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Old 10-24-2018, 07:16 PM   #1
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Harry Moto; New guy!

I've landed here at IRV2 about 30 times in the last few weeks... might as well make it official.

Recently retired, my wife and I decided to purchase a motorhome and become gypsies. We're both mid-sixties, and in good health, so it makes sense to pull the trigger right now while we can. Your health is never guaranteed.

Back in my working days we had a couple of motorhomes, a class C gas and a class A gas. After doing some research we decided this one would have to be a diesel pusher. We landed a 36 foot Monaco Safari Cheetah in need of some TLC. It's a 2005, exterior pretty clean, interior... well, I don't want to talk about it.

What I love about it is the Catepillar 350 powerplant. Going up the hills on the freeway, I've learned that when the boost gauge moves over to the +30 side, things start to happen. Fun stuff.

I've tons to learn about Freightliner chassis, Caterpillar Diesels, and Allison transmissions, and I've gotten a good start right here. Thanks for all you guys have shared, and for being such a nice community! I'll be seeing you all around the forums.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:06 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on the new rig. You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share.

Enjoy the adventure.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:44 AM   #3
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Welcome ,glad you decided to join. Enjoy your travels,be safe .
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Thanks for the kind words and warm welcome. It's slow going, and the trail is long, but we have faith that we'll be happy gypsies next year!
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