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Old 03-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #141
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Back to full-timing ladies (that sounds so naughty!)...I only have my 2 or 3 week tops vacations from work, but I've informed the man at home that I am paying extra special attention to the retirement accounts because there's no way I'm going to keep working for a minute longer than I have to. Pretty much the day after I retire, I'm hitting the road. He'll be full professor before long, and he can keep showing up after age 65ish if he wants to because it'll be pretty easy at that point. He can join me when the semesters aren't in session!

My game plan is to use the heck out of the 13' Burro that I've put so much effort into fixing up between now and then, and in the meantime I've started up a little investment account that with some luck and planning will spend the next 15 or so years growing into a pile of cash to buy a 16 or 17 foot something-or-other. Maybe a Parkliner, but maybe there will be some other cool new manufacturers in the biz by then.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:54 PM   #142
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What a great thread! I am always amused when people (men as well as women) assume a woman needs to be with a man to be safe. The only time I was ever mugged -- and at knifepoint -- I was with a male companion.

In contrast, over the last 40 years I've traveled alone on 3 continents -- driving, using public transportation, and occasionally hitchhiking -- and had no problems at all. Certainly there are some nasty people in the world, but there are many, many more nice ones.

I don't have my egg yet, but I really can't imagine the safety issues will be any different!
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #143
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Thank you Louise,

The amount of fear expressed is sometimes is overwhelming. One can always point to a bad situation because they do happen. Fortunately in general the good well out weighs the bad.

Wishing you well in your future travels....
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #144
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Hi, I am going part-time really 3/4 time this year to see if I can do it! Yes, I have some lil fear but going for it anyway! Scamp might be too difficult but only one way to know! Have had many physical challenges but nothing really ever stops me from trying! Did a 5,000 mi solo last year motel 6 know far from the same but I had been told needed a surgery just the same. I smiled did it and now it's time for the Scamp..too much road and too few years! Waited way too long soo watch out as soon as mine is ready to roll I am ready!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:48 PM   #145
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Smile Backing!

I have concerns to about backing up,like you plan to take short trips first..like my 90 young friend said "aw if worse happens just do a pull through and don't unhitch". Sounds like a plan to me..but I want to learn to back and will be good at it before end of summer!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:49 PM   #146
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That's great Donna!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #147
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Anita, I still consider myself learning about towing... backing up does take some practice and Im still working on it. When I brought my ParkLiner home from the weekend to my parents house(where I store it), the neighbor had his minivan parked in an awkward spot across from their driveway and it took me about a dozen times of backing up pulling forward till I got it into the spot I wanted the ParkLiner to be in so its not an inconvenience to my parents. It's not so hard... just keep plugging away until you have it where ya want it to be.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:17 PM   #148
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Thanx derky is it okay to call you if I get stuck? Just kidding..considering I was backing my car up great legally blind think I will recall the backing of a pop-up 20yrs ago! But I will keep the Internet on just in case I need some coaching!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #149
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Before I try to park my new-to-me Hunter in public I'm going to go to an empty parking lot and practice. (I'm also getting a tongue jack with a wheel. I have been know to unhitch, push my trailer where it need to go and rehitch)
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:10 AM   #150
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Me too in practicing..can't push though..getting electric jack for front..have to have some help now and then I am sure! Not afraid to ask sure don't know it all! But again I will try!
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:18 PM   #151
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Have a question for full timers. I am in the process & organizing. Where is the most common and safest place tp put important paperwork? I figure towing vehicle. I have thing that will stay in safe deposit back. I pay most bills by credit but there is always so much paperwork I want to simplify simplify! Thank you!
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #152
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The only important papers we carry are auto and trailer insurance policies, a book of checks (for gifting) and our passports. Checks in trailer and rest in Honda.

We only get our mail forwarded about once a month and pay all bills on line thru our smart phone.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #153
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Will you be carrying a lap top with you? I really recommend using a hand held scanner then downloading to your computer or a disk. That way you can shred un-wanted paper work or leave in your safety deposit box.
As for other important paperwork that you feel you need to carry with you, scan it to a disk, carry the copy that way the original is safe in your safety deposit box. Many banks as well as credit card company's etc are really pushing for us to go paperless, so you can get all your statements through email.


This one seems a little pricey. I have seen them less expensive but at least gives you an idea of what I am talking about. http://www.officezilla.com/p-1016503...Fehr7AodT08AQw
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #154
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Thank you both, knew there had to be a way to simplify! I will check out scanner, great idea about CD, I usually scan disk most things, often thought about getting a drive and putting all my medical on sure would make simpler. Again thanks for great info.. You are just a great group!
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