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Old 11-25-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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Looking at RVing around the country. Trying to decide what level of RV to invest in or to rent for a while to get the feel for RVing. Maybe even buy one to use and then rent it the rest of the year.

Just looking at all the options.
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Welcome to retirement! There are lots of choices take your time, reseach, talk to owners, go to RV shows. Spend time in campgrounds and ask campers how they like thier ... whatever you are interested in.

Some campgrounds have rental camping cabins or RV park models to cottages from rustic- bring your own linens to fully furnished. Depends on your budget and tastes. It gets you staying in the campground where you can experience the area and look around at various set ups people have and learn how to do things. Bring bicycles if you have them.

Campers are usually friendly helpful people but sometimes you need to initiate the conversation. Have fun exploring, collect your notes, don't believe salespeople at the dealerships do your own homework. Only you have your best interests and finances at heart.
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Looking at RVing around the country. Trying to decide what level of RV to invest in or to rent for a while to get the feel for RVing. Maybe even buy one to use and then rent it the rest of the year.

Just looking at all the options.


Are you thinking a travel trailer (TT) or a MH? I wouldn't do the renting it the rest of the yr. thing. Would you want someone like yourself currently without a lot of experience getting behind the wheel of your MH and heading out on vacation? I would do your research on here and try a ice used unit.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:37 AM   #4
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the retirement! Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

Congrats on your retirement. Go to as many dealers as you can and look at the different models and options. Picture yourself in it. Will it work? BTW ignore the salesman.
Renting out your RV is a bad idea. Repairs to RVs will be often and expensive if you do so. People don't tend to take care of other peoples property.

Happy Trails!!!
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:54 AM   #6
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Greetings, and welcome!
I retired 12/31/14 and it has been the best( blessed) time ever. This site is super helpful and a ton of experienced travelers to help out .
Wife and I bought class C and towed (toad) Honda our first go round . Great time with it , but decided to sell after first year and have been without rig since.
Bought a half ton pick up and have our sights on a light weight TT for the new year. Will check out some RV shows this winter to see what’s new out there..!
Plan on doing that for awhile and then who knows, maybe a class A after that..?
A lot of options out there, so have an open mind and enjoy the ride!

God bless...!
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Are you thinking a travel trailer (TT) or a MH? I wouldn't do the renting it the rest of the yr. thing. Would you want someone like yourself currently without a lot of experience getting behind the wheel of your MH and heading out on vacation? I would do your research on here and try a ice used unit.
The rental places put people in RV's everyday that have no experience with them.
I've been RV'ing since I was 10 and retired Jan 31st, 1998, but kept working till the late DW could retire.
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:27 PM   #8
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Hello wwwtractor,

Welcome to the Forum! Congratulations on the retirement, I will follow you 4 days later.

Go to the following website to look at all types of RVs. The floorplans are posted and it can give you an idea of what might interest you.

pplmotorhomes.com

I got some really good advice when I came here. There are times you will stop for lunch and eat what you have in the rig. It is important that when your slides are in that you can reach your fridge, sink, cupboards, table. You get the idea.

Slides add a LOT of extra space to a rig. When you look at a rig they usually show you with the slides all out. Before buying, have them put them in and see if you could live with the slides in or not. Do you have to crawl over each other to get into bed with the slide in? Some of us stay at a rest stop or Walmart's for the night. Saves money and the rig is fully self sufficient so it can be done.

When inside a rig, sit down and look around. Pretend to work in the kitchen preparing a meal, does it work, is there enough room? Get in the shower, can you raise your elbows and wash your hair?

What do you absolutely have to take along with you? Is there storage room for all those items. What do you absolutely have to have in your RV and what would you LIKE to have in your RV.

This is a great hobby and the right rig can make a huge difference! Find a good one and enjoy camping or glamping as we call it. As far as renting your rig. Might want to check with your insurance co. They usually will NOT cover it.

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this place is great

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Buy your 3rd RV first.Avoid the first two.
Bought first rv tomakwme a trip. Turned out it was nice but too small. Needed washer and dryer. Did not tow at that time . nNow have used Newmar 1999 much better then first two Fleetwood priducts. Tow car no need for washer dryer. Big plus: no payments!!😍😍😍😍😍
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