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Old 07-13-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hello,

Greetings to everyone! My family and I have been tent camping for a couple years now and finally decided to move into a pop up camper. We have 3 young children and are hoping the pop up makes camping a little easier with kids!

We have been looking around at campers for the past several weeks and decided to buy used for our first one. We found a 06' Forest River Classic Series 524SS today from a local individual that is very clean and seems to be very well taken care of. We agreed to purchase it and plan to pick it up tomorrow.

I found this site while looking for information/potential issues on this camper to help relieve some of the worries about buying a used camper. Lots of great information on here, but I didn't find much specific to the model we are getting. Any thoughts, comments, or things to look for on this model would be appreciated. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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Old 07-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #2
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Welcome, Scott!

I don't have answers to your questions; but I thought I could walk by and say Hi!

Welcome to the forums!
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new-to-you 524SS! I see lots of good family memories in the making.You should be able to find lots of useful information and tips here in the various forums especially the ones relating to your type of RV.

I would recommend checking out everything to verify that it all works. Please feel free to post any questions that comes up. We are a pretty friendly group that like to help. Please include year & model along with any other important detail.

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Old 07-13-2014, 10:24 PM   #4
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Welcome modscott and congrats on your 2006 Forest River Classic Series 524SS. Just a tip, being an '06 check the condition of the tires and find out when the wheel bearings were last repacked.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:55 AM   #5
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Welcome from a fellow Hoosier. We are in Salem, where are you?

We started out tent camping several years ago. Some of our fondest memories are from tent camping. Now, four RVs later, we have a fifth wheel. When we were tent camping, we never thought a big RV would be in our future, but look what happened! You may be started down the same road.

You might want to try an overnight in the pop-up in your driveway or if you have a campground about 30 minutes from home, you can do that too. That way you can try all the systems and if you need something you won't be far from civilization. As you use the camper and run across something you don't understand or something you need, write it down. You can post questions here and should get some great advice.

If you need supplies and equipment, you can shop the RV stores like Camping World but actually they can be a bit pricey. Walmart has a good RV section and you can find a lot of other things in the home and kitchen areas. Also, Amazon is a great resource.

Good luck and remember that there are no camper police so have a good time.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:57 AM   #6
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Thanks for the welcomes and all the tips! I'll definitely check the points mentioned above and go through the whole thing thoroughly before getting too far out with it. So far I haven't found any history of major problems inherent with this particular model, so that's a good start!
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Welcome from a fellow Hoosier. We are in Salem, where are you?

We started out tent camping several years ago. Some of our fondest memories are from tent camping. Now, four RVs later, we have a fifth wheel. When we were tent camping, we never thought a big RV would be in our future, but look what happened! You may be started down the same road.

You might want to try an overnight in the pop-up in your driveway or if you have a campground about 30 minutes from home, you can do that too. That way you can try all the systems and if you need something you won't be far from civilization. As you use the camper and run across something you don't understand or something you need, write it down. You can post questions here and should get some great advice.

If you need supplies and equipment, you can shop the RV stores like Camping World but actually they can be a bit pricey. Walmart has a good RV section and you can find a lot of other things in the home and kitchen areas. Also, Amazon is a great resource.

Good luck and remember that there are no camper police so have a good time.
Hello Ron,

Thanks for the information! I didn't realize Walmart had a RV section, I'll definitely check that out.

We are in Floyds Knobs, really close to Hubers Farm and Winery (if you know of them)!
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