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Old 10-17-2016, 07:15 PM   #1
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When Does Relaxation Start

3 weeks ago we migrated from a 2003 Coachmen Leprechaun to a 2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31SA. There are so many more systems on this coach than the old one that it seems I spent all of the 2 camping weekends learning how everything works. Making progress but still haven't gotten the TV's, radios, and satellite completely figured out. Just wondering if the learning curve ever flattens out? Loving everything about the coach but ready to just chill. The dealer did a good job with the orientation but we have much to learn.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like life for ever learning.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:44 PM   #3
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I thought it was fun learning my new systems on my new trailer. Though I have to admit my systems are not as complex as yours, Just sit back enjoy. We only have a 28 ft Hideout trailer.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:53 PM   #4
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Don't worry about the tv, the sat, the radios....
These things (RV's) are great for getting away and chilling. So chill! You don't need to know the rest of this stuff til you are bored. And if you are bored, you can learn the sat and tv!
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:18 PM   #5
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We moved from a bar bones Class C to a 2002 Monaco Windsor with all the bells and whistles. We've had it since 2008.

I spent time going through the operating manual and the other equipment brochures. This helped a lot to familiarize myself with the systems.

I also took the time to find as much info as possible on all the systems to include troubleshooting guides and other reference material. I've created an extensive library on my coach. All this is to provide me with information on on to maintain the system and fix them when something goes wrong.

I still pull out the manual and read it on a regular basis. Being a member of IRV2 also helps as you can learn a lot and on an occasional basis help other members.
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I figure that stuff out at home. My relaxing starts approximately 30 minutes after I shut the Cummims down. Wife handles inside, I handle outside.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:42 AM   #7
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Figure it out at home. or return to dealer/salesman, start a show and tell.
you paid them. make them earn there money.
I show you and YOU explain/TELL...
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I go along with the last two posts. I don't like learning things on the fly with any of our toys. I prefer to read the manuals at home and use a trip to educate the rest of the family.
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I bought my MH 1 year 4 months ago and lived in it since. It's my 6th MO. I feel pretty comfortable with it but there's still some chassis systems that I haven't needed to work on so it'll be many more years of fun.

My eyes and ears are in tune to small indicators of early issues now that I have this amount of time in it.
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Driveway camping is a great place to learn all the new stuff.
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Just take it one thing at a time, learning to use each thing as you actually need it!

P.S.- that doesn't apply to the brakes and steering!
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3 weeks ago we migrated from a 2003 Coachmen Leprechaun to a 2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31SA. There are so many more systems on this coach than the old one that it seems I spent all of the 2 camping weekends learning how everything works. Making progress but still haven't gotten the TV's, radios, and satellite completely figured out. Just wondering if the learning curve ever flattens out? Loving everything about the coach but ready to just chill. The dealer did a good job with the orientation but we have much to learn.
What I found very useful was to video the dealer orientation. Comes in handy at times later on!
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I love fiddling with the systems on our rig. There will be rainy days of inclement weather where the OP will find himself stuck in the rig with a plethora of things to play with. This will further confirm his/theirs decision on purchasing the motor home that they did and just how neat it does this, that, and everything else.
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