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Posted Yesterday at 10:29 PM by ccinep

Hi all,
Dont know how to really use this forum but I am going to give it a shot. I just purchased another MH. It is a 1978 Chevy Eldorado. I just finished a 84 Jamboree that I remodeled and did engine work on. Now I have this one and I think I will keep it. Its cute but need some TLC on the inside and some work on the front end. So I thought I would give this group a shot. Hope this gets to the group. Thx all
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted Yesterday at 06:21 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Cummins@Indy; a Blog of a Blog -- 3/20/19

No credit taken: I just though folks would like to read about Cummins race history at Indianapolis.

Enjoy!

Click here to learn more about our 2001 NewAire.
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1977 Nomad Redo

Posted 03-17-2019 at 05:15 PM by casaazul

Just got started on the demo of the front interior of our 1977 Nomad travel trailer. The front has lots of water damage/rot but most of the rear of the trailer is just fine. The ceiling is good so minimal work on that! Yeah.

In 2 days we got wall paneling out, windows removed and a plan to rebuild.

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Posted 03-16-2019 at 08:35 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Homeward Bound (and Spruced) -- 3/16/19

After 6 weeks enjoying the warmer weather in Florida and Georgia, we somewhat reluctantly turned homeward toward Chicago. The DW suggested that we have the coach cleaned up along the way, so we hit the Blue Beacon Truck Wash just outside Nashville, Tennessee.



If you've never tried Blue Beacon to have the road washed from your rig,...
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Posted 03-09-2019 at 09:08 AM by thomaspryan
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Update: Oh Savannah (& Tybee Island) -- 3/9/19

Our last stop before turning homeward is Tybee Island just east of Savannah, GA. While we've been to Savannah a couple times before, this was our first visit to Tybee.



We stayed at the Rivers End Campground, which is a lovely, well-kept park situated at the north end of the small island, just a stone's throw from the beaches and the...
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West Coast to East Coast and back again

Posted 03-03-2019 at 10:11 AM by outdoorplay
Updated 03-03-2019 at 10:31 AM by outdoorplay

Hi and thank you for reading my blog first I should start off with I have a severe learning disability and can only spell phonetically as I pronounced the worst I pronounce it the worse I spell it so I mostly right by talk to text, So please forgive me if there is a word that is the right word but obviously the wrong spelling if I do not have the ability to know the difference between a properly wrong spelled word. This blog is going to be about our adventures going across the United States down...
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Posted 03-02-2019 at 03:23 PM by thomaspryan
Updated 03-03-2019 at 05:39 PM by thomaspryan

Update: Hooked on ScanGauge D -- 3/2/19

This is an overdue tech post about my personal addiction to the ScanGauge D monitor. D is for Diesel, and I can't imagine operating a diesel-powered coach (or big rig) without one.



While this well-thought-out computer/monitor (shown above at engine idle) will display a whole host of engine operating parameters (AKA gauges), my usage falls...
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Take Your Time

Posted 03-01-2019 at 02:46 PM by Odieman51

Traveling north on 95 today with it raining I was passed by numerous various types of RVs, TT,s 5th wheels and both large and small MHs, both towing and not. I had my cruise set at 63 mph. Many were exceeding the 70mph speed limit. What is the rush, your on vacation! Being a retired first responder, I have witnessed what happens when a tire is blown, or brakes are suddenly applied while towing a trailer. If either of these catastrophes happens your in trouble at any speed. But your chances of...
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Posted 02-27-2019 at 01:33 PM by thomaspryan
Updated 02-28-2019 at 07:16 AM by thomaspryan

Update: Walking Old St Augustine -- 2/27/19

Monday dawned sunny and clear, providing us with a great day to do a walking tour of old St Augustine. We started at the southern end, on King Street, at Flagler College (pictured).



The college is housed in what was originally the luxury Ponce de Leon Hotel built in 1888, which is a stunning piece of architecture. Tours are offered, but we...
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Tag axle

Posted 02-24-2019 at 06:17 PM by Smturnbull

I have a 96 Dutchstar. My tag axle deflates when engine is turned off. Is this normal?
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Posted 02-22-2019 at 04:04 PM by thomaspryan
Updated 02-24-2019 at 02:51 PM by thomaspryan

Update: GR8 Salt Springs & Cedar Key -- 2/22/19

We've been staying at the Salt Springs Recreation Area in Ocala National Forest in north-central Florida. The actual springs (pictured) allow swimming in crystal clear water that is a constant 72F year-round.



The grounds and buildings are immaculately kept with neat trails and walkways. The camping facilities are among the best we've...
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Decision to NOT take the coach!

Posted 02-20-2019 at 07:45 AM by MEWright

We planned a trip for the presidents day weekend to run up to Durango Colorado and get some skiing in. Nice long weekend, great for a quick trip.

Dilema;
Take the coach or drive and get a hotel each way???

16 Hours drive in my truck 18 in the coach.
75-85mph in the truck, 65-70mph in the coach
12.8 MPG in the truck - 8MPG in the coach
Additional fuel over hotel costs???
Weather????

We decided to drive my truck and...
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Rep Pro Sofa

Posted 02-19-2019 at 09:40 AM by Tyseal

I'm looking at replacing my sofa with a Rep Pro reclining sofa. The upholstery is what I'm concerned with. does anyone have Rep-Pro products and how well is it holding up.
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Help! Buying our first RV - Class C

Posted 02-19-2019 at 09:32 AM by kenandrea

We are looking at a 2018 Forest River Forester 3011DS with full body paint and some other nice options but are a bit concerned that it has been hanging out at the dealership since new and is essentially 2 years old now. Hard to figure out what a reasonable price is as well.
Any thoughts on this model, pricing and buying new "last year's models" at a dealer?
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Posted 02-19-2019 at 08:05 AM by thomaspryan
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Update: The Not Forgotten Coast -- 2/19/19

Traveling from Pensacola to Salt Springs, we decided to drive the Forgotten Coast Highway, Florida 98, to see for ourselves what that part of the world looks like.



I realized that we would also bear witness to the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. We both grew up in the heartland's Tornado Alley, but nothing could prepare us for the devastation...
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