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Old 11-25-2015, 04:28 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by G-Man562 View Post
just sent out 7 email inquiries to dealers, Sherman being one of them. We are from California but don't mind making a road trip. Is that the way your process started if you don't mind me asking. Also looking to get the 32SA and with the color you chose...thanks
Yes, that's pretty much what we did. Had a couple quotes from closer to home, but Sherman was still the better price, and we figured the trip back would be a good learning experience for us, being new to the RV world.

We just got back from a 5 day trip to a local county park (Free to stay at - woohoo! ), with our 6-yr old grand-daughter in tow. The pull down bunk up front came in handy as her sleeping spot, and we just left it down all day, as it was pretty much out of the way up front. Got more experience in using the convection microwave (still new to us), and the general set up/tear down camping process. Park has 8 spots with free power/water/sewer, and is only 5 miles from our storage spot. Was about half full until last night, when it filled up - looked like folks coming into town for Thanksgiving visits.

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Old 11-26-2015, 08:51 PM   #16
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Congratulations on your new coach. It is stunning! I agree with others that your additions of Progressive Industries EMS and a TPMS were very wise moves. Hope that you enjoy your retirement and that you have many happy miles and smiles in your future.

DW and I both retried in August AND picked up our new, first, and last coach. You are going to love retirement...and the freedom of travel.

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Old 11-29-2015, 02:19 AM   #17
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congrats really...nicccce rig

Congrats on your new purchase.....u r mounted on a truck frame if i am correct....your ride will be a lil bumpy at times...most all diesels are on a air ride!!!!....big differance.....congrats once again!!!
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:39 AM   #18
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Very Nice
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:50 PM   #19
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We just recently got back from a trip to Sherman MS (from Houston, TX) after picking up our new motorhome. It is a Tiffin Allegro Open Road 32SA. We are loving it so far.

Some particulars - it is about 35 feet long, gas, 24k chassis, optioned in the residential refrigerator, 7k generator, Magnum 2k inverter, SUMO springs. Was still a bit surprised by the rough ride at times, but I attribute that to some of the rough roads we were driving on - seamed, and a lot of bridge/road transition bumps. Did notice not much pull from passing semis, and pulling off into a gas station didn't seem too bad.

Drove anywhere from 50 to 65 on the better freeways, and mileage averaged 8.5 mpg so far. Does have the Ford 6-spd transmission, which only kicked it up to ~3500 rpm when finally cresting some steeper hills under cruise control.

One thing we noticed the first night parked in the dealership lot - after having someone plug it in for shore power, I turned off the generator. This apparently turns off the AGS - makes sense, I guess. So when someone inside unknowingly unplugged us to plug in a different RV, when our temperature was hitting 80+ and the generator wasn't starting, we were wondering what was going on. Finally got it figured out, the Magnum panel is very easy to fix the AGS control.

Have gotten an EEZ TPMS system installed, liking that very much. Spent today wiring and mounting a Progressive Industries EMS system under the transfer switch, haven't tested it out yet, but all went smoothly per the instructions. Next up is converting some unused outside spa wiring into an RV receptacle - the breaker box is already there, looks like it will be pretty straightforward. Then off on some weekday trips (we are retired now) to test things out and continue learning how to drive this box on wheels before a long first big trip early next year sometime.

Lets see if I uploaded a picture correctly.

Jim B.
Have you tested the AGS to ensure it works? We didn't test ours when we took delivery in June and it wasn't wired properly so the generator wouldn't start even when doing the test. To ensure it works, don't be connected to shore power and try the test function. It should start the generator and then shut off after a short run time. We had to have ours rewired by a Magnum service center as the Tiffin engineers had it wired using the same wiring schematic as a Tiffin diesel pusher. The problem was since the generator is in the back, the wiring wasn't of sufficient gauge to send the power/signals the longer distance.

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Old 12-23-2015, 05:26 AM   #20
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:35 AM   #21
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Have not tried out the test feature, but did get it set up for autostart based on temperature while we were driving back, and it came on several times to run the A/C units. I know that on day 3 of the build, i think, they were testing out the autostart right as we were leaving, and it wasn't working right, so they called a couple more techie people over. Never found out what they did, but we were told the next day they resolved the issue. Maybe they ran new wire? Don't know. Thanks for the advice, I'll do the test feature next time we get it out, and see what that does too.

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Old 12-23-2015, 09:47 PM   #22
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Very nice ride.We love our 2013 36LA and it also has the convection microwave which we really like that.The DW does not use the oven at all except for storage.Safe travels and Happy Holidays.
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very nice motorhome. Congrats. We have a 15 Allegro OR 34TGA and love it. Same paint scheme as yours.

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