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jymbee

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The first few months with your new motorhome?
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:42:43 PM »
Given all the horror stories I've read online regarding troubles with new RVs right off the lot, I'm wondering about the experiences folks here have had after purchasing their new (or used) RV-- especially the first few months? Seems to be the consensus that there will be issues given the relative complexity of these rigs, but some of the sagas one reads about makes you wonder just what percentage of new buyers have had few problems.

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 10:15:21 PM »
My experience has been great! All depends on the care and research. Educate yourself, get an inspection, set a budget etc...
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 07:41:12 AM »
We've bough two used motorhomes plus one brand new one.   The first used one had no problems at all on delivery and only the usual ongoing stuff while we owned it. The second one [new] had 40+ issues  when we did the pre-delivery inspection but 98% of those got fixed by the time we took possession 2 days later. It suffered another 17 problems in the first 10 months & 15k miles of ownership and we ended up going back to the factory to get it squared away. The third used one worked pretty well except for a defective leveling system that the factory later replaced for free under a service campaign.

We've also bought several used trailers and had few problems.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 07:48:22 AM »
You get a lot more RV buying used than new. Typically the used ones have the warranty bugs all worked out.

If you get an RV it's critical to use it right away and test all systems so you know what you are dealing with.  ;D
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 07:52:47 AM »
We purchased our motorhome new, and after a few months use we had a punch list of about a dozen items. Nothing serious, and we had no issues with warranty service. I was disappointed at the time, but all things considered, not a big deal.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 08:11:38 AM »
We have bought three motor homes over the past 10 years. The first was 12 years old and never a problen. The second was about ten years newer and had no problems either and finally our current dp that was purchased about 1.5 years old (4, 000 miles) and also had no issues fer he first couple of years.

Incidentally, the first two were the only ones we looked at during the buying process and the third was bought sight unseen although we had looked at a similar new unit and actually shopped for it.

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 08:55:01 AM »
We have had many towable RVs new and used.  We bought our motorhome used, and truly the only "horror" stories we had were the Dealer - Camping World.  Some things were broke they hid from us (frozen ice maker solenoid), some things broke during the PDI, and some things were found broken when we got home. 

In our one return trip for "we owe" on the contract to fix the AC, we were truly treated as sub-fungus.  After 30 days of getting beat on by them, my smiling attitude left me and the DW and I decided to take on a new posture and never look back:  I cancelled the lame warranty through them, took the rig from their shop, and never returned.   Our experience since then has been fantastic with our used rig.  I fix things myself, I do my own improvements, and it stays in a garage when I'm not using it rather than a Dealer service lot.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 11:02:41 AM »
We've bough two used motorhomes plus one brand new one.   The first used one had no problems at all on delivery and only the usual ongoing stuff while we owned it. The second one [new] had 40+ issues  when we did the pre-delivery inspection but 98% of those got fixed by the time we took possession 2 days later. It suffered another 17 problems in the first 10 months & 15k miles of ownership and we ended up going back to the factory to get it squared away. The third used one worked pretty well except for a defective leveling system that the factory later replaced for free under a service campaign.

We've also bought several used trailers and had few problems.

That would seem to be a relatively acceptable success rate. As for new vs used I'm wondering if the old adage "they don't make 'em like the used to" has any merit? One would think that each new model improves on previous models but at least with many other euipment I've bought over the years it seems to be just the opposite.

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 11:04:40 AM »
We have bought three motor homes over the past 10 years. The first was 12 years old and never a problen. The second was about ten years newer and had no problems either and finally our current dp that was purchased about 1.5 years old (4, 000 miles) and also had no issues fer he first couple of years.

Incidentally, the first two were the only ones we looked at during the buying process and the third was bought sight unseen although we had looked at a similar new unit and actually shopped for it.

Ernie

Wow-- are you for hire as a purchasing agent??   ;D

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 12:20:34 PM »
We're on our third Class A in 23 years, and we owned a cab-over camper before that. All three motorhomes were less than two years old when we bought them. None had any chassis issues, but all three had some minor House issues when we took delivery. I was able to fix them all in short order, at very little expense.

