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Old 11-16-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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I hope I'm doing this right, I Just retired and bought a class C Coachman. We're heading to California by way of four other states full of family and friends. We feel lucky and blessed to be able to pull this off. We're packin two dogs and two cats. I's good to have someplace to go for a chat.
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You're doing it right. There's a lot of knowledge on here on RV issues.
So, when things come up just post your question and someone will give you the right answer. Hope you have a fantastic trip and congrats on the retirement.
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As long as you didn't put yourself in the poor house by buying the Class C, you are doing it right.

Enjoy yourself in Cali and with your relatives. You will be a welcome house guest because you bring your own bed!
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:44 AM   #4
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As long as you didn't put yourself in the poor house by buying the Class C, you are doing it right.

Enjoy yourself in Cali and with your relatives. You will be a welcome house guest because you bring your own bed!
I agree, they all have their own lives and work. I shopped around on line a lot and then saw this rv on Craig's list 2003 w/14000 mi 25K. New tires although Chinese, otherwise It's brand new. Just learning though, I was hours trying to figure out how to get the awning down without breaking it. Also found a blown fuse on the converter, that's why the battery wouldn't charge. Now there's this pesky toggle switch that lights up red when turned on and I can't tell where it goes or what it does. It's an adventure.
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You're doing it right. There's a lot of knowledge on here on RV issues.
So, when things come up just post your question and someone will give you the right answer. Hope you have a fantastic trip and congrats on the retirement.
Thanks for saying so. I too have a jeep it's a 94 yj well preserved I might say. I get a kick out of watching rollovers on you-tube, fans watch and cheer! That's the last position I would want to be in. Do you remove your drive shaft to tow it?
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Jim, Can't help with your jeep question. However, Welcome from another Coachmen owner (TT). Don't know where the light is located, but I get a red light when I turn my Gas water heater on and a green one when I turn the water pump on. Hope you find the cause, and again welcome.
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Welcome...enjoy Ca.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:55 AM   #8
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Jim, Welcome to the forum and congrats on retirement. Sounds like you'll have yourself busy with pets. Enjoy...The red light might be your water heater. Mine does that and then goes out after the heater lights.
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Jim:

WELCOME to the iRV2 gang!! Say,...regarding you inquiry about disconnecting the drive shaft to tow your jeep, ya might post your question on the "towing" thread below. You'll likely hook up with other jeep owners who can answer your question.

Again, WELCOME.

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Jim: Thats..."Toads and MH Related Towing" under the "MH FORUM" section.

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Welcome aboard,

Please do not feel bad or hurt an any way, My husband and I jumped into it as well. Insteas of buying something small we went right for a 40DP with no questions asked. In my eye's there is no right way or wrong way about a MH Just do what you think you can or can not handle. I was scared at fiest when my husband forst bought this big toy but the more he has it and the more I have seen him drive it the better I feel and safe about him driving it.
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Thank you all for responding, This is going to be fun!
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Thanks for saying so. I too have a jeep it's a 94 yj well preserved I might say. I get a kick out of watching rollovers on you-tube, fans watch and cheer! That's the last position I would want to be in. Do you remove your drive shaft to tow it?
On your 94 YJ just put the transfer in neutral. After you put the transfer in neutral I suggest you start the engine and put the transmission in gear to be certain you have the transfer in neutral. If you have automatic trans. put it in Park to tow.
You didn't ask but I also recommend an auxiliary brake for the Jeep when towing it.
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Welcome, sounds like you on your way to a successful retirement.
I have a Coachman class A. I also have a toggle switch that turns red when turned on. It is at the entry steps just inside the door. It is for the lower compartment lights. My hot water heater & water pump both located in the control panel will turn on a little red light when turned on the hot water heater red light will go out when the pilot lights & a green light will come on.
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