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Old 01-08-2015, 09:09 PM   #1
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Reposting here since I think this is a more appropriate forum.

Getting a new 35 ft DP next week and we're thinking of driving up from Orlando to a wedding in Nashville at the end of March. Looking for comments/advice about the area.

1) Where to stay. A quick look at Nashville only seems to show a KOA and another park near it on the north side of town about 18 miles from where the wedding is. Any ideas of places more on the south side of town? We'd like to be a bit closer.

2) Weather. Living in Fla for so long I'm not sure what to expect on a Nashville trip that time of year. Is it a bit early? Icy roads? Don't want to go snow boarding with my new rig.


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Old 01-09-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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There are 2 campgrounds next to each other on Music Valley Way (memory)
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:07 AM   #3
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We've done a bit more looking and it looks like we are going to stay at the Nashville Shores RV park Southeast of Nashville. Its close to the airport (we intend to rent a car instead of tow) and seems to have decent ratings.

Scheduled to get our MH next Friday so I'll have a month or two to wring the bugs out. This will probably be the first trip up any mountains since there are very few here in Orlando.

Weather is still a bit of a concern in late March. Hope it goes out like a lamb
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Its a 2014 Fleetwood Excursion 35C DP(new, leftover). Were looking at gassers, but the price on this one was too good. Time will tell the wisdom of our decision
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Congrats on the new motor home. I'm a Fleetwood Discovery owner, and while this rig (new when I bought it) has had a few bugs initially, I'm still very happy with it.

I too bought a new holdover. I highly recommend that you have the house batteries load tested. Mine had poor lot maintenance and had to be replaced. (Dealer paid.) This has nothing to do with brand of coach. It's all about how they are maintained while on a dealer lot.

I would also highly recommend that you have the front end aligned AT the dealership BEFORE you sign. If possible (if you will have all of your basement stuff with you from your current coach) load it up first, then weigh all 4 corners, then align.

I say this bc mine was badly misaligned and caused me to purchase new front tires and alignment. I was not over weight--in fact I'm 900lbs underweight on the front axle. Unfortunately Fleetwood would not cover this. Their manual, I was told, clearly states that owners are supposed to align their coach immediately after purchase. Really? Yup. That suggests to me that they don't realign the chassis after they put the motor home on it. They claim that they do...but then why this requirement in the manual??

Just my experience and 2 cents. FW does make fine motorhomes. The alignment thing irks me, but otherwise I think they do a reasonable job on the build and cust support for the first year. I think the value for the buck is certainly good.

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Great points. I was just thinking about posting a question to the Class A forum of tips for new MH owners and common mistakes they make. I had an 82 Pace Arrow long ago. It was probably 8 or 9 years old when I got it, but was pretty dependable. The 454 had a blown exhaust gasket that needed to be replaced ( knew that going in, and the previous owner already and a quote on the work). Other than normal maint I don't recall much else wrong with it (except occasional roof leaks).

I definitely want the batteries load tested now. One of the coach batteries had corrosion on the terminal (part of my punch list they are working on) and I also asked for Engine and generator oil changes (coach has about 2500 mi on it, built in Dec 13).

Oh well, guess I hijacked my own thread. I'll have to move this over.


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