New owner; used coach
First time RV'r here. Buying a 2-owner 2011 FR Sports Coach 385DS Diesel pusher, bunk bed model, with 11,500 miles. Good Michelin tires, Onan diesel 6000w generator, 2 slides, although the driver's side one is about 25' long, so it's more like a 3-slide. We have been on houseboats at Lake Powell for the last 15 years. Going in a different direction now.
Previous owner bought it last spring for a 6,000-mile trip back east with his family this summer. Owned it only 5 months and does not anticipate using it again for about two years. It's in good shape--except there is a challenge getting shore power through the inverter into the coach. Buying it through a dealer although seller is local and directly involved in transaction. Nice guy.
My wife and I are planning some local 3-day weekend camping trips to learn about the vehicle. Our children's families will come along with their own camping gear. My wife is looking forward to all this, using it as a base for family camping and ATV riding within a half day's drive of our home.
Then some longer 5-7 day traveling trips for just the two of us. Finally, maybe a three-month trip back east from Utah next summer to see sights and relatives.
After that, it may become my local living quarters while I supervise building a cabin about 1.5 hours from our home.
I understand the newer models of this RV are just Coachmen, although ours was built before that acquisition, I believe.
I would appreciate hearing any opinions or advice on either the coach or the plans for it.