Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > 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 08-17-2014, 05:47 AM   #1
idocdlw's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: FL
Posts: 56
12 Days

Hi all!

Thank you all for your guidance and wisdom. I am a future full-timer. I pick up my Newmar Bay Star 3012 in 12 days. It will be parked in my driveway for approximately a month while I move my things and my furry children (2 kitties, 2 pups) in and acclimate.

Then off to the military FamCamp for a month or two while I learn how to be a full-timer.

I had a huge garage sale this weekend and unloaded sooo much! I hadn't planned on buying my RV for another month or two but got such a good deal on a used, discontinued floor plan model that someone else took the first year's depreciation on that I couldn't pass it up as my "starter".

I still have a lot to do to unload large furniture items and donate unneeded items to friends, family and Goodwill. My house has appreciated since I purchased so should sell quickly if I price it right (and I will).

Love this forum and the support I've received here. Hope to meet some of you on the road in my future travels.

idocdlw is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! 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 08-17-2014, 05:52 AM   #2
Community Administrator

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 53,523
Blog Entries: 1
That's exciting. Hope all goes as planned. Congrats on the new RV.

Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
CLIFFTALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 06:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,893
Congratulations on your new rig and good luck with full timing. Lots of adventures ahead.
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 06:30 AM   #4
Senior Member
DieselTech39's Avatar
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Ham Lake, MN
Posts: 3,038

Glad you're aboard Dawn. Congrats on the new to you rig. If you're solo join us in the Solo RVers Forum too. Best of luck in your plans, enjoy your adventures and be safe.
Have a wonderful day!
Ken (RVM 87)
FT DP Wanna B The journey is the destination!
Retired & perfecting procrastination!
DieselTech39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 06:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
myshaggydog's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: At various Florida State Parks.
Posts: 967
Fantastic and hope the home sells fast. Best of luck on your fulltiming journey.

Happy RV'ing
George and Brenda
2005 Newmar Dutch Star 3810, Spartan with CAT7
2013 Honda Fit
myshaggydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 07:03 AM   #6
idocdlw's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: FL
Posts: 56
Originally Posted by DieselTech39 View Post

Glad you're aboard Dawn. Congrats on the new to you rig. If you're solo join us in the Solo RVers Forum too. Best of luck in your plans, enjoy your adventures and be safe.
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone and thank you DieselTech for the invite...I will definitely continue to look at the Solo forum...I anticipate that I will need advice and support for years to come. So glad to find such a giving community among RVers!!

idocdlw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:30 AM   #7
Senior Member
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome and glad to meet you!
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 11:20 AM   #8
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 54,725
Hi Dawn! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch!

Congrats on the new rig and the upcoming fulltiming!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 04:44 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 847
Welcome to the irv2 gang, Dawn! Glad you decided to join. Congrats on your Newmar purchase and the move toward full-timing. Good luck with the rest of your plans!
Hudgens Family, 2014 Jayco Precept 31ul, 2011 Jeep GC toad, Blue Ox BX7365 towbar, RVi2Brake in Jeep
Hudgens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 06:33 AM   #10
Senior Member
Chiefbvfd's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Buffalo, IA
Posts: 2,825
Terry & Brenda - From the Iowa Banks of the Mighty Mississippi
2011 Winnie Journey 34y, Freightliner / Cummins , 2012 Chevy Colorado Toad

Chiefbvfd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 07:55 PM   #11
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP" & Lehigh Acres Florida
Posts: 21,827

Good luck with your plans.
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L Workhorse W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD 06 Lincoln Mark LT 4X4, 2020 Lincoln Corsair
See My Pace Arrow Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 05:46 AM   #12
Moderator Emeritus
"007"'s Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 30,785
Congratulations on your decision and welcome to the Newmar family.
In case you need it here is a Brochure and Owners Guide so you will have some idea of how items in your coach will function and below in my signature are links to many others for info on your new Newmar.
Safe travels.
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 05:59 AM   #13
Senior Member
Steve N Sal's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,692
Welcome aboard and congrats on your new purchase. Good luck with your new endeavor and hope you enjoy the full time lifestyle. Enjoy and Be Safe!
Steve & Sally / Hudson Our Little Pom / Heidi, Houston & HiTee Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2014, 05:16 AM   #14
idocdlw's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: FL
Posts: 56
Thanks Again

Thank you again for the warm welcome. Coming from a military "family" that has grown over 20 yrs, I wondered if I would ever find the same kind of community fellowship once I retired. I am glad to say that I am finding that here.

Days are dwindling until I pick up the new rig and I am so excited. My HOA has emphatically let me know that the new MH may only be in my driveway while I am actively loading (I may be loading 24/7 for a week or two...LOL) so I have that to deal with. Being a solo and having a car the I would rather sell than make a toad (requires dolly) makes the logistics a lot harder. There is an RV park 1.5 miles from my house so I can bike back and forth while I finalize my "move in". I'm working on getting my motorcycle license so I can put a street legal scooter on the back of the RV to do the back and forth but that's a few weeks out. Once that's done, I'll park my rig at the military FamCamp on Patrick AFB, sell the car and use the scooter to get around while I finalize things that need to be done to sell the bricks and sticks house. I hate having to rely on friends/colleagues for rides here and there...if there are other singles/solos who have advice, please chime in...I'll post this in the "solo" thread as well.

idocdlw 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
Day in US & Days in BC Ron_H Canada Region 26 09-08-2014 05:46 AM
Hot Springs AR & Canton First Monday Trade Days happybooker1 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 0 08-09-2014 10:20 PM
2013 Lazy Days / Anthem War Story Katsuey Entegra Owner's Forum 17 07-04-2014 05:45 AM
Growth of Equalizer Systems Leads Days Corporation Into Its Next Century DriVer RV Industry Press 0 11-08-2013 07:08 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.