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Old 09-06-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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My first trip in class A

I have owned my class A and been posting here for about a year. We finally hit the road over Labor day weekend for a trip from Chicago to Kentucky and Tennessee. I was blown away that the rig performed flawlessly. The only problem was losing the roof AC cover and the refrig access panel. The AC cover wasn't discovered until we got to our first destination. It simply blew off, leaving a small piece of fiberglass under each of the mounting screws on top. The access panel had no screws or device to lock it in place, just snapped in. It came off somewhere in the last 1-200 miles, bad bumps in the road, I-65 north in the middle of Indiana.

It was a great ride, with many adventures to share. I will continue to post them here. Thanks to all of you here for sharing your experiences so that others can learn from them.

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum and so sorry about you loosing your A/C shroud and panel. We have a few problems with our MH but so far not discouraged and love our MH and full timing life style.

Best of luck.

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Old 09-06-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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Well sometimes if that's all that goes wrong on a trip it isn't to bad......
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:22 AM   #4
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Glad you're aboard. Sorry to hear you are having a few problems. Best of luck on getting them resolved. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #5
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:19 AM   #6
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Glad you trip went well, except for a couple of minor glitches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:13 PM   #7
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Glad to have you here.

Sorry to hear about your small problems. If you have a second AC check the cover on it. They have a habit of cracking, then disappearing.

Happy Trails!!!
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:16 PM   #8
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welcome aboard. sounded like a great first ride. a few pieces of plastic was good..rv gods were watching. lost my frig vent cover also on our last safari and went to the local rv parts place for cover and was told that type cover was replaced/longer made. had to buy a replacement kit top and (bottom didn't need)and completely different footprint for base. went home and looked on ebay and found the correct cover only was an easy and cheap fix. you may also find covers only other places. keep em rollin!
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:51 PM   #9
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As I said the rig performed well. Sorry to say, but it suffered some body damage also. Driver errors.
In the year I owned it, what I did as far as the chassis, was done a year ago and all I did was fill the gas tank, weighed it, inflate the tires to 90, replaced a headlight and the batteries. I couldn't afford new tires yet, so I didn't even look at the date codes.
I have been working on getting house systems all working and living full time in a campground, so it was loaded to within 1000 lbs of GVW. We decided last minute that it was last chance of the season so we loaded 3 people and 2 large dogs and gear and food and hit the road.
The most remarkable thing is that with no maintenance or planning it performed perfectly. I never checked the oil or trans fluid or coolant. I did check tire temp by touch, several times. I am so grateful and I will make sure it gets the maintenance it deserves before hitting the road again.
And hopefully, the dash AC fixed and dash radio installed, that I deserve.

(We spent 3 1/2 hours in a closure/backup due to DOT truck with 2 workers hit by a semi on I-24 north of Chattanooga)
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:58 PM   #10
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Our first trip, the tube that held the stinky slinky fell off. No clue where, and we were not were not in an area where we could buy another! Still, a good trip!
Having a cabover lasted less than a year. Now "moving into" a 2003 Fleetwood Jamboree GT.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:50 AM   #11
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A belated welcome....
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Welcome and glad you decided to post today! Sorry about your issues on your trip to Kentucky/Tennessee. Safe and happy travels to you....next outing and future!

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