coachmac9

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  1. Great news, they have a kit that will allow me to use the Stowmaster with the Blue Ox base plate!! Thanks again for the tip!!
  2. Thanks guys i will try and find out if there is an adapter for mine.
  3. 150.00 Firm but would rather trade for a Blue Ox if possible. We bought a vehicle that was already equipped with the Blue Ox system so we don't need the Stowmaster. You can e-mail me at dmcclain@loisd.net or PM me on this site. Thanks!
  4. Finished putting in the new fixtures (very easy stuff) and the difference in the lighting was incredible. Will now replace all the lights in the RV to LED's. Decided to replace fixtures instead of just replacing the bulbs. The new ones look much nicer.
  5. Began replacing original lights and fixtures to new LED's on our "new to us" Fleetwood Discovery.
  6. Probably 5 or 6 years!! I was born and raised in Livingston and remember when all that was nothing but woods and farms!!
  7. Went through there yesterday and talked with many of our old friends that still live there (we grew up and lived in Livingston for many years) and fortunately the twister didn't stay down long and only damaged some storage sheds. Definitely fortunate that it wasn't worse!!! We also stopped by the Escapees headquarters and couldn't believe how large this operation has become!!! Not sure how many RV spaces there are or how many folks that live there full time but I know there are a lot!!! Unbelievable how large it has grown!!
  8. Sorry I took so long in up-dating this thread...thanks so much to all who responded!! My friends are still in a battle with the insurance company about the house and the insurance company will only pay for a rental RV while the house is either torn down and rebuilt or repaired...long story short they are in for a long battle, I am afraid!!
  9. They have a 1 ton dually to pull the RV with...Kirk, thanks, I will talk with them later on in the week and see exactly what type of information would help them. Budget wise, I think they are ok with a fiver in the higher price bracket if that's what they have to spend to get a decent quality fiver. They just don't want to spend money on something that will fall apart on the drive home. They will not be moving it around much, in fact it might be at one location for the entire time they are getting their house fixed/re-built.
  10. Friends of ours had their house almost completely destroyed in the tornadoes around Canton a couple of weeks ago and are now going to be homeless for probably a year while they haggle with the insurance company and then re-construct their house.They are looking at buying a fifth wheel to live in during this process and also to use afterward to do some camping in. They have three children (ages 9, 8 and 7)...I did tons of research on Class A's when we were looking for our RV but I know absolutely nothing about 5'ers except for what little I have read on these forums. From what I gather they, like Class A's, come in a large range of quality (and price). which manufacturers would you rate as good, fair, poor or great (in quality)?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  11. We are facing the same problem but we definitely want to go back with a microwave/convection. My wife has gotten pretty good at cooking with the convection oven and we use the microwave a ton...since it is older we are pretty sure we can find one with the same cooking capacity but smaller overall and hopefully less of a draw on the electric side...I am hoping to build some sort of cabinet around it to include some storage space for spices ect that clutters the kitchen cabinet and falls out when we open the door. Any suggestions or pics of re-models by any of you folks that are handy with wood??
  12. I definitely think you would have no problem on that budget!! Here is another thread that might help you get a feel for the budgets some of us live under. http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?/topic/103473-anyone-full-timing-on-25000-a-year/
  13. I would agree about the EDPM lasting longer than 5 years...we re-did ours last summer and it had lasted 15 years.
  14. AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. As someone suggested above, try and make it to the Escapees headquarters in Livingston Tx. It's not to far and is a beuautiful drive from where you are. Take your time, enjoy the beauty of the wildflowers along the way, they are absolutely stunning right now in Texas. I think you will find lots of support and help at the Escapees park and lots of folks to talk to. At that point you can take a breather and relax for a while. When you are relaxed and refreshed you can make decisions with a clear mind and thought process. It's never good to make those decisions when stress levels are high, most of time those decisions turn out bad. Best of luck in whatever road you choose to travel down, life is way to short not to enjoy the journey!!