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Rules for Owning a MotorCoach (Rule 4 cond)

Posted 09-19-2009 at 06:59 AM by -Gramps-

Rule 4: Owning a motor coach is a never-ending learning experience -- continued.

Well, I had so much fun coming up with a list of things that I have learned over the five years that my wife and I have been motorhoming, I figured why not write down a few more? So here goes:

I have learned that men need a precise set of directions when parking the coach.
And women know just how to give them. For example:


Itís always the other personís fault when you miss your exit or hit a tree.

The people camping next to you will find out first that you forgot to shut your black tank valve.

My grandkids think the term ďstinky slinkyĒ is really funny.

My wife doesnít like the way our all-in-one washer-dryer ties HER underwear into knots.

A small speed bump can throw dishes around the coach. A big speed bump throws the dog around the coach.

Old tube socks make great bottle savers;
just make sure they are clean. Iím talking about the socks.

Donít drive on the zipper, itís scary and you may lose a lug nut cap.

While going down the road, I donít like hearing, ďWhat the heck was that noise!?Ē even when I am the one saying it.

If Wal-Mart doesnít have it, I must not need it.

It burns me when the RV spots at Cracker Barrel have a car parked in them.

It burns me even more when the RV spots at Camping World have a car parked in them.

Sometimes when driving under an overpass, I get the urge to duck!

My wife will not let me stop at South of the Border and buy anything.

Itís been over a year since we purchased our coach and I am still finding loose screws floating around inside.

If you donít pack up your patio the night before you leave, it will rain.

Quick disconnects are great on the water hoses except when you forget to turn off the water before disconnecting.

I have learned that:
Before pulling out of a campground, if your generator is off and your roof air is running, you may have forgotten to do something.

I have a very tough shore power surge protector. How do I know? Because I dragged it down the road once and it still works great!

I believe that some interiors of motor coaches were designed by people who smoke something more than just tobacco.

At some point during a long trip I will bang my head on a slideout. It's going to happen, I might as well get used to it.

The dash AC is always too cold for the pilot and not cold enough for the copilot, or vice versa.

Most coaches have the dash radio positioned where no one can easily read it or adjust it (without falling out of your seat).

I would rather be out in my coach than take a cruise or a trip to Europe. Thatís good, because I own a motorhome and canít afford to take a cruise or a trip to Europe.

A bad day motorhoming beats a day at home in bed with a kidney stone (I had one of those two weeks ago).

Fuel is always too expensive no matter what the price per gallon.

A Ham and cheese sandwich in my motor coach at a rest stop on the way to somewhere tastes better than it does at home.

I have learned that when I am home (in the stick house) I am always counting the days until I am on the road again with my beautiful wife and the pup.

Feel free to comment and add to this list of "learned" things.

Oh, Remember Rule Number 1!
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  1. Old Comment
    JackHammr''s Avatar
    read all of this , enjoyed all of it ..
    if Suffolk is west of you , well I am retired navy so I know where you are
    Posted 09-19-2009 at 06:28 PM by JackHammr' JackHammr' is offline
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    RVrescue's Avatar
    LOL! I love your insights! We've learned a few things also such as, if you're driving an older coach, don't assume all the electrical systems works exactly as you think they should, i.e. make sure the steps are up for the house door before driving away. Or my husband's personal favorite, lift up the levels before putting the coach in drive and leaving your campsite-some things only have to happen once, no damage to his ego. Maybe I shouldn't be telling that one ....In fairness, I should admit that I'm the one that drove off with the steps down until I heard hubby yell from outside.
    Posted 10-12-2009 at 12:48 PM by RVrescue RVrescue is offline
    Updated 10-12-2009 at 12:50 PM by RVrescue (added additional text)
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    kholl3080's Avatar
    I am new at this. my hubby and I own a 2000 Dolphin. Last year we traveled 8000 miles all over Mexico with our cat and didn't have any problems and plan do do a much shorter version his January.
    The only upgrade we will do to out motor home is exchange the side mirrors for the front kind on a 2000 on a newer monaco
    Posted 11-21-2009 at 05:31 PM by kholl3080 kholl3080 is offline
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    anbrusten's Avatar
    Just moved in full time. Love your list
    Posted 10-02-2014 at 08:33 PM by anbrusten anbrusten is offline
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