday afternoon.

One of the Area Leaders, Don and Pat live in Kileen and will be at the rally.

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info and welcome everyone. I can't make it this weekend but live in Killeen also so will contact them.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:49 AM   #6
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Hi Lisa! Welcome to IRV2! It's good to have you with us! You'll find all the information you will need right here! Just take your time and don't make any snap decisions. I think you may be on the right track with a Class C as your first rig. A 5er is nice (we pulled one for 10 years) but then you've got to have the right truck to pull it. Good luck, have fun, and God bless!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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Hello Everyone,
Thanks for the warm welcome. I am not an RVer yet, but am seriously wanting to be. Considering selling, and hitting the rd. Just need to learn a little more about how things work, i guess, to go all in. Since for me, it would be Home. Whether moving down the rd or parked. I hope this is the correct place to introduce myself. Dont really know my way around yet, so forgive me if its not. Lyn

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