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Old 02-08-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hello everybody, I just signed up for this site. I just bought my 3rd RV.

My first RV was a 22ft Sandpiper Toy Hauler. It was used and I pulled it with my 2006 Dodge 3500 gasser, until that Sandpiper fell apart, and I sold it and the truck. I will never buy another 3/4 gas truck.

Fast Forward a couple of years and I am no longer racing motorcycles and my government job moved me to the east coast. I bought a jeep and about a year ago I decided to full time in Jersey. So I bought a used 2005 Damon Tuscany Diesel Pusher to full time. That was an expensive mistake as I just could not keep with the maintenance. I bought the Coach in Texas and I didn't look closely for rust. Only to find out it was a Wisconsin coach. I learned a lot of lessons in the last year.

Lesson Number 1. If you see rust on a used RV RUN away fast
Lesson Number 2. The more bells and whistles the more things break.
Lesson Number 3. Whomever developed a remote control heater Thermostat that only goes down to 63 is an idiot. That wasted a lot of propane keeping my coach from freezing when I wasn't there.
Lesson Number 4. Diesel MH's need to be driven.
Lesson Number 5. Getting things fixed at a diesel shop is very expensive.

Okay I decided that the DP was falling apart and it needed to be gone. So I traded it in on a new 2014 Keystone Raptor 310TS. I love it so far. I am currently shopping for a truck. Thank you in advance for all the advice you all will give me.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome. Congrats on the new rig!

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Hopefully 3rd time will be the Charm? Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:08 AM   #4
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Thank you for the input.
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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Sounds like you learned some expensive lessons! Hope the new rig works out good for you! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Good to see you onboard. Good luck with your new RV.

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