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Old 06-07-2016, 09:24 PM   #183
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Whoa, the white!! Need my shades...

Let the healing begin. Life is great on the road in a fine coach...

I'll smoke a fine Drew Estate Cafe Con Leche cigar in your honor...
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:30 PM   #184
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Whoa, the white!! Need my shades...

Let the healing begin. Life is great on the road in a fine coach...

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Lol Bad Bolt!!! Thanks!
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Thanks! I think I'm more impressed with your wife! Must be sooo stressful for her to fear something she does (basically) on a daily basis!
I think she mostly freaks out when there is turbulence. I could not believe it when I found this out about her. She was already a flight attendant when we met. It's like wanting to become a train engineer when your afraid of trains. Oh well.
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:23 PM   #186
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I think she mostly freaks out when there is turbulence. I could not believe it when I found this out about her. She was already a flight attendant when we met. It's like wanting to become a train engineer when your afraid of trains. Oh well.
Lol, that is a little unusual! Turbulence is a crap shoot also, i don't know how she does it. The older I get the more fearful I am.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:42 PM   #187
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THANK YOU and very glad you and the pups are ok!

Just wanted to say, I've been climbing the learning curve on DP ownership and just read your entire thread. I'd just purchased a TPMS for my 2005 Expedition, I'll be adding the steering stabilizer as well.

I'm sorry this happened to you guys, but know at least one more person has learned from it!!
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:53 PM   #188
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Just wanted to say, I've been climbing the learning curve on DP ownership and just read your entire thread. I'd just purchased a TPMS for my 2005 Expedition, I'll be adding the steering stabilizer as well.

I'm sorry this happened to you guys, but know at least one more person has learned from it!!
Thanks, that's great to hear! Money will spent! I wouldn't wish that experience on my worst enemy! It won't prevent a blow out but will prevent the possible/probable devastation that follows.
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Bad Memories...

Lisa,

You will never believe what I ran across while shopping in Bunnell FL at the local NAPA store. I had to get some electrical stuff to make an adapter for when I am parked at my brother's barn in upstate NY where we are headed next week.

The clerk that waited on me is a long time RVer as I have been too so we got to talking about RVing. One thing led to another and somehow we got on RV accidents. Then he tells me about this motor-coach sitting down the road about one block away at a truck place with the whole right side gone. So after checking out I drove down to the truck lot and saw this American Dream that had brought back some memories of this thread. I went in to talk to the owner and he stated that he bought it at an auction in Fort Pierce FL for $800. He is planning to use different parts from the coach but the main ones are the Cummins engine and Allison transmission plus the Onan Generator. I took some photos which I have posted and I am almost positive that it WAS your coach.

The owner stated that some unique stuff that he found in the coach were some utensils in the drawers that were made of bamboo and some other stuff that was labeled Margaritaville.

He asked that if it is your coach and you can probably tell from the VIN number on the sticker whether it is or not but if it is he would like to know how many miles were on the coach before the accident.

Sorry to bring back some terrible memories however I am sure that you are now enjoying your new one by now.

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Congrats on the new coach!! Very nice! I hope you guy's have some wonderful carefree miles ahead.
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Lisa,

You will never believe what I ran across while shopping in Bunnell FL at the local NAPA store. I had to get some electrical stuff to make an adapter for when I am parked at my brother's barn in upstate NY where we are headed next week.

The clerk that waited on me is a long time RVer as I have been too so we got to talking about RVing. One thing led to another and somehow we got on RV accidents. Then he tells me about this motor-coach sitting down the road about one block away at a truck place with the whole right side gone. So after checking out I drove down to the truck lot and saw this American Dream that had brought back some memories of this thread. I went in to talk to the owner and he stated that he bought it at an auction in Fort Pierce FL for $800. He is planning to use different parts from the coach but the main ones are the Cummins engine and Allison transmission plus the Onan Generator. I took some photos which I have posted and I am almost positive that it WAS your coach.

The owner stated that some unique stuff that he found in the coach were some utensils in the drawers that were made of bamboo and some other stuff that was labeled Margaritaville.

He asked that if it is your coach and you can probably tell from the VIN number on the sticker whether it is or not but if it is he would like to know how many miles were on the coach before the accident.

Sorry to bring back some terrible memories however I am sure that you are now enjoying your new one by now.

