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Old 05-22-2016, 09:24 AM   #54951
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Looks very nice!
Did you take her for a spin...

Getting ready to today. Raining and foggy yesterday so no drive yet. We did start her up and listen to her rumble. Right now she's fully enclosed in a MH garage complete with two power poles and a sewer connection. I need the garage, too!
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:33 AM   #54952
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Getting ready to today. Raining and foggy yesterday so no drive yet. We did start her up and listen to her rumble. Right now she's fully enclosed in a MH garage complete with two power poles and a sewer connection. I need the garage, too!
If you don't want it... don't drive it. That's how DPs get ya.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:09 AM   #54953
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Very nice rig, lovely view of the falls. Can you hear them?

With spring run-off they sound like a thunderous roar.
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Sometimes life has a way of throwing you curveballs. Here we are, pondering the purchase of a nice new coach and low and behold, a neighbor decides to hang up his wandering shoes and sell his Monaco Dynasty. We went to look at it today. It's a nice, 40' tag axle in very good to excellent condition. It needs a little updating - replace carpeting with new flooring and new TV. We're not terribly fond of the oak cabinetry, but we could stain it a different color. All of the mechanicals are in good order, the tires are 3 years old, the maintenance records are in order, and it has 56K miles on it. It has a new fridge and all the appliances have been upgraded. Our mechanic is going to go look at it on Monday to see if he can find anything that needs attention. It has all the goodies - slides, electric shades, AquaHot, slides in the bays, etc. It's a 2004. Instead of carrying a mortgage, we could pay cash for this rig.



We in a quandary...oh, the humanity!

Monaco Dynasty's are nice coaches. We owned 2 of them. The AquaHot system can be finicky, but when it's working right, it works great! Nice find if it works out!
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Pouring cats and dogs here today.

Oh well, may have to be one of these days!


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Old 05-22-2016, 10:51 AM   #54956
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If you don't want it... don't drive it. That's how DPs get ya.
We're seriously considering it and if the weather holds off we are taking it for a drive today at 3:00. If our mechanic/RV tech says it's good after his inspection, we are going to make an offer. He will get up on the roof (sorry, Earlene, not getting up there) and crawl into every nook and cranny. The only things I found on my inspection hunt were dings and scratches, the 3M film looks cruddy and the carpets need cleaning, which isn't a big deal, since we want to replace the flooring anyway (I hate carpeting). The generator works perfectly and he has maintenance records for it, too. Honestly, it looks great for its age, and everything works as it should.

Mary went and looked at it several months ago and liked it. I wasn't interested because I didn't like the exterior color and we weren't shopping for a DP at the time. Who the heck thought blue was a good color for an RV? If I had my druthers, it wouldn't be blue, but Big Blue Bus has a nice alliterative ring to it.

The price now is below NADA low retail. He lowered the price by $14K since he put it in RV Trader a few months ago. We are confident that the price is good now. Actually, I think he's not going to come down much more. However, he's been very forthright with us, so we will ask him to give us his rock bottom price and we will pay it.

Some things are serious factors, including the property tax (no difference over what we pay now), and the insurance (got a quote this morning - and it's not a big difference).

I'm excited but still cautious - laying out this much cash is a little scary!
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:33 AM   #54957
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Pouring cats and dogs here today.

Oh well, may have to be one of these days!


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R U an RV Mutant too?

Dogpatch,

That's a beautiful coach! And I love the ottoman/coffee table.
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And finally, Mutants .... Can I get a woot for my nephew, O.Brian Parks? In the middle of his grad party, he got an email from the company in Chicago that he interviewed with last week. They offered him the job! "They" are Northrup Grumman, and O.Brian will be working on a project that he can't tell us about. (NG designed the lunar lander.) My guess is he will be working on some "gubmint" project. But we are sooooo proud of him. 19 hours of mechanical engineering courses this last semester and graduated with a 3.85. Woot woot woot, O.B!!!
Woot! Woot! Woot! And how surprised was he to see you there?
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Kansas crosswind... geesh. Rest stop again... oh the humanity...
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Kansas crosswind... geesh. Rest stop again... oh the humanity...
Annie got out at this stop to put some trash in the can... on the inside of the wheel behind the water bib she saw this... The things ya see!
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And finally, Mutants .... Can I get a woot for my nephew, O.Brian Parks? In the middle of his grad party, he got an email from the company in Chicago that he interviewed with last week. They offered him the job! "They" are Northrup Grumman, and O.Brian will be working on a project that he can't tell us about. (NG designed the lunar lander.) My guess is he will be working on some "gubmint" project. But we are sooooo proud of him. 19 hours of mechanical engineering courses this last semester and graduated with a 3.85. Woot woot woot, O.B!!!

Adding a couple Woot woot's.. This sounds like a great offer..
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Annie got out at this stop to put some trash in the can... on the inside of the wheel behind the water bib she saw this... The things ya see!

Priceless..
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Is it just Spring Fever or has RVMdom been overtaken by upgrade fever? I think about trading coaches occasionally, and then the reality of all the work that it would require in order to Sena proof it sinks in. Our couch suits us just fine.

Elizabeth and Mary, good luck today! I hope that this is your dream coach..
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