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Old 03-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Just purchased a 2000 Chevy Tioga Arrow 23b with 20500 miles on it. We are looking forward to our travels starting this summer (if not sooner lol).
Being first timers we are excited to get on the road, any info about our rv, milage, care or what to expect welcome.
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Welcome, you came to the right place, tons of info. just search the thread you have a question towards and ask away. There are plenty of good people with ideas to help you. or start your own thread. Lets see some pictures.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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Just purchased a 2000 Chevy Tioga Arrow 23b with 20500 miles on it. We are looking forward to our travels starting this summer (if not sooner lol).
Being first timers we are excited to get on the road, any info about our rv, milage, care or what to expect welcome.
Sounds great! Congrats. Now we need to see some pictures!
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Before you get all excited about going only to have it break down on you, get the fluids all changed, new belts and hoses and have the brakes inspected at the very least. A new set of spark plugs might also be called for just to be safe. A 13 year old MH with that few miles means it sat a lot of its life. Meaning that lots of little things could now be wrong with it. A thorough inspection, a good set of tools and a lot of knowledge will be your best friend for a while.
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Post a few pictures please. Your first RV is something special.
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Congratulations! I am sure you will be happy to start your RV'ing experience. If you haven't had your new to you RV looked over by a mechanic that you trust, I would recommend that you do that.
Make your first trip a short one in distance. Say a local camp ground, or whatever. Any bugs that may need attention should crop up, and any items that you forgot and may want to make sure you have when you take a longer trip. Start a list
Most of all, enjoy it.
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Congratulations! I am sure you will be happy to start your RV'ing experience. If you haven't had your new to you RV looked over by a mechanic that you trust, I would recommend that you do that.
Make your first trip a short one in distance. Say a local camp ground, or whatever. Any bugs that may need attention should crop up, and any items that you forgot and may want to make sure you have when you take a longer trip. Start a list
Most of all, enjoy it.
Good advice ... we made our first trip a 3 day getaway to a State Park. Awesome time and it was just long enough to learn a few things and ditch the jitters.
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Congratulations, you may want to spend one night in your own driveway or a local Walmart parking lot just to see how things work and determine what you need to take with you. It's a good way to see what you have forgot.
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Congrats on the new rig! As stated above, time to post some pics.
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Welcome to the forum and to the lifestyle! Lots of great information here. There are many wise folks on the forum. Safe travels
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Welcome! Some advice that was given to me, a couple of years after we started, was to not drive like a trucker. We kind of took that to heart and our travels have been much more enjoyable since. Instead of laying down as many miles as we can in a day, we enjoy the trip, scenery, and stop when we feel like it. Granted you don't always have the luxury but it's a great way to live when you can take the time.
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