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Old 03-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Hi from Texas!!

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My husband and I just bought a 2011 Berkshire 390BH and will be picking it up on Saturday!! I am very excited, although a little nervous. This is our first MH(first anything really). We have a 5 and 6 yr old and will be going on our first trip next week. I'm a little intimidated, but I DO plan on learning to drive that sucker(can you say girls' weekend?!?) Any advice to a newbie like me?

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. Hammer Down and Happy Camping.

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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to the forum and congratulations!

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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The first trip will be great! You must stay positive and learn as much as you can about the new motorhome. Teach the kids as you go will be helpful in the future. Basically how things work, etc.
If your ready in early May for another adventure maybe you might want to join the Forest Rivers Owners Group (FROG) in Branson MO. So far we have 15 families coming. You can find out more in the link below.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:03 AM   #5
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Welcome...where in Texas are y'all. We're a bit north of Houston on the Eastex Freeway (59). Good to see you aboard and ready to go! If you have any questions or issues, this is the place to come for answers.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
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We're from The DFW area, right by the airport. We are actually headed your way(well, sorta) to Yogi Bear Jellystone park in Waller for spring break.
Thanks for all the welcomes!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:06 AM   #7
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Welcome to the board!

I like the Girl's Weekend idea!

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:30 AM   #8
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to the forums and congrats on your new Berkshire. I have had my just about 3 years now and really like it. I think that you will find that there is plenty of room inside for lounging should you need to stay in the motorhome. Just be aware of when you drive it that you are sitting in front of the front wheels so when you make left or right turns, you need to go into the intersection a little further than if you were driving a car. I had been driving a fire truck for about 35 years when I got my Berkshire so it wasn't too much of a leap for me to drive it but if you have never driven anything as big as your Berkshire, be sure to find a large, open area where you can practice your driving. You'll find that you will pick up the skills necessary to be able to handle the rig in short order.
Hope you have many fun and trouble free outings with your new coach. There are a number of 390bh owners here so if you have any questions, be sure to ask.
Good luck and enjoy!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:13 AM   #9
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like everyone else says here.

Just a tip if you want to become familiar with driving a big rig.........

Up here in Canada eh, you can take driving lessons for becoming a school bus driver for very little money......sometimes free depending on the company. There is a lot of time spent behind the wheel, and a lot of good info for wheeling around in all kinds of traffic with a big rig compared to the family car. One key phrase that you WILL need to become familiar with is called "tail swing", and if you don't master this one, it can cost a lot of money!!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by Bellaboosmommy View Post
We're from The DFW area, right by the airport. We are actually headed your way(well, sorta) to Yogi Bear Jellystone park in Waller for spring break.
Thanks for all the welcomes!

from the Tomball Area. We are only about 1.5 hours from Jogi Bear's Park.

Jellystone is a nice park, been there many time's. It is one of our daughter's favorites. They do tend to get some extra $$ from us when we go there, Gift shop. kid's activities like pottery, etc. but it is a fun place to go.

Enjoy your new rig, and remember just Relax and have good time.


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