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Old 01-31-2014, 10:01 PM   #10459
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I hear tomato juice is a de-skunker. Had not heard about margaritas.
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Sip some margarita, rub some on da dog, repeat, do not rinse.
Sip some margarita....
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:05 PM   #10460
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:10 PM   #10461
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Hey guys - congratulations on selling the trawler and starting the hunt. Its hard for me to make any specific comments as I couldn't afford a CC in 1998 and didn't shop them when were were in the market. I did do a search to see what's out there and have some general questions and a comment or two. Is this 40' and 1 slide with the 5 KW generator? I have some idea of the space you're leaving. Lots of folks hate slide outs - but so far I'm sold on them. The space they give is priceless to us. Not sure we could do with just 1... Be sure to look into the energy management and what the generator will run at once. If your find yourself in hot weather and it won't run both ACs and the microwave at the same time, you'll get used to turning one off to cook - but it can get old. Also the hours and maintenance on the Generator is important. Nothing is cheap (as you know) on these things including labor - or a new generator. Also - invertor / convertor?? Watts? Even knowing all that you know about systems and such - it's a good idea to have an independent inspection - gas - water - electric etc. Same for mechanical - have it shop tested. There is no doubt CC is a great coach but it is going on 16 years old. While I haven't done it - Dogpatch has upgraded televisions and sound systems a couple of times and that's not expensive - but you will probably want to do it if it hasn't been done. Satellite? We sometimes think we don't want or need things like that only to find it would be nice to have. Not very mutant of me - but study your list of needs and wants and won't miss. The time to figure that out is before ya buy. Like Jeff said - the 112k miles isn't a big concern - but the records and a shop report will be worth the review and $$. Also - look for rust and any visible signs of neglect may suggest it where ya can't see it. The only other thing I noticed - and this was a quick Internet romp - among the ones for sale - there is a fair range on asking price. I didn't quantify the differences?? Hone in on that. What makes one "worth" asking more than another? See NADA if you haven't already. Again - comgrats on the sale of the trawler and starting the hunt. So are you living in a van down by the river these days? Is that putting you in a rush to find something? Again - Good Luck! Hopefully others have some thoughts and actual experience with the '98 CC. Steve and Annie
Steve here's the scoop on coach. 1998,w/1999 floor plan. One slide, excellent cond, new traveler sat ant, tires aged out, but six new tires in deal. Has four 8d batteries, two each coach chassis, one Grp 24 for gen. Will pull oil/trans fluid sample on Monday. Only thing missing is maint records. Has all manuals, schematics, plumbing/piping drawings, and equip operating instructions. Even has Webasto diesel heat along with two AC/ heat pumps. One of which is new. Alloy wheels. Needs PI Surge protection, and acc. Thoughts? Sorry to pester you but trust your advice.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:16 PM   #10462
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^^^ Mike - following your other threads today and seems you are getting good advice. Have ya actually been out to see it? Cranking er up and putting her on the road / and systems through the paces are going to tell ya mucho.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:17 PM   #10463
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p.s., If you need to know anything else besides the name and user ID, please get up close and personal. No toucha da name tag. I have an 8 x 10 poster board with Dianne's name on one side, and other details on the other side. She can keep flipping it over and over and over and over. Maybe I'll get one of those street advertisement signs you see pacing the sidewalk for her. BIG MOUTH - just kidding Dianne.

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Gorgeous day today 75 and sunny. Two if my grands were here for the day.... Now gotta ketchup.....
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:23 PM   #10464
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Okay, Diane, after a few days of arranging the in and outside of our rig, finally used the chairs. They ARE recliners! They are Flexsteel like the front captains chairs. Twist a knob and go fully upright to fully reclined and all position in between. The ottomans are really nifty. Comfy? Oh ya! Here in pics.
Cool.... Euro chair i think is the style... Havent decided on ours yet, but think i have gifted the couch to a guy who works here. All he has to do is get it out..... I think that is fair.... I can bring in outside recliners temp....
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:25 PM   #10465
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Dave, I'd like to make a prediction here. I predict there will be a time, hopefully brief, where you will be ready to throw those ottomans out the door. Picture this, late night, desire for drink of water, love and concern for Nola not wanting to disturb her, you make the journey from bedroom to kitchen, now a true journey with the longer coach, and you don't turn on any lights. Don't worry your toe will surly remember to watch out next time.

No need to ask me how I know, we also have the chairs and ottomans and we love them!

Or you could put rope lights around them!
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I hear tomato juice is a de-skunker. Had not heard about margaritas.
The margarita is for me
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:32 PM   #10467
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Hay! Sip some margarita, rub some on da dog, repeat, do not rinse. Sip some margarita....
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:33 PM   #10468
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Dave, I'd like to make a prediction here. I predict there will be a time, hopefully brief, where you will be ready to throw those ottomans out the door. Picture this, late night, desire for drink of water, love and concern for Nola not wanting to disturb her, you make the journey from bedroom to kitchen, now a true journey with the longer coach, and you don't turn on any lights. Don't worry your toe will surly remember to watch out next time. No need to ask me how I know, we also have the chairs and ottomans and we love them! Or you could put rope lights around them!

