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 12/13/2014 7:13 AM
 
Back in the late 90s we joined a group of crazy folks on a site called RV America. We kidded each other about bumper dumpers, did an obnoxious countdown to retirement, bought a new DP, hit the road fulltime and helped plan the very first RV America rally in Harlingen, TX.
Since then the core group has basically come off the road as fulltimers. Several of the part timers are still out there.
We have our 1999 Fleetwood Discovery DP for sale. We just don't travel enough to justify keeping a big rig sitting most of the year. We are waiting for our prospective buyers to get their rv loan in order and then its likely, we will be without an rv fo a while.
Our plan is to get a larger tow vebicle and then pick up a 25-30 foot travel trailer. We just need something to run to FL in the winter for a few weeks to visit the grandkids, and their parents. Something we can use to head for cooler climes in the summer for a few months. We just don't need a big rig anymore.
BTW, if you remember the group that used to rate Rvs, they rated ours as not suitible for fulltiming. We lived in it for 8 years and we have now owned and traveled in it for 15 years. So much for the validity of that rating group.
In any case, perhaps we will join the group at Q in 2016. We were there for the first gathering but haven't made it back since. Look for us in something smaller than The Rolling Home.

Libby and John
Fort Clark Springs, Texas

Libby and John and RV the CAT Ford F 150 towing a 2017 Forest River Vibe 277 RLS Click here to see our current location
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 12/13/2014 10:36 PM
 

Yes, remembering the "old days" brings back a lot of names that are no longer around anyh more--but the memories of the former active members on the BBS, and even the Chatters, brings forth a lot of smiles.

Some of the antics at the Rally in the Valley are especially memorable, as well as remembering all the folks who used to be regular contributors to the BBS.

Some have passed on and other have simply "dropped their levlers" for the last time.

The activity of the BBS has certainly taken a decline,but the spirit of some of the old timers lives on--in spite of our creaky bones and arthritic hips and hands. But the memories are ours to enjoy whenever the ever-more-feeble brain happens to remember a humorous incident.

Thanks to RVA Dave for continuing to shepard the few folks who visit the BBS.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you living your dream--whether it be via memory or still an ongoing experience.


Cheers and happy travels, Mike www.backroadtravelers.com
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 12/25/2014 8:48 AM
 
Jan and I are still here just don't travel much. We still spend the winters in Florida and summers in Maryland. I really miss the old gang and discussions we used to have. Merry Christmas and happy new year to all
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 1/27/2015 1:30 PM
 
Well, it didn't work out with the teachers who were looking at our rig but we took it to PPL in New Braunfels, TX the day after Christmas and put it on consignment. They got it on their online site about a week later and two weeks after that it sold. We closed today so we are no longer motorhome owners. It took a total of 20 days from taking it there to the offer and about another week to get the deal closed.
Now we can start looking for a TT and a bigger vehicle than our Colorado to tow something. Who knows, we might even make it back to Q one winter.
We had the Discovery for 15 years, put 98,000 miles on it and never really had any major issues with it. We had the slide motor replaced last year, had to have the AC compressor replaced a few years ago, put on a new alternator in 08 and had a couple of minor repairs done over the years but overall, it was pretty trouble free.
We hope the new owners have as much fun with it as we did!

Libby and John and RV the CAT Ford F 150 towing a 2017 Forest River Vibe 277 RLS Click here to see our current location
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