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FKT4387 11-30-2013 10:18 AM

Newbie in Illinois
We just purchased our first ever RV a Crossroads ST270BH. I also got to purchase a brand new truck for it. Still in shock for spending so much money...

We do not pick it up until March and in the interim have been doing a lot of research/reading. Always looking for good advice and have found all these forums to be great. I try to search prior to posting so if I post something that has been answered in detail just point me in the way. Thanks

My latest search is in the propane campfire fire pits.

So we will be hitting the road it will be myself my wife - 2 of 3 daughters 9/14 and dogs!

aauummm 11-30-2013 10:21 AM

Welcome! Have fun with your new RV and truck!

Petro 11-30-2013 10:28 AM


We are happy you joined us. Congratulations on the purchase of your first RV. I hope you enjoy the lifestyle and this website as much as I do. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions. We have a great group here who like to help when they can.


MSHappyCampers 11-30-2013 10:57 AM

Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us! :dance:

Congrats on the new rig! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless! :thumb::D

OrngTrillium 11-30-2013 11:07 AM

New RV, New Truck, New... well lots of new stuff to go with it. There's only one down side to shiny I can think of. I'm somewhat cheap and may live below my means. So you can probably guess what it is. Should I welcome you, you guys have unleashed some Presidents unto the world. What the hay. Hey! It's IRV and you have the dubious distinction of being welcomed to IRV by me. The good news is the nice lads and lassies are doing the same thing.

Beinvenue au IRV. (That's nothing filthy I assure you mods!)

Medico 11-30-2013 11:23 AM Welcome and glad to meet you!

JohnRR 11-30-2013 12:41 PM

Now for the hard part; waiting.

bdickson 11-30-2013 03:41 PM


FKT4387 11-30-2013 04:05 PM

Thanks to everyone! Trust me it was tough to release the presidents! I broke into cold sweats and also like to live below my means, but wth you only live once and its not going to break the bank.


Chiefbvfd 12-01-2013 07:50 AM

Welcome to the forum....Congrats on your new rig...What part of NW Illinois do you hail from, we are from the Iowa side of the Quad-Cities...:)

FKT4387 12-01-2013 01:09 PM

We are outside of DeKalb IL.

aschuh53 12-01-2013 01:17 PM

welcome to the forum of irv2

what next 12-01-2013 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by FKT4387 (Post 1828247)
We are outside of DeKalb IL.

Welcome from Maple Park.

volvoman 12-01-2013 05:35 PM

welcome to a great site. i'm in rockford il. still in the process of building a class 8 rv. hope to have it done next year.

TKHRV 12-01-2013 05:44 PM

New RV

Originally Posted by FKT4387 (Post 1827201)
Thanks to everyone! Trust me it was tough to release the presidents! I broke into cold sweats and also like to live below my means, but wth you only live once and its not going to break the bank.


My wife and I just purchased a new TV and 5er two weeks ago. It was very stressful especially picking it up and driving from the dealership. We stayed close to the dealership the first night and returned the next morning to have them winterize. I then drove it 120 miles to storage. Only one minor embarrassing problem on the trip.

I pulled into a gas station to get drinks and it was really crowded. I decided to drive out by taking a sharp left then right. During the sharp left turn the brake-away cable drooped down and was caught below the hitch. When I made the right turn it released the pin from the trailer locking the trailer brakes. Took me 15 minutes to figure out how to get the pin back into the hole. I only blocked traffic fifteen minutes so it could have been worse.

So my limited experience can be of value to you I hope.


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