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Old 02-27-2005, 11:29 AM   #21
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Traveler, we thought a lot about what to get for an RV. We were concerned about safety issues on a number of the bread box class A motorhomes. We also like to get into rather tight spaces as much of our camping is in national forests, state parks, etc. We ended up with a 23.5" Class C. It has two couches in the back that turn into a king size bed for us and the dogs. Even though small, we haven't felt at all crowded two weeks into a month long trip. We bought one of the best of its class that we could find from Lazy Daze, a small factory in California. It sits on a Ford 450 chassis and can hold and tow quite a bit of weight. We can tow a car, or more frequently, our motorcycle trailer. Very happy with it.
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Old 02-27-2005, 08:12 PM   #22
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For those who hates the hassle of airport security, why not having your own jet and helicopter just like Donold Trump?
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Old 02-27-2005, 08:21 PM   #23
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Good one Spanky. *Unfortunetly regional jets have become the taxis of yesteryear. *I wish flying were just a little more glamourous. (Hey I scored a first class upgrade for tomorrow to Florida...this may indicate I will get a bag of cashews instead of peanuts).
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Old 03-07-2005, 11:27 AM   #24
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I probably value safety more than anything when I travel a long distance. Second, I value my time. Both of those values make my choice a no-brainer; I fly.

Driving in unfamiliar territory is naturally going to be more dangerous than just your normal routines you drive daily.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:18 PM   #25
 
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How timely. I spent much of today just meandering,
talking to bankers, looking at boats, checking out future fishing spots. One of the fun parts was driving through
areas I had never driven before. To me that is very
enjoyable unless the scenery is terribly boring. Today, even being March in northern Illinois, it was very pretty
country (this was mostly near the Mississippi).
The safety factor is something I never think much about, regardless of how I am traveling. But, then again, I rode
a motorcycle all over the country (mostly helmetless)
for 14 years, so obviously I don't mind taking some risk.

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Old 03-07-2005, 03:54 PM   #26
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...But, then again, I rode
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Can't tell from your posts...

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Sorry REM. Not funny. I enjoy a subtle joke, but.....................you could do better.

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Old 03-08-2005, 05:40 AM   #28
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JG,

You left yourself wide open for that one.

I'm doomed I tell ya! I was taught by my boss 30 years ago to sleep on the plane. I can fall asleep on takeoff and won't wake up until the wheels touch down...some kind of self-hypno thing. OTOH DW HATES to fly. Her stress becomes my stress and I say @#$% it! So flying in ER is pretty much out. And me sitting a career full of AA and USAir FFMiles.

Doomed.

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