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Old 10-13-2014, 02:24 PM   #57
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Parked next to the Class A's is always a bit funny.

Sometimes those owners look at you like they can't believe you travel in something so small.

Many Class A and big 5th wheel owners over the years, however, have come over to look, ask questions and comment that they wish they had bought something smaller.
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We feel like little ants parked amongst the big rigs.

On our recent rip, we had so many comments about all 4 of us traveling in the small rig. One woman said that we should get an award. Lots of people asked if husband and I were still talking to each other.

And, like you, we also had quite a number of people coment about how they would like to downsize. Of course, when they look at our tiny wet back, they might have had second thoughts.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:14 PM   #58
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We feel like little ants parked amongst the big rigs.



On our recent rip, we had so many comments about all 4 of us traveling in the small rig. One woman said that we should get an award. Lots of people asked if husband and I were still talking to each other.



And, like you, we also had quite a number of people coment about how they would like to downsize. Of course, when they look at our tiny wet back, they might have had second thoughts.

Nancy, where do you fit the tiny 'wet back' :-))


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Old 10-13-2014, 07:16 PM   #59
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Nancy, where do you fit the tiny 'wet back' :-))


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We hide him on the roof.

Too funny. I hate typos!!!! Wet bath.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:23 PM   #60
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That's a relief!

i had no idea what a tiny wet back was....and didn't want to ask.


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Old 10-13-2014, 08:14 PM   #61
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My imagination run wild with that one.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #62
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Must have been auto correct gone wild!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:48 PM   #63
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Blue Ridge Weekend

Peak colors were predicted for this past weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC. We headed that way Sunday morning. About two hours out we stopped at a rest stop and ended up showing the AI to the first of five couples over the next two days. My wife said I need to shorten my tour as they were slowing us down. Having been in sales for most of my career, it is hard to kick old habits.

We entered the Parkway near Boone, NC and, over the next two days, drove to the southernmost point at Cherokee, NC. If we could have a do over, we would have split the trip up into three days. The colors were spectacular especially around Asheville and south. However, "spectacular" is a relative term. The colors here don't have the intensity of colors we used to experience in Indiana and Michigan. But the mountains do make up for some of that lack of color. Our route south of Asheville took us over the highest point on the Parkway.









On the advice of one of the people we showed the coach to, we exited the Parkway for lunch and traveled on 276 down to Brevard, NC. Along the way we passed two attractions that we checked out on the way back. One was Looking Glass Falls. Very, very pretty.



The other attraction was Sliding Rock. As the name implies, one can slide down the rocks on a layer of water. And, in spite of it being autumn, one man was doing exactly that. Brrr!! That water had to be cold.





Soon to be six months old Miss Piper posed for a photo there as well.



On the way back home this morning, we hiked a trail to an overlook at the Lake James State Park.







Driving through some rain yesterday evening meant the AI needed a thorough washing after we arrived home. Looks like new again. We had a great time and the puppy did well. If she did not get sick after traversing all of those corners, she should be good to go for just about anything. No issues on the AI and we came back with some ideas to make the next trip better. One of those ideas we are considering is to replace all of the bedding with two sleeping bags. Anyone tried this?
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Love your photos!!! The rig looks great, as does the puppy!

A sleeping bag would be too confining and too hot for me, but that's just me. No reason not to give that a try.
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We use 2 sleeping bags. They are easy to store and you can buy the lighter once. You can use one on the bottom and use the other one as cover or each use it as a bag.
We also us a cover under the sleeping bag so Max ( 60lbs bullypei) can sleep between us.
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We use two sleeping bags also. One thing I did add was a thin foam pad. Before the pad, every time I tried to rollover the sleeping bag would just wind around with me.....hate that. I also leave the small folding seat (Ottoman) up. That makes it so much easier to get out of bed for those middle of the night trips to the head.



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Yes the rollover in the bag is a pain. Still looking for a good cover as the dog likes to nipple on foam.
Leaving the side benched up is a great idea I do it if I am alone I need to see how my wife would like it.


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In doing some research on sleeping bags I discovered this website and a YouTube video. Pricey but they sure sound like a good solution. Like many of you here, I would opt for two single bags. I do like the idea of letting one of the seats unfolded. Maybe both if it would work.

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Love your photos!!! The rig looks great, as does the puppy!

A sleeping bag would be too confining and too hot for me, but that's just me. No reason not to give that a try.
Thanks. While I like the way it looks in black, I would have preferred the color to be silver for easier maintenance. I can put up with the color as the pricing and the condition on this coach made me not so choosy on the color.

I do like black and have had a number of black cars over the years. A couple weeks ago, I first polished the vehicle and then applied some carnauba wax for protection. Took me a couple days but it sure made it look good. I am looking for a place to store it but for now it is sitting in my driveway. That wax will offer some protection from the elements for the next six months.
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jerhofer, I bought an RV Superbag and used it one night before putting it in storage. The one thing that I found is that while it looked really nice on the bed and was simple to use, if one person moved it moved and woke up the other person. You can sleep with it open and it would be better, but too much draft would get in. I decided if I was going to try the Superbag again, I'd get two separate ones. We settled on sheets and a feather duvet. They are relatively easy to put on and squish down easily. We also have 2" memory foam that was made to perfectly fit on top of the bed. All of this fits in the large back cabinet of our 22' AI.
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