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Old 02-29-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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Hello from FL


My wife and I are in our 40s, and just getting into RVing. I'm an overseas contractor, and my wife is recently retired from the military.
We've decided that with my work schedule and her being retired to try the fulltiming it. While aim OCONUS, she will camp near her parents or at Fort Wilderness, and when I'm home we will head out west. We will have to go to FL and TX a good bit as well.
We will be traveling with our three dogs, and flat towing a Jeep Wrangler at least for now. Our target kick off is Jan/Feb of next year. We are glad to be here, and hoping for lots of advice and guidance.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your spouses retirement. Sounds like a fun plan you have developed. What kind of RV are you looking for?

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Old 03-01-2016, 08:06 AM   #4
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You're in the right place for advise and help. Glad you're here.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:30 AM   #6
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Glad you joined us here.

Sounds like you two have a nice plan.

Happy Trails!!
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:59 PM   #7
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Hi Davo,

Welcome to the forum. You definitely came to the right place to research anything RV. Thank your wife for her service, we do appreciate it.

Start reading some of the older threads. Just search through and find something that interests you or ask questions, there are plenty of people here with a lot of knowledge and they are willing to share it.

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Old 03-01-2016, 11:10 PM   #8
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To expand on where we are, and our interests;
We plan to purchase Jan/Feb 2017, and begin to fulltime as soon as we sell the house. Wife and dogs will camp near her parents when I'm OCONUS. We are quite interested in a " gently used" diesel less than three years old, but won't start looking at those until late fall. Our criteria for used would include finding an RV used by non-smokers.
As for now we are spending our weekends shopping and looking at floor plans. We are looking at Class A diesel and gas, as well as Super C diesels.
Minimum 38 feet
Good Arctic pack
Very open floor plan (3 dogs)
Lots of storage (an issue in the Dynamax Force I like does not have according to wife)
Ability to safely tow a jeep or larger SUV through the western mountains.
Washer dryer- pstackable
1 1/2 bath
After negotiations, we' d like to be around $ 185k-our research indicates that we should expect a 30-40 % drop below MSRP, so we
plan on $185k + 30-40 % when we are looking.
ETA HH6 Says we have to have bunk beds too.

As we will have to return to FL and TX regularly, I am concerned about gas burners, but wife loves the space of the Georgetown XL...we are als considering a Legacy. All thoughts and advice is welcome.
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