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Old 06-13-2017, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hi guys!

I'm new here and have been contemplating the class B life for a while now. I spend about 75% of my time on the road or in the sky and have been living between a townhouse in Atlanta near my office and my girlfriends place in Nashville for the last year.

I finally decided that having a very expensive place in Atlanta was nuts because I only spend about 6 days a month there. So I'm taking a leap and picking up my new to me 2008 Holiday Rambler Augusta 210 this Saturday! I plan on going "3/4 time in it, traveling to my accounts across the country, parking at the office in Atlanta when I'm here, but spending about a week a month at my girlfriends place in Nashville off the road.

Is there anyone here who has kept such a schedule in a 21 footer and lived to tell the tale? 😁
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:03 PM   #2
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the only planning you will need I suppose are facility for shore power- if you need AC, you'll likely need 30 amp services at both locations.

and plan out showers and restroom use- minimize what you "doo" in the RV...figure our where you will dump tanks when required.



should be fun

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Yeah we are having 50 amp service put in in Nashville just in case I go nuts and upsize!
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I like your logic! Might check out gyms in the areas you are interested in and get a membership in one of the chain-types - that will allow you to go and shower and clean-up. Might also prove beneficial when you decide to travel about. Ron
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Do you feel like the gym is a better situation than just using Truck stops?
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That really becomes a matter of choice. I have used the truck stops in various places, but always thought a gym would be inductive to getting me "a little" exercise and just worked for me. The truck stops have their advantages also, fuel up, both rig and yourself, and no regular fees. Ron
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I may get too distracted by the ladies in the yoga pants at the gym lol
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I guess I missed them....at 75, I miss a whole lot,ha! Safe travels, Ron
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Lol.. I'm only 37, I still pay attention to such, my friend.
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I like your logic! Might check out gyms in the areas you are interested in and get a membership in one of the chain-types - that will allow you to go and shower and clean-up. Might also prove beneficial when you decide to travel about. Ron
We are members of Anytime Fitness. They provide you will a key fob so you can inter at any time day or night. They have private bathrooms with shower, sink and toilet. It doesn't cost you anything other than your membership. They are just about everywhere. Not all fitness centers can provide that.
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Are they nationwide?
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Are they nationwide?
Anytime Fitness? Yes they are in every state. Over 2,400 I think.
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Does anyone have experience with the HR Augusta series on the Ford Chassis with the V10? Seems like a solid coach, tons of storage, and I feel like an 08 with 32k miles on it for just under $16k is a hell of a deal
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Does anyone have experience with the HR Augusta series on the Ford Chassis with the V10? Seems like a solid coach, tons of storage, and I feel like an 08 with 32k miles on it for just under $16k is a hell of a deal

That is a fairly large Class-C so there might not be many on this forum with experience. Any Class-C of that vintage is likely a good buy. But you are correct $16K does sound like a good deal.

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Not a C it's a B plus. Not sure if they are using the augusta name on bigger coaches now but this one is an 08
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Not a C it's a B plus. Not sure if they are using the augusta name on bigger coaches now but this one is an 08

Don't kid yourself, there is no such a thing as a B Plus.


Nice RV though.
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I had a 213 floor plan unit. It was Trail Lite not HR.

It was wide, like 8' & had a long rear overhang. Both of those need to be considered when parking it (tail swing). It had a short wheel base & my wife thought it had a bit of a tippy feeling on turns.

The one I had was an economy type unit similar to how travel trailers are built. You often can find them at a so called bargain price.

They can be good value if well maintained by previous owners. The biggest worry would be water leaks causing rot and mold. Particular attention is needed where the TPO (rubber) over thin plywood roof meets the front fiberglass cap section. Same with the junction of the rear fiberglass cap and TPO roof.

If you maintain it & keep water out they'll last a long time.
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This one is a full fiberglass roof, no TPO. Picked it up and tool it on the maiden voyage last night and had a blast! A few things I'll change but overall I'm happy so far. My unit has 2 jack-knife couches and no dinette, they come together to make almost a king size bed. So far I'm tickled to death with the purchase!
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Have fun with it! We really liked the big kitchen & big bathroom. This might be a brochure for yours: https://library.rvusa.com/brochure/2008_augusta.pdf
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Anytime Fitness? Yes they are in every state. Over 2,400 I think.
spurred my interest and I checked a few locations- for instance in the LA area about 1/3rd of listed locations are "coming soon".

so check in advance as to whether they will be where you are planning on going.

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