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Old 04-17-2024, 10:06 AM   #1
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It's Been A Fun Ride

...but it's time!

Nine years ago, plus a month and a few days, the wife and I bought a new Jayco 20MRB. I also joined this Forum about the same time. As you can see, I do have a few posts under my belt here (besides the extra Murff under it) so I'm not new here. I must say, this is one of the best run Forums on the internet! The moderators know how to moderate fairly (yes, I have fractured a guideline or two and have been called on it, and rightfully so).

But, with S.W.M.B.O* mobility issues and our advancing ages, it's time to no longer hitch up the 20MRB and let someone else enjoy her. As has been documented in many posts here, it has had numerous upgrades, warranty work and more.

The rig has been to Ohio in 2015, New Mexico in 2016, Massachusetts in 2017, Alabama in 2018 and Montana in 2019 to attend the International Coleman Collectors Club Conventions. It has also been the "hosts" trailer at a number of regional Coleman Collector campouts here in the Pacific Northwest.

We purchased her from Blade RV in Mount Vernon Washington. Early on, we noticed the floor was soft in a few places. (There are a lot of threads on this subject on this Forum). Blade did some maintenance and thought they had it fixed. However, around May of 2017, we noticed the floor seemed "soft" in places, again. We brought the rig back to Blade and they agreed the floor needed work but it would be expensive as the trailer was just out of the warranty period. I asked Blade to contact Jayco to see if they would consider some "goodwill assistance" and cover the repair. The service manager said he would try, but not to expect any.

Two days later, we got a call from Blade saying that Jayco would take care of the floor. I'm not sure who was more surprised, the service manager or Mrs. Murff and myself. The only thing we had to do was look at new Jaycos to see what floor covering we wanted. Once Jayco sent the new floor covering, Blade's tech went to work. (This was when Jayco was NOT owned by Thor).

After about two weeks, Blade called to tell us the rig was ready. The Mrs. was less optimistic than myself as to how the repaired floor would look but to our surprise, it was beautifully done. We asked to speak to the technician that did the work and I asked him if the repair was done from the top or bottom and he replied, "both".

Anyway, my point of making this post, is to tell all of you (well, most all of you) how much I have enjoyed being a part of this community making some of you laugh with my jokes, learning things from you more experienced campers (some who must be really, really old since I've been RVing since 1983) and posting a few product reviews, that I hoped were helpful to some.

The rig will be going up for sale in a few weeks. After nine years, it will need new brakes and new tires but our asking price will reflect the cost of these items. It just seems fair.

I'll stop by here off and on as this Forum, and all of you, have been a part of my life for the last nine years!

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Old 04-17-2024, 10:21 AM   #2
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All the best in the next phase of your journey. You posts have been enjoyed by the masses and I'm glad that you will keep popping into the forum and lending your wisdom!
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Murff, sorry to hear you’re parting with your Jayco, but we wish you the best going forward. Your insight, expertise and humor will be sorely missed — so do stick around! Thanks for all your contributions.
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Murf....what HE said ^^^^^^goes for me too! We don't care if you have a camper or not. Just you and your expertise and, of course, your humor. Stick around here.
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Thank you for your kind words, guys!

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But I think you DO owe us a joke or two…
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... like the others will miss your wit and wisdom. I wish you the best and comfort in your next chapter.
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Old 04-17-2024, 03:06 PM   #9
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Well, Only by request here:

A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the door.

The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

"Not a chance" says the husband, "it is 3 o'clock in the morning!"

He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I did not, it is 3 o'clock in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!"

"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Don’t you remember about three months ago when our car broke down and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself !"

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.

He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes" comes back the answer.

"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing!" replies the drunk.

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Old 04-17-2024, 05:45 PM   #11
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Murff, this is hitting all of us like a ton of bricks!!! As you know sometimes it can get boring around here and then you come to the rescue and save the day. Don’t disappoint and keep those great posts coming.
BTW I love the swing one
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Genuinely saddened to hear that you and SHMBO are hanging up the rv keys. Your wit and wisdom simply can't be replaced. Please stop by as often as you can. You will be missed.....
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Murff, gunna miss your humor and wisdom. Hope you will still be an active part of the forum.
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Thanks for your contributions to JOF and great luck with what’s around the next turn!
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I wish you the best! We made that decision in Jan of 2022. We haven't regretted it, and only occasionally miss the actual camping part. Not the spring prep, prep for a trip, setup, tear down, etc. And obviously I still stop in here. Good group, and as you said, one of the best forums I'm on.

It's so simple now for us, pack some bags, load the bikes on the rack, and go to an AirBnb cottage. Very relaxing.

Enjoy the next chapter!
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Best wishes, Murff! Always enjoyed your knowledge, wit, and advice. I'll miss that.
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+1 to the others Murff, but don't be a stranger!

SWMBO's parents made a similar decision a few years ago. So I understand it. Don't like it, but understand it.
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Sir it has been great having you around for all my dumb questions. Thank you for all your advice. Enjoy what ever the next chapter of life brings. God Bless stay safe
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Enjoy the new chapter in your life; after all it’s the journey not the destination. Have enjoyed your contributions and we wish you the best.
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Good luck!!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences and for the much needed laughs over the years. Good luck on the next leg of your life’s journey and know that you are always welcome to pop in anytime, like an old friend stopping by for coffee to share some stories and a few laughs. Wishing you and SWMBO good health and much happiness in your future.
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