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Old 03-10-2013, 12:08 AM   #15
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #16
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Congratulations on the coach, Happy Motoring!

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Congrats! Our country is so beautiful and diverse. There is a whole lot to see.

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Originally Posted by wyatt earp View Post
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In the process of purchasing our first motorhome, a 2007 National Dolphin 32 footer with just 1500 miles! Was only used about 20 times and is like new.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #20
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Congratulations on the new to you coach and welcome to the forum, do not worry about the coach not being made any more as all the working parts of your coach will still be available as they are used by other coach manufacturers
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Originally Posted by rexabbot View Post
Low mileage is not a good thing. Motor Homes don't like to sit.
Low mileage can be a bit of a problem but...

If you got the right price and like it...ENJOY IT!!!

Get some miles on it and evaluate all your systems to see if they are in need of attention. Make up your own "punch" list and prioritize any items needing attention.

The first big item will be tires. They are probably dated for some time in 2006 which puts them near 7 years old so don't let the looks fool you. Get them inspected but also start saving up for replacements. The general opinion is that 7 year old tires are nearing their end regardless of tread. This could be especially true if they were not covered and/or you see weather checking.

Unless you know a full service of all fluids was done recently I would get a full service of fluids including the generator. I would then put about 1000 miles on it and do fluid samples of oil, tranny and coolant to see how things are going.

Run everything through the paces. Awnings, slide outs, generator, all electrical outlets and such. It might not be a bad idea to have an electrician inspect your power distribution panel for any signs of corrosion on the main bus and other tell-tail signs of problems related to lack of use.
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Welcome and congratulations. I too am a newbie but here I feel like I am with old friends, soon you will too. Happy Trails.
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Congratulations to you and your family. You are going to have a blast. Keep in touch with us here and let us know how it's going. Welcome to the club...

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