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YES! That's ours! I had a margaritaville theme in the kitchen. Those kitchen utensils... Hell! EVERYTHING in that coach was brand new! We only used 2 forks & knives & 1 spoon from that set, pretty sure all of it was still in the plastic wrappers. We weren't allowed in the coach so there was a lot left behind. Ask him if he found a black bag in the small hallway closet full of small vacuum parts, would love to have them back & would buy them from him... They go to my new vacuum & I can't get all those back.
I don't remember the precise number, title was given to insurance company, but I do know it's at or below 94,000 miles when it was totaled. Also, that generator was still running even after the blow out & running great I might add, Dave actually had to turn it off after that whole fiasco.
Someone here also was interested in the furniture, if he's interested.
I'm stunned! Can't believe this, what a small world! Thanks Richard!
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Thanks so much! First trip is in 3 weeks!
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Lisa,

You will never believe what I ran across while shopping in Bunnell FL at the local NAPA store. I had to get some electrical stuff to make an adapter for when I am parked at my brother's barn in upstate NY where we are headed next week.

The clerk that waited on me is a long time RVer as I have been too so we got to talking about RVing. One thing led to another and somehow we got on RV accidents. Then he tells me about this motor-coach sitting down the road about one block away at a truck place with the whole right side gone. So after checking out I drove down to the truck lot and saw this American Dream that had brought back some memories of this thread. I went in to talk to the owner and he stated that he bought it at an auction in Fort Pierce FL for $800. He is planning to use different parts from the coach but the main ones are the Cummins engine and Allison transmission plus the Onan Generator. I took some photos which I have posted and I am almost positive that it WAS your coach.

The owner stated that some unique stuff that he found in the coach were some utensils in the drawers that were made of bamboo and some other stuff that was labeled Margaritaville.

He asked that if it is your coach and you can probably tell from the VIN number on the sticker whether it is or not but if it is he would like to know how many miles were on the coach before the accident.

Sorry to bring back some terrible memories however I am sure that you are now enjoying your new one by now.

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Oh! And if he finds a pair of prescription sunglasses, lol!
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YES! That's ours! I had a margaritaville theme in the kitchen. Those kitchen utensils... Hell! EVERYTHING in that coach was brand new! We only used 2 forks & knives & 1 spoon from that set, pretty sure all of it was still in the plastic wrappers. We weren't allowed in the coach so there was a lot left behind. Ask him if he found a black bag in the small hallway closet full of small vacuum parts, would love to have them back & would buy them from him... They go to my new vacuum & I can't get all those back.

I don't remember the precise number, title was given to insurance company, but I do know it's at or below 94,000 miles when it was totaled. Also, that generator was still running even after the blow out & running great I might add, Dave actually had to turn it off after that whole fiasco.

Someone here also was interested in the furniture, if he's interested.

I'm stunned! Can't believe this, what a small world! Thanks Richard!
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Oh! And if he finds a pair of prescription sunglasses, lol!

Hi Lisa,

I've put a call into Mason, the new owner of the American Dream. He hasn't called back as yet but when he does I will give him the message about the mileage on the coach.

I will get a phone number for him so that you can call him directly to ask about the vacuum tools, RX glasses and any other stuff that you may be interested in retrieving if it's still there.

You can also ask about the furniture if that person is still interested but I don't know exactly what he has planned for the parts other than the engine, transmission and generator.

I know he has an older motorcoach which he plans on upgrading and he possibly may be using some of the stuff for his coach, I don't know.

I will let him know that I had talked to you and that you will be calling him once I have his number to give to you.

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Hi Lisa,

I've put a call into Mason, the new owner of the American Dream. He hasn't called back as yet but when he does I will give him the message about the mileage on the coach.

I will get a phone number for him so that you can call him directly to ask about the vacuum tools, RX glasses and any other stuff that you may be interested in retrieving if it's still there.

You can also ask about the furniture if that person is still interested but I don't know exactly what he has planned for the parts other than the engine, transmission and generator.

I know he has an older motorcoach which he plans on upgrading and he possibly may be using some of the stuff for his coach, I don't know.

I will let him know that I had talked to you and that you will be calling him once I have his number to give to you.

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Thanks Richard! Only thing I'd be interested in would be my glasses & that black bag. Replaced everything else & really the contents are his, just thought I'd ask. I don't know who it was that was interested in buying the furniture & at this point it really doesn't matter. Also, I asked husband about mileage, 98,000... Was 96,000 when we bought it. Thanks again!
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