skp51443

We had a good run but it is time to move on

42 posts in this topic

Trudy and I had a good run but it is time to move on. We came off the road from full-timing about 10 years ago to help raise a grandkid and settled down in Phoenix to do that. We'd always hoped to get back to RV living when he started school but a second grandkid came along and we got another couple years of delay. While that was going on our health deteriorated to the point that we can't really even consider weekend RVing. We aren't going to die any time soon but we both have issues that really limits what we can do.

 

I'll be keeping this forum account but stepping down as a weekend moderator since I won't be visiting as often.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We will miss you so don't be away too long at a time! We still need to hookup for a cold one at some point. Smooth roads and good weather!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Stan. But I do want to thank you for all your help steering us to look at MDTs back in '99 and then giving us the heads up on the Wiers Towmaster that we eventually purchased from, if I remember right, an RVing Chaplain? I came off the road in 2011 when my wife passed and finally, last year, got back into RVing for the summers in a Class C - so called B+. Anyway, sorry to hear of your health issues, wish you the best and THANX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stanley: Wishing you the best. To me, you are sort of a forum "icon" as through the many years since we learned about the Escapees, we have been in and out and, there was Stanley. Will be looking forward to updates along the way on how you and yours are doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll miss you and your excellent advice, Stan. I thought I'd come here less when we got off the road but every day here I still am. I can no longer give current advice but some things are timeless.

 

Linda Sand

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stan, thank you very much for all you have done to help novices like myself over the years. Your well articulated posts have provided me with a lot of very sound advice. I am sorry your health issues may keep you off the road. Selfishly, I also hope you continue to provide your wise council on this forum for many years to come.

 

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stan, you're advice in the time I've been here has been priceless, and I'm sure your help in keeping the spammers at bay behind the scenes equally so. Please don't drop out completely since as Linda said, "some things are timeless" and your input would be very much appreciated! Both of you take care, and enjoy those grandkids... :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stanley

You have contributed a great deal to this forum. Just because you are no longer able to RV does not make your advice or your thoughts any less valid. I hope you will continue to comment as much as you can. And just who is going to try to keep the Phoenix VA honest if not you?

 

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the kind thoughts, folks here and the club gave us far more than we got from them and it will always be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for all the advice you've given us over the years. Best of luck in your new life! We had to give up the rv lifestyle in 20/3 due to a significant health issue and we still miss it. This forum helps keep me connected!

Ron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stan, your insight and advice have been invaluable. We often refer to our hauler as "the truck that Stan built" because, really, you had input on just about every aspect of its configuration. Your guidance helped this former newbie feel comfortable building a truck from the ground up. I wish you the best.
Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Stan, for all your inputs to this forum. I could always count on your sage advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trudy and I had a good run but it is time to move on. We came off the road from full-timing about 10 years ago to help raise a grandkid and settled down in Phoenix to do that. We'd always hoped to get back to RV living when he started school but a second grandkid came along and we got another couple years of delay. While that was going on our health deteriorated to the point that we can't really even consider weekend RVing. We aren't going to die any time soon but we both have issues that really limits what we can do.

 

I'll be keeping this forum account but stepping down as a weekend moderator since I won't be visiting as often.

Stanley,

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm sorry we have never met. I have thoroughly enjoyed and learned a great deal from your thoughtful postings. I'm especially distressed to learn of your health issues and hope you are able to recover soon. Best to you both. Dennis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A HUGE THANKS for your commitment, dedication and caring patient nature over the years here Stan in this initially to us alien world known as RVing. Looking forward to still seeing your insights and comments in many threads to come :)

 

Best wishes to you and Trudy.

FTW.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you sir for the help you have given not just to me but others as well. It has been much appreciated. Sorry to hear that you had to leave the Rv lifestyle and that you will be on the forum less then usual. Your advice will be sorely missed. Best wishes to you and yours

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stanely,

Thank you so much for the insight, pm's, and guidance during your tenure here. The information you shared has been invaluable to many of us that were just stepping into the traveling lifestyle.

Safe travels wherever you may go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you so very much Stan for all you have done for this forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh no! That means I have to go back to testing my batteries with my tongue :) Stan, I have always respected and heeded your advice even when in my stupidity I disagreed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tough to hear about health issues keeping you off the road. We have worried about that ourselves. We are wintering in Mesa, so if you want to have coffee, a beer or whatever, just drop me a note.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stan, I want to thank you for your help when we became full-time 10 years ago. Your help with Medium Duty Trucks saved me and others thousand$.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm glad I was able to help others, I was given a lot of assistance that got me started and saved me from many expensive errors and was trying to pass it on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stan, sorry to hear that your health issues ar forcing your hand. Jan and I aren't far behind you. If we are lucky we'll make Alaska next year again, then it will be just use the MH to visit the kids and move to CARE. Good luck, and PLEASE continue on here as much as possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to say something inspiring in the way of appreciation but its kind tough to think of you not being here often. And often saving us from outselves many many times. Well just take care of yourselves witn my best wishes and thoughts. If I ever get the chance I would like to meet you in person. When I visualize you it is of course the picture on the forum and then one you posted of you when you were in VN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stan,

Sorry to hear you've health issues. You'll be missed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

Dish For My RV Military Offer.

campgroundviews.com

Our program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need to.

Rvonthego.com

Find out more or sign up for Escapees RV'ers Bootcamp.

Advertise your product or service here.