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Old 06-27-2022, 12:40 PM   #1
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We are excited to officially join this group!
R1 will be retiring soon. How soon depends on the type of day he has had! 😅
We are searching for a diesel pusher in hopes of selling our home and full timing for a couple of years with our pups, R3 + R4.
We have tent camped, owned a pop-up and borrowed a Class C, which we lived in for 3 months while relocating.
We've been reading on this forum for several months, and have mainly learned that we have A LOT to learn! You have all been so helpful and kind to each other. We are glad to be considered part of your group!
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Welcome aboard.
Will you be doing a lot of travelling or a lot of parking ?
Your budget ?
Pre DEF diesels are in big demand now.
Big "A" gassers too.
Both can pull a toad.
Lots to consider.

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I'm in the same boat as you guys. Haven't purchased yet but know the make and model I will be searching for. Try to narrow down a couple brands and follow their owner pages. For me it is Newmar and Renegade. Invaluable what you can learn from others on here
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of friends here with good information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up or add information if you can.

Good luck on the RV search and enjoy the adventure!
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Welcome Rís!!! No matter what you choose, you will have a great time! Good luck with it!
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We are excited to officially join this group!
R1 will be retiring soon. How soon depends on the type of day he has had! 😅
We are searching for a diesel pusher in hopes of selling our home and full timing for a couple of years with our pups, R3 + R4.
We have tent camped, owned a pop-up and borrowed a Class C, which we lived in for 3 months while relocating.
We've been reading on this forum for several months, and have mainly learned that we have A LOT to learn! You have all been so helpful and kind to each other. We are glad to be considered part of your group!
Blessings!
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Old 06-28-2022, 06:30 PM   #10
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.
We have narrowed our search a bit. We know that we want a diesel pusher with a Cummin's engine and no DEF. We do want slides, the more the better! We will be replacing any carpet with engineered vinyl plank flooring. Must have washer/dryer, or at least a place that one can be retrofitted. We are reading up on refrigerator systems, solar panels and battery systems. So much to learn!
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.
We have narrowed our search a bit. We know that we want a diesel pusher with a Cummin's engine and no DEF. We do want slides, the more the better! We will be replacing any carpet with engineered vinyl plank flooring. Must have washer/dryer, or at least a place that one can be retrofitted. We are reading up on refrigerator systems, solar panels and battery systems. So much to learn!



Welcome aboard R2D.. oh wait. That would be 4XR. Lots of great info. here.
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Old 06-29-2022, 04:59 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by 4xR View Post
We are excited to officially join this group!
R1 will be retiring soon. How soon depends on the type of day he has had! 😅
We are searching for a diesel pusher in hopes of selling our home and full timing for a couple of years with our pups, R3 + R4.
We have tent camped, owned a pop-up and borrowed a Class C, which we lived in for 3 months while relocating.
We've been reading on this forum for several months, and have mainly learned that we have A LOT to learn! You have all been so helpful and kind to each other. We are glad to be considered part of your group!
Blessings!
R2
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Pull up a Stump and Sit a Spell..


A few random thoughts on purchasing Your 1st "Fulltimer RV".


1st.. View the "tag" lines at the bottom of the responding posters..
To give you an Idea of where they are coming from and the equipment they have.



"Full Timer" Living in an RV IS NOT CAMPING...You Are LIVING wherever You are At....Slow down and enjoy the little things, where ever You are at!.



Keep in mind..
You Do Not Know......What You Do Not Know..
GET ANY Used RV Inspected by a Knowledgeable Inspector .. BEFORE You Put Down ANY Non-Refundable FUNDS!!!!

ALSO!!! KNOW YOUR BUDGET!!!... Then ADD 15+% to it 'Cause Poo Happens!

Buying a Motorhome/RV to save money on travel is like buying a boat to save money on fish. [thnx Stu for pointing this out to Me..]

Your 1st coach is simply a learning tool..
When You tour/view "In Person" any perspective coach..


View it First with all slides retracted, then shuck your shoes and do a dry run in the shower, sit on the throne (AND Close the door!), lay on the bed,study the galley(enough counter room/pantry space/pots & pans storage?) Do You have access to all these with slide retracted???
If the coach is fully usable without the slides extended, then give it a second look.
(Think wally-docking,rest areas, truckstops, "Driveway Mooching" @ the kids home,...any where that you cannot/do not have room for the slides to be extended)

BUY USED! & buy one with everything you "think" you want and will need..
IF the perspective coach seems a bit small but still "DO-Able" .......REMEMBER!!!
What seemed small... becomes unbearably TINY after being Coop'd up" for a week or more due to weather...
(AKA.....Cabin Fever)
A coach that is "Too Big" lasts for a week or two..One "Too Small" lasts forever.

And.... You WILL make mistakes and have booboo's We all have.....
Within a year or less, you will discover..about the RV

What you love about the RV...
What you can kinda-sorta tolerate with the RV..
And what you absolutely hate about that !@#$%^%$#@! RV.
Then you can go get what you should have gotten in the first place..
Happy Hunting

Remember!!!!
Every day you "put off" retiring...is just one LESS day you have remaining to enjoy being RETIRED !!!
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Welcome aboard.
Will you be doing a lot of travelling or a lot of parking ?
Your budget ?
Pre DEF diesels are in big demand now.
Big "A" gassers too.
Both can pull a toad.
Lots to consider.

Mike in Colorado
The grand plan is to travel slowly! No need to hurry, we plan to stay a month or more in one place. We will have a toad and will explore while in each area. R1 is a golfer and I am looking forward to having time to paint. We both love hiking with our 2 Austrailian Shepherds.
After reading on this forum, we are deffinately avoiding the DEF's.
Any advice on what to look for or avoid when it comes to slides?
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