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 5/3/2008 10:02 AM
 
I am not new. I just have a new name. I have been looking for an RV but when I figure up the gas milage, I get "scared" Its good to see you girls with all your thoughts and ideas. RVFORME
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 5/3/2008 11:01 AM
 
So welcome back, who were you before? Threw me cause your screen name is really close to my e-mail. Rving is something you just gotta love. Even though I'm not full timing, I would be lost without my "escape pod". Instant vacation sitting in the driveway. "Don't believe everything you think"
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 5/3/2008 11:06 AM
 
Welcome back! I think of my RV as my "escape" also. I don't full-time either, just like to get away every so often and visit interesting places. Wherever the next year takes you...enjoy the ride
Margie 2003 M-B Cruiser (Ms."B"Haven) Chihuahuas (Annie & Buddy) & Maltese (Holly)

Margie 2003 M-B Cruiser (Ms."B"Haven) Chihuahuas (Annie, Penny & Buddy) & Maltese (Holly)
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 5/3/2008 11:38 AM
 
Calicogirl
I have been shopping for a RV I now do know what I want but the price of gas keeps going up.
I changed my name because I am no longer that person. Since hubby has been gone (2 1/2) years. I have changed. In my way of thinking and many other things. Life is different and I want new. RVFORME
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 5/3/2008 11:43 AM
 
Welcome back. I think its maybe different for fulltimers, because its still cheaper to live in your RV, even with the gas prices, than it is to maintain a stick house. They had an segment on TV about how to save on gas. A tune up, oil change, alignment, air pressure in tires all help to get the best gas mileage. All of which I need, and plan to get. I know what mileage I was getting before so it will be interesting when I get on the road again to see if there is an improvement. I plan to get somewhere warm for the winter and for the first time I'll take into consideration how far I would have to drive to my next job. If they want me back in South Dakota, then they'll need to be willing to pay my way.

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 5/3/2008 8:30 PM
 
Welcome back, RVFORME, I remember you and all you went through when your DH passed....hope you're feeling better and things are working out for you. It's tough, but you'll find your path in life, and hopefully find peace along with it. Big hug flying your way. 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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 5/3/2008 9:12 PM
 
Well, hello again, RVFORME.
A new name for a new life. Sounds good to me. Like the rest of us, don't even think about the fuel price. Who knows what next year will bring, so we bite the bullet and save somewhere else, if necessary. Would be awful if we waited for things to settle down only to discover they were worse! Or we got sick or something happened to prevent us from experiencing our dreams.
Evie and fur people, Spike & Pia

Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 5/5/2008 10:06 AM
 
Hey, RVFORME, I'm in the exact same situation, having lost DH 2 1/2 years ago. We had just started rving. I've sold the TT and his truck, knew that was too much for me. But even with gas prices, life is TOO SHORT and I want to rv. I'm going to get a class B for me and my poodle and maybe sometimes my sister. Hope you get out there soon. Leslie
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 5/5/2008 10:29 AM
 
Legal Lady I have been looking for a RV and thought I found one But the size of the motor made me think. It is much to large. E 450 V10, One tank of gas & I wouldn't get around the block!! The length was good and everything else was ok. Even the price was good. This has been a terrible 2 1/2 years, but I am going to RV again. I too sold our truck, 5th wheel. RVFORME
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 5/5/2008 11:31 AM
 
RVFORME, I wouldn't worry about the V-10. I've had 3 motorhomes with different engines in them a 460 (v-8) a 440 (V-8) and a V-10 in mine now. You get the same and sometimes a little better mileage with the bigger engine. I live in a mountainous area, can't go east, north, or south without climbing some mountains. West would put me in the ocean so that's a no go.
Class "C"'s for the most part get 7.5 to 10 mpg. I might have gotten higher in the plains states but I don't recall. I get 7.5 in town and climbing hills and slowing down for corners, set the cruise on the interstate and I might see 10 IF its flat.. so if the only thing holding you back is the engine size... I'd say go for it. "Don't believe everything you think"
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