Hi Everyone. Well, after 15 years the RV-Dreams Community Forum is coming to an end. Since it began in August 2005, we've had 58 Million page views, 124,000 posts, and we've spent about $15,000 to keep this valuable resource for RVers free and open. But since we are now off the road and have settled down for the next chapter of our lives, we are taking the Forum down effective June 30, 2021. It has been a tough decision, but it is now time.


We want to thank all of our members for their participation and input over the years, and we want to especially thank those that have acted as Moderators for us during our amazing journey living and traveling in our RV and growing the RV-Dreams Family. We will be forever proud to have been founders of this Forum and to have been supported by such a wonderful community. Thank you all!!

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Almost there!


RV-Dreams Community Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:
Almost there!


Hello all!

My hubby, Greg, and I are new to the RV world. We just brought home our "new to us" 2004 Doubletree Mobile Suites 5th wheel two days ago. We are like kids with a new toy, lol.

About us: Hubby Greg and I are mid-40's, and have never owned any type of RV before, so we are pretty excited to start this adventure. For now, we will be taking mostly shorter, local trips. We need to learn what we are doing, and get comfortable setting up and taking down the "new home". Our goal is to (in a year) spend 6 months of each year traveling the country. We are from Southern California, and would like to spend significant time in other areas of the country. During the other six months, our plan is to spend time in a warm tropical climate.  Our first destination is San Pedro, Belize. After that...???

We will be bringing our older Bullmastiff with us when we travel, both on the short trips, and the six month jaunts. He seems to think the fifth wheel is a really nice dog house, he loves it. disbelief

We have also recently taken up Scuba, and would like to spend time stateside doing that as well, really looking to check out the Florida Keys!

Stumbled on this forum while searching for information on washer/dryers in RV's...so happy to have found such a wealth of information in one location!



-- Edited by Mrs Rheiny1 on Monday 20th of February 2012 06:12:23 PM

__________________

Cindy & Greg

2004 Doubletree Mobile Suites 36TK3

2005 GMC 3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1192
Date:

Welcome to the forum from a fellow Californian. Sounds like a great plan you have...summer in the U.S.A. and winter in Belize.

__________________

2018 Thor Windsport 35M -- 2018 Camry Toad

-- USAF Retired -- Full-timing since December 2007 - Part-Timing since July 2011
VisitedStatesMap.jpg
http://http://travelingrvwx.com/



RV-Dreams Community Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

Thanks, Dan/Jan :)
We are pretty eager to get started. Thinking of taking the grandson on a fishing trip to Mojave Narrows in a couple of weeks as our first trip. It is pretty close to where we live, so should be good for a first time taking out the rig.
Have you been to Belize?

__________________

Cindy & Greg

2004 Doubletree Mobile Suites 36TK3

2005 GMC 3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 149
Date:

Congrats and welcome to the forum! Sounds like you are off to a great start with your new rig...
we will be fulltimers by October of this year (god willing).

__________________

Ken & Mary and 2 Spoiled Furbaby Shih-Tzu's
2005 Ford F-250 SD Turbo Diesel
2004 Sunnybrook Titan 31BWFS

"Fulltiming since May of 2012" (newbies!)

"...and we rolled clean out of sight!" -Bob Seger



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 5395
Date:

Cynthia and Greg,

Welcome to the RV Dreams forums and the RV lifestyle.  It is an excellent site for gathering ideas, opinions, and the solutions to problems.  Feel free to ask questions, as there is a lot of knowledge within the minds of the folks here.

As for the washer/dryer issue, did you find answers?  We have a Whirlpool side by side in our 2010 Mobile Suites.  We got a non matching pair because the dryer that matched the washer required 240V instead of 120V.

I don't know if you know of it, but there is another website of interest for DRV Suites owners.  It is referred to as SOITC, which stands for Suites Owners International Travel Club, and it also has a forum.  Jo and I used three different RV forums in gathering the knowledge we needed in choosing our RV.

Should you decide to join SOITC, be sure and register.  On that site, only registered participants are able to see the photos that are occasionally put in the threads.

Have fun with the lifestyle.

Terry



__________________

Terry and Jo

2010 Mobile Suites 38TKSB3
2008 Ford F450
2019 Ford Expedition Max as Tag-along or Scout

Our photos on Smugmug



RV-Dreams Community Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

Terry, thanks for the welcome, and for the info on SOITC, we will definately check that out.
As to the washer issue, we only have room for either a stackable, or one of the combo units. I have heard that the ventless combos have issues, especially as to dry time.
We are not in a rush, so we will continue to browse and seek more info regarding reviews of the two types.

__________________

Cindy & Greg

2004 Doubletree Mobile Suites 36TK3

2005 GMC 3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1192
Date:

Nope, never been to Belize. After 20 years with the U.S.A.F. I have no desires to travel to other countries ;) Plenty of places to still see here in the U.S.A. We have the Splendide 2100XC in our coach, the combo vented unit. Works great once you figure out how big of load you can put in it so everything doesn't come out all wrinkled.

__________________

2018 Thor Windsport 35M -- 2018 Camry Toad

-- USAF Retired -- Full-timing since December 2007 - Part-Timing since July 2011
VisitedStatesMap.jpg
http://http://travelingrvwx.com/



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 677
Date:

Welcome Cynthia from one more Californian.....we're a couple of hours south of you. I belong to several other forums as well but this is my favorite. Lots of good people here.

__________________

ALAZARCACOCTDEFLGAHIIDILINIAKYMDMAMIMNMSMOMTNENVNHNJNMNYNCNDOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVTVAWAWVWIWYsm.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken

2005 Monaco Diplomat 400 ISL Cummins

2012 Honda CRV AWD

2008 Harley Ultra Classic

 

 



RV-Dreams Community Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

Dan,
Thanks for the information about the combo unit. Do you happen to know the acual weight of the unit? Greg (DH) was thinking that a significant difference in weight between the two styles would help us make a decision... when we look up the specs online, weight is the one thing that was not listed.

Ken,
Thanks for the welcome. :)

__________________

Cindy & Greg

2004 Doubletree Mobile Suites 36TK3

2005 GMC 3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1192
Date:

The Splendide website specifications lists the 2100XC at 148 lbs.

__________________

2018 Thor Windsport 35M -- 2018 Camry Toad

-- USAF Retired -- Full-timing since December 2007 - Part-Timing since July 2011
VisitedStatesMap.jpg
http://http://travelingrvwx.com/



RV-Dreams Community Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Date:

Should've looked on the Splendide site...I was looking at Home Depot or Lowes.....thanks! Greg went right out to measure, lol.

__________________

Cindy & Greg

2004 Doubletree Mobile Suites 36TK3

2005 GMC 3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us