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James & Erin

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Our First Purchase
« on: February 26, 2018, 08:49:17 PM »
We finally did it! 

After the better part of a year of research - reading these and other forums, reading consumer guides and reviews, studying specifications side by side (with an excel spreadsheet - I know, "geek"), visiting dealers all over our area, attending a show, renting a Class C for a trial run (7 days from MA to TN to see the eclipse - and it was awesome!).

At long last, we decided to go for it with a 2005 Winnebago Adventurer 35A - we pick up it at the end of the week. 

Shake down run the weekend after, slightly farther afield in April, then a month long trip in July. 

Humanaquarian

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 10:18:22 PM »
Nice! Were inthe same boat. Shakedown trip this weekend! Cheers!
2011 Coachmen 220LE

Free advice -its worth what you paid for it.

Arch Hoagland

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 10:22:39 PM »
James...what engine?
2004 Monaco La Palma 36 DBD
W22, 8.1 gas,  Allison 1000 Transmission
7.1 MPG over 90,000 miles

2000 Lexus RX300, 4020lb
U.S. Gear Braking System

James & Erin

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 05:46:45 AM »

James & Erin

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 05:47:18 AM »
Nice! Were inthe same boat. Shakedown trip this weekend! Cheers!

Awesome!  Safe travels.

Nomadjc

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 05:58:37 AM »
We pick up our first this Saturday.  Our first shakedown trip will be in April (that is when the closer camp grounds open in central NJ). 

Good luck to you and safe travels. 
Retired Army
Home base:  Central New Jersey
2017 Thor Chateau 31W Class C

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 09:23:32 AM »
Before that shakedown cruise, camp overnight in the yard or driveway.  You can learn a lot about what you need to bring with you, and what you know or don't know about operating the RV's systems. Best to get educated before that first road trip!
Gary
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Summers: Black Mountain, NC
Home: Ocala National Forest, FL

James & Erin

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 03:42:02 PM »
Before that shakedown cruise, camp overnight in the yard or driveway.  You can learn a lot about what you need to bring with you, and what you know or don't know about operating the RV's systems. Best to get educated before that first road trip!

The plan was a site about 40 miles away - not quite in the backyard, but close enough in case anything goes pear-shaped.  Failing that, I will camp in my parking lot if need be ;-)

jackiemac

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 12:10:23 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.  Hope you have a blast checking out your new purchase, congratulations... :D
Jackie n Steve - Happy Scottish Travellers

2017 Heartland Sundance 288rls
2016 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4L Hemi

Back home in Scotland awaiting May 2019

James & Erin

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Re: Our First Purchase
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 07:28:58 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.  Hope you have a blast checking out your new purchase, congratulations... :D

Thanks!  We are still awaiting delivery.  Delay to ship instrument cluster to ModuleMasters ...  :-\