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Old 03-19-2021, 08:18 PM   #1
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Smile Another newby

Wife and I have never done camping , RVing or any thing like it, but Covid is the game changer for us all , NO?
So although I am 71 , she 68, we just decided to spend the kids inheritances ( they don't need it at all, believe me) and blow all our savings ( not really even close) on whatever we want, and start traveling and having some fun that we just kept putting off.

As a start, we just picked up a used 2016 FR Sunsetter 2400R for our intro to RVing. About 41K miles , new Michelins and owned by an older (80-85) couple that decided to give it up due to RA. Decent price, and all functions working on the rig. Just returned from our first, semi break in run, to Laughlin NV, for a 575mile first round trip over 3.5 days. Secondary roads kind of sucked, but the rig ran well and got about 13.5 MPG in total. Gas gauge show E with about 5 gals left in the tank so I was tanking at 20 gallons. Found out you DON"T want to tank in Cali ( $5.09 a gallon ( ouch)).

Anyway this an intro, so hoping to meet a lot of new friends and others along the way. Also finding that, like boats ( hole in the water that you throw money into, Telescopes ( hole in the sky that you throw money up at), RVing is another one of those holes that eats money. IS OKAY! That is what money is for right?
Looking forward to RV life!
Oops..We are in Mesa AZ , but snowbirds so will be in Tigard OR after April.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:08 PM   #2
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Please let me be the first to write welcome. As you can see(below), we RV in a truck/trailer combination - been doing it for over 50 years years. I am sure you will find the answers you need from any questions on the forum.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:15 PM   #3
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Spending your kids inheritance is fun. Ours told us to spend it because we'd earned it. (We must have done something right to foster that attitude.)
Sounds like you lucked out in getting a rig that is gently used. Camping with RA is challenging at 80.
Sounds like you're already having fun camping and traveling.

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Old 03-19-2021, 09:26 PM   #4
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enjoy the lifestyle, welcome
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:57 PM   #5
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Hi and Welcome to FRF.
I think you mean SunSEEKER, not Sunsetter.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:42 AM   #7
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:51 AM   #8
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2016 FR Sunsetter 2400R.
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Old 03-20-2021, 10:34 PM   #9
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Thanks for the correction ( senior moment I hope)
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