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Old 02-11-2019, 12:51 AM   #41
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I suppose you have given that hard braking episode to make a turn thing some serious consideration as something you really don't want to repeat. Much better to proceed to the next exit. You are lucky deflated air bags are the worst that happened. Glad to hear that all turned out well.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:34 AM   #42
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Glad you figured it out. Bet it makes you feel loads better! There is quite a learning curve and, at least for me, Iíve really enjoyed learning and stretching my skills as I go. Wonít be long before youíre itching to go out again!
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:41 AM   #43
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In order to not piss off the MH gods, it is an absolute must to sacrifice a beer, or glass of wine along with that chicken. Sorry, if you do not cater to the adult beverage, it is barely ok to pour it out on the ground of your first campsite.
Something like that movie, 'Fences', right?
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:45 AM   #44
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Well, I did about the same thing. I did pull a travel trailer for a couple years, but the MH is different.



I live in Alabama and purchased in South Carolina and drove 36' Windsport home.


You have received all the good driving advice above. Start looking at youtube videos on the different systems in your unit. Don't expect everything to work in your mobile house. Learn to fix things yourself.


Try not to use Camping World. They will have people working on your MH that know less than you do. Also, your MH will spend weeks on their lot before they attempt a repair.



Most Important: Come back to this forum. The info you receive from here is based on people with years of experience and they really care.


Last Thing: Go camping as often as you can. Cook and eat that chicken!
Some reason I keep thinking about the cartoon, 'Super Chicken'. I thought it was funny then, now it means something different. Like grown up funnys.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:55 AM   #45
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Looks like Iíve fallen in with a good group and thank you everyone for your input, suggestions and support. Iím really looking forward to this adventure!

Low Clearances have been mentioned a couple of times. For this initial trip, I plan to stay on Interstate and State Roads so I assume the low clearance problem will be greatly diminished? Specs on the coach specify 11í10Ē (w/AC so letís go with 12í) exterior height, and from what Iíve Googled, minimum height of a bridge on the Interstate is 16í. Is this a safe assumption or is there a nasty surprise waiting for me?

Iím wondering what kind of mapping tools do you all use? I use GAIA GPS when running trails in my Jeep so Iím guessing there must be a map tool available to help RVíers create a safe (low bridge free) route when planning trips into previously untraveled areas?
Saw this happen a few years ago. Spent the night at a hotel, got ready to go next morning and just before we got started a U-haul headed for the hotel entrance and I saw him catch the overhang by the front office. Damage to the hotel, damage to the U-haul, damage to what was inside and for the driver a fervent desire to be anywhere else but there, so pay close attention to height. Heck the noise alone woke everybody up.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:58 AM   #46
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I suppose you have given that hard braking episode to make a turn thing some serious consideration as something you really don't want to repeat.
Indeed I have. No way to justify stupidly, it just happens sometimes.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:44 AM   #47
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Lots of good advice listed previously. And, given your trailer hauling experience, you likely already know and do this. My 2 cents worth is, on Interstates and other multi-lane highways, don't try to keep up with the usual flow of traffic. I stay mostly in the right-hand lane and set speed control around 63 mph. Every RV I've ever driven, over the past 40+ years handles better at that speed, rather than the 70 to 80 mph most cars run on Interstates. Let them blow by you and be prepared for the side winds when the big rigs pass you. You'll also get better mpg, staying under 65. You'll do fine. Safe travels!
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:00 AM   #48
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Amen...
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:02 PM   #49
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Squerly,

I have never had air suspension so I do not know the answer to this question but someone out in cyberspace does. Is it necessary for a realign now that the proper air pressure is restored to the suspension?
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:44 PM   #50
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Squerly,

I have never had air suspension so I do not know the answer to this question but someone out in cyberspace does. Is it necessary for a realign now that the proper air pressure is restored to the suspension?
It's not actually an air suspension system, it's more of a load-leveling system. If you have too much load on one side, pump some air into the bladder(s) until the coach is level.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:14 PM   #51
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[QUOTE=rickymac;165445]All RVer need two things:


1. A sense of humor
2. A good spouse


Fortunately, I traded my spouse in years ago and now have a caring GF who loves to motorcycle, RV, and camp.
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