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Old 09-26-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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Great story and kudos on how you dealt with adversity. Welcome to the forum, post often!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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Congrats on finding the new trailer and getting things back to normal, good luck with the trip next year be sure to post pics when you get back.
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welcome to the forum. WHat part of NB are you from? Guessing Grand Falls area.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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We lived right in Perth-Andover. We are now just outside of town on Route 130, the former Trans-Canada.
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Wow, thaks for sharing your story. Glad to see things are on the road for recovery for you guys.
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Wow...welcome to Jayco Owners Forum. With the bad luck you had, you are bound to have years of good luck now. Here's hoping you do.
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Great story! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for sharing! Glad all is well for you guys.
We go through NB and camp in Woodstock on our way to Parsborro NS
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