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Mike Leary
06-07-2008, 03:45 PM
The old dear has carried us over 200K, but it maybe time to change,
what do you think...is this too ostentatious?

www.Newellcoach.com/flash.html

AI Inc
06-07-2008, 03:50 PM
How long have ya been taking the bus?

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-07-2008, 03:56 PM
sweet pics

Mike Leary
06-07-2008, 03:59 PM
How long have ya been taking the bus?

All my adult life...lived in a Land Rover, 2 Airstream trailers, 2 Airstream
motor homes, can't seem to settle down. :dizzy:

EagleLandscape
06-07-2008, 06:07 PM
One word...

PREVOST!

I like this one...

http://www.philcooper.com/details.php?v_id=329

http://www.philcooper.com/albums/top-02/COACH_SLIDE.jpg

DanaMac
06-07-2008, 06:29 PM
All my adult life...lived in a Land Rover, 2 Airstream trailers, 2 Airstream
motor homes, can't seem to settle down. :dizzy:

"Time To Move On" by Tom Petty sounds like you. Good song.

Mike Leary
06-07-2008, 06:59 PM
One word..PREVOST!

Yup, these are made down the street.Marathoncoach.com

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-07-2008, 07:00 PM
Whats the gas bill on that Provst look like hoss?

BrandonV
06-07-2008, 07:01 PM
are any on the new ones built with the quality of the airstream? the plastic really turns me off... my family lived in an airstream for two years so I bleed silver

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-07-2008, 07:04 PM
are any on the new ones built with the quality of the airstream? the plastic really turns me off... my family lived in an airstream for two years so I bleed silver

I have seen said Airstream first hand.....

she is a beaut....

Bran tell the fam I said hello

Mike Leary
06-07-2008, 07:10 PM
are any on the new ones built with the quality of the airstream? the plastic really turns me off... my family lived in an airstream for two years so I bleed silver

They still make the trailers, no more mo/ho in silver. :cry:

EagleLandscape
06-07-2008, 10:47 PM
I lived in a 1990 Eagle tour bus for 2 years and I think it got 4-5mpg towing the trailer we had. I think the Prevosts get about the same.

lowvolumejeff
06-07-2008, 10:56 PM
All are very nice, but where do you mount the controller?

WalkGood
06-07-2008, 11:23 PM
All are very nice, but where do you mount the controller?

That's a very personal question you're asking about his wife!!! ;):laugh:

Mike Leary
06-07-2008, 11:56 PM
I lived in a 1990 Eagle tour bus for 2 years and I think it got 4-5mpg towing the trailer we had. I think the Prevosts get about the same.

Bess gets 15 mpg, Isuzu turbo, after market overdrive, custom GMC trans
with Allison parts....sweet.

hoskm01
06-08-2008, 01:31 AM
I'd miss Bess, Mike. Prevost coaches by Marathon are nice. Super sweet.

My rents had a few Safari's. Nice, not super luxurious like the one you posted. Good CAT diesel and Allison tranny.

http://www.safarimotorcoaches.com/products/index.html

DanaMac
06-08-2008, 03:36 AM
No grass growing under mikey's feet. time to move on, time to get goin'.........

hoskm01
02-19-2009, 01:14 AM
What did you ever decide, Mike? Going to look for something new?





Did I ever mention that apparently good taste in beer is synonymous with a taste for tin twinkies?


Taken up the street at the brewery.

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-19-2009, 08:46 AM
The old dear has carried us over 200K, but it maybe time to change,
what do you think...is this too ostentatious?

www.Newellcoach.com/flash.html

So you don't have a place besides the Motorhome? Cool... I may try that route. I'm thinking more along the line of diesel sprinter RV though.

Dripit good
02-19-2009, 09:10 AM
Try a 63' Hatteras if you want change.

Ya know, you're love for water and all........

Waterit
02-19-2009, 09:30 AM
Try a 63' Hatteras if you want change.

Ya know, you're love for water and all........

And it'd get GREAT gas mileage in Arizona:)

Mike Leary
02-19-2009, 11:06 AM
So you don't have a place besides the Motorhome? Cool... I may try that route. I'm thinking more along the line of diesel sprinter RV though.

There was a Mercedes diesel sprinter parked next to us the other night; pretty cool. Would be perfect for a man and his dog.

DanaMac
02-19-2009, 07:22 PM
Mike - you need a little moped that straps to the front of Bess and scoot around the desert campgrounds with it. Save a few fossil fuels :) or do you tow the F150 with Bess from town to town?

BrandonV
02-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Mike whynot go and look at a new airstream trailer, and just tow it. they are very SNAZZY! get that and a escalade or something to tow it and you're set.