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Old 05-05-2016, 01:31 PM   #1
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Relatively New... First long roadtrip

Some buddies and I just finished a 920 mile road trip in my 1998 Bounder. She is a 38 footer with one slide. The previous owners had hacked into the electrical and made the rig unreliable. My wife and I purchased this RV last year and with some friends we have figured out many of the issues. Mostly the electrical was all wired/ repaired incorrectly and we have chased down most of the problems to make the RV trip worthy. My house batteries are rigged up with my coach battery as nearly all of the wiring was spliced, harnessed and otherwise rigged improperly. I have 12 V toggle switches to activate my wipers as well as a separate isolated coach battery for my water system. Yeah, they put a battery in the rear compartment and connected the water pumps to that and put a 12 v toggle in the bathroom to turn the water on and off. If you leave it on the pump periodically goes on and off for no reason. All the crazy stuff aside, we can take our Bounder on the road with no worries. On the journey we left central New Hampshire, went to Foxwoods in Ct, then to Atlantic City, and then New Haven CT and home. It was a four day adventure which gave us a great mix of Interstate Highway, City and some rural driving. I personally had the privileged of driving from New Jersey on the Cross Bronx Expressway in a 38 foot RV just after a Yankees game let out. The RV ran better than hoped for, no serious issues, but lots of fun. Also when stopped in heavy traffic on the Cross Bronx just switch out the drive and use the bathroom and come back. Perfect. More adventures to follow. Always complete a walk around prior to departure! Never assume someone else checked for you. These are serious big vehicles and none of us wants to be responsible for anything we could prevent.

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Old 05-05-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum! Wow, sounds like you have been busy but also having fun. Some of these older rigs are amazing (if some idiot doesn't ruin it). Sounds like you boys are going to fix it up just fine.

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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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

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Glad you joined us. Sounds like you've had your hand full. Good luck.

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