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Gator48

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Hi all,
Just hitting retirement age and have settled on a 2006 Itasca Horizon 39'. It is in beautiful condition with 21K on the odometer. It has tons of options and has had the Norcold recall service and also the Cummins CM850 recall "fix".

I am open to any criticisms on our choice. Better to find out now rather that later.

We will be towing a jeep for when it's parked.

I just joined the forum today and browsing for the past several weeks made me feel a little more comfortable in this process. We will be gathering the money together next and hopefully be on the road soon.

Some questions if I may. Do most of you just insure through your auto insurer or do you go through an RV insurance company? How many of you carry a complete tool box with you or is the problem probably going to be something over the average user's head?

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And enjoy your new rig.


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I am not handy so not allowed by my wife to carry a tool box.

Our insurance carrier USAA placed the MH insurance with Progressive.

I have owned two Winnebago motor homes - you avoided allot of problems by buying a quality product.


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Enjoy your new Coach.
I always carry a pretty well stocked tool box. Also some spares, like fuel and oil filters.
I have always had "Motorhome" insurance with a different Company.


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Gator, I know you didn't ask this - but do have an emergency roadside service. I and others have had good experiences with Coach-Net. There are other services, too, so ask around.

To contact Coach-Net, it is best to call, as their website can be confusing if you aren't affiliated with one of the "brand" clubs. 877-250-6732 Coach-Net website clicky

I do carry basic tools. The ones I use most are in the door pocket - regular pliers, a four way screwdriver, a tire gauge, a smallish adjustable wrench, and a set of Allen wrenches (for the bikes). I rarely get into the "big box".

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Complete box and as already stated fuel,oil filters and wire lamps fuse and crimps.

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Congrats on your new purchase. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Not sure you are aware, but Winnebago has great 2nd owner support. They make a ton of info available online for owners. Here are some links that might help you get started...

Sales brochures where you can get the sales brochure for your model with lots of info like options.

Manuals and Diagrams where you can download electric, plumbing, and paint info

Operator manual where you can download your owner/operator manual

Second Owner Reg where you can register with Winnebago as a 2nd owner

Hope these help.


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Good looking coach and I have not heard anything bad about them. I carry a full toolbox. If you're a shade tree mechanic and can work on a car; a motorhome will be no different (just bigger) and you will only need a bigger jack and maybe a cheater pipe.

As far as insurance goes, I went with my auto insurance carrier. I would check with both and go with your gut instinct.


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Congratulations on finding a coach you like, sounds nice. I found car insurers can't adequately relate to insuring an RV. We have car insurance with State Farm and RV insurance with Miller Insurance. If you ever attend a rally make sure you go to the Mac's Fire Prevention Seminar. Miller sponsors him and provides good policy. Good luck!


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We insure ours through Progressive. Been with them for almost 7 yrs, can't really comment on claims because we haven't had any. Look for "total replacement" in the policy you choose.

After 7 yrs I am still gathering tools. I started off with a basic kit and gradually added as I needed. A complete set of fuses and extra light bulbs is highly suggested. What I thought was a major electrical problem ended up being a fuse!!!


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