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Old 01-02-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Well we finally made the plunge after months of looking, pricing, weighing the pros and cons and bought our first Class A. We have had two previous trailers and were ready to change. Kids out of the house and the style of RVing for us has changed over time from tenting to where we are now. Love it. The shake down went well very few things to work on. We were happy to get the voice mail from DeMartini service asking to set up a date for any work needed after we got back - we had a pretty blank page. Some details - pretty much all options. C7 CAT engine seems great. Very stable, drove through some high winds last week. I have been lurking for some time before joining the forum.

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Well we finally made the plunge after months of looking, pricing, weighing the pros and cons and bought our first Class A. We have had two previous trailers and were ready to change. Kids out of the house and the style of RVing for us has changed over time from tenting to where we are now. Love it. The shake down went well very few things to work on. We were happy to get the voice mail from DeMartini service asking to set up a date for any work needed after we got back - we had a pretty blank page. Some details - pretty much all options. C7 CAT engine seems great. Very stable, drove through some high winds last week. I have been lurking for some time before joining the forum.

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Old 01-02-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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Welcome. That's a fine looking rig you bought. My wife and I recently went full time and love every minute of it. Enjoy your new lifestyle.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:59 AM   #4
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Very nice rig Gary. Gotta love DeMartini sales / service!

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This thread looks like it could turn into a "DeMartini Love-Fest" Dittos on the above mentioned compliments to De Martini

Gary & Carol ....
Welcome to the IRV2 board. There are many things you can find from this group of people, but most of all-
Congrats on your new rig! I am sure you will love yours as much as we love ours!
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Welcome WheelCaptain to irv2.
Congrats on your new coach its a winner.
Enjoy the forums and post often.
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:28 AM   #7
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Hi Gary & Carol -

Welcome to irv2

We're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures. You'll find a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them. Enjoy the forums and post often, and when you want to be a official member of the Monaco forum, let me know.

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Gary & Carol, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the new Safari Simba. I am sure you will like both it and the forum. You will find we are a group of fun lovig RVers that like to help each other where we can. If you have any questions just ask. Good luck and take care.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:53 AM   #9
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Finally adding some pictures of our motorhome. We have had some interesting trips and love the follow up and support from DeMartini and Coachnet. Yes the bugs do have to get shaken out and we are still happy.



We have been to Monterey, Bodega Bay, and along the Sacramento Delta with it.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:54 PM   #10
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Hey Gary & Carol,

Welocme to iRV2, it is a very nice looking rig!!! Glad all is going so well and you have been enjoying this great RV lifstyle! Keep posting & keep haveing fun !!
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Gary & Carol, You are going to love the Safari Simba. If we were to get a larger coach, it would be the SIMBA. We love Safari and have had great service and support from them over many years and two coaches. Monaco has done a good job integrating their purchase of Safari, and even though we have not had to deal with Monaco on our TREK, I understand from other Safari owners they are very happy with Monaco's support and feel as though it as as good as the old Safari franchise. Good luck with your new Simba!

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:34 AM   #12
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Gary and Carol,

Saw one that looked just like yours going down SR 99 on 4-15 (if I remember correctly).

It was a very nice looking coach!

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We're in the market for a similar RV as this. Do you still own this unit? If so, how has it performed? Any particular issues, good and/or bad you'd care to share? Not knowing which floorplan you have, but if it does not have a dinette area, how have you compromised for this? Any info you share would be greatly appreciated.
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Well we finally made the plunge after months of looking, pricing, weighing the pros and cons and bought our first Class A. We have had two previous trailers and were ready to change. Kids out of the house and the style of RVing for us has changed over time from tenting to where we are now. Love it. The shake down went well very few things to work on. We were happy to get the voice mail from DeMartini service asking to set up a date for any work needed after we got back - we had a pretty blank page. Some details - pretty much all options. C7 CAT engine seems great. Very stable, drove through some high winds last week. I have been lurking for some time before joining the forum.

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We recently purchased a 2007 Safari Simba 36PBQ with 14,000 miles. After using it for about three weeks the windshield started coming out. It came loose enough so that I could put my finger through the gap in the upper corner. I took it to a glass shop and they decided to put in a new glass because the present glass had stress cracks. They also said that a waiver was necessary because the glass sits in fiberglass without any metal frame. If the window were to fail again it has to go to a dealer. My insurance company is paying for the replacement but I have concerns that this may happen again. Anyone else have problems like this?
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