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Old 01-14-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Moving from one coach to the next: What to take, what to leave?

We're trading our Excursion in on a Discovery on Monday. I'll be cleaning the d unit out tomorrow at the house. The treble with these big rigs is you always forget something it seems. Any moving stories people care to share to remind me what not to forget? Or what not to bring?

For example, I bought an unmounted spare that I keep in my basement compartment. The new rig has different size tires. I'm tempted to leave the tire in there as it would be a PIA to get rid of it even though it's almost brand new.

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Old 01-14-2016, 04:53 PM   #2
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Leave all the remotes.

When we traded I unloaded the Camper in the barn, even the remotes. Had to send them to the dealer by mail. I had bought out of state.


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Old 01-14-2016, 04:53 PM   #3
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I think that anything you can't use should be left for the new owner. I for one would be appreciative of useful items left by a PO.

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Old 01-14-2016, 05:05 PM   #4
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All the manuals, a list of everything that you may have changed from factory delivery, any special instructions for those changes.
One thing I forgot was my rear ladder extension and finally got it to the new owner 11 months later.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:05 PM   #5
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Tire does'nt fit new rig, I'd leave it.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:21 PM   #6
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You leave the coach the condition that you would expect if you were looking to buy it. Leave everything needed to run the coach and appliances. Do not leave stuff just because you don't want it. The spar tire would be an exception. A new owner might want it.
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Leave the serius radio receiver. Previous owner of my coach took it and the newer models are not compatible with the older dash radio.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:30 PM   #8
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Just went through a similar when sold old unit and ordering a new one. Cleaned out everything so the inside was like new. Left the remote for the tv, and spare light bulbs, replacement thermostat I had just got but not installed, inverter I did not need as the new mh will have one built in, extra Winegard parts. Good time to clean house too. I was amazed at how much junk gets accumulated over a relatively short period of time. Plenty of we may need this at some point in the future kinds of things that will NOT make it to the new mh.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #9
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We had out TT in to be winterized when we decided to trade for a class A. So unloading it at home didn't happen. What did happen was once the MH was ours, the dealer pulled both units door to door and we toted everything from the TT to the MH. I went thru it three times once emptied to be sure I had not taken something I shouldn't (the remote for the TV) and had everything of ours out of it.

Took some time to get things squared away in the MH afterward but the transfer went quickly. We went prepared with several Costco size boxes.
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Engine/chassis/appliance manuals, maintenance records/receipts (batteries, tires, etc.), RV cover, sewer hose and fittings, water hose, built-in appliance remotes, anything else USABLE that is RV-specific that you will not be using in your new RV.
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Remotes, documentation, service records, spare belts/filters - anything specific to the coach stays. Everything else is up for consideration. I would sell the tire and anything else that is viable candidates on Craigslist.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:32 PM   #12
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this thread couldn't have been more timely. We will be moving out of our TT and into our new MH soon. The dealer said since it's the middle of winter he'd allow us to pull the TT into the shop and unload. I'm really thinking I"d like to unpack the TT at home.... some of the stuff we've accumulated just shouldn't move on!
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Whatever you do, make sure you check ALL your storage areas and hideholes....you might leave your breaking system behind with all the cables...and even part of the towbar stuff....don't ask how I know!
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A long time ago, we bought a Pace Arrow without the racks for the microwave. Cost $90 to get new ones.

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