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Old 01-29-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Did anyone happen to see this news story yesterday? I guess if you want to do something than you will do it
American Story: Family with 12 kids roams US full-time in RV - TODAY News
and here is there blog site if you want to read more
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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Saw this yesterday 28 Jan, and am not quite sure what to think. They do seem to have most of the bases covered though. It was interesting to watch.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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That would be like riding in a school bus. My mother in law always says once you get passed so many what is a few more.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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Wonder if they're over weight. No tag, looked like a gasser. Can't imagine how they could stay within their GVWR with that crew on board.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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Nobody with seat belts in one driving view and an infant being held in mom's arms going down the road. Dangerous and irresponsible IMHO .
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 PM   #9
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Nobody with seat belts in one driving view and an infant being held in mom's arms going down the road. Dangerous and irresponsible IMHO .
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Personally I'm more worried more about security - blame it on my military background but posting where / when they'll be located with what equipment with who does more than half the work for those of ill-intent.

Seem like a public relations buildup to me (who works in military PR) - most likely there's someone advising the family in regards to their blog and media engagements.

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Tomaso- Valid point, I wouldn't want everyone knowing when/where I'll be somewhere. There are way too many psychos in the world.

I couldn't see having that many people in an RV. A MH's first few feet are unusable unless you're going to sit in the driver's seat to sleep. We have a 40ft fifth wheel and with just my husband, myself and my dog it is tight quarters. I also couldn't imagine grocery shopping everyday because I didn't have enough space (precisely why I just put in a residential) BUT to each their own and I'm sure there family is more tight knit than most. Hopefully there isn't too much sibling rivalry going on in there, could you imagine that many kids always fighting in such close proximity -nightmare!
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It would be just my luck, And have them camp right next to me for week of R&R

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