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Old 01-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #15
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As far as calling GS for a jump start, don't you have a button on the dash to momentarily use the house battery to start the engine? Most motorhomes have one. If not, you might want to look into installing one. It has saved me on more than one occasion. Loved reading your adventure. I think most people that have bought an older MH have some similar stories. I know I do. But, that's part of the fun. I noticed all the pictures of your motorhome have disappeared. Hope you can post some new ones. Out of curiosity, would you mind telling what is taped to the passenger window?
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yeah, just heard that to. went to take a look at yep, it's gone. as soon as we can, we will take some more pic's. the paper that is on the pass. side window is our temp license plate. we now have our reg. plates so i can now take that off. great eye.

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no i don't have a button to push for the house to start the engine. will think about that. thats what GS kept asking me. would be nice to have then i wouldn't have to wait for hrs for a jump.lol.

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:58 PM   #18
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no i don't have a button to push for the house to start the engine. will think about that. thats what GS kept asking me. would be nice to have then i wouldn't have to wait for hrs for a jump.lol.

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That "Switch" saved my bacon while refueling at Costco yesterday, The main battery went open when I went to start it back up with a line behind me.....

Just held the "MOM" switch down and it fired right up, Today that battery was replaced.......Installed on 12-02 so I sure got my money out of it..

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here is a couple of pic's of Ole' Koot at the nisQually flats rv campground on I5 heading toward Olympia south bound from Seattle.





that's all i got for now. our kids sold there home and we have to be out of here in a couple of weeks. we , my wife and i will take Ole' Koot to Olympia to and RV park on Black Lake to live in till our new home is ready. hopefully by the mid part of March. so this will be alot of fun then we will bring him home with us. thanks all.

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oh, here is some more.







forgot these. later

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Outlaw, that is one cramped looking RV Park! And I thought the sites were kinda close together at my home! Those you're practically door to window!
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yeah, that is for sure. it's a good plac to stop for the nite, thats what we did when we went to Westport. most of the people there are living full time. there is 2 gas stations, one with propane, a cafe and a sports bar. easy on and off to I-5.

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most of the people there are living full time. there is 2 gas stations, one with propane, a cafe and a sports bar. easy on and off to I-5.

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Yeah, same for the park I'm at, our full-time resident population has exploded over the last couple months. Alot of the new folks are ones that had to move out of the other park on the island down the road, because the county decided that folks shouldn't be able to stay in an RV Park for a month unless it was a mobile home park.

We're across the county line, no such stupidity in the zoning laws here.
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that just make no sence.who cares how long someone stays, it's the parks rev. now that park has lost money. some people need to get a life. oh well.

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that just make no sence.who cares how long someone stays, it's the parks rev. now that park has lost money. some people need to get a life. oh well.

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Magic of Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County. The RV Park had been there since the 1940s, the farmer created it to accommodate hunters and fishers who wanted to use the beach near his property and to keep them from trampling his crops.

Here's the park's history:
http://www.reederbeach.com/History.html
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Outlaw,

Go to Harbor Freight and buy you 1, if not 2 jump start boxes. For around 100.00 you should be good to go. It sure beats waiting on a service truck!

Oh the joy of owning a motor home!
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thanks Dirtbuster, will look into that.

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outlaw,

i enjoyed reading your story, i got the same rig only in a 1977 our fist rip was 800 miles and had a starter go out and a tire blow.........anyway i don't see too many people with gmc midas class A. glad to know we are not the only ones that have one.

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