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Old 12-04-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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We are in oour early 70's and purchased an 04 35 ft Dolphin. We are new to RVing and plan on taking a 3 or 4 month long sortie to explore this great country. Will be starting in Okahumpka Fl and taking a northern route toward Seattle. Then come back via a southern route. Seeking any advice from more experienced RVers. Also, where would I go to find repair tips for Ford Workhorse engine?
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:00 PM   #2
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DadyO,

Welcome to the Forum! There is a search engine here that you can enter a question on and it will direct you to an answer. YouTube is also great at showing you how to fix things and about anything RV.

First of all, how old are the tires on the rig? Are they original? If so, they need to be replaced. Anything over 7 to 8 years needs to be replaced. They will still look good but they are not. Don't take the chance.

Since you are new, I would suggest an in-line water filter and a in-line water pressure gauge. Sometimes CGs (campgrounds) have dirty water and high pressures. Just protects your rig a bit and your water doesn't stain as bad. These items can be picked up at Walmart for about $40. for both

When done using your rig and leaving it sitting for a week or more, make sure to empty the hot water heater or your water will stink really bad. Do this every time you park it for awhile.

Chevy Workhorse??? Ford V-10?????

Use plenty of water in your black tank to keep the solids from getting dry. Basically, every time that you empty the black tank add several gallons of water to keep things liquefied. Usually you don't empty the tanks until they are 2/3rds to 3/4ths full. If we are parked for a while, we open the grey tank and let it drain but the black is kept shut until it is close to full. I then close the grey tank and let it fill a bit. Empty the black and follow with the grey. You don't need the RV toilet paper, anything that breaks up in water will work. If it says on the package that it is safe with septic fields, it will work. Just make sure you use plenty of water.

Check out a thread called "RV Fixes for Newbies & Oldies". Fairly new but some good info there.

Best of Luck, Lynne
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:30 PM   #3
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

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Welcome aboard from Oregon!!!!
The only thing I can suggest is reversing your route,, southern route west in the spring and run the northern route back to FL in the late summer.
You will have more moderate temps overall to deal with while traveling..
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this place is great

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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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Welcome and congrats on the new rig and new lifestyle.
I too would reverse the route and spend the spring south and the summer north. Remember to enjoy the journey and it is not a race to get some where. Many use the 2-2-2 or a modified version of this (we use the 2.5-3-3 plan). This is keep it to 200 miles a day, stop by 2pm and stay always for at least 2 days if you can. This really works well.
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