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Old 04-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hi! From New Hampshire...

Not exactly newbies; I've read the forums off and on for a couple of years while working on and using our first MH, a 1984 Pace Arrow that we partially remodeled. I called it our "dress rehearsal" in RVing-- got acquainted with repairs, maintenance, and upgrades in an older, low-cost used coach. Had some fun for a few years with it, camping and traveling to a few of my wife's craft events.

This year, the Pace Arrow was going to need more time than I had to get in shape, so we had to say farewell and sell it -- which made way for our new-to-us 1992 Winnebago Adventurer! No slides, nothing overly fancy, but it's in great shape and very solid and comfortable. I'll probably have a question or two here and there, but we're also familiar with DIY repairs and upgrades, so we can offer what we've learned along the way.

See you on the road and maybe at some knitting/fiber festivals up in New England!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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Work on the old Pace Arrow included converting the twin beds into a full bed that could be lifted up for storage, painting the old, dark wood color paneling to a lighter color, new subfloor and tile instead of carpet, plumbing repairs, new stove and a residential fridge, and the big one -- replacing all the rear fuel lines without dropping the tank by building an access panel covered by the new floor! All the work done would've cost a small fortune if we paid somebody to do it! It helps that I have good skills in mechanical work and typical handyman stuff... And I've had to go back over "professional" jobs so many times to clean up after shortcuts that I've lost count...

Kind of nice with the Winnie -- everything's in good order, just detailing and customizing to do. And some seriously big fresh water and holding tanks compared to the old Pace Arrow -- much better for weekending at events where there's no hookups.
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Hi Eric & Holly! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us!

Congrats on the new rig! Hope you enjoy it and enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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