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Posted: 08/07/21 06:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One year we lost a TT to a blowout. Replacement got delayed before a scheduled trip that could not be moved. We did the Campground cabins. Took a Weber Q and It was nearly the same experience. Discovered I could fry bacon and eggs outside in a skillet set on the Q. It made loading up to leave a lost faster. One place I highly recommend for cabins is the Rafter J in the Black Hills.
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The time comes for all of us sooner or later to make this change. At least you can still get out and use the cabins. You and I have been on this forum a long time so don't leave you have a lot of helpful information to pass on.


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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.


x3....and as a colleague of mine always reminds me, don't let the things you can't do stop you from doing the things you can do. (Even if that "can't do" list gets longer with the 6's and 7's at the front of our age.)


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That's not necessarily bad news... hats off to you. Enjoy whatever you can, wherever you can, however you can. The cabins are cool too!

There's a major movement now for cargo van conversions. Maybe look into them later if you like. Getting older, its likely real good to have your own bed, toilet, shower right with you. Maybe that's a possibility to help you continue traveling.


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Last summer I got clipped by an arse of a Semi Driver. Just enough damage the Adjuster said the dreaded word "TOTALED" I was... upset.. for about 2 hours.

Then I got to thinking. Rig is getting on in years. about to need a whole bunch of repairs (Routine maintence type) suspension, shocks, brakes, and things like that.

Driver is also getting on in years and a cardiac patient

Towed car runs great but again it's about ready to fall apart

Settlement check got me a real nice JEEP (2014 Cherokee Latitude) not exactly the jeep I have wanted for over 50 years... but close enough to make me very happy, perhaps even nicer. (And money left over)

And now that I'm living in an apartment I seem to be improving health wise. I think it's the distance from where I'm sitting when I type to where I'm sitting when I drive Several times what it was in the RV. plus more stairs. And of course i'm now full time about an hour from Dr. Krishen, he's my Electrician (Cardiologist. one of two the other is his partner) not 3-4 days away in the winter.


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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.


Good to see it worked for someone. Selling my fifth wheel has been the hardest sell I've had. Mostly scammers and no shows, people offering me 50% less over the phone without looking. Maybe I need to price it higher!


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Terry, At 84 years old I feel your pain. A couple of years ago, maybe three, I did the same thing for the same reasons. The only difference being we still have our trailer and use it for our "summer place" where it sits hooked up in our sons family campground in the woods in the northern part of Michigan.

We have full hookups and enjoy the whole family up there frequently. When we are done with the trailer, it will belong to my son and he can do with it as he wishes. It still looks almost new and has never leaked. We are putting a new roof on it at the end of this month as a preventative measure.


This is a picture of it right after we replaced the original awning material last year. You can see the old one on the ground in front of the trailer.

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BarneyS wrote:

Terry, At 84 years old I feel your pain. A couple of years ago, maybe three, I did the same thing for the same reasons. The only difference being we still have our trailer and use it for our "summer place" where it sits hooked up in our sons family campground in the woods in the northern part of Michigan.

We have full hookups and enjoy the whole family up there frequently. When we are done with the trailer, it will belong to my son and he can do with it as he wishes. It still looks almost new and has never leaked. We are putting a new roof on it at the end of this month as a preventative measure.


This is a picture of it right after we replaced the original awning material last year. You can see the old one on the ground in front of the trailer.

Best of luck to you in this new chapter of your life.[emoticon]
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We had thought about setting it up in the mountains at our fav CG. But the cost is too high, for no more than we could get to go. It's like 2600 for 6 months.


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Beaker wrote:

terryallan wrote:

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.


Good to see it worked for someone. Selling my fifth wheel has been the hardest sell I've had. Mostly scammers and no shows, people offering me 50% less over the phone without looking. Maybe I need to price it higher!


I just set it up on a friend's lot on the main road thru town, 321. When I went to meet one guy there, 2 others stopped while i was showing it to him, and then when I was hooking it up to bring it home to clean it out, for the buyer to pick up. a guy stopped and wanted to look at it.

So put it where lots of people can see it, and it won't sit long.

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Bird Freak wrote:

The time comes for all of us sooner or later to make this change. At least you can still get out and use the cabins. You and I have been on this forum a long time so don't leave you have a lot of helpful information to pass on.


Yep, We have learned a lot since we started. I guess we have forgotten more than most newer campers know. Including you in that.

Now folks call and want me to help them setup their hitches, and want to know how this, or that works. And how to care for their camper in general. And i don't mind helping them. it's fun really, because as you know the secret to worry free towing is having the hitch set up correctly, and mine was. I had no sway at any speed even with out sway control. and that is how I set up every one's hitch that asks me.

but tecnology may pass me by since I'm not involved any more. I did set up mu first hitch with sway control intergrated. Surprised to see it is done the same way. any way. He is dead level, truck, and trailer. Took several tries to get it right, as it usually does.

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