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Hello folks, I am a brand new owner of a very special RV. My wife had polio and now post-polio syndrome so we needed a special RV. We finally found one. It already has the lift, handicapped shower, handicapped toilet, and is BIG.

Now, suggestions. My son and I pick it up in Florida on Saturday and drive it back to North Carolina. It is empty of furniture and we will spend the next few weeks filling it up with stuff before we go on any adventure...from the site I gather we will spend the first night on our farm.

Need ideas on: books, web sites, equipment, things to take or not take, equipment to add, etc, etc,etc.

The RV is a 2006 Prevost with a left front slide, basic cabinets(I am a woodworker so I will add other items) and nothing else. Our best friend is an RV mechanic and has a similar RV.

I am all ears. Thanks.

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Congrats on the new rig, and I'm glad your wife gets to see the good old US of A ! Stick to this forum for advise, it's (IMHO) the best place for ANY info. Robbie


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BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR

Uh oh. We have problems. We are new owners and just moved to a small town and parked our motorhome in the new gravel pad driveway we had laid down. It is quite visible above the 6' fence between our house and our neighbors. They are not too pleased with their new backyard view. We want to be good neighbors. Any recommendations?

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handyssc2 wrote:

BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR

Uh oh. We have problems. We are new owners and just moved to a small town and parked our motorhome in the new gravel pad driveway we had laid down. It is quite visible above the 6' fence between our house and our neighbors. They are not too pleased with their new backyard view. We want to be good neighbors. Any recommendations?


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I too agree with mrwacky. Your post here will educate some and allow others to now understand why some buyers have a happy ending and others a nightmare. This post had raised more questions than it answers which in part was the intent.

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Family size must be consider while purchase any kind on motor home.

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WOW! Thank you sooooo MUCH for the info!!! I have my list and am very greatfull!!

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handyssc2 wrote:

handyssc2 wrote:

BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR
Uh oh. We have problems. We are new owners and just moved to a small town and parked our motorhome in the new gravel pad driveway we had laid down. It is quite visible above the 6' fence between our house and our neighbors. They are not too pleased with their new backyard view. We want to be good neighbors. Any recommendations?


Handy,
It's understandable that you want to "blend" as a new neighbor but there are limits to trying to pacify your neighbors...

As a former Code Enforcement officer I have often been asked to intervene in neighbor disputes with RV's and Boats. But, as far as who's "rights" have been wronged... it really comes down to what your local codes say...

I can say, that most of the cities I have worked in have the same rules... "Boats and RVs can not be in front of the front line of the house and must be screend from view by means of an opaque screening..." That's pretty standard... Most times, the "screening" consists of a 6 foot high fence...

So, if you were in my city, I would tell your neighbor that you are meeting the code and to try to have patience... But, in doing my job I would have to tell you about your neighbor's complaint...
But... I might also say to you to "think about" getting a cover, (maybe, but not always...) because with the fence there is no code violation... and... Oh, and maybe try inviting your neighbor over for a cook out in the near future...

Good will goes a long way in neighborhoods and tall fences do not always, good neighbors make... (But, good cooking does...)
Good luck!


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NOTE I learned from buying new boat applies to RV, used or new. The operations and owner manual are critical to use. BEFORE you close deal, make part of closing/title etc this. ALL operations/owner manuals will be placed on or beside the item(S) they apply to, work with, etc. Then each item will be shown by seller as to operation, maintaining, manuals etc until you KNOW, or both of you KNOW how to operate/maintain them.

If you do not do this, you end up with a stack of paper that may or may not be there when you need it, may or may not apply to your model or they just do not have the manuals. You will some day find you need the manual, that you never got, so insist on manual next to item and remove when you know how to operate. Kind of takes care of two critical items at one time.
I learned lesson the hard way on a diesel filter on engine that seemed to only shut off when nearly wrecking place while docking, usually in front of hundreds of people whom wondered how come I even allowed to own boat, much less use it. Seems the valve I thought was shut, was not 100% so and sucked air when it felt like it at idle. I found that out when I bought missing manual

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Excellent advice!!!!! Thanks so much!

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