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MaRVey is Marvelous!
« on: September 09, 2017, 03:54:43 PM »
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Taking the Long Way home! Spent three peaceful days at Trinidad Lake State Park in Colorado. We picked up our beautiful 2018 Phantom on 9/30/2017 and started our 2000+ mile shakedown cruise home.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 05:02:34 PM »
It looks so nice and clean and purty!  Hope you enjoy it for many miles.

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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 05:52:59 PM »
Ditto. Beautiful coach!

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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 08:37:23 PM »
Really? You picked it up on 9/30/2018.... Next year. LOL
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 08:59:48 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 11:58:58 PM »
A very gorgeous piece of rolling art...congratulations!
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 09:07:12 AM »
Thanks folks. We're home now and she's not so clean. We brought most of the bugs in the midwest home with us. That'll change later this week.

PS: I always have trouble with dates. And Anna has told me to quit!
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 03:39:18 PM »
Really? You picked it up on 9/30/2018.... Next year. LOL
Please don't make time pass faster than it already is. I'm getting old too fast.
So am I, so I can be a bit forgetful...  :-[
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 03:47:24 PM »
A very gorgeous piece of rolling art...congratulations!
We love the full-body paint. They have a variety of designs with an abundant choice of colors.
As for rolling works of art, this was our neighbor in Colorado:
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 06:29:58 PM »
Congratulations!  Enjoy your new unit. Safe travels.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 10:48:45 AM »
Looks like she has plenty of power - what chassis is that?

Nice coach - congrats!
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 11:40:51 AM »
Looks like she has plenty of power - what chassis is that?

Nice coach - congrats!
Thanks! She's built on an International TerraStar 19,500 GVWR chassis.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 11:41:32 AM »
Thanks all! We've a few kinks to work out but we're sure enjoying her so far.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2017, 08:59:44 AM »
Anna shot a photo of tired Bob and the pups after we transferred all our stough from our Winnebago to the new Nexus.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2017, 11:56:44 AM »
Beautiful coach! We love our WS31 we just purchased and drove home 3000+ miles.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 12:36:14 PM »
Nice coach.  I love all of the Certs in your signature. 

I am certified in most of those.  I actual fixed a broken throttle cable with a piece of rusty wire I found on the shoulder of the road where I broke down.

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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 04:20:39 PM »
Sounds vaguely familiar. Broke a throttle cable on a trip. Sunsetting. Middle of nowhere. Cut the cable housing a couple of inches below the break. Crimped the frayed end to a zip-tie loop. Pulled it by hand.

Not as smooth as normal, but I'm not still standing there wondering what to do.   ;D
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 09:03:03 PM »
Nice looking rig!!  How did you like Trinity SP?  Was the water at a good level for boating?  Drove through there once and said I should camp there, but haven't done it yet.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 02:45:18 AM »

As for rolling works of art, this was our neighbor in Colorado:

I couldn't imagine having to wake up to that every day. YUK.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2017, 04:56:44 AM »
I couldn't imagine having to wake up to that every day. YUK.
Glad you said that Rene, I thought it looked terrible too but didn't want to say anything.
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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 08:15:42 AM »
Nice looking rig!!  How did you like Trinity SP?  Was the water at a good level for boating?  Drove through there once and said I should camp there, but haven't done it yet.

We love Trinidad SP and Pueblo SP both. We've been camping up there for several years now.
Sorry, we're not boaters, but there were a lot of them there.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2017, 08:17:07 AM »
I couldn't imagine having to wake up to that every day. YUK.
Glad you said that Rene, I thought it looked terrible too but didn't want to say anything.

To each their own. Fascinating lady with her own sense of style.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2017, 08:26:33 AM »
To each their own. Fascinating lady with her own sense of style.
Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
That's why it doesn't look beautiful to me, I never hold beer.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2017, 09:21:04 AM »
That's why it doesn't look beautiful to me, I never hold beer.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2017, 04:12:44 AM »
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As for rolling works of art, this was our neighbor in Colorado:

I like it. It reminds me of a Peter Maxx poster. The ones that you colored in with the markers that came with the poster.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2017, 10:31:53 AM »
Thanks! I knew I recognized that style but I couldn't remember from where. (Bad case of CRS)

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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2017, 04:15:54 PM »
There are two luggage compartment doors on MaRVey that don't have latches to keep them open. Reason for the one on the driver's side is that it's below a slide. Reason for the one on the passenger's side is to keep the heater and water heater vents unobstructed.
Occasionally, we need something from the driver's side compartment. A little searching turned up www.hatchlift.com
that offers two-position struts for that issue. The struts will hold the door in either a 90 degree position or (approximately) 135 degree position.

Took about an hour each. Like the way they work now.
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Re: MaRVey is Marvelous!
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2017, 03:55:34 AM »
I like it. It reminds me of a Peter Maxx poster. The ones that you colored in with the markers that came with the poster.

Those adult coloring books are one of the things my wife does on crappy weather days.  I kinda actually like that coach.  Looks way better than faded, cracked vinyl stripes.

We stayed about 40-50 miles south of Trinidad Lake at Maxwell Natl Wildlife Refuge(in NM)on our way home last month. Very quiet, dry camping.  We stayed 2 days with only one other camper in the campground.  His 5er wasn't anything much to look at, though.
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Re: This weekend's mods
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2017, 10:15:07 AM »
There are two luggage compartment doors on MaRVey that don't have latches to keep them open. Reason for the one on the driver's side is that it's below a slide. Reason for the one on the passenger's side is to keep the heater and water heater vents unobstructed.
Occasionally, we need something from the driver's side compartment. A little searching turned up www.hatchlift.com
that offers two-position struts for that issue. The struts will hold the door in either a 90 degree position or (approximately) 135 degree position.

Took about an hour each. Like the way they work now.


Great find! Our compartment doors hinge down. I don't like how a couple of them drag the ground so I made some "tethers" from  braided picture hanging wire & loop wire crimp ends. They work for the most part... a couple have pulled out of the crimped end. I need to re-think them a bit. :O
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Re: This weekend's mods
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2017, 11:18:10 AM »

Great find! Our compartment doors hinge down. I don't like how a couple of them drag the ground so I made some "tethers" from  braided picture hanging wire & loop wire crimp ends. They work for the most part... a couple have pulled out of the crimped end. I need to re-think them a bit. :O

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