Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5
What a Surprise!

Well color me surprised. I NEVER thought we'd own an RV but here we are. Bought a 34 footer from a friend and have enjoyed every minute of it. Well, most minutes anyway. We're currntly in the desert at Borrego Springs, CA and plan to come back for the balance of the winter months. Look forward to making lots of new friends and seeing new places. Everyone is so freindly and helpful; it kinda makes me want to quite my job and get out on the road.

kady101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Anacortes, WA (Stick & Brick)
Posts: 2,641
There are occasional minutes when you think "Why did I get into this?" We thought that frequently when we had our first RV, an '85 Class C with a Ford 460. In two seasons we spent so much on repairs, we reckoned each night away cost about $400!

We finally got back to the lifestyle last summer with the rig in our signature and we love it! Our older dog has trouble getting up the steps (it's a basement model), but we're having a ball. Can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit so we can get back on the road.

Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and ex-RVers.
frankdamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
RickO's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,530
Welcome to the forum Kady and congrats on your new rig! Tell us more about your 34 footer and how you plan to use it.

BTW, there's nothing like quitting work (at least retiring) and hitting the road.

Best of luck...

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 09:12 AM   #4
Community Moderator
JMonroe's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Santa Fe Skies, Santa Fe New Mexico
Posts: 7,152

Expect the unexpected, at the most inconvenient time, and then roll with it. That's the best advice anyone can give you about the RV life style. That said, there's no better way to travel, meet new friends or to expand your horizons than in an RV.

Don't be shy about telling us of your adventures or in asking questions. Some of us have to live vicariously through the experiences of others while 'hibernating' for the winter, and if you run into trouble, someone here has 'been there, done that' and may be able to help.

Happy trails...
Jay & Peggy Monroe with Dolly
Can't take it with you - don't plan on leaving any behind
2016 Newmar London Aire 4553, Spartan chassis
2017 GMC Acadia toad
JMonroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5
We're currently in Borrego Springs. You need to get down here to escape the cold. Lot's of Washington and Canadian plates. Temps in the 70's. BTW everyone has a dog. The park is very dog friendly.
kady101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5
The plan is to get out of the cold atleast once a month and get in some golf and hard core loafing. So far so good!

kady101 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surprise wa7hra Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 1 02-28-2010 04:47 PM
Recommendations for Snake Avoidance Training in Surprise, AZ AZPops RV'ing with Pets 5 01-14-2010 12:30 AM
Journey 39QD Entrance Door Surprise journey15 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10 06-28-2009 08:11 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.