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Old 08-15-2014, 02:16 AM   #1
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First trip success

Well, as a newbeys,my wife,daughters and I successfully completed our first trial run in our THOR ACE 30.2.
We only traveled a couple of hours from S/W Ohio to Southern Indiana on the Ohio river. great trip. No issues. All hook ups successful. R/V was outstanding.
The Ford gas V10 did very well as I could tell.
Using the open air antenna in a rural area was challening,but expected. But even that wasnt all bad. We didnt go to watch TV. The storage units proved
perfect with more than enough room. I was actually somewhat glad it rained for awhile so I could inspect it for dryness...no water.
Look forward to venturing out further after first service run.
Blessings to all!
The Riggs'
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:57 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your maiden voyage and glad you had a great time.

This is the first year we have owned our motorhome, and we also decided to take a few short trips to shake down the rig...

which quickly turned into a 1,000 mile trip.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:17 PM   #3
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We too did our first trip. I installed a backup camera while on the road; added roof fan enclosures, and resealed the front markers light as they filled with water. Only did 150 miles but average 10 mpg, with a toad,
in our 2014 Four Winds 26A with the E350 V-10.

Congrats Tim on your first trip.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:15 PM   #4
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..... I was actually somewhat glad it rained for awhile so I could inspect it for dryness...no water.
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It rained on our first couple trips, and I'll admit to having the same wierd joy! I actually test drove it in a thunderstorm so i caould see how well it handled in the wind.... Positives to every negative!

I'm glad it went well for you!
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:13 AM   #5
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congrats... about to do the same next weekend in our 30.2.
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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Must be a trend we took our Four Winds 23u for test run about 100 miles stayed overnight. It was great and everything worked great. Doing a second run Saturday.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:37 PM   #7
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Awesome you guys!!! I try to put owning an RV into the perspective of being on a ship( spent 4 yrs in Coast Guard years ago). Many systems on board,and anything can happen.
Dont become discouraged. Learn to fix minor things . I've spent more time studying my coach than driving it so far. Makes life alot easier.
Happy travels!!!
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #8
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Congrats you guys! Hope it provides many more years of travels and happy camping. Know what you mean Tim about spending the time studying the manuals and bells and whistles!
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