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Feb 10, 2020 - Pink ice cubes ?

We have a residential style refrigerator that runs on electric only, in the new RV. It is lots bigger than my old propane one and has the bottom freezer drawer. We cleaned out the ice bin in the casita and brought ice with us knowing that in a new frig you have to toss out the first bin or two, as it is contaminated. But we were not prepared for "pink" ice cubes! That's what we got yesterday. We quickly realized why and had to laugh. This RV came out from Indiana and it gets really cold there, so I'm sure they put RV anti freeze in all the...

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Feb 10, 2020 - It is totally fabulous!

Well, we finally took possession of our new RV on February 8th. What a long day that was. We met with the financial guy at 11:00 and then had an appointment with our own personal technician at 1:00. He would take us all through the interior and exterior of the new RV. Our technical turnover could take as long as we needed. Ten minutes or 4 hours plus. Knowing my husband (the nuke) which do you think it took? If you guessed 4+ hours you were correct. Spike had read up on and studied all the new systems on board prior to the training but he...

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Feb 8, 2020 - A one day delay....

Yesterday morning we found out that they do not have the RV quite ready for us. We had a few equipment additions and the delay in receiving the new windshield, has set them back a bit. But we are staying in their RV park for free, so no worries. We would rather have it delayed so that everything is right when we take possession. Plus we were probably kind of travel worn, so a day delay will insure we are better equipped to take in all the new info to run all these high tech systems. Like I have said before, boy have things changed since...

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Feb 6, 2020 - We made it to Oregon!

We left Corning, California at 0800 this morning. It was cold and clear. So clear that we forgot to clean the windshield from yesterday. So the pictures today may have small pieces of bugs in them. Sorry. The traffic was pretty light with lots of trucks on the road with us. Going up over the mountains the road was dry at the beginning, and Lake Shasta was pretty full. We even had some sunshine for awhile, but as we got to the top of the Siskiyou's it got foggy. Not bad but its been awhile since we have seen fog. In my vast frustration...

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Sep 15, 2017 - Visit and Tour Winnebago Junction City Plant

September 15 – Visit and Tour Winnebago Junction City Plant Kathleen made contact on Facebook with Winnebago’s Product Manager for Class A diesel motor homes who offered to give us a tour of the plant in Junction City. We left early for our 2-hour drive to the plant and spent 2 hours with Kevin Atkinson touring the assembly area where Journey and Tour motor homes were being assembled. I was very impressed with their emphasis on quality of the products – both the design and assembly. The ends of tubes are filled with caulk so that water will...

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May 20, 2013 - Guranty RV for repairs

OK, my bad! This entry has been sitting here underway since the 20th of May and since it's now the 3rd of June I'll try to complete it. We had a couple of minor items fixed for an outrageous price, so we decided to hold on the major item, our A/C for somewhere else more reasonable in cost. We hung out here at their service center park through the Memorial Day weekend.

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Dream On

May 5, 2013 - Over the Cascades to Eugene, OR

Last Friday, Bob and I made separate trips to the same region in Oregon....the Willamette Valley. I was on my way to Eugene with some friends to experience a Christian women's conference and Bob had to take the motorhome for repairs. Heading west out of John Day, west of Redmond, we crossed over the Cascade Mountains. The Cascades actually originate in southern British Columbia, through Washington, Oregon and into northern California. What a beautiful drive through these mountains and with the McKenzie River paralleling the road in many...

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Apr 23, 2012 - Home maintenance and a little remodel

It is that time in all RV'ers lives when you need to bite the bullet and replace the tires on your road weary 40' motorhome. For us, that meant 6 new tires. We also needed the engine and chassis serviced and a number of other maintenance/repair items that needed attention. This includes a few other expenses like a new couch, etc. The following is the list: Superior Tire, Eugene: FMCA/Michelin Tire Program Click for...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Hanging on

An expensive conversion - in a town that needs the work Thursday: Today we left the Mt. Hood watershed, and headed west and then south to the town of Junction City. Junction City, Oregon is between Salem and Eugene, and we had an afternoon appointment there, at a business called Innovative Coachworks. Innovative Coachworks had a booth at the Redmond Rally, and we talked to the owner’s wife about a TV conversion they do. Today we were going to their shop to get an estimate. The conversion consists of swapping out the big, heavy TV that takes...

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2011Closer 2 Home

Sep 24, 2010 - Richardson County Park, near Eugene, Or

We headed east toward Eugene to a beautiful Lane County park, Richardson. It has a huge reservior lake and big sites. We had a huge site, probably the biggest site that we have ever had!!! We enjoyed the sunny weather with bike rides throughout the park. We also enjoyed riding our bikes to a nearby fruit/vegetable stand where we got fresh corn and peaches. We also picked our own black berries and rode to the lake almost every day.

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Jun 11, 2010 - Junction City, Oregon

People sometimes think that full-time RVers are roughing it. Well, we aren’t roughing it any more! We have just entered the High Definition Television age. We may have mentioned that one of our two TVs burned up last winter, so we have been limping along with only one old analog TV. In order to replace the big old tube TV, which was located in a cabinet over the steering wheel, it was necessary to retrofit the front end to accommodate a flat-screen TV. So we headed back to Davis Cabinets in Junction City. These folks had done an admirable...

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2010-Adventures

Apr 9, 2010 - A quick trip to Junction City

When we had repair work done in January 2010 a new motor for our door awning was ordered but was likely to take over a month to come in. We had agreed to return on our way north to have it fitted. We therefore made a quick journey inland to have the new motor fitted and for the first time it cost us nothing. In fact we had a small refund as the original diagnostic work on the awning we had picked up but this was now able to be reclaimed from our extended warranty insurance.

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