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Old 05-30-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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Picking up my new/used first MH this week

We've talked about it for a couple years and decided to purchase our first MH. 2003 National Dolphin 6320 LX 34'. Only 13k Miles in real nice shape. Heading to Bodega Bay, CA next weekend w/ 6 other couples w/ RV's. We have dogs and wanted to be able to bring them in a little more comfort...

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Old 05-30-2014, 02:09 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on you MH. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy ours.

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Old 05-30-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new (to you) Motorhome. We hope you have many miles of good times.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:24 PM   #4
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Welcome and congrats on the MH. Happy Camping....
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:33 PM   #5
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:38 PM   #6
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It is alway a exciting moment to bring that first one home... congratulations ...remember to take a few days before the trip to move into your new RV and try out every feature. Best to get advice before that frustration begins....than after you are tense. Camping in your driveway can be exciting too. I still move into the RV a week before a trip for a day or so and make sure it is all running to my satisfaction. Gives me time to assure a safe and uneventful travel.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:51 PM   #7
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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to a great lifestyle.
You did not mention if you have experience driving a large vehicle, so I will assume (yea, I know) that you don't. If true, I recommend a couple of hours in a parking lot before you go with your friends.

First: Find a light pole in a unused area of the parking lot. Practice parking next to the pole (all 4 sides!) until you can park the vehicle within 1 foot of the pole. Get out and look each time you pull up to the pole.

Next: Designate a double length parking spot with cones or cans and practice backing into that spot from different angles, including a 90 degree angle. Try not to put any part of the motorhome over any line. Use your wife as a spotter. Then change places and spot for your wife. Decide on hand signals to use and let the spotter help guide the driver in.

Lastly: When driving down the road, remember to plant the crack of your butt on the left hand edge of the oil slick in the lane. you will always be in the right spot on the road. And remember the rear wheels track inside the turn of the front wheels. So don't run over a gas pump.

Have Fun.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:06 PM   #8
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Glad to have you here with us. There's always a lot of excitment with a new MH.

Happy Trails!!!!
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Welcome to IRV2 and Congrats on the new to you MH...
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch!

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:51 AM   #12
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Welcome to the family. Hope you enjoy your mh
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