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Friday, 27 October 2017

Deuce is wild

We left Quartzsite, AZ early this morning enroute to Yuma, AZ to look at a Jeep. Well we got it, complete with a Blue Ox tow bar and Base Plate. Pretty happy with the deal we got. A little running around to arrange the funds, but we managed.

At 4:05pm I called the local DMV to make sure they were open until 5pm... ' you have to have a ticket in hand by 4:30 to be seen' the woman tells me. Whaaaaa? So we jumped in the rig and booted over to the DMV arriving at 4:27pm. The woman who sold us the car had to come with us (in her own car) to sign it over in their presence, which to us is peculiar but whatever works I guess.

Robbie guarding Deuce

So we now have her plated and good to go. We have 30 days to sort out the insurance - no one can explain this part to me - but we intend to get it done bright and early Monday morning anyway. So what if something happens in that 30 days? Are we hooped? Does it fall to the previous owners insurance? I just don't get it, so I'm going with hooped.

Because the sun was setting by the time this was all completed we decided to head to Paradise Casino that allows overnights. Apparently it used to be free and then last year they decided to try 3 days for $10. I can only assume that was a bust because they are now back to FREE. My kind of language. I posted the details on Campendium already and will get to the rest as I can but needed to get this blog up. Here is the letter they hand out to RVers after the 1st night.



The temperature got to 41C (105..8F) -- otherwise know as hot as hell. Here is a picture of what that does to my beauty...



Can anyone tell me what the benefit is of painting tree trunks white? Is it a bug thing? Aesthetics? In lieu of snow? We saw a lot of them today here in Yuma. Looks really great but I just wonder - why?


So back to our new Jeep. Brad and I each had an FJ Cruiser, his is white and mine was bright yellow. I sold mine this time last year so when we saw this one online.... anyway, there are some things we'll be doing to it but in the meantime, its some wheels.

Because we named the RV 'Ace', we have decided to call the Jeep 'Deuce'. And Deuce is wild, just like her mama ;)

When we arrived at the casino we set up as per for parking lot parking. When Brad put the slide out the slide topper cracked and came off. Literally just laying on top of the slide. As its dark out we can't even contemplate looking at it tonight so will have to do something with it in the morning. We have been talking about going somewhere new for awhile but now with this topper thing... I think we'll head back to Quartzsite and find someone there who can fix it. Of course, this is all assuming we can either remove or secure it in the morning. Anyone know of someone who can fix/ replace a slide topper in either Quartzsite or Yuma? George? Anyone? It cracked off on both ends where it attaches to the front of the slide. Perhaps (won't know until morning) a spring broke, it sounded like the slide was going out and the topper was not unfurling with it and then snap.... just a second or two, not enough time to react.

My husband is absolutely the best to make all these dreams of mine come true. (he made me write that) LOL


17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your Jeep! If you decide to change locations, look st Sedona, Arizona. It’s absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Pam, We will be figuring out where to go this morning- since we were so tired from yesterday, so I will add Sedona to the list.

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  2. Prescott Arizona is only about a 3 hour drive Northeast from Quartzsite and would be much cooler with pine forests, beautiful scenery, and small lakes. Good stuff in getting that Jeep. A smart move for sure.

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    1. Thanks Al/Kelly, We'll put Prescott on the list. First we have to sort out this topper situation. Then we will figure out where we're going to go.

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  3. Congratulations on you Jeep, now you will be having way too much fun.
    For awnings and such we have used Shade Pro mobile their truck cruze all over the area Dec, Jan, Feb etc Quartzsite, Yuma and southern California.

    In Quartzsite I would check with RV Lifetsyles love their work. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks George, I figured you'd know someone. Really appreciate the info. Have to get this thing sorted PDQ.

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  4. Welcome to the Jeep family. Deluxe Mobile RV in Yuma is good. He will come to you.

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    1. OMG. That would be awesome. Thanks for the tip Peter, really appreciate that.

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  5. Now you are going to have some fun! And it's already set up. Perfect!

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    1. Yep, couldn't be happier with it. Yellow and towable. Perfect. And we can add gadgets to it... right up my alley.

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  6. Congrats on the new wheels. It will make your life so much nicer than pulling up stakes everytime you need to go somewhere. No more 50lb bags of laundry to drag. lol

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    1. Oh yes, the laundry, hadn't thought of that. BONUS!

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  7. The Jeep will make exploring so much easier.
    There are Mobile RV Repairs all around the area that go to your location.
    Head to the Cooler Elevations until things cool off then head back to Quartzsite.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time

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    1. Yes, quite looking forward to it, I must say. Happy trails to you also.

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  8. I found this with regards to painting the tree trunks: http://arizonaoddities.com/2010/03/why-do-people-paint-citrus-tree-trunks-white/

    Congrats on the Jeep guys! (and as soon as I saw the photo I thought of your old vehicle). Hope you're able to get the slide topper fixed without too much difficulty.

    lw

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    1. Thank you LW! That link makes sense, surprisingly and it certainly is an oddity that's for sure.

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  9. I used Shade Pro last year while stopped at the Q outside of Yuma. Fast service and good price!


    Jim

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