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Old 02-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Ready FIRE Aim!

Well, about 3 months before we were ready to start to seriously look at MH's we came accross a great deal on a 2008 Newmar Essex.

Susan (my wife) who was initially not over enthusiastic at some of the coaches we were looking at, walked (climbed??) into this coach and uttered word (for the first time in the 35 years we have been married [to eachother]) that I will never forget "I Want This One". I really wasnt sure what to do, cheer or cry, seems all I had to do was sign in a whole bunch of places!

Coach is still at the dealers having a couple of options added, hopefully will be getting it next week.

Thank you so much for the support this forum has given me, it certainly opened my eyes to many pitfalls. I am anxiously looking forward to joiing all of you on the road.

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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I don't think you'll be disappointed with an Essex! They're on our short list if we ever want to move from our DSDP! No where near worn out and wife really likes it anyway.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:43 AM   #3
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You should have many enjoyable memories in that Essex, they are a beautiful coach. Have many safe trouble free miles.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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I heard that phrase once, and it also cost me a new motorhome. SHMBO means "She who must be obeyed".

Originally Posted by spinn View Post
... "I Want This One"...
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:08 AM   #5
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Congratt's Stephen for your choice
this is a beautyfull coach hope you will have many years of good times
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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Congrats on the purchase! I too heard those same words and we too were just looking. Ended up buying two years ahead od schedule, oh well!
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #7
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It's great news when someone finds the coach of their dreams...have a great time and see you down the road!
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Happy journeys. When Momma's happy, she makes everyone happy. When she's not....... well you know the rest, but hopefully you won't have to deal with that now.
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Story sounds familiar: My details.................

One Lap of America
During the ‘60s and early ‘70s I loved to take a week of vacation and go to Watkins Glen for the Grand Prix race. It involved camping in the infield for 6 days, either in the back of a station wagon or in a rented conversion “camper” van. I enjoyed the semi-rugged camping, and continued do it with some fellow motorcycle riders in later years. Somewhere about age fifty, I started thinking about what I could do once I had retired. What developed was the idea of spending the better part of a year travelling around the USA and Canada in an RV. I had only been west of the Mississippi twice for a total of two weeks, and wanted to travel around the “other” coast. I especially wanted to see the great National Parks of the west.
Pat had never been a fan of “camping”, but she agreed to come shopping at an RV dealer in Florida. I had in mind something in the 24 to 28 foot range, as I felt that would be big enough for the two of us. She was rather cool to the idea until the salesman showed her into a 38 foot Motor Home. Her eyes opened up and she said “I could do this”. Four days later we were the proud owners of a low mileage used motor home with everything including the kitchen sink. We started our trip in May of 2011 and finished up in July of 2012, after driving 27 thousand miles and 41 states. We both loved the trip. It was quite an adventure, and I’m glad it was finished before I turned 70. Wind gusts in the Southwest of 50 to 75 miles per hour hitting the side of a 12 foot high vehicle at road speed keeps the adrenals fully exercised!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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Did you guys write a blog or a story/detailed log of your travels? I'd sure like to read it!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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You can't go wrong with an Essex! Looking forward to the pics.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #12
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"I Want This One". Thats exactly what my wife mouthed to me when we were looking and sat down in our present mh at lazy days in fl. It must be genetic
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:03 AM   #13
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Thank you all for the good wishes and GREAT stories. Sue and I look forward to some great times.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #14
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Essex is on my short list if we upgrade. I have looked at them extensively and they are beautiful! Pls post some pics when you take delivery.

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