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Old 09-04-2014, 01:45 PM   #21715
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Sadly, I was rounding a corner and that nasty curb just jumped in front of my outside passenger rear tire and popped it -- loud enough for me to hear it over the radio and traffic noise. Curb feelers would not have saved it. It happened within the first 25 miles of driving after being parked for 3 months. There's something about switching from driving Smarty to sailing the house that messes with my depth perception.

Do they still make curb feelers? I thought they went out of production the same year that white side wall tires took their last breath.
Barb, believe it or not, you can STILL get them if you want 'em LOL

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Old 09-04-2014, 02:19 PM   #21716
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Congrats to the anniversary couple! And, to copy Steve, happy BDs or Anniversaries to everyone who celebrates one this month.

I'm too pooped to go back and read the last 20 pages (or so) on the thread since I returned from the mountains, but I'll just check in here and let you know that my surgeon cleared me to return to work with a long list of restrictions. The knee is coming along, but has a long way to go. (I know a bunch of y'all can relate! Barb .... )

At any rate, DW has agreed that we need to go ahead and get our coach sooner than later. I have warmed to the idea of an A, because it seems you can get a lot more bang for your buck. Not to mention, there are some amazing deals out there on pre-owned Class As; but DW says there is no way she is driving an A. I'll be the primary driver, but there may be times when she has to drive and I want her to be comfortable doing it. So, we'll stick with looking for a 29'--32' Class C mini mh.

I like Winnebago and Jayco, and of course Lazy Daze, Born Free and Dynamax (would have to find a whale of a deal on one of those to be able to afford it). It will probably come down to what we find in our $$ range that is clean, has service records, and looks good after Mel's 200 point inspection. Well, maybe it's 100 point .... Ok, it's a 24 point inspection, but I look behind every cabinet and drawer for cracks and water damage, check all the windows and vents, look at the roof (I'm having a fiberglass roof or I'm not buying it), open the awnings and slide(s), inspect the floor throughout the coach, check the entry door for a good seal, run water through all faucets and check for leaks, check the tires for signs of stress, and a bunch more stuff I won't bore you with.

HOWEVER, I hope some of you will chime in with some advice on other things I need to inspect/look at/ask about. (Like you wouldn't! Ha ha!) I've had travel trailers, but I know there are probably things to look for in a mini C that I may not know about. So .... your advice is welcomed.

Ok, Steve & Dave, once we buy this rig, I'll be looking for a RVM "mini rally" to drive to so we can meet you guys and your DWs!

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Ummm... don't just look in the cabinets, when you open them... push up on the ceiling to make sure it doesn't give...sometimes water damage doesn't esp show right away but the ceiling gets a little squishy feeling....esp in the cabinets.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:36 PM   #21717
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Wayne your temporary air blockage was probably caused by dirt buildup in the dryer. Do you have pit cock valves on the air tanks? You should drain those if you do at least once a year. Luckily we haven't had air issues yet Steve. Wayne is my brother from another mother but I don't copy him on everything!
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:16 PM   #21718
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Ummm... don't just look in the cabinets, when you open them... push up on the ceiling to make sure it doesn't give...sometimes water damage doesn't esp show right away but the ceiling gets a little squishy feeling....esp in the cabinets.
Ditto for the floors and walls - just a little push to see if there is a suspicious "give"

If the unit has a basement, crawl in and look up - check the floors out from this viewpoint as well
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:32 PM   #21719
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Annie and I are battling eye allergies - along with half of North Texas I think... but here she is picking up Black Betty... and look at those baskets... it was love at first site - and the bike is nice too...
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:59 PM   #21720
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Wayne your temporary air blockage was probably caused by dirt buildup in the dryer. Do you have pit cock valves on the air tanks? You should drain those if you do at least once a year. Luckily we haven't had air issues yet Steve. Wayne is my brother from another mother but I don't copy him on everything!
Herb - you guys have watery eyes etc.. I don't watch the weather enough to know if there is pollen or what in the air... but they do mow around here all the time... and that's a dust up and a half. Plus with us digging under beds and backs of closests I guess we're stirring it up ourself... Claritin isn't helping... Geesh...
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Annie and I are battling eye allergies - along with half of North Texas I think... but here she is picking up Black Betty... and look at those baskets... it was love at first site - and the bike is nice too...

Annie looks as excited as if it was her first bike. That is way cool.....

Try washing/flushing your eyes with saline solution.... As a long time contact lens wearer, i know it helps.... Dust or pollen, yes... You can buy individual one time use..... And yes even if watery, there is an irritant causing the watering, I try to keep some, just in case... Also keep eye wash....

As soon as you hear from anyone else, let us know.... Will most likely be able to make Rockport....





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Annie looks as excited as if it was her first bike. That is way cool.....

Try washing/flushing your eyes with saline solution.... As a long time contact lens wearer, i know it helps.... Dust or pollen, yes... You can buy individual one time use..... And yes even if watery, there is an irritant causing the watering, I try to keep some, just in case... Also keep eye wash....

As soon as you hear from anyone else, let us know.... Will most likely be able to make Rockport....

Diane is the original FTSFM........... (Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant, #64) and is retired, duh!
Thanks Di - she is exhited. We got it "home" and off she went.
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Forgot to mention... the eye doc gave me some drops and I have some. He said the same thing and also - that if something - like a medication is causing your eyes to be dry they will "water" more to compensate for the dryness. Amazing...

So I have not heard from others yet on Rockport other than the high probability of Sandee and Don. We shall see. We shall see. Speaking of wee.... if anyone sees her - tell it's time to come home.
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That's just so sweet!
Oh, and Steve... helps if you rememeber to take the allergy stuff about a half hour before getting into the allergans. Take a dried(desiccated) liver tablet 3 times a day too... don't know why, but it helps!
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Forgot to mention... the eye doc gave me some drops and I have some. He said the same thing and also - that if something - like a medication is causing your eyes to be dry they will "water" more to compensate for the dryness. Amazing...

So I have not heard from others yet on Rockport other than the high probability of Sandee and Don. We shall see. We shall see. Speaking of wee.... if anyone sees her - tell it's time to come home.

Lol.... With those cycle shoes, she might have had an uhoh.... I learned my lesson on that a long time ago.... Too many skinned toes..... Did she have money? She might be shopping since she has great baskets to carry stuff...

Be sure and get her a cable lock.... Ours has a keyless combo that fits in the basket. OR we can yse it to lock the kayaks down too...... Even riding to the library.... Someone might else might like it.... Also inscribe her initials on the underside of a bumper in case of need to identify.... Rv parks might be safe, but i dont trust people much anymore.... Sadly.







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So did she come home?



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