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Old 12-22-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Greetings from "Newbie"

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New, "wannbe" RVer here, looking for advice and knowledge. I plan on retiring in a few years, perhaps to go "full-time" RVing or a good part of the year, we'll see.

I do have a suitable tow vehicle, a 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Supercab 4x2 with the 3.5 Liter ecoBoost V6, factory towing package, with 8600 lbs. tow capacity.

I am currently looking at two possible "starter" used RVs, just to get used to it and see how I like it, without a big investment upfront.

One is a 2013 R-Vision Trail-Lite Trek 212RB (I have posted in the Travel Trailer forum for advice on this one) and the other is a 2007 Keystone Outback 18RS.

Until I retire, I'd like to use whatever I purchase now for extended weekend trips and the like, before jumping into the "RV Life" in a bigger way.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

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You could start out with a used TT but please consider renting a trailer or two for this experimental period. It is GREAT that you are planning ahead and don't have "hot" pants to buy something...anything!
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You could start out with a used TT but please consider renting a trailer or two for this experimental period. It is GREAT that you are planning ahead and don't have "hot" pants to buy something...anything!
Renting a time or two was my first thought. Unfortunately, living in the rather isolated mountain area of WNC (not too far from Great Smoky Mountains NP), there are no nearby places to rent an RV. I looked at some places in Atlanta, GA (2 hrs. SW of here), more populated areas in NC, and online rental websites, but at $100+/night for the typical travel trailer, I'd have a down payment invested in rental fees before long! That's why I'm thinking of buying used at the best deal I can for right now, not have too much invested, and something I can just "dump" at a loss and not lose too much if I don't like RVing.

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Hi Larry! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!



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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

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Thank you for your explanation!
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:33 AM   #8
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Greetings from "Newbie"

Thanks to all on the very welcoming comments on my first posting.

Looks like the RV community is a very warm and inviting one. I look forward to actually acquiring a rig and meeting some of you folks out on the road!

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