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Old 07-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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I can't believe I did this...

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After retiring from the Navy as a diver and taking a job in Norfolk, VA (a location the little lady hates) I found a Dynaquest in Lyons, CO. Bought it and flew out to drive it home. A HUGE risk I know, but I took it. It was everything the owner said and a blast to drive back the 2020 miles back to the east coast (air ride, air ride seats, and engine braking helps!!!!!). After shooting the breeze about classic cars (previous owner was a wealthy guy, former race track owner and car collector) and after looking at his REAL 427 Cobra (not a kit), I left Lyons at about 7:30PM and my first stop was the welcome center in Kansas at about 0100. Sooooo nice to take a shower and fall to sleep during a thunder storm on the great plains at 0100. After a breakfast of a Payday bar and a diet Coke, my next stop was Paducah, Kentucky. Next stop was to visit a retired Navy friend in Chucky, Tennessee (who has a 42" Class A w/ 4 slides). He has 50 amp, 30 amp and a dump station for RVing friends! I then left for home, stopping at Exit 146 (I-64) in Roanoke, VA at the Camping World to buy a sewage kit, potable water hose, reg valve (basic shore connection stuff) then on to home in Norfolk. Link is to our "Sea Trials" at Sherando Lake in the George Washington National Forest - a complete success with the little lady! Fellow RVers were friendly and helpful - and the truckers seem to love "Super Cs". Many "thumbs up" along the road and lots of questions from fellow Freightliner drivers at the Pilots and Flying J's during fueling stops. Lot's of fun meeting the "full timers" in the National Parks too. What a crazy good time!
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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Very nice looking rig. Did I correctly count 2 slides on the driver side and a full wall slide on the passenger? Show us the inside!!!
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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A very nice RV. From your post your drive to your home was a enjoyable trip. You may now find it hard to stay home.
Hope you have many days and miles more.
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Great looking ride and welcome to iRV2!
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:50 PM   #5
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For some reason the truckers like the so called "super C's" (actually no such designation on the books from RVIA) much better than Type A's.
You may also find that they won't let you in to some high end RV resorts that allow only Type A's. Shouldn't be but I've heard of it happening. They do have the advantage of higher towing rating and more gears in the trans. Sometimes wish I had a 12 speed paddle control trans rather then the 6 speed Allison!
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Nice! You have the rig I would like to have, and maybe someday....
By the way, we are neighbors...I live in Suffolk!
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Nice rig.

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Nice rig - nice campsite.
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Thanks! I especially love the whistle of the turbo-charger...yea, I'm a gear-head. Take care!
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For some reason the truckers like the so called "super C's" (actually no such designation on the books from RVIA) much better than Type A's.
You may also find that they won't let you in to some high end RV resorts that allow only Type A's. Shouldn't be but I've heard of it happening. They do have the advantage of higher towing rating and more gears in the trans. Sometimes wish I had a 12 speed paddle control trans rather then the 6 speed Allison!
I guess I wouldn't be comfortable in "high end" sites anyway - so I'm good with that. The Allison seems to be darn near bullet-proof.
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Nice rig - nice campsite.
Seems all the National Park sites in the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forests are equipped in the same way. VERY nice; a good expenditure of tax dollars...
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Nice! You have the rig I would like to have, and maybe someday....
By the way, we are neighbors...I live in Suffolk!
Happy trails...
Well let's go camping then! Are you going to the big IRV2 shin-dig at Bethpage?
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Very nice looking rig. Did I correctly count 2 slides on the driver side and a full wall slide on the passenger? Show us the inside!!!
Greetings Tom & Kelly,

I hope you know where "The Butcher Shop" is in Chula Vista!

Just two slides on the driver's side - nothing else. A cozy (and convivial) 32".

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