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Old 03-04-2014, 06:12 AM   #1
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Didn't realize how much we don't know

We have owned our coach about 4 years now so not completely a newbie, but after reading forums for a while realize how much we don't know. I think we were lucky and bought a good quality coach without knowing what we were doing and have been able to make minor repairs ourselves. Sometime I think our coach is smarter than we are Just wanted to say how much we appreciate the advice from the more "seasoned". Not full time yet, but definitely look forward to it.

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:44 AM   #2
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I know what you mean. We are on our third MH and I still have those "your kidding" and "what?" moments. It's a learning experience every day. The nice part is you eventually learn enough to help someone else!

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:51 AM   #3
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Welcome. That's the beauty of this forum. We're all still learning , and that's the good part .

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:17 AM   #4
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Welcome. That's the beauty of this forum. We're all still learning , and that's the good part .
X1000 We weekend camped from tents to travel trailers for over 40 years.

We thought we knew all there was to know about full time living when we retired.

Looking back, we laugh hysterically at how little we actually knew!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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Welcome and congrats to you. Always room to learn for everyone. Good luck.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:56 AM   #6
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I agree, every few months I re-read the owners manuals for coach and chassis and find something new every time. If it isn't addressed in those manuals I ask or search here and get the right answer every time.

A supervisor at the Westinghouse tool and die apprenticeship program once told me that I didn't know how much I didn't know, and when I began to realize that I would be really open to learning.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:01 AM   #7
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:08 AM   #8
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A supervisor at the Westinghouse tool and die apprenticeship program once told me that I didn't know how much I didn't know, and when I began to realize that I would be really open to learning.
Ain't it the truth?

It's true with RVs as well as most other things in life. We just don't know what we don't know.

Our first RV of any kind was the new 40DP we bought and hit the road in full time. Talk about drinking from a fire hose!

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:09 AM   #9
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We all started out knowing .....well not much. This forum has been the best investment I made....I learn so much just reading the comments by members....
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:31 PM   #10
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The problem with all this learning is the price tag!!

Over the past 2 months I have shown my wife plenty of these absolutely, positively, honey we cannot drive anywhere without these things.

So I thank this forum for making my life easier to convince her!!!

(actually she likes anything that makes our MH nicer, safer and our trips more pleasant anyway)
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #11
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I was smarter than my previous motorhome, a 97 Itasca. This MH, an 07 Newmar is smarter than me. I can't even imagine what the IQ of the new models must be. All kidding aside, the bells and whistles on my current rig throw me a curveball sometime. I too am thankful for the collective wisdom here.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #12
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I believe most of us learn new things about our motorhomes on a regular basis. When I bought my first mh I was as dumd as a sack of rocks about the thing. Over the years, thanks to forums like this one, friendly folks met on the road I believe Im a little better now than then. But these forums, owners manuals etc are my staple reading material when I have the time.

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