Lol Dave will quickly learn to pick them up at nite and put them in the recliner so that won't happen more than once..... an that's the voice of experience.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:41 PM   #10469
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The low point was that when we returned from dinner there were fire trucks and an ambulance in front of our space. After the initial panic over our Golden Retrievers and the always present danger of fire in a coach we saw that the EMT's were in the fifth wheel next door. They were working on Gil, who we never met. He did not make it despite over an hour of everything they could do. Gil's poodle was in a panic and in danger of getting run over so I coaxed (carried) him into our rig and tried to calm him down. I made sure the EMT's knew where the dog was and waited for Gil's wife Marilyn to come get him. When they removed the body they brought her over and we talked for about 20 minutes and made sure she was going to be able to get home. She was doing about as well as could be expected of someone faced with the unexpected death of a spouse. What a horrible thing for her. Her daughter and son-in-law must have come in the middle of the night because when we got up at 6:30 the space was empty.

There's a lesson to be learned. Ladies? Can you drive the rig? Could you make it home alone? Do you know how to do everything required to get on the road? Do you know the new CPR?

My DW is working on it. She is still afraid to drive but has no trouble at all telling me how. That's going to change.
That is just awful. So sad. We are never promised a tomorrow...I'm glad she had family to care for her.

I taught my 4 boys(+ hubby) all the basics of laundry, sewing on buttons and sewing up a rip, & cooking enough basic foods they could get along without a female's help, and my daddy taught me how to change tires, oil, furnace filters, light the pilot on the furnace, and stuff like that... so, when I got my toy, I wanted to be sure I could do it all for myself and the only thing I can't do on my rig at this point is light the pilot on the fridge because it takes one person to hold the button inside and another to light the fire from outside because the starter is worn out. (another reason for having an older more simple rig...simpler systems and less to go wrong.)
I am a firm believer in being able to manage solo if ever needed...everyone needs to know the basic life how to's, and if your life is in an RV, you need to get comfortable with all that entails.... black tanks included!

Sad it took that to convince your wife Muddypaws, but capitalize on that now while the fear is still fresh in her mind.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:50 PM   #10470
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I hear tomato juice is a de-skunker. Had not heard about margaritas.
The margaritas only make you forget to care what you or the dog smell like. Tomato juice shampoo first, margaritas next.
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Now...this could be a sensitive subject and if it dies an early death, so be it.

Now, don't get me wrong...Sandee enjoys my mutant tendencies and how goofy I sound when I talk about ponders, bacon and the heavy duty subjects of mutantdom. However at the same time she can be a bit perplexed by it all.

Are we mutant dysfunctional and destined for separate lives. (Tongue firmly in cheek.)
I'd have to say my Spousal unit is a bit reluctant and perplexed, but ya'll will have him all warmed up and ready to go again in another half year by the time the grand curiosity is over.....at this point... he thinks ya'll live in my computer and imagination....LOL!
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QUOTE=okmunky;1907644]Wayne, the new name tags look great! If you haven't printed them yet maybe we can PM you our updated info? I'm going to update my IRV2 profile as I get Sena a snack. Promise.[/QUOTE]

Barb, it is just as easy to reprint one as it is to reprint 3 or more. No worry. If you have informational changes, just let me know - before i leave for GC@CL.

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Wayne. Nice job on name tags! Do you need any info from anyone?
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[...]Wayne, I like the new and improved name tags. DH had said the first thing you need to see on a name tag is the name, and size does matter. (Will I get chastised for that?)

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Ok guys my DW said something to me that at first sounded pretty typical, but after pondering on it a while got me to wondering!

Her comments were " I've got to go shopping for clothes to wear to the Curosity". Sounds like a normal statement from her, you know, any excuse to shop, right!

Now my ponder, this Curosity is being held in our back yard, well not far from it, so what do you need for a Curosity?

Guys, are you going shopping for the Curosity or are you coming like me wearing the same old Tuxedo that I've worn to all my big events thus far?

Just a mutant ponder!
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Tim - I'm going to have to buy a trailer to tow all the stuff Annie is squirreling away for the GC. She just got a 30 cup coffee pot. I'm not sure what else as things have come in and gone straight into hiding. [...]
You may want to call the CG and ask what they have in the kitchen area of the club house. Many CG's have large coffee pots and lots of other kitchen items. You may be a few pounds lighter after calling.

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[...]I have to ask... Did this attitude materialize after ya met Wayne... cause ya already knew Tim and Ginny... I can sort of understand if that's the case...
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HE HE HE...ya gotta point there!
Go eat some peanut brittle with your new teeth!!! But you know, you may have a point there.

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My vacation officially started at 7:30. At 7:42, my lab got sprayed by a skunk. 46 minutes and 2 peroxide baths later, he still smells, I smell and our rig smells. Sigh. Anyone have a margarita?
Tomato juice. Go get about 4 large cans of tomato juice and bathe the dog in it. Trust me, nothing else works as well. Been there done that!

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Evenin Muteys! [...]Let's see what else .... awe shucks I'm brain dead... Sure glad this week is over. Honey make me another smoothie...no make it a double!
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SMILE.... Yep... Sandwich board. I would wear it.... Lol.... I taught jr high..... Vocational classes.... And raised up 2 sons ........ Thank you Earlene......
Wayne.... I sure do like your wit.[...]
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Lol Dave will quickly learn to pick them up at nite and put them in the recliner so that won't happen more than once..... an that's the voice of experience.
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