Welcome to the forum, it's a great place with a wealth of information and very knowledgeable people willing to help.
I would say start going to RV shows while you await the spot at your favorite CG. You'll eventually walk into rig that will just say "Welcome Home" and they often sell year old models for a lot less at these shows. Ya want to get them low because of the depreciation unless you want used and no payments.
Just ask and people here will help with advice. Hope you enjoy the forum and get all the info you need. Congrats on the retirement. Lynne
Retired January 4th, 2018 Lynne & Jerry RVM 105
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