Originally Posted by coldtrev
Any advise people wish they received prior to setting off on their first motor-home adventure. Any advise on driving the rig (my assumption is it will be easier then a Truck and trailer set up).
Watch your Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) weight. There should be a yellow sticker in the door jamb with the vehicles CCC. It is very easy to use all the cargo space and exceed your maximum weight. Water weighs a lot so only carry what you need while on the on the road.
Since you bought a ex-rental I'd assume
everything needs to be checked, and cleaned, very carefully before hitting the road. Do a oil and filter change on the generator. If you did not get service records on the chassis I'd suggest taking it in to a Chevy or Ford dealer and having the 60KM service performed. I know how I used and abused rental cars when I was road warrior...
I'd also make a list of all the appliances make, model, and serial numbers so I could download the manuals from the manufactures websites and check for any recalls.
It is much easier to set up and tear down a motor home. Even with hooking up my Edge it takes less than 10 minutes to be ready to go...