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Old 01-26-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I'm new to the forum, to RVing and to many other things.

Last year my wife and I bought a new pickup and a used 5th wheel.

We did a few test runs to nearby Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio in the autumn.
And this winter we took a two week trip down to Florida.

The upshot: we love RVing. So many advantages to home life;
just to mention a few:
-no need for extensions cords
-all our possessions within reach and reduced to a few cabinets
-toilet flush with foot pedal is extra hygienic


After our 20 day trial run, we decided to put our house on the market this February. We are cleaning the house as I write these lines. (That is, my wife is cleaning while I told her I'm writing an important business letter).


This forum helped us during our 5th-wheel buying decision. Thank you contributors.
I'm planning on making a bunch of improvements to our rig before we hit the road and I might come back with questions. Most of the improvements are about making the trailer fit for cats to live in.

That our animals have a great place is important to me and is part of what I do for a living.
My work is described here http://wild-design.com/ and here http://zooandaquariumdesign.blogspot.com/
Or to save you the time: I do design work for zoos and aquariums, helping to improve the living quarters of animals.

English eez nod my first language. You might sink I'm a poet (or idiot) because of my creative use of it. Except for this paragraph all my errors are unintentional. But I usually get my point across.

iRV2.com was also helpful and I might add some of this text there as well (by announcing that here I might save you the time of reading this text twice if you are lurking around that forum as well). (Plus it will save me the time of writing a "hello" letter twice)

The owner forum is a great thing and my thanks to all that contribute their time and keep it running.

See you on the road or the campground.
Martin
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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Nice intro
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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Thats very exciting. We have made our Jayco home away form home into a real home too. This summer we are going to tear out the base of our bed in the master bedroom and turn part of it into a better place to sleep for our dogs… I would love to see what you are doing for your cats. You can take a tour of my tailer below my name.
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For our dog I just put some push mower tires on his cage and tow him behind our travel trailer.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:41 AM   #5
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We probably were camping with you at Maumee Bay. It is one of our favorite places and most of our 2013 trips were spent there. Have fun on your adventures!
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Martin welcome to the site from a fellow Ohioian in the NorthEast!
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Carry-on Martin...looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

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Welcome to the JOF and Happy Camping!
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:52 PM   #10
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Thank you all for the welcome.

The snow is melting and my days in Ohio are numbered - I hope. (I love Ohio, but I hope this was my last winter here!)

@Ladywendolyn: Great photo blog!

@JaybirdDesigner: Hope to see you one day at Maumee Bay State Park!
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