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Old 09-07-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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My name is TW and I live in BC. I'm retired Pilot and Businessman.
My RVing started in EL PASO / TX
Was based in Fort Bliss for 5 years and lived in El Paso (1966 - 1669)with the family.
During that time I rented a TT behind a VW Variant (54 HP) for a 6 week vacation trip to Teton and Yellowstone....
what a TRIP. Against headwinds I had to use the 3rd gear a lot of times, but we made it and even back to El Paso via Denver and the Rockies.
In Canada we bought 75 our first TT (TERRY - 23.5 ft), 76 followed by a CONCORD MH (28ft) with a Dodge 440, followed by over 30 years of making money, at least I tried to.
A few years ago we bought a 88 Winnebago - Chalet (32 ft) and since last year we own a Newmar Bay Star 2901. Wanted something new, was fed - up with the repair bills for such an old MH...WINNEBAGO... I was the 3rd owner.
The DW is still flying and will retire in about 16 month... Can't wait for that to happen... Want to travel and see whats around the corner...
After reading about the troubles with most manufacturers here, I still do not KNOW what to buy????
Was hoping to get one from Dutch Star up and between 40 - 45 ft... Time will tell what product / manufacturer it will be...!!!!!!?
I guess they all have a good and a bad side....,
but when I hear about poor customer service, a big RED flag comes up and blocks my blood to the brain...

Happy RVing
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
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My name is TW and I live in BC. I'm retired Pilot and Businessman.
My RVing started in EL PASO / TX
Was based in Fort Bliss for 5 years and lived in El Paso (1966 - 1669)with the family.
During that time I rented a TT behind a VW Variant (54 HP) for a 6 week vacation trip to Teton and Yellowstone....
what a TRIP. Against headwinds I had to use the 3rd gear a lot of times, but we made it and even back to El Paso via Denver and the Rockies.
In Canada we bought 75 our first TT (TERRY - 23.5 ft), 76 followed by a CONCORD MH (28ft) with a Dodge 440, followed by over 30 years of making money, at least I tried to.
A few years ago we bought a 88 Winnebago - Chalet (32 ft) and since last year we own a Newmar Bay Star 2901. Wanted something new, was fed - up with the repair bills for such an old MH...WINNEBAGO... I was the 3rd owner.
The DW is still flying and will retire in about 16 month... Can't wait for that to happen... Want to travel and see whats around the corner...
After reading about the troubles with most manufacturers here, I still do not KNOW what to buy????
Was hoping to get one from Dutch Star up and between 40 - 45 ft... Time will tell what product / manufacturer it will be...!!!!!!?
I guess they all have a good and a bad side....,
but when I hear about poor customer service, a big RED flag comes up and blocks my blood to the brain...

Happy RVing
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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TW...
Welcome to iRV2! You will find all sorts of information here- along with many folks willing to give you their opinion-especially when you ask!
You are correct in regards to the manufacturers -when you say that they all have their good & bad side. You will find some members very loyal to their manufacturer while others will be the opposite...so always remember to take everything with a grain of salt (except for mine yes..I am kidding)
Do your homework - find the floorplan that will work..and know that you WILL have some issues with a new coach that will need to be addressed...but most of the time-you will have a great road-home when those things are addressed!

Again-welcome to iRV2..we hope you visit & post often!

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:56 AM   #4
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Glad to have you on iRV2.com and hope you are back often. Feel free to ask any questions.

You will get lots of opinions on manufacturers. By the nature of people, what ever brand they have ...it is the best. You do not want to tell anyone that you bought a piece of junk.

Manufacturers all have issues, some more than others and some do not want to acknowledge that they ever have a warrant issue. The dealer is very important as he is your primary contact.

Remember that the dealer is not your best buddy, he is in the business to sell RVs, not be your friend. So, anything they promise needs to be in writting in the contract.

Have fun shopping.

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Old 09-08-2008, 04:13 AM   #5
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TW;

Welcome to IRV2. You have found the friendliest site on the Internet IMHO. You have also come to the right place for your answers. We have a great group of folks here with a wealth of experience. Good luck on your search.

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for your welcome.....
I will find a MH, that we will be happy with. The RV shows just start now in a few weeks. Time to do look again.

Thanks and hopefully we will meet some or all of you down the road

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TW, let me also welcome you to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I know you will enjoy this website and forum. Keep us posted and stay safe.
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