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Old 09-06-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Purchased 8-13-2011. A big step up from our 1989 32' Georgie Boy. This is our "semi-retire and travel" rig.

Drove it 350 miles home, with car in tow, when we bought it and it ran like a champ. 70 mph down the interstate with ease. Cleaning and fixing the "little" things.

Took it out for Labor Day weekend and really enjoyed the space. Can't wait to move into it, but have to replace the rubber on the roof, first.

Yes, the roof was accounted for before we bought it. Knew it would need new rubber, but the price was right. (1/3 of NADA).


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Old 09-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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Wow, what a nice looking ride. Congratulations... and welcome to iRV2

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats!
Sounds like you got a great deal. Keep us posted on your upgrades and repair status.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:39 PM   #5
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Very attractive coach! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the roofing.

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Old 09-10-2011, 02:45 AM   #6
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Great looking rig inside and out. Have fun with it. Post your progress.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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Looks like a nice new home to me. Happy trails.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:44 AM   #8
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Nice rig. Many happy and safe miles.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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Very nice looking unit. Congratz!
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:59 PM   #10
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Well, have been fixing issues an getting it ready.

Repaired a broken fitting on the HWH leveling jacks, replaced driving lights, repaired and aimed headlights, fixed the Kwikee steps, replaced the screen door, adjusted and leveled the rear air suspension, repaired rear ac, shampooed and cleaned up in general.

Was planning on finishing up all the little things finished up and doing the roof before we moved in....but plans change.

Have had a sore shoulder for almost a year. "Pulled" it while coaching and bowling with a high school team. Didn't think much of it at the time. Gets sore off and on depending on what I do. Well, the air filter removal and replacement this past weekend pushed it over the edge.

Was really sore on Monday so I called and got into an Orthopedic group on Tuesday. Well and exam, x-ray and contrast MRI later (all the same day) and I have a damaged Labrum (like an o-ring between the shoulder blade and the ball on the humerus).

Repair requires Arthroscopic surgery with either trim and clean or sew it up. 6 weeks or 6 months of rehab. Really sucks, since I am 52 and in great health, and did this one to myself. Never a broken bone, never had surgery, no pains, no meds. Surgery scheduled for September 30th. Get it done and get it over with. On the bright side, I have over 3 months of sick-leave built up, although I will only need 2 or 3 days.

Well, I got on the roof and caulked and Eternabond taped any spot the looked even suspicious. All vents and covers are winter ready. Furnace is operational. We are going to do a few more things and then move into it. Will do the roof in the spring and do little things over the winter.

Guess I will take a break for a while.

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:17 AM   #12
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Congrats on the new coach! Hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:44 PM   #13
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So, surgery went well. Just a few small tears in the labrum and cleaned up and a few bone spurs out of the rotator cuff. Arm was mobile right after surgery and as of today (10/4/11) I have 95% of my motion back. Back to Doc on the 13th.

My 2-weeks prior to surgery, I had planned to get things done on the rv and then get moved in. Well, I had to work late almost every night on a couple of big projects and only had one Sunday to get anything done. That Sunday I managed to get the 40" flat screen mounted, so I could at least watch tv during my recouperation. Holey angles, hack saw, carraige bolts and threaded rods = wall mounted 40" tv

The Thursday before surgery, I got out of work at 2:30. Went home and fabricated a hanger for my 22" flat screen to mount it in the bedroom. Some time with a piece of 6" metal stud, a piece of angle iron, a vice and a Mig welder and I had a tv hanger bolted in place. The 22" tv slides into it and it still mounts on the original swinging hanger I built for the old rv.

Carla came home about 5:00 and we proceeded to unhook and move the old rv and then position and hook up the new rv. Luckily my out-of-the-ordianary sewer connection fit well on the new rv as planned. By 10:30, we had matresses switched out and enough necessities moved in to get us by for at least the weekend if needed.

Let me tell you, this place is a palace compared to our old rv. The newer layout, the wall mounted switches and the size (slide) are GREAT. I can actually walk around the bed and get in instead of climbing over the end.

Up early on Friday morning, showered, and to the surgical center by 7:00 am. Surgery at about 8:30, recovery at 9:30 and out the front door by 11:00 am. Out to eat lunch and then headed home. Slept pretty well that night.

Climbed up on the roof Saturday afternoon and replaced a broken vent lid. Helped Carla move almost all our stuff from the old rv to the new rv Saturday and Sunday the best I could with one arm to use.

Burned some wood in our outdoor fire pit Saturday night while we ate barbeque ribs from a place down the road and drank a bottle of wine. Went out for dinner while staying home.

Big-A$$ bandages off Sunday night and a shower. Regular bad-aids back on. Took Monday off, just because I could. Back to work Tuesday.

All-in-all, not a bad weekend. Lots of time with the wife, naps whenever I wanted, drugs for the pain (although, not a lot of pain), good food and new digs.

Life is (still) good!


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40" tv mounted on the wall
The 22" tv mount, base stuck under bench top, before paint
22" tv mounted - old tv hole above it, Blu-ray player shelves planned
A night out - at home
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Looks great, enjoy it and glad the surgery went well.

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