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Old 08-23-2018, 07:37 AM   #1
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Question Preparations Needed?

We are preparing for a LLLOOONNNGGG anticipated retirement snowbird trip this January through mid-April from Michigan through the southern states....AZ, NM, TX, and so on....meeting up with the children and grandchildren at Fort Wilderness, Disney the end of March, then home by mid-April. What motorhome supplies should we have on hand for the long journey...…. Belts, hoses, fuses, etc.??? We're headed to Decatur in September to have new headlights installed and the one "slide" looked at (it rubs on the floor, leaving grease behind). We've owned our 2003 Fleetwood Providence for over 9 years, and put some major money into it last year at the local CUMMINS dealer. Anything else we're missing?? How do you prepare your "stick house" for the winter months, besides turning down the heat and emptying the refrigerator?? We have a LOT to learn!!
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Wow! You have the right direction but you are worrying way too much and over thinking your long vacation.

Give someone back home your house keys to check it every week or two.
Are you redirecting your mail to someone else?
Do you plan on turning off the water and draining the pipes for winter/

Now if you had your motorhome checked out I would just check and maintain fluids. Sit back and enjoy your vacation. No matter where you are in the country you will be able to find a mechanic and parts. You can take a few hand tools but that's it.

You also have a laptop or cellphone to ask us questions as you go.

So relax and enjoy the ride and let us know if you need directions or help in Texas, Arizona or New Mexico.

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We leave for weeks at a time hopefully we can do months away down the road. We stop mail, newspaper, and turn off the water. We also have 9 security cameras that can be brought up on smart phone or lap top. Security is not an issue at all as much as visual checks from time to time.
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Before being concerned about what parts and pieces you should take with you, make sure you have a roadside assistance plan such as Coach-Net or Good Sam.
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