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Maybe a broken leg! We wouldn't have to fake that! confusion ROTFLMAO

Honest Dana, we're just trying to help you… hmm


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Marvin and Doris are getting their reservations in. Richard Muise called me yesterday. I'm hoping some will stay around so I can see them or come early. I still need to work for a living so I have to go to our National Meeting. Guess they find value in me being there. HMMMMM?

Looks like Eds not going to make it. There is still time to get your repairs done ED!

I'm waiting to see some others get reservations in. How about it Wally, ratrodphil, there is a guy in Stillwater who bought the trailer with the skylight that Stinkydaddy and I tired in vane to buy. Medic we have not heard from in a while.

Just cause I can't make it don't let that stop you from coming. Lynn will try and represent!

SorryI can't be there!


Dana & Lynn
1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
245 watts solar panels
Blue Sky 3000i
#3895
1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Original Fridgeking Air conditioner
 
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Just because I planned the last Miford and then didn't show doesn't mean we want to follow this pattern! ROTFLMAO

It is still better to plan and not go, than not plan at all. Thumbs Up

I am looking forward to this, glad to hear Marvin and Doris will be there. Always a good time! cheers

If you haven't been to a GTG yet, make some plans. Do it!

Have Barth, will travel Tooling Along


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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I just talked with Susan at Camp Maiden Rock for the Minnesnowta GTG August 16th, 17th and 18th.

Confirmed sites:
Kenny/Kazy Site 46
Steve/Liz 44
Dana?/Lynn 42
Marvin/Doris 47

There are six reserved lots left. Susan said she will hold these open for as long as she can. Call Susan at 1-507-685-2260 to make your reservation.
 
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Frowner we have to cancel ... D's dad has been in the hospital 4 weeks now and he will need help when he gets home (hopefully soon). We will not be able to travel. Sure would have enjoyed a camping trip with friends.




Former owner 1989 Barth Regal 25'

 
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Ok that does it. We're just going to have to go visit you! (If the mountain won't come to Mohammed…) cheers

Seriously, we miss you guys. We'll try to see you when we can. Family always comes first. Take care.


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Dana:
Marvin and Doris are getting their reservations in. Richard Muise called me yesterday. I'm hoping some will stay around so I can see them or come early. I still need to work for a living so I have to go to our National Meeting. Guess they find value in me being there. HMMMMM?

Looks like Eds not going to make it. There is still time to get your repairs done ED!

I'm waiting to see some others get reservations in. How about it Wally, ratrodphil, there is a guy in Stillwater who bought the trailer with the skylight that Stinkydaddy and I tired in vane to buy. Medic we have not heard from in a while.

Just cause I can't make it don't let that stop you from coming. Lynn will try and represent!

SorryI can't be there!


Don't want to repeat myself Sorry

Looks like Marvin and Doris are out. Wally, Ratrod, Gary?

I'm glad at least Lynn will be able to make it. I'm sure she will tell me everything!


Dana & Lynn
1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
245 watts solar panels
Blue Sky 3000i
#3895
1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Original Fridgeking Air conditioner
 
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My third grand child will be arriving August 14, Would be a stretch to make MN by August 16. I will probably leave the LEFT COAST August 16-18 for Denver. SO--

That is the plan as of today.

Got some issue with the Breakaway but think I have it all sorted out now!


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
K9DVC
 
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Got some issues with the Regal, too. mechanic

Engine looks like this: confusion



Doing an unexpected valve job. Seems like whenever I plan an event something needs fixed. Oh well I was supposed to be up north with my Dad. I'll be back in a week, I'll keep you posted.


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Hi everyone,

I apologize for disappearing. We've been dealing with some family health issues since last fall.

Tonka also had her own catastrophic health event this spring that came really close to turning her into salvage. confusion

We took her to the shop on May 2 to fix a couple of minor leaks. A technician/s mistake/s resulted in a couple of melted pistons and associated engine damage. It worked out and she now has had her Cummins 8.3 rebuilt (new sleeves, pistons, rods, head, turbo, exhaust manifold, etc.) and is running as strong or stronger than ever. She should be good and on the road for the long haul.

A huge thank you to Kazy and Kenny for finding a nice campground and making arrangements for the Minnesnowda GTG. Thumbs Up

We called and reserved a spot today and are looking forward to getting Tonka back out on the open road and to seeing you all. Tooling Along

Thanks!
Wally and Connie
 
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What the heck did that technician do?!


89 28' Regal
Quad Bunks
P-30 454
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Wally and Connie it will be great to see you again. It has been a long time. I hope some others are planning to come as well. I called Camp Maiden Rock yesterday. Here is what we have so far.

Kenny/Kazy Site 46
Steve/Liz Site 44
Lynn Site 45
Wally/Connie Site 47
 
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Hi Quinn,

As usual Tonka was running perfectly when she went in for the minor leak repairs.

Repairing the leaks resulted in replacing the front cover gasket and replacing the Spartan hydraulic power steering/side mounted radiator fan pump.

It turned out that the fuel injection pump was also starting to leak and that is where the chain of catastrophic events started. They removed the fuel injection pump and sent it out for testing. It tested great and only needed gaskets replaced. They replaced the gaskets, rechecked everything and sent it back to the engine shop. No problems to this point.

Based on what I've been told, during the process of reinstalling the pump a pin that times the unit to the engine was somehow damaged resulting in the fuel delivery being mistimed and overfueling/underfueling of the cylinders.

When they started her she was smoking and down on power. In the process of trying to diagnose the problem, first on the dyno followed by a road test she seized and had to be towed back to the shop.

Their unfortunate mistake resulted in Tonka getting an engine rebuild with new parts that should be good for the long haul.

They are an excellent professional shop but anyone can make a mistake. I believe the true mark of an excellent professional shop is how they handle their mistakes. Once they had her apart and determined what had happened they immediately took responsibility and corrected the problem and worked hard to make us whole.

Is the rebuild as good as the engine was and it was great? The proof will be in how she runs and holds up. The rebuild was done to the same specifications and standards as their new engine warranty work so it should be good.

We'll continue to take Tonka to them whenever she needs work.

Thanks,
Wally
 
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Hi Kenny,

It'll be great to see you and anyone else able to attend also.

When we called the campground indicated they still had spots open for our fellow Barthmobilers.

Thanks, Tooling Along
Wally
 
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RE: I believe the true mark of an excellent professional shop is how they handle their mistakes.

Would you publish their name so that others can send their coaches [if in their area] to such a reputable firm?


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