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Old 03-12-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy New from Florida/Help Please

OMG - He bought an RV. We decided to just travel instead of buying a new house. I can home to find a giant RV in our yard. I have not been camping since I was 12, and the closest he has ever come to roughing it is running out of hot water. What do I do now??? Anyone see the movie "RV" with Robin Williams??
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:47 PM   #2
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Saw it and loved it.

All you can do at this point is try it and see how it goes. Start with some short trips, get a feel for it and if you like it keep going.

Have fun!
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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There is a learning curve. Just take it slow and easy. You'll find campers are a very helpful group weather on this forum or at a campground. All you can do now is enjoy the lifestyle .
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:31 AM   #4
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Enjoy, you can hardly call todays camping 'roughing it'.
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Welcome from Ontario. Congratulations on your new purchase. Reading your entry, you seem unsure about your RV is it it the camping seeing the world experience?

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Just relax and remember you don't have to see everything in one week, take your time
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:18 PM   #7
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Our first "RV'ing"

We have decided that our first RV weekend will be in the driveway. Maybe next time we will go to the RV park that is about 3 miles away, and start venturing out from there. My grandson is 19 and almost lives in the woods, he camps, and hunts all the time. I tried to rent him for a week to go with us, but he won't budge. The last time I went truly wilderness camping (sleeping bags on the ground) I got spider bit and almost died. I thank you all for the encouragement, maybe I will go out to Destin, FL and visit with the snowbirds at the campground for advice.
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Welcome from Minnesota. RVing is a long way from sleeping bags and spiders. Camping in driveway and close to home are good ways to start, it usually takes several trips to get everything you need/want in your camper. Relax and enjoy, that's what it's for.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:20 PM   #9
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OMG - He bought an RV. We decided to just travel instead of buying a new house. I can home to find a giant RV in our yard. I have not been camping since I was 12, and the closest he has ever come to roughing it is running out of hot water. What do I do now??? Anyone see the movie "RV" with Robin Williams??
WELCOME from Huntsville, AL and Congrats on the new RV!

SMART idea having a driveway campout (it is the most recommended course of action for new RV'ers!)

At most RV rallies we attend, RV the movie is shown at least ONCE (it's a requirement...kinda like watching caddyshack before golf season )
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We have decided that our first RV weekend will be in the driveway. Maybe next time we will go to the RV park that is about 3 miles away, and start venturing out from there. My grandson is 19 and almost lives in the woods, he camps, and hunts all the time. I tried to rent him for a week to go with us, but he won't budge. The last time I went truly wilderness camping (sleeping bags on the ground) I got spider bit and almost died. I thank you all for the encouragement, maybe I will go out to Destin, FL and visit with the snowbirds at the campground for advice.
I think you will find RVing a *FAR* cry from any other experience you have had in the "Wilderness" before.

It sounds like ya'll have a Motorhome - if that is the case, just think of it as a hotel suite on wheels

You will enjoy traveling and waking up in the morning in YOUR bed, going to YOUR kitchen and getting a cup of coffee or tea....instead of waking up in a bed slept in by WHO last night And going down to a noisy café and wait for 10 min to get your cup of coffee.

What are your pressing questions? You will find that there is a TON of experience here on the forums!
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