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Old 12-15-2020, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hello, My name is Sam and I'm new to RVing. In April of this year I retired after 36 years at a VA Medical Center working in Engineering. Now I'm ready to enjoy retirement.
I recently purchased a new to me 2011 Coachmen MIRADA 29DS planning on doing some traveling and seeing the US. I know there'll be a learning curve so I don't plan to hit the road on a cross country trip. Just local for a while then venture out gradually. I also have a Harley Heritage Softail I love to ride and will be trailering it along on occasion.
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're in for a good retirement! Enjoy!
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:28 PM   #3
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Welcome from South Jersey!
This is a great place to learn and have fun.
I agree start with a few small trips, then go longer and farther.
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:30 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations! Enjoy and happy camping from Central NC
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:32 PM   #5
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Congratulations and Welcome from New Jersey
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:50 PM   #6
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Thank you. Definitely ready.
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:51 PM   #7
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Thank you
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:53 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. I think I need to get use to the mechanics of the forum. A learning curve there also. Looking forward to learning from everyone and maybe contributing some.
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Old 12-15-2020, 09:32 PM   #9
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Do what makes you comfortable, but there's no magic pill to teach you rving. We bought a trailer then immediately made a trip to a town two hours away. (We camped at a KOA thinking that we'd need help, but figured everything out ourselves.) Having succeeded at that, we took off a couple of months later on a 3,000 mile round trip to the northeast (from Texas.)

Just take a credit card and start your travels. It's not like you're tied to a dealership and a warranty. You can connect to this forum from anywhere with an internet connection or a phone and computer. For your peace of mind, buy an rv roadside assistance service just in case you need a tow or a mobile mechanic. Then just take off and have fun.

Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum.
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Old 12-15-2020, 10:25 PM   #10
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Old 12-15-2020, 11:16 PM   #11
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Welcome from Alaska. I retired in May and am now wandering around in lower America. I found visiting distant family and friends all across America is great when basing out of an RV. Lots of helpful info here in the forums esp for trying to address RV problems yourself. Enjoy.
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Welcome to the forum from Georgia. Later RJD
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