RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-14-2017, 06:02 AM   #65745
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 16,459
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by okmunky View Post
Dave,

Hayden is too cute for words! Just imagine all the wonderful new technology she'll be using some day. I guess it's never too soon to introduce her to phone apps.


So true, Sis!
At 9 months, she made her first (accidental) Facebook post.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4793.JPG
Views:	37
Size:	148.5 KB
ID:	158177
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

https://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is online now   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 04-14-2017, 06:17 AM   #65746
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 16,459
Blog Entries: 1
Hey, RVMs!
What day it it?
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4799.JPG
Views:	55
Size:	114.4 KB
ID:	158179
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

https://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 07:43 AM   #65747
Senior Member
 
bokobird's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: CT S&B
Posts: 3,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by CampDaven View Post
Hey, RVMs!
What day it it?
Attachment 158179
Woot!!!
__________________
Carl
'07 Newmar KSDP3916 w/Hydralift/'06 FLHX, '15 Equinox, Blue Ox Alpha, RVibrake2, FMCA F476758
With Mac (28 yrs) and Boko (25 yrs) the birds...
bokobird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 08:04 AM   #65748
Senior Member
 
Dwayne & Shara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: on the rainbow
Posts: 1,551
Hay y'all sorry I haven't been on been too busy.
__________________
Time is life! money is just a tool. how much of your life is a tool worth?

RVM481968 eagle 475hp Detroit 8v92
Dwayne & Shara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 08:19 AM   #65749
Senior Member
 
romin roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by flaggship1 View Post
You got it Tim.
Omms and prayers...
It's been a while since we didn't make it to the Rumble at the Cape. Wish we had but that was pre-retirement...

Adding our Ohhmmmmsss !

And glad to hear Larry is doing well...
__________________

Richard & "Queen" Ann, RVM # 110.. .. 2012 ERA 24' .... Our Chihuahua T.T. lets us serve her in Arkansas.. lol
romin roman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 10:40 AM   #65750
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,574
Quote:
Originally Posted by flaggship1 View Post
Just for fun! A while back Campdaven was in a DEEP quandary and posted a thread to that effect. What troubled him was that his current MH has lots of toys, FAR more than his previous rigs, BUT he does not have:

"Heat pumps, TPMS, 4 slides (only 2), Electric basement door locks, Keyless entry, ScanGuage (et al), Residential refer, Solar panels, LED lights, Satellite dish, Clear coat, Diamond Shield, Bra, Toad guard, Full width Mud flap, Spare tire, Engine performance chip, Motion sensor lights, Window awnings, Mini-fridge - Freezer, Washer/dryer, Ice maker, Dishwasher, Extra bath, Extend-a-stay, Outdoor recliners, Exhaust brake, Bike rack, A BIRD? (no clue), Rope lights, 2 way radio, Extended Warranty".

He asked , "Why do I not miss this stuff, and why am I happy without them? Am I a mutant?" I replied, “Yes, an RV mutant. Takes one it know one.” While our rig has some things Daves doesn’t, I understand where he's coming from. We traveled many years and miles in a '91 Airstream 190 B Van bought new and kept it until a short while ago. We traveled light and happy. Dave has a diesel in the front, ours is in the rear, yours may be a gasser. No engine qualifications for RV Mutants.

Our Bounder does not have a lot of fancy stuff and doesn't look like the lobby of a casino. That's the way this RV Mutant likes it. BUT, opulent rig owners can be RV Mutants too. We can’t all have everything, so we get what suits our circumstance, are glad we did and mutate to meet our environment. We don't miss what we don't have. To the RV Mutant, as Dave likes to say “The journey is our destination.“ The goal isn’t to own the most expensive rig, with the most gadgets, or the place you thought you wanted to go. It’s the adventure of getting there your way and exploring and finding things, places, and people you never imagined existed and adapting or “mutating” to meet the adventure.

Since his original post we have identified some qualities we agree on. You may agree or not, but your thoughts on how to have a great journey are invited.




