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Hurricane Michael

Posted 10-18-2018 at 08:17 PM by ET-S

Just Returned From Fla. There was a path of about 85 miles wide left by this Hurricane The News I don't think is reporting it all, and we probably want know Just how bad it was there. Just out side of Tallahassee, No Power for the whole time we were there had Generators for running Pump and Taking care of Farm animals, Hot But Dry thank goodness. Clean up will probably take years for most of the areas. If you are planning a Fla. Trip please take extra food, Water, and supplies to help other...
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The Dicsoverys trip Home

Posted 10-17-2018 at 08:13 PM by MEWright

We have had it home for a week. It has been pouring rain but I have managed to get an amazing amount of stuff loaded. We still have all our personal stuff, bedding, clothes, books, food etc... to load but we are closing in on it.

I cant wait for this weekend. Even if we dont leave in it we will stay in the driveway since we have a 50AMP plug in our driveway we can staycation here.

Not sure if everyone is fully aware of the flooding in central Texas is right now but,...
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Full Time Rving... Not just for the Retired!

Posted 10-15-2018 at 06:18 PM by Badger147

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I have been asked to write on Full Time Rving....Not just for the Retired from a rvingforlife.com community member that is looking into selling her home, and considering a fifth-wheel for her residents while she continues to work a full-time job.

There are countless people all around the U.S. that are making the change from "Wage Slave" to "Freedom" everyday. Single people, Couples and some...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 10-15-2018 at 09:11 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Power Tune -- 10/15/18



You can't have too much torque or horse power for accelerating a diesel pusher like the NewAire onto the highway or climbing grades.

Fortunately, Ag Diesel Solutions makes a plug and play module that adds an additional 65 hp and 100+ lb-ft of torque to an otherwise dependable Cummins ISB 5.9L. We installed this same solution on a '98 Discovery where...
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Toad

Posted 10-14-2018 at 07:55 PM by markarbogast

After a year of waiting taking a few short overnight trips just to get some experience we traded for a used Jeep Wrangler. Just now trying to get the tow equipment lined up.
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Toad

Posted 10-14-2018 at 07:55 PM by markarbogast

After a year of waiting taking a few short overnight trips just to get some experience we traded for a used Jeep Wrangler. Just now trying to get the tow equipment lined up.
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Part 10 - The final chapter of the SAGA

Posted 10-11-2018 at 07:24 PM by MEWright

10 Second recap to get you up to date;
Bought a Thor 33.3 Palazzo in Aug 18
Loaded it out
Went on trip
it died
Towed to Freightliner
month to fix
Picked up second time
It died again
Cant be fixed (or not by us)
Ancira buys it back -YEP 100%
We buy new/used Fleetwood Discovery 40G
Needed warranty work for PS hose
Your caught up until today...........
Its done and we go today to get it 10-11-18
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Part 9--- No way!

Posted 10-05-2018 at 03:34 PM by MEWright

Well its Friday and we are in Austin, not in Boerne picking up our new coach...

WTH you ask????

Well Thursday started like any other day. About 3 i get an email that it has been delayed for Friday.

Apparently there was a simple recall on the Fleetwoods about a power steering hose. Ancira RV sent the coach to Freightliner SA to have this addressed. On route a check engine light came on. Holy CR$P Batman, another check engine light. ...
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Part 8 -- The New Deal

Posted 10-03-2018 at 12:41 PM by MEWright

Ancira RV will take the 2015 Thor Palazzo 33.3 back and get us out of it 100% like it never happened.

They are getting us into a 2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G. The 2014, 40G has 1600 miles all new tires, new batteries and the normal make ready that this dealership does.

Like I have stressed from the beginning of this tale, we were never "pissed or even upset" at the dealership, they have done everything they could have done and done it right. We were never...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 10-03-2018 at 08:12 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Pantry Storage -- 10/3/18



Storage space in the NewAire comes at a premium, both outside and in. One of the first inside projects we did was to add a Pull Out Pantry to the narrow cabinet located next to the control panel above the fridge. The wood pantry shelves first had to be shortened by 1.5", and we replaced the drawer slides with a 20" set to fit the reduced cabinet depth....
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Part 7 - 1 yard line, Its almost official

Posted 10-01-2018 at 05:17 PM by MEWright

Well, it looks we have all agreed to the new deal.

Remember, we bought a 2015 Thor Palazzo 33.3 from Ancira RV in Boerne Texas.

2 major malfunctions later (read the previous blogs to see the issues) Ancira RV agreed to help us into a different coach .

When we first started shopping we looked at a 2017 Fleetwood Discovery 40G. AWESOME coach way way way out of our budget and we decided to go smaller for the first few years, learn RVing...
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Part 6 Unpacking

Posted 09-30-2018 at 06:39 PM by MEWright
Updated 09-30-2018 at 06:53 PM by MEWright

Not sure how many of you have ever sold a coach. But I can tell you one thing for certain for those who have not. You will need more boxes than you think. For a coach we had in our possession for only a few days total we sure packed it full of stuff.

I went to Freighter SA on Friday to unload the remaining items from our coach. I had previously unload allot of it when it broke down the second time leaving me stranded.

The first round we took a full truck load out,...
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Lost in America Tour

Posted 09-30-2018 at 04:15 PM by tunaclub1

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W24 Turn Signal Gremlin

Posted 09-28-2018 at 03:34 PM by jwanchek

I have a 2005 Newmar MtAire over a 2004 W24 chassis.


Statement of problem: Left turn signal blows fuse when turning left. It does not blow if you drive straight or turn right with left signal on. It does not blow if you turn left while stationary. Right turn with right turn signal is fine. Rear camera and backup lights are on the same fuse.


What I've done so far: Shake all wires I can get to with left turn signal on. Unplugged all rear lights under...
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Part 1 Purchasing our new Coach from Ancira RV in Boerne

Posted 09-28-2018 at 05:54 AM by MEWright
Updated 09-28-2018 at 09:28 AM by MEWright

We spent over a year looking at coaches, new and used. We decided on a brand we liked, we could afford and had the amenities we felt we wanted. We spent a few months searching IRV2, RVT and other sites for this particular coach. We narrowed it down to 3. 1 in Forth Worth Texas at a dealership, 1 in FL and 1 in Boerne Texas at Ancira RV.

The dealership in Fort Worth was worse than any used car outfit I have ever talked to. I called about the coach I wanted, that I knew they had. The...
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