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Old 08-18-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hello from a potential newbie!

Hi all! I'm here to learn as my husband and I are considering a purchase of a new Greyhawk. We have three young children and travel frequently with them, thinking it may be time to step up our 'road trip game' and take our hotel room with us! We know almost nothing about RVing, certainly will have many questions and looking forward to reading and learning more.

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Welcome to the JOF lovliefam! We loved to travel when our kids were young. Wound up traveling the 'lower 48' mostly with a pop-up tent trailer (like a mansion upgrade from a tent LOL). Jumping right into the m/h should be a comfy experience for your family. As you have questions, ask away. JOF has the friendliest members eager to help up out others with their knowledge and experience. Click on my link below my signi for member generated suggestions on how to save up to 30% off your new Jayco
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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We purchased our first RV 2 years ago as complete newbies, a travel trailer. We also have small kids. One thing I have learned in 2 years is "you don't know what you don't know". For this reason I might encourage you to look for a slightly used unit. Now that we have a dozen or so trips and welcomed kid #3, we have a much better idea of what we should have purchased. However we have not made the upgrade yet due to the loss we will take on our current TT, which we bought new. Not that buying used would mean we wouldn't still be taking a loss, but at least someone else would have shared in the initial depreciation.

Other than that we love the change from hotels to campgrounds, and so do our kids.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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Thank you for the warm welcome, all. We took the plunge and purchased a 2014 Greyhawk bunkhouse, taking delivery in a few days. Ready to find out what we don't know we don't know! ;-)
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:39 AM   #6
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What I did when I first got started in Rving was to join a web site like this and read almost every thread. I also joined the RVNet forum. Ask as many questions that you have. We were all newbies at one time.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:16 PM   #7
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Welcome to the RV world. Lots of fun to be had, for sure. Great forum here, loaded with info and fun stuff.
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