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Old 11-15-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Hi all! I was just referred here from the Escapees Forum Board. My fiance and I just bought our first home on wheels this past week and I'll be spending the next year getting it ready for our year long honeymoon! I'm excited to be a part of this board as I'm one to ask a lot of questions.

Our new rig is a 1983 Fleetwood Tioga. I look forward to hearing from any of you that may have some tips regarding this rig. From what I know, it's a Chevy 3500 chassis (HD diesel transmission) with an aftermarket Chevy 454 engine with around 2000 miles on it.

Good to meet y'all!

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Old 11-15-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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Hi Ant,
Welcome to iRV2. Anybody who lives in the Finger Lakes area is as tough as nails. You'll do fine with your RV. While growing up, I spent all my summers on Cayuga lake, about 15 miles north of Ithaca, on the west side of the lake, directly across from the coal fired electric plant. What I remember is always having to get up early in the morning because sunrise came through the cottage windows.

Are the lakes as cold as I remember? My grandfather would not let us water ski until the water temp was above 60 degrees F. I don't think the lake ever got above 70.

The lake has great fishing.
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Welcome to iRV2. We are glad you found us. You have come to the right place to get answers to your questions. We have a great group here who like to help when they can. Post often and share your RV experiences with us.

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