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Old 12-04-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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We have been retired for 9 years and had planned to buy a MH upon retirement. A few disasters like 9-11 and economic meltdown delayed that until we simply decided it's now or never.

I had never driven a MH until the day we picked up our 35' 2005 Georgetown 2 days ago. My first driving experience was the 135 miles back to our home in south central KY. Now we have it parked iin a local RV park while we try to figure out how things work then, off to FL for a couple of months.

Any thoughts as to where I might find the details about fuel cap, holding tanks, etc? I went on the FR website and looked at the 2011 specs. but am afraid they might have changed in the last 6 years.

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Old 12-04-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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The Georgetown is a gas chassis, so the fuel capacity is most likely 75 gallons. Both Ford and Workhorse have had that size tank for many years, only recently increasing to 80 gal.

The fresh water tank size should be listed on a sticker in a cabinet, along with the vehicle weight ratings, carrying capacity, etc. 65-80 gallons is typical in that coach.

Waste tank sizes can vary with the floor plan, but will generally be around 40 gal each.

I found a 2008 Georgetown brochure, which is probably closer than the 2011 specs.

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Old 12-04-2010, 02:43 PM   #3
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Hey, you're among 'fools of a feather' here. Welcome to the forum.

What chassis is the rig on? Ford, Workhorse? Looking up the chassis specs should get you the fuel capacity. Most likely its around 75 gallons. As for the holding tanks, those would have been installed by the motor home manufacturer. I'd think someone should be able to come up with those for you, its not that old.

I know what you mean about 'now or never'. We put off retiring hoping the markets would recover. I stopped waiting.

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Old 12-04-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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2005 Overview: 2005 Forest River GEORGETOWN - Class A | RVWeb.com

Doesnt show fuel capacity, but the 2008's had 75 gal, and the new ones have 80. So... I'm guessing 75 on yours.

2008 specs...page 10: http://images.rvs.com/Brand%20Pages/...georgetown.pdf
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #5
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What Kind of fool am I

Thanks, there is a sticker in a cabinet that has some data. I will look when I go back over. Thanks a bunch...
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Let me respectfully suggest that you view a series of brief films on RV driving. Lots of good information. Better than learning by "contact".

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Originally Posted by UltraKen View Post
Let me respectfully suggest that you view a series of brief films on RV driving. Lots of good information. Better than learning by "contact".

RV Driver Confidence Course: Part 1 - Better RVing
That is a great link. DW and I both went through all of the parts of that even though we had both driven our class C for 5 years before picking up the A. Some things to help we never thought of.

Setting up in a local park is a good idea too. You can get to know all of the gadgets on board and while there other RVers are usually glad to help.

Oh and BTW you are our kind of fool. We are all in the same boat here.
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Thanks for the link also, as I will share it with my DW, who hasn't drivin the MH---yet,
perhaps this will help her understand how easy it is to operate a Hm , with caution

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