• Mike645
    14
    Hello, we are Mike and Margo. Just bought our first RV, a 37' 5th wheel. Looking
    forward to learning a lot from everyone. Excited to get started traveling.
  • Colibabas
    20
    Congrats...let the adventures begin!
  • Ray
    436
    Cool!
  • RVsolar
    181
    WTG welcome .
  • Mike645
    14
    Thanks, yes it will certainly be an
    adventure!
  • Randy Vallis
    38
    Lots of people here to help with your new adventures. Rv
  • RichardM
    54
    Take short trips first until you are comfortable with how things work and to make sure they work for you...
  • Mike645
    14
    Thanks Richard, exactly what we are planning.
  • Mike645
    14
    We will certainly need help. Thanks
    Mike
  • Rjack10
    6
    I would suggest watching all of the videos Ray- Love Your RV has posted. For example, he has one on how to change your own brakes. He took the time to show you how to completely take everything apart and rebuild. I might not tackle a brake job, but if I have an issue on the road and from watching Ray's video, I have general knowledge on what to look for to get me going. So one night, get the popcorn out and binge watch, you will enjoy.
  • Pam Dittus
    5
    Hi & welcome!
    Agree with starting with short trip, especially close to home. Our first time out, we made two trips home & one to Wally world!
  • VW's-Travels
    87
    I followed Ray for something like two years before I hit the road a couple of years ago. Anne was my photography go-to as well. I have been full-time from day one of loading my rig and setting out.
    I have to look back and sort of laugh at how apprehensive I was. I had to remind myself that I was not on some kind of unsupported journey to the edge of the earth and more than likely I would not die without what I forgot.. After all, a Walmart is not more than a one hour drive from anywhere in the USA... (Kidding You.) All the best in your adventure! Enjoy the journey.
  • Mike645
    14
    Thanks Pam, sounds like fun and thanks
    for the good advice! Margo
  • Mike645
    14
    VW travels, Thank you for your post and I hear you on the Walmart!
    So how has it been going full time? It sound like so much fun. What places have you so far enjoyed
    the most? Any neat places you have stayed in just one place for a little bit? Happy travels to you too!

    Mike and Margo
  • Mike645
    14
    Thank you Rjack, yes...we have been following Ray for sometime and he is a wealth of great information. Grateful for all of the info and tips he shares. Is not the RV community the best!

    Happy travels to you, Mike and Margo
  • VW's-Travels
    87
    I think I have needed to just follow my own interests and "who I am" as far as favorite places. I love photography, history and astronomy. I love people and sharing common interests with them but do not enjoy crowds and I suck at small talk. :) So just go with what fits who you are. My favorites have been pretty mixed. Valley of the Gods stands as number one. Farm field in Montana. Casper, WY for the eclipse in 17, 9500' on Rabbit Ears Pass in CO. Colorado National Monument, Moab. Verde Valley, (Sedona) There are many more.
  • Greg F
    159
    Hello Mike and Margo. Welcome to the RV life! You are starting out with quite a Rig! :up:

    VW's-Travels: We learned of The Valley of the Gods on Rays channel. We absolutely loved camping there and riding our bicycles through the amazing landscape. We also enjoy getting away from the crowds and noise. Here was our spot in VOTG last year.

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  • Susan
    37
    Congratulations! You have many days of exciting times ahead. :-)
  • Mike645
    14
    VW yes, Valley Of the Gods is one our favorite places, absoulutely
    enchanting! Sounds like you are having a great time, will check out the other places you mentioned
    too. We also love the Moab area, the scenery there is stunning and so much to do.
  • Mike645
    14
    Hi Greg. That is a beautiful picture of Valley of the Gods. We will have
    to get out and ride our bikes too through that landscape, good idea. We really love that area
    out there.
  • Mike645
    14
    Thanks Susan, happy travels to you and yours.
  • VW's-Travels
    87
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    So many wonderful memories from VOTG.
  • Mike645
    14
    VW what a beautiful picture. VOTG is such an amazing
    place, we always love going there.
  • VW's-Travels
    87
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    My spot just before heading south into EddieRay draw... :)
    Correction.. The EddieAileenLauraRayAnne Draw... :) Forget the dogs names.. lol.
  • VW's-Travels
    87
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    Overview of EALRA (and dogs) draw..
  • Rush and Lola
    111
    We went by and had Eddie install our solar in 2015. They had done the video about the valley so we went and stayed five days. We had to the best time watching traffic, unfortunate people from other countries with flats and fossel finders. We got up early one morning and went fossil hunting and as we were returning we came across a couple that stopped to ask if we wanted some water. We thanked them and off they go then I noticed they were from our home State of NC. Couple lived 25 miles below us back south in NC. Crazy how things happen. A german couple had a flat and had no Idea how to fix it. We helped them and they were so greatful and off they went. One couple pulled in the site and asked about moki dugway. We pointed the way and soon followed, that was fun. Had a monsoon show up and we had to get out of the ole red dirt unfortunately. Went back in 2017 and seen it again for found memories. Thanks to Rays videos and Love you RV we found them all.

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  • donkline
    4
    Some how got dropped from the site.... Glad to be back... Thanks Ray..bc4h0xwiuzd6nl49.jpg
  • RVsolar
    181
    Welcome all
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  • Eddie Aileen
    89
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    Here is some close-up's of the "EddieAileenLauraRayAnne" Draw...
    Happy Trails!!!
  • RVsolar
    181
    Sure would like a invite so day just gorgeous !
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