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Belleville MI

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Posted: 10/11/21 06:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry for your loss.

As said above, don't make any decisions now. Give it some time.


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Posted: 10/11/21 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

May time and love soothe your hurt. Until then, know that it is totally normal and natural to grieve.

Mike G.
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Posted: 10/11/21 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My DW died 2 years ago. I sold the RV, just to many memories, and they still sell them, so you can buy another if you choose.

Gods Speed,

* This post was edited 10/11/21 11:51pm by winnietrey *



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Posted: 10/12/21 05:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am so sorry for your loss. I know what that feels like. One year ago yesterday I lost my husband of almost 50 years. We fulltimed the last 15 years of his life. We had just bought a home in Florida as he wanted to start snowbirding and using Florida as a base since our son lives there.

We had 2 motorhomes. A 40 Phaeton diesel pusher and a 22' gas B+ (which we bought to take to Alaska). We had kept the little one because we loved it and planned to do some older state parks where smaller is better.

I had always driven both, so it was no problem. My DH died on the road, so when I got his ashes back, I drove back to Florida and emptied the big rig out, cleaned it inside and out and sold it within a 6 weeks. I kept the little one.

I joined a Women's RV group, the Florida chapter, hoping to continue camping with like minded individuals. A lot of members are widows who wanted to keep on camping like I did. It has been a good experience and a healing one at that.

It is different being on my own for sure. But I am trying to continue to enjoy things we used to do together. I was not content to stay at home after 15 years on the road. I am currently in Indiana in my little rig due to the death of my Mom. Her funeral is tomorrow, then I am heading south once again.

Best wishes to you.


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Posted: 10/12/21 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I too lost my spouse 1.5 yrs ago, seems like yesterday. I kept the big coach for exactly one year then downsized.

I do feel a little bit lost but have many friends and family around.

I want to keep rv’ing and hope time will heal the loss.

Safe travels.

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Posted: 10/12/21 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is the most overwhelming period of your life when you lose a spouse. As others have mentioned, I too lost my husband 3 1/2 years ago. Take time to mourn her loss. At some point it may be more obvious what you want to do. I’ve stayed with RVing on my own but it is different. Grief affects us all differently, listen to your heart and know God is with you.


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Posted: 10/12/21 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

I am so sorry for your loss. I counsel surviving partners frequently and advise that you make no rash decisions RE camping or anything else.

It's tough but unless you are desperate for the money from selling, another vote for sit tight for at least a few months.

Tammy & Mike
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Posted: 10/12/21 12:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator


Sorry for your loss. I read her obituary and saw she was amazing and too young. God bless you and give you His joy.


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Posted: 10/16/21 09:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry for your loss, I agree maybe take a step back and wait awhile, seek support from family & friends. I hope the healing starts soon and maybe you will be back on the open road.


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Posted: 10/17/21 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First - my deepest sympathy. Re the trailer - I guess it would boil down to how much "effort/risk" it takes to keep it. If I had to pay for storage (and risk a possible break-in while in storage) - I would probably sell the RV since it's probably at its peak value at the moment. If it was on my property, safe and sound and not really costing me any money - I would probably wait.

If I lost my husband, I would probably do what ScottieMom has done - downsize and seek a group of like-minded campers

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