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Old 07-05-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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Doing my research

Hi! I'm not yet an RV owner, but I hope to be by this time next year. Right now I'm researching units in search of what's right for me. I think I want a late-model, low-mileage class A gas around 35 feet. I'm enjoying the research a lot and looking forward to new information from this website.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hi Wildhog! I am new to the RV world as well - but am very satisfied with my choice to full-time and travel. Keep up the research and make sure to go tour as many RV's as you can. When I started looking I was almost dead set on a Class C and was thinking vintage... And I ended up with a 2004 Class A Winnebago Brave; which I couldn't be happier with

Be picky and get what you want out of the RV, and there are so many out there so don't settle.

Good luck and welcome to the forum!
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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Welcome to both of you. This forum has been the best resource I have found to date, being in the rv world for two years. You can search just about any subject up top in the forums search box, just be specific, and all the previous posts will be there to help.

We started with a class C diesel sprinter, then wanted a little more room. Settled for a 35 ft. That has all our needs, plus a king bed. Comfort became an issue, so that's why we upgraded. We spent a year looking, and changed our minds numerous times, finally getting the one that most met our criteria.

Take your time, and take notes! It's easy to get confused, but easier that way to narrow down the list.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:15 PM   #4
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Look Look Look! Don't buy the first RV you see, EVER!
Lots and lots of available units. Many with real good prices. Negotiate hard.
No used unit will be 100% OK. There will always be some things needing attention. How much and how expensive is up to your limitations and desires.
Walk away if its not what you want or the deal you want-price or unit.
No is always an option. Walk away and keep looking unless it is everything you want. You WILL find what you want.
Last item- never trust the one selling to give you all the information on a used unit. Learn what to look for and get everything in writing. Everything! You can always add to a contract before you sign. Afterwards you're on your own.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:39 AM   #5
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Good morning! My husband and I are not RV owners yet, but plan on buying by next spring. We have been camping with friends in their 5th wheel for the past year. A friend recommended this site and though it is a bit overwhelming going through the posts, I am finding a lot of great information.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:50 AM   #6
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:21 AM   #7
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:48 AM   #8
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Welcome aboard......We did the same thing you did. Researched for about a year before finding the one we liked. Best of luck with your search.

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Old 07-06-2015, 07:38 PM   #9
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:16 AM   #10
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:15 PM   #11
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Welcome! We are in the same boat as you. We have been researching what coach will work best for us. Research as much as you can, and this forum is a wealth of information. Use the "search" feature that's available, and don't be afraid to ask questions. We have driven 5-6 hours and made weekend trips just to go through coaches we thought we liked. We went to shows and talked to full-timers and people who have had coaches for many, many years. We thought we knew what we wanted, until we talked to a few people at the Phoenix RV Show a few months ago. Well, after researching what they said, we have now changed our minds on what we want, have test driven and walked through the coach and am convinced now on what we want. We even went to a few RV parks and walked through and talked to people there. Information is power. Good luck on your research!
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