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 1/21/2008 9:16 AM
 
Thanks to all of you for your kind messages and support. I certainly will continue to post my adventures here and thank you for your encouragement. Jan

2003 32' Allegro Happy Trails, Jan
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 1/22/2008 10:23 PM
 
Jan so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I learned to drive my 37 ft Gas motorhome but don't really like driving the 40 ft Diesel one but as you said you never know so I have to drive the new one so I remember what to do in case something ever did happen to my hubby. I will add though if I had to go alone I'd go to a smaller less intimidating RV because I don't want to quit traveling.
In the Pickle Jar of Life Friends make a Dilly of a Difference Seeya down the road Seeya_Gal

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
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 1/22/2008 10:23 PM
 
oops double post! This message was edited by Seeya_gal on 1-22-08 @ 10:25 PM

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
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 1/23/2008 1:44 AM
 
Blessings to you & I also am so sorry for your loss!
I totally agree with you about being able to drive what ever you own!
Also my Hubby has a list of all the things to do on the "outside" before we break camp & hit the road & a list of what we do when we get to a camp site to hook up----& I have an "inside" list of what to do! And we both check each other's list to make for sure we have done everything!! :)
We keep a copies of the lists in case we also misplace our lists! :)
And I have a list of what we carry in the RV & I have pictures of the inside & what is in it for insurance purposes etc/etc/etc-------
It seems we need more lists then we use to!!!!!! :)
Blessings to you & your future new life's endeavors!!!
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 1/23/2008 12:12 PM
 
Thanks for your kind words. I too make a lot of lists and now am going to have to both the inside and outside jobs. There is a free download that has checklists for the RV, home and business. It can be downloaded free at www.thecampingjournal.com. I downloaded it and put the pages into plastic sleeves designed for note books. I then use a washable magic marker to check off the list. Then for the next trip I can wipe the marks off and use the list over. It consists of several pages and is a good reminder. It is easy to overlook one thing and your trip can easily be spoiled by omitting an important step. Thanks again,
Jan This message was edited by rv2cu2 on 1-23-08 @ 12:13 PM

2003 32' Allegro Happy Trails, Jan
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 1/23/2008 12:30 PM
 
Thank you for sharing the print out lists---- I'm going to print them out today------- And then I can add our own lists to them! Thanks for sharing! And may each day become easier for you with out your husband! Hugs! Most men are like parking spaces. All of the good ones are taken, and what's left are handicapped.
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 1/23/2008 12:51 PM
 
LOL that is a good one about the parking spaces, especially the handicapped one. How do you get your pictures on your posts? I see the icon and the URL to the graphic but can't seem to get it to work for me. Thanks
Jan This message was edited by rv2cu2 on 1-23-08 @ 12:52 PM

2003 32' Allegro Happy Trails, Jan
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 1/23/2008 12:56 PM
 
I made a comment about you loosing your husband--in the post--& then my signature joke was not approiate for your post---- I'm sorry------ I thought I had the signature unchecked for your post------ I certainly don't mean to offend any one or hurt any one! I'm very sorry!
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 1/23/2008 4:57 PM
 
I would also like to extend my deepest sympathies. I'm glad to see you carrying on with something you enjoy. Did any of you ladies ever take one of the RV driving courses? How are they? Worth the money? I have absolutely never done anything like it and have no one to go with me so I thought a few lessons might be good.

Kellie and Eddie 2000 Four Winds Class C
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 1/23/2008 6:06 PM
 
quote from kelpie/ "Did any of you ladies ever take one of the RV driving courses?"

I grew up on a Farm & started out driving tractors & feed trucks when I was old enough to reach the gas & clutch & brake & when I was a pre-teenager still not old enough to drive I was traveling with my Dad who was a trucker (bull hauler) & driving a big truck in pastures to load out cattle etc/etc---- I drove a tractor & hay wagon & every other type of farm equipment----growing up on a farm. So having these automatic motor homes is a breeze! :)
I need to practice backing our 5th wheel as it has been a while since I pulled a trailer & I need practice backing the 5th wheel! (but we live on a farm & I have a lot of acres to practice on! :)
I mastered all the other types of motor homes & trailer we have owned- Our 5th wheel is 35ft or 37ft I don't remember now & our truck has an extended cab so I need to practice!
I think if you have not had experience or just need a refresher coarse------why not get any help & practice you can! Education is a good thing as Martha baby would say! :)
I have seen a few men driving RV's that should have taken a few classes!!!!!!!!! :)
If you can afford the classes I'd say go for it---- I'm sure you would pick up some knowledge!
I feel we never quit learning------when we do we are dead!
That is one of the reasons I'm here at this forum is to learn from others/ and their experiences! Most men are like parking spaces. All of the good ones are taken, and what's left are handicapped.
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