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jamarynn1
post Oct 2 2011, 07:54 PM
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Five months, 25 states, 13,151 miles and we're back home at last. Bittersweet: Glad to be home, but missing the road already. Oh, well, only 7 more months til we take off again..... It feels weird to be able to take more than 5 steps in any direction and not run into something.
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post Oct 2 2011, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(jamarynn1 @ Oct 2 2011, 07:54 PM) *

Five months, 25 states, 13,151 miles and we're back home at last. Bittersweet: Glad to be home, but missing the road already. Oh, well, only 7 more months til we take off again..... It feels weird to be able to take more than 5 steps in any direction and not run into something.


I feel your pain. We just returned after 6 months on the road. I am always glad to be in warm weather but really prefer the motorhome over the stick and brick. Glad you had a good trip.
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post Oct 3 2011, 08:41 AM
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Same here. We like home in FL but love to travel. On the road now in the woods (FL State Park) and moved north. Will be back home in Nov. and planning the next trip out. Motorhome has over 103,000 miles on it now. biggrin.gif


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post Oct 24 2011, 08:48 AM
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I guess our 11 years of fulltime has spoiled us as that kind of travel just sounds tiring to me! We got a home base again last January and in May we headed out for our summer travels. We arrived home five months later, traveling through 13 states, traveling 5,500 miles in the motorhome and another 6K with the towd. We had a great time, spent three weeks in Washington state, two months in Oregon and almost a month traveling through California. We find that the best part of RV travel is the ability to sit still, anywhere we happen to enjoy!


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post Oct 24 2011, 01:36 PM
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QUOTE(John Blue @ Oct 3 2011, 08:41 AM) *

Same here. We like home in FL but love to travel. On the road now in the woods (FL State Park) and moved north. Will be back home in Nov. and planning the next trip out. Motorhome has over 103,000 miles on it now. biggrin.gif


Isn't is sort of sad when you see Motorhomes(and other RV's) for sale and you know they haven't been used to ther full potential. I scan the for sale ads frequently and see units all the time that are 10, 20, and even 30 years old, that have less than 50K miles on them.


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post Oct 24 2011, 01:58 PM
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Isn't is sort of sad when you see Motorhomes(and other RV's) for sale and you know they haven't been used to ther full potential. I scan the for sale ads frequently and see units all the time that are 10, 20, and even 30 years old, that have less than 50K miles on them.


I don't think so. Ours was purchased new in May, 2007 and we have spent over 1200 nights in it since then in a lot of different areas. We have just about 15,000 miles on the odometer. Low mileage does not necessarily mean not used to potential. We, through the years, have been overnight in 48 states and every continent except antarctica. For us it is the destination, not the journey that is desirable. Your mileage may vary.
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post Oct 24 2011, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE(joez @ Oct 24 2011, 02:58 PM) *

I don't think so. Ours was purchased new in May, 2007 and we have spent over 1200 nights in it since then in a lot of different areas. We have just about 15,000 miles on the odometer. Low mileage does not necessarily mean not used to potential. We, through the years, have been overnight in 48 states and every continent except antarctica. For us it is the destination, not the journey that is desirable. Your mileage may vary.


I agree. We generally go from point A to point B and then stay there for 1-4 months. If there is something along the way that piques our interest, we will stay over night to see it. Otherwise I just want to get where I'm going. Our MH is eight years old, has 32K miles and we average in excess of four months a year in it. To us we simply transfer our home from the S&B to the MH and back again. We get the best of both worlds for us that way.
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post Oct 25 2011, 04:31 PM
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I'm in GA at a friend's house before I go to a camp hosting job. I like being on the road. However, I don't like the EXPENSE of getting from one end of the country to the other. I should have planned better and got camp hosting jobs on the way to "stay awhile."

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post Dec 3 2011, 10:00 PM
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Wow, that's a lot of travel! We hope to surpass you sometime in 2012 -- we left Southern CA (home) for a N.A. then European tour - we hope to be gone two years. Would love to hear what you most need when you are out for so long (other than a larger bed!-- our #1 issue!) and your favorite camping spots -- our General Plan route is on our blog:

www.sltandppr.blogspot.com
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post Dec 4 2011, 07:53 AM
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How will you get your MH to Europe? I bought the book written about shipping it by boat but it was written a few years ago and seems fraught with problems. I'd love to drive our Roadtrek through France and Spain.
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