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2/10/16 12:08 A

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2/9/16 12:44 P

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Hi again,

Thanks for all the welcomes and info. I look forward to being a part of this team!

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Sue, I would suggest if you are planning on living in your RV that you get one with plenty of storage, you don't realize it until you are trying to stash everything you need for everyday life. We have a 42 foot 5th wheel that we travel in, but still have a home in Texas. Manufacturers these days are pretty good at using every square inch, but just be sure to look it over well before buying and do your homework on brands. Some are made better than others and you won't be happy if your RV falls apart on you going down the road, especially when you are trying to live in it. Dealers often aren't good at servicing what they sell, so be sure to check the service department out before you buy, hopefully by having them give you customer references. We have a BIG RV center here in Cleburne Texas which sells thousands of RV's a year, but is poor about warranty work. Mark my words, something WILL go wrong with your new RV.....it is inevitable. Be sure that the service department is prompt in getting RV's with problems in and fixing them quickly, too!

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2/7/16 10:38 P

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Welcome, Sue. We have been RVing for 45 yrs. from a tent (popup) trailer to the travel trailers. We currently have a 32 ft. travel trailer and love it. We had planned on 6-9 months of travel throughout the winter and summer in MN at our home but got sidetracked by buying a mobile home in a park in TX. Still into travel and this summer will be looking at downsizing the MN. home but we haven't been home since Sept. of 2014. Too long!! We can all give you some good tips.

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2/7/16 4:12 P

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Welcome Sue. We've lived in our 5th for 10 years. We up sized about 3 yrs ago. Good luck in finding what you want Look around, ask questions, and I agree you might want to rent some to figure out what you want and sizes. Check out RV shows. We are all here to help

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2/7/16 1:35 P

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Hello Again!
You have come to the right team. Several of us have already been through what you intend to do. We live 8 mos of the year out of our MH. We sold our home in the country about 4 yrs ago. It was a big project to downsize but we have never looked back. We were going to be full time RVer's but when my DH had major heart issues, I felt more comfortable to have a place to call home because I do not drive the MH. So we sold our home and acreage and bought a double wide manufactured home in a park close to our kids. Now I feel better having a home as security yet not too much invested so we feel free to galavant across the country. Right now we are spending our winter in Mesa, AZ.



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Welcome to the RV world. My personal thought would be if you are considering a trailer that long to rent one first for a weekend and try it out, pulling a trailer if you don't have experience with towing could discourage the whole idea of the trip. I personally like motorhomes i have had anything from a 32ft to a 19 ft and like the 19 ft the best, big enough to sleep in comfortably, and small enough that you can go into any town and park. All the best in your new adventure. Gordon

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2/7/16 12:51 P

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I'm a total newbie to RVing (in fact we've never done it yet), but I saw this team and thought I'd get some good tips. We are both retired and are planning to sell our house later this year, put our stuff in storage, and start a cross-country adventure with our cat in tow. We live on the outskirts of Reno, NV on 40 acres now, so it will be quite a lifestyle change. We're looking into trailers, about 24-26 ft, trying to decide whether to get one light enough to pull with my 2002 Avalanche, or get a new truck capable of hauling something a little bigger. Having never done this before, it's a tough decision. There's so much to learn and so much stuff to get rid of! It should be a busy year, but we're looking forward to it! Looking forward to getting to know you guys!

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