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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Careful.... before you know it he will have you driving a Ridgeline. One minute Iím driving my Tundra, then before I realized what was happening Iím in a new Ridgeline. Heís insidious.
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    Ran across this saved article from Trailer Life magazine. Jeff Johnston can now be seen on Rollin’ On TV. D553FBFD-1AE2-4386-AF16-2E83EF8D19D7.jpg



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    My 2006 Ford F-250 and 26í Shasta 5th wheel. As we were leaving our campsite in the Bighorns September 2020.

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    Today, Rolliní on TV becomes RVing Today.

    Rolliní on was a pretty good show usually on Sunday mornings. Back in the day, there used to be RV Today which was a good show with decent hosts.
    Hopefully the new show will be the best of the previous shows.

    The show can be seen on NESN+ in the Northeast.

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    Brought this home in November ... 2020 Globetrotter 25' FBQ.

    Many years of camping in Coleman pop-ups, can't wait for Spring!

    Trips planned ...

    June ... Cape May, one week

    June ... Cape Cod, one week

    September ... Ocean City area, two weeks

    Probably two other separate week long trips over the summer.

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    Very nice
    Airstreams are one of the iconic classics.
    Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Very nice
    Airstreams are one of the iconic classics.
    Good luck with it.
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    Thanks...it has always been a dream of mine to have one...can't wait to get out there in it!

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    How are all you RV owners doing this season? Yeah, the price of gas/diesel is currently a factor for sure but planning an extended stay can make it all worth it.

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    Funny this thread would pop up...

    We are on our first trip with our Airstream, having traveled about 300 miles south to a nice campground a few miles north of Cape May, NJ.

    We arrived last Wednesday, and will leave Wednesday morning.

    Weather is beautiful, and it is very nice compared to the Coleman pop-up were previously had.

    Pure highway driving at 60 mph yielded 12 mpg in the Tundra.

    We have another week planned June 14th-21st in Cape Cod, then the next trip will not be until September for two weeks near Assateague Island in the DelMarVa peninsula Eastern shore of Maryland.

    And...maybe one other week sometime in July or August, but nothing scheduled yet.

    I do kinda miss my R80ST, though.

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    Nice it's all working out for you!
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    New Motor Home and trade offs..................MODS PLEASE ROTATE PIC

    Did the Airstream route for 20 or so years. No problems really at all. Got lots of thumbs up traveling. Did many upgrades on the 1987 and got the money from them plus a bunch more when we decided that a 2' counter to cook on, the queen size bed filled up the whole bedroom area leaving no room for walking around the bed, and a whole bunch more items that made a decision to upgrade the whole outfit pretty easy. Surely not to diminish the shine of ownership that shapes up by the silver bullet.

    So, this time last year we moved along in life and bit another bullet. Lots of travels in that year, and changes. First, the barn where we kept the AS wasn'.t big enough for sure in height. What to do to get the new Motor HOME into the same space where we kept the AS. lolol.....can't raise the roof in the barn, so instead, lower the floor. One advantage of not having concrete for that part of the barn, go down into the fill by 3 feet or so. Then the 12' height of the BUS fit just right.
    A note to anyone with an RV.........KEEP IT IN A BARN. Not only does it protect the paint or finish; but rain, SNOW/ICE cause damage that is totally a fortune in time and money to repair.

    pole barn .jpg


    Now, we just made reservations for another winter down in KEY WEST at the Navy campground on Sigsby Island. Hard to get a spot but worth it to have lows in the 50's all winter. It's worth taking the Long Haul boat that has a dandy sail rig or good for fishing. The Bus allows us to pull a TOAD with even more gear inside or on top.

    bus and rig keys.jpg

    Yes, the cost of fuel is a really lousy thing and not gonna get into the politics of oil exploration and the associated rise in prices. Pulling the AS with the F250 got us 10 to 12 MPG and the Bus is pretty much the same but a lot stronger going up hill or into a wind. Actually often the F250 would get down in the 6 to 8 mpg range and yes the bus falls down into the 10 mpg range. But it all equals out.
    Yes, we are going to local campgrounds a lot more than in the past. Monthly we are spending more weeks and weekends at one of the MANY state parks here in Georgia and as a by-product the freezer is slowly filling up with channel catfish fillets. The Long Haul boat folds up into 3 bags that set up into a very much expedition ready boat that is great for using to fish out of............Oh one can go on and on.

