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Old 10-20-2018, 08:52 AM   #1
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Been riding a Trawler

Thinking of moving from a boat to a RV. Will need to sell the boat. I would call her a yacht, but she is a boat, in my case. A boat, when things break YOU gotta fix em. A yacht, when things break you call somebody to fix em.

At any rate, been a boat dweller since 09 and about ready for a change. Retired from ATT in 03, wife from teaching in 09, sold the house in Fort Worth, bought a big, fuel sipping, slow boat and been either sitting at a Marina in Fort Pierce, FL or running up and down the coast. Ready for a new adventure.. I will miss not being called Captain though!

After studying Class A RVs for awhile I suspect a high end 2000 to 2008 beats a lower end 2012+ for full time live aboard. I have seen cheap interiors glued together sawdust cabinets and 1/2 assed engineering on some (all of 2) I have looked at. This is all prelim and guessing. I am. Cummins first and Cat guy second. There seems to be a lot of well kept, low mileage, garage kept even, units out there in the$40 to $80 range. 1st wife (45 yrs) has made it clear there WILL be a washer and dryer. No more going down to the river with a wash board.

So there u have it. Dats mah story and I am stickin with it.

BTW, though I used some alternative “facts” to protect the innocent (my financial accounts) the registration process for this site seemed waaaay over the top, demanding intrusive information to the point in the wrong hands could comprise a person financially. Read “hacking”. Been a victim, 2 occasions but no damage done because the last line of defense, my banker, a personal friend caught it and called me. We are talking $40+ thousand transfers. Ya gotta be careful out there.
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As far as the registration goes if anyone is uncomfortable with this or any other site don't join. Cheers.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:35 AM   #3
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Thinking of moving from a boat to a RV.

. . . bought a big, fuel sipping, slow boat and been either sitting at a Marina in Fort Pierce, FL or running up and down the coast. Ready for a new adventure..
I'm sort of in the same boat, as I've had fuel-sipping sailboats from the beginning. Big and small. Heavy keel boats and speedy trailer boats. The next boat was going to be a true trawler (sailing is just getting to be too much work as I get older), likely with the ubiquitous Ford Lehman six 120 or 135 like a KK 42 or a GB or maybe a Taiwan Tub, but with grown kids now spread about the country, a trawler is just not the best use of disposable income for us now.

We (I, really, but supported by the Admiral) made the decision to not renew my marina slip and put my last boat on the market, which I have to haul this weekend for the winter. My least favorite part of boating - all that work cleaning and winterizing and tarping, and no fun afterward, unlike in the spring. But I can take an RV to just about any place a trawler can go, except for anchoring out in a quiet cove with no one around.

So we're still debating what type of RV: diesel or gas, A, B, or B+. But an RV it will be, and this place is a gold mine. It's a bit overwhelming, but at least many systems seem to be the same or similar. I guess.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:41 AM   #4
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As far as the registration goes if anyone is uncomfortable with this or any other site don't join. Cheers.
Naa, maybe my birthdate is a little different, perhaps my exact address, name even and the e mail address is not the one for important business. No need not to participle. There are so many threats out there now, you just cannot be too careful, and that is sad, but true. It is getting worse geometrically every year. 3 years ago I would not have given it a thought. The cyber crooks are very busy and getting better every day. Opening one attachment on an email and all of your information can be harvested and comprised. It is not being paranoid if it is happening. I could be robbed or involved in an accident when leaving the house, but I do not stay home because of the threat, however I use common sense and safeguards.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Better get busy, you've got a lot of tire kicking to do!


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Welcome. You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. I too try to keep my personal info to a minimum on any site.

Enjoy the adventure.
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Welcome to IRV2. Check out RV.org. They rate RVs and have information on the selection and dealing process. Good RV hunting.
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