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Stumbling Towards Full-Time

Posted 01-10-2014 at 08:18 AM by -Gramps-

I have a bunch of rules for owning a Motor Coach. We have owned a coach for nine years.

I can create a new bunch of rules for buying one both used and new because I have experience at buying both.

I have no rules for full-timing it I don't have a clue ... not yet, anyway.

We have made some serious decisions in the last few months that have told us that full-timing it could very well happen at some point in our future. That point may be sooner than...
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Rules for Owning a MotorCoach (Rule 4 cond)

Posted 09-19-2009 at 06:59 AM by -Gramps-

Rule 4: Owning a motor coach is a never-ending learning experience -- continued.

Well, I had so much fun coming up with a list of things that I have learned over the five years that my wife and I have been motorhoming, I figured why not write down a few more? So here goes:

I have learned that men need a precise set of directions when parking the coach.
And women know just how to give them. For example:

I SAID STOP! STOP! DONT YOU KNOW WHAT STOP...
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The Course of Dreams

Posted 09-19-2009 at 06:45 AM by -Gramps-
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If you have been reading my earlier blog entries, you know that I have said that a motor coach will improve your life, if you let it. I said it will improve your life in many ways. Your coach can take you to places you might not think to go to if you traveled like most “normal” people, carrying your bags and staying in hotels. It can also help you to make friends. Recently for Diane and I, our coach has done both.

This has been a rough year for the two of us. Mike, my...
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Rules for owning a Motor Coach (Rule 4)

Posted 08-02-2009 at 07:22 AM by -Gramps-
Updated 08-02-2009 at 10:45 AM by -Gramps-

Number 4. (Maybe the Last Rule!)
Owning a Motor Coach is a never ending learning experience.
And just when you think you know it all you find out just how stupid you really are.

I have learned a lot about my coach, more than I ever wanted to know. I have had to study the mechanics of my engine, my slides, and my power seats as well as learn how it is wired for Surround Sound and cable TV. How it is plumbed including the icemaker, the fresh water tank, the whole coach...
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Rules for Owning a MotorHome (Rule 3)

Posted 06-28-2009 at 12:24 PM by -Gramps-

You know the old saying; its the Journey not the Destination.
There is a church two doors down from us. The church allows us to hook up our tow in their parking lot and we leave from there. It is quite convenient. When Diane and I have a trip it starts for us the moment we leave the church parking lot. Actually it starts the moment we start packing up the coach, no, it starts the moment we start thinking about THE TRIP.
The trip, made up of two important parts, the route, and the...
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Rules for owning a MotorHome (rule 2)

Posted 06-28-2009 at 12:22 PM by -Gramps-

2. Keep your temper on a very short leash. Or, when owning a motor coach, patience is not only a virtue but a necessity.
If you are the type of person who always wants to be in control of your circumstances and are uncomfortable when things are not perfect or not even close to it, you will have trouble adjusting to the motor coaching lifestyle. Things are going to go wrong whether you are an old-timer or a newbie. There are preventive measures you can take, but only God can stop anything...
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Rules for Owning a MotorHome (Rule 1)

Posted 06-28-2009 at 12:21 PM by -Gramps-

Whats it like owning a 38 foot coach?
I was asked that question just a few days ago. I had to stop and think for a minute or two.
I have always thought that having that big thing sitting in my driveway is nuts. It really is crazy. It cost too much to buy, to own, to keep on the road, and to pay the taxes that come along with it. It is insane to own it, but at the same time owing it keeps me sane. How can that be? Owning a coach, or any rv requires a certain mentality, a different...
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