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Old 10-21-2010, 05:00 AM   #1
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Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is great! We just bought our first Moho, we are use to boats and never been Rving. Thanks so much to this forum I have learn so much. It is an older class A 1993 Vectra 33ft 60.000 miles. With 454 Banks full system. everything works great. And the previous owner I are going to do the front brakes this weekend. before certification and e-test. I have been over it a few times with my list from the inside liner to the suspension. he also did the suspension last fall, shocks ,Stabalizer. The gen starts first shot 350hrs 6500 Onan. auto leveling. I had taken it for my first drive last week and very smooth and lots a power. I did the hwy test, I past a large truck at 70mph and I was comfortable. will be the last time That I will bring her up to that speed do to gas and safety. But he wanted me to feel what to expect and I felt nothing . No sway. I will do an oil change and trans service. I would like to take it to Florida keys in Dec. Is there something else I should do to it before making my first trip like that? We are very excited but nervous from a breakdown and having to find our way back as that is our only transportation. I am very experienced with mechanics, electrical and plumbing. Any advice would be appreciated. I do not want to overkill in tools That I bring with us as far as weight goes. I told my wife that she can only pack a small bag because I am bringing a spare compressor and genset. lol. We are going also to take our dog. she is 150lbs french mastiff. A big sweetheart.

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Old 10-21-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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Ron & Angela;

As you have already found out this site is a wealth of information available just by asking. Post often and share your RV adventures with us. I also used to have a boat before I purchased a Moho. I looked at the boat as a hole in the water to throw money into. I thought a RV might be less costly but I was wrong.

I believe you are evaluating your rig as I did mine when I first purchased it. You will learn things as you go along. I am still learning.


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Old 10-21-2010, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thank you, I know but worried about a long first trip, I talk to my brother today he lives in Columbia, Ohio. I think that is the name I always get confused. just outside st-Louis. He owns neighbors Garage. He is going to do my tires and new shock's and what ever else I am paranoid about so i will have a safe trip to the keys. I have two boats a 34ft and a 24ft if they die I just get towed to shore and not usually to far from home. I will be 23hrs away. that scares me that time of year and having to leave the MoHo behind and then go back and get it another time. winter and holiday season. lol
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hi and welcome Ron And Angela
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Welcome, and good luck on your trip. You checked it out pretty thouroghly so I expect you will be just find. Twelve years ago when I bought my first motorhome my insurance man told me he was putting towing coverage on it because it would break my heart if I have to pay to get it towed. It cost a couple dollars a month and is well worth it. Four years I had to have my motorhome towed 50 miles on I-15 to Las Vegas and the bill was $400, which the insurance company covered 100%.
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