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Old 05-02-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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Red face Just bought a Georgetown

Hello, we just purchased our first motor-home, it's the 2011 Georgetown 378 with 25,000km's on it. We now have to sell our 2011 Rockwood 2604 trailer so if there is anyone interested just let us know.

I would love any info from anyone on maintenance or other issues with the Georgetown and all will be very appreciated.

Thanks, T&G

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.
You will find lots of people here with answers to most of your questions.
We switched from a fifth wheel to Georgetown and have received lots of help here.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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Welcome, we were new to Georgetown last year and just love ours.
I put our 2004 Surveyor TT on craigslist and sold it for full price in 4 days. Worth a try, especially at this time of year, also post on the FROG forum.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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to the Georgetown family and congrats with your purchase. Anything we can help with, other than payments, please ask away.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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Thumbs up mean I have to pay for my Georgetown too?!

...Oh man, I guess the best things in life aren't free huh!

LOL Thanks for the nice welcome, we pick it up on the 16'th and are taking up to Sault Ste Marie to show the parents, can't wait ...
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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Congrats T&G on the upgrade to a Class A. If you didn't know the 378 TS is the most popular FR model they have int he Georgetown.
We have a vast knowledge base here on the Georgetown so ask your questions.

First you have to take a lot of pictures of everything and I mean everything. That way if you have a question you can use the pictures to tell us more. We like pictures.

So 25,000 km equals about 15,500 miles.
Things that I would suggest being it is used.
1. Oil and Filtter change
2. Check all tires for proper air
3. Maybe adding a few cans of injector cleaner on your next fillup before you take a trip.
4. Check for any hydraulic leaks from any of the levellers hoses and/or slides.
5. Make sure not to over fill the hydraulic holding tank under the steps.
This should be checked for full with all slides and leveller in and up.
Mark the tank level with a marker at full.
Also mark the level when all is out and down.
This way you can easily tell if you are losing any fluid.
6. Make sure the hot water tank valve is not in bypass mode. I suspect it may be if it was winterized. Do not turn on electric or gas to water heater until you are sure it is full of water.

If after driving on highway you have a problem keeping it stright down the road in calm weather you may consider Ford front end alignment. Many times front end alignment is all it is.

Good luck and ask any questions.

Are you going to Ontario for the FROG Rally June 30 - July 5?
Is that close to you

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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You'll love it. We have a new 2014 GEorgeT xl 377, I love it, it's in the shop right now for a few minor things, so we've had to stay home the last 2 weekends, we have saved money, but I'd rather be camping! Hope you have as much fun as we ate having with ours.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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Arrow Thanks :-)

Some good tips too Iggy, I do all my own work on my vehicles and around the house so I will know that unit inside and out before you know it ;-) ...can't wait!
We purchased it at 1000 Islands RV and when we pick it up they will have done oil changes on the motors...I'll be double checking just to make sure ;-) and are going over some stuff I pointed out when we looked at it however it looked pretty good. The worst seems to be the interior as the previous owner did some little things here and there that I really don't like and will's a bit banged up to but nothing bad.
I tend to over-fix things too so when I'm done with it (and I will never be!) it will be in better condition than when it came fresh from the factory, but then that's just the way I am

As for the FROG rally it sounds like lots of fun but we've already committed to go to a local camp ground with some friends of ours on that weekend but it sounds like a good time. I would suggest to our friends that we go however they don't own a Forest River product ....but I'm working on it

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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we also have a 2011 gtown and love it . we have had a few issues after warranty and forestriver stepped up and took care of it. the only thing i cant seem to do is keep the fuel tank full,something about the cost of fun .almost 3years and 11000 miles
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:28 PM   #10
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When you pick up the unit, be sure to run the generator for several minutes. Not running the gen enough is a common fault when folks are always camping with shore power and it allows the fuel to gum up and stop the generator from working.

If you run it, you will know it works...



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