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mickeyfan0805

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I so know this feeling, but no more! I am done with the white stuff!
This was from about four years ago and it was the final push to get me to move south...
Yeah - I would if I could. At the moment, work wins the day and keeps me where I am. I dream of a retirement including heading south in a FW just after Christmas and not returning until Easter. DW is not so keen. Given that it's still a good 20 years out - who knows! For now, nothing to do but suck it up!
 
  • Part-Time Paradise

    Is it camping season yet?
    Joined
    Dec 27, 2019
    Looks great!

    'Shakedown this weekend!' Boy am I jealous...
    Not going to say you jinxed me, but I've woken up to sleet and freezing rain and highs and lows below freezing through TUE. I died a little inside when I suggested to DW that we postpone our shakedown trip until President's Day. She reluctantly agreed.

    If the roads thaw like the weatherman predicts (so accurate these days...🙄) we're going to go to the storage lot and move in all our RV junk that is still sitting in the garage from the old trailer. Then go to WM to find the new shelving and other accouterments we need to make the new rig our home away from home. So at least I'll be in the camper?
     

    jbrostek

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    Mar 16, 2011
    Winter can be so unpredictable for camping. The traditional FW trip I have had to dig out the RV from a 14" snowfall, left in driving rain and sleet (non accumulating), And January 2014 it was 6F when I left VA heading south. Then last weekend it was 68F and we went on a 3 mile walk after spending saturday buying our new rig at the RV show. We are scheduled to pick it up next weekend and this weekend they are calling for snow while we work to box up most of the stuff and unload the old unit.
     

    Stratman50th

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    Nov 17, 2019
    Winter can be so unpredictable for camping. The traditional FW trip I have had to dig out the RV from a 14" snowfall, left in driving rain and sleet (non accumulating), And January 2014 it was 6F when I left VA heading south. Then last weekend it was 68F and we went on a 3 mile walk after spending saturday buying our new rig at the RV show. We are scheduled to pick it up next weekend and this weekend they are calling for snow while we work to box up most of the stuff and unload the old unit.
    Where are you in VA?
    In January 2014 we were heading back to MD from Florida. What a letdown that was!
     

    jbrostek

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    Mar 16, 2011
    Where are you in VA?
    In January 2014 we were heading back to MD from Florida. What a letdown that was!
    At the time Manassas, and the rig was stored in Chantilly near the cadillac dealer. We now live in Haymarket/Gainesville a short walk from Greenville Farm Family Campground with enough land and no HOA stopping us from storing the rig at home.

    I bet that was a fosty let down. I actually blew out an injector near Rocky Mount, NC and got to spend a few 9F days at the local KOA while Ford fixed the truck. Its when I found out that my Sanibel faired pretty well as long as you had the tank heaters and heat running.
     
  • jbrostek

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    Mar 16, 2011
    I work in technology but always seem to find the jobs that require me to be in the office. One day I will find a 90-100% telework job and can spend a summer when my wife (teacher) is on break and just travel the country. She knows my goal for retirement is to spend a couple years on the road visiting places.
     

    Part-Time Paradise

    Is it camping season yet?
    Joined
    Dec 27, 2019
    Right on jbrostek. I have an Alaska RV trip in my dream planning folder. I want to get the kids up there for a summer before they leave the house for good.
     

    Stratman50th

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    Nov 17, 2019
    I work in technology but always seem to find the jobs that require me to be in the office. One day I will find a 90-100% telework job and can spend a summer when my wife (teacher) is on break and just travel the country. She knows my goal for retirement is to spend a couple years on the road visiting places.
    I've been in IT for almost 18 years now. For the last 5 I've been completely web based. I consider myself very lucky! It has allowed us to make our move from Maryland to Florida. Not retired yet but at least we've changed our geography to our retirement jumping off point. We are still in the take off for travel days and stay a week phase. I have worked from our home on wheels for 3 months while the house here was being finished so if I want to go an a road trip I can. That being said it's really no fun to be stuck in the coach working while my wife heads off to the pool! Best of luck to you and your goal!
     

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