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Oscar Mike

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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.

jymbee

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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!

Alfa38User

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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....
Stu
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"Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advise!!!"

Oscar Mike

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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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Home base Fort Worth, Texas
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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!!! 

jymbee

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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