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Old 08-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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My Wife and I just closed a deal today on a loaded 2016 Coachmen Leprechaun 319 DS. We are very excited to start this chapter of our lives. We have talked about it off and on for years and finally pulled the trigger on a great deal from a local dealer who has been fantastic and treated us with so much respect. We have a lot to learn but we are very eager and excited to get started!!
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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Find a friend that has been RVing (or boating) for years and ask for his help learning what all the systems do and where the parts are. (You will only have to find them again in the dark while it is raining.)

Do your first overnight in your own driveway.

Do the second overnight as a weekend at a campground less than an hour away and make believe you are on the Moon......

Now you can probably do an excursion and survive.


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Old 08-09-2015, 05:44 AM   #3
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Peruse iRV2 for any questions. DH did that for 3 months before we bought our first one. We both learned a lot. Still learning....10 years later!
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Congrats on the new rig, you are going to have a blast! This is a fabulous hobby, so much fun.

I agree with doing your first night camping in the driveway. YouTube gas a great deal of "How to anything RV" videos out there. Driving it, dumping the tanks, attaching to water, TV info and more. Get a pressure regulator for your water line. I have heard most CG (campgrounds) have high pressure and it can destroy your water lines. We got one right away and have had no issues.

I love this lifestyle and look forward to retiring in two years and going mostly fulltime with ours.

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Old 08-09-2015, 01:07 PM   #8
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

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X2 on everything that's been said! Also when you get out there and start traveling and have questions, ask anyone at the campground. None of us were born with any camping knowledge so we are all happy to share. That is the best part of rving, you have friends and people willing to help everywhere you stop! Enjoy the journey!
I do have a piece of bad news though, this is not your last motorhome purchase! Just sayin
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:09 PM   #11
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Thanks to everyone for the replies and warm welcome! It is greatly appreciated. We will be having our formal walk through this week with the dealer. I am an engineer by education so I am very capable of maintenance items and fixing things. With a new coach I am hoping not to be fixing or repairing too many things out of the gate .

I have been lurking on several forums just reading and absorbing as much as I can but this forum seemed to be the best

We will be taking our first trip in a couple weeks, about 80 miles away. I do like the driveway idea for the first night...ha ha ha!!

Thanks guys I appreciate the welcome!

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Welcome aboard!

We're new at this also, and have done both of our initial camp outs in our driveway.....we found it a great relief to be able to figure out the nuances of each coach (first a class "C" and now our new to us class "A") knowing that if something went south we were only 40 feet from our front door! It's a great way to get used to your new rig, no rush, no worries!

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