Originally Posted by edwhitacre
We have been thinking about getting an RV. But we have so many questions.
I have been looking on this site for new comers to the RV world. and can not fined anything. ( Please note that I am not a computer wiz by no means)
Can someone help me out? would like to no about ins, lic pricing, and the do's and do nots having an RV
Thanks The new "B"
Because you have chosen to ask questions before you buy you are likely to be very pleased with RVing.
I happen to be one who thinks buying new is not a good idea. But, without the folks who have the desire to do just that, those of us who like used would not have such a good selection.
Those of us with dp's (diesel pushers) we are diehards on the topic for the most part. But, by your current attitude, making a good choice for your desires and needs will simply be lots of leg work and priority setting.
Good things to have if you are looking for comfort and conveyance: generator, AGM batteries, pure sine wave inverter, residential refrigerator, washer and dryer (we found the combination unit inconvenient) and a convection/microwave. If you go dp, Freightliner, Cummins ISC or ISL, Alison 3000MH transmission, Onan generator and Magnum pure sine wave inverter.
Pick the floor plan that fits your needs. Find the manufacture that has a good reputation over the long run and then hunt the model and price you are wanting. Compromise is also an option that you must exercise.
Now, my predigests is going to be expressed here. We love our coach. We saw this floor plan at a RV show but it was in the bigger Tour/Ellipse QD model. When we saw the 40U we knew we needed to find one we could afford. It took a 1 1/2 before we came up with this one, and we had to drive 1200 miles to get it, but the hunt was well worth the wait.
For the most part Winnebago industries has a good reputation. They are not perfect but they are better than some other manufactures in this price range. The major problem, across the board, is dealer service. Camping World seems to be leading the pack for poor service.
When you finally settle on a RV, plan to make one of your first trips to the factory service center. This is true for the chassis also. Freightliner in Gaffney, SC is great and these folks seem to really know their chassis. The service techs have not worked the factory assembly jobs but are trained by Freightliner to work on these custom products. I imagine this is true for the other chassis manufactures Winnebago uses.
The Winnebago factory service center in Forest City, IA has a good reputation. These folks are very knowledgeable and often have many many years with the company.
I hope that whatever you choose is a good, long lasting fit for your current and future needs. Happy hunting and happy trails when you finally hit the road.