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Glassnose Aficionado
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Yup, nice visit. Got to show off my torn apart bathroom to Steve and Liz. Today I tackle painting the little tub. Got the Homax Tougher than tile kit and have spent a lot of time prepping it because I'm only doing it once. Everything else in the bathroom is white with aqua and bronze accents, so I can't wait to get it back together. Forgot to ask Steve if there is a way to post pix yet.


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Danny's coach is really looking good. All mechanicals are working well, the interior is almost done and looking great. The exterior is better than average, overall that is a really nice 1978 coach. Thumbs Up

If you want to post pics you can't use PB any more. You can attach one to each post. Try to size them down to around 100k if possible to save site space.

We'll probably see you again before we leave. Take care.


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Figured out how to attach a photo but don't know how to resize it. It was huge so I deleted it. Help!


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Well, things are winding down here in Florida. It looks like we will be heading north on Thursday 22nd. Getting hotter around here and no good excuse to stay longer, I suppose. I have begun to put things away so no rush the day we leave.

We'll spend Thursday night in northern Florida then on to Georgia to visit Nick and Donna.

We should be back in Michigan by the 27th or so. They had snow a couple days ago but mostly decent weather lately. There are a bunch of new cases of Covid in Michigan. People are not being careful and can't wait to get out. Glad we got our shots.

Have Barth, will travel (soon!) Tooling Along


9708-M0037-37MM-01
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Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Left this morning. 319 miles just into Southern Georgia. Eagles Roost RV park, exit 5. After sitting all winter the coach had no problems. Some traffic around Tampa area but not too bad.

The VW tailgated us all the way. We have about 250 miles to go tomorrow to visit Nick and Donna. Life is good!

Have Barth, did travel, today Tooling Along


9708-M0037-37MM-01
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Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp


 
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See ya tomorrow. Travel safely.

Nick & Donna
 
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Made it to Nick and Donna's around 2. Near Harlem, it is always good to see them and be hangin' in the hood. They, like Tom and Nancy, are exceptional friends we met because of our Barth coaches. Going on ten years now, we never would have known them but for the Barths. We see them whenever we can. We saw them on our way south last fall, then met for lunch one day in Port Charlotte this winter. Another stop on the way north to round out a good Florida 20/21 journey. Life is good.

Technically, since we are now in Georgia I guess this thread is done but we'll finish the journey, then sign off.

Going on cocktail hour, we have catching up to do. A good reason to stall going north. Thumbs Up cheers

Have Barth, do travel Tooling Along


9708-M0037-37MM-01
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Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Left Nick and Donna's this morning, after a fine weekend.

We drove about 320 miles to Sweetwater TN KOA. No need to go north too early!

We will head for Wapakoneta, Ohio tomorrow, about 400 miles. Another night and then on to Kalkaska. It snowed there 2 days ago... confusion


9708-M0037-37MM-01
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Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Well this sucks. The slow coolant leak became a fast coolant leak. There is a hole in the radiator...

Broken down at Exit 50A on NI75, south of Dayton. It appears I will need a new/recored radiator.

Anyone know of a Spartan service center in the south Dayton area?


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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So sorry for your trouble.


Jim and TereJim and Tere

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Sorry to hear your about your misfortune. Hope you find a repair place, will any truck repair shop be able to help you find a replacement radiator.


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Just saw this, hope it's too late, North Dayton Truck Service, +19372233082.


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Always helps to have people who know....

Dana has already bought a new radiator. I got the numbers from him. Craig stopped by and it looks like once I get the radiator I can find someone to install it. Might work out ok ...


9708-M0037-37MM-01
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Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Steve
We had to replace a rad in our 38 Monarch while traveling. A piece of metal went through it.
It took the truck repair shop a day to get it and a full day with two guys working on it to get it done. They let us stay in the coach at their shop while they did the work. Not an easy job and not a side of the road quick fix.
Good luck with the repair and a safe trip home.

Ed
 
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Well it sure helps to know the right people. Dana got me the rad numbers.

Craig's friend Dave works at Radpro, a large radiator shop. They had a radiator in stock and Dave delivered it to me by 1030 this morning!

Another friend has offered to install the rad. He will be here this afternoon. I will start removing stuff, it could be done by later today! Could be a whole lot worse!


9708-M0037-37MM-01
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