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Old 08-08-2012, 05:44 AM   #1
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Hi, my wife and I purchased a 2004 Winnebago Journey 36G two weeks ago. I drove it home and we are in the process of giving it a good bath inside and out. We will then start personalizing it to our likes and desires. We plan to take a mini trip close by so we can check everything out before making a long extended trip. This is our first motorhome and we are excited about our first adventure. We did own a park model that was fixed in a resort but got tired of the same location. Does anyone have any tips to offer before we take our first trip?

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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Cliff, Welcome to the forum and congrats on your Winnie. Only tip I have is enjoy your trip and get a routine for setting up and packing up. Then it gets easier each time.

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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welcome to the site. should"nt the duct tape br tops on the list. enjoy and have fun.traveling and camping is so much fun.!!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #6
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Hi Cliff & Jane! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us! We went from a 5er to the MH a few months ago and are now in the process of making lots of changes and additions. You will find all the informaion you will need on this forum. Just post your questions over in the appropriate areas of the forum for better results. Good luck & God bless!
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Hi Clfff & Jane, welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your Journey. Check the tires closely. If original, they could be at or near the end of their safe use. If permissible in you neighborhood, live in the coach in your driveway for a couple of days before traveling. That's a good way to check most of the systems.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:05 AM   #8
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Hi Steve & Lynette ,
Thanks for the welcome. I have a 2004 Honda Element 5 speed, any suggestion on towing this vehicle? I am going to start with a tow dolly since I have it and I do not have a tow bar and brakes yet.

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