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Posted 04-15-2020 at 03:38 PM by TomAndPeg
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Update: Our Face Shields in Use -- 04/15/2020


RVers Trying to Be Helpful During a Pandemic


Our group of friends and RVers has been 3D printing face shields for use by Chicago area medical professionals non-stop for several days now. Not sure what the total production output has been, but it's a number well north of 500.



What's really encouraging, though,...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 04-11-2020 at 05:13 PM by TomAndPeg
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So We Got a 3D Printer -- 04/11/2020


RVers Trying to Be Helpful During a Pandemic


We just bought a 3D printer, something we've been planning for while. The reason we got it is that we need to replace a hopelessly broken control panel in the motorhome; it's on the driver's side and it's used for mirrors, windows, locks, and lights.





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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 03-22-2020 at 07:19 AM by TomAndPeg
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DIY Bike Cover -- 03/22/2020


Keeping New-To-Us Bikes Clean & Dry


While traveling near Gainesville, Florida we decided to see if we could trade up our old Raleigh 3-speeds for a pair of bikes with more speeds and fatter tires to better handle the ubiquitous Florida sand.





We checked at several bike shops and found one, Re-Bike at 16 NW 18th St #115, Gainesville,...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 03-15-2020 at 12:35 PM by TomAndPeg
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Trip Update: We Cut It Short -- 03/15/2020



Back Home in Illinois


We decided to cut our trip short by a couple of weeks and come home. It took 3 comfortable days of traveling in decent weather to get from the Georgia coast to the Chicago area.



So we thought we'd take this opportunity to share a snap of us with a couple of geeks we ran into...
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Posted 03-05-2020 at 02:57 PM by TomAndPeg
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Biked It, Liked It -- 03/16/2020


Jekyll Island, Georgia


There may not be anyplace quite as historically scenic on the east coast as Jekyll Island...





...except for Savannah, that is. Let's call it a tie.





Jeckyll Island...
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Posted 03-04-2020 at 01:32 PM by TomAndPeg
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Go for the Fun, Stay for the...BBQ?!
-- 03/04/2020




Manatee Springs State Park


Located along a wild stretch of the Suwannee River, Manatee Springs State Park is surely




one of the nicest locales we have stayed at on this winter trip...for a variety of reasons, including some that were very unexpected.


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Posted 02-26-2020 at 06:16 AM by TomAndPeg
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Whacky Stuff We've Seen RVing -- 02/26/2020


Some of Our Favorites

We all have stories to share about totally unexpected things we've seen when traveling around North America in an RV. Some are natural, others unnatural, and a few are downright weird.




Here's a Wanderlodge FC named RUBY. She seemed to follow us with her eyes as we passed by. She's a...
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 02-20-2020 at 08:09 AM by TomAndPeg
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Central Florida's Nature Oasis -- 02/20/2020


Highlands Hammock State Park

We didn't really know what to expect at Highlands Hammock State Park. It's located just a few miles outside the city of Sebring in central Florida (yes, that Sebring where they run the famous 12 hour race), so shopping and services are nearby...





...but those conveniences...
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Posted 01-21-2020 at 10:55 AM by TomAndPeg
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Solitude Near the Palm Coast -- 01/21/2020


Faver-Dykes State Park:


If there is one thing to be said about Faver Dykes State Park, it's quiet. Located just 3 miles inland from the Atlantic coast and busy Highway A1A, this place is surprisingly quiet - to an extreme.

It's also a very beautiful.





Situated 30 minutes from...
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Posted 01-14-2020 at 08:44 AM by TomAndPeg
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Grayton Beach: (Sea)Food and Fun -- 01/14/2020


The (Sea)Food:

If there's one thing we were looking forward to when hitting the Gulf coast, it was fresh seafood; fresh, as in harvested that day. Upon arriving, we asked the locals, "Where's the best cheap seafood in the Area?"





The answer was quick and unequivocal: "There is no...
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Posted 01-10-2020 at 05:52 PM by TomAndPeg
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Grayton Beach State Park: White Sands, Warm Toes -- 01/10/2020


05/21/2020: Grayton Beach Just Named Top in U.S. by ‘Dr. Beach’


It wan't long after arriving at Florida's Grayton Beach State Park before we were strolling barefoot along the seashore. This section of Gulf coast is naturally captivating.





When someone from the upper midwest...
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Posted 01-06-2020 at 09:33 AM by TomAndPeg
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Update: What? DeFuniak Springs, FL -- 01/06/2020


About 1,000 miles of driving over two days found us relaxing at Bass Haven Campground on Juniper Lake near DeFuniak Springs in the heart of the Florida Panhandle.





While we had planned to start our warm weather adventures at Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, we decided to budget a couple extra days...
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Blessings in Life

Posted 12-31-2019 at 11:58 AM by jsutphen

As I sit here in central Florida, celebrating my birthday (don't ask how many), the weather is dry, sunny, and wonderfully cool in the shade. The dog is laying beside me and enjoying life as much as I am I believe. We purchased our 2019 Tiffin Allegro in June this year and up until a week ago had not gone longer than 3 nights on a trip because of work and school schedules. This year we did something different -- we have taken 2 weeks of adventure from NJ to the FL keys. I am reminded of how blessed...
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400 ISL Exhaust Tube Replacement

Posted 12-27-2019 at 01:20 PM by ByeTheWay

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RE: Cummins 400 ISL
Exhaust Tube Replacement

I removed the existing tube, had a muffler shop weld A new Flange on the old tube added a heat shield, and replace. Just under $250 installed. Freightliner wanted $750 for the tube plus installation.



The replacement has been in use over a year, without an issue.
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An Original NewMar NewAire

Posted 12-25-2019 at 02:28 PM by TomAndPeg
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RV Projects: New Bedroom Upholstery -- 12/25/2019


(This post is a long overdue wrap-up of our summer RV project list.)

One problem commonly encountered in an older RV is detail upholstery that has lasted beyond its useful life. That was certainly the case in the bedroom of our 2001 NewAire. The original styled fabrics had become time-worn and were begging to be replaced.


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