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Old 12-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #15
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Try googling rv furniture for ultraleather couches. You can use the kind AS uses, Flexsteel and Villa, without paying the higher cost to order directly from AS.

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:08 PM   #16
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Take a look at the one that soldiermedic installed here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...inc-40657.html. Very nice.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:15 PM   #17
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I have driven past the Sandy Lake place many times.Picking up my 65 Amb.on Mon.(my 1st AS too)
I will be working on it in Slidell but need to get closer to Irving eventually.Is it nice? It looks like a happy place.I plan to check it out.Steve
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:33 PM   #18
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I like it Steve... at first when I saw it and how close all the RVS were I thought no way no how but the people and the clean won over the tightness and it is very good for us. I really enjoy it which is amazing. I am used to being alone in a way so this is a culture shock. I also am not used to people helping and there is not a time that someone has not asked me if I need help see DH really can't do much well I can't either for that matter but hey so far so good... feel free to drop by we are always here

I looked at that Glastop site and really like the sofas they have but just was not sure how all that works and how to get the sofa in or out (gotta remember guys I am doing this alone and well I like only have one good arm) ... I was looking around here that way the store I buy from will deliver it so that is what my issue is at hand. I do appreciate the pointers on where to buy a sofa from... hmm well I hope they would deliver and all..
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:29 AM   #19
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Got a good look at my nightly friend and if that is a coon it has a ratty face and beady eyes and someone took it's hair off it's tail and it is UGLY no fur sofa with that thing ...
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:58 AM   #20
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Got a good look at my nightly friend and if that is a coon it has a ratty face and beady eyes and someone took it's hair off it's tail and it is UGLY no fur sofa with that thing ...
Sounds like a Possum.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:34 AM   #21
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Got a good look at my nightly friend and if that is a coon it has a ratty face and beady eyes and someone took it's hair off it's tail and it is UGLY no fur sofa with that thing

That's a bummer. But you could do like Grannie on the Beverly Hillbillies & make some nice possom soup! Never tried it myself. Seems like it would be a bit greasy. I'm watching my cholesterol!
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:52 AM   #22
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Could be a very BIG possum, sounds more like a possum than a coon. We have had some very big suckers around here in years past---be careful, they have sharp teeth and could be aggressive if poked too hard with something like--a crutch.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:11 PM   #23
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I have seen a possum in the Santa Cruz mountains that was as big as a medium-size dog once. It was by far the ugliest creature I have ever seen.
BTW, ALWAYS make sure you are not dealing with a skunk before you bother setting a trap. They are rather difficult to dispose of!
The sofa will get into the Airstream one way or another, unless it won't fit through the door, in which case you probably bought it at a non-rv furniture store. I'd go with the rv sofa myself, as most house front doors are 36" wide, but you are dealing with much less room to get through- more like 25-1/2" or so.

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:32 PM   #24
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we are first times as well- living in our 1981 31ft for this winter...but i am alone every 2 weeks for 2 weeks so my husband can work to afford this for us...and i have had my share of things happen already since mid october when we started-the first mishap for me was when i became locked in the camper and had to call the sheriff for help to get out...things seems to happen when i am by myself...like a flat tire on the camper that was replaced and followed by another flat...have had my days when i wondered what were we thinking? then had days when i would rather be camping with a flat tire instead of dealing with the winter weather back home
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #25
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I am glad that you are having some adventure

There....you have my vote of confidence

I have possum and skunk living on my land. Once I reached down to pet my cat and pet a possum. Mostly they just run from you. If they frighten you, don't leave food out. Your dog may keep critters away, and your dog will warn you if any critters are around. I like possum even though they look funny. I really like the skunks, If you don't threaten them they are very sweet animals. Kinda pretty.

Best wishes and I hope more adventure comes your way. You are more prepared for it now.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #26
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With all the critter stories in this thread, I HAVE to tell this story. When my wife was a teenager, her grandparents had a shiny new Airstream motorhome. They used to travel all over the southeast and took the grandkids with them during the summers. They were staying in a campground in Myrtle Beach when a large female tiger escaped from the local zoo. The tiger ended up in the campground they were staying in. My wife's grandfather had gone off to run errands and she and her grandmother decided to take a nap. Sometime during their nap, my wife was awakened by something gently rocking the motorhome. She opened the back window curtains to investigate only to be face to face with a HUGE bengal tiger!! The big kitty eventually lost interest in trying to open the big silver tube and plopped down to relax in the shade of their awning. Keep in mind, this was in a time before everyone had a cell phone, so my wife and her grandmother were trapped inside the motorhome until someone finally noticed the tiger and called the zoo. I never would have believed this story had I not seen photos of the skin on the motorhome with very obvious claw marks! Let's just say that it took me a while to convince Sara that getting an Airstream and spending a lot of time camping was a good idea!
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That's a bummer. But you could do like Grannie on the Beverly Hillbillies & make some nice possom soup! Never tried it myself. Seems like it would be a bit greasy. I'm watching my cholesterol!
Possum soup coming up you got the cornbread

Nope have not bought a sofa yet... still looking... have several obastacles to over come though that most do not have. Think Pottery Barn has a sofa that will go through the door... they are coming out to measure it all and make sure. I tried again on the RV sofa but could not get anyone to say they would install it and remove the old one I like the leather flexsteel one really but can't get any help on it
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Sounds like a Possum.
Yepper that is my ugly friend and all food is gone..besides I feed the dogs taste of the wild will be dog gone mad to keep feeding this creature expensive dog food.... sure glad it is not a tiger that would not be fun.

I am getting really prepared for different adventures at least in the Semi most the crazy things were the lot lizards ... nasty buggers they are...glad to know there are many others on the first time being FT ..it is different in a way
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