RV Mutants
  • Protect and grow the nest egg.
  • Don't carry debt. You need the space for important things.
  • Plan your escape and escape your plans. Make the dream happen, then wing it.
  • Don't miss what ya ain't got. Be happy with ya have and to be on the road, your way.
  • Take what ya think ya need and when ya figure out ya don't need it - get rid of it.
  • Take care of what ya have.
  • We also like to pay others to work. Will do small things but won’t wash and wax 33+ feet for instance. We're retired!
  • Dave and I both owe our adventure to our DWs who enjoy laughing at us and keeping us in line.
If you are or think you might be an RV Mutant let us know what ya ain't got and don't need - or what ya must have and how you roll - or any qualities ya think make for a happy RV life, present or future. Dave is full timing now - we will be next year - so how ya did you do it, are you an adaptable mutant or a hard schedule planner, and why? Ya don’t have to be full time or ever plan to be in order to be an RV Mutant. But ya can’t worry about what you can’t control, must control the things ya can, and mutate to meet adventures that come your way. This is just for fun and many aspects have been covered already - but hey - If you feel like being a RV Mutant, join in the discussion. Either way -

Safe and happy RV mutating.
RVM2 Steve
When you get to this sign - turn right and you'll be in RV Mutant land in no time.
Attachment 36923
Happy Birthday RVMdom!

Such a great group of mutated mutants!

Thanks to all of you for enriching our lives!

__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 10:55 AM   #65751
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by flaggship1 View Post
Happy Birthday RVMdom!

Such a great group of mutated mutants!

Thanks to all of you for enriching our lives!

Very well said, Steve! Hey everyone I just noticed this thread has had 1.937 million views! We must be doing something right!

Thank you all for helping to keep life, uh ... mutated.
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 10:57 AM   #65752
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwayne & Shara View Post
Hay y'all sorry I haven't been on been too busy.
So give us an update, please! How are you two, and what new and shiny things have you done to Rainmaker?
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 11:02 AM   #65753
Senior Member
 
Dwayne & Shara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: on the rainbow
Posts: 1,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by okmunky View Post
So give us an update, please! How are you two, and what new and shiny things have you done to Rainmaker?
Jeep is growing up rainmaker is fine just sitting there. Shara and I are both in pain but doing ok. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170413_131325418.jpeg
Views:	50
Size:	112.6 KB
ID:	158203
__________________
Time is life! money is just a tool. how much of your life is a tool worth?

RVM481968 eagle 475hp Detroit 8v92
Dwayne & Shara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 11:11 AM   #65754
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 10,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwayne & Shara View Post
Jeep is growing up rainmaker is fine just sitting there. Shara and I are both in pain but doing ok. Attachment 158203
So your "baby Jeep" is now a toddler? Y'all work too hard! Ohmmms for both of you!

By the way -- I've been making some modifications to the trike rack you made for me. I moved the winch to the back of it. Next I'll add some guides for the front wheels. The trike keeps wanting to flip to one side. It rides nicely when we travel, but I'm determined to make it possible for me to load it by myself! Pics when I get this next step done. Thanks again for all the help at Pima.

So when are you headed north? It's starting to get too hot here. We'll be leaving next week. I hope we can reconnect with you two somewhere again soon.
__________________
Barb (RVM18) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie) RIP Sena FMCA#F466348
"Homer" 11 Shasta Cynara, pulling "Ranger" '97 Ford Ranger toad
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 11:22 AM   #65755
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,574
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwayne & Shara View Post
Jeep is growing up rainmaker is fine just sitting there. Shara and I are both in pain but doing ok. Attachment 158203
She's come a long way since Dave and I drove you to Tucson to take a look. Actually - one of the fastest vehicle purchases I've ever seen! Where a 1/4 mile and pinks weren't involved...

She's looking good!
__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 11:50 AM   #65756
Senior Member
 
PTJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,495
Happy Birthday RVMdom, it sure seems hard to believe it's been 4 years already. I don't know when we will leave the valley, but I'm ready. My daughter found a home now we wait for closing and moving then we may head to Palm Springs for a bit.
__________________
Jeff & Marcia .... RVM 39
2000 Beaver Patriot 425 Thunder 40'
2008 Jeep Wrangler X
PTJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 12:01 PM   #65757
Senior Member
 
Sohapi's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by huntnski View Post
Here's just one....



Congrats on those wonderful babies!!! I love the pic and are so happy for both of you and your family too!
__________________
Colleen & Hunter
Ret. AF & RVM77
45' 2001 Monaco Signature
Sohapi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 12:37 PM   #65758
Senior Member
 
rezman's Avatar
 
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Anyplace Rainbow, USA
Posts: 734
R U a mutant

The Eagle got a face lift...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170414_132042.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	402.5 KB
ID:	158212  
__________________
Ed H
The "Wife" Jackie, and the dog Daisy (RVM51)
2000 American Eagle ( Jenny), 2013 Jeep Wrangler
rezman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (2 members and 2 guests)
bokobird, romin roman
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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.