Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1
New Member -trying to learn before I buy

Hello everyone

I am Lane

I don't have an RV yet, still tent camping on all my vacations, but before I jump in I thought I better chat with people that know a lot more about what I will be jumping into than I do.

Current Tent Camper
Soon to be Trailer Camper
Lane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 04:04 PM   #2
Georgia Frog Rally 2017
aceinspp's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 7,263
Welcome to the forum. You come to the right place to get your questions answerd. Depending on what unit you are looking at I'd post any question under the thread pertaining to the unit you may be looking at. Later RJD

2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2015 Chevy 2500 6.0 4:10 gearing.
Days camped in 2015--46
Days booked for 2016--60
Days camped in 2016 so far 51
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 04:05 PM   #3
Senior Member
Oaklevel's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,758
Originally Posted by aceinspp View Post
Welcome to the forum. You come to the right place to get your questions answerd. Depending on what unit you are looking at I'd post any question under the thread pertaining to the unit you may be looking at. Later RJD

X 2 Welcome to the Forum !!!!


2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2013 Puma Unleashed 356 QLB
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Sadie & Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxers
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 04:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
BandJCarm's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Conway, AR
Posts: 1,710
Ask away, buddy. Last year, I was an idiot on this stuff.

This year? I'm a way smarter idiot!

Good, GOOD folks here. Trust them.
"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man"Calvin Coolidge
"American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God"Lewis Grizzard

FROG AR-0019-242
2016 GMC Denali 3500Dually--2017 CC 36CKTS
BandJCarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 02:02 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Puget Sound, So. King Cnty
Posts: 17
Welcome Lane...RV camping is G-R-E-A-T !!

PopUp: One tire threw it tread at 3 yrs taking out the plastic wheel well and dumping our pots-n-pans out on the highway. Other than that, flipped the axles for 4x4 ground clearance and enjoyed the heck of that thing. Very affordable. All-in-all we really got a lot of use out of our PopUp. Made two 2400 mile trips, one 600 mile trip and a whole slew of short hauls with it. Only complaint other than the plastic wheel wells was when the wind blew the raised top wobbled a bit and transferred that movement into the bottom half. Tow vehicle: IH Scout II. PopUp was a StarCraft.

TT: Had our 23' TT for about 10 yrs. Purchased used. Only a couple minor issues: Needed to tighten the water connection in the bathroom one time and the tank level indicators never worked. Our only dislike was that the heater was located underneath the master bed. We had to keep it at a storage facility where it was broken into and the chipboard underfloor soaked from rain. Got a great deal on replacing the underfloor with marine ply and back in perfect condition again. Sold it when our new '99 F150 4x4 couldn't handle the mass. Our '86 F150 4x4 had no problem towing it though. Best part was 4-season comfort. In-use security increased considerably from PopUp. Oh, plus it had an oven we used for roasting game hens. Let me tell you that makes for one delicious meal!

Class C MH: Just purchased a used 2015 . We haven't taken possession of it yet. Wife didn't want us to be hitching up then packing up a TT anymore. Her new motto is, "Get in and go!" Very spacious inside for the 2 of us including the occasional grandchild. Plus it has an oven for roasting game hens! It seems ovens are being phased out in the newest MHs along with 3 & 4 burner stoves.

Miscellaneous: For the first few years we owned our TT we lived in a neighborhood with covenants. I would bring the TT home from storage on Thursday evenings to give us time to load it so we could take off right after work on Fridays. At first I unhooked the TT along the curb in front of our house. The CCR people called the law on me and I got several warning tickets. The local law says 48 hours on the street max so what I learned to do was leave the TT hitched up to my truck and the law would leave us alone. CCRs covered my property but not the street in front of it. This made for a bit more stress getting to work Friday mornings but we managed. Since then we've moved to a small acreage where there are "No Covenants!" Life is less stressful now.
northerlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 05:40 AM   #6
Senior Member
Ford Idaho's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,030
Welcome to the site from SW Idaho.

As the others have posted there a lots of good people here, your got questions they got the answers.

Ask away when you are ready.

2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 07:03 AM   #7
Navymike's Avatar
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 86
Welcome to the forums from Ontario, Canada
Navymike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 09:45 AM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 558
Also welcome from Ontario....there is no dumb question...just the one not asked.

2009 F150 XLT crewcab 5.4L and 3.73
2010 Flagstaff 27 BHSS
tenttotrailer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 09:55 AM   #9
DW's Retirement Plan
DaGrinch's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Western MD
Posts: 800
Welcome from Western MD, currently camping at Raystown Lake, PA!

Like northerlee, we've done almost everything in camping. Started out in tents many years ago, moved to a pop-up for about 3-4 years, then a hybrid trailer for about 5 years, a travel trailer for 3 years and now a Class C motor home. Never really had a bad experience with anything on wheels...... yet.

You need to decide what's best for you; cost, "roughing it", tow vehicle, where you want to camp and how..... just to name a few.

So, like so many have said, "ask away!".


"Sunny" the 2017 Sunseeker 3010DS
2006 Jeep Liberty Toad
.... and lovin' life...
DaGrinch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 12:08 PM   #10
Senior Member
MainelyUS's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Sunderland, MA
Posts: 289
Welcome to the FRF...great place for helpful info.
This is the process DW and I went through the year before we bought our 1st TT June 2015.
Went to as many RV show as we could stand...perusing dealer catalogs...spent many weekends at RV dealers going in and out of numerious quickly became appearent the layouts we didn't like, construction details we wanted...compatible TTs for the TV we owned. This exercise was valuable the closer we got to purchasing a TT. We could now focus on those TTs which met out criteria and when we wrote out the check there were no second guessing.

Good luck with your purchase.
Happy Trails

2015 Windjammer 2618VS
2016 Silverado 2500HD Z71 6.0L 4:10 gears w/max. tow package
Reese Strait-Line WD
MainelyUS is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 PM.