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Old 04-25-2021, 09:54 AM   #1
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As a rock climber, photographer and educator I love to travel and visit places. I spent most of that time in tents and sleeping bags. For a few years, we upgraded to a pop-up camper. I was always on the fence about an RV, but I did always find the convert vans great. (Spent a year living in a van when I was younger. Before Vanlife.)

Over Christmas break, my family and I rented a 24ft Class C to see if it met our needs. We hit the road from Southern California to the North West tip of Washington. (Minus 6 miles because of Covid. To make a long story short, we decided that a class met our family's needs. Wife, 1-year-old son, 5-year old daughter and two small dogs.

We've been shopping around ever since. Yesterday, we drove a 2008 Jamboree 26 J with 48,000 miles off the lot. We'll use it today to outfit and familiarize ourselves with it.

Drove from San Diego to Los Angeles. A very nice ride. I did try to turn the generator on when I go home, but it wouldn't crank even though it turned on with no issues on the lot. (Aux Battery appears dead according to indicator.) I also heard it could be because I am below a 1/4 tank.

Trip to Cosco or Sams for a full tank of gas and a new mattress and we'll go from there. Next week, three days of dry camping to see how it does.

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Old 04-25-2021, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up or add information if you can.

Good luck and continue to enjoy the adventure!
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:14 PM   #5
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Nice to have you here with us.

If you are below 1/4 tank your genny should not run. It is a safety feature which prevents using up all your fuel and the have the engine not start.

Let us know if we can help you.
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