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Old 05-17-2016, 09:35 PM   #1
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Deer in the Headlights

That's me! The look on my face is like that of a deer caught in the headlights.

My husband and I are divorcing and I got custody of the 2013 Fleetwood Storm 33Q that we purchased last year. Now what??? I downloaded the Owner's Manual and now I'm afraid to touch anything! I'm know that I'm going to need a lot of help.

I'll be driving from the Rio Grande Valley (deep south Texas) to upstate NY and then on to MT before heading home to TX this summer.

I guess you could say that this will be a trial by fire. So, if anyone has any words of wisdom, I'd be ever so grateful to hear them!

Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Slow and steady. Create checklists for the getting on the road, pulling toad, set up, take down and other things you will be doing a lot of. Get used to fueling and don't go to small stations. Pilot/Flying J usually have RV lanes and they put out a booklet that shows locations and amenities.
Get a co-pilot if you can.

Good luck.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
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If you have no one to lean on to walk you through the functionality of your RV, I would certainly reach out to the nearest dealer or even a mobile mechanic. See if they'd be willing to walk thru the RV and give you some details on what is where. At least then you'd know 50% more and could be a life saver down the road when you need to know where a fuse is at or something. Be worth a $100 investment in my opinion.

Open every cabinet door, all the storage compartments, and grab a flashlight. Good luck and be safe!
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Hi Janice! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope the trip works out great for you! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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