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Old 04-26-2016, 12:24 PM   #1
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I'm new to this forum, and new to RV's. Just yesterday, we brought home a 31 foot 1994 Georgie Boy Cruise Master. It has the 6.5L GM Diesel in a pusher configuration on a Spartan Chassis. I don't know much about it other than it only had 11,000 miles! Which I thought was a pretty amazing find. We're going to set up one of our Jeeps to flat tow. We really enjoy the Oregon beaches and especially the dunes, but plan to venture other directions as well.

Hoping to learn about RV-ing in general and some specifics about maintenance by reading the forums and posting a question now and then. There are so many systems to learn that right now, its a little overwhelming. The dealer did not have much information for me.

The first priority is safety for the occupants and other drivers. One question I had asked the dealer was how old are the tires, although they have a lot of tread and don't seem to be weather checked, I just wonder if they're safe? I've driven it about 30 miles now without any problems. Oh, and we were all sitting around in it running the generator in the drive way when the carbon monoxide monitor started beeping! I was glad it had that feature!

My second priority is learning to maintain the motorhome properly so we can enjoy it for years to come.

Last night I learned that the cable tv drop to my house is a little low, and my driveway is a little steep, although the only thing that touched the pavement was the exhaust pipe.

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Old 04-26-2016, 01:02 PM   #2
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Since 2000, the week and year the tire was produced has been provided by the last four digits of the Tire Identification Number with the 2 digits being used to identify the week immediately preceding the 2 digits used to identify the year. Many believe anything over 5 to 7 years old should be replaced. Also make sure the wind is blowing generator exhaust away from the MH. Good luck and be safe!

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Old 04-26-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
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Hi Tim and Pam

Glad you joined us here in the forum. It's a great place to ask questions and get tips. Tires can be problematic. It's not the mileage but rather the age and condition. On the sidewall of the tire you will see a box with 4 digits in it. The first two is the week of the year, that it was manufactured and the second two are the year they were built. I would be concerned as to where the carbon monoxide is getting into the coach. Have it inspected for leaks! remember CO has no smell and very deadly.

You can find out about systems and maintenance just by asking.

Good luck and Happy Trails!!!!
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Hi Tim & Pam! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:42 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the replies. I will check the tires and also the CO situation. Last night it wouldn't start, I believe we did not have the battery disconnect switch set properly. Also, I need to check the age of the batteries. Just found where they are this morning. Apparently two house batteries and one for starting the engine.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:06 AM   #9
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well, my tires were original and 22 years old! I was able to get all 6 replaced with Samsons for under $900. The house batteries were old too, and the fins were exposed, so i replaced those with a couple of Exide AGM batteries. Trying to back out of my driveway and the hitch put a divet in the street, so i put some 6 inch ultra fab casters on the hitch. Oil change and new plugs in the generator, although its acting up a bit, i wonder if i didn't tighten the plugs up or a wire came loose, need to check.

We've been on three overnight trips for a total of about 1000 miles, once to coos bay to see the tall ships. Only i managed to hit a street sign and tore up the awning, so that needs to be replaced. we went to see the Oregon Vortex and wildlife images a couple weekends later, last weekend we went to three rivers casino at the coast, where you can dry camp for free up to 4 days.

Somehow my water heater is leaking on the inlet side i believe, i tightened up the fitting and it was fine, by the time we got to our destination it was loose again, so not sure what is going on there. Also, i've decided that at some point a mouse or something has removed all of the insulation from around the water heater. there is a cardboard box surrounding what used to be fiberglass insulation. Not sure if i should worry about it. I thought about spray foam, but there is open flame as it is an automatic gas unit so ...

Any way, we really like it and plan to go more places this summer. At least it gets us out of the house. There came a point where we weren't too motivated to go tent camping any more. lol

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