Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance 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 01-12-2019, 06:56 AM   #1
Junior Member
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ft Myers Shores, FL
Posts: 4
Just joining & new to RV'ing

I just purchase a 2007 National Seabreeze. It has a 'rebuild' FL title because of a fender bender in 2008 (you would hardly know anything has changed) but I finally found collision & comp insurance with State Farm and a knowledgeable agent.
I am new to owning an RV and RV'ing. I sailed a Morgan 382 for 19 years and now have a "land yacht". At this time I am based in Ft Myers Shores, FL. As many in the group I am looking for all the manuals and information I can get on the '07 Seabreeze.
CaptnSteve 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 01-12-2019, 09:07 AM   #2
Community Moderator
Petro's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Weyauwega, WI US
Posts: 7,627

We are glad you joined us. Congratulations on the purchase of your 2007 National Seabreeze. I believe you have joined the friendliest RV site on the Internet with a wealth of RV information available to you. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions as our members like to help when they can.

Post often and share your new RV adventures with us. Enjoy the forums.

Don & Bev Morgan Weyauwega WI, 05 Itasca Horizon 40KD, 400 HP Cummins, Adopted by a great couple, Toad 07 Saturn Vue AWD, Air Force One, TST 510 TPMS, Mayor of Weyauwega 2007 - 2013, Waupaca Co Board Supervisor 2010 - 2014
Petro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 11:28 AM   #3
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 49,111
Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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 01-12-2019, 08:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
momdoc's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Where we park it!
Posts: 12,374
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. Manuals are hard to come by but read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up. You will find the answers you are looking for

Enjoy the adventure.
2018 Tiffin Allegro RED 37PA
2020 JEEP Trailhawk
momdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2019, 11:56 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Moving out of Connecticut
Posts: 600

Do you know the real big difference between and RV and a boat??
=> Water will leak OUT of an RV. Otherwise same-same.

Anchoring out is now dry camping
Gunkholing is now Boondocking
A Pump Out is now a Dump
You probably have gas for things you used to do other ways
Potable water is still something to find and keep track of
Along side is now a campground, and if it has electric, water, and sewer in the slip (campsite), it will be call FHU (Full Hook Up)
If you are like me, you will spend only a little more on fuel than you did/do at the loft and chandler

Let all of the good habits you acquired sailing carry over. Logs are still good and helpful when you need to remember what/where. For maintenance, it is even more essential because you will have less seasonal things.
Your GPS may be good, but carry paper charts for when it goes out. Navigation is still important. If you are with AAA, order all the charts for every state and city you plan to enter. I still carry a set of charts and a box compass when sailing. I'm paranoid, but I am old and paranoid. It has served me well.

As for manuals, start a folder (big). Decide where it will live.
Know what the Chassis is (Make Model Year) A chassis manual is important to carry. If you need service mid-passage, it is essential. If you can download it, don't keep it on a single device.
You should be able to find manuals for all the installed things online. Do not count on having wire (internet) any more than you did afloat.
Your coach is capable of operation self-contained (just like the Morgan). Take advantage of that when on long passages. There are lots of places to over night park (anchor out) that are low or zero cost.

Both here on the lakes (where I live now as a refugee from the east coast megopolis) and on the coast, I had several guide books to anchorages. There are a few for us RVers, but the best are online. Start with RVParky. It is both a website and an app that can serve you well. There are others, but I am running long here and have two more big things.

First is load and use both the app and website Gasbuddy(.com). With care, you can save a lot of money just by stopping in the right place.

Second is look at FMCA. It may not fit your life, but it is a good group to be associated with for lots of reasons.

I don't have a good equivalent for "Fair Wind and Smooth Sea".

F76Marion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2019, 04:34 AM   #6
Junior Member
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ft Myers Shores, FL
Posts: 4
Thank you for the WELCOME!!!


Thanks for the great welcome and all the similarities! We enjoyed most of our time 'on the water' but there were those instances with sea and weather that we will never forget!!!!

I will copy out your 'welcome' and keep it for future reading!

Picture is our third grandson and me!

CaptnSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2019, 04:38 AM   #7
Junior Member
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ft Myers Shores, FL
Posts: 4
Pictures not showing...

Why are the pictures that I upload not showing up as part of my messages??
Capt Steve
CaptnSteve 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
FT'ing to Prepare for FT'ing Chatley Full-Timers 7 07-06-2015 10:24 PM
Joining the RV ranks! Just got our first RV exploring New Rig Show-Off! 27 01-30-2014 05:18 AM
Hi From NH; Just Joining the Adventure Soody New Member Check-In 11 12-18-2012 02:12 PM
just joining eagleman99 New Member Check-In 4 11-09-2012 10:24 AM
Just Joining Up Scooterdriver MDT Conversions 5 06-08-2008 06:20 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.