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Old 09-14-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Another New Bus Owner

Label us crazy. We bought an RV in this totally unpredictable, volatile economic environment. Maybe it's perverse, but I decided it would be better for us to spend the money on something we wanted rather than just let Mr. Market chew it to shreds!

Anyway, we are totally new to RV-ing, on the theory that you are more likely to regret the things you don't do than the ones you do. We figured we better give it a try before we got so old it was way beyond our capaicty.

So we found a 2003 American Eagle, 40 foot diesel pusher, from a small outit called Quality Motor Coach near Orlando, FL. This fellow has a nice selection of rigs in very good condition, mostly bank foreclosures. Somebody had obviously taken very good care of this unit and we are pleased to be her new owners.

Driving is a challenge, to be sure, but we are taking the Lazy Days course next week and hope it will indeed improve our confidence. Wife has been behind the wheel only once, with help from the dealer, so I have done all the driving in traffic so far and to this point no mishaps.

We look forward to learning to drive over the winter here in FL and then taking a leisurely drive back north next summer. We have already found this forum to be of immense help.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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I like it have any pics of the inside?

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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Wow, nice coach for sure! Enjoy
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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Congrats, very nice coach! I'm sure you will enjoy it for years to come!
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #5
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Very nice. Hope you enjoy it for many years. The way DH and I looked at it when we bought our RV in 2009 is, you can't take it with you. We worked hard all our life and now we are going to enjoy our retirement years.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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That sure is a good lookin' Eagle! Congratulations!

You are going to have a lot of questions and this forum is one of the best places to get them answered.

We just bought ours and have no regrets. Like Brenda says, you can't take it with you. Enjoy!
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:48 AM   #7
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nice coach wise thinking
my wife and i believe when we die whats left will go the govt. or our kids
neither one earned it or knows how to spend it wisely
just liven life in east tn or where ever our
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #8
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nice coach wise thinking
my wife and i believe when we die whats left will go the govt. or our kids
neither one earned it or knows how to spend it wisely
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:34 AM   #9
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Nice rig. Many happy and safe miles.

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