I've always felt that if you're even moderately handy, you can save yourself a lot of time, heartache and money by taking care of most things yourself - even if the RV is new. No, you shouldn't have to repair anything on a new RV, but that's pretty pie in the sky. It can be a PITA to schedule an appointment, take the RV to a repair shop, then pick it up again - especially when the RV is 43 feet long and the shop is across town.

Another real benefit of doing things yourself is what you learn about your RV. That knowledge base builds on itself, so if you're stuck somewhere with a serious problem, you might be able to take care of it yourself.

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 01:28:14 PM »
I've had 2 new class C RVs in the last 2 years. The first a 2016 Thor Freedom Elite, had 1 problem, a bad water heater igniter. The second, a 2017 Jayco Redhawk has had 1 problem also, but when you drive off from a campground with the awning still out, I have had trouble trying to find a way to blame that on Jayco. Both RVs were near the cheapest RVs you could buy, and yet I have had very little trouble with either one. I did lose a little money trading the first for the second, but as they say " floorplan, floorplan, floorplan".
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 01:45:03 PM »
I think Kevin has some good advise. If you can't or don't want to do a lot of the work yourself it will be quite expensive to have everything done by others. Down the road from me is a Rev Group repair facility, I believe labor starts at $150.00 an hour.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 07:33:32 AM »
We are now a year in with our 2017 Minnie Winnie.  I'm very pleased to report that we had only one warranty issue, which didn't cause us any actual inconvenience.  One wall panel in the bedroom was pretty loose, but our dealer fixed it quickly and well. 

I admit to a few worries about buying new, with everything that I've read about new coach issues.  Fortunately, it worked out about as well as I could have hoped, and personally, I'm glad we went with Winnebago.  Plus, we did a thorough PDI before signing off, thanks to checklists from this site.  Everything checked out very well, but we never thought to try and shake each wall panel.  ;-)

Overall, it was a very positive experience, and we're pretty happy with General RV and very happy with our coach.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018, 11:05:54 AM »
The second, a 2017 Jayco Redhawk has had 1 problem also, but when you drive off from a campground with the awning still out, I have had trouble trying to find a way to blame that on Jayco.

There's probably attorneys out there that would take your case!  :)

That's gotta' be an awful feeling-- "what's that noise?" as you pull out. Haven't done exactly that but have to admit I have done a number of quite similar things myself...

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2018, 03:11:43 PM »
I can't even begin to put a number on how many issues I've had with our new unit.  Thinking back, I would be very hard pressed to list everything that I have fixed or modded on the unit.

Most were minor and I just took care of them myself.....So many loose screws, misaligned door latches (that were not that way for the PDI), broken or misaligned drawer slides, and on and on.....  I think taking care of these things myself is a big reason my experience wasn't the nightmare you read about.  For those that have to take their rigs into a dealer for every little thing loose the use of their rigs for so long through that process that things just seem so much worse.....

I had my share of more significant issues too, some of which I still just took care of myself...including one major leak I didn't find till it was out of warranty (although I'm pretty sure it had been happening since I bought the thing.

I did have a few things done under warranty, the biggest was a leak and rot, and that was a nightmare because of the down time
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2018, 06:40:11 PM »
We had a few relatively minor issues fixed by dealer. Key is to have a good dealer I think it makes a difference.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2018, 08:51:39 PM »
Reading some of the post reminded me of the last coach and when I asked the dealer about the warranty he said it extended. I said what do you mean it extended? It extended to the curb once you were off the property so was the warranty.  Well at least they were telling the truth. ;D
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2018, 06:39:00 AM »
Out of 3 new, very minor problems on 2 and major problems on one.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2018, 07:35:43 AM »
Reading some of the post reminded me of the last coach and when I asked the dealer about the warranty he said it extended. I said what do you mean it extended? It extended to the curb once you were off the property so was the warranty.  Well at least they were telling the truth. ;D
Bill
That was generous.  Many have no implied warranty even on the lot.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2018, 12:08:30 PM »
That was generous.  Many have no implied warranty even on the lot.
Like I said at least they were honest. They did fix many things before I took delivery. Including pulling the generator  and sending it to Cummins because they needed to replace the radiator.
I appreciate a honest answer even if it isn't the one I want to hear.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2018, 12:14:11 PM »
There's probably attorneys out there that would take your case!  :)

That's gotta' be an awful feeling-- "what's that noise?" as you pull out. Haven't done exactly that but have to admit I have done a number of quite similar things myself...

