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Old 05-26-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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Transitioning from sailboat to RV

We are long-time sailors - Florida, Bahamas, Chesapeake. Love the lifestyle, but want to see other parts of the US. So, it's time to switch from boat to RV. Looking at Class C's in the 23- to 27-foot range. Hoping that our knowledge of boat systems and simple living will translate well to RVing. After all, 12 volts is 12 volts, right?
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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Right!



We made the same transition five years ago after living aboard for five plus years. You'll love it.
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Glad to have you here. Enjoy the transition and Happy Trails!!!
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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome Aboard! or maybe I should say Offboard lol. If anything, you will have an easier time in the RV. Easier Navigation, less subject to the vagaries of the weather. More power available. More creature comforts.
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We just made the transition from a sailboat to a travel trailer. I miss the view from the sailboat but the TT is fun so far. Enjoy your transition....it's an easy one.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:30 AM   #8
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Welcome ashore.
You will miss getting up in the middle of the night when the anchor rode fouls after the last tide change.
You will miss staying up all night in the storms hoping your anchor or others anchored near you are holding.
You will miss the rocking and halyards slapping.
Overall it will be a lot easier...
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Welcome....And 12v is 12v.....
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I was joking with my DW the other day that I am going to put a compass by the bed so I can check if the wind shifted and I need to check the anchor. We had a good laugh.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:09 AM   #12
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I was joking with my DW the other day that I am going to put a compass by the bed so I can check if the wind shifted and I need to check the anchor. We had a good laugh.
Sure, put the anchor out, with a little sign: "ex sailor"

We will understand.
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There was an old sailor who retired from the sea. He walked inland carrying his anchor. People asked him "why are you carrying that anchor?" He kept walking until people asked him "what's that thing you are carrying?". He knew then he was far enough from the sea.

Welcome, I hope the transition is easy for you.
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Sure, put the anchor out, with a little sign: "ex sailor"

We will understand.
Are we really ever ex-sailors? Whenever I see a sailboat I still get that feeling of wanderlust. I have the frame of mind I'm just going to check out some inland ports without water.
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