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Old 08-31-2014, 12:09 PM   #51
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I was the OPTEVOR rep on an LST conducting firing tests of the Sea Sparrow off Point Mugu. That flatbottomed vessel rocked and rolled so violently that I always had to have my arms outstretched to cushion the hits against the bulkheads. I upchucked my cookies several times and here I was a macho jet jock used to turning with G's. Tough sailors, those LST crewmen!
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #52
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:44 PM   #53
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I am 42 and I have setup my meager portfolio to allow me to retire at 62. I have always wanted to full-time in an RV. I remember going to school as a kid on a bus seeing this old class c motorhome with a Fort Wilderness tire cover. I let my imagination go wild on trips to school for years. I take the perceptive you never really own anything in this life, you are just renting. Big houses and fancy cars just never appealed to me, so after 20 years and a few camping trips my wife has fallen in love with the idea as well. We are a happy couple, but seem happiest when we are together doing things out and about. Our thoughts will be to sell our home and buy some "land" in Orlando, Florida as a home base for the winter months. She really wants to go back to working for Disney, so our goal is to "full-time" during the months of March to September and work the holiday season at Disney world. At that point I will be retiring from 40 years of high pace IT work, dressing up as Mickey Mouse seems appealing! :-) When as you say age or health limit our ability to drive the open roads, then we can simply park the MH and live on our land or get a condo.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:40 PM   #54
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Love the flagstaff fiver, however after lightning hit house requiring us to live in fifth wheel for seven weeks with yellow lab it was very nice to come home! About two weeks at a time is FUN. Husband likes to drive but got him to spend two days at each cg so we could get in some sightseeing. Much better. He doesn't fish, golf or do crowds. I was getting better at getting Picts at 60 mph but now we can stop and focus lol.


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Old 12-05-2014, 02:48 PM   #55
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Love the flagstaff fiver, however after lightning hit house requiring us to live in fifth wheel for seven weeks with yellow lab it was very nice to come home! About two weeks at a time is FUN. ...
I agree that keeping a home base is a good plan. We hope to part-time full-time when we retire - keeping the house to come back to every few months.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:59 PM   #56
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9.5 is better than I'd have thought. And 12+ w/o a car is great IMO.

I wonder what folks get putting those huge 5vrs? The ones that seem to tower over the TV? Wind resistance has to be worse on them and a 5vr overall than a class A and car.

I have a 09 F250 and a Sabre 14 36qbok (42'). I have a programer that allows me more hp and tq and I get as low as 12 and on a windless day 15. :-)


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Old 12-07-2014, 09:02 PM   #57
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I have a 09 F250 and a Sabre 14 36qbok (42'). I have a programer that allows me more hp and tq and I get as low as 12 and on a windless day 15.
Which one do you use?
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:46 PM   #58
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I have the H&S xrt pro. The last of the DPF delete. Also cold air and cat back exhaust. A total upgrade of $1800. Money well spent too. Without 5er I get 16 in town and 21 on the big road :-)


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