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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Batteries on: February 17, 2012, 11:49:07 am
OH! OF COURSE!! ThankYou
Thanks.
Marilyn & Paul
77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Batteries on: February 16, 2012, 08:46:18 pm
You know we're new, but, what is FHU? We can think of appropriate, and inappropriate, things it might stand for but probably haven't come up with the right thing.  LOL
Paul & Marilyn
78  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: February 16, 2012, 06:18:50 pm
...one more thing. Thought this was interesting about weather in St. John. Think it was in Wikipedia:

Of all the major Canadian cities, St. John's is the foggiest (124 days, next to Halifax's 122), snowiest (359 centimeters (141 in), next to Quebec City's 343 centimeters (135 in)), wettest (1514 millimeters (59.6 in), next to Halifax's 1491 millimeters (58.7 in)), windiest (24.3 km/h (15.1 mph) average speed, next to Regina's 20.7 km/h (12.9 mph)), and cloudiest (1,497 hours of sunshine, next to Charlottetown's 1,818 hours).[34] St. John's has one of the mildest winters in Canada (third mildest city next to Victoria and Vancouver), yet has the most freezing rain days of any major Canadian cityOf all the major Canadian cities, St. John's is the foggiest (124 days, next to Halifax's 122), snowiest (359 centimeters (141 in), next to Quebec City's 343 centimeters (135 in)), wettest (1514 millimeters (59.6 in), next to Halifax's 1491 millimeters (58.7 in)), windiest (24.3 km/h (15.1 mph) average speed, next to Regina's 20.7 km/h (12.9 mph)), and cloudiest (1,497 hours of sunshine, next to Charlottetown's 1,818 hours).[34] St. John's has one of the mildest winters in Canada (third mildest city next to Victoria and Vancouver), yet has the most freezing rain days of any major Canadian city.
 Giddy
79  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: February 16, 2012, 05:59:36 pm
We've wanted to post to you since you ask for info on Newfoundland but weren't members of the Forum when it came in.
   We're in North Texas and took our Lance camper (haven't gotten a Cruiser yet) to Newfoundland from May 29 to June 23, 2007. Drove 7,663 mi. Should have taken longer for the trip. It was a wonderful, but sometimes awful, trip. The awful was the weather. From the day we drove out of our driveway all the way there and back we had rain, heavy rain, almost every day. We've been to Nova Scotia and PEI (not rving then) before and loved it but never Newfoundland. We took the six-hour ferry ride from North Sidney to Port au Basque. We didn't think the cost was too outrageous at that time. We do remember the cost depended on the length of the vehicle and number of people. The ferry trip was great. They have a small restaurant and even entertainment (then, a singing, guitar playing couple) in the lounge. By the way, if you have a dog (or other pet, I assume) you have to either leave it in your rv or in kennels they have somewhere on the ferry. They let you go for a short visit half-way through the trip.
   Drove up the west coast to the northernmost point of Newfoundland at L'Ance au Meadows. After all the rain and fog that was the most beautiful drive. Worth every rainy day! Sun, blue ocean and many, many white icebergs. Absolutely wonderful. We visited the L'Ance au Meadows NHS where evidence has been found of the first Viking settlement. Very interesting museum with a recreated Viking home.
   We wanted to go to Labrador (mostly to say we've been) but realized that there are very few roads. Most of the travel is by ferry so didn't go over. There are signs all along the roads saying Watch for Moose. They mean it! Not only might you run into them but they might run into you. Very unpredictable. We drove across the middle of Newfoundland to the east coast. Lots of neat little fishing villages. There, mostly fog, lots of fog. In St. John, the furthest east point in North America it was completely fogged in. At least we can say we were there. Just like we're not convinced there is a Mount McKinley in Alaska since it was covered with fog when we were there. Oh, well, that's the wonder of travel.  LOL
   We drove back to Port au Basque for the return ferry ride. We'd love to do it again sometime but we'd certainly take more time. Hope you enjoy it tremendously!
Marilyn & Paul
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Towing Dinghys on: February 16, 2012, 04:47:55 pm
We know that towing dinghys or toads has been discussed on the Forum before but we need a little more information. When we get our new Cruiser (you hear that positive note?) we've been toying with the idea of getting a dinghy. Haven't had one before.

The Q & A's on the Forum have been interesting and helpful. We've also done a good bit of research on our own, mainly on the internet. We have a list of 15 vehicles based on low curb weight (2293 to 2877 lbs.). This was taken from the Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing Guide.

