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Old 02-23-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone, After much consideration we choose an RV over a Trailer last year and had our first camping season with it. We are still trying to decide if we should have gone with the Trailer after 2 blow outs in one weekend that welcomed us to a new learning experience. Thank God, for Road side assistance and we found a cool new camp ground because of it. I have been all over the boards reading your posts and thought I would say hi. Next stop is figuring out how to add a signature at the bottom. Thanks to the people that made the site. I am enjoying it while I wait for camping season to get here.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:57 PM   #2
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Welcome -

It sounds like you are already seasoned RV owners. You turned what some would call a disaster into an almost fun learning experience. Glad you were not injured.

Having just recovered from my latest blowout, I would like to make a suggestion based on my experience and a lot of reading and talking to tire people. That is to get a tire pressure monitoring system right away if you do not already have one. Under inflation is the cause of many tire failures according to all tire manufacturers. Be sure to air up before each day before you venture out. Look to the tire manufactures web site for a table showing the proper pressure. It is based on the weight of each wheel so you will need to get the weight of each wheel with the unit loaded as you plan to travel. The tire pressure monitoring system will frequently let you know of a problem before it happens.

You also need an accurate tire pressure gauge. I got mine from a truck tire shop where they had a way to text its accuracy.

I have a 2001 40 Ft Tiffin Alegro Bus and the wife and I are preparing for a multi-month adventure to Alaska and Canada this year with a new set of Michelin tires.

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Old 02-23-2016, 10:02 PM   #3
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:29 AM   #4
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:34 AM   #5
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:50 AM   #6
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:05 AM   #7
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:27 AM   #8
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:57 AM   #11
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Here ya go:

How to make a signature for your RV so we can serve you better.

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2. Click "Edit Signature" on left side 7 bars down under Your Control Panel.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:48 PM   #12
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Hello MrsRodgers from MI

Welcome to the forum. Like you and the family we are new owner's of a class A MH. You can see below our signature. We love IT! Love camping! This is our first MH and when I retire in 17 months we will be mostly full time in it so maybe you call the part time fulltime. I don't know.

If you have not bought them yet, get yourself a water pressure gauge (at Walmart) and a water filter. They are pretty inexpensive. Campgrounds tend to have high water pressure therefore the regulator. Don't want to blow your pipes inside your MH. The filter because sometimes the water is not as clean as you would want it. We were on the end of the line at a campsite and got some really rusty water through that made a mess we then had to clean up. You learn with these little oops.

Check into RVParky. It's an app for campgrounds. If you need work done I have a mobile guys info that will come to you. Most of all, have fun. Don't forget the state parks because they have some great and cheap camping. The one near us (Sleepy Hollow) has a lot of activities and it peaceful!

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Old 02-24-2016, 04:07 PM   #13
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