Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 2
Another New Member Intro

Just joined the forums and looking forward to mining information about our RV.

As an intro, I was raised in an RVing family as members of the Del Norte Motorhome Club of Cupertino, CA. My folks started out with a 22ft Automate bumper pull which we outgrew in a year. A family member was recently widowed and sold my folks their 2 year old 28ft Pace Arrow. We were rarely home on the weekends. I loved it when we would get out of school on Friday afternoons and find my folks waiting for us in the RV in front of the school. We felt like rock stars as we loaded into the Rig and drove off for a weekend of adventure.

My love for RVing has been so patiently on hold as I have been building my career and establishing security for my family. Over the years, I would rent a class C for a week at the lake or even just for a long weekend. My wife was luke warm about the idea so I did not push it - but always had in mind that we would end up with something - some day. Well that day came this week!

On a complete whim, I announced to my wife a two children of 7 & 12, "Let's go look at RV's." We have spent a few afternoons in the last year "dream building" but I had NO INTENTION of buying anything yet. Guess what followed me home; a clean 2005 Jayco Granite Ridge 3100SS. The girls were so excited when I brought it home that they slept in it the first night - right in the front yard.

I am looking forward to revisiting places of my youth as well as new ones. But mostly I am so proud to be able to give my family the experiences I was given by my folks who sacrificed so much so we could have a childhood full of good memories.

2005 Granite Ridge 3100SS
2003 Honda GL1800A
2001 Four Winns Horizon 21
1998 Charmac Twin Straight Load BH
mdavenpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
Senior Member
dalenoel's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SE, MI
Posts: 3,517
Enjoy the unit and welcome to the forum

2008 Jayco 322FKS, Hemi, Hensley, Oreo the Malshi, DW and I

Tracking campgrounds with Ultimate Campground Log
dalenoel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
Site Team
Denise's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mostly the US
Posts: 9,987
Welcome to the JOF Mdavepo! It's fun to camp in Camp Driveway! Sometimes when our grandkids come over, we camp out there just for the heck of it! Congrats on your 'new' mh and enjoy revisting old memories
Denise, DH, grandkids, and two rescue pups
-2016 Jay Flight 29QBS Elite
-2016 Ford F-250 XLT 4x2, 6.2L EFI V8, 4.30 Elec Lock, Heavy duty Alt

CLICK HERE to save 30% $$ or more off your next Jayco RV
Denise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
Quahog's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,529
That is a great story! Congrats on your 3100SS... I bet the kids will love it and your wife will learn to (if she hasn't already). Haha
Mike, Sue, Sissy and Little Man

2015 Ford F350 Lariat FX4 6.7 CC DRW
2015 Eagle Premier 351RSTS

Quahog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
Phar0e's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 320
Welcome! Tip.....your wife will absolutely love it even more if you promise to do all cooking!
2012 X23J
2011 Nissan Pathfinder
10 years till retirement than maybe full timers...the countdown begins
Phar0e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,646
Welcome to the forum Mdavepo!
wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,263
Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum.

2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
Dodge SRW 1 ton Cummins powered.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   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 State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.