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Old 07-25-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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Hello from Southern California

Hello! Just pulled the trigger on our first RV (Winnie Minnie 22R). VERY EXCITED to hit the road, a tad nervous about driving this monster (even though it's a comparatively small rig). Looking forward to taking advantage of everyone's wisdom on this forum!
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We live in Yorba Linda. Our main destination is the RV park at Pechanga casino in Temecula. It's a nice park with a convenience store nearby and shuttles to the casino.
Easy to get into and out of.
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:05 PM   #3
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I, too, am from Southern California (Tarzana), and have a Minnie Winnie 22R. Feel free to ask any questions about it. You'll get used to driving it in no time!

You will like it. We just got back a few days ago from Lake Havasu. We saw 2 other Minnie Winnies at the campground.
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:17 PM   #4
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THANKS!!! I hope to see both of you on the road! I'm down in Poway (San Diego County). We're taking it up to Julian in the local mountains for our first trip next weekend. I can't wait!!!! I've read some great things about the Pachenga RV park. I'll definitely check it out.

I do, in fact, have questions...
- What size sheets do i buy for the back bed and bunk above the cab? I have the dimensions of the beds but am dumbfounded which size sheet to get? Short queen? XL full?
- My rig will be sitting in my driveway... Should I buy a cover for it or will it be ok in the Southern California sun?
- Finally, there are some minor scratches along the side and at least one place that could use some touch-up paint. Any wax you recommend? And how do you get touch-up paint? The dealer didn't have any.

THANK YOU!
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:42 AM   #5
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

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

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:14 PM   #7
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We're neighbors...howdy from Rancho Penasquitos!

You could ask specific questions in other forums. Feel free to post as often and in as many forums as you like.

The SoCal sun will bake any soft parts on the RV. Decals, seals, caulking, rubber roof(?), etc. If you can keep the RV in covered storage, that's best. A cover is an option - we cover our RV. But covers are large and heavy and are difficult to install/remove.
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Hello, Penasquitos! Great to see we have community neighbors just a couple miles away. I think I am going to go with a cover. There are some covered storage options around town but at $200 - $300 per month, it's a tough sell (especially when I have my free driveway). One other question... Where do you go to get your RV supplies? We were up at Camping World yesterday, but am wondering if there are other options.
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THANKS!!! I hope to see both of you on the road! I'm down in Poway (San Diego County). We're taking it up to Julian in the local mountains for our first trip next weekend. I can't wait!!!! I've read some great things about the Pachenga RV park. I'll definitely check it out.

I do, in fact, have questions...
- What size sheets do i buy for the back bed and bunk above the cab? I have the dimensions of the beds but am dumbfounded which size sheet to get? Short queen? XL full?
- My rig will be sitting in my driveway... Should I buy a cover for it or will it be ok in the Southern California sun?
- Finally, there are some minor scratches along the side and at least one place that could use some touch-up paint. Any wax you recommend? And how do you get touch-up paint? The dealer didn't have any.

THANK YOU!

Hello Live2Hike (and Scarab0088) from another Poway resident. As for learning how to "drive the monster" by the time you return from Julian you will be a "seasoned pilot". One other wrote in about Pechanga in Temecula. That is a straight shot North on I15. Wouldn't be as "fun" as the run through Ramona, Santa Isabel, and Julian...but not as tiring either. Are you staying at William Heise Co. Park?

From what I learned while researching for our coach purchase, There are few standards in RV beds. A call to your dealer Might Help. A call to Winnebago customer service may help. Or just measure them when you,pick up the coach.

I can't help you on the wax and touch up paint. You might try the WIT club or the Winnie us forum.

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Hello, Penasquitos! Great to see we have community neighbors just a couple miles away. I think I am going to go with a cover. There are some covered storage options around town but at $200 - $300 per month, it's a tough sell (especially when I have my free driveway). One other question... Where do you go to get your RV supplies? We were up at Camping World yesterday, but am wondering if there are other options.
La Mesa RV in Kearny Mesa (Convoy Court) is good for parts, but has less "stuff" than CW...but "stuff" and non-urgent parts can be acquired on-line for less.

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Also, Cabela's online is a good source for stuff. Yes, La Mesa RV's store is a good, but limited, source.

On the question regarding a cover, I am thinking about getting a large canvas sheet and covering the parts directly exposed to the sun and holding it with bungie cords. Never use those blue plastic tarps.
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THANKS!!! I hope to see both of you on the road! I'm down in Poway (San Diego County). We're taking it up to Julian in the local mountains for our first trip next weekend. I can't wait!!!! I've read some great things about the Pachenga RV park. I'll definitely check it out.

I do, in fact, have questions...
- What size sheets do i buy for the back bed and bunk above the cab? I have the dimensions of the beds but am dumbfounded which size sheet to get? Short queen? XL full?
- My rig will be sitting in my driveway... Should I buy a cover for it or will it be ok in the Southern California sun?
- Finally, there are some minor scratches along the side and at least one place that could use some touch-up paint. Any wax you recommend? And how do you get touch-up paint? The dealer didn't have any.

THANK YOU!
For washing the RV I use a product called wash wax all. It is a waterless wash available from amazon. Queen size sheets should do fine. For the paint contact Winnebago. I've never used a cover for my motorhomes. I hear they are a real pain to put on and take off. I do use tire covers.
One of the best purchases I made when I had a C was a windshield mask.
It's a big piece of vinyl /canvass that you lay across the windshield. It wraps around the door windows and secures to the doors with pockets.
It has mesh windows with flaps to roll up for privacy.
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