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Old 08-10-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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Left today on our first big trip with our new to us 2005 Kountry Star. Dealer just finished install of towing equipment on Saturday. Having just upgraded from a TT it was a little daunting to hook her car up to the back and drive off down the road. All went well today and relaxing near Savannah Ga. Asheville NC tomorrow for a week and then to Columbus Ohio ( new grandson). From there onward to Maine . Lots of good info gleaned from these forums in the short time I have been here and will be checking in often from the road
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Congrats, Mr. Michael. Moving from pulling your house to driving your house is a big transition, but a great transition to be going through.
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Great looking coach and congrats.




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Hope all goes well for you in your new rig. It looks to be the same model as mine. We have only been on 2 short trips so far but have really enjoyed it and I've found the 8.1L and Allison combination to be a great powertrain combination. Lots of power. I'll be interested to hear more about your trip as you go along.
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Left today on our first big trip with our new to us 2005 Kountry Star. Dealer just finished install of towing equipment on Saturday. Having just upgraded from a TT it was a little daunting to hook her car up to the back and drive off down the road. All went well today and relaxing near Savannah Ga. Asheville NC tomorrow for a week and then to Columbus Ohio ( new grandson). From there onward to Maine . Lots of good info gleaned from these forums in the short time I have been here and will be checking in often from the road
Congrats on your new coach and good luck on the first big trip. I know it is very exciting. We are upgrading from a TT this fall and it seems daunting already and we aren't even in the new one yet.

Not sure where you are staying in Asheville, but we stayed at a place called Mama Getie's Hideaway and it was super. It is carved right out of the side of the mountain and if you stay on top the view is spectacular. I attached a pic.

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Hi Mr Michael,
Got an 05 KS too. Congrats on your choice. Got 100K miles on mine and still going strong. Gut feel says you have many happy memories waiting to be made.
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Hope your trip goes well...We've had ours sense last Oct and have done many short (3-5 days) but without a towed. Thursday leaving for 5 days with a towed following...1st time.

We will be interested in hearing how you experience goes.

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Update

First day was uneventful. Not as much on the second. almost to our stopping point for the night yesterday and drove through a strong thunderstorm.
Coach was fine but afterwards could not turn off wipers. No matter where I turned the stalk on the column, wipers still wiping. Have a short drive to our weeklong destination and if needed this morning will pull the wiper fuse.
Arrived at our site and found the battery in the toad dead ( 2012 CRV). I had
Roadmaster Invisibrake installed which includes a charging lead ( as long as the coach headlight are on. I am assuming my 7 pin cord got jostled ( I checked both ends for tightness). Thankfully I am anal and had a meter and verified when I started the coach that it was trying to charge the battery. In my anal-ness I also have a stand alone charger which I used on the car. Will check it when we get to our spot this afternoon. Fingers crossed
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First day was uneventful. Not as much on the second. almost to our stopping point for the night yesterday and drove through a strong thunderstorm.
Coach was fine but afterwards could not turn off wipers. No matter where I turned the stalk on the column, wipers still wiping. Have a short drive to our weeklong destination and if needed this morning will pull the wiper fuse
Pretty common wiper problem with that vintage of Workhorse chassis. The electrical connection (plug) behind the front engine access cover gets wet and the wipers lose their mind. As forum members on the Workhorse Chassis Forum suggested, I unplugged the connection, used dielectric grease on both ends, reconnected and then taped the connection. I also used weather striping on that upper edge to limit the amount of water that entered. Problem solved. The next issue you might have is water entering the air intake and getting the air filter wet during heavy rains. I suggest you participate in the Workhorse Chassis Forum on this website. Lots of helpful info. Once you get a couple of bugs with the chassis straightened out, your golden and a great combination of a Newmar on the W24 Workhorse Chassis.
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Forgot to mention, with the CRV, I think there is a fuse you need to pull when towing. I'm sure someone that tows a CRV will chime in.
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