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Old 09-03-2015, 06:40 PM   #1
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Time to change lifestyle

We sold the s&b in SE Fl April 2012 and set out in a 40' DP with my Vette in a 20' cargo trailer to see the West. Two winters in the Ca desert and 22k miles we cut this summers trip short as it got too stressful. Two weeks at the Ind. factory and difficulties getting in and out of parks was too much for DW and that made it tough on me. Also, just tired of constant repairs.

We headed for Leesburg, Fl about 50 miles no. of Orlando where we had originally planned upon retirement - kind of country. We found a manufactured home community with many activities and owned by a public company. Bought a new 3/2 on a canal that leads to a chain of lakes.

Thanks to all for your company.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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Sounds like you made another good decision for yourself, best of luck to you. Stress is not a welcome thing especially when getting older. I totally understand, and have often wondered how long before one wants to settle down and do less traveling. Well it's great you got to see so much of the country plus then settling in a beautiful place ! Good for you! You did it all!
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We were in the Leesburg area in March after going to the Tiffin Rally in Orlando. Probably a good area if you like lakes. If you haven't stopped at Allison RV location in Wildwood you might give them a try if you need anything else done on your HR. Dave
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We sold the s&b in SE Fl April 2012 and set out in a 40' DP with my Vette in a 20' cargo trailer to see the West. Two winters in the Ca desert and 22k miles we cut this summers trip short as it got too stressful. Two weeks at the Ind. factory and difficulties getting in and out of parks was too much for DW and that made it tough on me. Also, just tired of constant repairs.

We headed for Leesburg, Fl about 50 miles no. of Orlando where we had originally planned upon retirement - kind of country. We found a manufactured home community with many activities and owned by a public company. Bought a new 3/2 on a canal that leads to a chain of lakes.

Thanks to all for your company.
Best wishes to you in your new adventure. Sometimes we just know when it's time to hang it up! I totally "get" the stress thing; I often get stressed when traveling, too. Luckily we are not full time, so when I've had it we just head home.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:23 PM   #6
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We sold the s&b in SE Fl April 2012 and set out in a 40' DP with my Vette in a 20' cargo trailer to see the West. Two winters in the Ca desert and 22k miles we cut this summers trip short as it got too stressful. Two weeks at the Ind. factory and difficulties getting in and out of parks was too much for DW and that made it tough on me. Also, just tired of constant repairs.

We headed for Leesburg, Fl about 50 miles no. of Orlando where we had originally planned upon retirement - kind of country. We found a manufactured home community with many activities and owned by a public company. Bought a new 3/2 on a canal that leads to a chain of lakes.

Thanks to all for your company.
Best of luck Rusty, Enjoy some peace and quiet!
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My plan was to pull my 20ft cargo trailer with toad inside. I like the idea because its like having my garage and tools with me. I may want to rethink that as i plan to do it with a 45' eventually. Right now with the 36' its not too bad
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My plan was to pull my 20ft cargo trailer with toad inside. I like the idea because its like having my garage and tools with me. I may want to rethink that as i plan to do it with a 45' eventually. Right now with the 36' its not too bad
It depends on how you are using your rig. If I would have had a standard car I would have towed it 4 down. Just how many tools do you need, really? A roll around box isn't really necessary My friend bought an electric trailer mover and could move his 20' wherever he needed, like turning it around on the site. 45' plus 20' plus tongue and you'll have problems at many parks.
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Our permanent home is not far from Leesburg. We are east of Ocala in Silver Springs, surrounded by the Ocala National Forest. We like it there, but also enjoyed 20 years we have spent RVing to escape the hot Florida summers. Now thinking of hanging up the keys as well.
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Time to change lifestyle

Our permanent home has tires. When we tire of tires......only the Shadow knows!
"Adventure" is still very much alive in us. If the fire of it goes out, we may "slow" too much. Have not needed to fan the flames yet. So very much to see and do!
We know some that bought park models. Some are happy as clams. Others ran into black mold and pack rats, one of them to the tunes of $60K.
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Rusty Years - I have no idea of your finances but having a house and a motorhome too works great. We have never sold our house and continue to travel in our motorhome.

Also, a Jeep makes a better tow car 4 down than towing a trailer. I also have owned a Vette and a number of other sports cars and miss them, but cars with high clearance, 4WD, and lots of room inside that you tow 4 wheels down work better. Trailers would be too much of a hassle for me.

Repairs. Ah yes. We have an older motorhome than you and our summer trip which is still going on we have had no repairs. But in the past we have had a bunch of them. If you find good service places it makes you life a lot easier. Being a bit mechanical I think is almost mandatory if you have a larger RV.

Enjoy what ever you do. You can always just fly out west and rent an RV for the time you are out there.
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Rusty Years......At some point we all have to move on to the next adventure in our lives. Good luck with yours.

As I read your post, I remembered a few years back, camping next to someone at a park outside the south gate of the Grand Canyon (Camper Village). They had a Corvette in the trailer.
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We sold the s&b in SE Fl April 2012 and set out in a 40' DP with my Vette in a 20' cargo trailer to see the West. Two winters in the Ca desert and 22k miles we cut this summers trip short as it got too stressful. Two weeks at the Ind. factory and difficulties getting in and out of parks was too much for DW and that made it tough on me. Also, just tired of constant repairs.

We headed for Leesburg, Fl about 50 miles no. of Orlando where we had originally planned upon retirement - kind of country. We found a manufactured home community with many activities and owned by a public company. Bought a new 3/2 on a canal that leads to a chain of lakes.

Thanks to all for your company.

Does that mean that you will just no longer be fulltiming, or are you getting out of RV'ing completely?

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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