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Old 10-06-2014, 10:42 AM   #23689
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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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Hey Mel the Discovery in Haslet is 15 min from our home base so ifin you get interested more I would be happy to run over and lay eyes on it for you and kick the tires so to speak. Can shoot a bunch of photos as well. Just lemme know.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:50 AM   #23690
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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.
The weather will be perfect. Prove me wrong... go ahead... your ATC days are far more frequent than mine. Maybe some of the older - long time retired mutants can opine on the weather. They have even more experience with it. But I'll kick it off.

Sure could use some rain...
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:00 AM   #23691
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April 27 - May 3, 2015 I believe is the one they are referencing to.

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Thanks for the assist, at w**k today...not that I want to be.

If it was before or after we could do both as they are relatively close. The two and three week vacations from w**k are really nice until you have to go back.

Barb it would be a tough decision on which one to attend if they land on the same week. We defiantely put meeting up with mutants high on our list of travels next year. The Dreams Rally had some topics that interest us as we are in the planning stages for full time travel. Jackie asked the very same question this am as I left for w**k.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:05 AM   #23692
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Mel,

By bells and whistles I mean those nice luxury items that are motorized or electronic. Heated and cooled cup holders?? Have you budgeted for repairs or considered an extended warranty?

I bought a new MoHo because I didn't want the expense and hassle of repairs, especially when I was in unfamiliar territory. My RV is 3.5 years old and I've had to replace the refrigerator cooling unit ($700) and the converter ($175) along with a host of smaller items. Those are just the parts cost. I've been lucky to have friends help with the labor. RV repair shops can charge $110/hour or more.

I realize that new is beyond your budget, but full timing is hard on RVs and like a sticks & bricks house, repairs and maintanence are a constant expense. The more things that can break, the more that will.
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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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Mel,
We also prefer the booth. As you stated, good storage and just another place should the need arise for grand-kids, like ours. One can get a lot of kitchen appliances in those booth storage areas.

However, do not let the lack of a booth stop you. Most manufactures make the same coach with and without a booth, so if you really like one and it has a table in it, most likely a booth could be added when the finances catch up. So get one you really like and add or take away the things you do/don't like later on.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:47 AM   #23694
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Mel,
About the 'orphan' unit you all decided not to go with... if you really liked it, consider how often you would be close to where a unit is made... are you always going to take it back to the maker to get it fixed? engine work on on the type you prefer can be done by many places around the country as truckers need them to be dispersed....and for the house parts... well, most RV tech places can handle the old orphan units just as well as those which aren't. Seems to me, the only time you really need to go back to factory is when you buy new and they don't get it right the first time. JMO gleaned after reading the boards here for 2 + years. YMMV as another mutant is fond of saying...
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Hey Mel the Discovery in Haslet is 15 min from our home base so ifin you get interested more I would be happy to run over and lay eyes on it for you and kick the tires so to speak. Can shoot a bunch of photos as well. Just lemme know.
Oh, my! What a very nice thing to offer. That would be wonderful!!! You could tell me right off the bat if it's a gem or a clod. That way I'd know whether to come out and look, test drive, etc. or just pass Iit over.

They may have other coaches on the lot we should look at, and if you run over there, maybe you could let me know about any that look good.. I am thinking of driving over there Sat. if the Discovery is worth looking at.

Our price point is going to be $40k or less.

If you decide to go over there, let me know so I can pm you my cell #.

Thanks so much, Herb!
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Cocktails for 6 - Dinner for 4 - Sleeps 2..

What is Ideal size of motorhome to win Alex...

Wayne - are you telling me that your round shape fits comfortably in that booth. Booth - schmooth - give me a table and a chair to push away from it with anyday... LOL - diversity is the spice of life.

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Ditto on the table and chairs vs. Booth debate.

Mel I can definitely go look for you. I will go this week probably tomorrow if nothing else gets in the way. I will let you know. PM me your #.
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Ditto on the table and chairs vs. Booth debate.

Mel I can definitely go look for you. I will go this week probably tomorrow if nothing else gets in the way. I will let you know. PM me your #.
Herb - can you email me the info you sent Tim. He says It looks like CL is charging for the pavilion... wants me to look at it...
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Mel,

By bells and whistles I mean those nice luxury items that are motorized or electronic. Heated and cooled cup holders?? Have you budgeted for repairs or considered an extended warranty?

I bought a new MoHo because I didn't want the expense and hassle of repairs, especially when I was in unfamiliar territory. My RV is 3.5 years old and I've had to replace the refrigerator cooling unit ($700) and the converter ($175) along with a host of smaller items. Those are just the parts cost. I've been lucky to have friends help with the labor. RV repair shops can charge $110/hour or more.

I realize that new is beyond your budget, but full timing is hard on RVs and like a sticks & bricks house, repairs and maintanence are a constant expense. The more things that can break, the more that will.
Oh, ok. I see what you mean. Actually, after we sell our primary home, we will set aside a nice chunk and designate it the RV repair/maintenance fund. Won't touch it except when needed for the RV.

A couple of folks I know personally have had good luck with older (12-15 y/o) coaches. So, we will try it.

I'm fairly handy and can take care of some things, as I did with our previous travel trailers. As far as heated/cooled cup holders, if they break...they break. Wouldn't even want to get those repaired!
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Ditto on the table and chairs vs. Booth debate.

Mel I can definitely go look for you. I will go this week probably tomorrow if nothing else gets in the way. I will let you know. PM me your #.
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Mel - you will be fine with "new to you" as long as you do your due diligence.

I am glad others buy new and work the bugs out and take the initial depreciation hit so I don't have to.

I have read so many horror stories of new coaches - all brands - makes and models - spending months in the shop. So.. new does not mean trouble free.

Take your time - watch the mail for the books Annie and I are sending you - study - figure out what you want - and need - and can't do without - must have - nice to have - and be ready. You may go for weeks - months - without anything to ponder. Then one day there will be 2 or 3 and ya need to be ready. When Annie and I flew to Albuquerque to look at Bonita - our go bags with dishes - sheets - towels - etc were packed. We called the airline - the hotel - the airport shuttle - Enterprise Rental and off we went. We got lucky - we didn't have to do it two or three times - but we were ready too.
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Mel,

When Denise and I found our Class A it was by accident. We went to Courtenay BC to look at what turned out to be a real dud. On the way to the closest shopping mall, DW needed rejuvenation and had to ensure her black belt in shopping we happened to turn down a road and saw our future MH.

When you find yours you will know!

Although YMMV.
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