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Old 11-14-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Great trip in our Georgetown

Just got back from our first major trip in our 2005 Georgetown. Drove from Cal. to Ohio and back, about 4,200 miles. No problems to speak of at all. You don't hear much about Georgetowns on this forum, but in the few months we have had ours we have loved it.

Had a nut vibrate off of a slide rod, easy fix, but that's all. We upgraded from a 1999 fleetwood and can not believe the difference in the ride and handling. It is so much easier.

Also, had joined Passport America and used it much of the 3 weeks we were gone. A great variety in quality of camps, but since we only stayed more than one night one time, it wasn't a problem if the quality wasn't the best. I think $17 was the highest we paid for a full hook up camp. Did boondock for several nights at Casino's and Truck Stops.

Only concern I had was that even though the Georgetown has a great insulation package and "articpac" heaters on all tanks, it still seemed that the furnace ran a lot on those 32 degree nights. We hung a blanket over the door and stair well and that seemed to help. Has thermopane windows, but they seem to radiate too much cold also. Will probably do something about that if we end up in a colder climate (hopefully not).

Over all it was a good experience for us and we are looking forward to the time we can do this full time.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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I really like these "had a great trip and nothing went wrong" threads.....

I almost posted one similar at the end of the summer....Went SoCal to Iowa and back, via the Northern Rockies, and all went just fine....No issues whatsoever.....I have put 25K miles on my entry level Class A without any significant issues....Minor fixes due to the factory cutting corners, but I expected that.....

Good post and refreshing.....

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Fallbrook, Ca
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Just got back from our first major trip in our 2005 Georgetown. Drove from Cal. to Ohio and back, about 4,200 miles. No problems to speak of at all. You don't hear much about Georgetowns on this forum, but in the few months we have had ours we have loved it.

Had a nut vibrate off of a slide rod, easy fix, but that's all. We upgraded from a 1999 fleetwood and can not believe the difference in the ride and handling. It is so much easier.

Also, had joined Passport America and used it much of the 3 weeks we were gone. A great variety in quality of camps, but since we only stayed more than one night one time, it wasn't a problem if the quality wasn't the best. I think $17 was the highest we paid for a full hook up camp. Did boondock for several nights at Casino's and Truck Stops.

Only concern I had was that even though the Georgetown has a great insulation package and "articpac" heaters on all tanks, it still seemed that the furnace ran a lot on those 32 degree nights. We hung a blanket over the door and stair well and that seemed to help. Has thermopane windows, but they seem to radiate too much cold also. Will probably do something about that if we end up in a colder climate (hopefully not).

Over all it was a good experience for us and we are looking forward to the time we can do this full time.
Just wondering what your gas bill was for the whole trip and what you average milage was.
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We averaged 7.8 mpg. Bought gas as low as $3.07 per gal and as high as $3.69 (Filled up before we got back into California). Total cost was almost $2,000, but that was our choice, knew it wouldn't be cheap before we left and had estimated the cost before hand, so wern't surprised. My Chev. fullsize truck only gets 14 mgp, so when we factored in hotels and food the cost would have been about the same. The only difference would have been making the trip faster, but then we determined this time that the journey would be part of the vacation, not the end to get to the vacation.
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