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Old 05-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #11
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I love our 2004 Georgetown. I love camping. I love taking my coffee out to my little chair and listening to the waves, birds, quiet and smelling the fresh air. I love living in 35' of knowing where everything is and saying goodbye to my house. Problem is.......after just 4 short jaunts (5 day max on one trip), Hubby has decided he doesn't like the lifestyle. HELP!!!!!
Might have something to do with the fact every time we have loaded up and 'started out', something has gone wrong. Might be that the insurance we bought (thank God) has already had to pay out almost 4 grand for the damage from a windstorm...(broken windshield; ripped canopy and broken pole; TV fell out and crashed; ripped off TV antenna)...All turn signals quit working...expensive hitch for 2000 VW tow car broke second day...batteries all had to be replaced....bought a satellite dish and the day it was installed the flat screen gave up, bought a new TV....$$$$$ adding up. Bed is too narrow and short for him....yada yada yada....
To top it off, it hasn't quit raining long enough to really do 'anything' fun.
I'm the one who wanted this giant thing in our driveway, and now wondering if we made a bad move at our age (I'm 69 and he is 71). Maybe we are just set in our ways and should have started this years ago.

Sorry if all this is boring, but wonder if anyone on this forum has gone through this just to find out that RV life isn't your cup of tea.

Well, what are his interest/hobbies? History, cars, racing, trucks, golf, antiques etc.? Plan some trips where he can enjoy one or two of his interest. If you both enjoy the same thing then great! If you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surroundings of the RV then do that and let him go check out a new golf course, or the local car show or a few antique shops. I saw a guy once who was into woodworking and had a mini shop on a slide out tray that slid out from one of his storage bays! (we even bought a few things from him) If his hobby is small (indoor type), bring it along. Take a walk and talk to new people, ask questions of them about RV'ing, how they handle it etc.

As for some of the problems, some are inevitable whereas others are just a matter of "secure it or stow it". If the weather is going to be bad (especially windy), secure it or put it away (especially if you're going to be out away from the RV).

It will get better now that it sounds like all the bad things have already happened. Sooooo, keep on trying, it will get easier and more fun once you find your interests along the way.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #12
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If you think about all you have been through and all the repair you have done and had done, you should be good to go now.

Iggy is right find a couple or two and go camping together, talk to other camper in the campgrounds you go to, you will find friends your age. My dad has been going to Corpus Christi for years for years, he had so many friends, they look forward to seeing each other. Hang in there, I think you will do fine
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:34 PM   #13
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ependydad.....Boy you said a mouthful. "Divorce forces sale of motorhome" is NOT happening.
So with that said, is this the best place to put TOTALLY reconditioned and upgraded 2004 Georgetown, (with only 21,311 miles) with VW tow car (91k miles) up for sale?
Sadly I'm not kidding.
Would like to spend our 34th anniversary with a smile on 'his' face...
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:19 AM   #14
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ependydad.....Boy you said a mouthful. "Divorce forces sale of motorhome" is NOT happening.
So with that said, is this the best place to put TOTALLY reconditioned and upgraded 2004 Georgetown, (with only 21,311 miles) with VW tow car (91k miles) up for sale?
Sadly I'm not kidding.
Would like to spend our 34th anniversary with a smile on 'his' face...
I apologize, I usually try to keep my mouth zipped. But I just wonder if you will still have a smile on your face if you sell the Georgetown?

Have you considered a seasonal site?

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Old 05-13-2014, 06:26 AM   #15
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My Grandparents RV'ed until they were 88 when Grandpa said he could no longer setup and tear down. They are 94 now, but grandpa and grandma still like to come up to the lake and hang out and go fishing!!
There is a elderly lady at our seasonal park that is in her late 80's still drives! Owns her own trailer. Her Great Grand children look after the work around the trailer. She leaves her retirement home May 15th and returns Oct 15th has done so for 20 years.

Have fun travelling, you have a 10 yr old unit and sometime shakedown blues happen.
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Most of us have had problems with our rig but not in that short of time. You could always look at it this way you guys got most of the problems out of the way early. I find if I just keep calm when problems come up it's better on the family and myself
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I apologize, I usually try to keep my mouth zipped. But I just wonder if you will still have a smile on your face if you sell the Georgetown?

Have you considered a seasonal site?

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What do you mean? Sorry, new to this.
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Most of us have had problems with our rig but not in that short of time. You could always look at it this way you guys got most of the problems out of the way early. I find if I just keep calm when problems come up it's better on the family and myself
Not my hubby's cup of tea....he likes being 'tended to' ....hotel type. I thought he would enjoy this (as I do) but..

The rig is running like a top....all the stuff is fixed or brand new
I want to have ONE summer of fun, but looks like maybe not. Of course we haven't had any serious lookey-loos yet.....so who knows.
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Do you think if everything would have gone smooth, no problems, then he'd have a different outlook?
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What do you mean? Sorry, new to this.
Some people rent a campsite for the entire camping season - a "seasonal site" Then you can park your rig and leave it. It becomes like a cabin or condo. Most people who have a seasonal site find someplace reasonably close to home and head to the camper most weekends. No pack up, setup, pack up again, travel home each time. Take a look around your area and see what campgrounds there are with the ammenities and atmosphere you are looking for. There is everything from the most rustic, to full service resorts out there.

Might make a good compromise that you both enjoy, especially if you are looking at taking a loss on the sale of the motorhome after all the work you have done on it. And if you wanted to travel or visit friends or see some sights, you still have the option of unhooking and taking the motorhome out any time you want.
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