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Old 09-17-2017, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hi, all. I'm new to this forum and completely new to RV'ing. I'm a veteran camper and back-country hiker, but have now ventured into the world of RV ownership with my 3-days-ago purchase of a 1992 Fleetwood Jamboree 27' long motorhome. I'd been looking for months for the right one, and this one met all my criteria.
I *really* don't know what i'm doing, though. I am reading everything I can get my hands on on the basics- i'm having a little trouble finding really elementary information though. Like, how do I add water to the fresh-water tank? Where is the sewer pump out location? what is that button marked "alternative start" or something like that near the steering wheel....how do I pull out the awning?

I'm NOT expecting answers to my questions....just letting you guys know i'm a complete newbie to this world and excited to get started. My RV has a great frame and excellent engine / drivetrain with low miles, a good generator, and great tires, but the inside needs a bunch of work (essentially carpentry-type stuff) that i'll be doing, with the help of some experienced folks, over the next few months.

about me- I'm a mechanical engineer who works in the solar energy field, and I'm lucky enough to be able to work remotely about 80% of the time. I'm also a musician (hence my username) and plan to take this RV to lots of music festivals and jams and places to play music.

I have grown kids who are excited for me to come see them in this thing, too!

that's enough about me- i'm going to dive into researching what kind of info I can find in the forums here to answer my millions of questions.

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We're glad to have you join use here in the forums .
For lots of basic info ; check out the " Files " drop box , near the left end of the dark blue bar , across the page , under the Google search box.
If you have appliances ,that you don't have a manual for , that's the place to look.
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Hi K! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

Just ask the questions, you'll get responses.

You have a water bay. In there should be the fill for the water tank as well as the holding tank drains. That switch marked "aux start" connect both your house and chassis batteries so that you can Start the engine if the chassis batteries go dead or are too weak to start the engine.

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Welcome to iRV2, bassgirl. We are new to the site as well and just finding our way around it. Coincidentally our first motor home was also a 1992 27 foot Fleetwood Jamboree. Just look around the unit and you will discover the location of various connection points. Also, welcome to RVing. We have been doing it for 40+ years and it is BY FAR our favorite way to travel.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:59 AM   #8
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hmmm- there's a "solo RV'ers club"? I'll have to check that out. I'm in this on my own and happy to be so, and i think it would be nice to talk to other folks who are doing the same. thanks for the great welcomes and replies, all.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:03 AM   #9
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one interesting tidbit....

though not relevant to my RV'ing now, but when i was in college (Oregon State, Corvallis, OR) I had a job at Safari Motor Coach in Harrisburg, OR- it was a great night shift job where I could get homework done during down times, and we made some cool RV's. Short little Beavers I think they were called, and huge-a** Serengeti's- some of those had the nicest walnut and/or cherry cabinetry i've seen anywhere. I don't think the SMC / Safari plant is there anymore, but it was a good employer around there for the time (early 2000's).
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Hi, all. I'm new to this forum and completely new to RV'ing. I'm a veteran camper and back-country hiker, but have now ventured into the world of RV ownership with my 3-days-ago purchase of a 1992 Fleetwood Jamboree 27' long motorhome. I'd been looking for months for the right one, and this one met all my criteria.

I *really* don't know what i'm doing, though. I am reading everything I can get my hands on on the basics- i'm having a little trouble finding really elementary information though. Like, how do I add water to the fresh-water tank? Where is the sewer pump out location? what is that button marked "alternative start" or something like that near the steering wheel....how do I pull out the awning?



I'm NOT expecting answers to my questions....just letting you guys know i'm a complete newbie to this world and excited to get started. My RV has a great frame and excellent engine / drivetrain with low miles, a good generator, and great tires, but the inside needs a bunch of work (essentially carpentry-type stuff) that i'll be doing, with the help of some experienced folks, over the next few months.



about me- I'm a mechanical engineer who works in the solar energy field, and I'm lucky enough to be able to work remotely about 80% of the time. I'm also a musician (hence my username) and plan to take this RV to lots of music festivals and jams and places to play music.



I have grown kids who are excited for me to come see them in this thing, too!



that's enough about me- i'm going to dive into researching what kind of info I can find in the forums here to answer my millions of questions.



regards,

k


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