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Old 03-23-2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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New to the forum, not new to 5th wheels

Hi everyone,

Thought I'd tell my story as a way to introduce myself. I started with "campers" when I was just a kid. My Dad used to build his own pickup bed campers in our garage. He eventually got so good at it that people would circle our rig at camp grounds with strange looks on their face and finally ask "what brand camper is that". Anyway, before I was married, I was happy to pull my old boat behind my old, but capable International Scout II with the back end loaded with my gear.

When I eventually got married, my wife came from a family that had "cabins". That didn't fit my nomadic outdoors lifestyle so we bought an at the time 20 year old Skamper 5th wheel. We didn't even own a pickup! Anyway a couple years later, we bought a new Skyline Nomad with a super slide. Boy oh boy we were playing in the tall cotton now! Anyway, it soon occurred to me that I live in Kansas well renown for thunderstorms and I owned a metal sided trailer. We traded the Nomad for a Damon Challenger with a bedroom slide too - whew hoo! Of course you never say never and not all that long after - we were the proud new owners of a King of the Road triple glide.

We were actually very happy with the King, but as it aged and the company folded, its parts prices increased and availability decreased. So a couple years ago we traded for a Pinnacle 34RLTS. I'll post a picture of our rig for your entertainment. We like to go to the lake, fish, play in the water and then relax in the coach at the end of the day. I have one question for forum members if they'd care to reply and that is; how do you cope when long time RVing friends sell their coaches and follow other pursuits. It has become a problem for us anyway...


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Old 03-23-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:07 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Jayco Forum, lots of great information and members.

We had the same situation with long time friends selling their RV and going a different direction, it was tough since we did not get to see them as much on the weekends and activities but we survived.
I am not sure if there is a good answer, we still saw our friends and did activates with them, just not as often.

Of course now that we fulltime and travel across the country, we do not see Family and Friends as often as we used to, we have moved in a completely different direction with our lives.

Of course most of our Family and Friends think we are NUTS, but we are having the time of our life and seeing the country at the same time.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:59 PM   #8
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Welcome to the family. Love the 5er... and boat! Happy and safe travels.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:02 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum, What lakes do you go too, we are a boating family also. We live on Tuttle creek lake but go to Milford, council grove, Wilson, Melvern, perry, and big hill and are alway looking for boating friends. Our camping buddies sold out on us and bought a lake home at council grove city lake a few years ago so we end up always inviting people to come stay with us that don't have campers or boats
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:10 AM   #10
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Welcome! We have the opposite problem...None of our friends, and even most family, do not camp and think we are going through some strange phase. We invite them along to see all the beautiful and fun places, but no one accepts. So we go and enjoy our own company. But it would be nice to share the experience sometimes. Hope you find a new and fun circle of friends to travel with.

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