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Old 06-01-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Wow....it's here! Finally! Actually right on time- it was due today. What a day yesterday was: get new 20k hitch in, get insurance together, try to put $16,000 check in the bank and find out it was invalid, hunt down ś95's buyer and get him to transfer money into our bank account- you name it- it happened. But in the end, it ALL happened, and we got our new SLC3905 in it's new home. We were fortunate to be able to jump every hurdle thrown at us, so I'm taking that as an omen that we were to have it!



We had been up in the desert all last weekend trying to sell the F250, and then came home to a voicemail message that the SLC was in- it arrived at Giant on Saturday, and we sold the '95 on Sunday- is that close, or is that close (Go ahead- pick one and you'll be right!). We went to see it on Monday, and the first thing we noticed was a billion ants (I'm not kidding- they had, like, 10 lane freeways going into the coach) crawling all over and in it- EVERYWHERE. Obviously, that was a problem, but Giant took care of it right away (no sign of ants now). We gave it an initial PDI of about an hour, of which we discovered some minor things like the valance over the door screwed and stapled into thin air (gap between door frame and wall paneling), a śmissing' panel inside left of the bedroom TV cabinet, the equalizing pipe between the fresh water tanks un-braced, and a mis-manufactured queen bed/sofa frame that doesn't rest on the bracket that folds out to hold it. Other than the last, Giant took care of everything before we got there yesterday @ 3:00pm. Warrior is going to have to fix the frame, but I'm gonna give a run or two to see what other little monsters come out, but all in all, we are extremely happy with our purchase. Our second PDI was with their "Orientation Specialist"Ł that I thought was very worthwhile (LOTS of special tips that could be useful- a lot I knew, but then a whole bunch I didn't- the guy was pretty thorough). We finally made it home about 8pm where all of our friends (except you guys and gals) and neighbors were happily waiting in front of our house and ready to drink our beer, and to see just how it was going to fit on the RV pad. Got to bed about 11:30pm last night when the last friend left (who may be my buyer for the F250- he's going to the CU today).

I'll try to give you a rundown of what we got: obviously all the standard stuff that WW puts in the SLC (Howie- Bedroom Reading Lights- see bedroom pic!)):

Tan Interior w/Blue Graphics
Bedroom Slide
Electric Double Queen Beds in Rear
Bay Windows and Swivel Rockers
Vinyl Flooring Package
Diamondplate Wall Protectors
Diamondplate Front Panel Protector
Onan 5.5kw Genset w/ 50amp service
40gal & 20gal Fuel Tanks
Gelcoat Exterior
Outside Barbeque
Rear Ramp Screen
Stab Jacks & Spare Tire/Mount
12 volt Ceiling Fan



I also ordered the Auto/Manual Kingdome and 2nd AC unit for the bedroom, and am picking up my onboard compressor today. I am also getting the 4 6volt Trojan batteries that Chris had gotten for us, and need to still get the inverter (Mike- please make sure nothing happens to 56's inverter thread!). The stereo also needs to be installed (my 2000w system), as well as the interior sound system (I did not order any of WW's sound stuff). And then there's the "56 Wine Cellar"Ł, TyCreek's "Added Shelves"Ł, and countless other things I've learned here that will take forever and a day to do.



(More pics in the Photo Section)

I even begin to tell those who haven't seen the SLC just how many drawers and cabinets are in them- as well as overhead and basement storage. If someone was to fill all of them, I betcha that stuff would weight almost as much as the TH- there is NO shortage of storage space. And speaking of weight- my F250, even though I have the Banks, is definitely not the TV to have for an SLC- it was working pretty hard to make it up the Yucaipa grade, and I wouldn't even attempt Cajon Pass unless I had a spare tranny in the trunk! If all goes well, we should have the F350 dually soon.

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging thoughts- hope we can get together soon! And special kudos to Chris & Martin @ Giant for being great to work with!

Sean
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Wow....it's here! Finally! Actually right on time- it was due today. What a day yesterday was: get new 20k hitch in, get insurance together, try to put $16,000 check in the bank and find out it was invalid, hunt down ś95's buyer and get him to transfer money into our bank account- you name it- it happened. But in the end, it ALL happened, and we got our new SLC3905 in it's new home. We were fortunate to be able to jump every hurdle thrown at us, so I'm taking that as an omen that we were to have it!



