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Old 10-09-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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New to forum, new to RV-ing with old RV

In August (2014) kind of on a whim, we purchased a 1997 35' Winnebago Adventurer. We tested it on about a 500 mile round trip to Mayport Naval Station a couple of weeks ago, except I followed in our SUV, since my husband had appointments in Jacksonville. I still do not know what it will be like to travel in it on I-75 a road that I do not like. Next time we go, it will be minus a follow vehicle on that dread road. So......we will see.

I have gone from clueless as to just about everything motorhome, to feeling like I could "man" a technical assistance hotline and have come to know the workings of the systems more than I ever imagined or wanted. It all started when I checked the radiator fluid and oil levels and found both low. I put the funnel in the radiator and went off to search for some oil and antifreeze. Since we had no oil, my husband went to the store and purchased a couple of quarts. Unfortunately, when he came back with the oil, I was not at the front of the vehicle and he poured oil into the radiator..

This began the journey of "discovery". Today I discovered how much it sucks to have a Norcold refrigerator. I spent days reading, searching, testing and dismantling things to find out why the fridge quit working the first week of ownership. I was pretty happy to find out it seemed like the front "eyebrow" control board needed to be replaced. Easy, just unplug old and plug in a new. Except there is no replacement part available on the planet. Now I totally understand why Norcold draws so much criticism and I am chiming in!

Other than not having a fridge, the RV is really nice and we are looking forward to our next trip.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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YES! One more unsuspecting person to staff the "How The Heck Do I Fix THIS" hotline. . . . . Just what the psychiatrist recommended for me !

Welcome to the site, your shift on the Hotline starts right now!

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Old 10-09-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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It's amazing just how fast you can get into the swing of things.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:41 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum....If you ever get stumped there are a lot of people here that can help out with useful information..

Safe and Happy Travels.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:47 PM   #5
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new to you rig. Best of luck on the refrig. Hope these will just seem like bumps in the road soon. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
Have a wonderful day!
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #6
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here!

Congrats on the new Adventurer! I'm sure you'll get all the bugs out soon and be on the road again!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #7
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Welcome and glad to meet you!
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:34 PM   #8
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Welcome to the irv2 gang and congrats on your Winnebago Adventurer purchase! We're glad you decided to join this community. I'm sure glad that Bruce has already assigned you to hotline duty...I've been saving up a list of oddball questions for some unsuspecting soul...uh, I mean helpful enthusiast.

Enjoy this community....lots of great folks here!
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
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Already enjoying the camaraderie and humor. Thanks All!
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:20 AM   #10
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Welcome to the Forum and we hope you have many great camping adventures. Feel free to help out with any comments. Best of luck.

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