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Old 05-10-2021, 12:59 PM   #1
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Took the Class A plunge

Hello from the Florida Space Coast!


New to iRV2, but not to camping and Motor homes. First came a 1968 Cox pop-up TT, then a 1978 Minnie Winnie Class C, then a Road Trek 2001 Dodge 190P Class B, and finally a new-to-me 2006 Four Winds Hurricane model 30Q Class A! That's a full alphabet!



Bought the 2006 30Q from relative's estate in Feb 2021. Had been in a ditch twice and hit a low hanging limb once. Have replaced busted passenger windshield ($2K), automatic steps ($600), awning ($600), shower skylight ($100), and replaced old CRT TV with new flat screen TV & soundbar ($0) thus far. Going to repair shop to have body work 5/10/21. Budgeting $5000 for body work. Will still have less money in it than miles on it (13,501). New tires were installed 10/2021 and roof was re-coated 12/2021 by previous owner. Runs like a sewing machine, and is easier to drive than our 2001 RoadTrek 190P Dodge class B, although not as fast on the highway. I am comfortable doing 63 mph. Much more than that and it makes too much noise as it rattles down the road. Would like to learn more about steering and handling mods to see if I can coax some extra speed out of the old girl.

Very happy with purchase and have enjoyed working on "The Beast" and learning the systems. In the future, I would like to install a back up camera, replace the passenger rear leveling jack (ripped off in one of the "ditch" episodes) and a 12v to 110v inverter to run fans and the TV/electronics. Right now We're trying to decide what goes where, both inside the coach and underneath. There's a LOT MORE SPACE to fill with "things and stuff" than we had previously in the Roadie!

Would be interested in hearing any ideas and suggestions you (all) may have as we make "The Beast" our own slice of heaven. TIA.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:13 PM   #2
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Welcome! We are sitting outside our class A right now.

It sounds like you have done a lot of work. Some of your dates sound like they are in the future though.


We are currently camping up in North Florida at a state park and the weather is perfect.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:39 PM   #3
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Our 2007 has never been in a ditch but age alone dictates frequent replacement of worn out parts and upgrade of technology. You might find the bad leveler at Lippert and there are a lot of good cameras on Amazon and at Tadibrothers. Post any problems you run into on this site and someone will be glad to help you resolve the issue.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Let the adventure begin!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:31 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum.

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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