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Old 08-06-2015, 12:48 PM   #41819
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My Beaver was in the shop last week. Going to pay the bill today.

I'll let you know what that set me back......
Les, I think Steve had the best advice. I'm trying to keep it in mind while our savings dwindles. Ha ha. It's the price we pay for the lifestyle and adventure ... And that can be priceless.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:50 PM   #41820
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You got the right idea!
Mornings are best! Then lunch. And of course evenings by a fire or grill... enjoy the rainbow every chance ya get!
You're the best Rainbow Ambassador, Steve. But will you still love us if we trade for a C???
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:53 PM   #41821
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You're the best Rainbow Ambassador, Steve. But will you still love us if we trade for a C???
Of course - but you'll be sorry... lol.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:24 PM   #41822
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Of course - but you'll be sorry... lol.
Comparing repair and maintenance costs for us and Barb? .... maybe not.

You have owned a C, right?
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:41 PM   #41823
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Well, consider the investment on a base plate and tow bar a long term one, as long as you don't buy another car. Tow bars connect to any MH. Just get all your million$$ out of the bank and get-er-done. The "Lime" will like you for it.
LOL. Right! "Lime-Bow" is getting to be a spoiled brat. She's so used to us getting her old parts replaced that she decides to let something fail just so she can go in the hospital and get it replaced. Manipulative as heck. Just like my ex-MIL!

I'm thinking of ordering Barb's set-up. Demco base plate and Ready Brute Elite tow bar. Our RV tech, Jeff, will install all for us at a reasonable price. I'm adopting him. Terrific young man. About 35. His mom died of cancer several years ago. (Barb, I tried to convince Kate that I could install the base plate with a little hired help from my nephew, but she isn't buying it. She's afraid I'll get down under Arrow and won't be able to get back up.)

Wayne, tell Earlene hi for us. We're looking forward to catching up with y'all somewhere on the Rainbow sometime.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:46 PM   #41824
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I revived these two beautiful pics from Sue... if ya can't rv - traveling across the pond with Sue and Martin would have to be a close second!
Wow. Those pics should be on postcards. Beautiful. Very artfully done photographs, Sue.
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:01 PM   #41825
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Comparing repair and maintenance costs for us and Barb? .... maybe not.

You have owned a C, right?
Airstream B for 20 years.
1 Ton Chassis - 460 EFI. 145k miles.

It's a personal choice for sure. But there are gasser A's out there having problems too - with essentially the same chassis and power trains as the Cs.

Don't bail out before your time. You may about have Bows bugs worked out.

Full time is more demanding on a coach than week ending. Bow is pretty well equipped for 2 two to live in. Bonita is not a full time rated coach. But she is maintaining well.

I have seen lots of rental Cs rolling in here and not sure I would weekend in some of them.
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:05 PM   #41826
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Comparing repair and maintenance costs for us and Barb? .... maybe not.

You have owned a C, right?

I did 30 years ago. Kept it a year, then went back to tenting... But at the time I had a 1 yo, and there was no room when inside and didnt justify the cost..... This time we again didnt want to be limited on room.... If it was a one person thing, like in just me, i woukd consider it.... But it woukd not be any less trouble prone.... Things break and need fixin.. Rather big or small, new or old... Diesels cost more up front, but last longer... Gassers, well they have trouble also.....

So if you want smaller, then yes class C, but dont do it thinking it will be cheaper.... I know i like the A for even short term living as a couple.....

And yes you could put the base plate on..... But it will be tough on knees, and If you have the tools... And the time, And having one of those flat lie on your back dollies woukd help. If not, let your helper... This is another one of those things you want done right....




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So sorry to hear about the new diagnosis. I am a pro at CKD because of our granddaughters - unfortunately. But if you ever need to talk about it you know where I am.

We finally found a S&B to rent. I have been cleaning it for two days now. Not what we are used too at all but will work. We are changing out some fixtures, appliances and adding a shed and at some point a brick patio.

Time to buy furniture and tv's too.

Hope everyone is doing well out there.

I hope you two can get some time away soon. Our next adventure will be in October with family at Disneyland.

Oh made a trip to our farm last weekend. Meeting with contractor our next trip to have house, garage and barn completely knocked down and all debris removed. It's time to do something with that 80 acres or sell it. Squatters were living in there and we spent the weekend cleaning it all up with shovels and trash bags. No utilities on - you can't imagine the mess.

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I will have questions at some point.... The doc, Dr. John Arthur, just came here 4 months ago, and is reving up the Renal Department. He is phd and md and does major research as well.... So in great hands, plus he was very personable... Thanks C



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Old 08-06-2015, 05:39 PM   #41828
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Ahem, B+ or C owner here.... Depending on whose talking....I love my C but have considered moving up when Honey bites the dust. However, I don't ever plan on a diesel or large unit, and never plan on full timing unless Bob were to kick the bucket before me which won't happen, just not in the genetic pool. With all that said...if you are full timing, you need room to get away from each other for a bit in the same house on a rainy day, and the bathroom won't cut it. Barb has a good sized crate she can put Sena into for a nap if she must. Ya can't crate a person who would then holler at you the whole time. Choose wisely if you decide to make that choice.
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Mel,

Denise and I spent three months in our "C" traveling across the continent and back and had a heck of a great time while we were traveling but we knew and discussed the size limitations and the room available to each other when we were parked. About somewhere in either New Brunswick or Nova Scotia we decided we had to move up to something bigger.

We found Gracie by accident while trying to find the address of a gentleman selling his "A" unit. Took it for a test bride and Denise fell in love and we haven't regretted selling our "C" in the slightest. Gracie has no slides but she has about twice the room and movement area that Tinker had.

If I were to head out FTing right now it would have to be in a 40 footer with three or more slides just so we could enjoy being parked but not in each others laps. (figuratively speaking)
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Dwayne and Shara, best wishes on your latest challenge.
Mel, keep your A.
Steve, keep your Bonita.
Wayne, love the pictures by Earlene.
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^^^ Dave... Grimlins hate clothes pins...

And fear not - Bonita is with us for a while. We love her. She isn't free to own - but what is.

Walk the pain off brother. And, please.... don't do that again. You give me an 3 to 5 hour max journeys a good name.... slow rolling mutant!
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At least you're bed isn't on fire...

Let us know the resolution... loose ground - can't imagine... but I don't know the fault codes from memory - and hope I never do.... lol.
You funny... no fire this time. Completed the troubleshooting appears the control board has failed which is part of the inverter in the generator. Its only a $1400 part so its going to have to wait until we can budget for it.
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