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Old 12-29-2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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New Class A Owner

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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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!
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Hello and Welcome! Very nice MH! I think you will enjoy the convenience of the Class A. Enjoy your trip and Happy Travels.
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I like the look of your coach. Very nice. I too am new to MH and have been pulling a fifth wheel for a number of years. Big difference. Hope you enjoy.
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Nice looking coach!
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:16 AM   #6
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Welcome Larry & Vicky. Great looking coach. Safe travels in it.
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Hello and welcome to iRV2....congrats on your new rig....
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Welcome to the Forum! Great looking coach! Keep us in tune to your trials with the MH, especially any comparisons to the 5er. Many happy trails, hopefully the two lane type.
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We are about 10 months ahead of you and bought the same coach only a 2008 and love it. Taking it in for first service since purchased and after 3500 miles.
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We are about 10 months ahead of you and bought the same coach only a 2008 and love it. Taking it in for first service since purchased and after 3500 miles.
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Thank you Chuck....10 months..you guys are pros now. had you experience driving a Class A before or did you just jump in and start driving?

I have to admit I am a bit nervous, but I am sure being very cautious and my wifes help we will be fine.

Happy trails to you as well.

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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!
Thank you. Well I have to tell you I am a bit nervous. We will take it easy and just do a short trip to Palm Desert first. 39 ft yikes! No guts not glory.

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Larry, nice looking coach!!! You will be fine driving her....not as hard as you think. Just relax, watch your mirrors leave plenty of room in front as you drive and make littlw wider turns.

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The best advice I have gotten regarding driving a class A is is to start your turn when the curb is directly next to the driver's seat. Works great for me. Until I had that tip I rubbed the tire a few times.

I spent 2 hours with a CDL instructor @ $75/hr. Money well spent.

There are some good driving tips and videos available - just Google it.
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Hi Larry & Vicky! Welcome to IRV2! Congrats on the new rig!
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