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penguincp 03-30-2015 01:41 PM

Hi all!
Here we are and we're totally new to this.

jfran304 03-30-2015 01:43 PM



Mike and Cha 03-30-2015 02:00 PM

Hi and welcome to IRV2. Not sure at you are looking for but this is the place to get your questions answered. I would suggest you do all the research you can prior to making a purchase. We spent two years looking, even though we have had RV's/Boats prior to this. It doesn't have to take that long but doing your research first will help you to buy the RV that best fits your needs. Read all the Manufacturer forums, see what people like/don't like about their RV's, see what problems they have had, downtime in the shop, customer service ect. You will start to develop a sense of what you want/don't want. Then go out and look at them, test drive as many as you can if looking for a MH, and then you will develop a better sense of what "quality" you are looking for. For some it's price, others build quality, appearance, customer service, ect.

Don't be afraid to buy bigger than you originally planned or spend a few thousand more. You will find at the starting price point and extra even $10k may be worth it to buy what you really want or a better quality MH/RV. If you are financing you are talking about an extra $70 per month to get what you want and be happy with it as opposed to it just being ok, or sitting in the shop for weeks waiting to have repairs done that should have never left the factory let alone the dealership. Buying too small will last forever or until you sell and buy another one, where as if you go a little bigger you will get used to it in a few trips. The biggest thing is get the floor plan that works best for you, along with a quality build. Don't be in a rush to buy, they will always be available, and looking for one is half the fun. Good luck and keep us posted.

penguincp 03-30-2015 02:15 PM

Thanks Jon

penguincp 03-30-2015 02:18 PM

Mike and Cha, thanks for the advice but we have a great camper which we purchased last fall.

Mike and Cha 03-30-2015 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by penguincp (Post 2488211)
Mike and Cha, thanks for the advice but we have a great camper which we purchased last fall.

Ok, no problem, from your original post I thought you were just getting started. You are in the right place though to find out anything from how to do repairs to trip planning. It's a great site with a lot of combined knowledge.

TonyDi 03-30-2015 03:23 PM


Glad to have you here with us. Happy trails!:dance:

t55watson 03-30-2015 03:30 PM

:welcome:2 rules to remember. Rule 1..When pulling into are never in a hurry. Rule 2...shiny side up. :whistling::whistling:

JohnRR 03-30-2015 03:44 PM

This was the first place I came to when I got my first and only RV.

Knightab 03-30-2015 03:54 PM

Welcome to the RV life!

MSHappyCampers 03-30-2015 04:53 PM

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

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

anthonynalli 03-30-2015 04:59 PM

We're newbies too and I can't tell you how much I've learned in the last 3 months since getting on this crazy train! Actually, yes I can... I've blogged about it!:cool:

Learning, learning, and more learning! | Outlaw Pilots RV Travel Blog



denlock 03-30-2015 05:22 PM


Medico 03-30-2015 06:22 PM Welcome and glad to meet you!

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