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Terryallan

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Posted: 08/07/21 09:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

EgorKC wrote:

One year we lost a TT to a blowout. Replacement got delayed before a scheduled trip that could not be moved. We did the Campground cabins. Took a Weber Q and It was nearly the same experience. Discovered I could fry bacon and eggs outside in a skillet set on the Q. It made loading up to leave a lost faster. One place I highly recommend for cabins is the Rafter J in the Black Hills.
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We never cooked in our camper any way. I just didn't want the bacon grease, and other smells in it. We have always cooked outside. I have a cast iron griddle that sits on my grill, campstove, or on the fire ring. So that will be no issue.


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Terryallan wrote:

Beaker wrote:

terryallan wrote:

FYI Now is the time to sell. I put our's on the main highway with a sign, and it sold in less that 24 hours. At one time there was 3 people looking at it. I thought they were all together, but no. They just all showed up at the same time.


Good to see it worked for someone. Selling my fifth wheel has been the hardest sell I've had. Mostly scammers and no shows, people offering me 50% less over the phone without looking. Maybe I need to price it higher!


I just set it up on a friend's lot on the main road thru town, 321. When I went to meet one guy there, 2 others stopped while i was showing it to him, and then when I was hooking it up to bring it home to clean it out, for the buyer to pick up. a guy stopped and wanted to look at it.

So put it where lots of people can see it, and it won't sit long.


Actually put it on 321! Right now! ha


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Cabins are cool !

There are some for rent at a state park near me. I've thought about renting them ,after the camper is winterized, on a nicer winter weekend . They are kinda expensive though. I usually talk myself out of it and save the money for summer time.

Maybe this winter I will try them out.

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I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision, but what a great time to get top dollar for it! I'm turning 41 and hoping to have 20 or 30 years left where I am capable of and enjoying camping. I've already given great thought to a park model camper at a nice location somewhere. Someplace the wife and I can load up the car (or fly to) and have a (very inexpensive) vacation home in paradise. Perhaps that is something you may consider.


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I sure understand but glad you can still enjoy a cabin in a campground! At 77, I am in pretty good shape but my wife has multiple health issues and walks with a walker 90% of the time. I am not ready to sell our motor home but we didn't use it at all last year and this year we used it 3 nights at a nearby camp ground for a family reunion. We wanted to take it to Montana to visit my wife's sister but I am afraid the wife's health is just not good enough to make the trip. The MH sits inside and is in very good shape with 30K miles on it but it is 20 years old so it is not worth a lot so I think we will just keep it and hope we can use it again!


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I'm sorry to hear this Terry but I understand. My time is coming very quickly. I figure 10 to 15 years on the outside at best.

In any event I have enjoyed your posts over the years and you have given a lot of new comers many great tips.

I wish you and yours the best in your new adventure.


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spoon059 wrote:

I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision, but what a great time to get top dollar for it! I'm turning 41 and hoping to have 20 or 30 years left where I am capable of and enjoying camping. I've already given great thought to a park model camper at a nice location somewhere. Someplace the wife and I can load up the car (or fly to) and have a (very inexpensive) vacation home in paradise. Perhaps that is something you may consider.


We actually did think about that. But the only CG we would consider using has a years long waiting list, and it is pretty pricey to put it there. Last we checked it was $2500+ for 6 months, and that does not include electric. and at this time we wouldn't be able to get up there enough to justify the cost.

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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

I'm sorry to hear this Terry but I understand. My time is coming very quickly. I figure 10 to 15 years on the outside at best.

In any event I have enjoyed your posts over the years and you have given a lot of new comers many great tips.

I wish you and yours the best in your new adventure.


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Lwiddis wrote:

At 72 I setup and takedown the TT a little slower but still enjoy these chores. To each his own.


Truth is. I hurt my back years ago, and it will just not take the strain of setup, hookup, and even carrying the WDH from the building to the truck. This is not something I want to do. But not being able to walk, or sleep is not something I want to do either.

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Quitting time is something everyone has to face. When I have to pay somebody to fix every little thing it will be time to quit.

Right now I am happy to go up on the roof, crawl underneath & twist the body into all kinds of positions to get at something in the basement. It is not as easy as it used to be but thousands in tech time have been saved fixing the little things myself.

When the body says enough I guess that will be enough.


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