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#1 Stanley P. Miller

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:23 PM

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.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:36 PM

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!


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:38 PM

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


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

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.  


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:46 PM

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.

 

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#6 Cathy & Jim

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:10 PM

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.

 

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#7 Dutch_12078

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:25 PM

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... :)


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

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?

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#9 Stanley P. Miller

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:08 PM

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.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

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!
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:31 PM

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.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

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


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:21 PM

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


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:11 AM

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.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:58 AM

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
See you on the road!

#16 Alie&Jim's Carrilite

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:09 AM

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.


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#17 Daveh

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:20 AM

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


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#18 Chris n Dennis

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:55 PM

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.


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#19 Bill Joyce

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:27 PM

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.


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#20 Tony & Pamela

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:43 PM

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$.  


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