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Old 05-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation "New" 1989 Gulf Stream Sun Clipper

We are probably picking this dude up from Camping World (Island Lake, IL) on 5/17/2012. Anyone have advice for us, the newbies to the RV world? We will be taking it to Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada soon.

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Hello holford and welcome to irv2!

Yes, try camping out in front of your house so you can see if everything works properly before you go camping. I believe CW offers a short warranty on the RV's they sell, so don't wait too long to check it all out.

Also this will help familiarize yourself to your new to you RV. If you have any problems, post back and I'm sure someone will be able to help.

Congrats and good luck

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Great suggestion! (you probably already had plans to do that) A trial run is always advisable. We are going full time the 1st of August but have a trial run (maiden voyage) planned at the Oregon coast for 3 nights in early June. I have spent two full weeks detailing and checking out all systems, but nothing like actually staying in it!
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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See if the dealer will allow you to camp on site for a night or two. That will allow you time to use all systems and confirm operation. And if something does not work or you have questions, you can just walk across the parking lot. Hope this helps. Enjoy the new ride.

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Make at least one weekend camping trip close to home and make sure all of the kinks are worked out.

For a road trip, make sure all of the tires are less than 5 years old.

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice, my fellow camper enthusiasts

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