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Old 09-18-2016, 10:28 PM   #1
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Question Going to be a newebie

Getting ready to head down to pick up my (new) 2016 Forest River Legacy. Other than "never be in a hurry" what's the one thing you wish you knew before you picked up your first coach?

My wife and I are retired and hope to see most of the US over the next few years, including Alaska. We currently live in Alabama, but being retired USAF people, we've also lived in MO, MS, HI. as well as Korea, PI, and Germany.
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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!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:30 AM   #4
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Well, Lucky You,

I am going to give you the advise I give to all new RV and boat owners.
Spend the first night aboard at home. In your slip or driveway or whatever.
You will be on a vertical part of your learning curve, so be someplace that problems can easily be accommodated.

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Old 09-19-2016, 11:47 AM   #5
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Download and read the owner's manual(s) before you pick up the coach. Make a list of questions you want to ask and make sure they are answered to your satisfaction.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:27 PM   #6
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I agree, read your manual and try everything out at home before heading out. You don't want to look like a newbie at the campground even though you might be! Have fun and happy travels. If you're ever in CA wave as you pass through the central valley.
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Thanks for the welcome and the tips


Thanks for welcoming us and the good advice.

I've downloaded the owner's manual and am reading through it.

We'll be spending a day or two in the dealers RV park before we hit the road in order to get familiar with the coach and catch the first (of, I hope, not too many) things that need to be fixed and should have been caught before we picked it up.

Since we're picking up in Tampa and I want to get to Key West, we'll hit the Everglades and then out to the Keys. If something new pops up, we'll be heading back through the dealer's lot on the way home. Looking forward to our first of many adventures.

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