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Old 08-14-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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First time trailer owner going full time!

Hi everyone!

My name is Sara and I'm the proud owner of a new-to-me 2005 17' Escape trailer. I've come up with a grand scheme for the next chapter of my life and it means going full time in my little glass egg. I'm so excited!

I've been lurking for a while, and reading the posts on this site has made a huge impact on my decision. It's reassuring to know I have a place to come to when I have a question, or need advice from other full-timers. I have told my family that I feel so much better knowing the fiberglass camper community is tight-knit one.

I'm a photographer and have always loved traveling but owning a home (and all the bills that come with it) has kept me in a place of fear for far too long. Now that I'm an empty nester, I've decided it's time to sell everything and get back out there. I'm going to keep a blog along the way. I thought I'd share it here - hot off the press so it will need adjustments along the way...

Sarandipity Travels | What do you do when you're an adventurous homebody? This.

I plan on attending some of the rally's in 2016 so hopefully I'll be able to meet many of you in person down the road.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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Hi Sara, congratulations on the new trailer! Welcome to the forum!
Your blog looks great and I'm looking forward to reading. :-)
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Sara,
Welcome, and enjoy! I love your username!
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:02 PM   #4
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Hi Sara, welcome to FiberglassRV

I just read your blog. Nice, very nice. So, you're painting the inside of your Esacape? And covering the formica with copper? Ooooooh, I can't wait for pictures
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Welcome, Sara! I think you'll find this is a wonderful community, the members of which are always willing and able to reach out to you with friendly and helpful advice and encouragement. Very nice beginning to your blog. I look forward to reading more of it. Happy travels!
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Hi Sara, congratulations on the new trailer! Welcome to the forum!
Your blog looks great and I'm looking forward to reading. :-)
Thanks, Pete! I appreciate that!
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:07 PM   #7
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Sara,
Welcome, and enjoy! I love your username!
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Thanks, Ellpea! It was crazy how everything fell into place so I just had to call my egg "Sarandipity".
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:09 PM   #8
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Hi Sara, welcome to FiberglassRV

I just read your blog. Nice, very nice. So, you're painting the inside of your Esacape? And covering the formica with copper? Ooooooh, I can't wait for pictures
Donna - I've been reading your great posts for a few weeks now. Thanks for checking out my blog! Yep, giving my egg a real once-over to make it feel like "my home". I'll be posting lots of pics along the way. I've had fun seeing everyone else's modifications. In fact, I think it's my favorite thing to peruse on these forums.
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Welcome, Sara! I think you'll find this is a wonderful community, the members of which are always willing and able to reach out to you with friendly and helpful advice and encouragement. Very nice beginning to your blog. I look forward to reading more of it. Happy travels!
Hi Evergreengirl. I couldn't agree more with you about the community. It's reassuring to me. Thanks for the kind words!
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Great blog.. and the RSS feed works well.. so I will get your updates automatically, and when you head out to an area I know, I might just make a suggestion or two for places to go.
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Great blog.. and the RSS feed works well.. so I will get your updates automatically, and when you head out to an area I know, I might just make a suggestion or two for places to go.
Hi Gordon. Good to know the RSS feed is working! I just set this all up this week so not sure if there are glitches. I love the idea of suggestions for places to go! Thanks for checking out the blog!
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Hello,
I know exactly how fortunate you feel. In June 2015 we happened upon the only Escape 17B for sale in the US at that time, and it was in the next state over. Stroke of luck! We love ours so far and I know you'll love yours too. Frequenting this website has given us so, so many invaluable tips. Most of the folks who give out advice here are very experienced and willing to share.
Good luck with your venture! Wish we had the nerve to cut the cord and go fulltime!
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Oh what an amazing adventure, "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
THERE IS FUN TO BE DONE! " from a wonderful book by Dr Seuss. Barb
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Hello,
I know exactly how fortunate you feel. In June 2015 we happened upon the only Escape 17B for sale in the US at that time, and it was in the next state over. Stroke of luck! We love ours so far and I know you'll love yours too. Frequenting this website has given us so, so many invaluable tips. Most of the folks who give out advice here are very experienced and willing to share.
Good luck with your venture! Wish we had the nerve to cut the cord and go fulltime!
Wow, Gail, it sounds like you had the same sort of Sarandipitious experience finding your 17B. And I couldn't agree more with what you've said about the community. If you never cut the cord, there's nothing wrong with part-timing it! Lots of positives about both life-styles.
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