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Old 03-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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howdy everyone!!!

howdy everyone!!!

got our new-to-us 1999 national tropi-cal 34' motorhome a month ago.

fourteen months and counting 'til we can full time.

trying to sort out non-working brake light problem and those non-deploying leveler jacks... other than that we are happy about-to-be campers.

first thought we would relocate to the pacific nw and use that as a base to wander around...then we woke up and decided the stick and brick could wait. so anything truly worth keeping will go in a climate controlled storage 'til/if/when we do get off the road.

i've been lurking here for about a eight months & realized it was time to join up!!! there is more information about more topics and more friendly people here than i will ever be able to read or meet.

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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Congrats on the Tropi-cal.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Congrats on the purchase and hope it provides you with many funfilled miles in the very near future. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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howdy everyone!!!

thank you SarahW and Steve N Sal.

we are looking forward to this new chapter in our life.

take care.

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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Hi Kenneth & Teresa! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you decided to join us! You're really lucky! There's a rule that lurkers will be shot on sight and we had a posse out looking for you! You joined just in time!
Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you'll track down those problems soon. Let us hear from you often as to how it is progressing! Good luck & God bless!
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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WARNING, WARNING!! this little band of merry RVers is addictive and we hope you get addicted as much as us.

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Old 03-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum - people here have a wealth of info from mechanical issues to what is good to eat. Enjoy and learn
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Motherboard is a popular item to check/replace for the jack issue. Check the furnace motherboard, that one comes unclipped easy and it can be cleaned. Noisy furnace fan is an undo replace fix. Check the pex pipes @ all the fittings...... Its a 99. Happy times, the Tropical is a dream to drive and live in.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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howdy everyone!!!

wow!!!

guess there's no easing in un-noticed here.

thank you MSHappy Campers, JimmyLeggett, bsirby, ghoststories, barbaram & LandKinaMoho for the kind and warm welcome (and the heads up 'bout the posse )...and for the info about the motherboard on the leveler, furnace and pipes...yikes what was i thinkin'????

i have a feeling i am going to need ALL the technical/mechanical/spiritual/etc help i can get with our adventure-mobile. i am only slightly mechanically able......but am really looking forward to learning how to diagnose/fix/repair/duct tape/baling wire/vise grip this baby to keep it going.

whooooeeee!!!

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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Hi Kenneth, welcome to the forum. May you and Teresa enjoy your Tropical. You'll get the bugs worked out.
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wow!!!

guess there's no easing in un-noticed here.

thank you MSHappy Campers, JimmyLeggett, bsirby, ghoststories, barbaram & LandKinaMoho for the kind and warm welcome (and the heads up 'bout the posse )...and for the info about the motherboard on the leveler, furnace and pipes...yikes what was i thinkin'????

i have a feeling i am going to need ALL the technical/mechanical/spiritual/etc help i can get with our adventure-mobile. i am only slightly mechanically able......but am really looking forward to learning how to diagnose/fix/repair/duct tape/baling wire/vise grip this baby to keep it going.

whooooeeee!!!

breathe, relax and enjoy.

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