Greetings from New Brunswick, Canada. We started out our rookie year(spring of '11) with an '00 28' RBS Eagle 5'er and put 6 camping trips under our belts before that fall. We got everything winterized and stored it in our yard for the winter while planning a major trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, in April of this year. Well, disaster struck our little town during the spring run-off and the river flooded the whole town. We got out with the clothes on our backs and our truck but had to leave our home, car and our camper behind. Everything we left behind was a total loss, our camper sat in 8' of water for 3 days, the car was in water up to the windshield and our house had a 4' waterline all around it.
We had no choice but start the road to recovery. We replaced the car with insurance money and the camper was covered as well, so we started looking for a replacement as we needed a place to call home until a settlement was reached on our house. We looked at campers for a month and a half but we couldn't find anything that was close to the comfort we had in our Eagle. I was at my wits end, nerves were shot and we was unsure how we were going to cope. Then, out of nowhere, a dealer posted a trade-in on his Website. He had an '03 28' RBS Eagle fifth wheel which we just had to go see! It ended up being in better shape than our other Eagle and was laid off the same! We bought it on the spot and it gave us such a boost after all we were through!
We were able to purchase another home on higher ground and have recovered from the devastating flood, been able to go on 4 camping trips and we are planning to take the cancelled Biloxi trip in April of 2013!
Things have their way of working themselves out but looking back, there were times that it seemed all hope was lost. We were lucky, hung in there until things came around our way and it made us realize not to take things for granted.