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We lost a good friend! Bikers please be careful!!
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I'm wasn't sure where to put this so moderators please move if needed.

We just lost a good friend, Mike Murray.

Mike and Lori bought the MC7 bus conversion we had two coaches ago. Lori called me Saturday and said Mike had been killed while riding his Harley. They were just finishing up the details to go fulltiming next month. What a shock! She was so distraught I had trouble getting the details but, from what I could understand, Mike was following a car that stopped suddenly. The car behind Mike did not stop. You bikers PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!! The idiots are everywhere! That is another reason I like to drive the biggest, toughest thing I can. If someone hits me (or I hit them) I want to walk away...

As an aside, Lori cannot bear to see the bus because it reminds her of Mike and their dream. I know everyone on this board is a Newell fan but if anyone knows of someone looking for a bus conversion, please give them my info. I think somebody will get a nice coach cheap.

Secondly, those of us who have coaches and are the primary (only) driver/caretaker, should probably have a discussion with our significant other as to what happens if the worst happens. The surviving party should know where important resources are and how to access them. Lori doesn't have a clue what to do with the coach, how to access the bus boards Mike belonged to, or how to go about dealing with not only the coach, but other important matters that Mike usually handled. I am reviewing my business with my wife in light of this. Perhaps this unfortunate accident will keep others from having problems during difficult circumstances.

TOM
Delaware
Looking at Newells
Former coaches '72 MCI, '82 Wanderlodge, '91 HR Limited 40
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#2
Well said. My prayers wre with Lori and famiy
1993 Newell 45' 8V92,towing an Imperial open trailer. FMCA#232958 '67 Airstream Overlander 27' '67GTO,'76TransAm,'52Chevy panel, 2000 Corvette "Lingenfelter"modified, '13 Grand Cherokee.
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#3
They are for sure in our prayers. I have never ceased to be amazed at how quickly our lives can be forever changed. It can happen in an instant and to someone that you would never suspect. When I hear of the problems that others are facing, I always give thanks to the Almighty that mine are so small by comparison and that we have such a wonderful network of friends & family that have been so supportive & helpful over the years.
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#4
tom, well said. what a tragedy.

a 78 year old very experienced man in our church was riding with some friends a couple of weeks ago and hit a guardrail in the hills and is in bad shape. ask ron skeen how tough it was for him when he crashed a few years ago.

when we go on a trip, darlene always wants to drive a little in the newell so she could have enough experience to get it home if she needed to. one of the great things about forums like gurus is that there is a built in group of folks to help with things like this.

tom m
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

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#5
May his memory be for a blessing,
and let us say: "Amen"
Jon Kabbe
1993 coach 337 with Civic towed
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