Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-24-2015, 07:05 AM   #1597
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,801
Lynne,
So happy that you like it, Now you can enjoy the experience.
Frank
__________________

__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-24-2015, 07:10 AM   #1598
Senior Member
 
ronspradley's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,357
Good morning all. Lynne,, I am 150 miles south of Rhome and our rain has stopped here, looks like your rain will be over soon. So glad y'all made it to Texas and into your new MH.

ronspradley
__________________

__________________
1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager DP 30'
200 HP Cummins B5.9, 4sp Allison AT542
Toad 1998 Honda CRV, 2006 Honda CRV
Life's too short to drink cheap beer.
ronspradley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 07:26 AM   #1599
Senior Member
 
guardrail53's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: anywhere U.S.A, Currently back home in Thailand!
Posts: 1,278
Lynne, so glad you like your MH! I bet you are still smiling! Oh, by the way, Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your day!
New carpeting is easy, putting in the hardwood floors, nothing for a bunch of CLACers! Hahahaha! Rail!
__________________
guardrail53 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 07:43 AM   #1600
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Island Park , NY
Posts: 398
Glad you made it Lynne and like your new toy! And by the way Happy 43rd Anniversary! Bobby
__________________
FastGlassMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 08:32 AM   #1601
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,801
Oh yeah, So excited for Lynne and Jerry, I forgot to post my trip yesterday, Duhhh. Went to the winery, they had a food truck there, it was reasonably priced and had some really good sandwiches, then a couple of frozen wine-r-itas. The band was a 3 piece with Bass, and 2 guitars, female lead singer. They played a soft jazz type music, not too loud, nice breeze, not too warm, or cool. So it was a nice afternoon, stayed about 3 hours. Today, going to a brewery in North Charleston for Sunday brunch. they are supposed to have a killer chef that likes to do a twist on familiar dishes.
Have a safe and enjoyable day,
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 12:04 PM   #1602
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8,220
Lynne and Jerry. Glad you made it safely. Pleased you are happy with the MH. Bonus that the pictures were not as good as what you saw. Comfortable bed and sitting area is always the best thing to have.

Enjoy your trip back. Take it easy when starting out. Does not matter if you are the slowest vehicle on the road. When parking - go slow and look often. Discuss between yourselves a signaling system to help the driver when backing up and going around tight corners. If you have any doubt, STOP and take a look.

The simpler the signaling system is the better. Always make sure you can see each other in the mirror. Driver - STOP if you cannot see your partner in either mirror. Radios are fine but hand signals are better. The batteries do not go flat or the push to talk button does not connect when you are arm signaling.

Suggestion for arm signals. Point with the arm on the side you want the back to go. Use the other arm to indicate whether to stop or back up. When you get close to being where you want use your hands to indicate how far to go. Hands far apart means some distance (about 6'), as you get closer the hands come together showing the approximate distance to go, hands together means stop.

Major issue for the signaler. Look up as well as on the ground. Trees have a way of jumping out when least expected and branches will rip holes in the roof.

You will be fine. Bottom line is if you have an "oops" it can be fixed. That is why is say if you cant see the person on the ground stop.

Dont get pushed into rushing to get parked. If someone wants by they will have to wait and probably do not mind waiting. We all have had issues with parking at times so try not to get flustered. If they are in a hurry they can turn around and go around the other way. Besides if they wait they may see a show. The main thing is to try to give them a minor show if at all. Going slow will reduce the number of "good" shows the audience will be treated to.

If someone suggests you hurry tell them you are new at this and are trying to figure out how to get the unit in. I still tell folks I am practising my parking skills after years of doing it. And I will always be practising to get better.

I have been parking TT, 5er and MH for years. I cannot recall an instance where I did not get out to look at the units position several times while parking. Janet is an excellent guide and we take several opportunities to discuss what we are trying to accomplish while parking.

Whew - I can get long winded.

Planted the garden today. Cherry trees, apple trees, crab apple trees are all blooming. Bees are just a buzzing.

