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Old 05-26-2014, 01:14 PM   #16465
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Good morning!

In the past ten years we have purchased a 4Runner, Tundra, Camry, Venza, CR-V, and the Equinox through Costco's buying program.

After my neighbor did me the favor of crunching the CR-V, our four down tow, all wheel drive (we live in the mountains) and daily driver options were the Jeep Compass and the Equinox.

When you are ready to test drive, you call the program and tell them what you're interested in, and they tell you which dealers near you participate. For the Equinox, we told them we wanted to drive a 4 cylinder in the LT2 package and a 6 cylinder in the LTZ package. We gave them the date we wanted to test drive and they made an appointment for us. When we arrived, the cars were out front waiting for us. After test driving both we decided on the 6 cylinder model. They didn't have the color combination we wanted (champagne silver with black leather), so they did a dealer swap. Two days later we went back and purchased the car.

Here's the best part - NO price haggling. You pay dealer invoice plus $500, no "documentation" fees, no dealer prep fees, and you pay dealer cost for all the add-ons that we bought (mud flaps, tow hitch, all weather floor mats, etc.). We saved right at $5K, including a $1K rebate program through the farm bureau. Before you go, look at the manufacturer website to see what rebates you might be eligible for. If you served in the military, now is a very good time to buy a Chevy.

It is the easiest process ever, and it's included in your Costco membership fee. I gladly renew every year!

If you served our country, I thank you for your service. We paused today to remember our family members who served and gave their lives defending our country.
I bought my 99' Jeep Wrangler this way back in Dec, 1998.

Man, it WAS the smoothest transaction ever! Only thing though...it was delivered with a metric dash.

Really!

Had to take it back when they were ready with an American dash to swap out. Funny!

Haven't done it since, cause all the vehicles we bought since then were used.

I would do it again, though if I ever considered new.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:31 PM   #16466
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They do indeed. We didn't purchase one because we need a bit more space to internally haul our folding recumbent trikes. The BMW sales guy had to nearly drag me out of the showroom model Mini. My fingers would not let it go !!

We know RVers who drag a Mini, and none have yet to say anything negative about the little rascals.


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Wherever did you find folding recumbant trikes! I want one!!
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:38 PM   #16467
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I have always found the canned statement, "Thank you for your service to our country" hollow and disenguenious, particularly when spoken by those who really mean, "I'm just glad I don't have to go to work today".

I am fortunate, I suppose, not to have known anyone personally who lost their life while serving in the Armed Forces. I did marry a man who went to Vietnam and my father served on a PT boat in the South Pacific during WWII, but my life has been blissfully ignorant of the tragedy that is war.

I don't understand the sort of hatred that would cause me to want to end someone else's life. I am dismayed by concept that problems can be solved by the deaths and disfigurement of so many young people. When will we as a society learn a different way to solve our disputes?

Today is the day that we as a nation have set aside to remember those who, by choice or chance, have gone to war and not returned. It is a day to remember to be thankful. And, I truly am thankful to not know the grief that so many people have had to endure.

Well said, Barb...and I agree.

I haven't known any personally who died. However, when I was young I had a coupla' Vietnam Vet boyfriends. They looked fine on the outside...but on the inside...a completely different story.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #16468
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Possum in a Thong? I need to "unread" that!!!
Les, for cryin' out loud. I just about had that image out of my head! Sheesh!

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LOL!

No Wayne; THAT'S the ? I'm asking you; do you anticipate a problem with moving the electric, sewer, and water over 15'? As that's the actual source of same for the RV pad?

FYI; he still thinks the trailer is usable...though I would never as it's full of mold and mothballs (his method to keep critters out). Which is why I started taking an RV over to visit him, in the first place.
Personally I don't see a problem. Water will be the easiest, then digging a line trench and connecting it to the sewer line would be second, and because electricity is what it is, I place it the more difficult.

Consider hiring professionals for the job and make darn sure that they configure the electricity correctly. It is not wired like an electric dryer. When you get ready for that, let us know and we'll provide a like for the correct RV electrical hook up.

Are there any city/county codes that need to be adhered to? Are permits needed?

Edited: What the hey: here is the link to the electric: RV Electric

Put in the 50 amp service even if you don't need it right now. You may get a 50 amp later, OR we may come visit.

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:00 PM   #16469
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The rain stopped - we dried things off and the fish was great.

Yum!
Soaked in seasoned milk. Ingredients?

Corn meal, bread crumbs, cracker crumbs???

Veggie oil, cannola oil, peanut oil???

Now ya got us hankerin to pull some of ours out of the freezer.

At any rate, it looked great. Hope it tastes just as good.

OMG, am I glad the loaded campground with tengonet is over. I tried two posts this weekend and both failed at the point of sending. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Sorry about that, Steve! It was all quiet at our CG this weekend. No barking dogs, loud parties, or slow TengoInternet. 'Course our CG is several acres and only has the one site.... Cheap, too!

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Old 05-26-2014, 07:17 PM   #16472
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Just out of curiosity, what does the tow bar connection look like? I presume it is hidden or at least not too noticible.


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Wherever did you find folding recumbant trikes! I want one!!

Get two, they're cheap. 😳

http://www.icetrikes.co/explore-our-trikes


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Clark.. "Metallic Pea!?, this isn't even the right model!"
I'm excited about it too Eddie...
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Riiiiiight....plus you gotta buy 'em from another country! Dang!!
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Well said, Barb...and I agree.

.... Vietnam Vet .... They looked fine on the outside...but on the inside...a completely different story.

I, along with many other Nam vets, can probably address that but it would take a long time to explain. Many of us have been able to hide the hurt inside, but it is still there. Coming home and being derided and even hated for our combat participation was a big part of the hurt. I'm ecstatic to see the current returning vets are treated with respect and appreciation.
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This is the kind of recumbant bike I have...



Mine is 18 years old. When they were still made in Oregon. This one in the pic...is newer, and from the Asian plant they sold out to.
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