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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2019, 10:37:18 AM »
I cant wait to get out there. I love the desert. This spring is going to be marvelous by the way. Theres been alot of water during the winter. The more water in the winter, the more color in the spring when the cactus bloom
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2019, 10:19:09 AM »
Kevin,
     Thanks for hosting this gathering, it was an enjoyable time and interacting with your Granddaughters was a delight.  To you fellow campers, thanks for being a bright spot in this old man life.
     Looking forward to next year.

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2019, 10:21:56 AM »
OOPS. forgot to sign off again!

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2019, 11:23:12 AM »
OOPS. forgot to sign off again!

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2019, 02:00:27 PM »
Another great KOFA rally! It was wonderful to get together and meet a few more of the forum members. KOFA is one of my favorite places to camp, and it is exceptionally beautiful this year with all the precipitation. Thanks Kev for organizing!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2019, 02:47:14 PM »
Should be out there in a month or so. Looks beautiful.
Thanks for posting Debra!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2019, 03:07:14 PM »
Beautiful shots, Debra -- thanks.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2019, 03:25:09 PM »
Beautiful pictures Debra. Thank you.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2019, 04:42:16 PM »
Thanks everyone. KOFA is one of my favorite places to camp. Iíll be posting more photos on my blog later today or tomorrow if you are interested.

Jeff, sorry that the health issues delayed your travels. Hope you make it out in February. I know youíll love KOFA.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2019, 06:42:06 PM »
Wow, what a difference from last years brown landscape.
We sure wanted to be there but it wasnít to be. Hopefully next year.
Will be in Q in a week.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2019, 07:32:06 PM »
Debra, those pictures are beautiful. Im sorry to have missed KOFA but hope to make it next year. I will be in Q in a couple of days. im halfway there. :D
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2019, 12:08:17 PM »
Debra, I had a look at your blog. Fantastic photos there too!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2019, 01:21:58 PM »
Thanks Jackie and Caryl!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2019, 01:28:44 PM »
Nice blog and great pics Debra. We're slowly packing!
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2019, 01:46:57 PM »
Thanks to Kev and Cyndi for hosting this great little party.  We planned on staying another two weeks in Q.  Unfortunately, our Dometic had other plans.  Looks like it's toast so we're heading home.   For now the only question is another POS RV fridge or residential.  I've always said I'd buy a residential if ours ever failed.  Maria's not on board and likes the RV type.  So after the discussion/debate???
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #75 on: January 14, 2019, 02:38:09 PM »
Gary,

Do you need a workshop to do the swap?
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2019, 02:40:18 PM »
Thanks to Kev and Cyndi for hosting this great little party.  We planned on staying another two weeks in Q.  Unfortunately, our Dometic had other plans.  Looks like it's toast so we're heading home.   For now the only question is another POS RV fridge or residential.  I've always said I'd buy a residential if ours ever failed.  Maria's not on board and likes the RV type.  So after the discussion/debate???
you're buying the RV type?  ;D
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2019, 02:47:42 PM »
you're buying the RV type?  ;D

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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2019, 04:21:40 PM »
I've always said I'd buy a residential if ours ever failed.  Maria's not on board and likes the RV type.  So after the discussion/debate???

I know everyone's likes and dislikes are different, but after having a residential refer, Diane would never go back to a propane refer. I know there are advantages to a gas refer, but the upside of the residential was much greater for us. I know you still like boondocking a lot, but if you have solar it greatly simplifies the boondocking situation (ask Kev).
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2019, 04:26:35 PM »
Marty and Diane have the same view we do. I was really concerned about it initially, but never would I go back. For the price of a new RV type, you can install a bigger inverter (if you need to) and a couple of extra batteries, and still probably be ahead.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #80 on: January 14, 2019, 04:48:42 PM »
I got my residential Refer here in Lake Havasu at Lowes on sale for just over $500 with an ice maker included free.

I got two and have the second one in the garage as a spare and it really comes in handy for extra refer space when shopping.

The Lowes delivery crew carried it right into the coach after I offered them a $20 tip.

Anyway, Gary you know where we are if you choose to replace it here even if you want to order another dometic and have it shipped here.  We have all the tools needed and can do it inside in case of rain or cold.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #81 on: January 14, 2019, 06:08:58 PM »
Gary, sorry for your luck. Hope Billís offer works for you. We were looking forward to seeing you and Mariaat Q.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #82 on: January 14, 2019, 06:46:13 PM »
Gary, hope it works for you to use Billís shop. It is well equipped, and they are great hosts.

We are settled at Quartzsite, but I am amazed at how noisy it is compared to Kofa. I guess I got used to the amazing quiet out there. Having a bit of rain coming in for the next day, or so it looks like on the radar.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2019, 06:54:02 PM »
One of Maria's big concerns is the extra weight with two more batteries and the solar.  She also doesn't want to run the jenny to keep the batteries charges.  Personally I think it might be a minimal increase in weight since I suspect the residential weighs less than our Dometic.  But even if we forego solar and just run the genny, I'm good with that. 

Bill, thanks for the offer.  But, I need to get Maria on board before moving forward with the residential.  I'm pretty sure she'll see the light and if we need to do some solar, so be it.  I've wanted solar anyway and I'm thinking if we stay with the RV refrigerator it's probably going to be a $3,000+ replacement.  So with a residential refrigerator, new inverter charger, two batteries and solar, we're probably not much more than a Dometic.   Also, we're halfway home. 

Sarge and Kev&Pam, I'm going to have Maria talk to you if she needs some convincing.   ;)

Jackiemac, if you're suggesting another Dometic, don't expect a PM from Maria.   ;D
 
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #84 on: January 14, 2019, 07:04:22 PM »
No problem, the offer is open ended.

You might mention to Maria that the reason I replaced a working Dometic was the small but real possibility of a fire caused by the dometic overheating.  I did have the retrofit safety kit installed but after seeing the coach at Q that was destroyed I switched for peace of mind.

Additional advantage is much more interior space in the residential.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2019, 08:22:45 PM »
Another advantage to the residential is the freezer stays cold and keeps ice cream hard in hot weather.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2019, 01:33:26 PM »
Personally if we could do it, I would prefer a fridge that did not freeze my lettuce and leave my ice cream soft..... and that is not a Euphemism!!  ;D

We would be worried about off the grid as we don't have solar and some places you can't run generators for long..
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #87 on: January 15, 2019, 02:25:07 PM »
Go with the residential and add solar. It will take some adjustments when boondocking and more genny running but you run your generator a fair amount anyway.
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #88 on: January 15, 2019, 04:45:14 PM »
Personally if we could do it, I would prefer a fridge that did not freeze my lettuce and leave my ice cream soft..... and that is not a Euphemism!!  ;D
 

Jackie, I thought you were from some place across the pond where they serve warm beer.   You have to be creative.  Soft serve ice cream in a bed of frozen lettuce to keep it chilled.  Just add some chocolate sauce and a few cherry tomatoes and you can have your salad and desert together.   ;)
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Re: KOFA 2019
« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2019, 04:47:45 PM »
Go with the residential and add solar. It will take some adjustments when boondocking and more genny running but you run your generator a fair amount anyway.

Thanks Wendy.   All I've heard any time I talk residential refrigerator is how much Wendy hates hers.   You need to start sending some kind of subliminal messages via facebook to Maria.   :)
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