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Old 10-06-2014, 07:52 AM   #23675
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I was pondering on how much WD40 he had to spay on the side so the bushes didn't scratch his paint if the wind blew?
I didn't want to ruin the foliage so I left all the soft thin branches. Nothing left a mark thankfully. The bushes were overgrown and hadn't been pruned. I did them a service! LOL.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:01 AM   #23676
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Both coaches look nice, but one thing you need to remember is that it has to appeal to only you and Kate. Now for my observation and humble opinion.

Marcia and I like slides we have two and would consider more slides before less. Secondly as far as the booth versus table and chairs, we like the table and chairs more, we don't need sleeping for guests so much. The W/D is a great option we got lucky when we got our coach and we would hate to be without it now, yes its a combo yes it takes a bit longer to operate, but who cares we are retired and can take as much or as little time as we want. Cat vs Cummins I like Cats but either one is a 500K + engine if you maintain them properly.

Just remember take lots of pics for Kate and when you find the right one you will know it.

Cheers !!!!!
Good feedback! Thanks. We like the layout of the Discovery. Hope I can run over this weekend and take a look at it. Decided against Georgie Boy. Orphan coach. So far, this Discovery and the 2000 Newmar Dutch Star I saw this past weekend are on a short list. The Newmar needs 6 new tires. Ouch! And it may need some new floor decking above the engine compartment. We'd also need to purchase a w/d for the Newmar.

Decisions, decisions!

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Old 10-06-2014, 08:52 AM   #23677
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Jackie and I would have to decide Dreamers rally or GC, too much over lap with those dates. :-( :-(
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:59 AM   #23678
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Herb, the address I sent you in the PM was my e-mail address. I'm like you, if we can set a date and be flexible a day our two either side of it till we nail down reservations everything else should fall in place. Last year we had 22 coaches, this year I'm guessing 25-30, that should be enough to get them to listen. If your going to call them back go for it, I have confidence you will make 90% of the mutants happy! Lol

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Hey Mel

Both coaches look nice, but one thing you need to remember is that it has to appeal to only you and Kate. Now for my observation and humble opinion.

Marcia and I like slides we have two and would consider more slides before less. Secondly as far as the booth versus table and chairs, we like the table and chairs more, we don't need sleeping for guests so much. The W/D is a great option we got lucky when we got our coach and we would hate to be without it now, yes its a combo yes it takes a bit longer to operate, but who cares we are retired and can take as much or as little time as we want. Cat vs Cummins I like Cats but either one is a 500K + engine if you maintain them properly.

Just remember take lots of pics for Kate and when you find the right one you will know it.

Cheers !!!!!

I agree with Herb.... This is why I backed down to quote here.... Woukd YOU and KATE prefer a booth or table? I hated the booths, so that was important to me. When traveling it becomes my desk as well as art studio... No booth.... We even got rid of sleeper sofa... If we take guests, the grands, they can sleep on recliners or floor.

Think hard on booth vs table, of course that can be changed... But thats ifn you get a round tuit...





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Old 10-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #23680
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Just to state the other side as we prefer the booth. Had table and chairs in our 5er that was nice but had to be strapped down to travel. Booth in our Discovery has storage drawers under seats and seatbelts for when grand kids ride with us allowing them to play at table.

As you might guess I'm partial to the Discovery, some inexpensive upgrades to the interior can be as easy as throw rugs over carpet and new bedspread.

Back to table, we eat a lot of meals on our laps our outside but do use booth a lot, just not every meal.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:49 AM   #23681
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April 27 - May 3, 2015 I believe is the one they are referencing to.

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Old 10-06-2014, 09:58 AM   #23682
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For us, the late April through early May dates are either good or bad...no in between. LOL

It really depends on whether we decide to run east out of TX to the east coast to see family or not. If we run east then we will be somewhere in FL, GA or SC during that time. If we don't run that way...then we can adapt to those dates easily. We would probably consider retracing the footprints of the TX contingent to the FEGC is some fashion.

Then again...given our success in long term planning and making them work...
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:03 AM   #23683
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Mel,

Bells and whistles are great until they stop ringing and whistling. On a 15+ year old coach finding parts might be a challenge. For me, the less there is the less that can go wrong. Ask Wayne about Citrus.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:18 AM   #23684
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As we go along, there need to be gatherings is the NW, the SE, and the NE. So....where next? Like next Fall?
IMHO, the next gathering after CL should be in the NW, and clockwise from there. I also agree that we need regional RVMs to head up the research. Perhaps some organized brain farting at CL?
All that said, I'm throwing this hat in the ring for STM consideration. Please look it over real careful like, eh? I did not find this place. Steve did. And I like it. So there!
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That has some potential if we ever are able to stick to a longer range plan. LOL I would suggest that the "regional hosts" put together some information including best routes in and out of that area and routes to avoid for larger rigs. It would also be a good idea for us easterners/flat landers to get an idea on weather in that area during the later part of the season. They say the summer rates extend until October 31st but regardless of what they call summer, what is the latest we want to be there and avoid potentially nasty stuff that could cause travel issues?

I suppose the question is, can the G7 can accommodate a large-ish group during any proposed dates? I'm interested in something along the lines of late August or even early September if conditions are favorable. Don't mind chilly temps but don't want cold/rainy/snow. I would also be looking to start a southward trek through Salt Lake City down to the Pheonix or Tucson area after it.

This will be our first trip into the mountainous NW areas so I don't mind admitting my limited knowledge of the region and weather patterns. Ya'll need to educate me at least.
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Ed,

I looked at the Dreamers Rally info and tho it wouldn't be as organized, you could probably get all the same info from your fellow Mutants and save the $295 rally fee.

The first GC was such a marvelous experience and I can't wait for Rockport to meet up with this bunch of ... Uh, well we're Mutants. No other adjectives are needed.
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Just to state the other side as we prefer the booth. Had table and chairs in our 5er that was nice but had to be strapped down to travel. Booth in our Discovery has storage drawers under seats and seatbelts for when grand kids ride with us allowing them to play at table.

As you might guess I'm partial to the Discovery, some inexpensive upgrades to the interior can be as easy as throw rugs over carpet and new bedspread.

Back to table, we eat a lot of meals on our laps our outside but do use booth a lot, just not every meal.
We prefer a booth, too. Had booths in our travel trailers and like them for several reasons; storage is one & grandchild sleeping space is another.

We really like the layout in the Discovery. No problem to replace floor covering or get rugs, buy new mattress or bedspread.

Not sure what "bells and whistles" you're referring to, Barb. ???

I think the Discovery in Haslett is over-priced.

Thanks everyone!

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Don,

I'm with you on NW weather concerns It snowed on me in Albuquerque in late October and in mid April in Colorado and Wyoming on my way to the first GC. It was tough in my little abode and scary to think about driving a rig like yours.
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I looked at the Dreamers Rally info and tho it wouldn't be as organized, you could probably get all the same info from your fellow Mutants and save the $295 rally fee....
I think there is value in attending events specifically set up for this kind of education and I have personally learned from them. The ability to have a large groups of folks there specifically to learn new things can be better than fire side "hanger talk". For newbies I think they can be invaluable because they will be more programed to cover things that a newbie might not even know to ask about.

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