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RE: I need a toad.

If you're not going to use it as a daily driver and it's for one trip in the spring, I would just rent a car at your destination(s). I agree! "Lot Rot" is a real thing. Ages ago, with our first Class C, we would rent a car for visiting a National Park, for example. But then we camped in Moab, where they had a Wrangler for rent for exploring - and we got hooked on "going topless". Now we have a new Class C and Ed just found a used JLU Wrangler: it will be our toad, but also will be my daily driver simply because they are fun :-)
Deb and Ed M 11/26/22 07:54am Class C Motorhomes
It's like Christmas!

In more ways than one - for starters, it's snowing like crazy :-( Even though I'm 70, I still woke up all excited this morning (at 4AM - ugh) because today is the day we pick up our 2023 Chateau 22E....LOL!! I'm going to try to remember this excitement, because I didn't just fall off the turnip truck; and realize there will be "issues". But for right now - the thrill of a shiny new RV and all the dreams of places it can take us is pretty heady stuff :-) And I'm crossing my fingers that the salt trucks aren't out yet....
Deb and Ed M 11/15/22 06:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I am curious !

It sounds like Hurricane Nicole did minimal damage other than to those living right along the coast? Probably the same for the west coast and Hurricane Ian. I doubt many Florida Snowbirds will be affected unless they were camping right on either coast?
Deb and Ed M 11/11/22 07:44am Snowbirds
RE: USDA Announcement

Awesome - and maybe next time, people will take the idea of a pandemic more seriously?
Deb and Ed M 11/01/22 02:07pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Ooops, not a wolf....

IMO - if you can't tell the difference between your prey, and a domestic pet - then you need to have your weapons taken away.
Deb and Ed M 10/30/22 12:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: This net is dying!

I joined a brand-specific group on Facebook; but still come here for the ageless wealth of information. Through the years I've run into a couple of grumps who contribute nothing helpful, so I simply block them :-) I love the wide array of topics available on RV.net, like specific info on routes and places to stay. Towing advice; and who makes the best toads. As a dog owner, I appreciate the updates on pet health issues. I'd really hate to lose this forum.
Deb and Ed M 10/30/22 12:05pm Around the Campfire

We got the Omicron-variant Pfizer booster about 2 weeks ago, with minimal side effects (slightly-sore arm for a day). Then we got the flu shot - it was my first time getting that stronger-dose "senior" version and it was more of a butt-kicker. Sore arm, needed multiple naps. Fortunately I am able to indulge in those naps :-) Too many people around me are going back to their old routines - 2 of my daughters attended a concert together and brought home Covid. I feel a lot braver when I've been vaxxed; but we still avoid crowds/concerts, etc
Deb and Ed M 10/23/22 07:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cold in the bedroom.

Assuming there's some sort of a nightstand, a small electric heater with a thermostat (the kind where you actually set the temperature) would work nicely. Another thought: a small clip-on fan attached to the top of the door (if there's room) might direct the heat downward?
Deb and Ed M 10/08/22 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

We all have our biases :-) I walked into the Chateau and swooned over the bone-white cabinets that made a no-slide 22' RV feel so much more "spacious"...LOL! (Of course, coming from a pop-up truck camper - ANYTHING feels spacious)
Deb and Ed M 10/08/22 07:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Or B. They're a used RV dealer doing a similar thing as Ichabod showed. Great prices to buy new in bulk. Can't re-sell as a new car dealer for the Brand. Rentals are more local or lower miles (guessing most F L A vacation renters aren't driving the RV to California, but rather for a loop around the area and a week parked at Disney with the kids). They get more $ per mile revenue than what one may consider a typical rental, like take the family to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone from, wherever. So they make great $ per mile and then dump 'em quick while they're still literally "like new." ^^^ This^^^ Our salesman C.J. explained that folks who want to purchase, put down a deposit, then grab the first unit (they are all identical) that either "ages out" or racks up 6,000+ miles. They had a nice 23U model on the Chevy chassis at a great price, but Ed is just a Ford guy :-) and I don't care because the floorplans were almost identical. And yes, we own a small mom/pop used car lot, so we "get" how buying at wholesale is a blessing :-) The best part - Krenek RV is in the middle of nowhere, next to I-94. No fancy parking lot - the RV are out in a nicely-mowed field. The folks are friendly, there was NO pressure; they know their products. They explained how the program works openly - mass buying results in lower prices, which is what all the big dealers plan on - but Krenek doesn't have a dozen+ dealership locations to support
Deb and Ed M 10/07/22 11:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I don't know what company that Deb and Ed bought from but they may be affiliated with one of these. We may find out. I didn't know if I was allowed to say who we bought from (although we have no affiliation other than "customer") but we went to Krenek RV in Coloma, MI (tell C.J. that Deb and Ed say "Hi!"). I suspect their relatively close proximity to Chicago gives them plenty of rental business!
Deb and Ed M 10/07/22 11:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Can you share how much money you saved vs buying the same unit brand new? I'm just curious. Seems like a strange business model that company has...They buy it new and THEY eat the immediate depreciation when they turn around and sell it with 6000 miles. Hard to believe the rental income from 6000 miles worth of rentals would be worth it to them. -Chris I have no idea how they manage it, but we saved about $20k compared to our local "Big Box" dealer on the same unit. And it's not too stripped down: has dual coach batteries and a 100W solar panel and the "pretty" interior. Downside: no power driver's seat.
Deb and Ed M 10/05/22 05:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: We've come full circle back to a "C"

