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Old 03-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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So, I've read a whole lot of posts from folks new to IRV2 (like me) and from many long-time, experienced RVers. So here's my story - after years of discussing the purchase and travelling in an RV, my spouse and I have decided to take the plunge. We don't even own a unit yet - but we are actively looking - visiting dealerships and browsing on-line frequently, not only for models and options but also, to get a feel from real RVers about all the many situations that arise, operational problems and challenges, and the whole experience of being on the road in a home on wheels. I sure hope you seasoned RVers will have patience with me, an RV Infant, as I tap your brains for your knowledge and expertise. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place to ask questions and learn. This is a very friendly and informative forum.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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Hey and welcome to the forum. Good luck in your search.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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You have picked a great place to pick the brains of the real "Pros". If you think it someone on here has done it. These guys and gals are the best at answering your questions and solving your problems. Remember, there are no dumb questions so ask away. Welcome aboard and Happy Travels.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by GoingPlaces View Post
So, I've read a whole lot of posts from folks new to IRV2 ...
Every member of this group has that in common: at one time, we were all new to this. No matter what form of RV'ing you pursue, there will be a community here experienced in that area, eager to help.

Welcome aboard!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #6
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What a good idea to start the RV lifestyle. If you want to see the great sights of the United States it's a great way to do it. You not only see sights but along the way you meet some great people,and have a good time. Nothing better than waking up to have coffee somewhere that you only dreamed about seeing, I just love it and hope to do more once I retire. It may not be for everyone but for us that love it nothings better.Our kids still talk and laugh about their camping fun when they were kids, they still share the fun to this day with their kids.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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Hello, welcome and Good luck on search for the right rig for you. You have definately come to the right place for help. The people on this forum are very knowledgeable and friendly. Good luck and keep us posted on what you decide to buy.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:45 AM   #9
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Hello and welcome aboard. You have found the place for the help you'll need down the road. Don't be afraid to ask any questions, we all were in your shoes in the beginning and we all still learn something every day. Hope you enjoy the site and also have a great time shopping for that new rv.
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! Sure happy that you joined us! You'll find tons of information available here from some of the nicest people on the planet! I would suggest posting your individual questions in the the areas of the forum that are most appropriate for that subject. Good luck & God bless!
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #12
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Hi GoingPlaces, welcome to the forum. Where're you looking and what at you looking at?
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We talked to some experienced RV's and then looked for the chassis, diesel, radiator stack and finally brand before buying. Learned a lot and it was fun.
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