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Old 01-28-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm Karen. I'm a single teacher, planning to retire in 2015, sell everything and take off in a fiberglass trailer, which has not yet been chosen or purchased.

Just introducing myself. I have been perusing this website for six months.

I know I will have lots of questions, and I hope I can become part of this community.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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Welcome Miss Karen!

What do you think will be important to you in a trailer? Bathroom? Headroom? Bed size? Cold weather performance? Gas consumption? Age?.....
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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to the Forum Karen.

Lots to learn on this place.
Can definitely get questions answered.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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Welcome, Karen. My wife is a happily retired teacher. Bet you can't wait!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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Hi and Welcome.... For starters, sorta to put the horse before the cart, what will you be towing with? You current or planned TV (Tow Vehicle) can have a huge inpact on what you can consider.

Again, welcome aboard.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:53 PM   #6
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Hi Karen,

I took off from Wisconsin myself and never went back - didn't like those winters. Welcome to Eggland!

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:02 PM   #7
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Karen,
check out rvsue and her canine crew | Living on less and enjoying life more , she is a retired teacher and full times in a casita for over two years.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:40 PM   #8
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Great site to learn. I'm another teacher who plans to hit the road in 2018. It's never too early to plan.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:46 PM   #9
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Yo Karen. Teachers are my heros. They're guiding the future for all of us! I hope you find egg-actully the perfect rollin' home for YOU!
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:10 AM   #10
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thanks to all

to answer some questions,

I've pretty much settled on a 16 ft., with a bathroom.

I now drive an 06 Scion. I'll be looking for a pickup with a cap when the time comes. Any advice will be welcome.

Karen
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #11
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Now the question of budget. How much do you want to spend? It is possible to get one really cheep. My last one was $100, but it is 13' with a collapsed roof, (I'm working on that). The other end of the spectrum would be a brand new Escape. Not cheep, but worth every penny.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:03 PM   #12
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Yes, I have looked at Escapes online and I hear such great things about them. Since I am planning full time, I want something comfortable, practical, and reliable. For the right item, I may spend the $.

I am used to tent camping. I certainly won't spend much time inside my trailer except in bad weather or when I'm sleeping.

Tell me why you are so enthusiastic about Escapes? Would it be worth talking to them?

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:20 PM   #13
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Best advice we got was to attend a rally where there was a variety of brands, sizes, layouts, etc. We thought we could manage with a small trailer but the first time in a 13 foot Scamp was a little too crowded. After a couple of rallys and some private tours we decided an Escape 5.0 was just about right for us.

As you can tell already, egg owners are fantastic people. Each and every one will go out of their way to help you.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:27 PM   #14
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Welcome Karen, I have to give you props for retiring as a teacher. You've seen so many changes over the years I know. My 26 year old daughter is a teacher. I have had large campers both drivable, tag alongs and fifth wheels. We sold our big unit two years ago and I have purchased two Scamps since then. First was a tag along 16'. great camper but we found a Scamp fifth wheel a month later at a great price. So, I sold the 16'. The best thing is there so easy to pull. I know you said you have been a tent camper. However, when it starts raining hard and your inside your FG unit. You will be soooooo happy. Good luck on the search. By the way I have a small four door 2012 Chevrolet Colorado I-5 cylinder. It pulls great and is easy on gas.
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