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Old 09-01-2006, 11:26 AM   #21
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Thanks for the good wishes and advice. I'll post occasional updates as the "Griswolds" start their excellent adventure.
Dude! You totally forgot the wood paneling! NO family truckster is complete without it.
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Re: Bought a new RV motorhome
Old 09-01-2006, 12:41 PM   #22
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Congrats to you and your new baby. It certainly looks sweet. Enjoy your new adventures on the road. Safe and joyous travels to you.
After I finish with my overseas travels, I will probably get a small RV similar to yours. It would become my new home when I settle full time in the US.

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Way cool Rich!!* *I am so jealous - that is what I'd buy if $ were no object.* *But you make such a good point about balancing enjoyment now with a few years later FIRE...


Hey,* if you decide it's not for you, can I be first in line to buy it from you??
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:48 PM   #24
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Way cool Rich!! I am so jealous - that is what I'd buy if $ were no object. But you make such a good point about balancing enjoyment now with a few years later FIRE...
Hey, if you decide it's not for you, can I be first in line to buy it from you??
Well, I do promise to give you a ride in it when we get to the PNW.
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It's a deal!
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Dude! You totally forgot the wood paneling! NO family truckster is complete without it.
Remind me not to smoke while I'm emptying the waste into the street .
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Rich,

What a beauty !!! I've been eyeballing that one myself. I'm still seven years out from retirement, so it's too soon to make the purchase, but I sure do think about it a lot.

I hope you keep us posted on your trips and what you think about the RV.

My one concern with it is vandalism. I don't think I'd want to park it at a trailhead and take off for a long hike.

Have fun !!!!!

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Old 09-01-2006, 05:58 PM   #28
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My one concern with it is vandalism. I don't think I'd want to park it at a trailhead and take off for a long hike.
Although, not in the same price league, I feel the same way with my $1200 folding bike that I take with me everywhere. I am very paranoid about leaving it even chained up.
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When it is my turn . . . a teardrop trailer . . . kit!

http://www.kuffelcreek.com/8'_cubby.htm

The only thing that will test a couple's sanity more severely than spending a few days in one of these is to wallpaper a bathroom together.
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What is the MSRP on that thing?? 8)
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What is the MSRP on that thing?? 8)
I knew you'd get enthusiastic when you saw the picture! Are you asking about the price for the trailer, the girl, or the dog?

Did you notice the groovy trap door that lets you use the chemical toilet inside? Nice!

They say you can build the trailer for $2000, and I think that includes some obligatory Grateful Dead albums to take on the road.
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Rich,

Can you give us an update ? Where have you been with this beauty ? What have you learned about his particular model ? How is the space for two people ?

I'm still dreaming of buying one of these. I'm thinking maybe I'll get mine a year or two before I retire so I can break it in before hitting the road for extended trips.

Also, do you have a retirement date set ?

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Can you give us an update ? Where have you been with this beauty ? What have you learned about his particular model ? How is the space for two people ?
It's perfect for our mission: long weekends to maybe a week at a time. Very high quality vehicle. We've been on a trip at least monthly - Charleston (where we visited McLesters and Astromeria), St. Augustine, a bunch of gorgeous state parks, and long weekends.

We are learning a lot about the "hobby" and about the vehicle. So much so that we are considering being part-timers if not full-timers in a larger RV when the time comes. Only thing we haven't quite gotten to the point we want it is the sleeping arrangement. It's a legitimate queen size, but that's wall-to-wall and we're trying different tricks to maximize our comfort.

We love it and use it often.
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I wouldn't get one myself, DW thinks a hotel without room service is roughing it! But some of my fondest memories was in the VW camper van conversion as a kid. This looks much more comfortable than the pop up top and the chemical toilet of my youth!
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Rich,

Secure the TV set and retract the awning before entering the highway. No further information needed... except that beach sand from the kids feet gets everywhere, and after a few days anything might happen
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Secure the TV set and retract the awning before entering the highway. No further information needed... except that beach sand from the kids feet gets everywhere, and after a few days anything might happen


Kids long gone, TV well under control, and actually I find the awning gives a nice bit of lift over 70 mph.

Kidding aside, I found that it pays to rely on an informal check list I drew up. What you can easily forget may be important: turning the propane off, antenna down, etc. Easy to overlook til you make it part of your routine.
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drool...


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