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Old 05-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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We are new to the motorhome scene. We just picked up this old '93 Fleetwood Flair 22 footer.Chevy It's a bit rough around the edges, but we are making it our own,. Changed the radio, power converter (not "inverter"..Big Difference!) Changing oil in engine and generator. Uninstalled the non functional electric step. I think the ox sensor needs replacing. The vacuum lines are disconnected to the heater controller, so we have "defrost only". I have yet to find where they connect to.

But we do enjoy working on stuff like this. I took out the old power converter tonite. WOW! Is that thing heavy! And it hums like an old Amana RadarRange, if not louder! We are picking up a new one from Camping Corner tomorrow.

Anyway, enough blabbing about THAT! We are leaving on another summer tour from central OR to Colo Springs, then to Myrtle Beach,SC. After a few days there, it's off to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Marquette area) where most of our family resides. Then it's back across the northern states to OR once again. We will be pulling a trailer with a Honda Goldwing with a sidecar for excursions away from the campsite.

Hope to be able to help others with our limited experience. So far, I ve learned one thing: Take what the PO says with around a half a pound of salt!

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Funny, we are planning our maiden RV voyage to include the Michigan UP (DW family), Colo. Springs, and also Oregon. Wonder just how small an RV world it is out there?
Well, not that small... we'll be taking our 90lb. lab/hound with us.
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Hi Brad & Pat! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us!

Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have her in tip-top shape in no time! Hope you enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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Thanks for the warm welcome,folks! We are having lots of fun working on it "so far". As long as it doesn't drain our bank account completely, we will be good to go.

There has been a slight..ok..maybe Major change in plans. We have been searching quite diligently for a 7 foot by 10 foot reasonably priced trailer to tow our motorcycle rig. Since we only have around 12 days till departure, we just might have to leave the sidecar home. Our thoughts are about taking the cash reserved for the trailer and dump it into the RV to make it as good as we can get it. I am distressed with this change in plans, but one must make sacrifices occasionally for the good of all!
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Howdy and welcome! You must learn the RVer's motto, "Get Out Your Wallet." Have fun!!
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Welcome to the forum. Love the dogs names, they are adorable. Good Luck on the remodel. Wishing you safe travels and many happy memories.
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Welcome, and good luck with your new project. I noticed your plans include Myrtle Beach, don't forget to stay @ Oceanlakes in Surfside Beach. If you like all the amenities, it's the best, JMHO after 9 yrs staying there. Good luck and travel safe.
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Welcome to the forum. Rv looks great. Love your dogs. They are adorable. Glad you could join us.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #11
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Things are coming along nicely, and tonight we made the switch back to looking for a trailer for the sidecar. My wife realized we would have to travel Everywhere in the camper,since we would have nothing else to ride in, if we left the motorcycle home.

So..the trailer search is back on! YaY!

Replaced that old humming converter tonight. What a difference! I think we just gained 2 mpg's with the weight savings! And the new one is virtually silent, charges the batteries with one of three different amperages, and has a little remote to tell what charging mode it is in.

Fired up the generator tonight and realized that needs a bit of love, also. Well, at least it runs!But doesn't idle down. I thought it was gonna blow up!

A question about the generator: Does the generator usually require that the RV's engine be running before it can be started? This is the case with ours.

Thanks again for the welcomes,eh?

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