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Old 12-29-2011, 08:05 PM   #15
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That's a nice looking coach! Hope you're ready for the "learning curve". Sounds like you're timing is perfect with the view towards full timing. Happy trails!
I hope I am ready too! Only time will tell. Thank you very much.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:35 AM   #16
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As you, we came from a 5th wheel and so pleased with the Class A. From a driving experience I can't get my wife from under the wheel; she loves it and does 75% of the driving. First time out she took it thru a Wall Mart parking lot
Not pros yet; read the manual everytime we go out
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:37 AM   #17
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Larry,
Just a thought; Lazy Days just opened a store in Phoenix Area and I know that at the FL location they offer a driving course.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:38 AM   #18
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There are many good MH driving tips and videos on this site. I started here to learn the basics a couple of years ago. Check it out and be safe.

This link is to just one video. There are links to many others as you scroll down the page.

RV Driver Confidence Course: Part 7 - Better RVing

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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you got a great find there. 06 with 9K..
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:56 AM   #20
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Good looking rig guys! Welcome to the forum. Good suggestion on Lazy Days! We bought ours from their Florida location and can tell you their driving course is awesome. It gave us the confidence we needed to drive over 1100 miles back to Texas. We are first timers and jumped in with a 42ft. No problems with driving. Their new location is in Tucson and I highly recommend their driving course. Our instructor moved out to Tucson from the Florida location. The advice about the turns is right on, just line up the curb with your hips and you will be good to go! Have a blast out there.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:05 PM   #21
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Been on the forum asking questions before our purchase and it is finally happening. Not sure if it will close before the New Year but it will be close.

Bought a 2006 National Tropi-Cal with 9K miles on her. She is really clean and was well taking care of. We have had 5ers, but never a MH and I still have not driven the coach. A little weird but I am sure it will just come with time and experience.

We are thinking of going on a short trip to Emerald RV Resort in Palm Dessert to get our feet wet. We are 2-3 years away from full timing so the timing was right. Looking forward to interacting with you all on this forum. Thx.

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Nice. MH. We just bought are first class A. 07 bounder38v. They. Are a blast to drive. Take your time. Everyone usually gets out of your way. Lol
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Welcome Larry and Vicki, you will find this site to be the best of the best. Anything you might have a question about will be answered by someone on this site...I and my DW are also Newbie's and are taking our first outing on Jan. 19th to Quartzite, Az. Fortunately for me I drove big rigs for Twenty two years so there is no fear on the driving part...you have been given good advise as far as handling the rig and I know both of you will enjoy it to the extreme.....good luck and God Bless....Happy New Year.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #23
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Larry,
As you, we came from a 5th wheel and so pleased with the Class A. From a driving experience I can't get my wife from under the wheel; she loves it and does 75% of the driving. First time out she took it thru a Wall Mart parking lot
Not pros yet; read the manual everytime we go out
Thats classic. We will read everything over the weekend. I am driving it for the first time to a State Park (Casper) where we will learn what makes it all work and practice backing into a campsite to boot. LOL
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Welcome to the forum. What a great looking coach. Hope all works out for you and enjoy your time on the road. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Welcome to the forum! What a great looking coach and I am sure you guys will enjoy it. With respect to driving it will become second nature pretty quickly. I'm sure you will have no trouble at all!!
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