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Old 05-10-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Maiden Voyage

We took the maiden voyage in our new motorhome this past weekend. It was also the first camping trip for our current dog. Everyone had a great time and the only problems we encountered were minor in nature.

We went to Pismo Beach Friday in an uneventful and direct drive other than a 15 minute stop at Rincon State Beach for a dog/children/parent walk. Sunday we drove home in quite a bit of wind. The Winnebago did alright in the wind although we probably will do some suspension upgrades soon. We enjoyed a number of stops on the way home including another stop at Rincon - this time for a very late lunch/early dinner of sandwiches prepared in our kitchen. This was possible in our old 5th wheel but the motorhome is much more useable with the slides in.
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This photo was from a few weeks ago when we made the trade. Out with the old and in with the new!
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:19 AM   #3
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Looking good.....Looking VERY good.
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Very nice how do you like your Vista?

I'm getting mine sometime next month. First Timer RV Owner In The House.
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You will love the convienience of the MH while traveling. You can do so much more while in route. Looks like a great unit, had a Winebago, our first MH and realy liked it. Have a Dutch Star now which is our third MH and we love'd them all. Staying home this weekend got a upcoming wedding , our daughter is getting married in June. Have a lot of safe and happy travels.
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Very nice how do you like your Vista?

I'm getting mine sometime next month. First Timer RV Owner In The House.
We are very happy so far. We have only had it for a month or so but I have no complaints. We had a couple of minor problems on our maiden voyage but they were less than I expected. The issues prior to delivery were also very minor.

I am very happy with the power the engine and transmission provide us with. The fuel economy is as expected which I guess is better than worse than expected.

I am thinking about an upgrade to the suspension for better performance in windy conditions or in the event of a blowout but I think I would consider that no matter which gas class A I had.

All in all it is a great coach.
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You will love the convienience of the MH while traveling. You can do so much more while in route.
I think you are right RVJimmy. That is a major part of the reason we bought the motorhome instead of another 5th wheel. So far it is holding true.

Our maiden voyage was about 200 miles each way. We were certainly more comfortable than in the pick-up with the 5th wheel. On the way to Pismo Beach we drove straight there in traffic with only a brief stop and it was perfect for that. On the way back we stopped at all kind of places and had a meal in the motorhome taking twice as long as driving straight through would have taken and it was great. It seems that the motorhome will be nice when we are in a hurry (or as nice as that type of travel can be) and even nicer when we can take our time.
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