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Old 02-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Newbees need a little help

Hi, Would like to say hello from Metro Atlanta area, Georgia. We in our 30s with two children (8 and 10) and brand new RV owners. We have always wanted an RV but just never expected to be able to buy it until retirement.

I guess wet behind the ears is an understatement for us because we know very little right now about RVs but I have a feeling the friendly folks here at irv2 can help us along the way. We have recently purchased a 1987 Fleetwood Bounder 31' RV. It is fully equip with it's original package and in beautiful condition. Just got 6 brand new tires as a precaution. I would love advice on what else may be a good idea to replace as good precautionary measures. The 6500 Generator works well and engine and transmission are smooth. Drives very well and was taken well care of. Though owner was is longer able to drive it often, he still made sure to weatherize and maintain it. It has about 78K miles and has only minor exterior flaws. I feel like we basically got this little vintage treasure for a steal at only 3500. If you have tips or advice please feel free to post.


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Old 02-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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Hi Holly:

If you have the time can you post pictures?
There is a great group of RV owners on here.
If you have any questions, either post them with as much information as possible or do a search for the same.
You made a wise choice to put new shoes on your Bounder and it sounds like the previous owner kept it maintained so get out and make memories with it.
Enjoy your Bounder often even if its just to go and watch your kids games.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #4
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Here are some pics

Ok I think I have a few pics added below. If not oops. Two are of our new RV and the last is it's new favorite occupants.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:01 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and it does look nice. We just sold our 87 Allegro to our friends and upgraded to a 2003 Class C. Make sure you have the brakes inspected, have hoses and belts checked, also the radiator. For a couple hundred bucks (unless you are able to do it) it will save you later. Been there done that. If everything is as you say on the condition of your MH the price was very good.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Congratulations on your new rig. I think it's great that you are doing this while your kids are small. They will have a great time I'm sure.
As stated above, get everything checked. I bought my rig last year. I had all the belts, hoses and fluids changed. It a piece of mind well worth the price especially with your kids on board. Your DW will also appreciate it. Enjoy yourselves and happy travels.
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Hi Holly! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad to have you with us!

Congrats on the new rig! It sounds like you really did get a "steal"!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Hi Holly and welcome! That's a great looking rig, and your kiddos are precious. Be sure to check out the other sections of the forum, and as you have specific questions just post them up in the appropriate area and we will try to help. Have fun.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #10
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Hi Holly, welcome to the site, looks like your ready to enjoy some good family adventures this year. Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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Nice looking rig. Price looks good too! Checking things as suggested above needs to be done. Suggest you take it somewhere close to home and stores on its maiden voyage. Take a pad and pen with you to make notes on what you forgot to put in. LOL
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Great looking machine, looks meticulously maintained. Best of luck and welcome!
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You all are going to have a blast and make awesome memories!
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Hi Holly
Like the others have stated you will need to go thru everything with a fine tooth comb.It is better to do it now than to be on the side of a road wondering why you didn't check what broke.IMHO. Good Luck and Many Safe and Happy Miles and Smiles.
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