We had been up in the desert all last weekend trying to sell the F250, and then came home to a voicemail message that the SLC was in- it arrived at Giant on Saturday, and we sold the '95 on Sunday- is that close, or is that close (Go ahead- pick one and you'll be right!). We went to see it on Monday, and the first thing we noticed was a billion ants (I'm not kidding- they had, like, 10 lane freeways going into the coach) crawling all over and in it- EVERYWHERE. Obviously, that was a problem, but Giant took care of it right away (no sign of ants now). We gave it an initial PDI of about an hour, of which we discovered some minor things like the valance over the door screwed and stapled into thin air (gap between door frame and wall paneling), a śmissing' panel inside left of the bedroom TV cabinet, the equalizing pipe between the fresh water tanks un-braced, and a mis-manufactured queen bed/sofa frame that doesn't rest on the bracket that folds out to hold it. Other than the last, Giant took care of everything before we got there yesterday @ 3:00pm. Warrior is going to have to fix the frame, but I'm gonna give a run or two to see what other little monsters come out, but all in all, we are extremely happy with our purchase. Our second PDI was with their "Orientation Specialist"Ł that I thought was very worthwhile (LOTS of special tips that could be useful- a lot I knew, but then a whole bunch I didn't- the guy was pretty thorough). We finally made it home about 8pm where all of our friends (except you guys and gals) and neighbors were happily waiting in front of our house and ready to drink our beer, and to see just how it was going to fit on the RV pad. Got to bed about 11:30pm last night when the last friend left (who may be my buyer for the F250- he's going to the CU today).

I'll try to give you a rundown of what we got: obviously all the standard stuff that WW puts in the SLC (Howie- Bedroom Reading Lights- see bedroom pic!)):

Tan Interior w/Blue Graphics
Bedroom Slide
Electric Double Queen Beds in Rear
Bay Windows and Swivel Rockers
Vinyl Flooring Package
Diamondplate Wall Protectors
Diamondplate Front Panel Protector
Onan 5.5kw Genset w/ 50amp service
40gal & 20gal Fuel Tanks
Gelcoat Exterior
Outside Barbeque
Rear Ramp Screen
Stab Jacks & Spare Tire/Mount
12 volt Ceiling Fan



I also ordered the Auto/Manual Kingdome and 2nd AC unit for the bedroom, and am picking up my onboard compressor today. I am also getting the 4 6volt Trojan batteries that Chris had gotten for us, and need to still get the inverter (Mike- please make sure nothing happens to 56's inverter thread!). The stereo also needs to be installed (my 2000w system), as well as the interior sound system (I did not order any of WW's sound stuff). And then there's the "56 Wine Cellar"Ł, TyCreek's "Added Shelves"Ł, and countless other things I've learned here that will take forever and a day to do.



(More pics in the Photo Section)

I even begin to tell those who haven't seen the SLC just how many drawers and cabinets are in them- as well as overhead and basement storage. If someone was to fill all of them, I betcha that stuff would weight almost as much as the TH- there is NO shortage of storage space. And speaking of weight- my F250, even though I have the Banks, is definitely not the TV to have for an SLC- it was working pretty hard to make it up the Yucaipa grade, and I wouldn't even attempt Cajon Pass unless I had a spare tranny in the trunk! If all goes well, we should have the F350 dually soon.

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging thoughts- hope we can get together soon! And special kudos to Chris & Martin @ Giant for being great to work with!

Sean
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:33 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I also ordered the Auto/Manual Kingdome and 2nd AC unit for the bedroom, and am picking up my onboard compressor today. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

stylin' !!!!!!!
Got Room ?????

You have a great rig Sean. And the storage in the bedroom has more drawers then i have at home.

Are you feeling relieved?

So the kingdome, second AC, and compressor don't come from WW? Does Giant get some local shop to buy/install? Sometime show what kind of AC (13.5 or 15/ ducted?) you got, and whats up with the compressor. Where are you running lines to?
How does Moski like it??
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:12 PM   #4
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Wow -- whadda rolling home dat is!!!

Sean and Moski, it looks so cushy! I'd be so busy playing house in something that size that I might not have time left to ride! And, oh, the entertaining I would do! Rolling bar, live bands ... the list could go on and on.

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Ants?.......NO....really? Well thats definitely a new one.
That's a super nice rig. I think it has more square footage then our first house. LOL
Looks like you'll have plenty of room for all your toys and then some.
How do you like the vinyl floor? I ordered it too sight unseen, so I hope it works good.
And a bedroom slide, bay windows and swivel rockers? ooooh livin' large.
BTW, is that the front wheel of your sandrail in that first pic?
Congrats on your super nice rig.
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Sandy & King:

Entertainment is my middle name- it's what I live for (you know...DJ and all that stuff). And a rolling bar? You mean, someone would actually leave home without stocking the bar? How dare they!

