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Old 06-19-2020, 11:24 AM   #1
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Morning all. We will take delivery of our new Storyteller Overland 4x4 Mode on the 26st of June. This is our first RV and we are very excited to start traveling in it instead of flying. Grandkids in Indiana and new one arriving the end of July in Montana 😃 so we will be fast learners to the RV life. 😎
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Old 06-19-2020, 04:27 PM   #2
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Welcome!


suggest you spend hours and hours in the driveway with the manuals learning all the systems and how they work. How to manage energy usage


living in AZ, I get my fridge going ( propane for me) a couple of days in advance, night before we turn on the air conditioning ( on shore power) to get the van cool and move all our supplies into the cooled van


we don;t use our microwave much and our daily use plates and bowls travel in there, with our dishtowels between to stop rattles
look for spaces you can use to store where you aren't "moving THIS thing to get to THAT thing" too much



I use clothespins with labels for "shore power" "water hose" "tv antenna" and etc which I clip to the drivers visor to remind what needs to be done before rolling


Cheers, Mike
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Morning all. We will take delivery of our new Storyteller Overland 4x4 Mode on the 26st of June. This is our first RV and we are very excited to start traveling in it instead of flying. Grandkids in Indiana and new one arriving the end of July in Montana 😃 so we will be fast learners to the RV life. 😎
Welcome Walter. Congrats on the Storyteller. Who knew we'd be in the situation we're in, making travel a challenge.

Good luck enjoy your new rig.
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Welcome NEWBE to the RV Lifestyle and congratulations on the new Family members. They can truly be a lot of fun and its good to spend time with them. There are a lot of websites to help you find information try changingears.com Here is a nice YouTube you should both watch and I hope you like.
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Nice choice Walter! That rig comes pretty loaded and has incorporated some interesting design ideas. Love to hear how you use the Groove Lounge, as well as the disappearing shower, which saves a lot of space and weight. It’s one of the most open, efficient layouts I’ve seen in a Sprinter 144, while also having a large cargo area. To top it off, the manufacturer seems dedicated to quality and customer service.

Best of luck and we look forward to hearing about your experience!

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Morning all. We will take delivery of our new Storyteller Overland 4x4 Mode on the 26st of June. This is our first RV and we are very excited to start traveling in it instead of flying. Grandkids in Indiana and new one arriving the end of July in Montana 😃 so we will be fast learners to the RV life. 😎
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I use clothespins with labels for "shore power" "water hose" "tv antenna" and etc which I clip to the drivers visor to remind what needs to be done before rolling


Cheers, Mike
Similarly, we use those colored kid's silicone snap bracelets you can get at Amazon, Michael's or Hobby Lobby with Sharpie printed reminder labels that you can snap on the steering wheel. We got that idea from a fellow RVer, Mike Stanley.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FCN5VNU...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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suggest you spend hours and hours in the driveway...living in AZ...night before we turn on the air conditioning ( on shore power) to get the van cool and move all our supplies into the cooled van
Cheers, Mike
Be very careful to check your owners’ manual and the a/c product info before running your a/c at home using shore power.

With some a/c units, unless you have an RV 30 amp or better power outlet at home, running the rig’s a/c on just regular household current can damage the units and cause very expensive repairs.
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