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Old 08-09-2015, 07:23 AM   #15
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There are several of us out there that have had trips and 'no issues' to speak of. We did a 7800 mile trip this last spring from our home Alaska the 'lower 48' and back and had no real issues. We scheduled a maintenance stop, for repairs that could not be done at home, but otherwise the trip went as we hoped it would.
While it is good to have trips with 'no issues' I pay attention to post here from travelers that have had issues. I have learned a lot of what to do and what maintenance to keep up on.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:53 AM   #16
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Yea, The more I visit this site and read through the topics I was wondering if a trouble free trip was even possible. I wonder how often a trouble free trip actually is. Is it a freak thing or do you think it happens a lot. Sometimes this site is scary makes you wonder when all these problems everyone talks about is going to happen to you. If people read all these stories before they bought a rig it way scare them away.

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Old 08-09-2015, 07:58 AM   #17
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I want to thank you all for the positive replies.
That was the idea here, not to brag, not to jinx, just to say "it went well".
When I read someone say no one does this, and if they did no one would reply, for me, it was a call to action.
I tend to be pretty positive. An optimist. Glass half full. The idea that no one would reply to a positive thread kinda makes us all sound like a bunch of sour puss's.

I figured there are more of us that stay positive, and that we can prove there is room in the rv message board world to be happy with our coach, and going on to page 2 here with replies, it does show that you can say you had a great trip, and people will support that. Thank you.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:02 AM   #18
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Thanks for posting this. PMA ( positive mental attitude ) is something I strongly believe in.

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Old 08-09-2015, 08:04 AM   #19
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I don't know who says that. We went on three 6,000 mile trips with no problems.

No big deal.

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Old 08-09-2015, 08:08 AM   #20
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We too had a very unaventful trip couple years ago ,from ill thru ind sw to myrtle beach then south from one SP to the other south to Miami fl across alligator alley then north up the gulf again all SP unto St George island-Panama city ,Destin, Gulfport up the Nathez trace and back to Channahon-A trip everyone with a RV should consider,all the SP's have ELECT,water, And dumps are reasonably priced and usually near the beaches,I think we made about 30 state parks,4500 miles,71 days, very interesting trip
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:16 AM   #21
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We just got back from a 2,400 mi trip out east (NY, VT, ME, MA) with no issues except lost a front hubcap.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:17 AM   #22
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Just got back from a 2 1/2 month trip, 7500 miles in an 11 year old coach with no problems. I bought the MH in November 14 and prepared it over the winter. New tires, change all the fluids, checked out appliances, replaced filters and took off in the spring.

A Craigslist buy that has brought us great joy with very little cost involved. It doesn't take a 40 ft DP with all the bells and whistles to enjoy the RV lifestyle. It does take preparation and an understanding of the many systems involved. This website/forum is a great resource.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:41 AM   #23
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Just did a 3400 mile trip without problems. It rare to see a post without problems, kinda boring. You will only find problems when you are on a trip and then they get posted cause you want help resolving them. So, if you do a trip and have a problem on every trip then I would say you have some serious problems.

On my last trip I did do some maintenance on the rv. Brother in law had a open pit that I could drive the rv over. Change oil in rv and genny, replaced all filters and greased everything. That open pit was a game changer for maintenance. I am thinking this may have to be a yearly trip.
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:27 AM   #24
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Most of our trips are uneventful. In the past 20 years of traveling in our several motor homes, there has been very few problems. I had an alternator fail twice, but could keep going by running the generator. The air compressor failed twice on a 99 Bounder diesel 13 years ago. The electronic accelerator failed on our 2011 Phaeton and had to wait in Oklahoma City four days for a replacement, but we read several books and enjoyed the down time. I had a flat tire too about 15 years ago. We also had a roof leak on our 2003 Phaeton that the company took care of, but we had no down time or expense because of it. Those are the only things that come to mind. We just pay the insurance, plan the trip, full with fuel and hit the road. It doesn't get any better than that.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:18 PM   #25
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We just completed a 3200 mile trip last month with a 14 year old fleetwood and no problems. Hope the same next time.
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4500 mile trip to Florida down each coast the keys back up then back to Texas. With 3 grandkids. RV no issues grandkids different story but it was fun and they got to see a lot of things even Disney World.

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Old 08-11-2015, 02:19 AM   #27
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Currently on our annual cross-country trip from Florida to Washington state, about 3,800 miles so far and with most everything going well. Had five of our grandkids for a week camping on the northern California coast, great fun. The two oldest girls pitch a tent and loved it. Took two other grandkids up the Oregon coast and they just flew home from Portland. Currently in Washington for four weeks with day trips in the toad. Having a great time! Thanks for the post, Life is Good!

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Getting the bugs out of my 2001 Holiday Rambler Scepter 40 PBD. Bought it in South Carolina June 15, and have put 7500 miles on so far. 4 door refer died, repairs were $775, Oil pressure sending unit told the engine no pressure, so lost turbo, $400, Microwave convection died, $475. Camera monitor died, $606, put on new Bilstein shocks, $550. Everything works perfect now, bought the coach for $48,000 with 65,000 miles and a $60,000 budget, so am ahead of the game about $9,000 and very happy. My only screw up was not paying sales tax in South Carolina, $300 max, which I was not aware of. AZ was 5.6%.

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