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Old 03-10-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Well im new at owning a motor home .
What we got is a 2000 tradewinds model 7370 diesel pusher. I really dont know what to expect .i have a travel trailer now but the motor home is kinda ovtr wellming .
And advice anyone can give me i would greatly appericate.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:43 AM   #2
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Hi Randy

Glad to have you here with us. You've come to a great site to get RVing advice. You'll find many helpful people in here. Just ask questions. If you browse the RV forums and Owners forum above you will find good ideas.

I would start with maintenance records. Get them and keep them. Make check lists and use them. Check the ages of your tires. Others will chime in soon with their suggestions.

Best of luck with your new Tradewinds and Happy Trails!!!
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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Hi Randy!

Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Don't worry, you'll be comfortable with it is less time than you think! Keep her between the ditches!

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Old 03-10-2016, 11:50 AM   #4
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pffft... in a month, you'll be whipping that thing around like you were born with it attached to your hands. Just watch out for the "swing". Most newbies don't realize how much the rear end moves further than the wheels. All your trailer experience will cruise you the same.. only more comfortable.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:44 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!!

There have already been many great suggestions.

I agree with others who mentioned checking the age of the tires using the DOT code.

I would also look at the maintenance records that came with your coach (if there are any). I would go through all the mechanical systems (engine, transmission, etc.) starting with those systems that have been the longest since they were serviced.

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Old 03-11-2016, 01:55 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone
Theres so much to learn on a motor home.
Had no idea of all the bells and whistles i will check the tires what i have seen on it there in good fhape no cracking the mortor home we bought if a 2000 national tradewinds 37 ft long model 7370. it has a cat motor its been sitting awhile but for what we paid it was worth it. It has 59076 on it gen has 200 hors on it . It needs a good bath and wax inside needs good detailing. Noticed side rindors are starting to fail.(creeping if you will)
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Thank you very helpfull
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:19 AM   #11
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Thank you everyone picking up m.h this coming week. of course like any new toy with bells and whistles going to have a blast
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