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TandI Travel 12-17-2013 10:28 PM

Newbies Tom and Iryna (TandI Travels)
 
Thanks for having a site like this for learning. We are new in every way to the motorhome life style. Just drove or Honda fit from Seattle, WA area to Golden, CO. and purchased our 2013 Thor Hurricane 29X. Having never driven a motorhome before, let alone a Class A, I was sweaty palms and nervous. I think I stayed that way the whole first day driving back. I have been doing a lot of reading a research on what to do and things to do, but reading and doing are two different beasts. Anyway I wanted to say hello and have several questions, just need the right area to post them. Thanks, Tom

frankdamp 12-17-2013 10:36 PM

Welcome to you both. You'll soon get the hang of it. We started out with a 26' Class C but graduated to a 32' Class A. Fortunately, I got a couple of years post-Boeing retirement as a transit coach driver. After horsing a 40' coach through downtown Everett at 5:00 pm, the Class A was not an issue.

sswilson 12-17-2013 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TandI Travel (Post 1848715)
Thanks for having a site like this for learning. We are new in every way to the motorhome life style. Just drove or Honda fit from Seattle, WA area to Golden, CO. and purchased our 2013 Thor Hurricane 29X. Having never driven a motorhome before, let alone a Class A, I was sweaty palms and nervous. I think I stayed that way the whole first day driving back. I have been doing a lot of reading a research on what to do and things to do, but reading and doing are two different beasts. Anyway I wanted to say hello and have several questions, just need the right area to post them. Thanks, Tom

Welcome to the forum. Driving will become easier as time goes on. Luckily I used to drive large gravel and delivery trucks. The class A with toad is easy to drive.

You should post some pics of your new rig.

TandI Travel 12-18-2013 12:49 AM

Thanks for the welcome!
 
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Here's a picture of our MH with toad coming back from CO.

JohnRR 12-18-2013 04:37 AM

:welcome:
Enjoy your learning curve.

CLIFFTALL 12-18-2013 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by TandI Travel (Post 1848801)
Here's a picture of our MH with toad coming back from CO.

Welcome to irv2. Enjoy your travels.

Cliff

Steve N Sal 12-18-2013 04:57 AM

Welcome to the forum and glad you found us. Congrats on a great looking coach. Enjoy all your future travels and Be Safe. :thumb:

huntnski 12-18-2013 05:50 AM

Good looking rig, you'll get better with each trip just take it slow and easy. Welcome!

bdickson 12-18-2013 05:54 AM

:welcome:

aschuh53 12-18-2013 06:14 AM

welcome to irv2

wildmandmc 12-18-2013 06:24 AM

we all were "new bee's" at one point, always better to ask then to end up in a bad situation. as for posting questions at bottom is a quick jump to any forum. select proper forum and then click new thread. always someone that can answer questions. since being here i have learned a lot an helped in returned. its always a 2 way st. enjoy the new mh.

Medico 12-18-2013 11:20 AM

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...298df81aed.gif Welcome and glad to meet you!

MSHappyCampers 12-18-2013 05:01 PM

Hi Tom! Welcome to IRV2! We're glad you joined the gang! :rofl:

Congrats on the new rig! Hope you enjoy the forum!

BTW- the sweaty hands will go away very soon!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless! :thumb::D



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! :dance::dance:

Chiefbvfd 12-19-2013 07:12 AM

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new good looking rig...:)

Cart 12-31-2013 01:26 PM

Welcome Tom and Iryna,
We have a 2013 Hurricane 34E, we have had it almost a year and have enjoyed our trips. I understand about the driving. I had the same sweaty hands for a while. You may want to do a search on the “cheap handling fix”. It is a simple mod and it really made a difference in the way the RV handled especially when the big trucks passed. I also installed the steer safe unit just for some added safety SteerSafe.com | Superior Steering Control. We took a 3500 plus trip this summer through the western states and didn’t have any problems. My wife was nervous about the mountains but we took it easy and all was fine. I have started to do some interior mods to our coach (it is just the wife, me and our pup) as we found the couch not as comfortable as we would like. I am in the process of taking the couch and booth out and replacing them with recliners and a small table and chairs.


Have a wonderful time and enjoy the ride.

Jim, Ginny and Abbie

TandI Travel 01-01-2014 01:52 PM

Thanks Cart for the steering fix tips!

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Originally Posted by Cart (Post 1864490)
Welcome Tom and Iryna,
We have a 2013 Hurricane 34E, we have had it almost a year and have enjoyed our trips. I understand about the driving. I had the same sweaty hands for a while. You may want to do a search on the “cheap handling fix”. It is a simple mod and it really made a difference in the way the RV handled especially when the big trucks passed. I also installed the steer safe unit just for some added safety SteerSafe.com | Superior Steering Control. We took a 3500 plus trip this summer through the western states and didn’t have any problems. My wife was nervous about the mountains but we took it easy and all was fine. I have started to do some interior mods to our coach (it is just the wife, me and our pup) as we found the couch not as comfortable as we would like. I am in the process of taking the couch and booth out and replacing them with recliners and a small table and chairs.


Have a wonderful time and enjoy the ride.

Jim, Ginny and Abbie



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