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REALITY RVING - RV ROLLING (3rd Blog)

Posted 05-05-2019 at 08:48 AM by Patty1161 (Reality RVing)

So now my sister and I are on the third day of our first RV camping trip. Our campsite pad was pitched at a slightly downhill angle, but I wasn’t worried because my RV bubble levelers indicated I was perfectly level.
My sister was already up and about when I groggily got out of bed and started my coffee. Once again I see my sister looking at me with a worried look on her face while wringing her hands. She proceeded to tell me that she thinks we are slowly rolling downhill. When I asked...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 05-02-2019 at 05:42 PM by TomAndPeg
Updated 12-25-2019 at 02:32 PM by TomAndPeg

Update: No Awning = No Problem -- 5/2/2019

Our 2001 NewAire came without a coach-mounted awning. Fortunately for us, that's what we wanted (or didn't, as the case may be). While there are original NewAires out there equipped with coach-mounted awnings, those we've seen appear to be mounted a bit cattywampus. This is likely due to the coach's unusual lines.



Instead of an awning,...
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REALITY RV - POP GOES THE WEASEL (2nd Blog)

Posted 04-28-2019 at 08:18 AM by Patty1161 (Reality RVing)

Okay so now my sister and I survived our first RV towing trip and are all setup at our beautifully paved and deeply wooded site with water/electric hookup. During check-in the desk attendant had mentioned several times about bear awareness and safety precautions. I made special efforts to hide my concerns because I didn’t want to alarm my sister, but deep inside I was a little scared. Returning from going out to dinner, I opened a bottle of bubbly Moscato and we settled down to watch “The Great...
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Yes, I have been absent from the Blog scene

Posted 04-23-2019 at 05:45 AM by michealwhela
Updated 04-23-2019 at 05:49 AM by michealwhela
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For those that have been following my musings and rantings I thank you and I apologize for my absence. It started innocent enough. One of our winter snowbird trips had very poor internet connection. After a month of connections so poor I could not get email except for going to Mcdonalds or the library I got out of the habit. My regular blog Whelans on the road | Blog | RV Travel | Snowbirds | Motorhome had an off line ability and I focused on that. My bad... Anyway I am back and hope to stay...
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Starting off with a BANG!

Posted 04-20-2019 at 03:03 PM by Patty1161 (Reality RVing)

My very first RV trip started off with a BANG, literally! With my sister (unwillingly) and the 17FQ Viking RV in tow, I pulled out of my driveway and onto the road feeling ever so smug with the tune of “I am women, Hear Me Roar” singing in my head. Suddenly, I heard a loud bang and a scraping sound that ended with a bump to my truck’s back end. We both jumped out thinking we had been hit by another car, only to find the RV unhitched and sitting half on the road and shoulder.
My township’s...
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April 2019, outer banks

Posted 04-17-2019 at 10:17 AM by Chrissg8

Cape Hatteras RV park for the week. Beautiful here. Weather so far is awesome.
Love RVing.

This is our 1st posting.
Still learning this blog stuff.

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Minnie Winnie 22M

Posted 04-15-2019 at 11:33 AM by roddenby51

22Minnie in the barn, ready for our next adventure.

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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 04-14-2019 at 03:04 PM by TomAndPeg
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Update: A NewAire Pair (One is SOLD!) -- 4/14/19

A fellow NewAire owner sent me these pictures of his 2001 NewAire parked side by side with another 2001 rig. The pictures were taken very recently in southwest Michigan.



You can tell these are both 2001 models by just looking at the side windows. The 2001 NewAire models came equipped with angular swept back windows that are roughly...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 03-31-2019 at 09:38 AM by TomAndPeg
Updated 12-25-2019 at 02:33 PM by TomAndPeg

Update: We Moved Indoors -- 3/31/19

During a recent online surfing session, I saw a sidebar ad for indoor RV storage in my area. Still smarting from our more recent storage woes and winter weather (see previous posts), I decided it was worth a further look.



So I called: Duplex Indoor Storage in Sycamore, Illinois. They're located in what had been a large printing and warehouse...
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Why do we even have friends???

Posted 03-29-2019 at 10:24 AM by Overlord

We finally got home from bring the Overlord back to NC from Missouri and got it parked. The next morning I have a gang of light up porch animals loitering inside of our RV....

Turns out our friends, to congratulate us, used our spare house key to get inside the house and get the RV keys... and proceeded to load us up with decorative light up porch animals.

Thanks y'all.
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The original entry steps...

Posted 03-28-2019 at 02:04 PM by Overlord

were covered by the same vinyl the rest of the interior floor was covered with. It wasn't a perfect fit and it was useless for wiping your shoes or bare-feet. It just allowed for the dirt to be further tracked inside the RV. So, I removed the vinyl from the wood and carpeted them with a grey indoor/outdoor carpet from Lowe's ($5.00). Some automotive grade adhesive (3M Super77) and a few staples was all it took to finish the project. I did remove the hardware on the battery door(step) to get...
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We named our RV "The Overlord"...

Posted 03-28-2019 at 01:38 PM by Overlord

primarily because during the research and buying process we looked at so many different models and makes I couldn't remember the actual names. So I called it every word in the dictionary that starts with the letter O. Overlord got a few good laughs so we kept it. For now.... We flew to Missouri to complete the purchase from the dealer there. Reliable RV (the dealer)was wonderful through the entire process. We were first time buyers and they were very helpful. I started making improvements...
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Newmar Slide Out Problems - 2005 Northern Star

Posted 03-21-2019 at 10:07 AM by Charlie and Martha

If you are having problems or wanting to avoid problems with your vintage Newmar's slide outs. Read these two Blog Entries. It could save you money in diagnostics and also save you a bunch of time looking for the problem.

Newmar Slideout Diagnosis Part 1

Slideout Diagnosis and Repair Part 2
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 03-20-2019 at 07:21 AM by TomAndPeg
Updated 12-25-2019 at 02:33 PM by TomAndPeg

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!


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1977 Nomad Redo

Posted 03-17-2019 at 06:15 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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