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RE: Newmar discount off MSRP?

Maybe for a '14 or possibly '15 since the '16's are coming out. Newmar only builds coaches for which they have orders so there aren't a bunch of extra Newmars sitting around on dealer lots (unless the dealer ordered them).
KarenS144 07/26/15 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just got my new DO

DO is Dutch Oven. I bought a new DO when we started camping. It was pre-seasoned but I oiled it down and sort of seasoned it again. I've cooked quite a few meals in mine and am always looking for new recipes.
KarenS144 07/19/15 08:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

Another vote for Amazon.
KarenS144 06/25/15 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toronto to BC and Back again. Hints on Yellowstone area?

Yellowstone will be crowded so if you want to stay in the park, you should make reservations ASAP. Fishing Bridge is centrally located but YS is huge and traffic can be....errrr.. a bear. ;) Cody, WY is a great town to visit. Eat at Irma's, see a rodeo, take in Buffalo Bill Museum and make a day trip to Red Lodge, MT. From Red Lodge, take the Beartooth Hwy west to Chief Joseph Hwy. Beartooth has been rated as one of the most scenic highways in the USA and we agree. Absolutely breathtaking! You might double check your route from Cody to Devil's Tower. Going over the Big Horns can be a challenge. You can drop south out of Cody to Thermopolis to Casper & to Gillette then to Devil's Tower if you want. Beautiful drive through Wind River Canyon on RT 20. After Rushmore and the Black Hills, there is a lot... Wall Drug, Badlands NP, Minuteman Missile, Pioneer Auto Museum (worth the stop) at Murdo, SD & the Corn Palace at Mitchell is worth a look. Have fun!
KarenS144 06/22/15 07:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dog abuser

That poor dog. How sad. I'm glad you said something. Some people have no business having a dog or any animal. I'm not sure I could have kept my cool.
KarenS144 06/21/15 08:14pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New kid on the block

awww... Bless you for giving him such a wonderful life after such a deplorable existence. He's a lucky lucky boy!
KarenS144 06/20/15 05:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: TPMS--------flow thru or not

We just installed the 1A1 system from TireMinder on our coach & Jeep. Easy install and a bit more piece of mind. We did not get the flow sensors. How often does one adjust air pressure? The Jeep doubles as a toad & daily drive and we remove the sensors when it's not a toad. The one thing we noticed on our 1st trip with the TPMS was how hot the front right tire on the Jeep gets. It's closest to the exhaust from the DP so I suppose that shouldn't be surprising.
KarenS144 06/20/15 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do we need such a big windshield???

We love the big window in our Class A! There's no comparison to driving along and being able to enjoy the view through it. We looked at the ACE when we were looking for our 1st A and didn't like the smaller window. When we decided to sell our gasser, it never entered our minds to get anything other than another A with that gorgeous windshield. There is a lot of sun beaming in but lowering the visor a little helps and besides, when the sun starts getting in our eyes, that's when we know it's getting close to cocktail hour and we need to find a place to stop for the night. ;) To each their own!
KarenS144 06/18/15 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon Coast - Labor Day

We're planning on being there the week before Labor Day but will head inland to Collier State Park that Friday. I was really nervous about not having something reserved somewhere so made reservations. Our plans are to take 5 or 6 days to go from Astoria to Reedsport then make our way to Collier. No doubt we'll be trying that during the most crowded part of the year! We can do without hookups as well but will be in a 35' coach towing a Jeep and I know there are some CGs that we can't use so I'm hoping to find some private CGs along the way. I'd love to hear suggestions on what to see and decent easy to get to campgrounds preferably state or fed but private would work too.
KarenS144 06/13/15 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fridge Explosion

Scary! Thank Heaven no one was hurt but I'm sorry for the loss of your brother's trailer. What type of fridge was it? This makes me really glad that we went with an all electric coach! Fires can still happen but hopefully, they are less likely and there won't be an explosion if there is a fire.
KarenS144 06/12/15 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bear Tooth Highway

I've read threads where people brag that they did it driving a 40'+ MH or pulling some sort of long trailer and I suppose if you're really lucky and meet no traffic on those hairpin switchbacks and have really really good brakes, you might be able to do it. I can't see where it would be anything but a white knuckle drive and certainly not enjoyable with even a medium sized RV.
KarenS144 05/26/15 08:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

I mentioned before that I always have an Atlas or paper map available as well as checking Google Maps. I have on occasion used the map program on my phone too! BUT... I like having TomTom riding along with us. Ours has a split screen that appears when we're at an exit on an interstate and clearly indicates where we need to be to go where we're mapped to go. He gets a little perturbed when we exit and it's not mapped. I wish there was a "chill" button on him. I like being able to tell how much farther we need to go & about what time we'll get there. I also like to know how fast we're going. ;) Tom gives us plenty of warning before there is a turn which is handy too. The maps are only as good as the updates and TomTom depends on the users to bring new roads & construction detours to their attention. I've done that for a major bridge construction in our area and sure enough, the next map update had the detour. They do check it out though before making the change. When we bought our new to us coach, it had a TomTom Eclipse which we named Paula. I've had great customer support from TomTom to get Paula updated with the new maps. Now, we sometimes have both Tom & Paula on at the same time....BUT I still want a paper map!
KarenS144 05/21/15 04:51pm Technology Corner
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

