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  1. mickeyblueyes

    Best Downsizing Day Ever! And Alomost There!

    I was just wondering out loud to myself if downsizing and getting rid of all your stuff is the worst job of all when it comes to fulltiming. Just went thru another yard sale, knees are throbbing back is broken......and as I clean up some fool pulls up looks at my garbage cans in the street and says are you throwing this stuff out...........for the first time in many years I screamed, I did wait till I got in the house.im not sure if that muffled it enough,cause he drove off....
  2. Well, I’m not saying I have champagne taste with a beer pocket as the saying goes....but I like to buy once cry once. Which means I like to purchase the best available quality available.in this case we are talking about DPers and 5 th wheels. so if I have my facts correct do far New Horzons is the top of the pack in 5 th wheel manufacturing. At 300, 000 or more a unit it be more than I felt comfortable spending. next in line is a DRV. At ? $150,000 a unit perhaps good quality? I can’t find fault with them so far. Next down is the Montanas and Alpines and that crowd . Good quality last most people a lifetime if cared for. on the Diesel pusher side you have Prevost. Not even close to being in budget even if I got 3 families to live in it.,Newmar? Let’s just wander down to the $150,000 mark on Diesel Pushers. That’s the entry level. So I d rather have a top notch 5th wheel ala Prevost rather than a entry level. I doesn’t bother me driving my Dually to sight see or go food shopping ,so having a toad that get 30 mpg is not a agenda for me. i could get a 18 year old Prevost from here https://www.panterracoach.com/2000-prevost-royale-xl.html. But it’s the price of a brand new DRV 5 th. and it’s going to cost me more to get around in it too. And the systems are 18 years old my guess is newer is better.
  3. I guess I was unnecessarily defending my choice. I did not want to offend class A DPers.
  4. I thought I would jump back in and add a couple of thoughts. After reading all threads and kind words, I’m leaning,just leaning mind you towards a smaller DRV Ellite suites. For several reasons. I have another thread about full body paint (yea or no) 100%yes by the way. DRV comes full paint ,fiberglass room,skirts. I plan on parking for longer periods than bouncing around,perhaps by the season. I know this may not make any sense to many of you but a diesel pusher looks very complicated to me ,all the systems tied in with household living is daunting to me . If there was a system failure I would be frazzled. It can happen in a 5 th wheel too but “to me” I ve owned homes and been able to diagnose the issue. I look at a motor home and it confounds me. I also can not afford a new one which kinda has me wondering,why did these folks sell? And there are a million reasons. im sure all the DP folks will tell me my fears are unfounded. I’ll hear horror stories about 5 this too. But it’s still the learning stage, and for some of us , as Bob Dillon says.......we’ll meet again down the road some day.
  5. mickeyblueyes

    Full Paint ? On 5th yes/no Regrets???

    Now I’m just asking as a green horn, so please don’t flame me, when I was doing a cross country tour a while back I was crossing the street in Hot Springs Ark.and saw a guy with the same truck as me. But it was a mirror finish .....perfect.....so I wander over says hi, I got the same truck what’s your secret. He laughed cause there black trucks . if you never owned one..... anyway he says the secret is I just Got it painted......I’m like wow nice job,but $10,000 is too “spendy “ for me. he laughed and said he had it done in Mexico for $4000. So being road road warriors why not take your 5er to the boarder and get it done ,for half price.. and get your teeth cleaned at the same time? Just asking......
  6. mickeyblueyes

    Fulltiming? What Regrets do/did you have?

    I like that idea, someone recently shared a couple of links to RV journeys with me. I’m sure you have seen them. The first was to spend a entire year in 72 degree weather. it has a journey planned out for you to travel fir 12 months and stay comfortable. There are 12 moves involved I think. The second involved following a trail that visits all national parks on the main land US.both sound pretty cool to me.
  7. mickeyblueyes

    how many flushes

    RVnotyet, If you have other choices to look at give them a second glance, those are small size tanks. However I do not know what kind of camping you’ll be doing. For me I would want the biggest capacity available, just a thought have you looked at truck campers.i have had one since 1999 and capacity is good on holding tanks and fresh water too. I know I can last a week on the soft sand beach taking it easy on showers. you can take the camper off and have a truck or have a camper on and pull a trailer. Lots of versatility and pretty good mileage if you get the right set up too.
  8. mickeyblueyes

    tires on the beach

    I would say from years of beach camping that 4x4 is mandatory. Lower the air pressure in your trailer too.
  9. mickeyblueyes

    Fulltiming? What Regrets do/did you have?

    Great information,thank you,I might have posted that after my accident I was in a wheelchair for a while,I really was bummed out. I should say I was really depressed. but it took a while and things fell into place I ended up helping all the older widows in my general neighborhood.,handyman,and the like. well it is very satisfiing as they all worry about me if I disappear for a couple of days. I’m sure I’ll find something to do if not I’ll do crosswords or read or ride a bike or cook or relax..........I’m just going thru the “prewedding” jitters lol
  10. I did not read all these threads but try Meyers superstore they are south of Syracuse. I know the service manager,if you need his phone number PM me I just don’t want to publish it.
  11. mickeyblueyes

    Fulltiming? What Regrets do/did you have?

    Thanks very sound advice, in our case I mentioned that our property taxes are $14,000 and the house is way. ,way to big for us. The grandkids have all grown into independence and adolescents. They are so busy with sports ,school and friends that there is no time for us. On holidays when they come over for a couple of hours they don’t talk much anyway. oh and they live 1.5 miles away. We both said it’s time to go when the grandkids don’t need us any longer,. That time has come. I was seriously hurt several years ago in a accident and the cold weather kills me,as does my wife. So I’m pining for AZ or RGV. thanks,
  12. mickeyblueyes

    Fulltiming? What Regrets do/did you have?

    Thanks,Kirk, inspiration!
  13. Since we are taking the plunge soon I would like to ask if there was or is something about fulltiming that you did not expect and regret doing it. Believe me I understand leaving a house you raised kids in and spent 40 or more years in can be difficult and down right scary. I for one am scared as is my wife. There are a million what ifs? There are a millionwhats ifs staying in your home also,but a complete life change seems daunting. When I first retired I was scared stiff I would be bored to tears. It took a while but I found a niche helping seniors in my neighborhood. they keep me busy. is there anyone out there that is bored stiff by fulltiming? My plan is to layup in a nice resort for the winter months and see National Parks in the warmer time. One can wash and wax a RV just so many times!
  14. Smitty ....excellent post especially the last paragraph.
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