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2001 Fleetwood Discovery. Owned this motorhome for 20 years. Been an awesome time. So many stories and memories to tell. My very good friend Mr Bill Dean built the Events Center in Monohans Texas. He set me up with 50amp service for when I'm headed to Glamis. The police officer comes by and says hello every time we park for the night. Small town in the middle of NOWHERE west TX. I think they look for us every Veterans week and last week of February. Pretty cool destination on our Journey to Mother Glamis! Peace

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I have a 2004 Gulf stream, bought it in 08 and it's been a good coach. One trip going to the dunes traffic suddenly stopped. Noticed when hitting the brakes hard it didn't want to stop quickly. When I got home decided to hook up the trailer brakes, trailer was never very heavy compared to the coach so never worried about it. Next trip out same thing, didn't like the way it would stop. Got home put the jacks down and put some stands under it and did a inspection, can't fit under one of these without lifting it.  I was shocked, one of the slack adjusters was dangling from the brake can.  No wonder it didn't stop good. Pulled the wheel and brake drum off. Cleaned all the sand out of everything and put it back together. Adjusted the other brakes and did a complete inspection. Took it for a test drive. What difference. Now I inspect underneath twice a year.

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My first Trailer was a 2004 WW Super Light FS2300, Got it brand new. First season we used that thing every two weeks for two nights and three days like clockwork.  Never had to many issues that we couldn't fix while in camp. Then Christmas came, That was the year we decided to camp from Christmas Day thru New Years for the first time. We had everything we thought we needed then some.  It was about night 4 or 5 when things  had gotten nice and settled in when in the middle of the night the CO2 alarm goes off. Wakes me and the Ex up throw on my jacket open a bunch of windows in the freezing cold Check to make sure the stove isn't on Kill the propane to the rig. The thing just won't shut up. So I hit the kill switch.  At last silence....... Climb back in bed Ex says what if it's still in here.  Get up put my jacket back on turn the power back on.  Silence........

We must be good to go then.  So I close most of the windows leaving a couple ope towards the back of the trailer and the vent over our head.  Just before I fall back a sleep same thing happens.  This time she gets up with me again the jacket goes on, she starts to put the leashes on all four dogs, windows open up, power goes off and we even open the ramp door.  We get a good dose of fresh air in.  Now it is as cold in the trailer as it is outside. So we figure no CO2 could be left in the trailer.  Button things back up again leaving a couple windows in the back of the coach open as well as all of the vents. This time I stay up for a few minutes because I am getting tired of jumping out of bed by that screaming device. I am figuring if it goes off again soon it is defective and I am going to disconnect it, against the Ex's wishes.  Well a good 20 minutes go by and nothing so off goes the jacket and into nope again. Grab the jacket this time and just kill power. Now I am looking for a set of wire cutters in the Jimmy Hoffa ( That is what we called the front storage compartment of the trailer, Because you put Crap in there and can never find it again)  to shut this thing up for good. When I notice.....

 

 

Dam this jacket needs to get washed, it smells like

 

 

 

SMOKE.

 

 

Yep I had found a great place to hang my jacket up in the trailer on a cabinet knob that was right next to the CO2 alarm.  Turned back on the power, Left the jacket outside and climbed back in bed for the rest of the night.

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My wife and I bought this motorhome from mom and dad, and she was good to us.  However, there was a ghost in this machine, and I ain't lying.  Other than being towed back home 6 times over the years, she was a trooper.  When the wheel fell off one trip, it fell off going to the dump station off of buckman springs.  She could've let it go on the freeway doing 70.  

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Then there was the time that me, Coobie, and Jen headed down and got stuck in Lake Glamis; wash 8.  I tried to cruise through it, but something happened the deeper she got, and then she just shut off.  So Coobie and I sat there drinking beer in the motorhome for nearly 3 hours, while Jen drove my dodge truck around the washes having a great time; laughing at us every time she drove by.  Something got wet in the engine, and finally dried, and after a few hours, she fired up, and we putted out of the lake and headed to the very next wash, wash 9 and parked.  The weekend turned out great, and we had some fantastic rides and quiet nights. 

