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Forum: Just Conversation 12-02-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,878
Posted By oldsmasma
Best of luck for a good outcome. Yup - getting...

Best of luck for a good outcome. Yup - getting older sucks and definitely is not for sissies. But the alternative is so much worse. Heal fast.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 10-15-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By oldsmasma
You might get answers if you post this on the...

You might get answers if you post this on the Forest River Forums rather than IRV. You can post there directly into the Forester sub-group.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-03-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,098
Posted By oldsmasma
You have me giggling with the snow talk. I'm in...

You have me giggling with the snow talk. I'm in northeastern Ontario and we may see flurries before Halloween but we don't see serious snow till November/December. Have a great trip. Headed out this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 15,592
Posted By oldsmasma
Because we got old! We had a diesel F250 4x4 and...

Because we got old! We had a diesel F250 4x4 and a fifth wheel. After his heart attack and two angioplasties DH was sometimes having trouble getting it hitched/unhitched. Working over his head is...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 02-19-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By oldsmasma
Nice! If you haven't seen them there are several...

Nice! If you haven't seen them there are several videos on You Tube that you may find helpful. Manuals are not particularly useful. They tend to be pretty generic. Google will be your friend for...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 02-19-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By oldsmasma
Sorry. I should have told you to pull up on each...

Sorry. I should have told you to pull up on each of the sofa arms to remove them then put the arms into the spot between the sofa and the outside wall. Then put your mystery pieces into the empty...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 02-16-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By oldsmasma
We have a 283GTS. Those pieces fit at the sides...

We have a 283GTS. Those pieces fit at the sides when you convert the couch to a bed.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-19-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12,514
Views: 1,744,369
Posted By oldsmasma
Nice! No wonder you're smiling. Congratulations....

Nice! No wonder you're smiling. Congratulations. Happy camping.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,221
Posted By oldsmasma
I do totally agree with those who say they won't...

I do totally agree with those who say they won't spend their $$ in a park with the 10 yr rule. One of the worst experiences we ever had was at a "resort" while snow birding in Florida in 2010. It...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-30-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,728
Posted By oldsmasma
After an attack like that I wouldn't blame if he...

After an attack like that I wouldn't blame if he elects not to continue.


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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-24-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,564
Sticky: Mods to RVs
Views: 1,688,291
Posted By oldsmasma
The original vinyl lasted 10 years so we had no...

The original vinyl lasted 10 years so we had no issue with that. We didn't want the weight of tile plus unless heated I find it cold underfoot. The vinyl makes cleanup easy when people and dog feet...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-23-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,564
Sticky: Mods to RVs
Views: 1,688,291
Posted By oldsmasma
Our Lexington 283GTS had carpet in the living...

Our Lexington 283GTS had carpet in the living room and kitchen areas and vinyl in the kitchen. Over the winter the vinyl split and had to be replaced. After lots of research and negotiations hubby...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,178
Posted By oldsmasma
Enjoy! We went from a 30' fifth wheel and a F250...

Enjoy! We went from a 30' fifth wheel and a F250 super crew diesel 4x4 to our Lexington over two years ago. We love it and find life so much easier.


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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-09-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,564
Sticky: Mods to RVs
Views: 1,688,291
Posted By oldsmasma
Flooring

Looks just beautiful. We have to do the floor of our mh this spring. What type of flooring did you use?
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,075
Posted By oldsmasma
We love our FR Lexington B+. 28' with three...

We love our FR Lexington B+. 28' with three slides. We easily spent 2 months in it last winter. Lots of room for the 2 of us with a large dog. We moved everything that we used to carry in our 5th...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,203
Posted By oldsmasma
Almost exactly two years ago we went from a 30'...

Almost exactly two years ago we went from a 30' fifth wheel and F250 4x4 to a 28' triple slide Lexington 283GTS motorhome. We love it. Just the two of us and a large dog. Love the three doors. Love...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,021
Posted By oldsmasma
We have stayed at various KOA's while travelling...

