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Old 10-20-2017, 09:13 PM   #281
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Brian, I had the H/A when I first started out RVing; I had seen far to many out of control trailers on the road! I do have to admit, I almost died when the Salesman told me the cost...but it was well worth it. As for being concerned about the resale and usefulness later in life, you and the wife can use it for a second vehicle or everyday vehicle. Due to health, I don't travel any real distance now, but to have the toilet, stove, fridge and bed available on a minutes notice - priceless! We can pull into a shopping center, the car section of the highway rest areas and take a nap, make sandwiches......the dividends are many. Ron
Good points Ron, thanks! I guess when I get tired of traipsing around a shopping mall after my wife, I cold just go out to the carpark and wait in comfort!

The Hensley hitch sure does the job - just have to get accustomed to sometimes a bit more difficult to hook up, but not bad once you develop a few tricks.

Absolutely zero trailer sway - ever! As you say, worth the high cost for the much more relaxing experience and added safety. Lifetime guarantee also for the purchaser.

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Old 10-21-2017, 08:49 PM   #282
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Hi,

My name is Nick and I never had an RV in my life. I would like to get a used, compact Class B RV - like a Roadtrek, Leisure Travel, or Pleasure-Way. The best would probably be an older Roadtrek 190; this model is only 8' 4" high and would just fit into my carport which is 8' 5" high (but I would definitely also buy the "right" Leisure Travel or Pleasure-Way).

I'm originally from Germany and live since 15 years in Arizona. I'm (almost) retired and have in general not been traveling a lot in my life. I have been dreaming about traveling the US since quite a while - and maybe now it's time! By "now" I mean that I would like to go onto a hopefully several months long trip latest March/April/May 2018. Whether this really becomes true will have to be seen.

I'm glad to have found this forum. There seems to be a lot of knowledge and helpfulness around here.

See you around!

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Old 10-24-2017, 11:28 PM   #283
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We just bought a 2011 Airstream Avenue and have camped 3 nights in it. We reside in Phoenix, Arizona and have been RVing for 40 plus years. I have 3" lift spindles, coil spacers and Fox shocks ordered from Weldtec, hoping to put on 33" tires and will see how that works out in about 4 weeks. We also have a truck and camper as our main camping vehicle and bought this for my photography adventures and short weekend jaunts around the state.

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Old 10-25-2017, 03:37 AM   #284
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Welcome aboard - good looking rig. Hope you will show pixs when your mods are done! Ron
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:51 PM   #285
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What type of Van do you have? Where are you from? Are you looking into getting a Class B RV? How long have you been RVing?

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Hello,

We've been enjoying reading and learning from this forum. We are Tom and Connie, from the Pacific Northwest. We don't have a B yet, we are hoping to buy in the next couple months to enjoy traveling with our Boston Terrier. Looking forward leaving home on short notice and often!
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:36 AM   #286
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Greetings,

I am new to RVing and recently purchased a 2017 Winnebago Paseo. After much studying and reading (especially this forum where I am grateful for all of the information & experience being shared), attending RV shows and then test driving different brands and models I was able to determine the best combination of features and the areas where to compromise in making my selection.
I am spending time equipping and making minor changes to be prepared for traveling.
Thanks to everyone who participates in this forum.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:30 AM   #287
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Greetings,

I am new to RVing and recently purchased a 2017 Winnebago Paseo. After much studying and reading (especially this forum where I am grateful for all of the information & experience being shared), attending RV shows and then test driving different brands and models I was able to determine the best combination of features and the areas where to compromise in making my selection.
I am spending time equipping and making minor changes to be prepared for traveling.
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Welcome! There aren't very many of us with the Ford Transit conversions. Looking forward to hearing what you do with your van!
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:35 PM   #288
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Hi all! We just purchased a 2017 ERA 170A, (70A) pick up is this week! We are snowbirds, FL/ME, but originally both from NYC metro area.

We had a used 2000 Rialta a while back and have traveled to CA and back twice. We are both retired. I'm a watercolor artist/instructor and hubby is very talented and can "fix" almost anything. (He hates plumbing!)

We are looking to relocate when we sell our Maine house but want to check out the west. BUT we are looking for summer daytime temps in the 70's only... I don't do heat well.

We'll take a few FL close to home trips for the "shake down" cruise - just in case... it's a new rig (2,000 miles on it) but you never know...
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