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Old 06-28-2010, 03:18 PM   #11
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Everybody thanks so much for the info. I will remember to cover the brakes and go slow down the hills.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:12 PM   #12
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Question?
When do you press the engine brake ? While driving-before a hill or turn it on and leave it on? I wasn't sure so I did not use it. If I go to camp freightliner it will be the same route but just 1 hour further.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #13
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Debbie,
I turn on the engine brake when approaching or in traffic. I would also turn it on when descending hills. Other times, I keep it off. If you use it during straight highway driving, it will kick in every time you take your foot off the accelerator and slow you down and increase fuel usage (rpm's will rise and you will use more fuel).
So, how did your coach behave on the trip? Any problems? Any likes/dislikes?
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:40 PM   #14
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Debbie,
Let us know how Branson is. We'll be heading there the last week of July. Specifically, let us know how tight the roads are. My family is from that area and they love it - nothing better than the Oaks in the Ozarks. If you get a chance, check out Table Rock lake and the flag ship store of Bass Pro Shop (home office is in Springfield, MO). Also, Shepard in the Hills (outdoor venue) is a show not to miss even if it's 90+ degrees... Have fun and safe travels!
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:09 PM   #15
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I love the coach, the driving the living space. It is truly my home away from home.
Tom-It drove easier than I thought. I'll try the engine brake on the next trip. My only dislike is that the overhead cabinets are a little small but the basement makes up for that.
After our last fill up when we closed the door the step went crazy with this loud motor noise. I called Albany RV service this morning and left a message and I am still waiting for a call back. I called Coach-net who contacted Campers Barn (1hr away instead of 2) and I will call and make an appointment and get it fixed. It is all a learning process because I know nothing about MH but it is fun.Because of all the heat-1 more long trip and I'll be ready for my 1st generator check of 50 hrs. For any basic service there is a Transalantic RV is Peekskill for my service.
Otherwise, I have no complaints. 5 of us travelled down and 7 including a newborn travelled home very comfortably. This is the way the go.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:54 PM   #16
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Just checking my CW catalog & you get off I-77 @ Exit 49A on to US-70. Turn south on to Morland Dr.
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One of the best features on my 2008 Berkshire is the horn. LOL Coming down the mountains can be a unhappy experience when some jerk putts along in the left lane and rides side by side with the person in the right lane. rrrrrr
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One of the best features on my 2008 Berkshire is the horn. LOL Coming down the mountains can be a unhappy experience when some jerk putts along in the left lane and rides side by side with the person in the right lane. rrrrrr
I see that as a regular occurrence east of Oshawa on Hwy 2. Two cars will be driving along not quite side by side doing the speed limit as set using their GPS . You can't get past them.

Also, we were driving up the mtn south of Fancy Gap on I-77 back in '01. Really slow semis in the slow lane, Slow semis in the middle lane & a slow M van (Astro or Safari) in the passing (fast lane). Somewhere near Fancy Gap, the M van pulled over into the middle lane. As we passed the van I looked over & it was 2 middle aged women yammering away oblivious to the line of vehicles that were passing them.
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Debbie,
Let us know how Branson is. We'll be heading there the last week of July. Specifically, let us know how tight the roads are. My family is from that area and they love it - nothing better than the Oaks in the Ozarks. If you get a chance, check out Table Rock lake and the flag ship store of Bass Pro Shop (home office is in Springfield, MO). Also, Shepard in the Hills (outdoor venue) is a show not to miss even if it's 90+ degrees... Have fun and safe travels!
The drive to and from Branson was a piece of cake. Four lanes into town and a pretty easy, although hilly drive. The campgrounds are a bit of a trip because they seem to be all built into the sides of mountains. Other than that it was an easy drive on I-70 and I-44 for us.
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Wnytaxman,
How are you and how is the mh?
I am waiting for FR approval to get my step fix and hopefully get on the road before the end of July. If not the 1st of August. Camp Freightliner was full and the next available classes are in Sept. Not sure if I will make it this year or wait til next summer.
For everyone on the road-travel safely and have fun!
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