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Old 05-23-2015, 08:21 AM   #37689
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So Steve did you see us wave as we drove pass you? ( probably not as we are on 80 heading west)

Jackie and I are on a mission to look at a MH and have a graduation party to attend today in Iowa.

Nice Jeep Di, you have a good man.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:26 AM   #37690
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Steve there was to bikes called captain America one was wrecked in the movie the other was stolen never to be seen in public again but it is still out there. And looks as good as it did back then. That's all I'm saying about that.
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So Steve did you see us wave as we drove pass you? ( probably not as we are on 80 heading west)

Jackie and I are on a mission to look at a MH and have a graduation party to attend today in Iowa.

Nice Jeep Di, you have a good man.
We are a dozen miles or so off 80 as I recall. Jeff and Marcia will roll in here Tuesday and we all roll out on Thursday. Stop in on your way back!
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:41 AM   #37692
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Getting ready for camping this summer. Nancy is finished teaching for the year but the teardrop is in for repair. We had a roof leak that I did not catch until too late and this was not a project I wanted to tackle.
The frame is aluminum so rot was only on the central ceiling panel but that is not available so the whole thing will be replaced.
Ohio has a Golden Buckeye card for those of a certain age that gets you half off Monday through Thursday and we will be taking advantage of it.
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So Steve did you see us wave as we drove pass you? ( probably not as we are on 80 heading west)



Jackie and I are on a mission to look at a MH and have a graduation party to attend today in Iowa.



Nice Jeep Di, you have a good man.

LOL..... opposing slides? Smile... What dud you call it... Double itis?

Last night he said it was between jewelry and a new jeep... He said he figured i would prefer the jeep....
He us so right...... Jeep itis.

I loved the look on the sales managers face when he found out it was mine......
Are little old blonde haired ladies not supposed to get jeeps?

Hope you all gave a safe Memorial Day weekend. Larry will be in his chair ALL weekend watching the war movies, except for when I drag him out for our anniversary out to eat meal....




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Old 05-23-2015, 08:52 AM   #37694
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Getting ready for camping this summer. Nancy is finished teaching for the year but the teardrop is in for repair. We had a roof leak that I did not catch until too late and this was not a project I wanted to tackle.
The frame is aluminum so rot was only on the central ceiling panel but that is not available so the whole thing will be replaced.
Ohio has a Golden Buckeye card for those of a certain age that gets you half off Monday through Thursday and we will be taking advantage of it.
Wow... look who it is everybody! RVM8... Woot! Woot!

Thought about you the other day in Illinois...

Sorry to hear about the leak.. this too shall pass but as meticulous as you are (mutant maticulitis... and all) I'm a little surorised. But winter is not our friend when it comes to these things. Keep us informed of the repair progress and your trips. I've been to your pic site before but when you and the other teardrops get together - share a pic or two!

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Old 05-23-2015, 09:11 AM   #37695
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I hated to have to tell my local dealer that I "already bought one". But they had trumped the MSRP by $6600!!!!!!!! with a fake line item package that truly doesn't exist (when questioned about it, couldn't explain what it was for - well let me rephrase, the package DOES exist, but is standard in the base price of the unit.).

Homey don't play that.

I never even tried to negotiate. Their initial telephone offer, to which the young man made sound ever so like what a great deal i've got for you, was over 15,000 dollars higher than what I actually paid, 100% haggle free. He had no idea when he called me with the price, I was 10 minutes from signing paperwork 180 miles away at that exact moment...and I wasn't exactly in the situation to explain....

The conversation went something like this.

"Hello?"

"Jay, this is SOME NAME at SOME PLACE, and I've got that price you wanted on the XYZ model, and I think you're gonna like it!"

{in my head: it's been 4 days... 4 days since I asked... i've had enough time to eat 15 times, take 5 showers, drive 7 hours, and stay a night in a hotel....and eat again}

"Yeah?"

"Yeah!"

"K... shoot."

"Ok, so for a brand new, xyz, with xyz, MSRP is $96xxx, but I got my manager to come down to $859xx since you're such a super guy" ((mind you, factory msrp of this is $89xxx, verified by Airstream regional manager himself, who was graciously kind enough to speak with us - super guy! Also told us every dealer pays the same, regardless of volume, and i'm staring at a sheet of paper starting with a 6.)

