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Old 01-17-2020, 11:42 AM   #84113
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No, they are solid oak (aka heavy) drawer fronts that I bought cheap at a Habitat for Humanity Restore. They came with silver ball knobs that will be replaced eventually.

I have been stressing over how to cover the ceiling insulation. There will be NO sheetrock in Connie. I hate the stuff! Tonight I found paintable textured wallpaper that will stick to the ceiling provided the correct glue is used. I might even use it on the walls. It is certainly lighter weight than any paneling. That will help us old farts get it up MUCH easier.
Aside from the hilarious choice of words, the paintable textured wallpaper is a good choice. It is what we used in much of our house. The house in England, had it too, where it is called anaglypta.

Be warned: it is heavy when wetted. We used a rolling scaffold to apply it -- wet, glued & accordian folded, the end of each strip was passed up to M. & then fed out as he needed it. I could also roll the scaffold along easily. Worked well.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:32 PM   #84114
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Our first hands-on research visit. Quick report: 15+ dealers in the Tacoma Dome, the attached exhibit hall, and parked out front of the Dome. Lots of travel trailers, quite a few fifth wheels, toy haulers and pop-up campers, a few Class A and C rigs. Seemed targeted to the active outdoors crowd. Nothing wrong with that, just didn't get to see many A or C rigs like we were hoping to.

On the bright side, saw a couple TTs that we really liked (Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 26KVS, Keystone Cougar 29RLKWE). If we had to buy one today, we'd opt for the Timber Ridge.

Next up: Seattle RV Show, 6-9 Feb.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:42 PM   #84115
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Mike I've noticed that in past reports from show go-ers. It seems the towables are very popular, and probably easier to sell than motorized units. ?
That may be reversed at the Hershey show though, or at least equal parts of all RV types.....it's the biggest show there is. I haven't been there yet myself.
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The Tampa RV Supershow claims to the be the largest. Was there today, so many units to look at it's impossible to see them all in a single day so they give you two days for the ticket price.

I've been to the Hershey show a couple of times as well. Hard to say which is bigger although I tend to think the Tampa one "seems" bigger.

My favorite one today was "save $496k" for the show price. Not too much markup on a $1.4m motor home, huh?
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Our first hands-on research visit. Quick report: 15+ dealers in the Tacoma Dome, the attached exhibit hall, and parked out front of the Dome. Lots of travel trailers, quite a few fifth wheels, toy haulers and pop-up campers, a few Class A and C rigs. Seemed targeted to the active outdoors crowd. Nothing wrong with that, just didn't get to see many A or C rigs like we were hoping to.

On the bright side, saw a couple TTs that we really liked (Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 26KVS, Keystone Cougar 29RLKWE). If we had to buy one today, we'd opt for the Timber Ridge.

Next up: Seattle RV Show, 6-9 Feb.


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My Parents had travel trailer
Ex and I had a Class c for 1 year
Tent camped for 20 years with 2 boys and a ski boat
Larry had a gasser class A
Larry and i bought a diesel pusher class A 38í full wall slide
We traded up for a class A dp with bath and half (will be for sale very soon)
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Lived in it for a year while building here in Florida

now we are looking at a sprinter chassis Class C... 25í most likely.... with out a toad....
one that I am comfortable driving... I can drive the 40í but dont want to....

Our travel will now be only in Florida or occasional trip back to Arkansas.

Whats my point.... there is NO right or wrong rv... different ones at different stages... but I do know thati do not want to stay in hotel anymore... and we have 2 westies with us, plus lots of medical equipment...can pack it in an rv.... even small... since we wont be doing long trips it will still be great... have been studying up on them already....

The more you look, the better you can make a good decision when it is right....
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My favorite one today was "save $496k" for the show price. Not too much markup on a $1.4m motor home, huh?
Ha! Yeah at that price I'll take two right?
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Mike, if you want to see a lot of Class As and Cs I suggest you hustle down to Quartzsite, AZ. Dealers from all over the US take over the town for about 6 weeks around the 9 day "big tent" show. It started today.
https://www.quartzsitervshow.com

I wintered there for 3 years and it caused chaos, but was fun if you want to see what’s new. They also have a large selection of gently used models.
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I wintered there for 3 years and it caused chaos, but was fun if you want to see whatís new. They also have a large selection of gently used models.
The three of us had way too much fun there. I was hoping to get to see Gary Yeung from Golden Gadgets to see if he has the proper length led lights of the proper colour to finish the replacements of the fluorescent under counter lights in our unit. Besides that, there are way too many neat things to do in Quartzsite except maybe find good restaurant food.
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Hey Moose. What's it feel like to have another Duchess on the Island? Please treat her with respect!
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It seems the towables are very popular, and probably easier to sell than motorized units. --<snip>--
Best luck hunting, take yer time and have fun.
Bill: V. and I were expecting the attendee mix to be 75% retirees, 25% everyone else. It was more like 20% retirees, 80% everyone else. Surprising number of families for a school day. TTs probably fit families better than a Class A or C, both for affordability and flexibility.

We've got plenty of time to look at rigs. Unless the govt offers early retirement with pension and health care, it will be eight years before retirement and new rig fever.

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My favorite one today was "save $496k" for the show price. Not too much markup on a $1.4m motor home, huh?
As a salesdroid, you only need to sell one to make your quota and keep up the payments on the Mercedes.

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there is NO right or wrong rv... different ones at different stages... --<snip>--The more you look, the better you can make a good decision when it is right....
Excellent advice, Diane! In general, I don't need perfect information; with 70-80% information I will feel comfortable making a choice, then roll with whatever comes up. F'rinstance, not much bad has been said about ORV TTs. Thor/ Keystone has a real mix of opinion, from "never again" to "love my rig". That doesn't rule out or confirm one brand over the other; they are useful data points to put in the mix. And, as already mentioned, we have eight years.

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Mike, if you want to see a lot of Class As and Cs I suggest you hustle down to Quartzsite, AZ.
Dennis, we may be able to swing that next year. There's a new national park in New Mexico so we could take a longer vacation and hit the Q and the NP. 'Twould be a decent winter-season jaunt!
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I think I finally figured out how to post on this thread. It is definitely easier on the computer then the phone. Thanks for all the help.
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I think I finally figured out how to post on this thread. It is definitely easier on the computer then the phone. Thanks for all the help.
There's a mutant rule you are not allowed to break.

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