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Old 04-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Interesting new neighbors

I am boondocking in the forest near Bryce Canyon, Utah. I have been a ways off the road but moved near the gravel road yesterday due to predicted rain. I didn't want to risk getting stuck in the mud.

This afternoon an unusual RV

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stops nearby and a man walks over to ask about parking in the area. I invite them to share my spot as more rain is predicted tonight. I went out to move my toad so they would have more space and commented on their RV.

They are from Holland and had their RV shipped from Holland to Canada and are traveling throughout North America. Like me they are waiting for warmer weather before heading north.

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Interesting, Barb... Thanks for the pic... If you get a chance, pictures of the imported "Hollandaise" RV "in situ" out there in the boonies would be nice.
And thanks for showing our visitors from across the big pond your true spirit of "American RV Hospitality"...
Selfishly speaking, our country and our RV lifestyle could certainly benefit from legions of such well-heeled foreign visitors making such a trek; spending their money and supporting our favorite pursuit.
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On this side of the pond, you don't have to be so well heeled. Fuel and food are cheaper here than in Europe. Having lived in many countries in Europe (including The Netherlands) I know of what I speak.

Shipping my fiver and truck over to Holland would cost over $5000 one way. Cheaper to rent a Euro equivalent of a Class C.
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I didn't want to get too nosey, but I get the impression they have been on this side for many months and plan an extended stay. It's listed a a Class A but is only about 25' long. Perhaps they plan to sell it here when they head home.

Or then they could be here hiding out -- the Dutch version of witness protection? Just kidding, they seem very nice and we chatted about all the scenic spots near here.
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Thanks for the picture. Looks like a really nice size RV.
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Saw a German couple with a similar RV in Charleston, SC back around Thanksgiving. It's good to see foreign visitors here. Thanks for helping them!
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Hey Barb

What did they think of your little monkey?

I still want one!................Rob
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Barb, went to the website, hymer.com They have some nice RV's with unique interiors. Looks like their quality control and fit and finish are better in Europe...
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Looks an awful lot like one of these 2012 Avanti Motorhomes: Class A RV by Thor Motor Coach or one of these Winnebago Motor Homes - 2012 Via or one of these http://www.gulfstreamrv.com/2010%20b...chure%20lr.pdf
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He said, "you don't see those very often." Sena then jumped out on the hood and proceeded to eat her peanut. I warned them that if they took food outside Sena might join them for dinner.

The little booger has figured out how to open the cab doors, but isn't strong enough to push them open far enough to get out. I'm expecting her to figure out how to get the power windows down next. If so it will be the end of satellite radio listening (on the cab radio) while parked. When the key is in accessory mode the power windows work.
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Theirs has much less hang over the rear wheels, so probably only 24-25 ft.

That's where the bicycles are... she mentioned wanting to go "cycling" but none are hanging on the back. That raising the bed is a nice feature. Thanks for the links.
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Did Gulfstream quit making the Montaj? I can't find any info past the 2010 model. Even at gulfstreamrv.com they only show the 2010 brochure
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Awww! It's got "love bird" captains chairs!
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