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Old 08-04-2008
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Default 1997 Discovery vs 1992 WB40

Randy,

When I sold my '97 Discovery to purchase my '92 WB40 people thought I was nuts. They asked me why I would sell a newer coach and purchase an older one. I said, because if I ever end up in an accident, I don't want to have to get out out the broom and dust pan to pickup my RV. I would have never guessed when I bought my bird that in less than 6 months we would get to put that to the test. I had a young woman panic stop in front of me on IH10 last year, insurance totaled their vehicle. The damage to the bird was minor (bumper cover, headlights, vanity light bar, and new genset brackets), the paint cost more than anything (coach was custom painted by StarJet)

I can attest to the ****** floor in the Discovery. The water tank in the discovery is mid-ship between the rails, behind the cockpit and before the kitchen. This is the same area the LR slide is located. Fleetword in the search to save money put a very, very, very (did I say very yet) small overflow hose on the water tank. The prior owner overfilled the tank at high flow which made it turn into a ballon. This caused the aluminum floor braces to bow and caused the floor to perm. bow. Which in turn caused the slide to drag just right before full retraction. It took me some time to figure this out, when I did, I ripped the flooring up, fixed the braces and put all new flooring in. We sold the unit months later when I decided it was not at the level of workmanship and quality I wanted in a coach. But I do wish I had the fuel economy back, the cummins got 9MPG while my 8V92 gets 4.5MPG
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Old 02-14-2009
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I thought I'd add a few photos from my collection of SOB wrecks and fires.
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Old 02-15-2009
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This is link to a post from last year , Then click on the slide show, an RV Fire. Just a sobering reminder.

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...light=sob+fire
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Old 02-15-2009
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Here's some pics of a BB that swearved to miss an accident and ended up laid over in the ditch. It slid sideways for a fair distance before colliding with a tree. The wrecker set it back on it's wheels and it was driven away. Only injury in the BB was a broken toe which occurred after the accident while kicking out a front windshield.
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that bird was driven by Rick Archie,he was very much on the ball and served to miss the carnage that happened right in front of him.
some things were learned that day,that we should all be aware of.
he could not get to any of his fire extingusers ,they were in the bays.
they were trapped inside and could not get out.
we all should have a F.E. in the cabin,and a big hammer or something to be used to beat your way out of the coach.
this is not a fiberglass palace that will fall apart around you.
I think several people died in that wreck,and more would have,if not for Ricks good driving.
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Old 02-15-2009
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I was in that coach when Rick brought it back to his business in Ft Worth. Although the body had a lean to port, it was driveable. All we could do when we went inside was stare in silence of what could have been a terrible outcome.
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that bird was driven by Rick Archie,he was very much on the ball and served to miss the carnage that happened right in front of him.
some things were learned that day,that we should all be aware of.
he could not get to any of his fire extingusers ,they were in the bays.
they were trapped inside and could not get out.
we all should have a F.E. in the cabin,and a big hammer or something to be used to beat your way out of the coach.
this is not a fiberglass palace that will fall apart around you.
I think several people died in that wreck,and more would have,if not for Ricks good driving.

I use an EMERGENCY WINDOW BREAKING HAMMER / SEAT BELT CUTTER it is deigned to do exactly what is is called and is small enough to mount in a convenient place.


I can't remember where I purchased this at, as I have had it for over 20 years since my last bus conversion, you can purchase one at http://saveyourlife.us/LifeHammer.html I have no personal experience in using it myself.
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i have a fire ax in the basement,i'm thinking it needs to be inside.
nothing exceeds like excess!
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Old 09-10-2009
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Apparently the SOB owner that was parked at a local WalMart put some lobster on to boil and left his unit, to come back to an inferno.. Notice the Prevost parked beside it with its front tire on fire.
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Thank You. I've put that in my collection of Tupperware Plastic Palace ****.
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