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Old 01-25-2011, 05:47 PM   #15
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We are new to the RV world as of last fall. We also just went to an RV show. Our "new" RV is a 2004 Allegro 30DA. Looking at all of the truly new rigs out there lets me keep up on what will be available in five or six years when it's time to get todays "new" on the "new to me" market.
It is fun to look, especially knowing I'm not in the market.

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Old 01-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #16
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We have had units with slides and without. The slide makes the unit great to live due to the extra floor space. But speaking from experience as the unit gets older, the slide becomes a liability. Wear on the slide system, leaks, alignment issues, especially the larger slides start to service. The 1995 Avion 5er had hydraulic slides we spent about $3500.00 on slide repairs the last 4 years of ownership. The trailer was not used hard.

So for my money, I'll stick with the older RVs and no slide for now. Some of the older RVs cannot be met for quality by anything on the market today.


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Well, I went to the great Midwest RV Show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City. What a disappointment! There was no ShamWow guy, no Miracle Wax, no ginsu knives or pots and pans. There was a booth for Dish TV for your RV and several tourist spots and some gutterguard companies, but not much else. I almost signed up for a package vacation plan at
Branson, MO until I read the fine print and saw a mandatory 90 minute tour of timeshare cabins. I wasn't so interested after that. I did walk into many trailers, 5th wheelers, and a few motor homes that I couldn't even dream of affording. (Just $526 a month for the rest of your life!) Got more ideas on what to do with my old motorhome. It was fun but it was was a lot of walking!
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #18
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Lol hey QuietWater, How many other guys did you see there wearing a camouflage hat? I read that in your other post and wondered how many people would walk up to all of em and ask if they were you.
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going to dallas show at market hall just to look,as mines paid for
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by whem2fish View Post
going to dallas show at market hall just to look,as mines paid for
Dave, I'm the same way with the "Paid for crowd".

Everything works great on my RV and I see NO reason to purchase another unit just to modify again to fit my needs.....

New stage 2 carb arrived on Monday from "SMI" carb shop and once it's installed the test begins, Should be a much better carb especially with the idle circuits (2) heavily modified which should eliminate the fuel waste we suffer at the lower RPMs while we putt along..

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jim ill keep in touch as my carb has never been into only issue i have now is after i rebuilt the front calipers when i hit the brakes first time it pulls to left second time its fine i bled and bled so its time to do front lines or new cailpers

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