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Old 03-20-2022, 07:28 PM   #21
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thank you for this wonderful response. I understand your perspective. We are not throwing in the towel but definitely are becoming clear on our needs. This is a great conversation
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Old 03-22-2022, 10:37 AM   #22
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To me, staying in an RV-park is an overnight-only, on-the-way-to-somewhere-else activity... "Camping" on the other hand, is more of a back-to-nature activity, and we prefer to stay at state parks, BLM sites, etc.

When we opt to stay in one of the "glamping" parks, we know what we're getting into, and are making that trade-off for convenience. (Example: staying at a luxury RV park in the middle of Santa Fe, to be within walking distance of all the tourist stuff...)

That said, rising prices are making it more challenging. We'll probably be taking more "camping" trips this year, and fewer "tourist" trips...
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Old 03-22-2022, 11:26 AM   #23
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I appreciate all the well wishes and your comments.

We finished emptying out the trailer on Sunday. My wife posted on Instagram with a couple of pictures. A friend of our daughter said they have some interest in it. But it was kind of sad too, pulling things out and thinking about how long we've had some of that stuff, some since our tenting days over 30 years ago. I have one all metal frying pan that we've had at least 25 years. I'm keeping it, even though I may never use it again. A lot of breakfasts cooked over the fire with that pan. One of my favorite things to do camping.

Meanwhile I heard back from Camping World. They want us to drop it off 45 minutes away, in another state, for 3 or 4 days to inspect it and then make a final offer. Um, nope. Not happening. They were practically begging me to make a commitment. All of this tells me I should not have too much difficulty selling it myself. And they think I'm in a hurry to do this.
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Old 03-22-2022, 06:22 PM   #24
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Good luck to you Doc. I retired my old Jayco this month too but for different reasons. After full timing for the last 7 years, Quartzsite in the winter and hosting at Washington state parks in the summer I finally saved up enough to buy a house in the country with a little over an acre. I can see Mt. Rainier out the back window, and horses, and barns. It's nice.

I've had my trailer since 2010, and the first 7 or 8 years were an adventure. The last two not so much. My aches and pains were too much of a distraction to be able to enjoy myself, especially when in Arizona, 1200 miles away from my doctors.

I'm not going to miss the lifestyle though. I traveled the country with my trailer, seen more the the last 10 years than most see in their entire lives. I've done enough that I got it out of my system. And working on my new old house won't allow me much time to pull my trailer around. I've began a new adventure.
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