Hello to all!
Been retired for just over 5 yrs. now and loving it. Traded the sailing pastime for 'sailing on blacktop'. Wife has a thing for deep water so it was solo sailing or RVing with her...no problem-o!
As of last week, we are the proud new owners of a '05 H R Vacationer 36 DBD.
Bath and a half, whoa!...sure beats a sailboat head using two snow shovels and lots of lube to get into!
With under 18k miles on her, most of our time has been spent making her our own and practicing to keep the right hand mirror attached to it's mounting. Never noticed that Melbourne's telephone poles were moved THAT close to the road before! With all the preventive maintenance tasks, I've also discovered I don't BEND as well as I used to. For a big honk'n unit, there sure are some tight areas I don't fit into very well. Geez!
I've also done an I-95 high speed taxi check for any vibration problems. No discernible vibs but it did reveal the driver's almost translucent white knuckles followed by a short bathroom safety check!
All is well...UP for fill, DOWN for flush!
Anyway, we are getting anxious to get started...still have to decide on the tow vehicle, tow bar and aux. braking system. Leaning strongly toward a Jeep Wrangler. Boy, are they PROUD of those things! Have found the RV learning curve steep but we both feel it important to become comfortable with all the systems before setting off on our adventures.
So until we can fill that big windshield with mountains and discover a goodly portion of the beauty our Nation has to offer, we'll just keep plugging at it...making her our own and keeping it fun in the process. But when it's all said and done, for SURE, we'll be taking the 'SCENIC ROUTE'!
Have a GREAT year everyone and we are looking forward to taking advantage of your wonderful site. Thanks, Bob and Jan