No longer lurking in Tucson

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  1. ThunderMitchell

    ThunderMitchell New Member

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    Hello, everyone. I have been lurking big time since we bought a 2007 Fleetwood Niagara in May 2020 (towing with 2014 Silverado 2500). We have given it a lot of TLC since and many of the ideas and solutions we needed, I was able to find here. Thank you so much for sharing what you've learned! We've taken it out with our family of four (two adults, two teenagers) plus our aging pooch about once every six weeks. We've been tent campers for a long time so we are enjoying the luxury of a li'l land yacht.

    What have we done to this beast?
    • Stripped cracked vinyl striping and replaced with new
    • New graphics (she is now the Fleetwood Mac)
    • Replaced or repainted all trim pieces
    • Revived the neglected fridge and propane heater
    • Replaced all curtains (incl. the weirdo shower curtain)
    • Added USB charging outlet and voltmeter
    • Upgraded batteries
    • Upgraded to 2 - 30 lb. propane tanks
    • Replaced trailer harness wiring
    Next up: Trailer skirt (for cold weather camping) and bunk end skirts (to hide all of our ugly camping junk ;)). Some day, we'll tackle the canvas...it holds up to the weather but looks sad and tired next to our new graphics.

    If you see the Fleetwood Mac in the desert or mountain Southwest, come say 'hi' :)
     
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    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the portal!
     
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    Hello and welcome form Minnesota!
     
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    Welcome! You will find great support in this group!
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
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    Greetings! Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome from northern Virginia and I would love to see what your graphics look like.
     
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    Welcome from PA!
     
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    Welcome from NM. You have access to a lot of great camping and hiking from Tucson. (We usually visit friends there at least a couple of times a year, we were sad to miss Thanksgiving with them last year - only the second time we've missed it in 20 years. This year, Roper Lake SP is on the calendar.)
     
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    DiamondGirl Adventures with KODI in AZ Diamond Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum from Awhatukee...

    Glad you joined us. You have so many State campgrounds nearby. They’re the best in AZ. Maybe we’ll meet out on the road or campground someday.

    Happy Camping...[put&hy]
     
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    Hello from a fellow Arizonan and Fleetwood owner.
     
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    Welcome from NW Tucson. Just upgraded to a 2004 Jayco HW12.
     
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    theseus CamperMod Addict - Thinking about the Dark Side... Silver Supporting Member

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    Here are a few! (Hopefully I've attached properly. If not, I'll fix it.) I ordered the striping through a local auto vinyl dealer so I could get a product that more easily adheres to textured surfaces (no bubbles). The other stuff is just vinyl I ordered from Etsy, etc. I'm not covinced the 45 record graphic will last attached to the tire cover (it's flexible vinyl on vinyl). Time will tell.
     

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    I love the cousin Eddie graphic by the sewer outlet! I can hear the music and his epic words in my mind...
     
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    Welcome! You will absolutely enjoy cold weather camping.
     

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