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Old 10-27-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Orange CA
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Our first and second shake down

Well we have taken our first two short trips.
along with the Coach we got a one year membership at Thousand Trails. so the first trip was local to the Thousand Trails site in Murrieta ca. Very nice, and quiet site. We were only there for two days. Tried a lot of items on the coach and looked for problems. Did not tow this trip. Had fun learning about how items worked and started our list.
For the most part we had no real trouble with the coach. driving it was a bit un nerving. Maybe the size of the coach in general.
Since we can store our Coach at home got used to backing it into its space.

Our next trip was to Distant Drum Camp Site in Camp Verde, Az. Tis was the first time towing our 2006 Hummer H3. After watching the video on You tube for the Blue Ox tow bar and base plate, 4 times I was ready to go. Pulled the Hummer in hooked up set the Transfer case to neutral and plugged in the wire harness for lights and braking system, we were set to go.
The entire trip the coach ran great. Yes the pulling up hill you have to get use to the shifting on the 5 speed trans. and several times we were going only 34-40 mph up hill, but its the journey not the speed to get there. (will have to look at the 5 Star Tune). After parking and leveling out the coach hooked up all the water and electrical and sewer hose . put the slides out and we were there.
Towing went great both hooking up and unhooking. no problems. Tried all of the other systems in the coach we didn't on the first trip. We have our list for the first warranty work to be fixed by Dealer. We be making appointment for that and give them some time for the repairs. most repairs are minor ,but need to be attended to.
Will keep you posted as to the time it takes to get it back from the dealer. I Will post some pictures shortly.:stars :
Dave and Ruth
Bandit and Rusty
"Rollin with Muffy"
Georgetown XL 377 Black Diamond
Towing 2006 Hummer H3
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