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Old 08-06-2015, 07:44 PM   #41833
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Mel - aside from space inside for each other in a coach - as full timers you will need storage space inside and out. In addition to the space to carry things, you need the load capacity to carry the stuff over the road. This is where the problem lies. Many people make the mistake on capacity. It's not a mistake you can live with...
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Hey Timo... I know you've landed - so how goes??? Pics or its not happening!
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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.
Will you be able to jump it for travel?
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(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.)
If I could have found a good reasonably priced installer I would have gone that route. I didn't have the extra $500-600 after buying all the parts. But you should open the box and read the directions before you decide.

I had bad knees then, too. I let Mr Muscle do all the laying on the garage floor. I studied the directions and handed him tools and parts. He had basic auto repair skills, I had tools and could read English.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:25 PM   #41837
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Will you be able to jump it for travel?
Never mind... you answered that on the phone lol.
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If I could have found a good reasonably priced installer I would have gone that route. I didn't have the extra $500-600 after buying all the parts. But you should open the box and read the directions before you decide.

I had bad knees then, too. I let Mr Muscle do all the laying on the garage floor. I studied the directions and handed him tools and parts. He had basic auto repair skills, I had tools and could read English.
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Look up what you are going to use and look for it on You Tube or etrailer.... http://www.etrailer.com/

There are lots of videos that at least give you an idea of you want to tackle it. Of course, I did not want to...
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #41839
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Well - my experience tells me - if you get out and use it, you'll forget about the expense! The use and lifestyle is the saving grace. If it just sits after the expense it kind of eats at ya.
The Beav is going to Vancouver for 4 days then to the island for 10 days. We're using er'!
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The Beav is going to Vancouver for 4 days then to the island for 10 days. We're using er'!
Then smiles and rainbows will surely follow!!
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^^ Wayne - my problem is the air time. I got fidgety between Dallas and Philly and Dallas and Vegas... I'm just not that comfortable in a flying box. Like my rolling box much better. But hey - anything is possible - except Sue and Martin footing the bill lol.
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You're the best Rainbow Ambassador, Steve. But will you still love us if we trade for a C???
Mel, it doesn't matter what you camp in, you are having just as much fun.

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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.
Depending on the vehicle, many cars requrie the front end to be disassembled to put on the base plate. Also some modifications such as enlarging holes or making new ones. May not be an easy task, and an absolute must to have the right tools on hand.

Earlene reads the forum so she'll get the message(s).
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If I could have found a good reasonably priced installer I would have gone that route. I didn't have the extra $500-600 after buying all the parts. But you should open the box and read the directions before you decide.

I had bad knees then, too. I let Mr Muscle do all the laying on the garage floor. I studied the directions and handed him tools and parts. He had basic auto repair skills, I had tools and could read English.
I'm not even gonna try it. We'll pay Jeff to do it. He's installed a bunch of 'em.

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Look up what you are going to use and look for it on You Tube or etrailer.... Trailer Hitches & Vehicle Accessories (800)298-8924

There are lots of videos that at least give you an idea of you want to tackle it. Of course, I did not want to...
...and neither do I, now.

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Mel, it doesn't matter what you camp in, you are having just as much fun.

Depending on the vehicle, many cars requrie the front end to be disassembled to put on the base plate. Also some modifications such as enlarging holes or making new ones. May not be an easy task, and an absolute must to have the right tools on hand.

Earlene reads the forum so she'll get the message(s).
Love ya, Wayne & Earlene! You are soooo right. We had a blast camping in our popups and TTs. We're having a blast in Bow (when she's being nice). We have so much into Bow now that I imagine we'll hang on to her for the long haul. We really do like so many things about her.
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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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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.
Give me a call tomorrow steve has my number if you don't I bet I can find it a lot cheaper for you. I have done the same repair on my last mh for like 350 total. Very easy to install. I can walk you through it.
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And grand Poobaa we are ok transmission is ordered and I'll start on it Saturday. RV should be up and running by Wednesday. But we will not be going far. Till the 1st.
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