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Terryallan

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Posted: 08/06/21 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, After 40+ years of camping, it is finally time to give it up. Apparently my body has already given it up, as it simply hurts too much to set up, hook up, and maintain the TT. So it was sold this week, and for the first time I can remember, we are with out a camper. Yes it is really sad. But the right thing to do.

FYI Now is the time to sell. I put our's on the main highway with a sign, and it sold in less that 24 hours. At one time there was 3 people looking at it. I thought they were all together, but no. They just all showed up at the same time.

Also. Don't believe that myth about your RV losing all it's value. We used our's for 9 full years, and when we sold it. We got it all back except $4,350.00. So in other words. We used a 30' BUNK HOUSE WITH A SLIDE for 9 years for $4,350.00.. It is possible that I could have gotten more, but I sold it for what i thought was fair.

So now a young couple, and their children can make new memories in a really good TT. As for us. Many of the CGs we stayed in have cabins. And we already have reservations in one. we will be fine. Sill in all. We will miss the TT. It meant freedom for us. We could never have afforded to go the places we went if we had, had to get motels, or condos. Think about it. when we started a campsite in a National Park was only $3.00.. we could spend a weekend in the mountains for less than $20.00 and that included all expenses, gas site, and food. And we could spend a week at the beach for $125.00. Plus gas and food.

So yes it is sad. But life goes on.


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Posted: 08/06/21 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

good luck to you

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Now, if you had a motorhome, set-up would consist of pushing a couple of buttons to put the slide out and the levelers down.

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jdc1 wrote:

Now, if you had a motorhome, set-up would consist of pushing a couple of buttons to put the slide out and the levelers down.


Well maybe not quite that simple , you still have the power, water , and sewer . But the motorhome does eliminate hitching , and unhitching .

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cummins2014 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

Now, if you had a motorhome, set-up would consist of pushing a couple of buttons to put the slide out and the levelers down.


Well maybe not quite that simple , you still have the power, water , and sewer . But the motorhome does eliminate hitching , and unhitching .


Unless you have a toad.


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Posted: 08/06/21 03:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sometimes we just have to face reality. It stinks, but it is what it is. Please stay on the forum-you have some great input.


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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At 72 I setup and takedown the TT a little slower but still enjoy these chores. To each his own.


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Crowe wrote:

Sometimes we just have to face reality. It stinks, but it is what it is. Please stay on the forum-you have some great input.


X2.


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toedtoes wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Sometimes we just have to face reality. It stinks, but it is what it is. Please stay on the forum-you have some great input.


X2.


Thanks guys. I'll come in every now and then. retirement gets boring sometimes. Especially in the winter.

However i have already made reservations to use cabins in a CG. So I'm not going to completly stop

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jdc1 wrote:

Now, if you had a motorhome, set-up would consist of pushing a couple of buttons to put the slide out and the levelers down.


sadly I don't have MH money, or new 5er, and new truck money as many of those self level as well. but I do have camping cabin money.

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