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Old 04-21-2006, 12:27 PM   #43
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In response to parking at the Mall of America. It has be a few years, but they had areas specifically assigned for large vehicles and busses. They get several bus loads every day making trip to the mall. If you are in the area it is worth a stop, plan on spending most of the day there, and maybe some of the next.
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:51 PM   #44
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Mall of America has parking for RVs on the North side overflow parking lot near the IKEA store. This is a very large lot with lots of space. City of Bloomington does not permit overnight parking.
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:58 PM   #45
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If I remember right, the hourly tech repair rate at the FC factory is $80 or $85 an hour.
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:10 PM   #46
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I enjoy hearing of the happenings at FC. Keepit up.
We had only possitive experiences there.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:12 PM   #47
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MNGolfer:
Mall of America has parking for RVs on the North side overflow parking lot near the IKEA store. This is a very large lot with lots of space. City of Bloomington does not permit overnight parking. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> This is correct, and you will need a couple of days to DO the mall. Its a cool place. The Walmart is about a mile or so away. Overnight parking there. Plenty of testuraunts and attractions in the mall. Oh yea, amusment park rides, baby sitting services, shark petting tank etc. Check it out and have fun.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:16 PM   #48
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Posting from the road as I've just handed over the driving....

Not sure whether pork or beef is most popular in FC,but "bull" seemed to be in good supply this week as we sure shot at some...

Stopped at the grocery store on the way out of town,stocked up on chow for the road....Saw Archway cookies, haven't seen them in years!!
Had some good deals on store brand things.....picked up some sandwich stuff for the road.

The Ace hardware is a well stocked store and it's a good size one...

Only hiccup this week was the fact that when I unhooked the electric yesterday morning,something distracted me long enough to forget I put the 50/30 adapter on the ground....When I came back from service it was gone,so I made a trip to Lichtsinn's parts....A $17 mistake...

EVERYONE at Lichtsinn's was really nice, especially the receptionist, a young lady named Chelsea.
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Old 04-22-2006, 05:49 AM   #49
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Looking for something interested in the Forest City area?? Visit the Hobo Museum in Britt. Britt is 20 miles south of Forest City.

http://www.hobo.com/Museum.htm

While there consider "buying a brick" and placing iRV2.com on it.

The Hobo Foundation invites you to become a permanent part of the new Hobo Museum.

Our "Buy a Brick" project gives you the opportunity to purchase an engraved brick displaying the name of your family member, individual or business.

The bricks will be placed in the new Hobo Museum for all guests to enjoy.

These engraved bricks make a great memorial gift or for any special event. Show your support for the Hobo Foundation and immortalize the names of your family, loved ones, business, friends or children.

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Old 04-23-2006, 04:15 AM   #50
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Wrap up for our service visit:

We are really glad to have last week behind us as you might imagine. It was a disruptive event but like many things in life, we just have to deal with it.

Our problem list for the coach is considerably whittled down now - not cleared unfortunately, but down to just a few, for the most part, minor things. I can't give Winnie an "A" for service quality though because my formerly locking sliding door that was replaced last week now won't lock - the locking pin doesn't line up with the receiver hole. We had "sliding door events" yesterday morning while on the road. Also a caulk job in our bathroom is not up to the standard of work I would do.

The tile we had added around the dining table looks pretty good. The new grout is shiny compared to the original, but I can probably buff it to blend it in better. Now every chair position will have tile, even with the table extended.

In retrospect, having five days allotted for my rather lengthy list was not enough - it was underestimated by probably two days. They forgot to replace the window that had a seal breakdown and condensation between the glass. Winnie will make it good though whenever I can get back to them or a dealer. I never received any feedback about my awning issue (not kneeling and dumping water) which is surprising since the tech and I talked about it.

My Grade "A" pain in the butt, the leaking bedroom slide, seems to be addressed in fine fashion. The whole slide was pulled and they replaced most if not all of the gaskets and replaced some trim. If looks mean anything, it sure doesn't look like there is a chance for water to ingress anywhere. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of the slide - now if it just won't leak...

My Grade "B" minor pain in the butt, the air conditioner that would sometimes decide not to cool after being on the road all day (like travelling from campground to campground) worked fine for Phil the AC tech. Phil and I discussed at length the symptoms of the problem and then he did a bunch of diagnostics. We did have a bad freeze switch and Phil replaced the thermostat, so at least if it now still has problems we can rule out some parts.

My Grade "C" very minor pain in the butt, the key fob remote for the door/compartment locks that would always lock but only unlock ONE TIME (after having the control box 'learn' it, did the same thing for Winnie. Easy fix - replace the key fob remote. Had a bad one all along that caused me to chase my tail a couple of times.

I wish I could say that we are 100% all systems "go", but we aren't quite there yet. I'm thinking we might need Forest City, Part Deux this fall. At any rate it is good to see us taking a giant leap forward to work through the new coach issues.

Absolutely no regrets about taking the coach to the factory for service. I think overall they do a very, very good job with some exceptions here and there. I think in my case, they were fighting the clock and that might have been a factor in a couple of 'oops.'
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John and Jane, very glad to see you guys were able to get out of Forest City and up into Minnesota, I too have "mixed" emotions about a service issue I reported.
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Great information John, I really appreciate you sharing this info and all the other info you share. When I can't be traveling myself, I really enjoy reading and learning from fellow RVer's experiences.
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Jane and John Canfield and my buddy Jim....

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A few observations about this last picture of Jim, Jane and John if I may -

John looks better in his tuxedo

Like me, John just cannot give up the deck shoes - old habits die hard

People - it is almost May - why the cold weather cloths
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AdrianLee:
A few observations about this last picture of Jim, Jane and John if I may -

John looks better in his tuxedo

Like me, John just cannot give up the deck shoes - old habits die hard

People - it is almost May - why the cold weather clothes </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A very WINDY week in Iowa Adrian...so windy that in the evening I stored the dish...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AdrianLee:
John looks better in his tuxedo

Like me, John just cannot give up the deck shoes - old habits die hard
People - it is almost May - why the cold weather cloths </div></BLOCKQUOTE>And to think I just bought a new tux and didn't bring it on the coach

I was wearing deck shoes back in the 70s when it wasn't cool!
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