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We did it! We left on a trip and made it home IN THE RV,, HOORRAAAYYY

Posted 10-31-2018 at 09:36 PM by MEWright

Well it has been a long road with many, many setbacks along the way. We were not ready to give up on RVing, our dealership or our dream.

The new Fleetwood Discovery 40g was/is so amazing.

We left on Friday night for Rockport TX, about a 4.5 hour drive from our house.

We did do the one thing that we were told not to do, I never meant to or wanted to do and would NEVER recommend someone do in a new coach, arrive at a new campsite in a new class A at night towing a car. WOW, just WOW, its a fast learning curve.....

We were tired and I drove in with the jeep hooked up.. This was almost a very bad idea.
I missed a turn by about 3 feet at a fork and had to back up. Luckily I was dead straight and went slowly dead straight back enough to make the turn.

Had a low hanging branch right in front of our space so I had to go in at an angle and maneuver it over a few feet. It was like parallel parking, exactly like it only in a 40G.

I got it over enough that we were straight and could open everything after a few back and forths.

Driving it was so much nicer than the Thor, (night and day nicer, absolutely no comparison) but arriving at the campsite it were the true differences really shined.

It was night when I opened up all the compartments and hooked up everything before opening the slides. Bay lights, docking lights lights everywhere so I could see what I was doing.

Everything was so easy to connect, sewer line dropped though the hole in the compartment floor perfectly, the water line went through its little hole, the power line, cable. everything just seemed to "work" like it was very thought out.

I aired down the bags, dropped the jacks, pushed out the slides and in about 25 min it was all done and our home was set up.

5 min later I was having a beer with Lori and Jeff, the CG welcoming committee. After telling them the story of the Thor and the Fleetwood they realized that this was our first trip and were amazed that I got it in and set up so quickly on my first trip.. Made me feel good

The manager of the CG trimmed the tree the next day and everything was right in the world.

2 days at the coast with PERFECT weather then a great drive home.

The first trip did the one thing the THOR never did, MADE IT HOME.

Another thing I noticed is that in the Thor we had everything stuffed everywhere. Every compartment was or seemed full. I realize this coach is much larger but I really had no idea of what that really truly meant (its only 6-7 feet ish right??) and how much added living and storage area this allowed for.

HOLY COW BATMAN.. Its freaking amazing. I took everything from the Thor and put it all in the Fleetwood, everything and a few new items. 75% of the storage is still unused. We have room for so much more crap now, what ever will we do???? Time to shop, Amazon here I come.

Now we are planning some real trips. A bunch of little weekenders and some biggies next spring. Can wait to get some miles on her.

She now has 2100 miles and the genni has 15 hours on the new to us 2014 40G.. Time to get her caught up...
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    HA!!!! This a great read! Thanks so much for sharing and Congrats on the New Rig! Some day!!!
    Posted 11-06-2018 at 06:02 PM by TriMoot TriMoot is offline
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