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Old 09-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hi Y'all! I just picked a 2004 National Dolphin 6342. It had 7,200 miles on it and was always stored inside. I found it down in San Felipe, Mexico. I got a great deal on it! A little bit about me and my family. My wife and I are school teachers, so we will have lots of time to use the motorhome. We have three kids (12, 10, and 5). We want to take them to all the state parks and such. We've had a trailer for the past 12 years and have done mostly desert camping in Southern California. So here's to a new chapter in RVing. Here's a few Pics... Oh yeah, I'll also be towing a 20 foot enclosed trailer during the desert season.


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Old 09-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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It's great that you are traveling and camping with your kids ...ours are grown but we are still full timing...we love a motor home...started out in a tent...then a van ...travel trailer...then motor home...
Happy and safe travels...
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Welcome and nice looking rig. Make sure your MH has the ability to tow your trailer, weight wise.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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Great pictures and welcome aboard!

A great group of folks here on IRV2. Lots of knowledge, fellowship and insight. Enjoy and we love pictures!

Again, WELCOME!! and CONGRATULATIONS on the new Class A! Great looking rig!!
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Great looking coach and congrats on the purchase. Hope you enjoy many funfilled miles. Be Safe!
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Welcome to iRV2 Forum...... Today is my first day on this site and it is filled with lots of great information. Looks like you found yourself a dandy rig! We are searching for a MH but haven't found what we are looking for! Takes time!

Happy travels and great adventures for your kids!
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Hi Y'all! I just picked a 2004 National Dolphin 6342. It had 7,200 miles on it and was always stored inside. I found it down in San Felipe, Mexico. I got a great deal on it!........ Oh yeah, I'll also be towing a 20 foot enclosed trailer during the desert season.
Welcome to iRV2.com and congrats on a nice looking Dolphin. They are well built coaches and lots of them are out there, still looking good.

I surely don't intend to cause you unnecessary concern, but I do want to offer some info that "may" save you some grief in the future:

that is VERY low mileage for a 10 model year old coach, and lack of use can cause a variety of problems. Did you get any maint. records? ALL the fluids may need to be changed. If not already done, REPLACE all 6 tires ASAP if they are OE. If not original, then have a competent tire shop inspect them and determine their age via the DOT date code.

I can see from the pictures it is on a Workhorse chassis, most likely a W-22. ALL of those chassis were subject to a recall to replace defective Bosch brake calipers. You need to VERIFY if this recall was completed. Lots of info is available here on iRV2 in the Workhorse forum, so look around down there when you have time / questions.

Lastly, be aware that the chassis most likely has a GVWR of 22,000 pounds and a GCVWR of 26,000 pounds. This means the coach, as loaded for travel, (including people) AND the total weight being towed should not exceed 26K.

Let us know if you have any questions, and ENJOY your new family toy !
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