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Old 02-06-2021, 05:33 PM   #1
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Bought a new Coachman Leprechaun 319 MB, 33'. We fly to Dallas next weekend to look it over spend the night and drive it back to North Dakota. It is an RV so I'm expecting some issues but looking forward to being on the road. I'm spending a lot of time looking at:
1) RV trip programs and if it is worth?
2) What clubs show we consider?
3) Also looking at extended service warranty options. Who are some good companies to consider?
I appreciate any comments on anything. Thanks.

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

Congrats on the new rig! Be safe, have fun, and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:09 PM   #3
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Have it winterized before you leave, it's supposed to be in the 20's here at night next week. Stay at hotels on the way home I guess.



1). Get a Garmin RV GPS.
2). Good Sam gets you 10% discount at RV Parks and CampingWorld/Gander. FMCA has a decent Roadside Assistance plan.
3). You will find many opinions on extended warranty insurance.
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Old 02-07-2021, 08:26 AM   #4
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Bought a new Coachman Leprechaun 319 MB, 33'. We fly to Dallas next weekend to look it over spend the night and drive it back to North Dakota. It is an RV so I'm expecting some issues but looking forward to being on the road. I'm spending a lot of time looking at:

1) RV trip programs and if it is worth?

2) What clubs show we consider?

3) Also looking at extended service warranty options. Who are some good companies to consider?

I appreciate any comments on anything. Thanks.



Scott


With our old coach if we were traveling in freezing weather we would winterize the coach and not use the onboard water system until we reached warm weather. We use bottled water and flushed the toilet with windshield washer antifreeze. However, our new coach has a heated basement so we fill the fresh water tank and use on- board water.
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:48 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new rig!

1) do you have a smart phone??? All you need is the free App RV Parky... CGs, trips, low clearance . When we get close to a large city we use Waze for traffic and detours if necessary.

2) Passport America half price CGs. 3 uses and it’s paid for itself.

3) You need a law degree to understand an extend warranty contract... to many exceptions.
60+ years and never bought an extended warranty on anything. OK, I did just buy travel insurance (first time ever) for some cruises mainly because of the current Corona issue.

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You may not like my warranty answer above do here’s a thread on them...happy reading. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/ext...ty-499969.html
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:38 AM   #7
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Scott -

Congrats on your new purchase and welcome to the forum!

Sounds like you will be hitting winter right when it is the coldest! It is supposed to be cold all the way down to Dallas and will be freezing for your entire trip back north. Are you sure you don't want to head south for a couple of nights into the heart of Texas to warm up and shake out the MH before heading north?

As noted, you can still stay in the MH in freezing weather so long as you are careful with your water system. As you are flying in, you will have to pick up necessities like a dump slinky and a drinking hose (maybe heated). Cooking utensils may be limited but you can eat out and microwave as needed. You can use the refrigerator and bathroom but consider flushing with antifreeze. Watch the weather forecast and plan your trip to minimize travel in snow and wind if possible. Make sure you get a full propane tank as you will be using it a lot for heat on your trip north. You should be able to set it to a lower temperature and use it while driving.

Good luck and safe travels!
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Thanks for the advice. The unit is winterized and I'm not going to use the water system this time. I need to head back south in a couple of months so I plan to stop back at the dealer to fix anything that is not working right. I'm not sure if we'll even stay over night in the MH on the drive back to ND? As long as the heater in the works and maybe the furnace or fireplace work we'll be ok. We can't wait for it to warm up a bit so we can get the bugs out. I'm not new to camping but knew to a MH.
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