Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-13-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
bpickens's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Greensboro NC
Posts: 35
First "long" trip in motorhome

We are considering our first long trip (2-4 weeks) in our 2004 HR Scepter that we have had for four years. Our trips so far have been NC to FL each winter for several months and the occasional long week ends in the NC mountains. I have the MH serviced by Cummings and Allison each year. The tires are good. So far we have had no maintenance or service problems so my confidence is pretty high on the mechanical side.

My question to the group is what should I be on the look out for during travel as to what might happen that would cause major problems. I have Coach Net for emergency road service.

Thanks for your input and advice.

Bill P
2004 HR Scepter/2014 CR-V
bpickens is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-13-2016, 12:05 PM   #2
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,299
Sounds like you've pretty much got it covered Bill!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 01:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
barmcd's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,472
It's difficult to predict what could happen. I think as long as you do all the routine service as scheduled and have a roadside assistance policy that you've done about all you can do. The only other thing I'd add is to have a pretty good tool box if you are capable of doing some repairs beside the road.
Dennis and Katherine
2000 Monaco Dynasty
barmcd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 02:40 PM   #4
Senior Member
nforus's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 781
Sounds like you're in good shape, you might want to add a spare fuel filter in case you get some bad fuel along the way, and spare belts might also be a good move.

Enjoy that first long trip!!
2017 Newell, 2015 Yukon Denali , 2013 Polaris RZR 4/900
FMCA: 383383
Location: Colorado
nforus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 08:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 231
I carry spare fuel filters, spare belts, engine oil and coolant.
Ludmilla is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Live-ins" or, "Long termers" and reservations! FIRE UP iRV2.com General Discussion 47 07-05-2016 03:18 PM
"New Posts," "Today's Posts" and "List Subscriptions" Not Current l1v3fr33ord1 Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Concerns 3 02-23-2016 06:28 AM
"Creeping Slide" and first long trip trode National RV Owner's Forum 17 08-09-2013 07:28 PM
Long Time Reader First Time "Poster" Straycat2161 New Member Check-In 7 05-04-2013 09:48 AM
Who Has Watched "The Long, Long Trailer"? clarkgriswold Just Conversation 46 02-19-2012 02:25 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.