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    Posted: 11 Jan 2016 at 9:23pm
1/8/2016 Just purchased a 2016 171 from Jeff Couch's RV Nation and drove it home to Virginia.  Staff at Jeff's were helpful, and Dave the finance manger was super professional. The overall contact that I've had with Couch's has been positive and they are to be commended. I also purchased the E2 hitch which worked well.
 
Pulled with a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport. The Jeep could use some extra horsepower as the hills of WV were making the Jeep work for it. On the flats (which were few) I was in 5th gear at 60mph and 2000 rpm. Considering the killer hills in WV my gas millage was 12.5 mpg when not pulling 19.5 to 21. I suspect a flat pull to Florida will yield better millage for sure!

Spent my first night in Lebanon OH which is a short drive from Couch's. Could not make it in one day to get back home to VA as It's a solid 8hr drive. Pulled up to the campground at about 5PM. One thing that stood out was when I turned on the TV, it had already programmed in the local channels!

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Originally posted by jimqbaum jimqbaum wrote:

1/8/2016 Just purchased a 2016 171 from Jeff Couch's RV Nation and drove it home to Virginia.  Staff at Jeff's were helpful, and Dave the finance manger was super professional. The overall contact that I've had with Couch's has been positive and they are to be commended. I also purchased the E2 hitch which worked well.
 
Pulled with a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport. The Jeep could use some extra horsepower as the hills of WV were making the Jeep work for it. On the flats (which were few) I was in 5th gear at 60mph and 2000 rpm. Considering the killer hills in WV my gas millage was 12.5 mpg when not pulling 19.5 to 21. I suspect a flat pull to Florida will yield better millage for sure!

Spent my first night in Lebanon OH which is a short drive from Couch's. Could not make it in one day to get back home to VA as It's a solid 8hr drive. Pulled up to the campground at about 5PM. One thing that stood out was when I turned on the TV, it had already programmed in the local channels!


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