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Old 04-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #29
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I am happy to report our first trip was a success!
Although it rained Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday were beautiful.

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Friday
For dinner prepared Steak & Shrimp Shish Kabobs.

Saturday
Made a Frittata with sausage, onion, bell pepper, red potatoes, pepper jack and shredded cheddar cheese, eggs and salso - yum!

Hamburgers for Lunch

Beef Bourgignon (sp?) cooked in a Crock Pot on low for 8 hours. Served on a bed of wide egg noodles.

Sunday
Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise Sauce

Chili dogs for Lunch

Sightseeing
DW and I checked out several nearby campgrounds around the lake, they were all equally impressive.

We walked our campground and spotted several Airstream Classics.

Classic AS Trailer (all polished, nice!):
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The owners were proud of their Airstreams and happy to provide a tour.
I picked up several ideas from the Motorhome to incorporate into "Katy".

Kept a journal of the little things we still need to pick up:
Small Dish Drainer that sits in the sink
Rubber Gloves for "dumping"
Water Filter that attaches to City water hose
Water Regulator (just in case)
Extra Long tire guage (to check the inner rear tires)
30 Amp Extension cord (had to move moho a few feet closer to power supply)
Cutting Board that fits on top of one of the sinks
Small storage container for inside the upper cabinets

Ideas to incorporate into "Katy":
Pop-up shelf, right of sink (adding 8 inches nearly doubles counter space)
Pop-up flap for dining table with 2 narrow chairs (for guests)
Attach 4" pvc pipe at back to hold "dump hose"
Mount small fans above driver & passenger

DW and I are planning our next trip in two weeks.

Daniel
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:01 AM   #30
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Sounds like you had a great 1st trip. One quick comment....check for a built-in dump hose holder spot. Our 05 LY has one very near the water/sewer hook-up area. It's behind a door that looks like the gas/fuel door.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:50 PM   #31
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dowpells,

I saw the area ups are talking about behind the white door. It looked more like a dryer vent hose with no visible support (just hung there).

Can you take a picture for clarification?

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:31 PM   #32
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Here are a couple of pictures. The location is just in front of the rear tire on the driver's side. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #34
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Your door will be located above your dumping valves. I've found it more handy to use a tupperware container withh flip open lids that fits into outside storage compartment, and I keep rubber gloves rinse hose dumping hose couplers etc. all together ready to use and separate from everything else. As a side point the way you eat when you camp! I WANT TO GO CAMPING WITH YOU!
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:51 AM   #35
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dowpells,

Thank you for the pictures, made finding the door easy. Attempted to stuff the dump hose into the hole only to discover the 90 degree elbow at the, prevented the door from closing.

Followed Gloran's advice and stuffed hose, gloves, etc... Into plastic bin and placed in basement storage, thank you!

Gloran,

I love to cook and want to really enjoy the company of loved ones, good friends and good food. My grandfather would always tell me "food is Love". It was his way of showing us how much he loved us. Spent many years learning from him and have carried on the tradition with my own family.

This week I am waxing and buffing the faded finish on "Katy". Work about 30-45 minutes each day and making slow progress.

Upcoming is the replacement of the front suspension airbag. Won't hold air for more then 1-2 hours. Have read many of the threads on the forum and printed the tips and lessons learned.

More to come

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Just getting started with the buff & wax job:

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Will continue to progress 30 minutes per day...

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cesalie2,
I might have misled you re: the dump hose storage area. Apparently, we don't use our's either. Well, there is a slinky in it, but it's a spare. John purchased a new one & the connecting elbows are too large for the door to close. Like gloran, he stores it in a covered tough tote, in the trunk. (Can you tell, the stinky slinky is not my job?)
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Daniel, I switched my front air bags over to coil springs. I think they handle the MH front weight better resulting in a more stable ride .
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Looking good! I gotta start polishing and waxing mine too. Too much overtime and too much rain going on over here right now. Anyhow, you might want to get a 50amp to 30 amp converter if you don't have one already. We were at a campground just a quick overnight while headed to our destination and they only had 50 amp spots available. We were glad the previous owner left that among a lot of other helpful items. I've also gotten some good ideas from RV Geeks on YouTube lately. I liked his demonstration of how to correctly flush the black tank. Keep it up!
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cesalie2,
I might have misled you re: the dump hose storage area. Apparently, we don't use our's either. Well, there is a slinky in it, but it's a spare. John purchased a new one & the connecting elbows are too large for the door to close. Like gloran, he stores it in a covered tough tote, in the trunk. (Can you tell, the stinky slinky is not my job?)
Dowpells,
The information you provided was needed and correct. In my case, the dump hose would not fit due to the 90 degree elbow at the end of the hose. I stored the extension hose in this location.

"...the stinky slinky", "now that's funny (Larry the Cable Guy)"

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Daniel, I switched my front air bags over to coil springs. I think they handle the MH front weight better resulting in a more stable ride .
Gloran,

Good to know. Can you provide additional information?
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Estimated Cost to Purchase

Did you install the coil springs yourself?
Or, have the task performed at a shop?
If yourself, can you share the work steps, tips, lessons learned?

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Looking good! I gotta start polishing and waxing mine too. Too much overtime and too much rain going on over here right now. Anyhow, you might want to get a 50amp to 30 amp converter if you don't have one already. We were at a campground just a quick overnight while headed to our destination and they only had 50 amp spots available. We were glad the previous owner left that among a lot of other helpful items. I've also gotten some good ideas from RV Geeks on YouTube lately. I liked his demonstration of how to correctly flush the black tank. Keep it up!
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Many thanks for the compliment. Working a little each day to improve "Katy's" appearance.

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Appreciate the tip on the 50 amp to 30 amp converter. Purchased 50 to 30 amp as well as 30 amp to 15. May never either, but I am covered.

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