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Old 03-30-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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New MH 2012 26Q Itasca

We just bought our new MH. We sold our old 2008 34 Dolphin Class A.

So far first impressions.
1. Smaller
2. Much easier to drive
3. As I look at everything I like the way it is built. From the underside wiring looks like good as well as the plumbing.
4. Fiberglass roof
5. Cabinets pull our further than our last motorhome.
6. It came with airbags which I have pumped up to 65 lbs.
7. I like the car like doors and power windows.
8. It has a rear walk around bed and pop out in the dinning room.

I drove it home 300 miles and was happy with ride. It does not seem to sway back and forth as much. I will keep you posted on our first trip and post a few pics.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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We just bought our new MH. We sold our old 2008 34 Dolphin Class A. So far first impressions. 1. Smaller 2. Much easier to drive 3. As I look at everything I like the way it is built. From the underside wiring looks like good as well as the plumbing. 4. Fiberglass roof 5. Cabinets pull our further than our last motorhome. 6. It came with airbags which I have pumped up to 65 lbs. 7. I like the car like doors and power windows. 8. It has a rear walk around bed and pop out in the dinning room. I drove it home 300 miles and was happy with ride. It does not seem to sway back and forth as much. I will keep you posted on our first trip and post a few pics.
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Congratulations and good luck with it.
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Sounds great; congrats! Now where are the pics???
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Sounds great; congrats! Now where are the pics???
Best wishes and many happy travels.

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We just bought our new MH. We sold our old 2008 34 Dolphin Class A.

So far first impressions.
1. Smaller
2. Much easier to drive
3. As I look at everything I like the way it is built. From the underside wiring looks like good as well as the plumbing.
4. Fiberglass roof
5. Cabinets pull our further than our last motorhome.
6. It came with airbags which I have pumped up to 65 lbs.
7. I like the car like doors and power windows.
8. It has a rear walk around bed and pop out in the dinning room.

I drove it home 300 miles and was happy with ride. It does not seem to sway back and forth as much. I will keep you posted on our first trip and post a few pics.
Congratulations and wishing you many happy travels ahead.

We love our "C"
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The air bags really help. I found out I have them on the used class-C I bought and when I pumped them up to 45 lbs it made a huge difference in the ride and handling.

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It looks like I have a leak on the air bag system. I replaced both Schrader fill valves where I found a leaks. I have put 70# in again to see what happens. I can not imagine the bags leaking??
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Pic of the motorhome at the golf coarse

We sold our class A 35ft motorhome to get a smaller one that we could use more like a truck and camper. Easier to drive and park So far so good. I parked it at the golf coarse yesterday with no problem.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #11
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Just got back from a 400 mile trip and it was much easier to drive.
We parked in normal parking lots at the markets, and even drove around the strip in Las Vegas. No big deal
The ride is much better not as harsh bumpy. It does not sway side to side as much either. I weighted it with full tanks and three people and it came in at #12,500. It was fully loaded. I have a lot of room left in this area.

Overall I am happy that we downsized to the smaller coach.
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Just got back from a 400 mile trip and it was much easier to drive.
We parked in normal parking lots at the markets, and even drove around the strip in Las Vegas. No big deal
The ride is much better not as harsh bumpy. It does not sway side to side as much either. I weighted it with full tanks and three people and it came in at #12,500. It was fully loaded. I have a lot of room left in this area.

Overall I am happy that we downsized to the smaller coach.
How long is your RV ?
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It is called a 26Q with a walk around rear bedroom
27ft long with a 190 inch wheel base.
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Found the leaks.
Replaced both fill valves inserts (little schreader valve).
The right hose was leaking at the bag. Pulled it out cut the line reinstalled fitting and everything looks good.
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