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Old 03-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Newbies first run

Well picked up our first RV yesterday, a 1999 Winnebago Chieftain, but didn't get on the road till this morning. Totally enjoyable 135 mile drive to the Gilbert Ray Campground outside of Tucson, Az. Other than having to check the manual on the leveling system everything went like we knew what we were doing. We have some friends driving out from Tucson to join us for a celebratory dinner.
Several of the helpful and friendly people on this forum asked for an update and some pictures, so this is it.
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What could be better then that.....congratulations!

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Whoa! That 2nd pic is the bomb.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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Most excellent - enjoy!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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Pick up today, gone tomorrow. Man/Woman of great courage. Congradulations, I picked up my new MH 4 weeks ago today and so far have only managed to get it turned around in my driveway. Knew I should have cut more trees. Enjoy, we'll be catching up soon.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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Nice looking site, enjoy
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:02 PM   #7
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Best of luck with it.

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Safe and happy travels - Keep posting pics
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #9
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With still almost 2 feet of snow on the ground I am extremely envious of you guys sitting out in that beautiful sunny and warm weather. Enjoy your new rig to the max!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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Congrats... Gilbert Ray is such a great place... and what a wonderful time of year to be there!

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