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Old 02-10-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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Hi new member here. Dave and my wife Debi. Just went from a 24 ft class c to a 34 ft class a. My first one was for playing. Duneing the Oregon coast ect. Now the wife and I want to travel a little and need a bed that we don't have to climb up into. tomorrow I pick up a 2000 Coachman santara and it drives great. Looking to search these forums and get all the info and tips I can. Hope to meet great RV people on the way.
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Dave.... Hope you have happy travels in your Santara. I have a love for the Class A older models....the reduced cost and decent advice I received on this site has made the cost of ownership much lower than I expected.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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Dave & Deb, you are in for the ride of your life. This great country of ours is "AWESOME". Getting to see it thru the windshield of a class A makes it that way. Class A is no more difficult to navigate then a "C". If you get a "toad" to pull, you can expand your sightseeing, go places that otherwise would not be RV friendly. Most important is to "enjoy" the ride, don't make it a "chore'. Good hint is the 300mile/3:00 pm rule. Don't drive more then 300 miles, or past 3:00 pm. Makes everyone "happy campers".
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Hi Dave & Debi! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Congrats on the new Class A! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Dave & Deb, you are in for the ride of your life. This great country of ours is "AWESOME". Getting to see it thru the windshield of a class A makes it that way. Class A is no more difficult to navigate then a "C". If you get a "toad" to pull, you can expand your sightseeing, go places that otherwise would not be RV friendly. Most important is to "enjoy" the ride, don't make it a "chore'. Good hint is the 300mile/3:00 pm rule. Don't drive more then 300 miles, or past 3:00 pm. Makes everyone "happy campers".
Tom3205 summed it up pretty well!! So many awesome places to see!! Enjoy your new ride!!
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My first A was a Coachman. Never had a problem, and it had a comfortable ride. Good luck.
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Welcome and happy to have you here. Congrats on the Santara purchase and hope you enjoy your future travels.
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Dave & Deb, you are in for the ride of your life. This great country of ours is "AWESOME". Getting to see it thru the windshield of a class A makes it that way. Class A is no more difficult to navigate then a "C". If you get a "toad" to pull, you can expand your sightseeing, go places that otherwise would not be RV friendly. Most important is to "enjoy" the ride, don't make it a "chore'. Good hint is the 300mile/3:00 pm rule. Don't drive more then 300 miles, or past 3:00 pm. Makes everyone "happy campers".
I agree, need to add stay at least 3 days also!
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Thank you all for the well wishes. My wife and I are looking forward to seeing the states. We haven't really traveled out of Oregon, Washington and California. We are looking to see what other states have to offer.
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