What's that noise was exactly what I said. The awning didn't survive the first telephone pole
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 12:52:31 PM »
You may think we are crazy, but we took delivery April 26, 2016 of our Dutchstar and left for Alaska on the 30th. Only one minor repair by Freighliner in Rapid City completed while we waited.

The remaining warranty stuff which was minor we had completed by the dealership when we got back after almost 15,000 miles.

We now have almost 30,000 miles and are leaving for Alaska on April 30 of this year.

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 04:08:07 PM »
So far, so good.  We bought used, a 2009 Monaco Dynasty with the ISM500 Cummins.  Much less than half the cost of buying new, much less.  Had it professionally inspected.  Nothing major, biggest issue an oil leak from what appears to be the mounting gasket on the compressor, six weeks out for Cummins to replace  >:( , and needed two new tires for the front.  Needs some TLC, but solid otherwise.  Was taken care of on the outside, most think it's brand new.  We plan to upgrade the appliances even though they all work, due to amount of money we saved by not buying new.  Biggest complaint, salesmen, most of the time if their mouth is open, they're lying.  Bought an extended warranty to use just in case, but it will be cancelled soon.  Put 2500 miles on the coach driving home and we'll put another 2500 next month, if no engine/transmission problems, the we'll cancel the warranty.  We almost went with buying new, but so glad we waited, found the floor plan we were looking for and enough motor for the toad.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2018, 04:29:39 PM »
   Purchased a very gently used rental 2017 Thor Chateau 23u on a 2016 Ford E450 chassis in November. Spent about 8 hours of PDI where a couple of minor issues were resolved and a ton of learning was accomplished.
   Issues, enhancements, education since then:
   Learned it has a low tolerance to wind. Yea, I have read all the posts on how to fix this. They are on my TODO list.
   Skylight over the shower broke when a tiny tree branch glanced at it. The original material is super thin. Just replaced it with a much thicker, lower profile skylight. I am optimistic.
   Fixed lots of noise generators. Worst was a metal panel on the bottom of the RV door. Rebuilt the squeaky, broken microwave mounting fascia.
   Tons of factory build debris. The factory never cleaned up after drilling a hole, stripping a wire, clipping a zip tie (if they even clipped it), etc. Never got cleaned up over 9 months, 9k miles of rental. Still finding new places for debris to hide.
   Set my Wrangler up as a TOAD including Invisibrake system. This included running a brake indicator light from the TOAD to the dash of the RV. Interesting in routing the wire. In the process blew the fuse for the emergency start relay. Finding the fuse hidden deep in the bowels under the hood was almost the hardest part.
   Added 12v and USB ports at the back by the bed and by the dinette. Discovered good ground points do not exist. I added a couple of grounding strips. I did find a couple of 12v fuses that were unused. One is now in use. Added clock, indoor/outdoor thermometer, volt meter.
   Added cup holders to the dinette. Added lots of clothes hooks. Added book/magazine rack above bed. Added removable splash shield between the sink and the bed. Doubles as sink cover.
   Learned that the RV suspension seems to amplify the wash boarding on gravel roads instead of shock absorbing them. Not sure what I can do about that. I now understand why rental companies do not allow off pavement driving.
   While stopping for the night at the top of Vail pass in CO in Nov learned that when the house battery runs down in the middle of the night due to tank heaters being on that the furnace no longer works which leads to water lines freezing. Also learned a similar lesson when leaving the RV for 3 days of backpacking in Death Valley in January that the fridge/freezer also does not work when the house battery runs down. The new solar panel should fix this.
   Added TPMS. Learned a lot about tire pressure behavior from cold to hot.
   Created lots of check lists and dimension dash label.
   When de-winterizing found a water leak in the area going into the water pump. Several learning opportunities here. First, the section leaking was impossible to get to. Ended up cutting an access panel into the dinette seat base. Next, found there is a screen pre-filter just before the pump. It was full of sawdust. Need to watch this in the future. Could not find anything broken. Removed and reinstalled the pre-filter and pex pipe. Leak must have been loose screw-on connections.
   The list goes on and on. In general, lots of learning opportunities and lots of DIY tasks. The only thing I hired out was the solar panel system.
   Would I buy a gently used, non-Cruise America rental again? You bet. It was top end, not stripped down. It was also very well taken care of by the rental company. Be sure to note, it had only 9 months, 9k miles on it.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2018, 05:22:54 PM »
Wow-- proof positive that no matter how thorough a PDI the only way to really know what to expect-- is to drive it and find out.

