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 11/23/2008 3:42 PM
 
Wow, Kerry! That's a great-looking rig! I like the interior a lot! All those drawers -- they'll come in really handy. You've got lots of windows which may make the inside hot on sunny days, so I hope your AC works well.
What do you intend to do to the inside? Laura & Jed 19' Shamrock Hybrid

Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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 11/23/2008 4:00 PM
 
Laura Well - I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make it work full-time. Does this sound familiar? My Dad designed this storage cubby at the head of the bed for rolling the sleeping bags into - I think I'm going to re-purpose that area for shoes and a laundry bag. I'm going to make a sleeping bag (my current one has holes gratis of a field mouse) out of a tempurpedic topper in a duvet cover with a down comforter in a matching duvet - the bottom one will have big buttons and there will be sheets and a blanket that will button on, as well as the top comforter! I think I want stripes that coordinate but will crisp the whole thing up. I have some wonderful pieces of cut glass and crystal that I want to use to hold things like pencils and such - I figure they can get wrapped in wash cloths and live in the sink on the road. I think there's enough bath storage - there is a built in hamper but it's unwieldy for me to pull out so I'm going to put other 'stuff' in it. I'm trying to figure out how to get a couple of things up on to the walls - one behind the dinette. The walls are all so thin I think I may be limited to things that will stick on. As the rig doesn't have a true 'dog house' at the front I think I'll get three wicker file boxes with lids - they can ride all on the floor and then be stacked one on top of two when parked. It'll provide storage for things like park directories and act as an end table when the passenger seat is turned around. I have a flat screen with a DVD player - I think I want a GPS and a Dish -but $$$ will dictate those items! I'm dying to know what you gals consider indispensable on the road! I've RV'd since I was 6 months old, which means about 57 1/2 years - but this living in deal is all new to me! Also have to make room for my two Cavaliers. Aren't you sorry you asked? :) To new adventures! Kerry

Photobucket To new adventures! Kerry Kerry Kayaking
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 11/23/2008 4:07 PM
 
Welcome, Kerry. It is so nice to hear your excitement. Remember you will soon have all the time in the world so don't overdo and try to have it all done at once LOL!
Nice looking rig...your Dad must have been a handy guy. It sounds like an inherited attribute in your case...:)
Keep us posted and do try for chat some night. The ladies here are all nice.
jan I care very little about where I am going, so how can I be lost?
34' Winnebago Vectra
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 11/23/2008 5:56 PM
 
Kerry, I love your rig. Looks great. Welcome to the forum. You will like it here. I am waiting for the time that I will be able to hit the road in my little travel trailer and eventually become a full-timer. Good adventures to you Marda

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 11/23/2008 6:13 PM
 
Kerry, good job on the photos!! Don't bother making them smaller. For myself, I like the larger ones, as I like to check out the details within the photos. Way to go. The more you post photos, the simpler it gets!
You ideas for your GMC sound really neat.. I agree...like father, like daughter!! Sounds as if you are as innovative as your dad was. I loved all the drawers he built!
Happy full-timiing in your Gimmy!!
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 11/23/2008 6:21 PM
 
Hi, Kerry and welcome! I see you got the picture posting down pat! lol Love your RV. What a neat set up! Your Dad did a wonderful job. I, too, love the big windows and all the natural light. I look forward to hearing more of your adventure(s). Lenora & Choco Psalm 46:19 'Be Still and Know that I AM GOD'

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 11/23/2008 6:53 PM
 
Thanks all! My Dad was great - a woodshop teacher in his day. I grew up traveling in trailers he designed and built. I'll keep you posted on how the 'sleeping bag' turns out - maybe my next new business! Although, as I'm filing for permanent disability, I think those days are over. I appreciate the big votes of confidence - I always dreamed I might do this in the 'someday', but financial realities have taken 'someday' and made it be like should have done this yesterday! Does anyone have any good thoughts on vehicles to tow? I was thinking Saturn Vue, but my daughter's boyfriend hates Saturns and thinks a Honda Element - could this be because he sells Hondas? LOL Whatever it is I have to be able to tow it four down - no dolly's for me! To new adventures! Kerry

Photobucket To new adventures! Kerry Kerry Kayaking
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 11/23/2008 7:43 PM
 
Welcome,Kerry! Wow, great job with the pictures; what a cool rig, & the fact that your father built it is really cool. Best of luck with all your plans & travels. I drive a C which I've only had since April (my 1st one). I don't full-time & don't want to, but I absolutely love being on the road. Took it to Mt.Rushmore in Aug. & to Charleston in Sept. with other short trips around TX sprinkled in. My lab Jack goes with me on the short trips but he doesn't like being that confined for the long trips. Sadly, I'm winterizing this week & storing it until March when I'll be ready to go again! Keep us posted on all your activities; so glad to have you join us! Liz & Jack(4 legged)
27' Jamboree Sport Class C

Liz Class C Jamboree Sport
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 11/23/2008 7:46 PM
 
Love your rig. I've found that as I travel, things that I thought were just perfect, got changed. I think you will find what works and doesn't as you go. The idea of traveling in "jello" isn't just about what road to take and where to go, but also about needs, etc. In terms about toads, you need to know how much weight your van can pull. It seems like a small enough RV, that you can just take it wherever, unless you don't like the idea of hooking and unhooking. Maybe a scooter for nice days. Have fun preparing and planning. Sounds like you are ready to hit the road. carold
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 11/23/2008 7:56 PM
 
Desire is sitting winterized in the driveway right now - was 24 here this morning. The GMC is a full sized 26' class A - it kind of looks like a B - but isn't. Has a Olds 455 engine. I've towed a Jeep Wrangler (belonged to 'friend' Mark & he tows it now!) and a Saturn. The Jeep weighed the most at about 3800 lbs. I'd like something that weighs less than that - but everything I'm looking at does. I need to put a bike on the back, as well as kayak on top! Although, with my back issues, both may be a bit optimistic right now! I don't want to have to unhook to go buy groceries - I may be spending several months in one place and I know that just won't work for me - hey - I was raised in Los Angeles - tough to get driving out of my blood! To new adventures! Kerry

Photobucket To new adventures! Kerry Kerry Kayaking
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