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Old 02-09-2024, 07:49 PM   #1
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First-time RV owners jumping in deep

My husband and I always have had a dream of living the RV life. When all our kids were grown we were going to sell everything, buy a camper, and live/travel in it.
Fast forward a few years. Our youngest girls are 16 & 13. As for me, at the age of 41, I apply for and get my dream job in a town halfway across our state.
So, as a family, we decide to sell everything buy the RV, and start living the full-time camper life.
So my husband, I, two teenage daughters, 2 dogs, and three cats are biting the bullet and diving in headfirst.

Today we signed the papers on our 2019 Montana 3791RD!
I'll be by myself for the first few weeks, then the fam will be joining me in May!
Sure beats the 20X10 tent we've always camped in!! ��

What a wild ride we are taking!!!
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Old 02-09-2024, 07:55 PM   #2
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Congratulations!!! Be safe and enjoy your adventures.
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Old 02-09-2024, 09:56 PM   #3
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You will have a lot to learn and this forum will be able to answer almost all your questions. I don't envy living in this rig with pets and 4 almost adults, tho. LOL

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Old 02-10-2024, 05:52 AM   #4
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We hope you and your family enjoy your new lifestyle.
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Old 02-10-2024, 06:14 AM   #5
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Welcome to the MOC and congratulations!
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Old 02-10-2024, 07:46 AM   #6
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Welcome and safe travels!
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Old 02-10-2024, 08:14 AM   #7
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no 3rd a/c..... Mini split

3 women, 3 cats and one little bathroom.......Yeh, good luck
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Old 02-10-2024, 08:14 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forums and hope everything works out well for you. Just like in a marriage, it takes about a year to adjust to a new camper. Just like in a marriage, it takes that first year to fix "that" little thing, make a change on "that" little thing, move "that" little thing from over here to over "there", and adjust, compromise, and learn. So, be patient. Things happen, your domain gets smaller, more cramped, less space, and absolutely everything downsized. But those mental adjustments and acceptance does come. So, keep a positive attitude, expect the unexpected, ride with the tide, and you'll do just fine. Having 4 people living in a camper in tight quarters will be an adjustment .... not just for you, but for them. Don't be surprised when the kids start screaming they want their own space. You might want to hang onto that tent! It provides extra space!

But, all is good. Just expect the unexpected and roll with everything. And enjoy! It's a great lifestyle!
Who you are right now is a sum total off all you use to be.
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Old 02-10-2024, 08:27 AM   #9
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Congratulations! Welcome to the forum! Safe travels.
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Old 02-10-2024, 08:52 AM   #10
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Congrats and welcome. You'll have lots of questions so ask away!
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Old 02-10-2024, 09:48 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your new rig.
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Old 02-10-2024, 11:13 AM   #12
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Congrats on the new rig and I hope you all get many great memories and adventures from it.
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Old 02-14-2024, 01:56 PM   #13
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Sounds like a ride. Just remember that a house always has more value than an RV. Be careful with that decision!
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Old 02-14-2024, 02:43 PM   #14
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Wonderful! Happy you’ve joined us. It’s a great group. If you can get to the Montana Rally in Goshen, In. This fall you will make great friends and learn#0 much from fellow campers and the many seminars provided.
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Old 02-14-2024, 04:29 PM   #15
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If you hurry and master everything - You can be gone to a place Far Away ��before the rest of them get there! LOL!
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Old 02-14-2024, 05:58 PM   #16
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Welcome to the deep end of the pool!!
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Old 02-19-2024, 08:27 PM   #17
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Congratulations. Be safe and happy!
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Old 03-07-2024, 12:44 PM   #18
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Hope all is working out for you, and welcome to MOC.

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