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Old 09-18-2014, 05:41 PM   #22429
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PS: as per Steve, ditto. The Bella is 40' long. Only thing is, length determines the places you can go. For us, that rules out many state parks and most smaller places. Bigger, more "urban" parks are geared for big rigs; forested, hilly, picturesque places are not usually.
No denying this Sue - but at 40' Davedeb1 uses state parks - RVM1 is 42' and in a sate park now - we are leaving for full time in Nov at 38' and first stop is Blanco State park. When we first met Dwayne and Shara - 38 feet ? they were in a state park...

So yes it is true - but not always a deal killer.

You are limited by space for example in Yellowstone - but can stay in West Yellowstone and toad the park. Or even in Colter Bay and toad in. You are limited in Yosemite - but can stay outside the park and toad in - in those examples - to me it's preferable to not thread the needle anyway... others will disagree and want to go in there with a 25 footer (we did with the B van for years) some will want to back pack in with no tent.

But once you pull out full timing - the functionality of cute and good for short periods can lose its allure - smaller holding tanks = more dumping - less storage space = no problem I only need 1 pair of shoes - shorts and a shirt - and who needs a gas grill and a smoker and a Coleman stove ???

Heading out into the woods to tent camp for 5 days is one thing - doing the AT is another. Same principle in reverse.. on the Appalachian Trail - you want small - light - nimble - quick. In your woodlamds vacation a big tent - a cot - big ice chest...

It's all up to you of course... lol - but wrong coach is a bummer like you would not believe...

Did ya ever wonder what friends were for.... lol... Hi I'm from the IRS and I here to help...
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Beee-yuuuuu-tiful! You do good work, you! The wife is smiling, right?
X2 - great job Dog!
Looks really nice.
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No denying this Sue - but at 40' Davedeb1 uses state parks - RVM1 is 42' and in a sate park now - we are leaving for full time in Nov at 38' and first stop is Blanco State park. When we first met Dwayne and Shara - 38 feet ? they were in a state park...

So yes it is true - but not always a deal killer.

You are limited by space for example in Yellowstone - but can stay in West Yellowstone and toad the park. Or even in Colter Bay and toad in. You are limited in Yosemite - but can stay outside the park and toad in - in those examples - to me it's preferable to not thread the needle anyway... others will disagree and want to go in there with a 25 footer (we did with the B van for years) some will want to back pack in with no tent.

But once you pull out full timing - the functionality of cute and good for short periods can lose its allure - smaller holding tanks = more dumping - less storage space = no problem I only need 1 pair of shoes - shorts and a shirt - and who needs a gas grill and a smoker and a Coleman stove ???

Heading out into the woods to tent camp for 5 days is one thing - doing the AT is another. Same principle in reverse.. on the Appalachian Trail - you want small - light - nimble - quick. In your woodlamds vacation a big tent - a cot - big ice chest...

It's all up to you of course... lol - but wrong coach is a bummer like you would not believe...

Did ya ever wonder what friends were for.... lol... Hi I'm from the IRS and I here to help...

We stay in state parks a lot.... We did Yellowstone, too... In 38'..... But then larry is such a great driver, and most of the time i give good signals...... Not always... And i am bad about forgetting to look up.....



Diane is the original FTSFM........... (Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant, #64) and is retired, duh!
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:10 PM   #22432
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For the record, that's not me! I was behind the camera and several other people till he got it cornered! In my book, nothing moccho about having a hand or foot mangled unnecessarily fooling around with a shark!
And furthermore... did anyone really think that was Tim...
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We stay in state parks a lot.... We did Yellowstone, too... In 38'..... But then larry is such a great driver, and most of the time i give good signals...... Not always... And i am bad about forgetting to look up.....



Diane is the original FTSFM........... (Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant, #64) and is retired, duh!
Di - That's an exceelllllent reminder.... I learned that electric mirrors are there for a reason - and for me at least - when they are well set for driving, the are not well set for me to backup. But limbs and such up top.... and grass and rocks on the ground... we have cell phones and handheld radios... signals etc. Still need chameleon eyes...
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Les great job! 46 bottles sound about right for a mini!
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The group RVMutants were honored tonight by having their small contingency photographed center stage by none other than Event Organizer, Driver, at the IRV2 National Rally.
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WOOT WOOT
Represent ! You handsome - beautiful mutants you!!!
Tip Of the Hat to All ya'll and DriVer and iRV2 too!!

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The group RVMutants were honored tonight by having their small contingency photographed center stage by none other than Event Organizer, Driver, at the IRV2 National Rally.

Woot woot was the first thing coming out of my mouth when I scrolled a bit further and realized Steve already said that.... looking good!
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Awesome you STMs!
A nice feather in our caps.
And my hat gets tipped to you!
OH YEAH!!!!!👍👏✌️😃

And our appreciation to DriVer for the nod! 👍
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Evenin Muteys!

Wow we are a chatty bunch. 39 pages of ketchup. Forgive me for not reporting in sooner but you know a doctor's work is never done. Thanks to all of you for checking on my bride. I'm happy to report she is feeling better so drugs are working well. This has really knocked her down so it's gonna be a slow climb back to normal but she is headed in the right direction.

Wow we got an official mention at the big ralley........that's totally kewl! You mutant ambassadors represent us well. Thank you for your representation of mutantdom!

Mel go for it dude, hope that RV has your name all over it. I have to echo what others have said though. Don't let size fool you. You won't know the difference when it comes to driving it but there is a huge difference in the living ability with the extra footage. Ours is 39' and I wish I had another 4-5 feet.

Les that kitchen re-model looks great. I think we need a large contingent of mutants to decend on you next Spring to put that kitchen to test.

Sue.....woooohoo you look mighty sharp in that evening gown. Martin better keep you on his arm till it's safe to turn you loose again.

Dwayne get with the program dude.... You need a ball and chain..... er I mean a wife! You gotta catch there.

Well I got to retire cause I have laundry duty tomorrow. Lord knows how that gonna turn out. She may never get sick again... Or she might use that as an excuse to go play cards( credit cards) to buy new clothes when she gets better.

Adios Mutets...enjoy the rainbow!

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Sounds absolutely wonderful! Kate and I hope to make a rally one of these days. Although, I confess I would prefer to rally with the Mutants rather than the bigger group.

Life's short. Eat desert first.

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Mel,

I've been to a HUGE Good Sam Rally in Phoenix and the Grande Curiosity last April at Charlotte's Landing in Arkansas.

There was big name talent (Bill Cosby, one nite) in Phoenix as well as tons of people and hundreds of vendors in Phoenix. It was pricey! RVers as a group are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet.

Mutants are the cream of RVers and the 10 days I spent with them in AR were almost magic. It was if I had known these 45+ people forever and I was sad to see them leave. It was like being with family, but without all the baggage.

I won't be attending any more rallies, but will be attending every curiosity I can. And I agree with you about dessert.
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I found it amusing how we all said goodbye, then kept hopping out of our vehicles to hug again or stopped down the way to say goodbye and got stuck talking for longer than we should have... just goes to show the parting isn't easy when you find kindred spirits...
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