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Old 08-22-2018, 10:20 PM   #1
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Georgetown 378XL new owner!

A few weeks ago my wife and I went over to Camping World for a set of angled valve stem extension for our 2001 Four winds Infinity 34'. We had bought the coach a year and a half ago for a great price that left us with money in the budget to put in new flooring as well as all new furniture. As luck would have it, Camping World is next door to RV country. We had been looking halfheartedly at upgrading and had looked at a few used Monaco coaches as well as a few Tiffin units. I had been surfing the net and had seen a 2014 Georgetown 378XL they had listed and asked if she would like to see it. Long story short she fell in love with it. With the exception of the furniture it is pristine! (furniture needs re upholstery)
When we asked to see it, the sales staff couldn't even find the coach! After an hour of going in and out of the sales department they were able to locate it. The sales guy asked if this was the unit I was looking at as he handed me inventory sheet. It was, and I noticed that the unit had been in inventory for over 320 days! At the time, the coach was as you might expect, completely filthy outside as well as pretty dusty inside. The sales guy was actually embarrassed! We walked away, thinking it was a huge lump. The next Friday the salesman called saying that the coach had been detailed and asked if we would like to see it again. So off we went Saturday to see what we thought would be a pretty disappointing unit. Boy were we wrong! With the exception of the flaking furniture, it was amazing! The exterior is PERFECT! Inside was scary sharp! The wife and I fiddled with what we could figure out and eventually took it out on a test drive of about 50 miles. Still, we were not that enthused about buying a new to us coach that would need furniture work so we hemmed and hawed and eventually left saying we wanted to sell our Four Winds bla, bla, bla. I listed the Four Winds that night, it sold the next day, cash buyer! Spoke to the salesman and started haggling on this and that. We eventually settled on what we think was a fantastic price (considerably below low retail), a new set of tires, and a very short list of fix it's. With the test drive I have put about 110 miles on it and it drives/runs flawless. We spent the weekend detailing, discussing what to do with the furniture, eventually settling on having it reupholstered. On the way back to the storage yard the odometer turned over 7,500 miles.
We are planning a trip to Yellowstone in a few weeks for the shakedown. That will be a 2,000 mile round trip and should shed some info on what life will really be like.
Anyone need a pair of valve stem extenders??
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:35 PM   #2
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Welcome and glad you are here.
Amazing story and wish you the best on your Georgetown XL 378TS
I own a 2012 378TS and have use dit a lot and have over 60,000 miles on mine.
If you have any questions you can send me a PM here or start a new thread and ask the question and I'm sure we can find a quick answer.

The few things I want you to check is your tire pressures and for you to closely inspect the hydraulic system for the levelers and slides. Not sur eif your slide s are still hydraulic or cable.
Anyway check the fluid level at the hydraulic system located under the removable interior steps. Fluid should be within 1/2" from the top when everything in up and normal position.
Also closely look for any leaks in the hoses, fitting or bubbling on the lines.

If all looks great have a fun trip to Yellowstone.
Suggestion try The Grizzly RV Resort in West Yellowstone.

Take care and have fun.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:01 PM   #3
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This weekend will be spent going through the mechanical side of things for sure! Everything works as advertised but you are most correct about checking the things that make them work.
We met with the upholsterer this morning and will be removing all of the soft goods this weekend to have them re done. I'm the Director of Facilities for a casino so rounding up a competent upholsterer was pretty easy. It's not like I haven't seen his work!
We are super excited and have planned a trip for Yellowstone in a couple weeks!
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:27 PM   #4
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Hello fellow aviator and Georgetown owner.


My wife and I have reservations at Bay Bridge and Grant from Sept 7-12.



Keep any eye out for us if you're there. We'll do the same.



Always have cold beers ready to go.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:40 PM   #5
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Hello fellow aviator and Georgetown owner.


My wife and I have reservations at Bay Bridge and Grant from Sept 7-12.



Keep any eye out for us if you're there. We'll do the same.



Always have cold beers ready to go.
Copy that!
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:48 PM   #6
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We also have a 2014 378 XL, We have been up and down the Alcan Hwy 3 times, and love the floor plan that it has. The Georgetown has a lot of the features of higher priced units, sometimes the quality is not competing with others. As with all RV's there is always something to work on, or as I look at it. There is always something to tinker with, and I enjoy that a lot.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:30 PM   #7
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Welcome,
We have same rig but a 2013 which we also bought used. We've added solar, vinyl plank flooring, recovered driver and passenger chair, new couch, new mattress. We are enjoying ours and have been happy with the performance. Have lots of fun in yours!

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Old 08-24-2018, 06:06 PM   #8
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Welcome,
We have same rig but a 2013 which we also bought used. We've added solar, vinyl plank flooring, recovered driver and passenger chair, new couch, new mattress. We are enjoying ours and have been happy with the performance. Have lots of fun in yours!

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Thanks Carol!
We had the upholstery guy out yesterday and I will remove all of the soft goods this weekend for him to pick up. He's saying a week on the turn around, so all good there.
I plan to do more exploring on the features this weekend as well. First up will be to get familiar with the electrical system, specifically the invertors. I know there is a dedicated invertor for the refrigerator, but am unsure how to turn it on and off. There is a switch at the entry control panel that says PRO Watt, or something to that effect, so I'll start there. With all the manuals I received (a 3" binder full) I have yet found a narrative on what all of the switches do in the two panel locations. Guess that's what the weekends are for!
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Yes. The prowatt switch turns on and off the inverter. No need to ever turn it off unless in storage. Of you need to access the GFCI switch on the inverter it is accessable through a port cover on the driver's side I'm mediately above the propane tank
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We only have one inverter in our 2013, I am not sure if that is standard or the previous owner changed it. Anyway when we got our rig home we searched hi and lo for the inverter and couldn't find it! We seemed to have lots of booklets but nothing told us where the inverter was. After looking in all the bays we were at our Witt's end, and then noticed in the cupboard opposite the toilet there was a piece of board screwed in and seemed like it was made to be removed. Ta da the inverter!
This forum is just so valuable to newbies and experienced alike, It's my come to place if I have a question on my mh.

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