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Old 02-21-2014, 05:16 AM   #1
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I've got a bad case of RV Fever

The symptoms are extreme excitement followed by serious doubt (as in are you sure you want spend this much money). I have had 2 months to gather stuff to go in an RV. It is all piled in my garage and I am ready to for all to go, but scared to the bone to begin the adventure and learn things the hard way. I've gotten 6 different insurance quotes and still cannot pick one! We have another 30 days to wait and I am not sure I can do it. I've been trolling the threads to try to learn what I can, but the process feels a lot like the birth of a child...

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Old 02-21-2014, 05:32 AM   #2
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There is no better way to travel IMHO - happy trails and good luck.

We all were rookies once. It seems like you are are doing things right. Learnimg from the life experiences and issues others have encountered.

When you get your RV, I suggest going over every technical component in the unit. Get all the books. Schematics etc on everything and examine every aspect. And new or used, I recommend checking that all connections are secure and proper. These items can be missed on a PDI, I have found loose screws on electrical connections on a new coach.

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I remember that we felt the same way while waiting for our coach to be built. There were days we wondered "what the heck were we thinking???" That was in late 2012 and were new to RV'ing, never having camped nor driven anything bigger than a Honda.
Now we are on our second, but larger coach and full timing!
Looking back, I wish I had relaxed a little but the worry of the unknown made us prepare and educate ourselves to be safe and secure. We took a driving and other courses, read all the material we could and learned from the experience of others on the forums. I did have to remind myself that most of the forum posts have to do with problems encountered and not the everyday enjoyment of RV'ing.
A little worry is helpful and OK, and all will be well. Enjoy the adventure ahead!
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I had the day after sickness maybe if you take 2 aspirin go to bed maybe it will go away.
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There's a great thread on this forum called "stupid stuff you've done" on the Class A motorhome discussion. I use to read it a lot when it was more active. Great way to learn from others mistakes. Gives you a heads up on things that can happen.

Good luck, have fun.
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