"Cool man, thanks for the info"

silence - awkward silence - more awkward silence

"Welp I look forward to hearing from you, let me know when you'd like to pick it up, I've got some great financing rates of 5.xx" (I'm already pre-approved under 4% privately.)

"Thanks, bye bye now"

"Oh..ok bye"

{sound of signature on paper}

But he kept calling and kept calling even though I had emailed him telling him I was out of the running to keep him from wasting any extra energy as a courtesy, and finally I just had to tell 'em I already bought one. Disappointment ensued indicated by confused, downtrodden tones - not mine.
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Jay, you rich guys are all alike... getting the great deals while us little guys... do the exact same thing! Lol. Great deal. Can't wait to see pics on the road.
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Jay, you rich guys are all alike... getting the great deals while us little guys... do the exact same thing! Lol. Great deal. Can't wait to see pics on the road.
I'm positive you have far more loot than I do.....
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My experience locally was a model of the stereotypical everything you ever thought about a dealership. My experience where I bought was two good ole boys, a bottle of scotch, and a laid back, easy to work with deal, on what I would say is a rather small lot with a total of maybe 18 trailers, 5 rv's mostly c's and a couple airstream B's. Most of em airstream, couple different brands, 3 bay service doors - that's it. (and they happen to be the tenth biggest mover of airstreams in the country - with only the two of em plus some ancillary staff. Maybe a total of 6 employees I saw in the building)

Vastly different experience, and more pleasing too. There was no "finance guy", there was no "round table in the middle of the showroom", nobody wore the same puffy white shirt that's too big with a logo on it, there were no golf carts, and the coffee was stale, nobody smoked - perfection!
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^^^ Jay - those darn city slickers think they know what they're doing.... give me a country boy any day...
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Morning Mutants

So Steve did you see us wave as we drove pass you? ( probably not as we are on 80 heading west)

Jackie and I are on a mission to look at a MH and have a graduation party to attend today in Iowa.

Nice Jeep Di, you have a good man.
Ah ha! I guess we can figure out who one the battle of a new RV.

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Last night he said it was between jewelry and a new jeep... He said he figured i would prefer the jeep....
He us so right...... Jeep itis.

I loved the look on the sales managers face when he found out it was mine......
Are little old blonde haired ladies not supposed to get jeeps?

Hope you all gave a safe Memorial Day weekend. Larry will be in his chair ALL weekend watching the war movies, except for when I drag him out for our anniversary out to eat meal....

Diane toftSFM#64....... (The Original Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant) and is retired, duh!
Go figure! brunettes have to be smarter than blondes. Earlene is a brunette. She has her Town Car, her Motorhome, and her jewelry. Larry, you need to keep them two from talkin' to each other.

Reminds me. She asked, If I were to "go" before you, would you let your new girl friend have my car?"

I replied, "Why not, it's a perfectly good car." Then she asked, "What about my clothes, would you let her wear my clothes?"

I replied, "Why not, they are perfectly good clothes," and then she asked, "What about my jewelry, would you let her have my jewelry?"

I replied "Why not, it's good jewelry." Then she asked "What about my golf clubs, would you let her have my golf clubs?"

I replied, "No, she's left handed."

That's when the fight started.
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Better living through chemistry. Nothing wrong with that Dwayne. In fact - glad to hear it and that they found a winning formula.

As to the debate on Captain America... who would have thought Dan Haggerty would turn out to be a chump and certify 2 bikes as the original Captain America... but the museum feels like theirs is the one... the guy in Texas bought is long ago and it was Haggerty certified as well. Fonda is torqued off over it as are many others. How sad... still all in all this is the one that sold for a million or so and is on display at the National Motorcycle Museum. J&P brought the museum to Anamosa Iowa from Sturgis.
Steve in your travels how many authentic Pink Elvis Cadillac Convertibles have you seen. I have seen three just in Canada. If there is a registered unit there is a scam somewhere else.
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BTW - anyone visiting the Field of Dreams in Dyersville - would be well served to eat at the Country Junction Restaurant. It was very good...
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