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Old 02-18-2016, 09:04 AM   #21
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Byron, our visit to your state last year prompted us to become rv'ers. We purchased a used sunseeker 2250 so I'm guessing it's the same layout (1 slide for the bed, sink outside of toilet and shower). We started with a weekend trip to a local campsite and worked up to a 10 day grand tour of about 800 miles by end of summer. Multiple sites, visit friends at their cottages with varied degrees if hookups. We loved it and have recently completed a 3 week 3500 mile sojourn to Florida and back. We enjoyed it even though the weather wasn't the best. It was always warmer than back home in southern Ontario . I learned a couple of things about winterizing and maintenance . I winterized before going south using the compressed air method . Got it 95% right! That 5% was forgetting to drain the water in the toilets riser which is simply done by stepping on the flush pedal with no pressure in the system . The other thing I learned is to check the water level in the coach batteries . One boiled off and needs replacement . BTW, those gases will trigger your carbon monoxide/LP gas alarm...
Like others have said, it's a learning process. Oh lord it's hard to be humble - but owning an rv will help!
Happy trails to you.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:18 AM   #22
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Byron, our visit to your state last year prompted us to become rv'ers. We purchased a used sunseeker 2250 so I'm guessing it's the same layout (1 slide for the bed, sink outside of toilet and shower). We started with a weekend trip to a local campsite and worked up to a 10 day grand tour of about 800 miles by end of summer. Multiple sites, visit friends at their cottages with varied degrees if hookups. We loved it and have recently completed a 3 week 3500 mile sojourn to Florida and back. We enjoyed it even though the weather wasn't the best. It was always warmer than back home in southern Ontario . I learned a couple of things about winterizing and maintenance . I winterized before going south using the compressed air method . Got it 95% right! That 5% was forgetting to drain the water in the toilets riser which is simply done by stepping on the flush pedal with no pressure in the system . The other thing I learned is to check the water level in the coach batteries . One boiled off and needs replacement . BTW, those gases will trigger your carbon monoxide/LP gas alarm...
Like others have said, it's a learning process. Oh lord it's hard to be humble - but owning an rv will help!
Happy trails to you.
Fantastic and glad you enjoyed Texas, please share any of your favorite spots and we'll put them at the top of our list.

Very handy info in that short paragraph, i'll keep an eye on those items.

PDI and pickup is scheduled for a week from Saturday; that should give the dealer ample time to get things right. But based on everyone else's experience, I'm not expecting it to be.

Thanks
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:04 AM   #23
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Byron, I can highly recommend these two sites. Riverside campground outside of Port Charlotte (lake suzy, Arcadia area). Large property, all the amenities ,2 leash free dog areas,access to water (peace river) and great people. Plenty of sites nearby, easy access to I 95 .
Second spot is on the Atlantic side near Mims (Titusville / Canaveral ) called Seasons in the Sun. Next to a koa. Not as large an area but all facilities clean toilets nice people and great jumping off spot. We don't tow anything so we just unhook and return before dark. Since I only hook up sewer to dump, it's pretty quick and easy. Bought myself a set of leveling blocks and find them handy. ON soft ground I suggest 2x8's under them .
In your state we visited Austin, San Antonio and Fredericksburg . Loved the museum in Fredericksburg , LBJ ranch. San Antonio is fantastic , so much to see and do. Didn't get to see much of Austin due to weather and governer's inauguration - lot of areas blocked off and traffic horror show. We'll have to try it again sometime .
Hope your acquisition goes well.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:53 PM   #24
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Hope your rig turns out as well for you as our 2013, 2150LE has for my wife and myself. We did have a few quality issues with the coach when we first got it. Nothing that I could not fix myself. Have never had a reason to take it back to an RV dealer. I have a list of things that I add/changed, but these were mostly personal preference. If you read the sprinter forums it may scare you, but people normally only write about the problems. We now have over 33,000 miles on our rig with no issues. Did replace the shocks as soon as we got the rig home to help control the roll.
Last summer we took a road trip to Alaska spending eighty days in our unit. The Prism performed great a proved the right size unit for us. I wanted a Winnebago View but for the price difference it is hard to beat the Prism.

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