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Old 05-14-2016, 09:36 AM   #54517
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Well, been scrambling to get prepared for the Farmer's market tomorrow... All I have is lettuce, greens, and peach butter... but Sara has some jewelry hangers she made and some chives, and more varieties of lettuce to add to salad mix bags. Oh, and some green bunching onions. Slow start, but it will be hopping soon! (iffin the weather cooperates)... my cabbages, chard, and beets look lovely so far... and Mark staked my tomatoes for me today, so tomorrow afternoon, I can start training them up the posts. Just wish Bambi would leave them alone! he doesn't bother the pepper plants... yet.

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Old 05-14-2016, 10:21 AM   #54518
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Heading to Freightliner for the test drive. We may get out of here today. If not - Monday, cause they don't work on Sunday.

Dinner last night with friend Bill. Church Street Cafe in Abq Old Town... it was great. The red pork pasole was excellent. Last taste of this cuisine till we return to NM (or make it myself).
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:22 AM   #54519
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Forgot the patio water feature lol...
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:43 AM   #54520
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Someone please talk my wife down from the ledge.

We're again shopping for a DP, as missy hates the ride in our gasser. Any Tiffin or Newmar owners out there that can weigh in? Good, bad, warranty issues, etc. God help me, I'm looking at 2012-2014 and Ms. Moneybags is looking at brand spanking new.

Entegra is my favorite brand, but my last name isn't Buffet or Rockefeller.

Oh, the humanity..
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:32 AM   #54521
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Someone please talk my wife down from the ledge.

We're again shopping for a DP, as missy hates the ride in our gasser. Any Tiffin or Newmar owners out there that can weigh in? Good, bad, warranty issues, etc. God help me, I'm looking at 2012-2014 and Ms. Moneybags is looking at brand spanking new.

Entegra is my favorite brand, but my last name isn't Buffet or Rockefeller.

Oh, the humanity..
Well at least you're both RV oriented. Can you imagine if she didn't want anything to do with RVing... imagine the friction there... oh the Humanity!
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:54 AM   #54522
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Someone please talk my wife down from the ledge.

We're again shopping for a DP, as missy hates the ride in our gasser. Any Tiffin or Newmar owners out there that can weigh in? Good, bad, warranty issues, etc. God help me, I'm looking at 2012-2014 and Ms. Moneybags is looking at brand spanking new.

Entegra is my favorite brand, but my last name isn't Buffet or Rockefeller.

Oh, the humanity..
You might want to read this thread that is slanted towards Newmar (it's on their forum). OP asked for differences between the two brands.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:22 PM   #54523
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Someone please talk my wife down from the ledge.

We're again shopping for a DP, as missy hates the ride in our gasser. Any Tiffin or Newmar owners out there that can weigh in? Good, bad, warranty issues, etc. God help me, I'm looking at 2012-2014 and Ms. Moneybags is looking at brand spanking new.

Entegra is my favorite brand, but my last name isn't Buffet or Rockefeller.

Oh, the humanity..
Elizabeth,

DPs scare me a bit because of size and much more complicated systems. Have you read Steve's nightmare of a week trying to get Bonita back on the road? Does Mary drive your gasser now? Will she drive a DP? My understanding is they are considerably more expensive to maintain. How far and how often does she usually ride, or is that just her best argument? I know you are both very busy now. Perhaps you can convince her to wait until you are closer to retirement?

Or is Mary not the only one wanting a DP?
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:36 PM   #54524
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Hello Billy and Kris. Study for the test, give yourselves a year or to to memorize, you are from Arkansas, and then answer the questions. No cheating - so don't ask Tim or any of the others from that area as they probably have forgotten the correct answers. They do know the test questions though.

BTW, I'm the only sane one on this thread. Also, once you have been properly assigned a number, you will be given an alternative means of communications. It is that means that you must ask me for my theme song. Everyone loves it, as the love me.

Hopefully a welcome will be in the short coming days, hours, or minutes. I'm sure you are smarter than the "others" from you area.
OK Tim didn't tell us there was a test. We are from Arkansas.....I can't even find the test. Where is it?
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OK Tim didn't tell us there was a test. We are from Arkansas.....I can't even find the test. Where is it?

Lol.... Come on Arkie... You can git er dun.... Tim is a good pill pusher but maybe not so good a teacher,,,,

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Old 05-14-2016, 02:11 PM   #54526
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Elizabeth,

DPs scare me a bit because of size and much more complicated systems. Have you read Steve's nightmare of a week trying to get Bonita back on the road? Does Mary drive your gasser now? Will she drive a DP? My understanding is they are considerably more expensive to maintain. How far and how often does she usually ride, or is that just her best argument? I know you are both very busy now. Perhaps you can convince her to wait until you are closer to retirement?

Or is Mary not the only one wanting a DP?
You know I love ya Barb, but.... the DP isn't the problem here. It's the people working on it. I hope you never have a mechanical issue, but I will bet there are as many incompetent people working on gassers as there are diesels. In fact I met several in my 21 years of owning a Class B. In fact - it was sometimes very difficult to find someone to do mechanical work on it at all, and it was a Ford. Too tall, can't lift it, etc. Once you're out on the road - you're at the mercy of the shops near you.

And sos ya know. It's frustrating dealing with these guys, but not a nightmare. I have friends here and in Santa Fe (where were headed now for 2 nights hotelling). And fortunately I have the wherewithal to hotel it while Bonita sits on their lot. It's a little more expensive than a FHU site but nothing the budget can't handle. And we're having fun. We don't really have to be anywhere except PEI by Aug 1st...

There are only nightmares if you let them in. And afterall, the journey is the destination. All part of the journey.
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Elizabeth,

DPs scare me a bit because of size and much more complicated systems. Have you read Steve's nightmare of a week trying to get Bonita back on the road? Does Mary drive your gasser now? Will she drive a DP? My understanding is they are considerably more expensive to maintain. How far and how often does she usually ride, or is that just her best argument? I know you are both very busy now. Perhaps you can convince her to wait until you are closer to retirement?

Or is Mary not the only one wanting a DP?

Mary flat out refuses to drive any MH. She also won't drive a car on the interstate, but I like driving and do all of it. I have also been camping solo some this year, as Mary is on call every other weekend and we had made reservations for every weekend April through October back in January. Driving bigger doesn't bother me - I'm EVOC certified for fire trucks. The CDL instructor at the local community college said he'd get me through learning what I need to know.

We would like a quieter ride, more stability and a longer coach. DPs are costly to maintain, but also last longer. I'm a year older tomorrow, so retirement is getting closer. If we set up a satellite internet system Mary could work on the road. We did do a maintenance, repairs, taxes, insurance and mortgage amount spreadsheet. All that said, though, Mary usually gets what she wants! We have an appointment next weekend with the Newmar dealer...
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...We have an appointment next weekend with the Newmar dealer...
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But then again...I'm prejudice.
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Happy Birthday tomorrow Elizabeth from one Taurus to another! They say that stubbornness is an inherent quality for us. I resemble that remark, how's about you?

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You've already passed the first half of the test by stating your 5er doesn't have a full front cap and you don't miss it. The second part of the test is the easiest -- just hold up your right hand and state to the members of this forum that "The Journey is the destination."
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