We have stayed at various KOA's while travelling in the USA some good and some not so good. Their value card helps. I do like their online reservation system. I really like their ubiquitous signs! ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,151
Posted By oldsmasma
Wow. That looks interesting. I'd be interested if...

Wow. That looks interesting. I'd be interested if it works half as well as demonstrated.


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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,951
Posted By oldsmasma
Luckily we camp in our beautiful Provincial parks...

Luckily we camp in our beautiful Provincial parks most of the time where your more common problem would be needing 50' of electrical cord because the sites are so big. We did however run into the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,024
Posted By oldsmasma
We spent two months last winter in Florida living...

We spent two months last winter in Florida living in our B+ Lexington 283GTS. Just under 30' with three slides. We had all the space we needed and would happily have stayed longer if we didn't have a...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,933
Posted By oldsmasma
We too have a Lexington 283GTS. We spent two...

We too have a Lexington 283GTS. We spent two months in Florida this past winter and found that the three slides gave us all the inside liveability we'll ever need. We moved to it from a larger fifth...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12,514
Views: 1,744,369
Posted By oldsmasma
New backsplash. Hubby finished it yesterday. I'm...

New backsplash. Hubby finished it yesterday. I'm very pleased. 94111


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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-11-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,564
Sticky: Mods to RVs
Views: 1,688,291
Posted By oldsmasma
Latest upgrade is a new backsplash DH just...

Latest upgrade is a new backsplash DH just finished installing in our Lexington 283GTS.
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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-11-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,594
Posted By oldsmasma
As Canadians we are blessed with many secluded...

As Canadians we are blessed with many secluded picturesque campsites for the times you want to get away and see nature. As the owner of a trailer/rv of any type you will have it at your disposal for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-04-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By oldsmasma
Thanks for the info. We have very hard water and...

Thanks for the info. We have very hard water and I am always dealing with residue on glass issues. I have tried all of the above noted products (and more) with varying success rates. I'll track some...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-12-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,682
Posted By oldsmasma
We found the rig changed as we did. Most recent...

We found the rig changed as we did. Most recent move was from 4WD diesel truck and fifth wheel to small gas mh. I have two new to me knees and was finding the stairs difficult. DP's seem to have a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-12-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,762
Posted By oldsmasma
We would not. Our insurance does not cover...

We would not. Our insurance does not cover rentals and we would not chance going without. We have two friends who have rented theirs despite insurance issues and in both instances there were more...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-12-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,196
Posted By oldsmasma
Always on unless we are going to be away for a...

Always on unless we are going to be away for a while.


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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-10-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,889
Posted By oldsmasma
We have always been fly by the seat of our pants...

We have always been fly by the seat of our pants types but it almost bit us this winter. We have spent time in Florida other winters but came close to turning around and heading home. We eventually...
Forum: Canada Region 03-09-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 62,821
Posted By oldsmasma
Just back from almost 8 weeks in Florida. Our...

Just back from almost 8 weeks in Florida. Our longest RV trip ever. It was a great experience but nice to be home with a hint of spring in the air today.


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Forum: Just Conversation 03-09-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,133
Posted By oldsmasma
Beautiful! Love the open look and hard floors....

Beautiful! Love the open look and hard floors. Spring has to come sometime. Right?


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Forum: Just Conversation 03-09-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,048
Posted By oldsmasma
Smartphones. Just amazing to have the world...

Smartphones. Just amazing to have the world literally in the palm of my hand. 64.


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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-09-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By oldsmasma
We just got back from 8 weeks in the Florida sun...

We just got back from 8 weeks in the Florida sun and had a similar experience. On a cool rainy day we spent several hours exploring new units at one of those places advertising acres of indoor...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-08-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12,514
Views: 1,744,369
Posted By oldsmasma
Oh where to start. Just home from almost 8 weeks...

