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Old 07-15-2014, 12:51 AM   #1
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My wife inherited this 26k mile 1994 Fleetwood and we've had to wait before we could take possession. It's been a long 7 months, but we finally found time from our extensive international travel schedule to get the title transferred, start it up (runs great and the A/C blows cold) and take a few pictures. We'll be bringing the unit home on Saturday after we have 6 new tires mounted (it still has the original tires on it!). Once it's home, I need to check out all of the systems so we can begin using it. We plan to remove the carpet and install Allure flooring fairly soon.



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Old 07-15-2014, 12:56 AM   #2
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Glad you're aboard Tim. Rig looks in good shape. Best of luck on your checking it out. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:00 AM   #3
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Looks nice. Good Idea having the tires replaced.

Keep us posted on the flooring.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:20 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, the tires are checked but still have lots of tread. It was an expensive decision, but safety comes first.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:26 AM   #5
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:55 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forum and we hope you have many great camping adventures. Replacing the tires is an excellent idea. Also may want to check out all the batteries as well and hoses and belts. Best of luck.

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Glad to have you here with us.
As you will soon learn in a MH the tires will always look brand new when they have come to the end of their life. Good luck with your shake-down and, Happy Trails!!!
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Hi Tim! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Good luck with the "new" rig!
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Welcome to IRV2....Don't feel too bad about replacing tires that don't look worn......That's the story with 95% of us. Good luck with your new rig....looks great!

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Congratulations on starting what may be the best venture of your lives. As to getting your unit set up for safe travel, I would suggest you go through the RV with a fine toothed comb, top to bottom. Servicing every system as needed. If it has been sitting for long, be alert for engine, transmission, and rear axel bearing leaks, as seals in these components commonly dry out and leak when not regularly used. Also, flush the old brake fluid with all new fluid, and have the brakes checked by a professional. Brake fluid absorbs water. As the brakes are used, the fluid heats up, the water boils, making steam. The steam will not compress, and suddenly you find yourself with no brakes. That usually occurs when you most need them going down a long grade. I believe this is a six-year service interval. Also, before you put a lot of money into cosmetic changes, use the coach for a while, so you can determine if RVing is really for you, and if so, if this rig is serviceable for your needs and wants. Putting hard earned money into a rig and then finding out there is something about it that you can't live with, and can't change, will cost you time and money, and could sour you on this fantastic life style. Best of luck!!!
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It looks like your off to a great start.
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I am highly mechanically skilled, and know what to look for. I also know the history of the rig. Servicing all of the systems is the highest priority, and I'll get that done.

Thanks for all the welcomes. We won't be full time RVers by any stretch as we do extensive overseas cruises and long overseas motorcycle trips. We just returned from riding 40 days primarily in Spain and Portugal.
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Good decision on the tires, Tim. When we bought our Georgetown at 8 years old, it still had the OEM goodyears on it. First stop, after our initial camping trip, was at Les Schwab for a new set of Toyos.

Interesting that you're a motorcycle buff. The last two years before we emigrated from the UK to a Boeing job in mid-1968, I was a develpment and test engineer at Norton-Villiers, getting paid to ride the prototype Commando all over England then working on the AJS Stormer moto-cross bike. Neat job, but didn't pay worth a damn. Engineers weren't very well respected in UK industry back then.

Retired from Boeing an 1998, living in the nicest town we've ever found, on the only one of Washington's San Juan Islands you can drive to. Prior to here, we lived in Kent, Bothell and Everett.
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