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  1. Hello fellow Campers, and happy Sunday to each of you! I hope this post finds you well and enjoying a great Sunday afternoon with family and friends. And by clicking on this post today, I wanna say thank you so much and hopefully you will continue reading until the end of the post. Let me start by telling you a little about myself. I am a husband and father of 2 wonderful teenage children, who probably like yourself really enjoys the outdoors & camping. And while we are new-bies to full-timerving, we have been camping in some shape or form for many years. Like many of you, we're still learning new things, but we feel like we have also collected alot of valuable information that we enjoy sharing with others. From rving, tent camping, hiking, cooking and much more. We're all about finding ways to enjoy this life style in a facet of different ways. But with that said, the journey to where we are today came with alot of trials & hardships until we finally discovered our purpose and mission for our future. 5 years ago we were poised to purchase our 2nd house in our life and set a life style in motion that included having all the things we thought we always wanted. I was prepared to give my family the best possible life of material things that I could make happen. But little did I know, we were sinking fast and soon found ourself way over our head. I remember a many of months of not even having descent meals to eat from putting everything we had into our beautiful home and new vehicles. It was so hard understanding how we were working so hard and struggling so much. The problems we created for ourself could have easily tore our family apart. I even questioned God many times on how he could let that happen to me after I thought this was the home he gave to me. So in less than 2 years we loss our home and pretty much everything we had & were forced to move into my mother in law's 1 bedroom apt for a few months until we get into a place of our own. It was hard for a long time dealing with losing everything I had worked so hard for. And I wasn't sure if we would ever be in that position again. Little did I know those hardships brought us to where we are today. God's purpose in our lives was so much more than all the material things we could collect by litterally working ourself to death. His purpose for me was partially revealed about 2 years ago to set out into missionary work, live a simpler life but to also help others enjoy camping and Rving. Part of that journey is our new web site- www.full-timerving.com With that said, I realize there are a million resources online of places you can get your RV and camping needs. But hopefully you will see our mission is much more than that. We're all about touching & changing the lives of people all over the place with encouraging and uplifting information. I know there are many others Christian and non-believers who feel like God is moving in there life and would just like to know, there are others just like you. Plus by stopping by our website, you are making a big difference in the mission that God has for our family. We're not represented by a certain Church organization or group although we were brought up in Church. We're still discovering where his purpose is for us which also includes helping others with Rving. We would greatly appreciate anyone following our journey and path along with your prayers and encouragement. And if you have any questions, don't hesistate to ask. And if we can help you with Rving, we would like to do that as well. So to conclude, thanks for reading our post today. I hope you will take the time to stop by our website. www.full-timerving.com And feel free to leave some comments or suggestions. We're just getting it started and hopefully we can meet alot of great people along the way. God Bless, & take care.
  2. Hello everyone....Hope you guys had a great Christmas, and a Happy New year.Just to give a little update on where I am with our RV. We're looking to purchase our new RV- motorhome around early March- May of 019. With all the home work I have done, I thought I was pretty much pre-pared with our first RV ever. Until the other day!When I found out some motorhomes, especially new? Don't come fully set up with auto leveling. For example, it looks like Jayco in paticualar only come PREPED on the lot, and you have to have the JACKS added. which will add around $4000 to the total price. IS this normal with most companies? And does that price sound accurate?Please take the time to talk about that (anyone)-And anything else I should know to make the unit ready for camping "besides" electrical connections/water hoses/ Sewer hoses, etc...We're also considering, Winnebago, Coachman and Thor along with Jayco.Thanks!
  3. I have 2 teens, one that will soon be off the college. Is reputation the most important thing? (purchase)
  4. Watning to get my 1st motorhome next year, considering... Fourwinds 30D Redhawk 31XL Minnie Winne 31G Sun Seeker 3250DSLE what should I choose, and why?
  5. Current life style will only pro-long getting into an RV. Too much money is spent in our current life style- So that won't work. Our kids are excited about living in an RV.
  6. Hello everyone, hope this post finds you well. We are new here, and have lots of questions and hope you guys can help us out. Our plan is to buy our 1st RV next year and are trying to find as much info right now as possible. We have done a ton of home work, but feel there is still alot we can learn. Let me star by saying yes, we do plan to do "FULL TIME" rving. But nothing we have heard, read, or saw has detered our mission. We fully expect things to go wrong along the way. But seem to be somewhat expectent of that. Our family is close (2 adults/2 teens)- We enjoy spending alot of time together. Probably more so than others. I hear alot of ppl telling me how hard it will be traveling with teens, but not knowing mine very well. We have done tent camping many times- for a week- and are always disappointed it didn't last longer. Our life style isn't driven by possessions, we're very simple. So full time rving makes sense. To start with we want to stay fairly local, surrounding states until we get bills payed off and the kids get off to college. And yes, get the RV paid for too- then its a NATION WIDE travel. We're pretty set on what we think meets our needs, but don't mind any advice. CLASS A- 30-36 ft- biggest needs= walk around bed (Mastor)- large shower (Ba rm)- couch in living room/ eventually we wil tow a sm car down the road. I am partial to fleetwood & Winnebagos, but the wife likes Thors. I am told to stay clear of Thor and Jaycos. I have even been told many models took a dip when the economy dropped in 08 ( anyone have any REAL GOOD INSIGHT ON THAT?) We wannna buy used- probably a couple years old, with low miles- Under $70K. We hear leakes, and rust are the 2 biggest issues, what else? What brands do ya like, don't like.....why. Does anyone have insight on extended warrenties? What can I expect to pay monthly at an avg state park? Thanks for any help.
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