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Barb

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2003 Tradewinds
« on: September 30, 2006, 07:50:36 AM »
Well we are no longer "trailer trash".  We joined the MotorHome Crowd. We bought a used 2003 Tradewinds LTC 40' diesel pusher 7395 by National RV.  With a 8.3L 350 Cummins w/Allison MH 3000 ISC, and Country Coach Dynomax chassis.  That has 16k miles.  We're gonna take delivery next week if all goes well in the money department.  We're thinking about getting a used Chevy Colorado for a toad with a blue ox tow bar.  And we haven't figured out a auxiliary bake yet.  Here's a few pics

Barb
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Ned

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 08:05:28 AM »
Nice looking rig, looking forward to the open house this winter.
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Gary RV Roamer

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 08:40:52 AM »
That's a very pretty rig! Many happy miles....
Gary
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Jeff

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006, 09:14:07 AM »
Hope your Tradewinds gives you as much pleasure as ours has for us. :) :)

Shayne

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2006, 09:16:20 AM »
Nice unit and good luck
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Barb

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2006, 08:03:52 AM »
Thank you all.

Jeff, we were on your site, 25, at Moab last spring.  We will be next to you on 24 this year.  Unless the park makes changes.

Barb
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Lorna

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006, 08:45:21 AM »
Barb

Nice rig.  Looking forward to seeing you and Frank this winter and the new rig, too.  I wouldn't call your 5th wheel "trailer trash", it was very nice, too.
Lorna
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Ron

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2006, 09:51:34 AM »
Congratulations Frank & Barb.  Looks like a nice motorhome.  I would recommend a good 4WD for a toad.  That would look real nice behind that MH and out on the trails in Moab.  Looking forward to the walk through.
Ron & Sam-home is where we park it. Currently located   HERE

Barb

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2006, 02:38:28 PM »
Lorna, Thanks........OK we won't call ourselves trailer trash anymore.  But we still have room for some more of those 4 hr. happy hours...... (VBG..LOL)  How long are you gonna be at Ham Lake?


Barb

p.s. a few more pics
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Barb

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2006, 02:45:36 PM »
Thanks Ron...
We're looking at a Chevy Colorado.  4x4 pickup.  It has....around a 5' bed....I think.  Trying to find a good multi-purpose vehicle within our price range.   

A couple more pic.

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Jackliz

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2006, 03:48:29 PM »
What an elegant motorhome. Congratulations and we're wishing you many Happy Trails in your new coach.  :)

Regards,
Jack and Liz
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Jeff

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2006, 09:59:41 PM »
Thank you all.

Jeff, we were on your site, 25, at Moab last spring.  We will be next to you on 24 this year.  Unless the park makes changes.

Barb

Great, we can compare notes!

Barb

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2006, 07:13:38 AM »
Thanks Liz

Ok Jeff

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Lorna

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2006, 02:56:46 PM »
Barb,

We are leaving Ham Lake tomorrow for Pender NE to have the tow bar serviced, maybe a couple of capitols on the way and visits with friends and then Kerrville for a week for the rally.  Looking forward to some more of those 4 hr happy hrs too.
Lorna
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Betty Brewer

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2006, 06:09:48 PM »
Wow!

Frank and Barb,
It looks brand new!  Just beautiful.  What made you switch?  Just curious.

  Your 5er was a beauty and so big.

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Barb

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2006, 04:39:27 PM »
Betty,

It was crazy when we got home.  I'll try to keep the TMI limited.  D's GD's, Friends....Poor Frank has 5 females in the house.  So when they all went home we went for a drive.  Just seemed like a normal thing to do.  Driving.........We went by the dealer, so we stopped in to see if we could get tickets to the up coming rv show.  We left with a purchase order for a used MH.  We had no intention of buying anything.  We had talked about down sizing if we ever bought another 5'er.  We've had 2 tents. 2 popups, one i didn't want. One class C, I loved. One travel trailer, i didn't want, and 2 5'ers, i didn't want.  So Frank is telling all our friends and family he bought me a MH to make happy.  Isn't that sweet.  Expensive..  But Sweet.

The truth is..........this is a secret............I don't like to be told where i can't go.  So now I'll be able to go into MH only parks, and be a member of FMCA.   Just Kidding.............

Barb
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Barb

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2006, 04:56:12 PM »
Lorna,
We'll have to broaden our menu and add some fresh fruit and veggies.  I can just hear the big sigh from Ned.

You guys drive safe.

Barb
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Ned

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2006, 05:14:55 PM »
No problem, Barb, just more cheese and sausage for me :)
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Ron

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2006, 05:55:33 PM »
Yep sounds like Frank is a real nice guy, getting you a MH so you can join FMCA. ;D ;D  Looks great and I am sure you will enjoy it.  Gee now if we end up in the same section as last year at TC you will be able to park next door. :D ;)
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2006, 06:44:47 PM »
Barb

I thought it was because Frank couldn't get the Alaska crud off the truck & fiver....I'm starting on mine tomorrow.


Ned

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2006, 08:54:06 PM »
We have to shovel out our bays one of these days.  Anyone want several pounds of Alaskan dirt? :)
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Barb

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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2006, 02:01:34 PM »
Terry,
We've washed 3 times.  Ran out of solvent.  Got all of it off except one spot on a storage door.  That crud was on one of  the wheels of the slide and got all over my carpet.  Yuck..  I finally got it off by putting a decreaser in my carpet steamer.  We left Alaska at the end of Aug. and we are still dealing with.   Can't wait to go back.

Barb
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Re: 2003 Tradewinds
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2006, 02:03:56 PM »
Ned,
Along with bigger crackers.  LOL

Barb
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