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Old 06-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Hi everyone! My wife and four kids just purchased our first RV. A 1987 Coachmen Leprachaun 23 (even though it measures 27')Class C coach. We know zilch about it other than it had one owner for 25 years and has 50K on the motor and tranny. Any other Leprachaun owners please feel free to give us any insight. It runs well and everything appears to work. There was some leaking in the cabover which I fixed. Other than that we have a million questions. Thanks for having us here!

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Old 06-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Welcome.I have a suggestion for your first trip.Pick a campground close to home and take the car so you can run back home for the things you forgot.Also you will be close to your tool box in case you want to fix something.From here make a list of items you want with you when you go and keep it in your rv.If you have leveling jacks put a sign on the steering wheel that says lift jacks and crank down antenna.This saves you a lot of money or fixing broken antennas and jacks.Ask the camper close to you if you need help when in the park they will usually be too helpfull but so far I have fixed fuses antennas,helped find hidden things and helped unstick cords that push into the side of rvs.Have fun and enjoy your new toy.jeffp,a camper with experience in most of the above.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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Go online to google the appliances and other items specific to your MH. That way you can get manuals online that will assist you in fixing some items. If you can't find them and you have questions just ask away. Be sure to include the make, model, and year of any item that you have questions. This site is a great resource for answer questions and fix things. Our first outing was in the driveway.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #8
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There is tons of good advice on these WEB pages and we look forward to hearing about your new rig
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:59 AM   #9
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Well we took it for a 120 mile run to echo lake in franconia notch nh in the white mnts national forest. It ran well. The has gauge does not work whatsoever. I checked fuses and they seem ok. I got about 10 mpg. Other than the gauge so far it at least seems to go. LOL! We are planning to go to Disney in July. That will be the first real long distance test.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your Class C...
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There are a couple of books, you might wish to pick up one of them (not both, and which one is not all that important)

The RV book
The RV Owner's handbook

These are generic owner's manuals

There is also a rather good Celtic Musician, Alexander Jones, who can be found at Ren-Fairs and Science Fiction conventions (The Heatherlands - Official site of Heather Alexander I think is his URL)

He used to live in a Leprechaun. Still owns it,, But has stick house now (Sold enough CD's he did).

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