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Oklahoma City | 5th Wheel Newbie

Hello - Here's to our first forum introduction, first RV message board post, first RV, and first online RV community.

We're a family of four from Oklahoma City with a newly acquired new to us '13 Keystone Cougar.

While we've made this purchase rather late in the year, we're working on learning just enough so that we can adequately store on our property using a dedicated RV cloth cover.

Meanwhile, spring feels bittersweet. There's ample time for us to learn more between now and then, in theory. Yet there's not enough time to dig in on a practical hands-on level.

In the end, we see the humor in being so excited about something we can't truly appreciate for another three or four months. Until then!


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One thing to consider is you don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy your RV.  We reside in central Texas and use our RV year round.  I understand we likely have warmer winters that Oklahoma City but there are likely opportunities to enjoy the RV a few times before spring.

Of course if it gets cold enough to have to winterize, then is becomes a hassle to de-winterize just for a weekend trip.  We almost never have to winterize so our situation may be a little different.



2017 Starcraft 26BHS Autumn Ridge TT,  2019 Chevrolet 3500 SRW Duramax 6.6 4WD TV 

Plan to retire/full-time in 2021. Favorite place to camp; Texas State Parks.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..  Mark Twain 

Steve, Julie and Ethan

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Welcome! As Maybe said you can camp in the winter with a few modifications to how your family uses/stores water. Probably the easiest is an RV park with restrooms. Let us know if you are interested in camping earlier.

-- Edited by LarryW21 on Friday 13th of December 2019 02:34:18 PM


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Sorta know how you feel, just bought our new rig and it's going straight into storage till spring. Been planning and learning from knowledgeable folks here abouts since 2013... now it's our turn.

Welcome aboard. 


Brian, Cindi & Josie (our fur baby)
2017 RAM 3500 Laramie 4x4 CCLB, CTD, Aisin, B&W hitch, dually
2020 Keystone Montana Legacy 3813MS w/FBP ,
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Welcome, Dan.  RV winter living is an exercise in learning, but it can be done.  The wife and I have been living in our Mobile Suites fifth wheel full time since 2011, and that includes about half that time in Oklahoma.  We lived in our RV in Oklahoma City for 3 years before retiring and going on the road.  Since then, we've seen winters in Colorado, Oregon, and Utah before coming back to Oklahoma for a while.  In our case, it helps a great deal that our RV was built for full-time living and has good enough insulation that we don't need to "skirt" the coach in winter.

Feel free to ask questions here.  Use the "Search" function of the forums to find topics relevant to your questions.  And, by all means, enjoy the lifestyle.



Terry and Jo

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2008 Ford F450
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