Congratulations on the upcoming retirement and new MH and welcome to the JOF.
Spending the first couple of outings close to home is already in your plans, so I won't suggest that.
My other suggestion is to plan on a through PDI so you KNOW how to set up and use your MH. It can be a virtually overwhelming amount information to comprehend; especially if this is your first RV. Both of you should go together, take a checklist, and make a video of it if you can. The PDI is important and manageable, just do your homework and be prepared for it.
Sherm & Terry w/rescues Steve (std Poodle) & Eydie (min Schnauzer)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Camped: 102 nights 2015, 90 nights 2016)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.