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Old 09-15-2016, 12:07 PM   #1
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Thinking about RVing

I am giving serious thought about becoming a full-timer. I haven't RVed before, but divorce and retirement in the recent past have changed my perspective about what is important. I had the idea to go full time a couple weeks ago and put it on hold until I knew more, kind of thought it would wait until spring. But I went to the show in Hershey, PA yesterday, attended some seminars and talked with a number of people. Then I joined this forum last night and read a lot of posts and replies. Now I am excited to start. I am beginning the search for a used RV, thinking class A. I'm sure I'll be on here often getting advice and ideas.

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Welcome aboard. Someone on here will be able to answer your questions. There's a wealth of knowledge here, so don't be afraid to ask any question. Take care.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

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As much as we love it, it isn't for everybody.

Before you get too far, rent a coach for a week and make sure it is something you really like.

As a solo traveler, at least you won't be crowded.

Now, Buying used is smart, but don't spend money until you really know the condition of the coach. Never pay the asking price. It doesn't matter how nice it looks, you will probably have to plunk a couple of grand into it before you go anywhere. I don't know how to find a good surveyor/inspector, but probably someone here can.

There are lots of things you may not have thought of, like legal residence and how to handle mail. These things can be managed, but you have to set it all up.

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Kerri reading and learning. Floorplan and storage are important if you full-time. Diesel rigs can carry allot more than gas rigs. Buy an older rig, but have chassis and house inspected, so you know what you are buying. Took me 10 months to find my rig, so don't rush into buying anything

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