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Old 12-23-2015, 06:51 PM   #309
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Nice run Mike, just reward for your diligent work over the time its been in your care!
Nice pics of the stream. Is that at your camp park? Sweet!
Pretty moderate weather so far, nice to get a break while traveling.

The last period in Az before I left the low temps were in the high to mid teens going all the way up to mid 30s in the day. Had to put a space heater under the coach to thaw the pluming and dump valves to drain and winterize it. A little late doing the winterizing I guess but I was staying aboard, with no other facilities available. Three season coach is right.

You Should do your mileage runs on the down hill/ wind trip on the way home. It will feel better.

Wow $25 a night is just over half of the average prices I found on the west coast this summer. Be happy.

Hope you have happy holidays with your family there.

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Old 12-23-2015, 07:25 PM   #310
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The overnight stops were so blah that I couldnt get myself tp share pics. seriously. The creek is about 75ft from our rig. (And the 310 is so filthy from the road its killin me). Ill snap some tomorrow. Parked next to a big ol 40 footer, makes mine look like a matchbox car. Some guy stopped me at our last fill up and wanted to talk about my rig. He says "boy, that sure looks CUTE rollin down the highway". CUTE! CUTE! REALLY!
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:52 PM   #311
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Mike,

I used to live up above Blackhawk/Central City in Gilpin county and used to drive highway 6 in clear creek canyon all the time. Beautiful drive

I hope to dtive it again someday in my Argosy.

Enjoy!
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:14 PM   #312
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The overnight stops were so blah that I couldnt get myself tp share pics. seriously. The creek is about 75ft from our rig. (And the 310 is so filthy from the road its killin me). Ill snap some tomorrow. Parked next to a big ol 40 footer, makes mine look like a matchbox car. Some guy stopped me at our last fill up and wanted to talk about my rig. He says "boy, that sure looks CUTE rollin down the highway". CUTE! CUTE! REALLY!
Cute! Sheesh, I say bad-ass cool, but to each their own. I caught some of those winds across I-70 in MO today. I am very interested in your steering improvements!!

Looks like a great trip - enjoy.

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Old 12-24-2015, 06:10 AM   #313
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Glad to see someone is using their rig for what it was intended for.

Enjoy your Xmas Mike.

2900rpm for 63-65 mph. I'm surprised at that, I would have thought the Allison would have had a higher final cog than my 475's 1:1, as that rpm and speed closely match mine.

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Old 12-25-2015, 08:28 AM   #314
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DHC1, front end improvements so far have included SuperSteer bell cranks, steering damper, some adjustment to the gearbox, shocks, air bags,upper and lower ball joints, and new tires. I think thats it so far.

Having fun with my daughter down here in Golden. Tried to rent a car from Enterprise yesterday and apparently the whole Denver area is sold out because of the holiday. Not much luck at other dealers either and sky high rental rates. I got to thinking about when we had topped off our propane at U-Haul on the way in and seeing those regular size cargo vans for $19.95 per day. BINGO! Im certainly not too proud or whatever to drive a U-Haul van while we are here, especially at that price! So we got one and its working out great. (and dont have to worry about hauling the dog around and getting the interior dirty)

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A beautiful Wanderlodge, mid 80's Im guessing, parked a few spots down from us
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Lynn lit up the bedroom for Christmas with pink flamingo xmas lights
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Day time temps in the 30's with sunshine. Man does that sun help to warm the rig up. No furnace needed at all during the day, just the small electric heaters.



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Old 12-25-2015, 04:11 PM   #315
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Glad things are going well for you Mike.
Nice touch in the boudoir there, Lynn!
Defineatly elevates it above mere bedroom status.

Aloha Richard
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:05 PM   #316
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Clear creek about 100 ft outside our front door
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:19 PM   #317
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If I were in Boulder I'd drive down and say hi. The other day I had a Denver layover so I rented a car to drive up and check out the house. $79 for a 5 hour rental. Welcome to ski season. A few weeks ago I rented a car through Hotwire in Portland. $9.99 a day. Taxes and gas, it was still under $20.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:18 AM   #320
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Would have been great to see you Dave. We are still kinda cracking up about renting the U-haul van instead of a car. But hey, its worked out great and Ill do it again in a heartbeat.

Got down to near 0 degrees last night here in Golden and had some freezing problem with the water pump. Our fresh water is low in the tank and we couldnt get any water through the pump. Not sure where the freeze blockage was but I put one of our heaters back next to the pump and within an hour or so we had fresh water flowing again. No sign of any burst pipes or fittings so far. Other than that, we have been plenty warm in the rig. We will need to dump the tanks tomorrow, hoping no frozen valves.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:52 AM   #321
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You are writing the book right now, Mike. Being from the south, I always have concentrated on beating the brutal summers in an Airstream. I am afraid, I would fail the Colorado test with my current set-up.
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:23 AM   #322
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We are learning as we go here in these cold temps for sure. I will say that we havent had any problem staying warm in the 310. But being from central Il we are used to cold temps this time of year. I am really surprised how little propane we have consumed. Been keeping the thermostat at 65 or so and using the two small electric heaters. The sun is amazing out here, very powerful, but when it drops behind the mountains it gets cold quick. We filled up with propane last Wed, its still reading nearly full. We have cooked, made lots of coffee, and run the water heater when needed all with propane.

Last night was the coldest its going to be while we are here according to the forecast. I think this cold weather use is very doable, so far anyway. Still need to dump our tanks, if that goes ok then we are all good.
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