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Old 10-28-2018, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hello, maybe my introduction should have started with “egads” what have we done. We rented a C Class 5 years ago and took the best 12 day vacation from Dallas, TX to Marathon Kay, FL we’ve ever had. We have dreamed of owning an RV someday ... well, that day is here ... we purchased a single owner 2006 Class A Presidio. However, we haven’t driven an RV since.

Fortunately, we are retired so we are not in a rush to go anywhere. Unless, another hurricane heads our way here in SC. Then, we are packing up the fur-babies, two dogs and a cat, and running for dry ground.

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Old 10-28-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig. You are joining a good group of folks here with good info go share.

Enjoy the adventure.

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Old 10-28-2018, 08:31 PM   #3
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Take your time, and get used to your new rig. The biggest advice I can give, besides the usual defensive driving advise is,...
focus your vision way down the road. It will greatly help to keep you centered in the lane, and negotiate cross winds without constantly over correcting the steering wheel.
Always bring your A game.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:15 AM   #4
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:28 AM   #5
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I’ve been reviewing all types of information in the forums and have found the advice very helpful. We haven’t picked her/him up. Um, so haven’t quite figured out what she/he is or named him/her. But, do know from the forums that we likely should get a EMS Surge Protector, a weather radio, a new camera system.

And first things first, keep it between the the lines of our lane, go slow, look way down the road for the first 10 miles and drive to a a certified Workhorse Mechanic to replace the worn belts, lube and oil change and check the generator. Then we’ll park it at an R.V. Park close by for a bit for both storage and getting used to what else we need and how to operate all those gadgets. We don’t have any manuals other than one I’ve downloaded online from Thor.

We’re not in a big hurry to travel too far from home. Yet. Winter has not quite arrived here so we have time to learn what we’ve gotten ourselves into. Haha.

Thanks again, everyone!
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