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Old 07-14-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Just retired two weeks ago, my DW and I are going to jump into the RV lifestyle. This will be our first time RV, we got turned on to it by a friend who loaned us his 25' coachman class C for a weekend. We loved it, now shopping diesel pushers.

Let me say thanks in advance for all the good advise I am sure I will get here. Looking forward to some good times ahead!

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And congratulations on your retirement. Have fun on your search. Lots of good info here.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:24 PM   #3
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Always fun shopping. Good luck and enjoy your retirement.
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Welcome, you have a good friend not to many people loan their Rv.
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:43 AM   #10
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Welcome, you have a good friend not to many people loan their Rv.
Agreed! It was all a ploy to get us into RVing so we could join them in the future. It worked!

Thanks everyone.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:45 AM   #11
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Hey, kennymac !!!!!
Congrats on your retirement!
You were really fortunate to be able to borrow a MH from a friend.
Best wishes and good luck on your search!
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:18 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum. A DP is a big piece of equipment for a first time coach. You may be interested in some nice gas models for the first one. Just my two cents worth.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:41 PM   #14
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Welcome to the forum...and on your very recent retirement. My wife and I will both retire in 20 days...so I fully understand your excitement.

One thing this forum is full of are experiences, opinions, and facts (although it is sometimes hard to distinguish between the them &#128576 from well intentioned members. Here are things that we considered:

How will you use the coach (I will say coach ... But you may ultimately select a 5'er, or travel trailer),
Will size matter in where you plan visit,
Will you be towing a car,
Does the floor plan meet your needs and wants (VERY IMPORTANT THAT DW IS SATISFIED HERE),
New or pre-owned,
Engine type (gasser or diesel)

The last two items are real hot buttons on this and other forums. IMHO, everyone has valid points for those two items.

Because of our age (over 65), we were given the excellent advice to purchase your third coach first. We don't have the resources to recover from a poor decision so we researched (RV forums, dealerships, RV EXPO's, talked with friends and strangers about their RV experiences) for two years before pulling the trigger on our coach.

Take your time and enjoy the process...and welcome again to the forum and the RV lifestyle.

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