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Old 08-20-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hi! My name is Cora and we recently bought a used RV and have yet to make our first trip! We are working out some battery issues and then hope to go! Any hints on dos and don'ts are much appreciated!
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:29 PM   #2
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new to you rig. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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Welcome to the irv2 gang, Cora! Congrats on your RV purchase! Good luck with the battery issues. You've picked a great set of forums to find answers; folks here are really helpful.
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If possible I suggest camping in front of your house for a night. Helps you discover things that are easier to take care of while at home. Like your battery issue.

When you do go on a camping trip get to the campground BEFORE dark.

Don't worry if you forget some items. There are Walmarts everywhere.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:44 PM   #6
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I would keep your first few trips close (couple hundred miles from home). When we first got ours we found new things we needed each time we went out. But that's half the fun of it outfitting your motorhome. We have ours set now that it's always ready to roll, even with clothes. The more you use it the more comfortable you'll be driving, manuvering it, setting it up ect. After several short trips we finally took a 3 week trip covering 2600 miles and it was great....have fun and stay safe
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Welcome to irv2.
Here is something that may help you to get familiar with your RV AND POWER SYSTEMS.
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Welcome to the forum.......I would check the tires ensuring they are not too old and in good shape.....

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Hi Cora! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here!

Congrats on the new rig! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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The only "Do's" and "Don't's" I can give are as follows:

Do - take your RV on as many trips as possible.. enjoy meeting new friends and seeing new places..

Don't - let your RV sit in the driveway !!
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Welcome to the Forum and we hope you have many great camping adventures. Best of luck.

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Welcome Cora. We were all new RV owners once. This is the place that helped us the most as we started and continued along the journey. Search around the site for the forum that most closely matches your questions/problems, post the question as clearly as possible.....and you will receive a bunch of good advise from people who know how all this stuff works. Enjoy your new (to you) RV.
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