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Oklahoma - The Bermuda Triangle for cars?

Discussion in 'Stupid Stuff' started by Snattlerake, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. O4L

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    Funny stuff.

    I used to work with a guy that got into RVing. Every time he came back from a trip he had a similar story about getting from point A to point B and back.

    I often asked him why it kept messing with the darn thing. He never had an answer. I guess somewhere deep inside he liked the pain.
     
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    If one is not a social person, the RV life will not likely fit your lifestyle. If your into visiting with your new neighbor that you have never met before while making a friend, it's a win. You never know where that contact will end. Four years ago we took our first run in the RV to Red River NM. Lasted a week having to move every day because most schedule a year in advance before being told we had to leave because there were no longer any spaces. Lesson learned. We have 2022 scheduled.
    Internet search showed a place in Antonito Colorado with an opening. We are a big rig but they only had small rig sites available. We took it. 8500 ' altitude, so it never got hot.
    Day one sitting outside reading some E-books, another couple walked up and asked if we wanted to participate in a pot luck dinner that night.
    As a person that loves to cook we agreed.
    That couple introduced us to several couples in their group and it's expanded exponentially.
    This fall, over a hundred folks, 50 couples will congregate in one location to celebrate the 5 year retirement party of the folks that introduced us to this lifestyle.
    Hell yes. We all have the same politics and the same love of guns our country should have. Group emails when we are not together to keep informed and post fun things among each other just like OSA without the drama.
    Trips to local ranges when we are together to shoot things.
    Time on the road has zero responsibilities.
    Wake up and try to figure out what fun there is going to be for the day vs waking up at home and dreading the chores coming up for the day.
    Several of our friends have gone full time, selling everything they own, buying a rig and hitting the road full time.
    They don't regret it in the least always looking forward to the next adventure.
    Some folks are into that lifestyle and other not.
    The RV industry is in record territory now for sales because of the covid thing. Family's wanted to get outside to camp and it hasn't slowed down vs staying inside.
     
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    I can see where it could be a lot of fun but this guy was cursed or something. He had an older gas engine motorhome that was apparently demon possessed.

    He sometimes wouldn't even make it out of town before something on it would cause a breakdown. He would fight with that thing most of the week that he'd take off for vacation and keep pouring money into it while hating it the whole time.
     
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    I certainly can't say that the wife and I are anti-social. However, if it happens that we aren't near a lot of people, it isn't a problem for us. We chose to live in an RV full-time because of the opportunity to travel and see new country. And, we have definitely been doing that, even with our Summer work gig.

    We've even had the thought of selling our fifth wheel and truck and moving into an apartment and buying a smaller RV that the Expedition could pull. And then, we've had the thought of selling the rig and traveling and staying in hotels, or better yet, in VRBO rentals. In fact, we did the VRBO thing in November for our 3 weeks vacation in Utah and Arizona.

    Granted, some RV's can be problems, but we've not experienced much of that.
     
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    Had a good friend from Maryland buy a low mileage 90's Airstream motor home several years ago.. looked great but was nothing but a nightmare. We use to meet in PA once a year for a model airplane contest. Out of the 4 times he tried to drive it from MD to PA it made it once and even then he ended up renting a generator because the built in wouldn't start. I think leaving one sit is worse than running the heck out of it.
     
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    We have has a couple of the full timers we are associated with decide to get off the road after 12 years in one case. They have been there and seen that. Needed to set some roots back down again as they aged.
    I can't see us going full time, but I sure look forward to getting back on the road a few days after coming home to the incessant chores.
    My grandparents were RV folks for almost 15 years in a 19' bumper pull towed by a Ford LTD sedan. They stayed within 10 miles of where we stay in South Tx all winter, coming home for a few weeks in the spring, and moving to Northern Michigan in the summers. No AC in their rig!
    Maybe I inherited some of their wanderlust?
    Our country has so many incredible sites to see and visit that it boggles our minds. I have to give thanks to those in the past that have set these aside for future generations to visit and enjoy.
     

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