   Purchased a very gently used rental 2017 Thor Chateau 23u on a 2016 Ford E450 chassis in November. Spent about 8 hours of PDI where a couple of minor issues were resolved and a ton of learning was accomplished.
   Issues, enhancements, education since then:
   Learned it has a low tolerance to wind. Yea, I have read all the posts on how to fix this. They are on my TODO list.
   Skylight over the shower broke when a tiny tree branch glanced at it. The original material is super thin. Just replaced it with a much thicker, lower profile skylight. I am optimistic.
   Fixed lots of noise generators. Worst was a metal panel on the bottom of the RV door. Rebuilt the squeaky, broken microwave mounting fascia.
   Tons of factory build debris. The factory never cleaned up after drilling a hole, stripping a wire, clipping a zip tie (if they even clipped it), etc. Never got cleaned up over 9 months, 9k miles of rental. Still finding new places for debris to hide.
   Set my Wrangler up as a TOAD including Invisibrake system. This included running a brake indicator light from the TOAD to the dash of the RV. Interesting in routing the wire. In the process blew the fuse for the emergency start relay. Finding the fuse hidden deep in the bowels under the hood was almost the hardest part.
   Added 12v and USB ports at the back by the bed and by the dinette. Discovered good ground points do not exist. I added a couple of grounding strips. I did find a couple of 12v fuses that were unused. One is now in use. Added clock, indoor/outdoor thermometer, volt meter.
   Added cup holders to the dinette. Added lots of clothes hooks. Added book/magazine rack above bed. Added removable splash shield between the sink and the bed. Doubles as sink cover.
   Learned that the RV suspension seems to amplify the wash boarding on gravel roads instead of shock absorbing them. Not sure what I can do about that. I now understand why rental companies do not allow off pavement driving.
   While stopping for the night at the top of Vail pass in CO in Nov learned that when the house battery runs down in the middle of the night due to tank heaters being on that the furnace no longer works which leads to water lines freezing. Also learned a similar lesson when leaving the RV for 3 days of backpacking in Death Valley in January that the fridge/freezer also does not work when the house battery runs down. The new solar panel should fix this.
   Added TPMS. Learned a lot about tire pressure behavior from cold to hot.
   Created lots of check lists and dimension dash label.
   When de-winterizing found a water leak in the area going into the water pump. Several learning opportunities here. First, the section leaking was impossible to get to. Ended up cutting an access panel into the dinette seat base. Next, found there is a screen pre-filter just before the pump. It was full of sawdust. Need to watch this in the future. Could not find anything broken. Removed and reinstalled the pre-filter and pex pipe. Leak must have been loose screw-on connections.
   The list goes on and on. In general, lots of learning opportunities and lots of DIY tasks. The only thing I hired out was the solar panel system.
   Would I buy a gently used, non-Cruise America rental again? You bet. It was top end, not stripped down. It was also very well taken care of by the rental company. Be sure to note, it had only 9 months, 9k miles on it.

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2018, 05:57:01 PM »
We bought our first ever rv last fall and just completed our first big trip..
Outside of a few minor "learning experiences" it was awesome.
That said, we researched hard for 3 years before we bought. We knew exactly what we wanted, found and bought used. It was a year and a half old with 15k miles.
No regrets.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2018, 07:39:38 PM »
Found the exact rig we were looking for in AZ and traveled from MN to buy it.
All PDI issues satisfactorily taken care of and no problems on the long trip home.
Now impatiently waiting for the new round of 15" to melt so the fun begins - Organizing and decorating before the May trip.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2018, 09:47:17 PM »
Found the exact rig we were looking for in AZ and traveled from MN to buy it.
All PDI issues satisfactorily taken care of and no problems on the long trip home.
Now impatiently waiting for the new round of 15" to melt so the fun begins - Organizing and decorating before the May trip.