Have a great day everyone.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 03:07 PM   #1603
Senior Member
 
Old Car Nut's Avatar


 
Country Coach Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Snohomish WA
Posts: 969
Great that Lynne seems pleased with the purchase so far.

Can't wait to see what else she has to say today and some new photos

__________________
Jay & Patty Executive Director Liberty Farms
County Coach Magna. Magna Carta "Maggie"
99 Jeep GC/05 SAAB 9-2x Aero (AKA Unicorn)
Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube
Old Car Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 06:11 PM   #1604
Senior Member
 
beamisl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MI
Posts: 2,632
The Sun has finally come out in Texas!

Whew! Was beginning to think we needed to buy an ark instead.

Went to church this am, nice service, good sermon. Then we went out to lunch. Then Walmart to pick up the sewer hose and food for our trip back home. Decided to come back to take a nap but didn't sleep so got up and cleaned the kitchen.

It's beautiful down here but I know you all want to see pictures of the MH, so here are some pictures.

Lynne
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mh Jerry & Curits 2.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	216.9 KB
ID:	95135   Click image for larger version

Name:	MH Jerry & Curtis.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	177.5 KB
ID:	95136  

Click image for larger version

Name:	MH Bedroom4.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	163.8 KB
ID:	95137  
__________________
Love the sunshine and warmer weather!
Lynne and Jerry RVM 105
2004 Winnebago Itasca Sunova / 2012 Toyota Prius / 2016 ACME EZE-Tow Dolly
beamisl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 07:21 PM   #1605
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,843
Looking good Lynne, glad the rain stopped if even for a little while, now the fun begins .
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 07:23 PM   #1606
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,801
Looks wonderful Lynne, and Gordon hit the nail right on the head, his advice is solid.
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 07:55 PM   #1607
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Island Park , NY
Posts: 398
Glad to see the deluge has subsided some Lynne! Your new toy looks beautiful! Good Luck with it! Hope your son #2 is ok Curtis! And Thanks for helping Lynne and Jerry in getting their new toy! Bobby
__________________
FastGlassMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 08:25 PM   #1608
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 352
Awesome rig Lynne.....glad you made it safe with all the bad weather...hope your trip back is fun and relaxing.....now it's time to enjoy the new toy!!!!
__________________
mkohler30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 10:27 PM   #1609
Senior Member
 
Curtis in TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rhome, TX
Posts: 405
Enjoying the Company of New Friends and having fun getting to know Lynne and Jerry. We are going to hate to see them leave. Melissa is so excited about having them here she won't stop talking about how much she likes their visit.


They are like Family to us now!


Funny Observation: Both our backsides are clearly represented in the pictures!


AND, they got to try and sleep to the rhythm of the falling rain last night.
Tonight will be totally opposite.


I'm trying to give them a good cross section representation of what it's like to live in an RV before they head out....
__________________
1990 Fleetwood Limited Edition, Converted to Diesel. Pulling my toy box, a 93 Isuzu Rodeo 4X4.
Life is for the Adventure not the problems!
Curtis in TX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 10:29 PM   #1610
Senior Member
 
guardrail53's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: anywhere U.S.A, Currently back home in Thailand!
Posts: 1,278
Lynne, when Curtis is doing the walk thru, telling you and Jerry how everything works, Video tape it so you can go back, and review when you forget something? It is a lot of info to digest all at one time! And we all did the same thing, wish I would have done that too!! Great looking MH, but we need more pic's! Just say'n Now you can start to enjoy! I agree with Gordons advice, always stop if your spotter gets out of view, last thing you want is to back over them!! Glad the weather let up for you, looks like it is clearing off, and going to get nice!
Oh, how was that first cup in the MH?
Coffee here is good this morning!! Everyone have a great day! Rail!
__________________

__________________
Retired, and "Always on Holiday!"
1996 Monaco Windsor 38' "Mona" 275 HP., 8.3 Cummins, 3060 Allison 6 speed
guardrail53 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (1 members and 3 guests)
ronspradley
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.