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Old 06-30-2016, 05:50 PM   #31
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DH just "retired" (corporate downsizing) last June. We weren't totally prepared at that point, but did several trips, the longest was 13 days. This year so far, we've done a week at the beach and two weeks in a state park in Georgia, but we are leaving for three months at the end of July. This will be an eye opener for us as to whether we think we can travel that long, or even try full-timing. Our home is way too much maintenance (pool and huge yard), and this half of the couple would love to downsize and travel full time for awhile. We are heading out west to see some national parks we haven't seen yet: Yellowstone, Glacier, Rockies, etc. on this trip. Next year, we are planning an east coast trip all the way to Nova Scotia and PEI. If we can handle three months in a hybrid, I'm sure we could live in a fifth wheel or MH full time for a while! It's all in what makes you happy!
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:18 PM   #32
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Our norm was 3 days every other weekend or so, as long as weather permitted (Seattle can be tough in the winter). In celebration of our retirement, we are in month 4 of a 6 month United States tour, state number 16, New York. Tomorrow we will put 3 more States under our belt when we hit Maine!
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:35 PM   #33
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I'm retired but my DW still works. We've just upgraded to a new truck and TT from a 20-25 year old truck/TT combo. We've been out 4 times with the new rig and plan on going out every weekend that we can. I usually haul and setup on Friday then pick up DW at work and start the weekend. We then come home on Sunday. I'm having surgery in the fall so we are saving her vacation time for that but next year we hope to do a cruise and at least one long camping trip along with as many weekends as we can swing.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:46 PM   #34
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Depends on the trip we did 2 weeks in Florida in January plus drive time and plan the same trip 1/17. Last fall did a 16 day trip to Yellowstone and grand Teton plus stops in between and this year planning 17 days to Niagara falls and Acadia NP. In between we did 4-5 days in hot springs NP and took the granddaughters to MS for 5 days. Then in Aug the Goshen rally both last year and this. I love extended trips for longer travel and also enjoy quick local trips. I would keep scheduling longer trips until you find what is too long. GOOD LUCK!!
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:57 PM   #35
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We're retired and typically spend 100+ nights per year camping. Snowbirding, workcamping, and sightseeing. I'd like to double it but about 100 is what my DW is comfortable with right now. It will probably go up in a couple of years after the Grandchildren get a bit older.
So far this year we've spent 60 nights camping.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:10 PM   #36
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I started out with a Class C 2 years ago thinking that I'd stay one place a couple of nights and move on. I found I like my 2 wk stays in some beautiful places and exploring new areas. So the Class C was traded in on a bigger Class A and I am so much happier on the road than at home. My house will still be there when I am too old to live this wonderful lifestyle! I stay on the road 2-4 months, go home for a couple of weeks and leave again. See how comfortable you are for longer periods of time and how much you enjoy going further from home. Hope to meet you all in some of the wonderful campgrounds we have in this country. Safe travels.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:12 PM   #37
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When I bought our first Class A, without the boss' permission, she said we will take it out at least once a month. She didn't care if it was five miles away, it was coming out of storage. Four class A's later it has been out at least once a month. In May I leave for Key West and normally stay till Sept. Last year after Key West, we went to Panama City Beach, then Charleston. Looks like the same plan this year.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:11 PM   #38
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Since we both still work, we take at least one trip a month and stay 3 nights each time. I look forward to a few years from now when we retire and can take longer trips.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:50 PM   #39
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Just got back from a trip that took us 7200 miles to the east coast( Mayberry Rally), and back.Spent 7 weeks out, going again next week-end for 5 days, then various short trips... Come November, I winter in Arizona for 3 months...But, it's always nice to have a place to come back to. Old Dodge just likes to go....
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:48 PM   #40
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Retired in 2012,bought a new 5th wheel, did a couple of weekends locally then left Florida one June day and traveled the East Coast all the way to Nova Scotia and back to Florida in mid October. Just after Thanksgiving left Florida and headed to Arizona for a few weeks stay then back to Florida by first week of February. Enjoyed seeing the sights as we traveled US & Canada and the other RV'ers we met along the way. The following April we left Florida and headed to Maine to try a stint of being Volunteer's at Acadia Nat'l Park that Summer. We enjoyed it so much that we are in our 3rd year there. Again as Volunteers,Great Times, meeting Nice Folks.
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