Was the seller a dealer or individual?

Know what you mean about waiting for snow to melt! Looks like we're way ahead of you given most of the main areas are finally bare but still snow in drifts and up in the woods. Not tonight-- they say an ice storm is coming.  >:(

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2018, 10:18:22 PM »
Was the seller a dealer or individual?

Dealer. Lazydays
It actually went smoother than I anticipated.
They were very accommodating and easy to work with.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2018, 04:37:16 AM »
Ours was thru a dealer as well. Midway RV in Grand Rapids Mi. They detailed the coach, changed all fluids and let us stay the night in it on their lot as part of the PDI. First thing next morning our tech was standing at our door with coffees in hand.
It was a great buying experience.
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2018, 06:12:43 PM »
I'm picking up my new coach on April 27, 2018. I am a bit nervous as I am buying the coach sight unseen (except for photos) and a bit over 600 miles away. It is my third new coach in about a ten year period. I am hoping that the coach is as I have been told, and that my PDI and associated repair list is short.

After I pick up my coach I will spend the weekend at a local RV park and if anything is wrong I'll be at the Dealer first thing Monday morning, or traveling home if everything checks out.

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2018, 10:29:05 AM »
I'm picking up my new coach on April 27, 2018. I am a bit nervous as I am buying the coach sight unseen (except for photos) and a bit over 600 miles away. It is my third new coach in about a ten year period. I am hoping that the coach is as I have been told, and that my PDI and associated repair list is short.

After I pick up my coach I will spend the weekend at a local RV park and if anything is wrong I'll be at the Dealer first thing Monday morning, or traveling home if everything checks out.

Ah, I can just imagine the anticipation as that date crawls nearer!  :) Good luck and be sure to come back here and post how things turn out!

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2018, 10:58:47 AM »
Beautiful coach!!! But... do not be too surprised if some 'snooty' RV parks refuse to let you in. They seem to have a thing about class B's not being class A's....
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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2018, 12:28:11 PM »
Beautiful coach!!! But... do not be too surprised if some 'snooty' RV parks refuse to let you in. They seem to have a thing about class B's not being class A's....

I see it this way...my money will spend down the street from Snootyville RV Park too.

Oscar Mike

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2018, 12:34:12 PM »
Ah, I can just imagine the anticipation as that date crawls nearer!  :) Good luck and be sure to come back here and post how things turn out!

Crawls is right, I was supposed to pick up the coach yesterday, however we had a birth in the family this week (twins) and my namesake had a difficult first 48 hours. Now that he is on the right road, I can go get my Motorhome.

It's been about three years of looking, looking, and more looking, followed by more looking, and comparing.

WILDEBILL308

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2018, 02:09:18 PM »
That is the fun of it. Now you are getting what you want. Have fun and let us know how the trip went.
Bill
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Oscar Mike

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2018, 06:25:39 PM »
My first week with my new motorhome has been quite interesting. First of all it fits next to the shop in 3/4 shade throughout the afternoon. Secondly it doesn't fit up the driveway...ouch!$! The driveway and road surface in the Cul-De-Sac are both sloping creating a nice wedge that my 39' motorhome misses by about 8'. We are looking at two options, both fairly expensive but they are long term solutions.

I've made a few repairs, such as the stackable washer/dryer needed to be refastened into its cubby. The turn signal cameras were wired such that the left turn signal activated the right camera and visa versa. I contacted Dynamax directly who responded within a 24 hour period who misdirected me to two different locations looking for the video box (splitter). It was in neither of those locations, and me being the simple person that I am thought to myself where would a video box be. So I look in the video cabinet above the passenger's seat and there it was. I changed the labeled cables and put them into the correct labeled ports and another fix was under my belt.

I met with the concrete contractor today too... gulp!!! 

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Re: The first few months with your new motorhome?
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2018, 09:36:59 PM »
Secondly it doesn't fit up the driveway...ouch!$! The driveway and road surface in the Cul-De-Sac are both sloping creating a nice wedge that my 39' motorhome misses by about 8'. We are looking at two options, both fairly expensive but they are long term solutions.

Seems pretty obvious to me-- you just have to buy a new home with enough space to accommodate your new rig!  ;D