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Old 11-27-2007, 07:27 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lil'Darlin1972:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Oh--right. I keep forgetting that some of you live in parts of the country that get all that white stuff on the ground. I've never had to winterize (wouldn't even know where to start). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">We had snow for Thanksgiving this yer </span> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yuck. We had stuffing and mashed potatoes and other goodies.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:22 AM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Lil Darling 1972-- You can come too, bring the gang with you </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Old 11-28-2007, 07:41 AM   #19
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We were able to use our motorhome this summer to help my sister with a serious medical situation. In doing so I learned that hundreds of families are doing the same thing. My sister needed open heart surgery for a rather rare condition and one of the few places with doctors certified in this specific type of heart surgery was the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. My sister's husband had died very unexpectedly 3 weeks prior to her scheduled surgery. She was not able to make the 10 to 12 hour trip on her own so I put her in the motorhome and made her very comfortable so the trip would not add additional stress. We were there for less than two weeks because the doctor felt she could travel sooner following her surgery due to being in the motorhome and able to lay down in the bed while traveling.
I want to add that we stayed in a campground at the edge of Rochester that was set-up for the purpose of providing services to families that were getting medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic and it was absolutely the best.
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This RV park was excellent, friendly, respectful and very close to everything we needed to access for the 2 week period. There was even a shuttle bus that picked you up AT YOUR SITE on the hour and brought you back to YOUR SITE on the hour 5 days a week - you simply signed up each evening on a trip planner at the office for the specific time that you need to be picked up. The bus ran every hour from all of the Mayo Hospital locations so returning to your site required that you got on a bus at your hospital each hour to return to your motorhome. This campground was almost always close to full although they have a large overflow area and I never noticed any one being turned away. There were almost always 100+ RVs (mainly motorhomes & 5th wheels) on any given day we were there and most if not all were there due to the need of services from the Mayo Clinic. So this was a new experience with the motorhome for me and our family but obviously not for many other families. My sister has recovered is doing well thanks to the doctors at the Mayo.

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Old 11-28-2007, 08:06 AM   #20
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<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">Al,

Do you take all of those pets with you camping ?? LOL.

I would love to try tailgating next year to the Michigan/MSU game in Ann Arbor. Just have to convince my hubby the $125 is worth it. Isn't it usually the man who has to justify football ?? LOL </span> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No we do not take them all camping just the two dogs go with us!! However one time when it was 2 dogs & 1 cat we did take all 3, but since the 3 of them worked togeather against us we only take the 2 dogs! The story behind they worked against us is this!! We were camping in PA and we bought some fresh homemade baked goods, a nice loaf of rasin bread and a shoe-fly pie. Well the pie was in the oven so it was safe, and the bread was up on the stove top so we thought that was also safe !! Anyway the dogs talked the cat into jumping up on to the stove top, and knocking the bread down to the floor! When we got back in the MH there was a ripped up empty bag on the floor and 3 pets with rasin bread on there breath, sleeping on the couch !! Since then it is only the dogs, LOL !!
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:27 AM   #21
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I like others wondered about the using bottled water to flush, it never occuring to me that the RV was winterized. That's foreign language to us here on the Gulf Coast.
We use our coach year-round as we belong to 2FMCA groups so there are plenty of rallys during the winter.
Our biggie though is Mardi Gras. Near our house there are several parades preceeding the big parades in New Orleans. We park the coach in a supermarket lot, with managements blessings after showing him what a $$$ value we bring. Right next to the parade route, 1st come 1st served. Over the 1st weekend with 2 parades we will have usually 30 guests who all bring snacks and drinks. City furnishes PortaPottys all along the parade route. Our potty is just for women and kids. On Mardi Gras day we do a similar thing, just at a different location. For this one we have more folks, same conditions but the electric BBQ grill is taken out and burgers, dogs and sausages are on the pit. Probably 100 coaches in this parking lot. Gotta get there early to get "Front Row".
Miss Sue and I even got intervied by a local TV station a couple of yrs. ago. They brought the camera into our coach and all. Asked why we did this and we told them "Because we can and all of our guests enjoy it as much as we do". Well we were semi-famous for about 2 days in a very small circle of friends who happened to see the that channel's 10PM news.
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MCDDY--

that's a great story. I'm starting to get some ideas for alternate uses of my own MH.

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Great thread. This has been lots of fun, so thanks for starting it!
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"So this was a new experience with the motorhome for me and our family but obviously not for many other families. My sister has recovered is doing well thanks to the doctors at the Mayo."

<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">Dennis....what a great experience. It's so nice to hear those kind of stories.</span>

"Anyway the dogs talked the cat into jumping up on to the stove top, and knocking the bread down to the floor! When we got back in the MH there was a ripped up empty bag on the floor and 3 pets with rasin bread on there breath, sleeping on the couch !! Since then it is only the dogs, LOL !!"

<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">AL- I am ROFL here picturing this !!</span>

"Miss Sue and I even got intervied by a local TV station a couple of yrs. ago. They brought the camera into our coach and all. Asked why we did this and we told them "Because we can and all of our guests enjoy it as much as we do". Well we were semi-famous for about 2 days in a very small circle of friends who happened to see the that channel's 10PM news."

<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">Very cool Dave...great set up. I never had as much fun at a parade as we did this year.

This has been a fun topic

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I use my coach as a guest room, and as a base for Christmas decorating (boxes of decorations inside, and decorations on it). Since I have a place to plug it in, it also provides me another source of power for decorations (always in the past have managed to blow the existing breakers, that's when I know I'm done for the year )
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:21 PM   #25
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My brother in-law (wifes brother)is getting married in our home on new years eve. He and his new bride are spending the night in our MH. The wife and I plan to decorate and make it as pleasant as possible. Fortunatly it's hooked up to power so we can use a electric heater. It gets pretty cold up here.

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In the '70's I worked in Mobile, the home of the original Mardi Gras. My office was a block from the parade routes, so the family loaded up EARLY and we parked in a couple of spaces almost next to the reviewing stand on Bienville Square. I went to work and the family used the coach as a base of operations. One year the Today show was broadcasting from there and the crew asked my boys and their friends to cross the square several times to make it look like there was a bigger crowd than was actually there. The crowd did grow after sunup, so their fame was also short lived. By the time I got off work, there was an afternoon lull in the parades so we were able to get out of downtown rather easily. (Now the government gives a couple days off for Mardi Gras there, but I had to work.)
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You need to come to Michigan in Nov thru march.
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