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Old 11-07-2018, 07:22 AM   #1
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New (used) MH - Preparing for full timing

Good morning All,

Just purchased a 2003 Fleetwood Excursion 38U (Cat 330) with 11K miles. In nice shape, but requires a bit of elbow grease. Preparing to sell our house in Jacksonville and take a crack at full timing for 2-3 years in the Pacific Northwest. Being retired military, my wife and I are okay with the rigors of tiny house living. All chassis and house batteries are dead, so this is my first priority.

I look forward to working with, and sharing life's lessons with all here in. This is our second MH, but first diesel. I know the costs will be higher, but I will minimize costs with my shade tree mechanic skills.

Best wishes to all. Paul
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:35 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have a nice new project to keep you busy.

I am a fan of AGM batteries. No more watering and no corrosion.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:45 AM   #3
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Thank you. Yes, I am looking at AGM. Have heard that they are the way to go. Thanks for the note.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:12 AM   #4
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Hi Paul! 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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Let us know if we can help you.

Happy Trails!
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:59 PM   #6
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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for the warm welcome. Question - visited the Freightliner parts place here in Jacksonville. Gave my VIN and was advised that I could buy a two year warranty battery 950 CCA to replace the dead chassis batteries. They are only $65 each for the two. I could also go to more expensive batteries. Question - should I pay more, or settle on the cheap batteries. Delaying replacement of house batteries until we start the full time journey. Feel like the cheap batteries are the way to go. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

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Welcome and congrats on the new coach and project. You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share..

As to the batteries...don't skimp. You get what you pay for.

Enjoy the adventure.
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