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Old 05-23-2019, 03:11 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 27
State: Texas
Posts: 24
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Smile Greetings from Texas


We are Diana and Kerry from the Gulf Coast. We just purchased a Thor 2016 Windsport 27 from PPL of Houston. We had a really good experience with them.

Thank you to Mark, the salesman, Jules, the closure, Jennifer, Diane, Sharon, the insurance sales person, and Horsis, the make ready tech.

We are new to RVs. This is our first one. None of our families were into RV, either tent camping, hotel, or cabin. (Roughing it was black and white TV!)

My wife has asthma, and we thought the RV would be a good way to travel since you can never tell when someone will scent the public bathrooms and the hotel rooms with something disgusting.

We are thinking of picking a RV park close to home for our first try.

Later, we are planning on traveling to Atlanta to visit family. We are also thinking about traveling in August to get away from the gulf coast heat.

We are retired, and plan to do some traveling.

I have been reading the site, and I downloaded Ed's user manual. It looks like it has some really good checklist.

Any help or suggestion would be appreciated! RV parks suggestions, What we should bring, what tools need to kept with the RV.


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Old 05-23-2019, 03:27 PM   #2
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Model: Axis 24.4
State: Michigan
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Congratulations and welcome.

Looks like you're already starting with some good ideas (pick a park close to home for the first trip, then make smaller trips until you're comfortable operating everything, etc.).
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:35 PM   #3
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Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
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Texas has many great state parks with full hookups for RV. I recently spent a week at Fort Griffin (near Albany) with the Texas state longhorn herd. Full hookups at $28 a night. The hill country has many campgrounds. We like the COE Canton Lake Potters Creek which is close to us.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:16 PM   #4
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Model: 2016 Hurricane 27K
State: Florida
Posts: 2,749
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What they said. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase.

(Now you need to change your brand from "Just Looking.") You are now an owner!
If all else fails, read the directions!!
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:21 AM   #5
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welcome from north eat texas wayyyy up in the piney woods
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:11 PM   #6
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Model: Vegas 27.7
State: California
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Welcome to the Forum!

Glad to join in welcoming u to the forum! Noticing asthma... We both have COPD and have oxygen concentrators and other equipment on board. If you have questions, just ask. We were helped so much by the advice here... again welcome!
Thor Vegas 27.7 Wrangler JK w/Sea Eagle inflatable in cargo rack. Love God, Lynne and Scandal & Red our Aussies. Makes a full house on the road.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:06 AM   #7
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Model: Palazzo 33.2
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Welcome! We got into RV'ing for similar reasons (needing to take my wife's health comforts with us) and are now spoiled with always being home, no matter where we go.
I would recommend trying all of your systems at a place with full hook ups as if you didn't have them just to make sure they work or what their limitations are (i.e. how fast you go through your water, how fast the holding tanks fill, how long batteries last without generator, etc.) so you know how everything works before you need it when you didn't plan on it.
Learning the process of when to switch the fridge or water heater from gas to electric etc. in order to manage all of your resources so you can enjoy your trips for as long as possible is part of the learning curve.
Never be afraid to chat up your RV'n neighbors if you have questions as most are happy to help and proud to share their knowledge, experience and opinions.
Have fun!
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