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Old 03-25-2016, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hello to all! Newbie RVers here. We went all in on a used Fleetwood Discovery 42a and we'll be touring the SE for 4 months as we transition life to SE Virginia in August.

This forum has been a fantastic resource as I was researching different motorhomes and is my go-to source for questions as we start to get to know our new home and the RV life.

I am constantly finding out how much I don't yet know.
For instance, I bought our rig in Texas and wasn't on the road home more than 3 hours when I see a warning flash on my dash. "High Engine Exhaust Temperature"!
Of course I panic!
I start looking at all my gauges, temperature readouts, etc at the same time I'm trying to figure out how long I have before my engine explodes. "Can I make it to the next exit?" and "This has to happen in the middle of nowhere!" is mixed with a few choice words for the previous owners and the guys who checked out the RV.
Well, I pull off the road at an exit with cell service and find out that it simply means the diesel engine is doing some sort of cleaning (Or something like that) and the exhaust is hot. So don't go parking over grass or something flamable.

Anyway... I'm sure I'll be asking all sorts of questions. Thank you in advance! And maybe in a few years, I'll have enough of the above experiences to share a bit of knowledge as well.

Chris
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Hello Chris

Congrats on your rig!! Wishing you many safe miles/memories ahead!!

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Old 03-25-2016, 10:47 PM   #3
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Glad to have you here with us. Isn't having something go wrong on your first trip exciting.

We've all had those panic feelings. Thank god they are few and far between.

Best of luck with your new Fleetwood, Keep asking questions when you need to.

Happy Trails!!!
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Gotta love the unexpected and being a newbie

I am there with you being a newbie myself...at least we have the internet and mobile phones.

I have no idea how our parents generation did it!!

Have fun!

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Gotta love the unexpected and being a newbie

I am there with you being a newbie myself...at least we have the internet and mobile phones.

I have no idea how our parents generation did it!!

Have fun!

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I know! I can only imagine the $$$ and time I'd spend through trial and error if I couldn't do a quick internet search.
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Hi Chris! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!!

Glad your "warning light" wasn't serious!!!
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