After last night, about the only thing we've done is de-sticker it and try to put the BBQ together- the 'manual' is full of "If you smell gas", and "Don't use a flame to detect gas leaks"...must be written by lawyers.

Mike: All the additional stuff just adds to the production time- all of it I'm gonna do myself, so there's some appreciatable savings there. Chris (my Giant guy) says dropping in a 2nd AC is just merely removing the front roof vent and plopin' in the AC...the only hard part is gettin' the AC up on the roof! It's already wired for one, and no- it's not ducted, but neither is if you order it from the factory. It would be a 13.5btu unit, and as far as I got so far, either WW or Giant charges approx $750 for just the unit, but you can get a better deal online- somewhere around $400-450 plus the $60 interior cover. Air Compressor is just a portable that I plumb PVC lines to the sides for inflating tires, etc. Kingdome is also one of those things that's a 'piece 'o cake' because WW already wires for it (we'll see what wiring when I get into it- this is a prelim report, so I'll take the 56Nomad approach and post a poop-load of pics to show everyone!).

And Moski's just a tad overwhelmed with it all...it is one he!! of a 'hauler, and she'll be better after we get the F350 (my friend is very motivated to buy my F250, and has to run it by his 'better half' when it's prime time- guys, know whadda I mean?).

Sandy....haven't quite got that pull out dancefloor finished yet...but what you saw at Dove wasn't anywhere near what we usually do- we were just being poo-lite camping neighbors! But then again, we usually go where no one's around (which is the whole point when you're pushin' 2000 watts on a 120volt system!).

Thanks everyone...we ARE poopin' in tall cotton right now, and now get to feel like some of your guys (and gals) with a new rig. I'm finding myself trodgin' out to it about every 10 minutes to just gaw at it- I'd say "pinch me", but Moski's already done that and it's still sittin' in it's perch!!

Mike: Italian night? It's Wednesday, right? Thanks for the call yesterday....I got your voicemail just as I was pullin' under the coach to hook er up- got quite the chuckle- thanks again.

And Clark! You're golfing down in Palm Springs? You dog! Thanks for your voicemail, and if you read this before you start your travel home, heck ya!! Let's get together Friday!

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there is just something that makes me smile thinking about you sittin in your living room tonite pretending to be doing something, and then getting up every few minutes and running out and checking on the new beast

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Is it still there....IS IT STILL THERE??!!!

Yeap...thank god it's only 5 feet from where I'm sittin' instead of being out in the Back 40!

Man...once again havin' too much fun...Mikey: time to put sumpthin' together for the weekend afte next, OK?

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Yeap...thank god it's only 5 feet from where I'm sittin' instead of being out in the Back 40!


Sean </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You mean your not sittin' on one of those swivel rockers right now?

For some reason, I pictured you with the laptop, wireless internet connection and a cold one in a new comfy chair.
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HD!

You know...I could easily move my laptop to the rig with the wi-fi, but I'm too used to eyeballin' the 19" monitor here in the gay-raaage...but I do peek out the door about every 2 minutes to do the same check. The only prob is that I used to see stars when I peeked out the door...now it's just gelcoat I look at.

How ya doin' on the RV Park at your house?! We're bitin' at the bullet to come try it out! If I can remember correctly, your pic only showed the one (maybe two) pads on the side of the house- how many can we fit in the backyard?

Nice to hear from ya again!


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It's going good, the pad is graded and I hope to have the gravel delivered in the next couple of days. Next year we're going to have concrete poured. After buying a new burb and the WW, I just couldn't swing it this year.

As for the other pads, if you could back through my pad and between the house and my irrigation ditch, I could fit maybe nine or ten in there.
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Well at least it sounds like you haven't given up! And yeah...I know the feelin' with a new rig and TV...

Hey...when you get it all in, then give us a holler and maybe we can come up and try it out for ya, OK?

Take care!

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Hey Sean

Looks great man, bet you are one happy camper right now. I missed out on the fun since I had to catch a plane and go work for a change but the pics look nice. I too am surprised that you aren't enjoying it while havin a cool one. Get with the program!

Gotta run, catch you next week.
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Tom:

Thanks...but for now, it's RV Pad camping...need that truck!

And I am having a 'cold one'!!

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