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Old 20-08-2011, 08:20   #31
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Re: Trial Run in an RV . . . Am I Silly ?

Ya, it's the journey. But I'm stuck in the Sargasso Sea
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Old 20-08-2011, 08:30   #32
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Ya, it's the journey. But I'm stuck in the Sargasso Sea
Ahhh.... one has to beware the 'Kling-ons' out there.... Good Luck...
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Old 20-08-2011, 10:08   #33
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But there is great fishing there! I saw your posts on the "tale house off market". Glad you stood your ground. I started dreaming of cruising in 2006. My ex couldn't get on board. So he had to get off. :-)
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Well trial in RV coming to a close. Job ended here in Florida---and we are going to head out west to start supplementing the boat fund.

It's been enlightening. I'm sorry to be moving back to an apartment, in a way. But the RV isn't ours, only borrowed. And we have thought about buying one in California, but not sure we want to acquire more "stuff" when we are trying to downsize.

What I've loved is the QUIET. Coming home at night to no TV, no big house to clean. Just a simple dinner to grill and I've slept really well. No Costco trips needed because...well where would we put it?? And I've REALLY loved proximity to outside. My house has doors but I spend so much more time outside here? I will have to ponder "why"..

Showering in park facility doesn't bother me at all, when o thought it would. I have a ready-to-go shower bag. I admit tho...I will skip a day of showering. Rarely do that at the house or apt. The bald other half will get a little scruffy too, :-). He will shower every day but skips shaving as much as work will allow. Febreeze in head works well...just a spray every couple of days seems to help. Also doesn't bother me, and thought it might.

The drawbacks are really laundry facilities and how quickly the RV gets messy without attention to picking up. But then again...it takes 10 minutes to clean also! A plus to everything!
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Re: Trial Run in an RV . . . Am I Silly ?

I know what you mean. We once lived in a 26' trailer for 3 months in a boat yard in Mayo, MD near Annapolis. We were working on our hurricane damaged Tayana 37.
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For the full effect just park it in knee-deep water.
For reality check, have two football teams stand on opposite sides and rock it back and forth- gentle for regular, hard and jerky for windy  ... But seriously, I knew I could make it on a sailboat when I lived in a small motel after we sold our house and I finished my job. The short steps to get coffee was nice and less stuff to clean. Four years later, still love the boat. 
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I packed today...so sad! :-( But I know I'll be able to adapt to at least part tine on the boat.
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