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Old 10-31-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
sunshineduo
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First big pull.

Well, we're here! Longmont, CO to south Miami, FL. 2153 miles, one small unexpected delay (thought we'd blown a turbo, but it was just a Charged Air Cooling hose that popped loose) and zero problems with the Montana except the backup camera failed after getting wet inside the transmitter housing.
We towed through Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida hit 45 mph winds and driving rains for 4 days, pulled at about 65-68mph most of the time on open roads.

I'm tired, but happily installed in our RV park where we'll be until mid January.

OK, we were wondering what it'd be like to actually leave the house ebhind and begin our new life in the Monty. Now, after this experience I can sum it up pretty succinctly ... fun

Gary and Robin
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Glad it was a safe tow.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like a really great experience! Enjoy your stay in FLA!
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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We envy you...can't seem to get ahead enough to cut loose from the stick house for longer than a week trip in our beloved Monty.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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Congrats, that is one huge "first big pull", keep smiling!
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
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Congratulations and may you have many more big pulls.

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Old 10-31-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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Congratulations on a safe trip. Enjoy Florida. That will be probably be our first adventure when we sell our house, which we hope will be within the next few months. Enjoy the warm weather!
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:14 PM   #8
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Well Denis it was so happy to leave wis on sept 4 and now we are in fl till june 15 of 09 when you get this far south to bonita springs, fl look us up in the phone book as we are noe resd , full time love it sailer
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:20 PM   #9
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Good Job, happy RVing.....
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:55 PM   #10
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That was quite a first pull. Enjoy.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:09 AM   #11
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Gary and Robin, WELCOME to the sunshine state of Florida. In the next few months you will become aware of why us Snowbirds flock down here. Especially so being from Colorado where the winters can be a bit cold and snowy.

Hopefully you will be able to attend some of the mini-MOC rallys we are trying to put together thru the winter.

Again WELCOME TO FLORIDA!!!!
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:01 AM   #12
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Welcome to the MOC Florida bunch. We are in Mouse Mountain RV resort at I-4, exit 58 near Disney.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:23 PM   #13
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Cant wait until our first big pull!!! We pulled it home from the campground on Friday (15 miles) and we were pretty proud of that!! Congratulations!!!! Enjoy Florida - you're living our dream! And, I am sure many others. Cyndie
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