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Old 05-09-2014, 03:38 PM   #15
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I love tinkering with stuff like that....the MH has new tires, all new rotors/pads, new front bearing seals, new micro/convection oven, new LCD flat screen, all fluids and filter changes in both the MH and genny and the fresh water system has been sanitized for our protection - ready to take off Sunday. Meanwhile the S&B still has a door with a pair of needle nosed vise grips holding the glass vertical slider up in it's frame. I'm so ashamed...Oh well, it'll still be there when we get back in a few months - we're outta here!

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Old 05-09-2014, 05:36 PM   #16
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Leave behind the lawn mower.

Chances are you won't need it.

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Old 05-09-2014, 11:57 PM   #17
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Just wait till the coach is a couple years old!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:37 AM   #18
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Don't forget the lawn maintance LOL
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:17 AM   #19
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Let's not forget the question-- What does S&B mean. Jim
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:02 PM   #20
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We've experienced the opposite. Our Sticks & Bricks was new in mid 1999 when we bought it. It got a minor amount of shaking in the '02 Nisqually earthquake, but nothing really bad (we're about 120 miles north of the epicenter) Still maybe 10 years away from a new roof. We don't need house a/c up here! Furnace is still OK. We've had to replace the kitchen stove and the dishwasher this year, but both together were less than what a replacement Dometic fridge cost for the MH. I'm still looking a having to have work done on the Onan genny before we sell the rig. It's a non-runner right now.

I repainted the outside of the house last summer and will be repainting most of the inside this year. Those tasks just cost the price of the paint, masking tape and stuff as I'm still able to do the actual painting myself (why we bought a rambler!)

I'm pretty sure that the RV will be gone by the end of the season, given a favorable sales climate. On SS plus a reasonable pension, we arean't able to justify spending to use it much, with 8 miles on every $4 gallon of gas and CG fees heading towards $50 a night. Even State Parks are close to $30 these days. Just a 14-day 1600 mile trip would be over $1000.

Fortunately, we're in a very nice place to live - small-town feel (18,000 or so), magnificent scenery, lots of beaches and a decent climate (except for the "800 broken, 1500 overcast, 2 miles vis, drizzle and fog" days in late December thru mid February).

We'll be sorry to give up the RV lifestyle, but once you're in retirement, life is full of compromises. When we got or first RV, gas was $1.60 and CG fees were $15 or less!
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #21
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Sigh....just inherited a Mid Century Modern......modern...its 67 years old! All I need to do is wiring, plumbing, windows, roof, HVAC, insulation, flooring, and landscaping and I'll be all set........
HR Endeavor DST Bath and 1/2 - SOLD
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:17 PM   #22
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When we got or first RV, gas was $1.60 and CG fees were $15 or less!
Man your old!

Oh crap, I remember that too.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:55 AM   #23
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Heck, I remember pumping gas in HS at $.19 @ gallon for regular.
I too retired in '98 after 31 years driving an industrial laundry truck and my Teamster pension has gone up a total of $.06 a month in 16 years. I did go to work driving a school bus to get medical and got a small retirement from that after 10 years and retirement medical. (the pay just about pays for the medical) and social security. I am back subbing at the school dist several hours a day and it looks as if I'll be able to buy some fuel this summer.
I will keep Rving as long as I can as it's still cheaper than motelling.
Like the OP,the house is gonna break me first. Two stories to paint last summer,had it done, 1.8 acres to mow and keep up,did new windows last summer and the list just keeps going on. ouch.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:32 PM   #24
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Very Nicely played!

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