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Old 09-25-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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I am happy to say I have joined the RV club and very glad I did. I purchased a 2009 Winnebago Sightseer 35j on a Workhorse chassis on December 31st of 2013. Its has been a wonderful 9 months so far.

I have read this forum for about a year. Very helpful advice for many questions I have had but never had to post since they have all been asked before.

I live in the Dallas area and have kept our trips within a 150 miles or so since I have been only able to utilize weekends so far. Lake Texoma, Canton, Lake Whitney, Joe Pool Lake, Winstar Casino, Choctaw Casino.

I discovered soon that Camping World is like crack. I couldn't stop. getting all the accoutrements necessary for Rving. Okay, not all necessary but just cool.

The biggest problem I encountered with the coach is the generator. It stalls after 5 min in 90+ heat. After all the reading, and all the try this and that I finally figured it must be the fuel pump that so many had problems with. So its in the shop right now getting repaired. I also purchased an extended warranty so I will find out how well it works out. The slides seem to be finicky. After much reading I decided to really clean the rails. That has helped put not perfect. So I am having it looked at also. One other problem I have is the black tank sensors are stuck. They never change.

I've stayed at Thousand Trails campsites and really like them. Planning a week long trip soon so really looking forward to that.

My wife an I finally came up with a name for the Coach - Fifi. She's like a mistress. Always wants more time with you, requires plenty of money, never satisfied, loves all the attention she can get, and loves presents! Not speaking from experience mind you!!!
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! The information you receive here is the best best! Happy trails to you!
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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Glad you're aboard. Belated congrats on the new to you rig. Keep us posted. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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Hi all
Just signed the papers on a 2015 Reyo
Pick it up on Wednesday
We are very excited.
Has a beautiful Casita travel trailer but was not so great for fall/ winter camping.
Hope to hear about everyone's happy memories
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:12 AM   #5
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Congratulations to both of you on your new rigs....I too have spent time at CW buying better equipment and other necessitates for the rig...

Safe and Happy Travels.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:01 PM   #6
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I am happy to say I have joined the RV club and very glad I did. I purchased a 2009 Winnebago Sightseer 35j on a Workhorse chassis on December 31st of 2013. Its has been a wonderful 9 months so far.

I have read this forum for about a year. Very helpful advice for many questions I have had but never had to post since they have all been asked before.

I live in the Dallas area and have kept our trips within a 150 miles or so since I have been only able to utilize weekends so far. Lake Texoma, Canton, Lake Whitney, Joe Pool Lake, Winstar Casino, Choctaw Casino.

I discovered soon that Camping World is like crack. I couldn't stop. getting all the accoutrements necessary for Rving. Okay, not all necessary but just cool.

The biggest problem I encountered with the coach is the generator. It stalls after 5 min in 90+ heat. After all the reading, and all the try this and that I finally figured it must be the fuel pump that so many had problems with. So its in the shop right now getting repaired. I also purchased an extended warranty so I will find out how well it works out. The slides seem to be finicky. After much reading I decided to really clean the rails. That has helped put not perfect. So I am having it looked at also. One other problem I have is the black tank sensors are stuck. They never change.

I've stayed at Thousand Trails campsites and really like them. Planning a week long trip soon so really looking forward to that.

My wife an I finally came up with a name for the Coach - Fifi. She's like a mistress. Always wants more time with you, requires plenty of money, never satisfied, loves all the attention she can get, and loves presents! Not speaking from experience mind you!!!
Welcome to the group! Fifi sounds like a great name for a coach!
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:53 AM   #7
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Welcome to the RV lifestyle! We've been MH er's for about 10 years and have traveled all over the US. Precious memories, how they linger- good and bad.

Advice? An early RV'er told me to operate in 3's
1. Always stop for 30 minutes to rest and stretch.
2. Drive in 3 hour increments
3. Be in the campground around 3 PM, drinking a libation by 4 PM and then watching the latecomers trying to find their campsite in the dark.

This little recommendation has saved me on countless journeys.

Also, enjoy the fellow travelers, they can teach you so much.

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Old 10-02-2014, 02:47 PM   #8
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1 & 2 are good common sense rules with room for a little flex.

Number 3 however. No room for flex. I like that and will even hang that on the wall.

THANKS!
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Welcome. Be sure to register as 2nd owner at winnebagoind.com. And check into joining the WIT club at witclub.com.
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