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Old 04-18-2017, 01:53 PM   #1
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So Many Buttons & Switches.......

Just purchased a 2001 Damon Escaper, Spartan chassis with 350 Cummins, only 31,000 miles and in pretty good shape with lots of upgrades. Plan on spending the next two summers on short trips, learning about the unit and fixing all the little things that I am sure will need attention. Then hope to get out on the road 3 months at a time.

But,by the looks of things,I may just spend the next two summers learning and remembering what all the buttons, switches and gauges are for and how they work. Little bit overwhelming for a newbie.

Thanks to everyone that posts all the helpful info, I have been trolling the site and have learned a lot already.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

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You'll do fine, you might worry if you had to take off and land.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

Just about the time you get the last switch figured out, you'll forget what the first switch did. It's a never ending cycle.

Happy Trails!!!
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Thanks Everyone, RV'rs are great people, the previous owner called to see how I was doing and offered to come over and go through all the systems with me again. Sure that is going to help...
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You're not the only one. After two months I can now go into the kitchen & turn on the lights I want on the first try. This is our first MH and yes they have way more switches & gauges than any 5th wheel or TT I owned in the past.
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Welcome to the forum. I was the same last year trying to figure out what everything was for. I am still finding things that I did not know was on my DP. You will find the Spartan chassis is a great platform and a great combination with the Cummins.
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Thanks Everyone, RV'rs are great people, the previous owner called to see how I was doing and offered to come over and go through all the systems with me again. Sure that is going to help...
To me that means two things.
1) The previous owner is a nice guy
2) He cared about (and probably took good care of) his coach. He's probably going over to help you, so that you can take better care of HIS coach. (it's not your coach, you're just the guy that bought his coach. ).
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