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Old 04-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #41
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It was just an example.
I'm not suprised mobile homes are a lot in FL because of the snow birds and rebounding real estate values in Florida.
I imagine LA will also be expensive, as S. CA is notorious for high real estate.
Anyway, I think you got a lot of advice and well wishes today.
Best of luck.

Stay safe and healthy out there.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:38 PM   #42
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I just happen to be on IRV2 and saw this. I thought it might help as its a one person system.Power Brake Bleeder - iRV2 Forums
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If you could find a nice CG in a warm climate and stay full time is an option to look at. You would not be driving the MH and wear and tear on the vehicle would be zero. This is just a suggestion and might be an option you could live with. There are some CG that will allow you to purchase your site. What ever you decide good luck and safe travels.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #44
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Several years ago I also lost my job (down sizing) of 37 years. My DW and I decided to sell our home and start RVing full time. We have a site in Eastern Ont. and travvel to the west coast of Canada for the winter. We are considering purchasing a second TT. We will leave one in Ont. and have the second in BC. We will save about $2000 a year in fuel costs and have no wear and tear on the TT. It is a hard decision to leave your home. Like you we could not afford to keep the house. We were lucky that we did make a good profit on the sale of the home. I had put enough money into a pension plan we are able to live comfortably. Keep your head high and things will work out for the best.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #45
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Thanks, Terry. That is exactly what we are going to do as soon the RV is up and running. We are driving to LA and then will park in a mobile home park and stay there until we find a home to buy.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #46
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By the way, the delamination on the RV is not bad at all, just slight and I don't think that will be a problem for quite a while. The RV is now at a truck repair place so that they can look at the brakes. If the cost is not too much, we will have them do it, otherwise my husband will.

So, it turns out that things might not be as bad as first thought and looks like we probably did get a pretty good deal after all. I was looking at the things I purchased and the majority of them would have been purchased anyway to customize things just like everyone else does.

After we get settled in LA and find a place, we might look to upgrade, but for now, I think this will serve it's purpose just fine. Unfortunately, we couldn't go on the FROG trip in Florida this weekend because of the service needed and hope to go on another FROG trip in the near future.

I know some people have indicated that we should have purchased a newer unit and that perhaps RVing was not for us, but I don't think comfortable camping is reserved for the rich and well off only. A disabled Vet and his hard working wife are also entitled to attempt to enjoy life.

Thank you to those who gave caring and helpful advice.
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I would like to thank your husband for his service to his country and you as well for the support you provided him during his service. My wife is also a disabled vet who served for almost 27 years. I myself will be retiring in about 9 months (1 Feb). We recently bought our first RV and can't wait for my retirement so we can camp when and where we want. Thanks again for your husbands service to our great country and enjoy your camping adventures!!
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That is nice of you to say, thanks so much.

I posted a thread asking about campgrounds along our route, but it doesn't seem like it posted. Can anyone see this: From South Florida to Southern California
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That is nice of you to say, thanks so much.

I posted a thread asking about campgrounds along our route, but it doesn't seem like it posted. Can anyone see this: From South Florida to Southern California
Yes, it is there.
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I don't have any experience with the campgrounds in the route you're talking about. Have you thought about meandering your way back to LA? Or is it going to be a straight shot?

Under different circumstance, I think a cross-country trip would be a lot of fun.
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