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    Sold the house in Geneva, IL; Winter in Tucson. Summer wherever.

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  1. usbusin posted a link to the post with full info above Thanks, usbusin!
  2. Rig is in Tucson, would be an excellent trailer for him
  3. Pictures at https://mtnaire.blogspot.com Click on "Read More", click on 1st pic, scroll with arrow keys The Volvo is a seriously good runner, well maintained, with excellent oil analysis reports, and good tires. We bought it in 2004 with 602k miles. it is now about 732k. The trip computer is a bit optimistic and usually shows 9 to 9.5 MPG towing, but I think the real number is closer to 8.5. With 300 gallons on board that gives a very comfortable 2k range, so I plan fuel stops based on price. It is very quiet & comfortable, quieter on the road than our Dodge Ram gas PU was! It has a microwave that has never been used. That and the mini-fridge that crapped out were there to meet motor home requirements in IL. Your wife will love the top line air seat we put in, with adjustable lumbar support & a BackCycler that slowly cycles the lumbar bags while traveling. I designed the smart bed, made it as simple as possible, and had it built by a professional truck body builder. There are folding ramps stored under the bed and an 8k winch mounted under the bed. I winch it up, drive it off. The smart is our third. We had a gray market 2005 that was the 62nd smart in the US, and, by consensus of the Escapees HDT group, the first smart ever loaded on a HDT. The '05 was replaced by a 2011 (that gave it's life to save mine! My buddy & I walked away from a 3/4 head-on with a Chevy PU.) The smart is a 2013 that we bought new in 2016. It had been in dealer inventory for three years! My guess is because the CityFlame trim package added $5k to the $13k sticker. $18k smarts were not big movers! It is a unique bright metallic yellow with a black and yellow leather interior and black Brabus wheels. In excellent condition with 22k miles. The trailer is in excellent shape, but the exterior has suffered from sitting in our storage lot the last two summers in the Arizona sun, so it needs paint. The interior is excellent with very little wear. This was one of the last fivers that Newmar built. It is a 2005, but we bought it new in 2007, sticker price was $105,000. Newmar is a top-of-the line fiver and mods are listed on the info sheet. The rig is in Tucson. Pictures at https://mtnaire.blogspot.com Click on "Read More", click on 1st pic, scroll with arrow keys 1999 Volvo VNL 610 733k miles Volvo D12 450 HP 1,450 ft/lbs Eaton Super 10 manual trans Two 150 gallon fuel tanks Air Suspension, air ride cab, air seats (Passenger Seat w/ Back/Cycler) Singled with custom, professionally built deck for smart (NWC Body Works) Trailer Saver air ride hitch Twin Hadley air horns Folding aluminum ramps 8k Smittybilt XRC Winch All maintenance records since new New clutch August 2019 Four new 950 CC batteries 3/9/21 Solar Battery Tender on truck & smart Licensed as Motor Home in Illinois Microwave 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire 35 BLKS MorRyde independent suspension, two new 9k axles w/new hubs & brakes installed 8/11/17 Two axles with duals, a unique Newmar feature Eight new Michelin 235/85 R16 XPS Ribs Installed 8/27/19 (Trailer was stationary from Sept ’19 through Aug ’21! ) GVWR 21k, actual loaded & ready to travel 19k BigFoot Auto Leveler Cold Weather Package, 2 furnaces, 1 A/C, heated underbelly, Two 40# propane bottles Ducted AC 50 Amp electric VIP Enterprises Electrical Management System (EMS 50 hardwired) 2 New AGM batteries 3/19/21 New GE Over-stove microwave 12/7/18 Custom Cabinetry TorkLift Glow Steps Queen Bed Three Fantastic Fans, 2 with rain guard Generator Prep Washer Dryer Prep Central Vacuum Auxiliary Freezer Winegard TravLer Automatic Satellite Dish WiFi Ranger WiFi Booster antenna Surround Sound audio w/ amplifier Three zero step slides with new slide toppers April 2019 Pressure Pro tire pressure monitors ARP Refrigerator Protection Collapsible aluminum ladder Equipped with most of what you need to travel: dishes, utensils, bedding, etc. 2013 smart Passion w/ CityFlame Pkg. 22k miles Flame Yellow w/ Black Trim Black Brabus wheels Leather interior Solar Battery Tender Custom WeatherTech car cover $50,000 less $10k for paint = $40,000 Dennis Murphy xk120ots@hotmail.com 630 338 5054
  4. We will be out of the country for the next three weeks, but when we return our entire rig will be on the market. 1999 Volvo VNL 610 singled; smart deck; 633k miles. 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire; 37 ft.; MorRyde Independent suspension on 9K axles installed in 2017; 8 new Michelin R16 XPS ribs in 2019 with about 4,500 miles since then. 2013 smart Passion with City Flame Pkg. 23k miles. e-mail for more details: xk120OTS@hotmail.com The trailer suffered from the last two years in the Arizona sun, so it needs paint. Interior is as close to new as possible. Located in Tucson, AZ $50k for the entire rig, less $10k for new paint= $40,000 for all 3!
  5. We will be out of the country for the next three weeks, but when we return our entire rig will be on the market. 1999 Volvo VNL 610 singled; smart deck; 633k miles. 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire; 37 ft.; MorRyde Independent suspension on 9K axles installed in 2017; 8 new Michelin R16 XPS ribs in 2019 with about 4,500 miles since then. 2013 smart Passion with City Flame Pkg. 23k miles. e-mail for more details: xk120OTS@hotmail.com The trailer suffered from the last two years in the Arizona sun, so it needs paint. Interior is as close to new as possible. Located in Tucson, AZ $50k for the entire rig, less $10k for new paint= $40,000 for all 3!
  6. That is really strange looking. Almost like something heavy fell across the cab just in front of the windshield.
  7. Our first was 2005 450 Passion. Gray market out of Germany, federalized. 62nd smart in the US. Good runner, rough ride until I upgraded the tires. Mercedes built gas turbo. A few issues with the US added emissions equip and it had developed a crack in the turbo housing that would have become an issue if it had not been involved in a fender bender. It was repairable, but insurance co. wrote it off due to gray market parts. Paid me a fair price. Our second was a 2011 451 Passion. Mitsubishi gas naturally aspirated, a tad bit slower than the Mercedes turbo, but better ride. Gave it's life to save mine. Our current is a 2013 451 Passion with the CityFlame package, noticeably better ride than the other two, probably due to tires. No experience with a 453. https://www.evilution.co.uk is a good place to go for info.
  8. Anyone else suffering brain fade from not being on the road the last two years? Headed out Thursday, first time the trailer has moved since September 2019! Inactive due to pandemic. 1st night the BigFoot auto level does not work. Front jacks OK, nothing else works. 2nd night, same thing. 3rd night I look at the operating instructions and discovered I was pushing the wrong button! Duh! Head slap! (speaking of which I walked into a slide with my head yesterday - first time I've done that in 20+ years!) Told the DW "I fixed the jacks!" She had the temerity to ask "How?"! BTW - our rig will be for sale in October. Time to get off the road.
  9. Oops, neglected to say the box was under the driver's seat.
  10. Our 2005 gray market smart had a small black box, maybe 1"x2". If I unscrewed it and flipped it upside down it disabled the traction control. That little bugger was a hoot in the snow with it disabled! Of course it also had four Blizzaks! Never looked on our 2011 or the current 2013.
  11. Dennis M

    Smart car tires

    The Continentals on our 2006 Passion were terrible. Replaced them with 185/55R15 Hankooks and they transformed both ride and handling for the better. Our 2011 and current 2013 are noticeably better riding.
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