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Old 02-10-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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Hello,
We have just put a deposit on a new '07 36BDO This is after about a year of planning, looking and budgeting toward our goal of sell the house, upgrade 5th wheel and truck and head out full timing. The house is for sale, and we could not pass up the deal on the 36BDO.
We have RV'd for going on 8 years now, but will probably have questions about the NEW one as time goes on.
This is first post on this site, hope it goes up OK.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:41 AM   #2
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Ageynkagey, How exciting, I looked at that floor plan and I really liked it. Hope you show up often and share youíre experiences of being an Excel owner. Book2
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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Ag,

Welcome aboard! I like that floorplan alot! Hope all goes well on the house deal. Come in and let us know how it goes...we have lots of fun here. Don't settle for anything less than a 450 or 4500 on the TV. That 36 BDO is one heavy mother goose!
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Ageyncagey,
Welcome to the Excel Forum. Glad I saw your post. Great place and great family!
MM will be by with the welcome wagon shortly!
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Ageyncagey!

Great to hear from you! Don't be afraid to break the forum. I haven't so far, so it's gotta be pretty durable!

Still doing a lot of reading here. Still got a PDI to do. But we've got the trailer nailed down. Stay in touch!

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ageynkagey, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us. Congratulations on the new 36BDO! I am sure you will enjoy it and these forums very much. Take care and keep us posted.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:34 AM   #7
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Thanks all for the welcome. We are being kept pretty busy prepping the house for sale/showing.
Will be setting up here(Devon Lions Park) for the summer.
Anyone heading to Alaska keep us in mind, our park is just off the SW corner of Edmonton Alberta, on the west bypass.
Going to the dealer this AM to measure width of it with slides out etc. It is also -10f now!!

Rockin, ours has CCC of 3159, so we MAY not be running gross wt. As long as I can talk Kath out of taking her vacuum cleaner, her sewing machine and serger?(must about 300 lbs there )
Will need room for my valuable <STRIKE>junk
</STRIKE>I mean possessions!

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:38 AM   #8
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Ageynkagey,

Welcome to the forum. Hopefully you will be at the family reunion this year at the end of May.

Last family reunion they had that model on display and we fell in love with it. Also saw one built during our factory tour and spent so much time in it at the finishing area that we lost the tour.

Nice floor plan.
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we MAY not be running gross wt. As long as I can talk Kath out of taking her vacuum cleaner, her sewing machine and serger?(must about 300 lbs there Smile)
Will need room for my valuable junk
I mean possessions!
Now that's funny, but true, DW want's to take the WHOLE House when we only need 1/2?? Anyway welcome to the Forum, it's a really great Place!
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ageynkagey...I want to officially welcome you to iRV2 and especially the Excel Forum! I am usually much quicker on the welcoming end of things-but you happen to join on one of the busiest days I have had in months -but I also saw everyone else jumping in so I knew you were in good hands. This is a great group of people ...and they are the smartest Excel Owners around, they know everything there is to know as a group, collectively.
I have also added the Excel Karma under your name...and we do look forward to your posts, whether it be questions, solutions or just general nonsense.

Again..welcome to the forums..we hope you visit & post often!!

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ag,

Still stand by my comments on the 450/4500 minimum TV. Even if you had 1000 CCC that is one heavy unit. Take it from someone that has pulled 17,000 lbs. 35 ft for about 45,000 miles in 4 years with a 1 ton dually. When it comes choosing a TV....more is better (to a point). My Tug does a great job on flat land, but weak when pulling big mountain passes. I just don't want you to be disappointed. Not meaning to be the weight police. I'm assuming you have disk brakes on the your coach. I would never be without them again. Have fun! rockin'
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Its the downhills I'd worry about along with the nut who figures you can stop on a dime, which you can't.
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Still stand by my comments on the 450/4500 minimum TV. Even if you had 1000 CCC that is one heavy unit. Take it from someone that has pulled 17,000 lbs. 35 ft for about 45,000 miles in 4 years with a 1 ton dually. When it comes choosing a TV....more is better (to a point). My Tug does a great job on flat land, but weak when pulling big mountain passes. I just don't want you to be disappointed. Not meaning to be the weight police. I'm assuming you have disk brakes on the your coach. I would never be without them again. Have fun! rockin'
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by motojavaphil:
Its the downhills I'd worry about along with the nut who figures you can stop on a dime, which you can't.
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