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Old 11-04-2011, 01:12 AM   #29
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Congrats on the new motorhome, hope you have many miles of enjoyment!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:35 AM   #30
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When the time comes for serious repairs, if you can, take the unit back to the manufacturer.
Most really bad repair sagas eminate from too many RV repair facilities, that simply do not have the technicians with skills to do the more complicated repair proceedures. They do fine with simple fixes, but, serious things, take it back to the people that KNOW how it is put together.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:40 AM   #31
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Thanks again, everyone. I'm just jittery about the amount of money we are spending...on something that's basically an unknown for us. We have rented motor homes for family vacations in the past, but that's a far cry from owning one!! Thank goodness my hubby is very handy and mechanical. I've got my camera charged up for the PDI!!

Hope to see you all on the road!
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:52 AM   #32
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You are very fortunate that you already have the resources such as this forum and all the other internet resources before you bought your first MH. You've already read all the worthwhile advice and suggestions on what to expect and do. Worries and being jittery about the unexpected purchasing something costing more than a house is normal, after all we're still humans. Anyway, enjoy your new house on wheels!
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by 007";1000630]Sarah, if you have not found them yet here are some [B][URL="http://www.irv2.com/forums/f58/pdi-list-for-mhs-13589.html
PDI check lists[/URL][/B] to check out your new MH.
They should cover just about everything and keep dealer on there toes.
Congrats and happy RVing.
Yep, I found those. Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #34
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E Z doz it ! Hopefully you have picked up your RV by now and your learning all about it. I have found that I have worried about an awful lot of things that didn't happen ! Sure something sometime isn't going to work right or not work at all, but that's with anything just adjust and overcome the situation and once you have some experiences you'll be grinning and having a good time just like the ads. This RVing life is a good life full of things to do and friends to make see ya on the road and wave back AH!
Thanks. I'm a World Class Worrier, lol. We postponed the pick up for a week, so I had 7 more days of freaking out.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #35
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You must be my wife's Sister, lol, I am in the same boat, excuse the punn, as your husband but I am sure you and my wife will get over it, just make sure you don't watch the movie, R.V. with Robbin Williams. I think that is the name of the movie...The beauty of R.V. ing is we can stop and smell the roses anytime we want.
Actually we love the movie RV. We watch it all the time while camping and can relate to almost every experience in the movie. Reminds us of how much fun we have camping. It puts all the troubles in perspective.

A good shakedown will help avoid troubles. I agree the best way to shake down is camping out in the lot for a weekend. I did this with all my boats before I came back ashore. 8mpg at 65mph is better than 28gmh at 25knots.

Once you hit the road, just remember, it is not the things that go wrong that defines the experience, it is how we respond to them that creates the adventure.

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:41 PM   #36
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Let's see what the tag line file has to offer on this:

I don't suffer from insanity.... I enjoy every minute of it.

Get revenge on your children... SPEND THEIR INHERITANCE.

Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

I could go on but hopefully you are laughing.

On a more serious note... Back when I was a home owner I had to cough up thousands in tax every year.. I had to mow grass, rake leaves, shovel snow and more.

Now.... I pay hundreds in tax (Vehicle registration) and have not touched a lawn mower in years,,, Or a rake,, Or a snow shovel.

I have, however, recently repaired a toilet (Today in fact)

We full time in a 38 foot class A (well 37'7") And we love it.

The only suggestion I'd make is this: IF you have to make a choice RV or HOUSE.

Sell the house.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #37
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Once you hit the road, just remember, it is not the things that go wrong that defines the experience, it is how we respond to them that creates the adventure.

Have fun and enjoy life.

Thanks for that.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #38
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I agree with this post, if you can rent a similar rv and take a week long trip. There are many enjoyable things, but there are also maintenance issues even when your rv is quality. Most mh are money pits in one way or another. You"re keeping up with service or repairing something, you're adding or upgrading. Having a service contract certainly helps and you can count on higher gas or diesel prices and about 6-8 miles to the gallon, and count on it depreciating probably half of the purchase price as you drive it out the gate. You just have to decide does the joy of travel overshadow the negatives and in most cases they do.
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Let's see what the tag line file has to offer on this:

I don't suffer from insanity.... I enjoy every minute of it.

Get revenge on your children... SPEND THEIR INHERITANCE.

Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

I could go on but hopefully you are laughing.

On a more serious note... Back when I was a home owner I had to cough up thousands in tax every year.. I had to mow grass, rake leaves, shovel snow and more.

Now.... I pay hundreds in tax (Vehicle registration) and have not touched a lawn mower in years,,, Or a rake,, Or a snow shovel.

I have, however, recently repaired a toilet (Today in fact)

We full time in a 38 foot class A (well 37'7") And we love it.

The only suggestion I'd make is this: IF you have to make a choice RV or HOUSE.

Sell the house.
Well, we're keeping the house....for now. Thanks for the laughs!!
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:27 AM   #40
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Thanks! Actually, we never got to see the Mirada. We looked at Winnebago, Newmar, Tioga, Itasca...and bought a Fleetwood Bounder.
I've become a fan of Fleetwood, at the end of this first year owning ours.

The Bounder seems iconic, in this community, like a Honda Accord among cars. They are certainly popular, which is a powerful statement!

Have fun, and be safe.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:02 AM   #41
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Amen to all the above..Took delivery of our MH (without much instruction) and drove
it 350 miles towing a toad at night! All worked out! Enjoy your new home.
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You are married to the best "accessory" for RV ownership. Enjoy!

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...Thank goodness my hubby is very handy and mechanical....
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