Originally Posted by ScottyJ25
I guess it was a big shock for me to spend this much money on something and have it have so many issues in the first week lol.
First, congratulations and welcome to the family!
It's understandable that you're happy and excited to be in your new home-on-the road, and you want everything to be perfect. But even when we bought our S&B home 20 years ago (and spending a whole lot more money), there was a punch list to address the things that needed adjustments or fixing.
When we first got our RW, it seems like every time we went somewhere, we discovered some new issue. One time it was the Dirt Devil not working, which was due to the base unit not being connected to power in the basement. It wasn't as easy a fix as it might sound due to gaining access, but Vaughan was able to take care of it. Fortunately, he, like most you'll meet here, is able to repair most things himself. It's a pain taking any of these big rigs in for service. Living in them full time or having to travel so far only adds to that pain.
Definitely stay active and involved on this forum. The wealth of knowledge and assistance you'll find here is immeasurable. Chances are good that if you encountered a problem, someone else here did also. Also, if you don't have a basic knowledge of RV components, you might want to consider taking an RV maintenance course. Terry Cooper, a fellow Redwoodite, teaches such a course with classes all over the country. Even though Vaughan already had a pretty good working knowledge, he took the course and learned from it. It's not cheap, but will probably save you money and aggravation in the long run.