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 6/10/2007 4:36 PM
 
Hi All, I just bought my first RV. 1997 28' Itasca Sunrise. From original owner with 22k. It looks like a brand new unit with Generator (Onan with 45 hrs). The couple I bought from had all matainance done professionally, most at Camping World and Peterbuilt. Has all manuals, maintance records and notes from day one. They purchased a 42ft sailboat and "can't keep all the toys". That said, I am a little nervous.
I had a 24' Prowler TT that I pulled with an F250 SuperDuty 6L diesel so am familar with being a big rig going down the highway. Only new part is the Generator thing. I have read all the Manuals cover to cover and feel pretty comfortible. Plus so far I only make 2 trips a summer both within a 100 miles of home and with a group of friends who have been RVing for yrs. We caravan and they watch out 4 me. My husband bought the rig for me ,but doesn't like going away from home, so I take daughter and Grandkids. You gals are very inspirational!!!!! I hope to travel more and longer distances in the future. Thanks for letting me vent, look forward to seeing u on the road. Sharon :)

See You on the Road Sharon 97 Itasca Sunrise 28RQ
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 6/11/2007 12:34 AM
 
Welcome, Sharon!
That all sounds great except for the low, low hours on the generator. To keep it in good running condition, it actually needs to be run. So, starting now, make sure you run it with a load - at least once per month for an hour or so.
It's great to know they took such good care of it - I felt the same when I bought my RV - I'll never buy new - but look for the diamonds in the rough out there.
Glad to have you with us. Smiling is contagious - try it!
Bethers

--------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying) Bethers
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 6/11/2007 9:13 PM
 
Hi Bethers, Thank you for welcome and generator tip. See Ya on the road. Sharon

See You on the Road Sharon 97 Itasca Sunrise 28RQ
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 6/12/2007 7:12 AM
 
Wow,.... you have a husband who bought it for you! How fortunate! Now all you have to worry about is getting out there and having fun. Don't just limit your fun to two trips a season,.... stretch it out a bit and after you travel with your group who watch out for you,.. then try a trip alone, close to home. Build that confidence and blossom!
best wishes, Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 6/13/2007 12:22 PM
 
Welcome Sharon, your hubby's loss and your gain for fun adventures down the road. We have several gals here whose hubbys do not like to travel. I have the opposite....he doesn't sit still! I asked him when I first met him if he ever stayed home on weekends and he said "NO" so from that day on I knew I'd be traveling alot! Enjoy your new toy!
In the Pickle Jar of Life Friends make a Dilly of a Difference Seeya down the road Seeya_Gal

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
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