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1995 Georgie Boy Swinger - 34 ft Approx. 78,0000, Gas engine $22,900 for the RV, $4,900 for the toad We are moving to Italy and so we’re selling our completely remodeled RV and Mazda 3 tow vehicle. We’ve been traveling around full time all over the US since July and really enjoyed this motorhome. Despite it’s older looking exterior, the inside is bright and brand new, very spacious and super comfortable! We have upgraded so many things on this RV including a new roof, all new appliances, and a motorized flat screen TV, to name a few. Message me for more photos and I will be happy to email them to you. The list of upgrades is extensive: Kitchen: We built a larger kitchen area that is more conducive for cooking, with additional cabinets and counter space, a residential sink and all new appliances: residential fridge/freezer, gas cooktop and hood, a microwave convection oven, and even a dishwasher. Portable washing machine stores under kitchen counter and works perfect for small loads. Bathroom: We installed a new larger tub/shower combo, new sink and countertop, and new tankless propane hot water heater. Some Interior Upgrades Include: Laminate flooring throughout, new hybrid memory foam and spring queen sized mattress, Max fan in bedroom, upgraded water pump, upgraded LED lights inside & out, and added heat and noise barrier insulation and carpet to the doghouse. Some Major Exterior Upgrades Include: New roof, large awning, air lifts for a smoother ride, tire pressure monitoring system, and spare tire mounted underneath. TV’s: 50” 4K HDR Amazon Fire flat screen smart tv that is mounted on a motorized lift, housed inside a cabinet, blueray DVD player, and a 2nd TV in the bedroom. Radio/Navigation/Cameras: 7” android radio with front & back cameras, new side and center speakers. Generator: New Champion inverter generator with remote start, less than 500 hours on it, 3 yr warranty. Misc: Leveling jacks & steps are electric. Both dash A/C and central A/C blow nice and cold. Both heaters in the living area and bedroom are propane and work great. No slideouts = less things that break! Storage: Tons of storage including a pantry, linen closet, large under bed storage, lots of storage cabinets and drawers in the bedroom and throughout the RV, and large storage compartments on the outside. General Maintenance: new spark plugs and wires, new ignition coil, new serpentine and ac belts, new brake master cylinder, recharged dash AC, and resealed windows. Cat Things: We created a step down into one of the storage compartments below for the litter box with entry under the booth, and a hiding spot in the bedroom that allows them access in and out if the bedroom door is closed. Tow Vehicle: 2009 Mazda 3, Manual transmission, 126K miles, owned since it was brand new, meticulously maintained with documentation. Blue Ox plate installed for towing. New: A/C compressor, serpentine belts, engine mounts, all 4 struts, front tie rods and lower arm suspension, head lights & fog lights.
Checking my friend George Lehrer's blog today and was shocked by a note from a family member (I think) that George has passed. I have been a reader of his blog for many years and will miss his adventures. Good speed George. Florida Mike, (as I was known to him)
We were one of the many who got damage in Colorado Springs from the big Hail Storm on July 28. We are just now being able to get our Motor Home in for repair. It has been a long process and dealing with the Good Sam Insurance company, National General. Even though I called Camping World the day after the storm the earliest appointment they had to offer was Oct 18th, 3 months away. National General did provide an alternate repair shop that did get us in line sooner than Camping World and that is the short story on that part of it. My question is what others have experienced with other insurance companies paying for lodging and meals while their Motor Home is in the shop. As Full Timers we are out of our home and the RV repair shop is now telling us to expect them to have our Motor Home for 3 to 4 weeks. National General will only pay up to $500 for lodging and meals. I have seen if the reason for being in the shop is due to mechanical break down they will pay up to $100/day for lodging and meals. Why they only will pay $500 max on a Hail Damage claim is not good at all. Again this is a RV repair shop of their choosing. As I said we are Full Timers and we chose to go with Good Sam in 2014 all the way with financing, insurance and extended warranty coverage as they said they knew the needs of Full Timers. I requested an extension of the lodging benefits under all the circumstances but they have declined and repeated you will only get up to $500! Has anyone else found a better insurance coverage or is this the industry standard?
HUD and Mobile Home industry have ganged up against the RV industry. An RV is for temporary recreational use and not for permanent occupancy or primary residence. Article link: https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-02387 or this: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/02/09/2016-02387/manufactured-home-procedural-and-enforcement-regulations-revision-of-exemption-for-recreational Could get nasty... I've had problems in the past from Census trying to locate our home (using Escapee park in Livingston) and had issues with Stock Brokers citing the Patriot Act (not having a stick home or permanent address).. Could even negate our IRS 1st or 2nd home deduction since the RV isn't a home. Voting??