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Old 01-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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New IRV2 Member and a "New to me" Class A

Hello Folks...I'm new to the IRV2 Forums and new to the Class A motorhome. I have been over on RV.net for years but just recently started researching alot on class A motorhomes, specifically Winnebago and found some really nice folks online here.

We, DW Beth and I, just purchased our first Class A Diesel and I am a bit nervous/excited about the new learning curve I have with Diesels and Class A systems. (IE: HWH Levels, Slideouts, Diesel engine maintenance, electric everything, etc....)

We started out back in 2000 with a 27ft Dutchmen Travel trailer, sold it in 2006 and moved up to a 2005 Forest River Sunseeker 2900 Class C and now for Christmas the wife and I decided to trade the Class C for a "New to Us" Class A, 2005 Winnebago Journey 39K.

So here's a couple pics...Man this new rig is a "beast" next to our old Sunseeker. Sure will miss her! Lots of travel memories in her!

Oh well....WWHHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!! we got us a Class A Winnebago Journey and man she handles so good and quiet! did I mention how much room the 39K has with opposing front slides, OMG! We are so blessed!

Just got to get used to all the new sounds and get in tune with it. Look forward to talking to all of you on the forums, your experience and knowledge is priceless information!!!


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Old 01-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to the IRV2 community. You'll find lots of good folks here ready to answer any questions you might have. And congrats onyour new coach. Enjoy

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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Welcome to IRV 2. We're glad you're here. Great looking Journey. Be sure to check out all the forums especially the Winnebago one.


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Old 01-02-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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WOW, quite the upgrade for sure. Congrats to you and hope you have many funfilled miles traveling. Oh yeah, WELCOME aboard and glad you joined us. You'll find many fine folks here that are willing to help if you have a problem and need some advice. Have a great time.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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Thanks for the pictures. Our members like pictures. It sure is a nice looking motor home. We have a Winnebago Chat every Tuesday night at 9 PM EST. I would like to invite you to join us if you have any questions we can help you with. We usually have about 6 seasoned Winnebago owners that come on the chat and they love to help people when they can.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #6
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welcome eh!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #7
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No worries, we're here to help.

Great looking rig, nice upgrade.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #8
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Nice rig. Have fun, stay safe and keep in touch with this forum. So much knowledge and experience here it always amazes me.

Take care,

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #9
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad to have you join us! Congrats on the new rig! It looks fantastic! Good luck & God bless!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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Hi and

Sweet looking rig.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #11
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Congrats on the new rig and . Enjoy, safe travels and Happy New Year!
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:04 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum, you'll learn a lot and have a few laughs along the way!

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