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Old 10-24-2018, 04:51 AM   #1
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This Saturday our younger son called to tel us a 1993 Born Free owned by his neighbor was for sale. We had eyed this rig on every visit to his home for 18 years. The price was right so we bought it two hours after his call. Life can change rapidly.

This is a well built RV on a Ford Chassis, owned by a former Ford mechanic. We had started with a Bounder 32 some 18 years on a Ford Chassis. The Born Free has the same Ford 460, same solid Oak cabinets and only 70,000 miles.

As destiny would have it a visitor to our RV park was here on Sunday, inviting us to tour his Born Free. Ginny saw this as a sign and of course loved the rig.

We have our 7th loop of the USA planned starting this March. We already have a long list of 'too dos', but that's fun, unfortunately it means no Newfoundland this year.

Thanks for all your advice over the years.

We are not selling our Scamp or Odyssey tow vehicle at this time, at least until we give it a try, a site unseen purchase. We fly to Maine to pick it up tomorrow.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:28 AM   #2
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Congrats! Hope you will continue to post here of your experience with the new rig. I think this might be the sort of vehicle to consider as we age past the point where we can responsibly tow a trailer. Will be interested to hear your comparison of the two.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:00 AM   #3
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Norm and Ginny,
You two are inspiring - always opening new and interesting chapters to your traveling/camping lives! Congratulations on this latest. Best wishes and safe travels on your upcoming trip. Keep us posted.
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This Saturday our younger son called to tel us a 1993 Born Free owned by his neighbor was for sale. We had eyed this rig on every visit to his home for 18 years. The price was right so we bought it two hours after his call. Life can change rapidly.

This is a well built RV on a Ford Chassis, owned by a former Ford mechanic. We had started with a Bounder 32 some 18 years on a Ford Chassis. The Born Free has the same Ford 460, same solid Oak cabinets and only 70,000 miles.

As destiny would have it a visitor to our RV park was here on Sunday, inviting us to tour his Born Free. Ginny saw this as a sign and of course loved the rig.

We have our 7th loop of the USA planned starting this March. We already have a long list of 'too dos', but that's fun, unfortunately it means no Newfoundland this year.

Thanks for all your advice over the years.

We are not selling our Scamp or Odyssey tow vehicle at this time, at least until we give it a try, a site unseen purchase. We fly to Maine to pick it up tomorrow.
Hi: honda03842... "Born free". Someone wrote a song about that!!! Congraduations.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:26 AM   #5
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Hello Norm,
Thanks for letting us know about this interesting turn of events. Life on Earth is a highly non-linear system and responding to opportunities and "signs" is the way things go. The test will be your drive back down to FL. Let us know how it worked out - you might even keep this thing, right? (As an aside: the only linear systems exist solely in engineering books...says an engineer.)
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:38 AM   #6
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Exciting! We all get one trip through this life, be BOLD!
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:28 AM   #7
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Old age and comfort

It's funny, many of our friends have big rigs. We just returned from a week at Gilchrist Blue Springs, FL's newest state park. It was a beautiful place near Gainesville and we suggest it as a fun place, with it's marvelous springs,,kayaking and tubing rivers and even a river that dives underground for 3 miles.

They have all called saying they were happy that Ginny could now travel in comfort. Ginny explained that we have always been comfortable in our Scamp, a fact, I agree. The big riggers just don't understand.

As to accepting, and seeking, change, it's always been one of my best
skills. I find change a stimulating opportunity.
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