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Old 06-17-2016, 01:23 AM   #1
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Howdy everyone

New iRV2 member here. Been camping for years, started out with tents, then bought a 16ft pop up. Used that for about 5 years until the barn mice ate it one winter, so we replaced it with a 42ft Beaver Contessa Westport... baby steps lol

Very active in the Ontario off-road community, and wanted something to trailer the Jeeps with around North America.

As for the Beaver, its a one owner, 33000 miles, mint condition and know the original dealer and full history. We had rented a couple of diesel pushers before this to get a feel for them, quickly learned what we liked and more importantly didn't like as far as features and layout. Received some great advice and help from that original dealer, then spent a year searching for just the right one.

Just had our first weekend in it, loved it, already planning a return trip out to Moab, and a couple of Jeep Jamborees, along with general exploring of course. We even figured out a name for her.

Allow me to introduce... BABS (big ass bus)
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Welcome! That's one good lookin rig.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:06 AM   #3
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We are pleased you joined us. Congratulations on the purchase of your 42' Beaver. It looks like a great coach. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions. Enjoy the forums.

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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

Great looking rig. Good luck with it.

Happy Trails!!!
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Welcome and congratulations on the Beaver! Looks nice!
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It's a great coach but then again I'm biased.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Congrats, you bought a great coach from a high end builder. We do the Jeep thing also, and will spend Oct in Moab. Enjoy
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Welcome to IRV2. Yes, you did make a huge leap from a pop-up to a 42' Beaver. We did the pop up camper to a motorhome but had a couple of travel trailers in between.

That is a beautiful well made coach. Wishing you many happy miles.
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Beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen that color before...
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Thanks for the welcome everyone, looks like I'm in good company, 3 other Jeepers, two of them with Beavers

We're very happy with our find, as for the colours, they certainly were not ones I was considering, but first time I saw BABs live I was hooked, she even compliments the Jeep.

Speaking of which, Becks are you going to a particular event in Moab? We were just there for the 50th Easter Jeep Safari, had a great time, but there were sooo many trails we didn't get to try. We are strongly considering returning later this year without the ESJ crowds, perhaps for a RR4W run.
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Thanks for the welcome everyone, looks like I'm in good company, 3 other Jeepers, two of them with Beavers

We're very happy with our find, as for the colours, they certainly were not ones I was considering, but first time I saw BABs live I was hooked, she even compliments the Jeep.

Speaking of which, Becks are you going to a particular event in Moab? We were just there for the 50th Easter Jeep Safari, had a great time, but there were sooo many trails we didn't get to try. We are strongly considering returning later this year without the ESJ crowds, perhaps for a RR4W run.
Did someone say Moab?...
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Nice

We didnt make it over to Hells Gate... this time, but had fun on Cliffhanger (above pics) and were supposed to do Metal Masher but had to back out at the air up due to technical issues (3 missing body mounts on the passenger side). This was a trail by fire run as we just finished a 6 week build including the long arms and 37's and literally drove it home from the shop straight onto the trailer, and then right onto the trails, Tires had less than 40 miles on them.
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