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Old 04-27-2019, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hello. I'm brand new to the forum, and will shortly be new to RVing. I'm in the process of looking for a small RV to "get my feet wet". Looking at the Flagstaff Micro Lites.

I have never owned, used, or experienced an RV, and I'm truly looking forward to it. But, I'm also a little scared because of my inexperience. So, I'd love some words of encouragement.

Also, I recently visited a dealer offering the "Warranty Forever" at no cost to the purchaser of a new RV. In addition, the dealer offers annual inspection, at no cost to the purchaser. This makes me lean toward purchase from that dealer. But want to find out if others have knowledge off :-/bored experience with his warranty program.

Thanks to any who can assist.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Good luck with the search for a new rig. I would be very wary of any dealer that gave me forever warranty or free yearly inspections. Look at lots of RVs, lots of dealers and a show or two if you can manage it.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:00 AM   #3
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Hi Nubie,

Welcome to the Forum!

Take your time and read a lot of threads here. You can learn a lot!

Go to and start looking at floorplans. Most people choose their rig on floorplans. They have great diagrams to check out and you can get an idea of what you want or need.

Make a list of your wants, needs, and think about how much storage you will need. What do you plan to take with you. Everything you take has a weight and that needs to be considered into your total weight when loaded including people and animals, food, clothes, tools.

YouTube has a lot of videos on RV's. Enter a subject and start watching, another great way to learn about emptying your tanks, cleaning out your furnace, water heater maintenance, your fridge. Anything really.

I understand your excitement because I was there 5+ years ago. Have had my rig now for 4 years this May. We bought used and are happy with our choice. Take your time.

Water leaks are a death sentence to rigs so make sure to steer clear of leaky roofs, warped sidewalls, and any mold you see inside cabinets, around vents, showers. There are plenty of good RV's out there but it takes time to find them.

Good luck and keep coming back here to learn. Lynne
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Better get busy, you've got a lot of tire kicking to do!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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