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Old 05-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #71
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Well, we spent most of the weekend waxing the motorhome--must say it really looks great but it was a huge amount of work. Hope it doesn't need to be done again real soon! It is stored inside with heat and no natural light so that should help preserve our hard work.

Taking it to Des Moines, IA leaving tomorrow to attend the Champions gold tournament, hope we don't get rained out.

Has only taken their Astoria to Alaska yet? I'm working on DH for us to do this in the next year or two. If anyone has done this trip please let me know so I can get some pointers. Safe travels to everyone. Barb
We took our 2008 Astoria to Alaska, for 90 days in 2010. Performed great.
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Yesterday we put in 650 miles, Houston to Lubbock via San Antonio. "Thor" did great. I had my foot in him pretty hard, and through the hills towing a 1/2 ton Silverado crew cab eeked out 8 mpg with the genny running hard. VERY HAPPY!
On our current trip (CA to east coast back to CA) we are averaging over 10.4mpg (3338 miles into this year's trip). For one tank we actually averaged over 11MPG! Calculated, the computer/trip recorder was about 1/2MPG higher.

We'll put new tires on at the end of this year. I'd like to go to a larger tire (255/70 were std). I hear that the next size up gives a better ride. Anyone have experience with that?
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #73
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Another Tuscany owner here,not much diff between Astoria and Tuscany we saw Astoria first and liked just fell in love with 4055 and that was only diff from looking at buying Astoria.I went and met Powerboatr and saw some of the changes he has done and he knows what he is talking about,I call him on serveral issues and he always seem to know the answer,by the way he served our country for many years.
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After dancing with the wind across I80 through southern WY I think I should change my user name to Wind Dancer. Thor performed well through the mountains in the rain and snow.
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Sounds like you are having a blast! The wind is not always our friend...a steady wind I can deal with...its the gusts that white knuckle me...any wind over about 25 kts...I wont mess with!
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #76
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Hi, in West Yellowstone, MT. Thor behaving beautifully. I do have a question though, has anyone come up with good trash can solution for the kitchen area?
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The DW keeps it underneath the sink...it is not big by any means...she pulls it out when cooking.
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Thanks, but DW has all of the cleaning stuff under the sink, so for now we will keep hanging the bag from the false drawer. :-)
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thanks dbol
for the kind words

we use a small trash can and it fits under the sink real nice
oh i re-arranged that space to make it easier to gain access to cleaners and junk

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i inverted some ventilated shelving and attached at an angel so teh supplies would rest and not slide around while going down the road
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just recently purchased 2012 astoria 36mq and we love it nice ride and great features looking forward to reading more from you folks. happy travels
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just recently purchased 2012 astoria 36mq and we love it nice ride and great features looking forward to reading more from you folks. happy travels
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Thanks, but DW has all of the cleaning stuff under the sink, so for now we will keep hanging the bag from the false drawer. :-)
We did 300 miles today in a driving rain storm...tropical storm...coach did well. We did have the "low coolant level alarm" go off...Engine never go hot...and stayed at normal op temps...put almost a gallon in the reservoir...and it seems to be staying where I added it...but it sort of weirds me out...I will keep and eye on it and see. The other issue was a wire coming loose underneath the DWs chair...arcing and sparking...pullin in to Camping World tomorrow for some warranty work so I will let them fix the chair...
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thanks for the welcome good luck with your chair and trip. I was wondering if you have the gutters on your rv mine does not and getting a little old washing the black streaks off.
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thanks for the welcome good luck with your chair and trip. I was wondering if you have the gutters on your rv mine does not and getting a little old washing the black streaks off.
I dont have the gutters...wish I did because the A/C condensate drips down by the coach door and gets us wet :-(. I keep the black streaks minimized by keeping the roof scrubbed and cleaned...plus I wax this beast a good bit...

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