This is only two stories of many in the adventures this motorhome and I had over the years. 

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So I had to sit like this and do nothing.  With this motorhome I couldn't put it in Neutral and get pulled out, because to do so I had to get under the motorhome to disengage some lever that would allow it to roll.  But I didn't have my scuba gear on this trip, so I had to wait for whatever got wet to dry.  Apparently I tried to go too fast through the lake, and doused the engine.  OOOPS.  Every hour Coobie and I would try to start it, and it would turn over a little more each time until that last try on the third hour, she fired up. 

 

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This was the trip that Coobie was actually doing a whip test for our old Razorback Magazine that we used to have here on the site.     We were out on a great ride, and Coobie decided to roll the quad that had the test whip.  And low and behold, it didn't break...LOL.

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2007 was a great dune season.

 

 

 

 

 

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A few seasons ago I had an emergency and had to leave Glamis quickly so I left my 2001 Holiday Rambler and 25' enclosed at Roadrunner. It was the end of the season and the place was practically empty.  My buddy @matt86m was in Glamis and I asked him if he'd mind driving my RV from Roadrunner to his camp at Pad 3 and I'd be back in a couple days to pick it up.  He said he'd never driven a diesel pusher.  I said it was simple and he would be fine.  Just a straight shot a few miles...

 

Matt called to tell me I was gonna be pissed when I got back to Glamis cause he might have driven off the end of Pad 3 and got my coach stuck in some soft sand...

 

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This is how I left it...

 

 

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...and this is what it looked like when I got back.

 

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Fortunately Matt camps with a great group of guys and they all pitched in and started digging.  But this pig was STUCK.  We ended up dropping the enclosed and using Matt's dually to pull the coach onto the hard-pack then used his truck to move my enclosed as well.  

It was a small adventure and who could be mad at such a happy and always smiling guy like Matt?  Now Matt has his own diesel pusher and I can't wait to drive it for him!

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5 hours ago, L.R.S. said:

A few seasons ago I had an emergency and had to leave Glamis quickly so I left my 2001 Holiday Rambler and 25' enclosed at Roadrunner. It was the end of the season and the place was practically empty.  My buddy @matt86m was in Glamis and I asked him if he'd mind driving my RV from Roadrunner to his camp at Pad 3 and I'd be back in a couple days to pick it up.  He said he'd never driven a diesel pusher.  I said it was simple and he would be fine.  Just a straight shot a few miles...

 

Matt called to tell me I was gonna be pissed when I got back to Glamis cause he might have driven off the end of Pad 3 and got my coach stuck in some soft sand...

 

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This is how I left it...

 

 

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...and this is what it looked like when I got back.

 

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Fortunately Matt camps with a great group of guys and they all pitched in and started digging.  But this pig was STUCK.  We ended up dropping the enclosed and using Matt's dually to pull the coach onto the hard-pack then used his truck to move my enclosed as well.  

It was a small adventure and who could be mad at such a happy and always smiling guy like Matt?  Now Matt has his own diesel pusher and I can't wait to drive it for him!

You eff'd up! You trusted me! :lol: 

 

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On 5/26/2021 at 8:18 AM, matt86m said:

You eff'd up! You trusted me! :lol: 

 

Bubba Rope. Tested and approved.

Bubba rope for sure. They work great 

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I myself transioned perfectly from a toy hauler into a 36Foot Pusher!! NEVER goy stuck or even had a hicup  :lol:

@sandpsycho   YOU :stfu:  No pics!!!!

 

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Watch the movie RV with Robin Williams........always fun reliving actual events!!!!!

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Something I learned pretty fast with my DP in the sand but pretty much applies with any rig is to turn your trailer brakes all the way down or off before you get in the soft stuff cuz the trailer brakes can lock up and dig in when you hit the brake pedal and it makes getting moving again pretty hard. 

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