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Old 07-30-2019, 10:56 PM   #1
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Hi we are looking to finding out a lot of information before purchasing a motor home. A little nervous about it (not the driving) just never owned one.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:15 PM   #2
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Welcome! You have come to a great place for answers, opinions, and an occasional gripe. Lots of wisdom and knowledge here to give you some guidance.

I bought my first RV last year and I am having a blast with it. It does take some time and work to fix things the way I like it, but itís all good. A great life style. You meet so many good people.

I would suggest you visit the RV dealers in your area, ask lots of questions, and drive as many units as you can. Donít be afraid to tell the salesperson you want to spend time in the RV. Any salesperson worth their salt will give you time to explore the rig on your own.

Donít be in a hurry to buy, take your time. Once you narrow your choices, check the various forums that focus on the make and model you like. Do another test drive or two and if itís right let it happen.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:50 PM   #3
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Hi Paulie!
Welcome aboard!
Do you have a particular RV that has caught your attention yet?
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:58 PM   #4
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Jump on in...the waters fine.
Let us know what models you are interested in. Then start asking questions. Lots to explore. Watch plenty of youtube videos to learn what all you will need other than the MH. More than half of the fun is the initial shopping, not just for the RV but all the other stuff that goes with it. It's a true shared hobby for a couple or a family. STEP 1: DON"T BE IN A HURRY!!! Shop at different dealers, attend RV shows, especially Super Shows like Tampa in January and others in your area. Have fun with the whole experience. There is no such thing a the "perfect RV". You will find some of what you want in one model, and other things you want in a different model. You will absolutely say several times "why can't this one have the stuff we liked in the other one". Well, find the one that most suits you and finish customizing it as you go. That's the other fun part. Of course, the camping is a blast too. so, STEP 2: Start posting your questions here. Be prepared to laugh a little. Welcome to THE LIFE!
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:57 AM   #5
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Pavemike had a great suggestion, ďattend RV showsĒ.

There are a couple in IL in September. A great way to see and compare a lot of different RVs in one place at one time.

https://g.co/kgs/1ntJjD
https://www.rvoutletshow.com/event/lake-county/
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:14 PM   #6
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:12 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Forgot to say we are new to camping. Like a lot of people started off tenting, then the pop up, a Hi Lo, a 35' Laredo TT and now looking at motor homes.



My wife likes the baby motor homes as she calls them (Class C 25 footers) which are interesting. Particularly the Winnebago View 25V/G/D models. I am leaning more towards the smaller Class A 32'-36'. Winnebago 32T and especially the Palazzo 33.1. I can drive the 40 footers no problem just don't want to. Like to have the ease of parking easily and a little better MPG.


Been to the Belleville show it is close to where we live but have never been to the show in northern IL.


Definitely not in a hurry to buy one. I want to do my homework which doesn't always pan out. For instance purchased a 2015 Silverdo gas engine supposed to pull 9200 pounds but it had a lot of trouble on the hills of Missouri pulling the 7000 pound Laredo so had to switch to a diesel. So sometimes research doesn't always provide the answers to the questions.


Again thanks for the warm welcome.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:19 PM   #8
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If you like the smaller Diesel-Pushers: Tiffin has the very nice Allegro Breeze. It come in a 32 foot flavor...

You should already know that the most fun part of this entire pasttime is the shopping!
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:16 PM   #9
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An RV that might be interesting for you. A unique design! Compact, but great for two.

https://www.thormotorcoach.com/axis/floor-plans/

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Old 08-01-2019, 12:03 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Forgot to say we are new to camping. Like a lot of people started off tenting, then the pop up, a Hi Lo, a 35' Laredo TT and now looking at motor homes.



My wife likes the baby motor homes as she calls them (Class C 25 footers) which are interesting. Particularly the Winnebago View 25V/G/D models. I am leaning more towards the smaller Class A 32'-36'. Winnebago 32T and especially the Palazzo 33.1. I can drive the 40 footers no problem just don't want to. Like to have the ease of parking easily and a little better MPG.


Been to the Belleville show it is close to where we live but have never been to the show in northern IL.


Definitely not in a hurry to buy one. I want to do my homework which doesn't always pan out. For instance purchased a 2015 Silverdo gas engine supposed to pull 9200 pounds but it had a lot of trouble on the hills of Missouri pulling the 7000 pound Laredo so had to switch to a diesel. So sometimes research doesn't always provide the answers to the questions.


Again thanks for the warm welcome.
I wanted a Class A but the wife was hell bent on a Class C. Many discussions on it till we walked into the Vegas/Axis line. A year and a half later we are still loving our Vegas and don't want anything else. Might be worth taking a look at to see if it might meet both of your desires. We also tow our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited everywhere with us. You are probably also used to having a second vehicle with you pulling the TT. But, again, take your time and look at everything you possibly can. Have fun!
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:21 PM   #11
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We went from looking for a class c to class a and back again every time we saw a new unit. We ended up buying a small class a, Thor ACE 27.1. It is used as this is our first rv and are traveling with two dogs and two cats. I didn’t want to wreck a new rv.

This forum has lots of information and let’s you know everyone own bias.hope you find what fits for you.
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