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Old 01-18-2015, 10:24 PM   #351
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Good morning, all! Well the coffee this morning is back to tasting very good! Ha!
Lynne, I think you did good trusting your gut, and walking away! Go to Rvt,com, and sign up. After that you can set your search, and they will email you the MH's that fall into what you are looking for. One just popped up this morning in Coldwater, Mi. , so not to far away, a 1999 Monaco Diplomat diesel pusher, looked like a hell of a deal for the money! $14,280 asking price! It does have some water damage on the front pass. side corner, but it has new tires all around, and for the price, you could have the damage fixed right, and still be money ahead! Watch the video. Granted, what you see when you look at it in person is a different thing! Just another one to look at! Between rvt.com and rvtrader.com, you will see there are a lot out there! Enjoy the hunt! PM me you email address and I can send you links, I have never figured out how to do on here?
Everyone have a great day! Rail!
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:56 AM   #352
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Good Morning Everyone, We are in the midst of a heat wave , it got up to 44* yesterday and its 29* this am and going to 37*, I'll take whatever I can get. Sounds like Kentucky would be a good destination, it was good enough for ole Daniel Boone. Have a great day all, I need more coffee.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:16 AM   #353
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Morning all! We took a Beach and Restaurant tour last year along the southeast and gulf coast. This year it's back west, but next year the Bourbon, whiskey and moonshine tour might have to be planned! Lol

Temp topping out at 67 today, so much to get done!
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:39 AM   #354
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goodmorning everyone,,,,,,,as always have a safe and wonderful day


were still in the 50s for the next couple days,,,,,ahhh it feels great,,,,we havent had a january this warm in years..
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:47 AM   #355
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Gordon,


I was raised by a man who rebuilt houses and can do roofing, plastering, wiring, and plumbing. Not the norm, and I don't care to do too much with my back injuries, but my DH wouldn't go on the roof.


I looked over the MH very carefully. No stains or soft spots inside that I could find. Got on knees on floor and touched everything I could see and stuff I couldn't. Not just pretty, I understand if the shell is no good gold leaf will fall apart.


The spots were barely soft and I could stand on them without much give so I think it was caught quickly but some damage was done. Thought he was going to choke when I stepped on them and bounced a bit. No give.


I wondered about the small diesel too. Would a V-10 in the gassers still be a better choice as gas repair would be easier for us.


Just struggled letting this one go. Thanks Lynne

Hi Lynne;
Tough decision I know, especially if it spoke a bit to you.

The fact that you were able to stand on it, let alone jump makes is seem like the damage is slight. Risky I agree. It takes only 3 or 4 freeze thaws to start delaminating. I suspect a little water got in and possibly took a long time to dry out thus going through several winters would cause the start of deterioration.

I would be interested if the price point was favorable. It just depends upon how much risk you are willing to take and how much he will discount for you to accept the risk. If he discounted a lot your risk is lower.

I get the feeling you will not feel comfortable with the risk of purchasing this unit. Leave it. There are lots more. Perhaps a search looking for a similar model and year will turn up some leads.

330 is a smaller engine but it depends upon what you want. It is the ISC engine with 330 hp and 950 ft lbs of torque. The information I was able to find on the V10 is 362 hp and 425 ft lbs of torque.

IMO the performance between the two would be similar depending upon the application they were in. I am assuming the coach the diesel is in is slightly heavier than the gasser. The 330 has a substantial edge on torque which should make climbing hills easier. The V10 will climb the hills but will have to rev higher to accomplish the same task.

IMO both are equal depending upon your expectations. Everyone you talk to will have their favorite for their own reasons. All will get you to your destination especially if maintained.

I try not to be in a hurry when travelling. I do not feel the need to race up a hill in order to brake down the other side. Janet and I both like the liesurely travel. I like to look around at the scenery. We drive at a steady pace and make up time by keeping our stops short. Our stops are/were mostly (5er) bathroom breaks so it was stop, go to the bathroom, get a coffee and get back on the road. With the coach we have less stops for bathroom as we can use the coach and Janet makes a great cup of coffee while traveling.

I like my diesel but I also like my gas truck. We have the 450 Cummins in the coach, a 6 liter diesel in the 450 and I have a 150 with the 5.4 liter gas. All run well. The 6 liter is an 05 and the maintenance on it is slighly more expensive than the gas (13 quarts of oil vs 4 quarts). It was recommended that I pull the 5er with diesel because the total unit weighs 29,000 lbs. It handles it well. I am sure the v10 would as well.

I believe there is no right or wrong answer, just the one that works for you.

I am sure you will find the one you want. Patience is the word. When you least expect it.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:47 PM   #356
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Evening all,


Had a good day at work today and drank my coffee while driving in. Still looking at MHs and will until I find the right one. I really appreciate all the help you are giving me on here. I really need the advice as I am a novice.


Have a wonderful evening and a great cup of coffee in the AM. Lynne
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:45 PM   #357
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Lynne,
You seem to be diligent in doing your homework, and are asking all the right questions. With that being said you will very soon upgrade from Novice to RV'er.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:41 PM   #358
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carter caves state resort park
334 cave road drive
olive hill ky 41164
phone number 606-286-4411


it has 129 sites..and is open year round,,,. i know this for a fact if your thinking about going during the trick or treat thing best call and reserve early...like last year,,lol....they fill up fast and most reserve a year in advance...thats where we always take the boy,s...its really great...


this is what i pulled online,,,but i have alot of activity sheets somewhere around the house,,,the grandsons and i pick one up every time we go over there which in the summer is about every week to pick out stuff they want to go do..lol
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Good Morning All, 19* this am, not too bad a little windy, Bap, thanks for the info, Lynne, the time and effort will pay off. Have a great day all.
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gooooodmorniing gang,,,,tis 34 as i drink my first cup this morning...


no problem terry,,,an anyone else that may have an intrest..




RAIL,i know how ya feel about the bad cofffee to wake up to====just leavs a bad taste in your mouth,,,,lol......been meaning to post that since you posted urs just to be honest couldnt remember to,,,,,,old age ,,,,,,,i dont think the 70s had any effect on my memory,,,,,because i cant remember most of it,,,,,....lol,,,,,jk.....
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Morning group, 42 headed to low 60's. Yesterday reached 67 and I over did it outside! Will be moving much slower today, but ha, I'm moving! Have a great day!
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another above 0 again today
Our January thaw ,
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Have to get my 3rd mug of Java,
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Hello All,


Good day today but tomorrow I will be going to look at three MH's I saw for sale to look. One is only 28 ft long but darn is it cute. Probably going to be too short, but I will see.


So see you in the morning as I am off and hope you all have a good night, Lynne
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:23 PM   #364
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Good morning everyone! Coffee is tasting very good today! The weather here in Lampang, Thailand today, is high 86/ low 58! I'll take it!
Good luck, Lynne! Hope one of the ones you are looking at (is the one!)
Everyone have a great day! Rail!
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