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Old 03-08-2006, 11:28 AM   #29
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Have you ever thought about joining The Club?
I'm a life member...
Yeah. Somebody told me about the group and gave me a test when I was in my 20s. I couldn't see any point in pursuing it. (I had enough stimulation in my life back then.) These days, if there are singles in my age bracket with an income who are interested the short, plump and sassy in the group, I'm a candidate who is willing to shave my head and run naked through the stadium for the cause.

(Sure, I know its more like ruminating in the chat room than running through the stadium. I'm just a hyberbole freak.)
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:25 PM   #30
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I was shocked to read there are rv parks that won't allow rvs older than a certain year. Granted, I am not likely to want to go to one of these parks, but I mean...really!?!?
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:31 PM   #31
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And Maggie,

There are RV parks that won't allow RVs that don't pass a size bar in. For example, the RV must be 20 ft or more to enter. Some won't allow RVs in that are not completely self-contained. Others won't allow in trailers that have non-plumbed gray water catchers or non-plumbed toilets. Some won't let in hybrids that have soft sides because they are soft-sided/canvas restricted. The exclusionary ones aren't that common. But they are out there.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:11 AM   #32
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She took her first RV trip.

This is all she wrote:
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Back from our disastrous RV weekend.
Our RV broke down at 2am on a highway on the way up, and broke down again about a hour away from home on the way back.
Bye Bye RV! I hate that thing now. It cost me so much money this weekend and we are both so let down about it.
Anyone want to buy an RV cheap?
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:49 AM   #33
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She took her first RV trip.

This is all she wrote:

Back from our disastrous RV weekend.
Our RV broke down at 2am on a highway on the way up, and broke down again about a hour away from home on the way back.
Bye Bye RV! I hate that thing now. It cost me so much money this weekend and we are both so let down about it.
Anyone want to buy an RV cheap?
Oh, Benita. NOW is when it's really going to be hard to let it go. We all KNEW this was going to happen ... yet, now that it has ... well, I really AM sorry ... but at least the issue is now resolved. Really, I don't like that happening to anyone.

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Old 03-14-2006, 07:08 AM   #34
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Benita, have a laugh at her expense, and then say something consoling to her. There are folks in this world who never "get it" whatever "it" may be. They have to do things their own way and make their own mistakes. It's costly, hard, and unnecessary but they won't do it any other way. I know several folks like that. I don't voice my opinion to them any more unless they ask. Each time, after their latest catastrophe, whatever it may be, I gently remind them that they had been offered better options by their friends, and perhaps listening to their friends next time might save them some pain. I don't do the blatant "I told you so", but I try to help them learn to examine their options more carefully. Old habits though, are hard to break. You have to bless 'em and let 'em go.

Thanks for sharing that with us!

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Old 03-14-2006, 08:50 AM   #35
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I'm glad they made it home OK, that's the important thing...

BUT
... this would be a good time for a long, deep belly laugh with a few thigh slaps thrown in.




Maybe you can chuckle on down the road now.
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:30 AM   #36
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Kind of reminds of a friend that bought a used, older motorhome. After about 6 months he said thought he was going to buy a new motorhome one piece at a time. That was a few years ago. I imagine he's put enough into get a one. After all that he's still got an old, used motorhome.

The best thing to say to her now about her purchase is .
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:21 PM   #37
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I agree.
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:41 PM   #38
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A woman who has been on several of the same message boards as I over the last few years confessed a while back that she wanted an RV. I responded back with a picture of the Fiber Stream and chatter about the joys of the open road. She responded back that she was talking about RVs and why did I send her a picture of a trailer? Now, I know its petty of me to be miffed with her, its has been a while now, but I am. I responded back that RVs fall into classes and travel trailers are considered RVS. She came back with, "But, I was talking about a real RV."

Ok, its been proven to me over time conversation with her is like chewing card board when you are used to 5 star cuisine. Her problems are obvious. But the fact that I'm still icked with her after about 2 years is starting to bother me. She can't help being as she is. I should be more mature than this. I want to let the air out of the tires of her "real RV".

There. I hope I got that off my chest. I'll just let the dog pee on the tires of her real RV. I won't touch them. (At least I'm going to keep thinking that.) Its not like she said I had an ugly baby. But, you know, it kinda is.
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If you ever find yourself in this situation, here's a suggested response:
"Oh, didn't you know? The little ones are like Sea Monkeys. You just add water, wait overnight and....."
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:18 AM   #39
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She is getting a travel trailer. Miraculously, my comments about maintaining vintage motors and their depreciation were cited. My only comment, "That's nice."
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:16 AM   #40
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I recently switched from a Gateway computer at home to an Apple Macintosh (which is a completely different machine).

After that switch, I feel I can easily draw a comparison between Macs and FGRVs.

Both are not well known in their market. About 5% of the computer market share uses Mac computers. FGRVs are few and far between compared to stickies.

Both are superior products in their market. Macs are more stable, secure, and pleasing to the eye than the average PC. FGRVs are lightweight, built for longevity, and have the best use of space for any RV.

I could go on and on, but my point is this. Knowing what I know about these two little known, yet superior products I try to do everything I can to educate people who aren't "in the know" about these products. Many times with no success.

If people haven't heard about it, seen it on TV, or if there isn't one on every street corner, then they think it can't be a good product. That is of course their problem.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:51 AM   #41
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As is usually the case, I came up with a response to this situation long after the discussion dissappeared.

I offer it now:

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A woman who has been on several of the same message boards as I over the last few years confessed a while back that she wanted an RV. I responded back with a picture of the Fiber Stream and chatter about the joys of the open road. She responded back that she was talking about RVs and why did I send her a picture of a trailer? Now, I know its petty of me to be miffed with her, its has been a while now, but I am. I responded back that RVs fall into classes and travel trailers are considered RVS. [b]She came back with, "But, I was talking about a real RV."
THE Velveteen Rabbit
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HOW TOYS BECOME REAL
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"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
Seems to me she got what she wanted...
Be careful what you wish for...
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