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Old 03-29-2023, 07:39 AM   #1
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New to RVs - Any advice is appreciated

We have never owned an RV but have owned boats for the last 30 years. We have spent some lengthy periods on them and have taken some trips that lasted a couple of weeks. I mention that because it looks like several of the systems on boats and RVs are similar and we have some experience with those.

One of our two sons will be moving to the West Coast and we have decided that an RV will allow us to spend time with both of them while allowing us to enjoy travelling to some new places. Our plan is to transition to living full-time in the RV. So, I will be looking for help from the experienced RVers on this site. The search function will be put to extensive use but I know I will have some specific questions.

Thanks for giving us access to your site as we are excited to begin this new adventure.
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Old 03-29-2023, 07:53 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We’re sure glad you joined the gang here!

Get out there and start kicking some tires!

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My advice is to sit down and define how you want to travel, what sort of places you want to stay at (full hookup commercial campgrounds, off grid camping, etc.) and use that to determine what sort of RV best fits that style of travel.
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Old 03-30-2023, 06:25 AM   #6
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Lots of decisions

We will do some traveling as we would like to visit those areas of the country we have never been to which is most of it. Our son is moving to California while the other one is staying here in Ohio. We were hoping to spend the winter months near him and return here for the summer. On the way out and back is when we will take different routes to see some new places. My thoughts are that we will be looking for campgrounds with hook-ups for most days. We expect to have to make some changes in our plans as we go. Storage seems very important and we hadn't really thought much about that till now.
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Old 03-30-2023, 06:36 AM   #7
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Welcome aboard.. We more or less got an RV to visit family too. You can buy a lot of hotel rooms for the cost and upkeep of an RV so just be aware you wont save any money by not going to a hotel. But it is much more fun than to go into an old dark hotel room that may or may not been properly cleaned.
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