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Old 08-05-2021, 10:17 PM   #89377
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With a great deal of thought about not being able to cross the border anytime soon and the lack of places we want to travel here in Canada, we sold our coach. Time to downsize and get a smaller rig to go to places we couldn't go with a 40 footer. ( ie; little fishing lakes and such.) Now the search is on for the next RV. The new owners picked up the coach yesterday which was our 54 th Anniversary. It was sad to see it leave!
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With a great deal of thought about not being able to cross the border anytime soon and the lack of places we want to travel here in Canada, we sold our coach. Time to downsize and get a smaller rig to go to places we couldn't go with a 40 footer. ( ie; little fishing lakes and such.) Now the search is on for the next RV. The new owners picked up the coach yesterday which was our 54 th Anniversary. It was sad to see it leave!
With the trouble Iíve had just this past week Iím thinking I need to go back to a tent.
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Well the first thing you know ol' Ed's a janitor

Had to mop and dry all the mess he had made

Said the Shipwreck GC is the place we ought to be

So they loaded up the RV and moved to Shipshewana



Indiana that is, Amish carts, horse poop everywhere
Another contestant for the title of Mutant Poet Laureate!

Dang it! Another earworm, too!
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With a great deal of thought about not being able to cross the border anytime soon and the lack of places we want to travel here in Canada, we sold our coach. Time to downsize and get a smaller rig to go to places we couldn't go with a 40 footer. ( ie; little fishing lakes and such.) Now the search is on for the next RV. The new owners picked up the coach yesterday which was our 54 th Anniversary. It was sad to see it leave!
I feel your pain. When we sold our 40 footer in 2018 our life changed immediately. It took some time to adjust to our new normal. Our schedule of 5 - 6 months in Florida at our park model and then home in Indiana now seems comfortable and a real pleasure. Give yourselves some time to make the adjustment. Good luck on finding the perfect pull-behind home on wheels.
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Another contestant for the title of Mutant Poet Laureate!

Dang it! Another earworm, too!
Sue, don't you mean, "Mutant Poop Laureate?"


Dennis, I understand and wish you luck in finding just the right tent...er, RV,
It doesn't matter what you camp in, you'll have just as much fun. Also, just because you "downsize" doesn't mean you can't cross the border, Come on down to Galveston way and visit us in TC.
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Watch out yíall! I'm now the proud owner of a backhoe. You've seen the signs out in the country that say, "No Trespassing, We have guns and a backhoe". Well, as soon as I learn to shoot the shotgun I bought over a year ago, Iíll be in that category.

Actually itís a very small towable backhoe from Harbor Freight

https://www.harborfreight.com/9-hp-t...sugg_q=backhoe

But Iím looking forward to using it to finish the low tech geothermal cooling system Iím putting in Connie. I also plan to put IBC totes in the ground to start an aquaponic gardening/fish rearing system.

AND... I now have an easy way to get the 6 new solar batteries I ordered into the pit next to Connie. They weigh 128# each and I was really nervous that my hoist system, used on the old 80# batteries, would be less than capable.

Iíve always wanted to play with dirt moving equipment and now I can. Anytime I want! But Iím not stingy. Any of yíall that want can come down and dig a few holes are welcome on Notta Ranch.
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I feel your pain. When we sold our 40 footer in 2018 our life changed immediately. It took some time to adjust to our new normal. Our schedule of 5 - 6 months in Florida at our park model and then home in Indiana now seems comfortable and a real pleasure. Give yourselves some time to make the adjustment. Good luck on finding the perfect pull-behind home on wheels.
Thanks, I am sure we will adjust. We did this once before and went to a fiver after we sold our first coach. We then decided we needed another coach. We had a few good trips in this one but now it has sat for 2 years. If we come south if and when the border reopens we will drive down in the car and rent something. For now we will get back into camping and fishing as there are plenty of small lakes around us.
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Sue, don't you mean, "Mutant Poop Laureate?"


Dennis, I understand and wish you luck in finding just the right tent...er, RV,
It doesn't matter what you camp in, you'll have just as much fun. Also, just because you "downsize" doesn't mean you can't cross the border, Come on down to Galveston way and visit us in TC.
We would love to do that and I am sure this situation with the border will pass. I always planned on seeing Texas so it is on the bucket list!
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With the trouble Iíve had just this past week Iím thinking I need to go back to a tent.
Tents are much more simple. I serviced the coach for the new owners and by time I was finished crawling around under it greasing I thought to myself I won't miss this part of it. You always find a couple things that need a fix. It left with everything in order.
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Watch out yíall! I'm now the proud owner of a backhoe. You've seen the signs out in the country that say, "No Trespassing, We have guns and a backhoe". Well, as soon as I learn to shoot the shotgun I bought over a year ago, Iíll be in that category.

Actually itís a very small towable backhoe from Harbor Freight

https://www.harborfreight.com/9-hp-t...sugg_q=backhoe

But Iím looking forward to using it to finish the low tech geothermal cooling system Iím putting in Connie. I also plan to put IBC totes in the ground to start an aquaponic gardening/fish rearing system.

AND... I now have an easy way to get the 6 new solar batteries I ordered into the pit next to Connie. They weigh 128# each and I was really nervous that my hoist system, used on the old 80# batteries, would be less than capable.

Iíve always wanted to play with dirt moving equipment and now I can. Anytime I want! But Iím not stingy. Any of yíall that want can come down and dig a few holes are welcome on Notta Ranch.


Have fun with it Barb. The more you play with it the more efficient youíll get using it. I donít use one real often so there is always a learning curve anytime I set on one. Then when you factor in the difference in the controls from a backhoe and a mini excavator I always practice out away from things I donít want to destroy. Dosnt always help, you can ask my son, he was down in the ditch when I punctured the sewer line from the S&B with a tooth on the backhoe bucket.
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Slick I ran across my old backpacking tent the other day. My first thought was my shirt had more material in it than that tent. Not sure I could squeeze myself and a mummy bag down into that tent anymore.

Plus there was nowhere for my CPAP
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Slick I ran across my old backpacking tent the other day. My first thought was my shirt had more material in it than that tent. Not sure I could squeeze myself and a mummy bag down into that tent anymore.



Plus there was nowhere for my CPAP
Had a laugh there ... when we bought our last rig, one of the top criteria was a place to put my CPAP.

How times have changed, hey?
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Slick I ran across my old backpacking tent the other day. My first thought was my shirt had more material in it than that tent. Not sure I could squeeze myself and a mummy bag down into that tent anymore.

Plus there was nowhere for my CPAP
We stayed in a tent once just after we were married. I don't mention that word around her. Years later I bought a tent trailer. After one trip that was a bad word too. I think she may be fussy!
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