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Old 01-01-2016, 10:02 PM   #43
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Ive driven a bazillion miles from coast to coast to upper and lower.

And of course this past week making the final leg from milton to orlando I forgot to put the keys in the car and unlock the steering. I went 50 miles in pouring down rain (hydroplaning I assume) and less than an 1/8 mile on dry pavement before the right front tire blew out.

4 tires, 3 bulbs, 3 bulb sockets, lots of wire to reconnect the bulbs, an antenna and the inner wheel well later I realized, dang I can still be an idjut.
Don't feel bad I did something similar. I unlocked the steering wheel, but did not check to make sure it was unlocked after turning off the ignition. I had turned it the wrong way and the first corner I went around it locked the wheels at about a 45 deg angle on my jeep. Brand new tires. 70 miles later a car went buy pointing so I stopped got out and checked the front end of the motor home because it kept pulling to the right. I could see nothing wrong so I continued on another 100 miles when we stopped at a rest area for lunch, when I did a complete walk around and found that the front tires on the jeep were turned at a 45 deg angle with the motor home parked straight ahead. The tires were like rags but were not leaking and did not blow out. I was lucky and i had purchased road hazard insurance when I bought the tires a couple of weeks before. The $12 per tire I paid for the insurance was well worth it. I 2 brand new tires at no cost to me. I had a front tire blow on another jeep liberty some years ago and it took off the fender, inner pan, wiring and headlight. Cost over $1000 to fix it 500 deductible.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:35 PM   #44
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We are not able to go to far at this time due to work.We kept track of nights spent in ours and clocked almost 2 months in a year! It doesn't matter how far...Just enjoy it! planning on full time in a couple years!
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We are not able to go to far at this time due to work.We kept track of nights spent in ours and clocked almost 2 months in a year! It doesn't matter how far...Just enjoy it! planning on full time in a couple years!
Good point. My wife and I usually spend approx. 70-75 nights in our coach each year. In 2015 we put just over 6500 miles on yet in 2014 we put barely 3k and the same amount of nights. Didn't really plan it that way, it was just the way the trips and weekend getaways fell into place that we didn't travel as far distance wise.

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We live full time in our RV since 2012 and have traveled 52,000 miles. In 2015 we traveled the most with 18,024 miles. Two trips across the country and many wonderful stops in between.

We started out in 2012 to find the perfect place to settle down for our retirement years. We haven't decided where we like it the best, maybe we will have it figured out in another 100k miles.
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