Oh where to start. Just home from almost 8 weeks in the sunny south. Upgraded our lawn chairs to 2 zero gravity recliners. Picked up a directional antenna to replace the omnidirectional unit on the...
Forum: Canada Region 01-29-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 62,821
Posted By oldsmasma
Enjoying the weather in Fort Pierce FL. "Coldest...

Enjoying the weather in Fort Pierce FL. "Coldest temps of the season" being 68/48 beats Northeast Ontario by a country mile. Warm up starts today. 80/60 by the weekend :)


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Forum: RV'ing with Pets 12-10-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By oldsmasma
So glad that you have had a bit of good news. We...

So glad that you have had a bit of good news. We finally made the terrible decision last Thursday to part with our beloved boxer at 12 years 2 months. He was diagnosed with spinal mylopathy over two...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By oldsmasma
I am in Canada so I know things are very...

I am in Canada so I know things are very different but my broker indicated that with permission they do a "soft" credit check which does not impact rates. I agreed and our rate dropped by over $250....
Forum: Canada Region 11-07-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 62,821
Posted By oldsmasma
Although we have never had a claim, we are...

Although we have never had a claim, we are pleased with Medipac. Last year one of my husband's business trips was extended and I had to buy additional coverage. They were easy to reach, talk to, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,286
Posted By oldsmasma
Isn't it sad how mean and judgmental some can be?...

Isn't it sad how mean and judgmental some can be? Please don't let the haters run you off.


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Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,043
Posted By oldsmasma
Hi. We have a Lexington 283GTS which has 3...

Hi. We have a Lexington 283GTS which has 3 slides. The bed is still easily accessible with the bedroom slide in, you just can't walk around it then. We love it. Easy to drive and when the opposing...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 214,380
Posted By oldsmasma
63 and DH is 65. Lexington 283GTS and VW City...

63 and DH is 65. Lexington 283GTS and VW City Golf. Over the years we have had everything from a pop up to a small TT to a fifth wheel and diesel combo. Currently on second motorhome.


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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12,514
Views: 1,744,369
Posted By oldsmasma
Six new Michelins thanks to the recall!

Six new Michelins thanks to the recall!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,444
Posted By oldsmasma
We don't know how long ours lasted. We bought the...

We don't know how long ours lasted. We bought the MH used with 25,000k and the original tires had already been replaced with the Michelins allegedly not long before. Spare is a Uniroyal. We put...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,444
Posted By oldsmasma
Shadow we used KAL Tire here in North Bay ON...

Shadow we used KAL Tire here in North Bay ON being one of the dealers in our area listed on the Michelin recall website. I called around to a few others first who claimed to know nothing about the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,116
Posted By oldsmasma
Just stunning!

Just stunning!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,444
Posted By oldsmasma
Just got home with all new tires free. Thanks so...

Just got home with all new tires free. Thanks so much for the info. Had to question it right to the end to avoid installation fees despite Michelin's information. I have to wonder how many pay the...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 05-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,261
Posted By oldsmasma
FYI Ontario (Canada) provincial parks offer a 50...

FYI Ontario (Canada) provincial parks offer a 50 percent discount for citizens with disability parking passes. Parks of the St. Lawrence offer 50 percent discounts for seniors over 65.
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 05-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,613
Posted By oldsmasma
I love the stainless nesting bowls. Easy to clean...

I love the stainless nesting bowls. Easy to clean and pack so well. Mine came with plastic snap on lids too. I have Corel dishes and mugs but do use paper plates often. When we go camping I am on...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By oldsmasma
Ditto the Home Depot answer. We have a clear...

Ditto the Home Depot answer. We have a clear glass insert in the front door of our house. I got a vinyl sheet that looks like stained glass. It would work on TT. Easy to install and good looking....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,060
Posted By oldsmasma
It was a while back but we stayed at a KOA in San...

It was a while back but we stayed at a KOA in San Antonio that was on the city bus route. We were able to take the bus down to the River Walk and the Alamo while leaving the m/h safe and sound at the...
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