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Old 01-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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What a Surprise!

Well color me surprised. I NEVER thought we'd own an RV but here we are. Bought a 34 footer from a friend and have enjoyed every minute of it. Well, most minutes anyway. We're currntly in the desert at Borrego Springs, CA and plan to come back for the balance of the winter months. Look forward to making lots of new friends and seeing new places. Everyone is so freindly and helpful; it kinda makes me want to quite my job and get out on the road.

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Old 01-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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There are occasional minutes when you think "Why did I get into this?" We thought that frequently when we had our first RV, an '85 Class C with a Ford 460. In two seasons we spent so much on repairs, we reckoned each night away cost about $400!

We finally got back to the lifestyle last summer with the rig in our signature and we love it! Our older dog has trouble getting up the steps (it's a basement model), but we're having a ball. Can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit so we can get back on the road.

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Old 01-10-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Kady and congrats on your new rig! Tell us more about your 34 footer and how you plan to use it.

BTW, there's nothing like quitting work (at least retiring) and hitting the road.

Best of luck...

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:12 AM   #4
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Expect the unexpected, at the most inconvenient time, and then roll with it. That's the best advice anyone can give you about the RV life style. That said, there's no better way to travel, meet new friends or to expand your horizons than in an RV.

Don't be shy about telling us of your adventures or in asking questions. Some of us have to live vicariously through the experiences of others while 'hibernating' for the winter, and if you run into trouble, someone here has 'been there, done that' and may be able to help.

Happy trails...
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
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We're currently in Borrego Springs. You need to get down here to escape the cold. Lot's of Washington and Canadian plates. Temps in the 70's. BTW everyone has a dog. The park is very dog friendly.
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The plan is to get out of the cold atleast once a month and get in some golf and hard core loafing. So far so good!

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