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Old 09-13-2015, 07:09 PM   #1
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Maiden Trip

First off I'd like to thank Superchief and his great wife. They picked up my wife and I at the car rental, gave us a ride to the Dealers, came back after we had the inspection with the dealer on the coach and had me follow them to their house where we spent the night in the coach for the first time. He gave me all kinds of tips and pointers, hooked us up with power then we went out and had a great dinner. Rained like the dickens and guess we'll have to get use to that kind of noise over night while trying to sleep.

Trip back home was 367 miles and had a couple of minor issues.
1. Looked down out of the drivers side window on I-390 and noticed the lower compartment door where all the fuses and such are had come open and was straight out. ( thought the dealer had that locked because of the weird key for the locks but must not have, obviously, my fault shouldn't happen again )

2. Same stop walking around coach along highway and noticed the compartment door where the water pump is ( with the weird catches ) had come undone. We noticed at Superchief's house that the pins were missing and used a couple of zip ties, but they didn't work. Used a piece of tree branch, whittled it down to fit in holes and we were off.

3. Stopped on 87 at rest stop and those latches had come undone again. Found another branch and made a tighter fit. Got us home.

Best of all followed Superchief to the weigh station and had the coach weighed. Come to find out the salesman had given me the wrong tire size. The coach in fact does have the larger 275 tires and heavier weight limits according to the stickers in the cabinet. So either it came that way from factory, maybe because of the residential fridge, or the previous owners had the mod. done .

Great trip, had a good time and hopefully meet up with Superchief and wife again next year at rally.

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Old 09-13-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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Welcome to the club Joe.....officially.

I've had my fuse compartment door come open on me also, I forgot to lock it before a trip. I wish you many happy miles, it looks great.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:18 PM   #3
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Very nice
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:21 PM   #4
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I have a TT but I also learned to walk around and check everything even if it touched by someone I trust. BTW How much room did you have to spare in the last picture?
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I have a TT but I also learned to walk around and check everything even if it touched by someone I trust. BTW How much room did you have to spare in the last picture?

Well the car in front of me is Superchief. I slowed down to a crawl going under it, pretty sure Superchief was laughing . I looked in the mirror to see if the a/c's were in the road, but all was good. lol Superchief swears there was plenty of room , he also reminded me before getting to bridge we had passed another motor home going the opposite direction and they still had their a/c units intact.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:23 AM   #6
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Congratulations !! Great looking coach.
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Joe it sounds like a great start. Glad everything is good on the weight. I bet it came that way.
I came to a complete stop when I saw that bridge also. Glad nothing fell off.



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Hmmm- that color combination looks familiar. OH YEAH, I have the colors on my coach!
Looks great! Good luck with it and enjoy!

ps- hope Craig and Sharon gave you the FROG discount for your stay (LOL!!)
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Are you HAPPY or what???????

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Hmmm- that color combination looks familiar. OH YEAH, I have the colors on my coach!
Looks great! Good luck with it and enjoy!

ps- hope Craig and Sharon gave you the FROG discount for your stay (LOL!!)

Yes the accommodations were very, very affordable. Hopefully I can pay it forward when they travel through Ct. some day.
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Congrats! I'm glad you're enjoying the Berk!
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That bridge is posted as 14.0 feet clearance, but it sure gives you a "gasp" moment when you travel under it!!


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Joe it sounds like a great start. Glad everything is good on the weight. I bet it came that way.
I came to a complete stop when I saw that bridge also. Glad nothing fell off.

Phil just a thought but maybe locals should put up height signs.


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King Wazoo said there is a sign that says 14' but I remember a sign that said 12'6" I believe. That's why I was going so slow. I don't know why I went anyway because fast or slow if it's to low stuff is going to break.



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King Wazoo said there is a sign that says 14' but I remember a sign that said 12'6" I believe. That's why I was going so slow. I don't know why I went anyway because fast or slow if it's to low stuff is going to break.
I always tell the DW might just as well hit it fast and hard. At least bystanders/spectators get a better "show" that way!!

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