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Old 04-09-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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1st 24 hours of having a motorhome

after a full day of work, I went to the basement to do a little work.

My wife, daughter and son and other plans. they blindfolded me and brought me out to the driveway.

Blindfold removed a Big 1985 Georgie Boy Excaliber Motorhome,

I had been looking but never thought she would go for an older rv, but here it is and she is to blame..I mean Thank

The dang thing is pretty nice, she did not get a tutorial on how to use anything so we spent last night and today searching this site and scoping things out in the RV.

I think she got pretty lucky. she knew to check roof and ceiling for obvious leaks as we had looked at a few that needed help.
The seller took her for a ride, than asked her if she wanted to drive it. The kids said she looked terrified, but she haggled and bought it.

So anyway HELLO From Illinois. Thanks for the Great site, and all the help everyone provides on here. This is gonna be fun
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Welcome and what a great family.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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That is one fantastic family! Enjoy the rig and post pictures
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That is the best story I've read here on the iRV2 forum. BTW, Welcome to the iRV2. Now let the questions begin. Don't forget to post pictures in the vintage RV section. Along with pictures of the coach and that wonderful family.

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Congrats, I think this is the first time I've heard of a wife surprising her husband you better keep her.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #7
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Yeah I agree she is a keeper. We learned quite a bit this weekend. "camped" in the driveway.
Unfortunately I have to work next weekend and the following weekend is Easter so not sure when/where are first outing will be. But looking forward to it.

found lots of info and Ideas on this site so far...very greatful!
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Cool story.
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I'll agree with the rest of the posts. Sounds like you've got an amazing wife and fam. I've been told to do a gratitude list every so often and it sounds like you've got a good run at it! Enjoy that RV and post some photos. Welcome.
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Wow that is a great story. We also just purchased a late model MH and have spent a few weeks updating and repair some minor issues. Can't wait to take her out in a couple of weeks.

Enjoy
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Wow that is a great story. We also just purchased a late model MH and have spent a few weeks updating and repair some minor issues. Can't wait to take her out in a couple of weeks.

Enjoy
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We're shopping now and I'm getting anxious for that RV 'buzz' on the first day it sits in my driveway. Is that shallow or what!!!!
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