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Old 09-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Hello Newbie here

I am picking up my first motorhome purchase tomorrow. I see there can be much help on here and I sure I will have man questions in the future.
THanks in advance for any help yoiu can give. I will also accetp any advice.
I am picking up a 1998 American Dream with 83000 miles on it.
My wife and I are very excited.

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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Sounds like your all set for your new adventures Enjoy and welcome
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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American Dream is a fine coach...good luck with it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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Great Coach and welcome to the forum!
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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Welcome to IRV 2
You'll enjoy that MH. Best of

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Old 09-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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Good choice!

There are many knowledgeable folks here that are happy to help.

On the Fleetwood forum quite a few of us have these vintage Dreams and Eagles.

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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Hi speedman42,
Welcome to iRV2. There are many happy adventures waiting for you.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:06 AM   #9
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THank you

thank you all for your kindness. I am sure I will be having many questions very soon.
Drove her in from Chicago yesterday.
40 foot..1998 american dream.
were on the road
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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Welcome, speedman and mrs speedman!

I'm sure you'll love having your coach, and you've come to the right place for experience, help, and support!

The most important things to remember are: 1) know what you don't know, and 2) the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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Just adding, the "vintage" coaches are very popular these days and can be had for a fraction of when new. I did the same last winter with my 96 Monaco Signature.One of the things that is different with the older coaches , most no longer have support, parts can be difficult without guidance as to where and what you need. I guess we no longer have that factory Tech. to kick around anymore !
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Nice looking coach Sir, love the color combo. Let the fun begin and your worries be few!
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Welcome to the MH family. Get that MH out and ASAP and test everything out. Take your time to read the owners manual, if its available. When you have questions reference it first then ask us clarity or help. Trust me you will get lots of help or at least opinions. Get out and enjoy it.

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