    Gonna see you at the Rally so the thing is gonna save on the MOTEL BILL......Am a volunteer to help park RV's there in Springfield so hope to see you there.........God bless........Dennis

    When YOU are in N.W. Georgia, find your way on Hwy 136 outside of Calhoun, to my mountain top. Camp or RV awhile up on top of the hill and find the peace that I do..........God bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    A note to anyone with an RV.........KEEP IT IN A BARN.
    So true!... and nice rig, Dennis.

    But man, you need a BARN!



    Our Lazy Daze is now 22 years old and due to lack of barn it sat outside for 17 years... and it caused a lot of water and exposure damage.

    Instead of a new rig, we love our camper so much that we had it refurbished at the factory in CA... lots of new stuff, 20% of the price of a new one.

    We originally bought the RV to support our son's amateur motocross racing and now take it around the country.

    Ian

    ... the Sprinter was "willed" to said son, who's now using it as his son's (our grandson's) race bike hauler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    Did the Airstream route for 20 or so years. No problems really at all. Got lots of thumbs up traveling. Did many upgrades on the 1987 and got the money from them plus a bunch more when we decided that a 2' counter to cook on, the queen size bed filled up the whole bedroom area leaving no room for walking around the bed, and a whole bunch more items that made a decision to upgrade the whole outfit pretty easy. Surely not to diminish the shine of ownership that shapes up by the silver bullet.

    So, this time last year we moved along in life and bit another bullet. Lots of travels in that year, and changes. First, the barn where we kept the AS wasn'.t big enough for sure in height. What to do to get the new Motor HOME into the same space where we kept the AS. lolol.....can't raise the roof in the barn, so instead, lower the floor. One advantage of not having concrete for that part of the barn, go down into the fill by 3 feet or so. Then the 12' height of the BUS fit just right.
    A note to anyone with an RV.........KEEP IT IN A BARN. Not only does it protect the paint or finish; but rain, SNOW/ICE cause damage that is totally a fortune in time and money to repair.

    pole barn .jpg


    Now, we just made reservations for another winter down in KEY WEST at the Navy campground on Sigsby Island. Hard to get a spot but worth it to have lows in the 50's all winter. It's worth taking the Long Haul boat that has a dandy sail rig or good for fishing. The Bus allows us to pull a TOAD with even more gear inside or on top.

    bus and rig keys.jpg

    Yes, the cost of fuel is a really lousy thing and not gonna get into the politics of oil exploration and the associated rise in prices. Pulling the AS with the F250 got us 10 to 12 MPG and the Bus is pretty much the same but a lot stronger going up hill or into a wind. Actually often the F250 would get down in the 6 to 8 mpg range and yes the bus falls down into the 10 mpg range. But it all equals out.
    Yes, we are going to local campgrounds a lot more than in the past. Monthly we are spending more weeks and weekends at one of the MANY state parks here in Georgia and as a by-product the freezer is slowly filling up with channel catfish fillets. The Long Haul boat folds up into 3 bags that set up into a very much expedition ready boat that is great for using to fish out of............Oh one can go on and on.

    Gonna see you at the Rally so the thing is gonna save on the MOTEL BILL......Am a volunteer to help park RV's there in Springfield so hope to see you there.........God bless........Dennis
    WoW Dennis, I hope you have as good a luck with the new RV and the Airstream.
    No doubt on the barn or garage comment. The sun and other elements are real tough on most everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    So true!... and nice rig, Dennis.

    But man, you need a BARN!



    Our Lazy Daze is now 22 years old and due to lack of barn it sat outside for 17 years... and it caused a lot of water and exposure damage.

    Instead of a new rig, we love our camper so much that we had it refurbished at the factory in CA... lots of new stuff, 20% of the price of a new one.

    We originally bought the RV to support our son's amateur motocross racing and now take it around the country.

    Ian

    ... the Sprinter was "willed" to said son, who's now using it as his son's (our grandson's) race bike hauler!

    The refurb is becoming a popular option, especially with a rig that you are fond of. It's happening pretty regularly with construction machinery as well.
    So nice to have under-cover storage for your rig as well. It makes such a difference.

    It's also good to see the grandson on and interested in motorsports. Even if they don't continue with their riding, what they learn will help them throughout their life.

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    Dennis, loved your solution to the barn height problem!

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