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Old 08-06-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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My new 3895

Here she is folks picked her up on Tuesday and she pulled like a dream. Come on labor day!
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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Jgaroni: Yes that's what I like to see, It looks great, I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do...
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Very nice but you don't need to wait until Labor Day for a shake down trip.
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Very nice but you don't need to wait until Labor Day for a shake down trip.
Give him a break he need to save up to replace the "China Bombs"
Your unit looks quite nice
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:03 PM   #5
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Congratulations! Looks great. Definite shakedown cruise before Labor Day though.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:35 AM   #6
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Congratulations! I love my 3895.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:57 AM   #7
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I hope Labor Day is the first of many fun trips as you explore the USA in your new 3895!!!
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:19 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone. We are really excited. I'm trying to check everything as it sits in the driveway so that I know what to do when I pull into my first rv park. Can you say rookie and learning curve. :-)
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Jgaroni, don't know if you had one that long, but watch those turns, My old one was 39ft, and just that extra 4ft makes me turn a little later...
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Evidently I didn't turn off the main electric switch the day before yesterday. Went out to play with the trailer and the batteries were dead. I don't have shore power hook up at my house YET. Had to jump start the generator. Hope letting it run for a few hours charged em back up.
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The main switch doesn't turn off everything, you have to disconnect the Battery, if you are not turning on anything and just want to charge the battery, get a adapter for the 50 plug down to whatever your house wiring is......or get a battery tender, keeps the battery charged....
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Ok thanks. Does it matter which of the 2 batteries I hook the tender up to? Is my plain old 110 motorcycle tender ok or should I find something solar?
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I don't think it matters, both batteries are connected together, and if the Motorcycle tender is for 12 volts, it would work ...If your going to run a cord all the way to your RV, you could go for the plug Adapter?
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If you have two 12 volt batteries. Connect to either one. I have all options. Solar, 50 amp at home. The a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter then a 30 amp to 20 amp adapter.

If I were you I would get what ever adapter necessary to plug into wherever you are going to get your 110 volts. Then you will know for certain that your converter is working.

My battery tender motorcycle chargers only put out 1.5 amps and you probably have more parasitic draw that that.
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You're getting a good start...learning some lessons! I recommend spending some nights in the new Voltage before heading out. Yup, basically live in it! Test the fridge, the oven, the microwave, the shower, the toilets, the entertainment center.

One of my biggies...lift bed in the bedroom...like you're getting to the storage area. Look at the OSB the mattress is resting on. Does it come to within 2 inches of each side of the mattress??? Ours is a 2014 3800 and on the "passenger" side, the OSB was 2" from the edge of the mattress. On the "driver" side, the OSZB was more than 7" from the edge of the mattress. So I felt like I was sleeping in a "hole"!! Dealer said it was design...well, I redesigned it, replaced the OSB, now 1" in from both edges of the mattress and sleeps very well!

Do yourself a favor and get two of the Valterra "twist on" valves for the ends of your drain piping. You won't regret it!!!

All the very best with your new RV!!

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