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Old 03-12-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Hey ya'll, my name is Brian, I live in New Orleans and I'm the new owner of a beutiful MCI MC8 CRUSADER fully converted motor coach.
I'm 52 yo and have been camping since I was a child. Looking to meet like minded individuals to share stories & information with.
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Hope you get that coach out of the yard soon.
And have many safe travels.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:13 PM   #3
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Haha, that's it's old home. I actually drove it to it's new home last friday. Looking to make the maiden voyage to a local state park the weekend after next for a full shakedown. Lot's of systems to learn and master.
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I'll certainly remember it if I see it on the road
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:37 AM   #5
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Greetings Brian and congrats on the new to you coach. Judging from the globe paint scheme on the coach I'm guessing it has some stories to tell. I'm sure you're feeling motivated to continue writing new chapters into the book.
Good luck with the coach and your travels and share some stories (and pictures of the interior) when you can.

Happy trails...
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Welcome to the forum and great looking rig...
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

Very colorful coach. Have a ball with it!
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Thank you all for the warm welcome and your nice comments. I'm looking forward to learning from all you seasoned veterans and reading your stories as well. Although I've been camping for many years in everything from tent's to 1,2 & 3 axle bumper pull trailers and 5th wheels, I am aware that this class a coach conversion thing is a entirely different animal all together! LoL
in fact I'm not gonna lie, the length, height, width and weight of this rig have me feeling a bit apprehensive to say the least. I have a real fear of getting into situations where I either can't make a turn or cannot go forward do to a low height issue. I'm currently looking into a dedicated gps that allows you to program the rigs dimensions into the device to avoid such things. Do any of you use these?
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Oh, did I mention that this rig has a 48' turning radius...haha
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WOW What a beauty. I can only manage how nice the inside is. welcome to the forum. I am sure you are going to enjoy your bus and look forward to seeing you out there. Best of luck and happy RVing.
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Hi Brian! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

That's a beautiful coach! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I'm currently looking into a dedicated gps that allows you to program the rigs dimensions into the device to avoid such things. Do any of you use these?
Brian, I personally use the Garmin Dezl 760 and I'm very happy with it. The other comparable device that is most often discussed is made by Rand McNally 7720. Both will allow you to program the size and weight of the coach for routing purposes. If you do a search on the RV Systems and Technologies section you will find days worth of reviews and opinions of everything on the market.
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Hi Brian and welcome to the forum! I'm a newbee too and purchased my first Rv 2 1/2 weeks ago in PA. A 33 ft Itasca Sunrise. I bought it on a Tuesday and headed to MS that Saturday! Talk about learning how to drive in a second! I was petrified but I must say I did quite well and was very proud of myself! Your coach is awesome and I'm sure you'll have no problems. Good luck on ur travels!
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