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Old 06-24-2009, 12:06 AM   #21
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hunnerd and ate as i came home from work.

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Old 06-24-2009, 03:00 PM   #22
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Still getting temps in the mid 80's in Ontario......we're up in Santa Barbara for a few days "babysitting" my sister's 4 King Charles Spaniels while they are out of town....it's in the high 50's here. Santa Barbara gets a heavy marine layer well into July.....
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #23
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Supposed to be 103 today here in Austin.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #24
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Hi,
I have made reservation today for the 4th-7th. Looking forward to seeing everone and doing some off road riding. Will be going to Ouray after Creede for the rest of the month of August. Ron
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:13 AM   #25
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Hey Ron....great to have you and Jean coming to the mini-rally! I've added your names to the attendies list on page one, #6. See you in August. That now gives us 10 couples attending the rally!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:44 PM   #26
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Ron and Susan Gookin , Have made reservatiions with Marlene at
Creede, CO for Aug 3 thru Aug 10,
we got a spot (#255 I think) for $216 plus tax for the week (one day free)
because they said they had a cancellation..(hope it wasn't someone
on the list)..She said we would be near other Newells...
Please add us to the list.

We might not get there until the 4th if we have trouble
driving, it is about 1200 miles from White Salmon, WA 98672
and I have only driven the Newell about 100 miles total so
far. I still have to get a towbar installed on my jeep liberty,
but that should not be a problem..
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:00 PM   #27
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Welcome aboard! Wow, this has grown beyond my expectations! I have added your names to the list of attendies on post #6. Here's wishing you and Susan a safe and uneventful trip!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:57 PM   #28
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Welcome Ron and Susan,

You will find the Newell will eat up the miles. More comfy than driving the car.

Two hints. Relax your grip on the steering wheel. And that pedal on the right. Stand on it.
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:50 AM   #29
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I have found that our '82 likes it around 60 MPH even if I am not Towing.
I am still having a little trouble keeping the Coach in my Lane (it is much different that Steering a Boat). While Clarke uses a piece of Tape on the Dash to help line up the the Coach with the Center of the Road, I have found that I can use a couple of Gauges. Maybe some others can share ways of keeping their Coach in the Lane.
Looking forward to meeting up with all going to to Creede.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:03 AM   #30
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Well, I try and keep my left knee on the line to my left, this seems to keep me in my lane. Denise is always telling me I am getting a little to close to the right. The crazy thing is when I get in my car after driving the Coach for some time, I do the same thing, but cars honk at me and move way over. So, I think my method works for driving the Coach but not the car.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:14 AM   #31
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I found that looking about 1000 yards down the road instead of immediately in front of the coach helps me to stay in my lane. Also, glancing in the mirrors and referencing where the white line is on the passenger side helps a lot!

If you are hugging the right side of your lane you are looking too close to the nose of the coach: focus on a car or truck way down the road.

It's those concrete barriers that give me fits. I was passing thru some road construction the other day and those darn things were on both sides of the single lane. That ain't fun!
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:42 AM   #32
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As far as keeping the coach in the lane, using an indicator on the dash doesn't work for me. That method makes me focus too close to the coach, and I end up over steering.

I do something similar to Tuga, except I put my right foot in the oil stripe in the center of the road. Then use the rear view mirrors to confirm that I am centered. When Rhonda drives, I swear we are too close on the right, but before I yap at her, I'll sneak a peak in the mirror. Nope, she's centered, it just looks really close when you are sitting in the passenger seat.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:31 PM   #33
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"It's those concrete barriers that give me fits. I was passing thru some road construction the other day and those darn things were on both sides of the single lane. That ain't fun!"

Tuga, I know what you mean....had that a lot going through New Mexico on I-40....there is just not a lot of room when you've got those "K" rails on each side of you!

I still have a piece of blue masking tape on the dash that I use when I'm in those really tight situations with very narrow lanes, or barriers on each side, but as I've gotten used to driving the coach I have evolved to Tuga's recommendation of looking a 1000 yards down the road. When I use the "tape" method I'm really must seeing it out of my periferal vision, and not focusing on it.
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That is why I posted my statements, I should have clarified that I tend to be too far to the right as well. I used to drive an F250 (before I had to hire a Lemon Law Attorney) but that was still a small Vehicle compared to driving a Newell. I am getting better after almost 2K miles but I still have to pay attention.
Concrete Barriers, ha Southern California Freeways give me fits!
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I didn't want to hijack the girl talk thread.

Can I just get an idea of the interest in this. I'll load up my smoker, if you want to smoke some ribs or chicken or salmon one day. I have room. You may or may not be the BBQ crowd. Let me know.
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Count us in....we are definitely in the BBQ crowd.
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Gimme some of that bbq smoked salmon an chicken for sure.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:25 AM   #38
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I'll bring the smoker, bring whatever you want to cook, and we'll have a BBQ night. Of course you have to monitor the smoker all afternoon whilst consuming libations and exchanging universal truths.
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libations? count me in. ok, I may even be interested in some smoked something. I am working on my 2 stroke blender and hope to have it repaired by then, I may have abused it at the river run.
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We're coming! My wife Cindy just got approval for her time off. We plan to arrive Sunday afternoon the 2nd and leave Friday morning.
(AC fan motor should be in early next week so should be good to go)
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