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RandTinIthaca 08-14-2016 11:36 PM

1st time RV owners
 
Hello All,

My wife and I have just purchased our first RV, 2017 Thor Freedom Elite 29FE from Camping World in Syracuse,NY.

We are super excited to get started with our new vehicle but at the same time very nervous about it, since we have very limited personal experience in the art of RV'ing.

I'm sure we'll be back on here asking lots of questions and for opinions.

Rich & Tina

schreinertms 08-14-2016 11:42 PM

Congratulations on your new RV ownership and welcome to the forum.

JamieGeek 08-14-2016 11:42 PM

Congratulations and ask away.

Ag&Au 08-14-2016 11:50 PM

Welcome
You've come to the right place. When I started RVing, there were no Forums. It was the school of hard knocks and a lot of reading. :confused:

This is much better. Its a whole bunch of knowledgeable, friendly and helpful people. I'm new here, but so far it is the most pleasant bunch of folks I've met on a forum.

Ken

Mo_Mike 08-15-2016 02:08 AM

We just started with our new rv also. This forum has been GREAT in getting us headed in the right direction, and to keep us from making some mistakes that we would have already made.

The friendly folks here also helped us in deciding on which coach to get.

Lvhgvguy 08-15-2016 02:47 AM

Rich and Tina,

We just took our out for its maiden voyage.
the biggest lesson we learned is that if something doesn't work dont get frustrated. just trouble shoot or ask someone.

have fun

J & D
2017 Thor Quantum 31 WS
VA

Mr Sunshine 08-15-2016 03:29 AM

Welcome to the forum! Great advice here. We all have stories and you will,to after a few trips. You learn as you go (see my tagline).

A little nervous is good. The wise RV driver is hyper aware of the edges of his rig, and the obstacles and traffic all around. With a longer wheelbase, it won't turn like a car, and watch out for the tail swing when you turn. (You wouldn't be the first to wipe out a gas pump, don't let that happen!)

Enjoy your journeys and remember to share here!

saddlesore 08-15-2016 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Sunshine (Post 43133)
Welcome to the forum! With a longer wheelbase, it won't turn like a car, and watch out for the tail swing when you turn.

(You wouldn't be the first to wipe out a gas pump, don't let that happen!)

Enjoy your journeys and remember to share here!

Or scraping the tail on concrete pylons protecting the propane filling station..... don't ask :facepalm:

jpmihalk 08-15-2016 05:22 PM

Congrats on the new RV!


I grew up not that far away from you in Cortland. I miss the hills and lakes...


Enjoy and ask all the questions you need to.

RandTinIthaca 08-21-2016 06:48 PM

Cortland
 
My wife is a SUNY Cortland graduate and we both work at Cornell University (me 29 years and her 25 years). Central New York is a great place, although the winters suck. We'd stay here the rest of our lives if the tax situation was better for retirees.

gbrown 08-21-2016 11:01 PM

Welcome aboard. There is a wealth of information on this board. Feel free to ask questions. And don't forget to wave if you see me on the road :-)

mrw 08-21-2016 11:33 PM

Congrats! Welcome to the forum. Nevere hesitate to ask questions. Everyone here would be willing to help. Enjoy

WillowRun 08-22-2016 12:26 AM

Have fun and read,play in the driveway or local campground for getting your steps down as far as set up and breakdown....and watch videos on youtube! This forum is fantasically amazing! Learn about your component parts and play and get comfortable so that when you really go away....you know! Like a boy scout! Be prepared! Lol:flowers::flowers::lol:

Barrhavencobra 08-22-2016 12:38 AM

Welcome to the forum. My wife and I became first time rvers this spring, we are you neighbours to the north, but visit dinaseurs bbq in Syracuse often, enjoy your new rig and like others said, ask lots of questions, we all learn.

Jim

Thordog 09-07-2016 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandTinIthaca (Post 43101)
Hello All,

My wife and I have just purchased our first RV, 2017 Thor Freedom Elite 29FE from Camping World in Syracuse,NY.

We are super excited to get started with our new vehicle but at the same time very nervous about it, since we have very limited personal experience in the art of RV'ing.

I'm sure we'll be back on here asking lots of questions and for opinions.

Rich & Tina

Greetings. We just purchased the same model from Camping World in NH. Let us know how you like it and what if any modifications you plan on doing :thumb:

mrw 09-07-2016 06:56 PM

Greetings.....ask away lots of info from the great folks here. We all were rookies at one time.


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