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Old 07-23-2014, 09:58 PM   #11
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Hello all
We are from Lancaster, Ohio and are currently searching for our first camper to begin the fun... I have always wanted to own a camper and have my kids and grandkids experience the fun and that is exactly what we will be doing!!!
We have not found our camper yet nor have we found the "perfect" place to park it for a season so any advice, tips, etc you have I would love to hear from you.
Thank you for allowing me to post on your forum and Happy Camping
Welcome,we just stayed at (Lancaster Campgrounds) for a week,nice C/G for what we needed. Along with all the above advice (Really sit in the units and Visualize the way you are going too use it! Youroo!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:47 PM   #12
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Hi there!

Lots of good feedback has been provided. Renting an RV is a good way to find out what doesn't work for your family that can end up being a deal breaker for your second RV.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:09 PM   #13
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Look around for RV shows, too. They're usually held in late winter/early spring (Feb-April, although some are held at other times of the year) if you think you'll be waiting that long. RV shows typically have a number of dealers and you can often see more/different trailers there than at any single dealer. Down side is they usually charge you to get in.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:04 PM   #14
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Look around for RV shows, too. They're usually held in late winter/early spring (Feb-April, although some are held at other times of the year) if you think you'll be waiting that long. RV shows typically have a number of dealers and you can often see more/different trailers there than at any single dealer. Down side is they usually charge you to get in.
Danger Will Robinson!
RV shows are eeeeeeeviiiiiiillllll....
They do a really good job of making you buy what you don't need.
I don't know that for a fact, someone told me.

Now for the truth, they are a lot of fun, but it's like going to Sam's or Costco, impulse buying must.be.controlled.

Good luck on your camper, when you do get one, pics or it didn't happen. (coming from a new member who hasn't posted pics yet... talk about your hypocrite... sheesh)
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:48 PM   #15
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RV shows are eeeeeeeviiiiiiillllll.... They do a really good job of making you buy what you don't need. I don't know that for a fact, someone told me.
Sure. That's what they ALL say! It's always "a friend!"
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:08 PM   #16
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Welcome GammieCamping! Enjoy the process. Don't allow yourself to be talked into anything you don't want (ie: settling) just to get a camper. You'll know it when you see it. :-)
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:08 PM   #17
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Sure. That's what they ALL say! It's always "a friend!"
I resemble that remark.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:44 PM   #18
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I learned the hard way bought a camper that, I just loved the looks of so I had to have. It was Rear living and it is only the two of us so it would work great. Reality check I always have someone else's kiddos with me so I really needed more sleeping space so within 6 months I was trading up to a bunkhouse.
Take the time as others have suggested to really check things out. Look, look and look some more and always ask questions.
Have fun and good luck.
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Welcome to the forums GammieCamping from Huntsville, AL.

Lots of advice here but we probably need to know a bit more about you & your needs.

Are you a park camper (i.e. One place all the time) or do you travel?
How many will be camping with you?
How often?

Those and other general infer will help us help you!
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