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 5/3/2007 4:40 PM
 
Pooker --
I should have read to the end of the posts! That's what I get for trying to be too efficient during my lunch break! Anyway, I sent you a PM, so you can disregard everything after the first paragraph.
Hope to see you out & about in your new rig!
Laura Camping MY way with Jed, my new ever-faithful four-legged friend ...
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 5/3/2007 10:25 PM
 
Evie, tell us all about your new Class C... What brand is it... how is it equipped? slides or not? We are a curious (nosy) bunch and would enjoy hearing all about it..
I wish you miles and hours of happy, exciting travel in your "C"...
Happy RVing!!:)

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 5/4/2007 1:00 PM
 
Oh, thanks! It's a 26' Itasca Spirit with 1 slide (the sofa), cab over bed (the cats will love that), queen bed tucked in rear corner of the passenger side, toilet and shower next to bed and lav. sink & cabinet outside the bathroom door across from the bed. If anyone had told me 2 years ago that I would want a bed tucked in a corner I would have said they were crazy - climb over each other to get in and out? But for one person and 2 cats -- perfect. It has more storage than I expected to get both inside and out (most C's I've seen have very little storage) and it even has a sat. dish. Maybe down the road I'll have someone show me how to hook it up and take the box from my house bedroom whenever I go off. Everyone keep their fingers crossed that I get it home in one piece next week!
Evie and fur people, Spike & Pia

Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 5/4/2007 11:24 PM
 
I tell you, Evie...it is AWFULLY hard to type with fingers crossed! But they are---crossed for you!!!
Oh... lucky you....An Itasca Spirit....Itasca is a marvelous brand!! We had one and LOVED it... They are made by Winnebago...which has a marvelous reputation!!
We take our Satellite receiver from the house in our trailer.. and really enjoy it... Someone would be more than happy to help you with that dish...I am the electronic "genius" in our family...DH has NO patience for finding the satellite...but could if it were ON A MOTORCYCLE....I tell him....Grin.. He does other parts having to do with the satellite...like wiring it to another room...etc..Anyway, if I can do it....so can you!
How far is "home"?
You may get a little white knuckled on the drive home,at times....but bettin' you'll do fine!!!
Happy RVing...Stay in touch!! Joella

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 5/5/2007 12:24 PM
 
Pooker,
I am so glad that you found the RV that works best for you. Hang in there Hon, from the sounds of your posts you are a brave lady. You will get it all done. Echo (who is a) future full timer a mom with her daughter back home again, single, stifled and ready to cut loose with a Pom named Shade!

Echo (who is a) future full timer a mom with her daughter back home again, single, stifled and ready to cut loose with a Pom named Shade!
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 5/5/2007 6:06 PM
 
Welcome Pooker! I too have a 26' Itasca, but I have the Cambria. You will thoroughly enjoy that MH and the wonderful support system offered by Winnebago/Itasca, from forums on Yahoo to travel clubs, newsletters etc. They are a wonderful organization.
If you get your traveling legs, Winnegabo has a Grand National Rally in July, which might be very informative.
Have a wonderful time!
Carole
2007 Itasca Cambia Pepper- Heinz variety dog

Carole 2007 Itasca Cambia
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 5/6/2007 4:23 PM
 
Pooker,
I'm so sorry for your loss.
I'm so happy for the new motorhome! I love the model you have - I have a very similar floorplan in an older model of Gulfstream - mine is a tad shorter, though. I agree about the corner bed. Just me sleeping in it - makes it perfect, and I did need my own bed without climbing up. I actually use that for light storage (extra pillows, blankets,etc - and can make room for someone to sleep up there if necessary (twice have had a g/f join me for a short time).
I did discover that I didn't like making my corner bed with fitted sheets. I now get sheets one size smaller than my bed - flat only- and I tuck them down the sides. With just me sleeping in the bed, I don't mess that up - and it makes it easy to make the bed.
I hope to see you on the roads one day - and am so glad that you're going to continue rving. Life does through us lemons at various times during our years- and you just got hit with probably the worst you could - but our lives do go on - and we women are strong people.
Good luck to you and I'm glad to have you with us here.
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Bethers This message was edited by Bethers on 5-6-07 @ 10:08 PM

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 5/10/2007 11:31 PM
 
Thanks everyone! I brought the new (to me) rig home yesterday with my son following. He said I only had one close call (that was on the on-ramp to the freeway and I was watching for traffic, not guard rails that jumped close). Nearsies don't count! Stopped by a supermarket parking lot for back-up and parking practice. Now I'm packing it with all my stuff. I'm discovering the corner bed is quite a challenge, but I'm trying different options. Like the smaller flat sheet idea - hard to find sheets not in a set, though. I thought trying the same thing with a smaller quilt or comforter, too. Make my own TravelSak? Oh, well, it takes my mind off other things. Hope I run into some of you in my travels!
Evie and fur people, Spike & Pia

Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 5/11/2007 8:19 PM
 
HI to you Pooker, Sorry I'm late with welcoming you to the best site ever. I've been with without WIFI for awhile. It happens when we are moving. This is is the best place to be when ever you can. So glad you are with us. Learning as we go CJ

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 5/12/2007 1:10 AM
 
Welcome Evie to our little internet community! So very sorry for your loss, I, too, am a widow, learned to drive the rv 3 years ago and now prefer driving it to my car! LOL! You'll do great!
I only live about 20 miles from you, in the Sun City area, so if you need any help with your new toy, pm me and we'll get together. When you're ready to go somewhere, we'll grab Donna and her baby and head out for a camping lesson!
Everyone on this forum is here to help you and provide back-up, so don't be shy about asking for help! The only one you have to watch out for is Sparkle, every once in a while she tries to pull that "poor ol' widder woman" stuff on you and she's as savvy about rv'ing as they come! LOL!
Be good to yourself, and again, let me know if there's any way I can be of help to you, even if it's a shoulder to cry on.
Big hug to you, Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire
'05 Monaco Knight 34ft (Hope) '04 Jeep Liberty (JipJip) Sam the cat with Attitude Chewy the wannabe

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. '05 Monaco Knight 34ft (Hope) '04 Jeep Liberty (JipJip) Sam the cat with Attitude Chewy the Land Shark
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