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 3/28/2007 10:50 AM
 
My RV is still sitting in the driveway, lol. I've driven it around here and it really is easier than I thought. It is now registered and insured and ready to roll. I am like you, CapeGal, kind of scared about being able to hook up everything but like Sparkle says, "go do it" Just like the ad. "plug it in, plug it in" Going to a local campground seems like a good idea and there are a lot of them around Gatlinburg.
Another thing I would like to know is what kind of emergency road service is available? I have AAA on my car but is it different for an RV? Take care, Britt

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 3/28/2007 11:45 AM
 
I use the Good Sams ERS, but most vehicles come with some kind of service. If you already have one, don't worry about it. The ERS coverage takes a lot of the worry about hitting the road, as I know someone will be there if everything goes wrong.
I also use the Good Sams RV insurance, as they are competitive in rates, and I like the premium forgiveness for the months I don't use the RV.
Just hit the road running, and worry later!!!! ;p Carole
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 3/29/2007 4:56 PM
 
AAA does have a service called RV Plus, I think. It handles things like RV Towing...which I can state from experience, is well worth it. I had to have my 32' class A towed about 45 miles ... after a gas station attendant put about 30 gallons of deisel in my gas tank. AAA took care of the entire tow bill.
The RV coverage from AAA is an addition to your regular car coverage, and does cost more. But as I said, it was worth it.
Some insurance companies also provide extra emergency road service and towing. So it might be worth checking with your RV insurance company, also. --RVThereYet

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 4/8/2007 10:10 PM
 
Now don't I wish I had read how to hook up water, electricity, sewer two weeks ago. I did my maiden voyage then and threw myself on the mercy of my neighbor in the campground......all but the sewer, which I didn't have time to do.
So I took myself out on Sat to a campground for overnight so I could use the dump facility, and found the park host to help me. Turns out i couldn't open the valves, or whatever they are, and neither could he...so off to the RV shop for me. The previous owner told me they always used the campground rest rooms, so who knows how long it's been since they dumped anything!! Wonder what this one will cost me? Actually, the interesting part of last night was that this is Florida, but the temp was at freezing, and I awoke to sleet against the couch. Scotty
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 4/8/2007 10:15 PM
 
Lessons on driving RV? Could have used them for sure. My first drive was from South Fla where I bought the Class B, and had to drive it back 11 hours fighting it out at 70 MPH with the trucks on the turnpike. Hair raising at first, but got the hang of it after awhile. But last night, backing up close enough to the electrical thingie, almost wiped out the picnic table. And getting close enough to the dump pipe was quite a challenge as well. Scotty, the menace
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 4/9/2007 7:37 AM
 
Welcome to our Forum, Scotty the menace!! :) We are so happy to have you join us and to get to know you better!
Sounds like to me you took the bull by the horn and jumped in your RV...driving it 11 hours home! You know "near hits" don't count....we count the "misses" around here...and shucks...getting CLOSE to things is nutin'....You made it without damage, didn't you? :)
Just keep on missing and you'll get the hang of it! I cannot believe a previous owner who NEVER dumped a holding tank. I hope the cost won't be too high for you!
Again, a BIG welcome...keep on posting!
Happy RVing for you!! Joella

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 4/9/2007 8:55 AM
 
Almost sounds like your close to getting to that 'old pro' stage. LOL But not till you learn to dump the blank water tank. Hope the fix on the valves isn't too bad. Can't quite believe that the previous owners 'never' used or dumped that tank. Must have had some gooood holding muscles, no uncontrolable, emergency nature urge or else always parked on top of the restrooms!!! Echo (who is a) future full timer a mom with her daughter back home again, single, stifled and ready to cut loose with a Pom named Shade!

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 4/9/2007 12:15 PM
 
Just remember gals who are new to driving to do square turns because your back end has to swing around. Practice in the parking lots and use the parking stall lines or cones. I love the new collapsible cones, saw some at the Yuma Marketplace.

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