We haven't found any specific information that lets us know what makes one vehicle better than another. We know from Forum discussions that some of you have the Jeep Liberty. If anybody has any opinions on what really matters in selecting a dinghy we would appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks,
Paul & Marilyn  Smile
81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 16, 2012, 12:28:44 pm
Thanks for the heads-up on the 2100 but think we'll wait and look at getting a new one. The amenities on the new ones are just too tempting to pass up! Grin
82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 15, 2012, 12:53:30 pm
Ron, I think we've already printed out a list of your suggestions on getting a smooth ride! They all sound helpful. Thanks very much. Think we'll go ahead and get our new Cruiser (assuming all goes well!) and then decide which additions/corrections to make, realizing we'll probably need to make some. Several posts seem to indicate we will.

More than likely we'll stick with the 2100. The older we get the less we want to drive around anything much larger...but you never know. When we see the others we may get hooked.

We've printed all the photos of your changes and love them. Of course that doesn't mean we'll do them since we're not the carpenter you are. Very nice work. Oh, yes, one question. What are the dimensions of the cabinets next to the TV. We're interested in carrying a small printer and wanted to know if the one we're looking at will fit there.
Thanks again,
Marilyn & Paul  Smile
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 15, 2012, 12:39:23 pm
Thanks, Barry-Sue for sending your list of wants and don't wants. We'll print it and use it for helping us make decisions. Several things we hadn't thought about before, e.g. no outside shower. On the Lance I think we've used it maybe twice in the 12 years we've had it. Once on our first trip out, going to Disney World with our daughter's family (they drove their own car). We stopped somewhere on the Florida beach (beautiful!) and the kids played in the sand. Washed them off with the outside hose. Maybe used it one other time so obviously we don't really need it very badly.

The long list brings up a question. How does Cruiser come up with a cost of adding things and/or crediting things you don't want. We've wondered about that. Surely they don't just do it all out of the goodness of their heart, although their heart sounds pretty generous with help!

Thanks again. We'll probably be back to you asking other questions.
Marilyn & Paul  Smile
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Happy Valentines Day! on: February 13, 2012, 01:10:55 pm
Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Valentines Day tomorrow! We're still learning from all your posts. Have been going through them again and can now see all the photos we couldn't see before we officially got on the forum.
   We just got a BOGO coupon from IHop on-line so we're going there for lunch tomorrow to celebrate (you can tell we're big-time spenders!). What are you doing for the big day?
Marilyn  Heart Shower
85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 10, 2012, 11:23:21 am
 :)Ron (and Tom), thanks a lot for your input on the 2100. We've got a lot of things to sort out before we make our decision and the experiences of you long-time Cruiser owners is invaluable. We do plan to tow a dinghy so we have to keep that in mind. We'll keep reading the Forum posts, and of course we can hardly wait to get up to Elkhart to see the models and talk to Stuart and the team. We've already started a list of wants and don't wants.
Paul & Marilyn
86  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 09, 2012, 11:33:20 am
I finally did it. Posted it successfully! Hurrah. Giddy Giddy
   ...as I was saying...we're Lance owners (without slide-out) on a Dodge truck like you are. Hope you've enjoyed your Lance as much as we have. We've driven it all over the US and parts of Canada but decided last summer in New Mexico and Colorado (favorite places of ours) that we need a change. Found the PC in an ad, went to the web-site and fell in love with the PC. We're interested in a 2100 with slide-out. Are planning a trip to Elkhart in the spring to look at them and visit with the folks there.
   We envy your trip to Alaska. We'd love to but probably won't try that. Of course we can't advise you on going all the places you want to in the PC but the folks on this forum will be a great help there.
   Good luck
87  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 09, 2012, 11:20:42 am
Hi, Fran. This is a test to see if I can post a message. We're newbies and I'm having trouble figuring out how to send messages. I've tried two other ways. Maybe this is it!
Marilyn
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 07, 2012, 05:50:11 pm
Hello, Phoenix Forum members. We're Paul and Marilyn from Texas. We discovered the PC's from an ad in Highways magazine, went to the website and immediately fell in love with the Cruisers. We've been RV'rs since at least the 70's, maybe earlier. Have had three slide-in truck campers and one small class C. Right now we have a 2000 Lance 1130 camper on a 2000 3500 Dodge Ram truck, about 25' overall. We still love it but we've been looking for something shorter and the with the integrated features of the B's. We're very interested in the 2100 with slide-out. We want to thank all of you for all your input on the forum. We've read just about every message you've exchanged trying to learn all we can about the Cruisers.
   We are planning a trip to Elkhart in the spring (when the snow melts up there) to see the Cruisers first hand and to meet the people there. We're really looking forward to the trip. Thanks again for all your good information. Heart Shower
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