I use a TomTom quite a bit but always Google map the route the night before and have a paper map along for the ride too. There have been times when TomTom really tried hard to get us lost and once when I was looking for the southern entrance to Shenandoah NP, it tried to send me to the northern entrance. It does sound like you have a setting that's not right though.
KarenS144 05/18/15 06:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Unhealthful food at Assisted Living Facility

My mom is in an assisted living facility and she has complained about the amount of salt they put in food. It's gotten some better but in our opinion everything still tastes salty. I hope you get home soon!
KarenS144 05/17/15 06:39pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: How long drive time with kids without wearing out?

We don't have skinkids but do have 2 boxer furkids. They sleep on the couch when we're on the road. ;) It seems we average just under 50mph from leaving in the mornings, rest stops, fuel stops and lunch and that's driving 62-65mph on interstates. The kids will adapt. My parents drug 3 of us cross country several times and we were mashed into the car with them and sometimes a grandmother. Most of the time we did "drive throughs". We would drive through a national park and maybe stop at an overlook. Sometimes, we fly by the sign and say there it is. There is so much to see in our beautiful country even if it's just seeing it out the window as you drive past. BUT... those are wonderful memories and the time spent with my siblings and parents then are treasured now... maybe not so much then. ;)
KarenS144 05/04/15 07:16am Beginning RVing
RE: How to sell our Class C

I'm sorry camping isn't for you. Having that much money tied up is tough. We've sold 2 RVs. Our first was a B+ and it sold within 2 days of listing it on RVTrader. The 2nd was a Class A gasser and that took longer. We sold it after about 2 months on Craigslist! I had lots of good pics. Make sure the lighting is good, pics are focused and it's neat & clean. Make sure to include pics or a description of any problems. We had a lot of inquiries, some were scammers, some were just curious, some wanted us to give it to them. We had 3 couples that actually came to look at it. One never called back, one wanted to think about it, the 3rd bought it. Look at similar units that are listed and compare prices. Remember that the asking price may not be the selling price. Good luck!
KarenS144 04/21/15 07:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone-Fishing Bridge or Outside Park

We stayed 3 nights at Fishing Bridge and used it as the base camp to explore Yellowstone. Yellowstone is BIG. Really BIG. No matter where you stay, you'll have to drive. A lot. You also need to factor in the jams. Usually bison or elk but still jams of traffic backed up a long way. IMO, staying in the park is better than staying outside but if you don't have reservations, you might be out of luck.
KarenS144 04/16/15 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I lost another Grand-dog

I'm sorry for your loss. Furkids are part of the family (or should be) and losing one is heartbreaking.
KarenS144 04/15/15 04:59pm RV Pet Stop
RE: does this happen to anyone else

If one person doesn't like long camping trips-take a walk in his/her shoes. If one person's vacation idea is driving, building a fire, drinking beer and fishing-and the other person has to worry about packing everything, arranging meds and doctor appts., cooking, shopping, cleaning and coming home to a 6 ft. lawn, piles of dirty laundry and a filthy motorhome-maybe things are a little off-balance. LOL! That happens here (I'm not the one that goes fishing ;)) but I still love to go...anywhere. I much prefer camping in a campground to sitting on a tiny concrete pad next to another concrete pad with another RV on it. We're planning a trip which will be about 2 months long but since we do have a farm with critters & a yard with grass that wants to grow extra fast and long when we're gone, we can't stay gone much longer than that. I love the actual drive time too. I enjoy seeing the landscape roll past..even the corn fields in Kansas! I can hardly wait till we leave for our trip to WA & OR this summer. It's a lot of work for sure but seeing this beautiful country and enjoying OUR gorgeous parks make it worth all the drudgery of "housework". I'd have to do the boring housework stuff at home anyway. I LOVE to camp!! Probably more than DH. I grew up being carted across the country and camping in a tent until we moved up to a popup. DH did not and for the longest couldn't understand why a campfire outside in the cold air was better than a fire in the fireplace in a warm house. I'm sorry for those that have spouses that don't enjoy camping.
KarenS144 04/15/15 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential refrigerator

We don't have a fiver (we have a Class A) but have breakers for each appliance so you might need to flip a breaker somewhere. We have a 2000W inverter and 8 house batteries for the fridge and other appliances. I hope you get it figured out!
KarenS144 04/12/15 06:30am Fifth-Wheels
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