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Old 05-22-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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My hubby & I bought our first RV and will be getting it this weekend. I am a travel nurse and can't figure out why I should keep paying rent, when I could be buying a home on wheels.
we know nothing about RV'ing. Please suggest away. how to take care of it, do's and dont's, storage, grill ideas, how to pack.................. GO
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:10 PM   #2
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I answer a ton of those on my site Learn To RV | All Things RV. From basics to going fulltime to grills and a lot in-between.

Welcome to the adventure!
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:17 PM   #3
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Welcome. Take video of your walk thru. Then try to find someone to come out and spend a day with you teaching you all you need to know. All I can hope is that you bought a large enough RV to be comfortable in. What might be OK for a weekend will become a miserable situation for long term.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:22 PM   #4
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Congrats and welcome from Arkansas.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:44 PM   #5
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CODE BLUE......if you get in over your heads.

Welcome aboard.....there’s a lot of doctors here to help.

Whereabouts are you based out of?
What’d you buy?
Ever RV before?

Take two and call us in the morning.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:50 PM   #6
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we bought a 2012 windjammer, 34.5 ft. it belonged to our best friends parents and they did it right from what we can tell. power jack, power awning, power stabilizer, custom bed, bought lane recliners. ducted AC/heat. they are older and bought it to stay in when they came home to see family. I think its been pulled less than 1500 miles and stored indoors. we are hoping we got as nice a home on wheels as we think
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:53 PM   #7
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2012 RF windjammer 34.5 ft. seems to be like new in every way. know the owners, who bought it new and barely used. older couple.

we have never RV'd. my hubby has driven a semi for years. previously "in another life" I had a small Winnebago and loved it
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:08 PM   #8
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Ok......I’m assuming you have a Forest River Rockwood Windjammer?

If you’re looking for assistance with specific issues with it, make sure to post your questions in the proper forum section......

Under the headings of 5th wheels and travel trailers, you’ll see Rockwood.

There’s other sections specific for electrical, plumbing, awnings, lights, air conditioning, furnaces, refrigerators, etc etc etc.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:35 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forums from Louisiana.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:45 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum & RVing.

If it's a 2012 that has been sitting a long time, you may want to check the tires. They probably "look" good if the unit hasn't been used much, but may be a problem waiting to happen.

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