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Old 08-12-2015, 10:32 AM   #11
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Better yet, find a friend who owns or has experience towing an RV or Boat and take them with you for your first trip.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:29 AM   #12
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Shennandoah Valley Campground in Verona VA has campers to rent. Website is campingisfun.com
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:26 PM   #13
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renting versus owning

excellently put ironcobra

Let me explain that last point. We looked at renting some RVs and noticed that all the rental units were pretty much in horrible condition, heavily used, or base model units that came with none of the features we expected in a new unit. One of the great features we use all the time is the outside kitchen. We love to be out there cooking and it allows us to cook outside instead of heating up the trailer by using the stove when it's really hard to keep the inside cool. We love that we have a nice sized tub/shower and get good water pressure because we were able to modify (for free) our units faucets. We love the floorplan and layout vs whatever the rental company has available. We love that it is OURS and the process of moving your items into and our of the trailer is minimal because we leave everything except food and clothes in ours. We even keep a spare baby playard and highchair in ours. These are the little things that you don't think about when renting, but that extra labor or that extra bad experience from a rental will easily sway you against buying one. Buying one is the way to go.[/QUOTE]
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:23 PM   #14
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This place rents RVs: Class C Motor Homes, RV Rentals and Sales - Cruise America
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:10 PM   #15
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stayed in a fifth wheel

We spent our vacation in a 34 foot RV parked near our host's house. While we didn't have the full experience of towing, setup and packing up, we did get a feel for what it is to stay in one, enough to know some of what we want to see in ours and some of the extras that we really don't need. All in all, it was really worthwhile for us. Thanks again to all of you who offered suggestions.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:16 AM   #16
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We spent our vacation in a 34 foot RV parked near our host's house. While we didn't have the full experience of towing, setup and packing up, we did get a feel for what it is to stay in one, enough to know some of what we want to see in ours and some of the extras that we really don't need. All in all, it was really worthwhile for us. Thanks again to all of you who offered suggestions.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:43 PM   #17
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Pearlbalt, we recently did the same thing your going to do. We rented a fifth wheel at Orange City RV resort in Orange City Florida. We are contemplating going full time and wanted to see what one was like. Plus it was about $1000.00 cheaper than a hotel room. We knew going in that it wasn't going to be like the ones we are looking at buying. So had no real expectations. Just wanted to get a feel for the space. As for the towing part, don't worry. Just remember, the trailer goes where you go and take the turns a little wider. I've been towing large boats all my life so this is the least of my worries. It gets easier with practice.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:07 PM   #18
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ependydad we went through airbnb. There was a Quantum 34 foot fifth wheel in suffolk virginia for 50$ a night parked beside a house on a working horse farm. The hosts were as nice as could be and we were less than an hour from Norfolk, a federal wildlife refuge, Colonial Williamsburg and a number of other nice venues. We had the opportunity to actually spend enough time on a good rv queen sized bed with a nice mattress to realize that two bed hogs are going to need bigger bed . That alone was worth the price of admission. We also had a fabulous time!
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