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Old 10-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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I have just bought a 2014 Georgetown 35DS. Not having owned one previously I am finding out that there are many mistakes that a newbie can make! I'm really looking forward to interacting with you all.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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to the Forums and congrats on your Georgetown purchase. Any questions please ask away. There are plenty of very knowledgeable people here. Enjoy your RV, Be Safe and
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Good morning and welcome to the forums from SW Idaho.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:57 AM   #4
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I have just bought a 2014 Georgetown 35DS. Not having owned one previously I am finding out that there are many mistakes that a newbie can make! I'm really looking forward to interacting with you all.
Congrats on the new Georgetown! Don't worry about mistakes - we all [make/have made] them. Mostly, you need to worry about safety. I would suggest attending a FMCA or GS rally and sitting in on a driver safety presentation. Remember, these units don't stop as quickly, and are subject to wind loading, etc. - don't try to drive it like you do your car. You'll also need to be aware of that overhang behind the rear wheels - I've known of too many newbies who have turned too shortly out of a driveway somewhere and raked that overhang across another car, a gas pump, etc. I count myself among those - Shortly after purchasing our old 38' DP, I turned too shortly out of a driveway and raked the side along a stand of bushes and had to have the cargo doors repainted.

There are a lot of things to remember, most of which were probably covered in your PDI, but most of which you've probably already forgotten. So... ask away - that's what these forums are for. You'll find answers to just about any problem/question you have.

Enjoy the new Georgetown!
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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If you haven't driven anything that big before, see if you can find a local transit or school-bus driver to give you a couple of lessons. I started out with a 26' Class C. Then, after I retired from my engineering job, I did a couple of years as a driver for our county transit system. They taught me to drive buses in just a few days.

Most of the rest of my month's training was on learning routes and how to deal with passengers, then I was out on my own in city rush hour traffic in a 40-foot coach! Our GT325 is easy by comparison. I just wish DW was tall enough to take on some of the driving, but her feet don't even touch the floor.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2014 Georgetown 35DS. There is definitely a learning curve to owning, operating, and maintaining any RV. There's lots of friendly, informative and helpful people here willing to help you with any questions.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:11 PM   #7
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Hello, we just bought a 2014 Sunseeker, we pick it up this coming Saturday and we are going to hit the road for the weekend! Welcome!!
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Welcome, enjoy your unit and just remember the only "stupid, crazy" question is the only one you do NOT ask. So ask away.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #9
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Congratulations on your new RV. I remember how we were nervous and excited at the same time when we got our first Class C. Try to relax and enjoy it, you will learn everything you need to over time. RVing is one of the best lifestyles you can have. Have fun !
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