I agree 100% on your coments about your "Mother Lode" small Class C!! Actually - what I meant by "Mother Lode" was a dealer with a GOB of small Class Cs on the lot!! I had been searching for about 2 months, and just about everyone near us had one or two units for sale (and more on order). Of course when a dealer only has a couple of units on the lot, they are less inclined to be negotiable about the price :-(
Deb and Ed M 10/05/22 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

OK - I was one of those "I'd never buy a rental" folks - and now I'm buying one.....LOL! We went to a somewhat local dealer who has a BUNCH of small Cs for sale - come to find out, they are actually a rental company and their contract stipulates the unit needs to have more than 6,000 miles before it can be sold. I got to see a rental that was waiting to be cleaned and re-rented - it was spotless. My salesman said their hefty damage deposit helps convince renters to be careful. So we put a deposit on a 2023 Chateau 22E and will probably pick it up next month when it gathers enough mileage to go to a permanent home :-) For the money we saved compared to a "virgin" unit from other dealers - I'm OK that ours will have been used a bit :-)
Deb and Ed M 10/05/22 09:09am Class C Motorhomes
We've come full circle back to a "C"

In 2004 we bought a Class C and had SOOO much fun and many adventures for 10 years with it; then we tried a 5er, a couple of pop-up truck campers, and a small TT. Yesterday we discovered the Mother Lode of small C's, and bought a 2023 Thor Chateau 22E with the Ford E-350 chassis. Ed has had some health issues, and we figure a "C" will be a lot easier on him than slithering into the bed in a pop-up camper or using a Luggable Loo as the bathroom....LOL! (I will be doing the driving and setup - all he has to do is be my favorite passenger) We just weren't ready to give up traveling and camping! Happy travels, everyone! Deb
Deb and Ed M 10/05/22 08:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Peace River Campground in Arcadia Florida

That's just heartbreaking :-(
Deb and Ed M 10/03/22 09:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing with IBD?

Thank you, Iamichabod! Ed has had a hellish last few weeks, sprinkled with a C-diff infection and kidney failure due to other issues, so he's on prednisone and mesalamine. His "inflammation markers" were sky-high, poor guy. I think getting him out of Michigan's cold and winter gloom will do a lot for his spirits! Just trying to get him to Florida the most comfortable way possible.
Deb and Ed M 10/01/22 12:27pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RVing with IBD?

Ed has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and we're working with Doctors to get his insides in a "happier place". I am lobbying for a small Class C motorhome to make life easier for both of us: I am cooking a lot more anti-inflammatory meals (plus need more fridge to store those foods); and not having him try to crawl on his belly out of the pop-up truck camper bed to use the portapotty just doesn't sound like a great idea. Are there others who have colon issues and have been able to travel comfortably?? (I am able to do all of the driving and RV set-up. He just needs to be my favorite passenger)
Deb and Ed M 09/30/22 07:06pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues

I just keep watching the website Covidactnow. No matter what anyone says - my county still has a medium risk, and the next-door county is high-risk.
Deb and Ed M 09/20/22 08:22am Around the Campfire
RE: We're getting ready........for lambing

As a city girl, I love the look at where our food comes from (and how much work goes into creating that food) One of my favorite TV series (from Amazon) is "Clarkson's Farm". TV celebrity/"Car Guy" Jeremy Clarkson decides to take on the management of his large farm in England. He's an animal lover, so there's lots of heartwarming moments with the resident critters - and a ton of laughs. And at the end of a year, when his accountant tells him how much he made - well, Mark's comment about not being a "sheep farmer" certainly makes sense...LOL!
Deb and Ed M 09/20/22 08:16am RV Pet Stop
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