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Old 02-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #61
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Lora,
I can speak for both of us on this one.

The thrill of rving, of continually being together, of exploring corners of the continent we didn't even knew existed, all these things overwhelms our need for much other than each other and our little egg.

Truly our lives have been transformed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #62
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Best thing you can do is go check it out, and make sure the hubster is comfortable.

best of luck

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True story! Think beyond the moment, think tomorrow or next month or next year

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:18 PM   #63
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I have a disc in my lumbar area fused and the thought of bein hunched over a little was a big turnoff.
Best thing you can do is go check it out, and make sure the hubster is comfortable.
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Thanks for mentioning that Deryk. My hubster (love that moniker)has had two back surgeries and I guess, subconsciously, I'm always considering that.
Guess I'll have to add to my growing list of things to think about - comfortable bedding. I found that froli system interesting - wonder if you can rent one to check it out? Have you tried it yet Deryk?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #64
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Ive seen it at a sailboat expo but was much larger then I am now so I just looked at the littlepieces ofplastic and didn't feel very optimistic about it. Now as my weight is getting much closer to a "normal" person it does get me curious but I sleep pretty well on my nearly new cushions with a memmory foam topper.

but yeah with back problems, comfort is real important. And you should look at several different trailers and see how he fit's. Im glad Im not tall.. its an issue with alot of boats too... most smaller ones arent setup for people over 6'


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Old 02-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #65
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Bigfoot coming to VA

BIG news! We're adopting an Egg. My brother drove to Eugene and is picking up the 89 Bigfoot 17G. He'll be towing it to Mom's house in CA tomorrow. We're going out for her 85th this summer and will bring it home then. I'm on pins & needles! Bro said it is in fair shape, just needs some TLC.
Thank you to everyone for sharing their insights. I'm nervous, but I think this is doable. Bro will be getting it weighed this week. If we have to, we can pull it home with the Sierra.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #66
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Hey, Lora! FYI:

My husband is 5'11"....now....

He was 6'4" when I met him, but I soon cut him down to size!

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:38 PM   #67
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Congrads! nowpostsome pics when you get them lol


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Old 02-11-2013, 10:39 PM   #68
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Francesca, You've got me
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #69
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Yikes!

I missed the "we got one" post!

No need to tell hubby about that "cuttin' him down to size" suggestion...congratulations on the Bigfoot!



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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #70
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Future Pics

Will have the CA contingent take some pictures for me, and I will post once I get them. It will have to share a room with a stickie (my bros hybrid) for the next 4-5 months. Hope it doesn't pick up any bad habits.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:59 PM   #71
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Yikes!

No need to tell hubby about that "cuttin' him down to size" suggestion...congratulations on the Bigfoot!

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Thank you. I've only had him (DH) for 30 years, so I'm still whittling away. I've often offered to cut him off at the knees! He just says, "yeah, okay."
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Thank you. I've only had him (DH) for 30 years, so I'm still whittling away. I've often offered to cut him off at the knees! He just says, "yeah, okay."
I hear ya- mine was slightly used when I got him so I can't take all the credit, I guess...(second marriage, blah blah blah).

It's only been twenty-three years for us, but all things considered, it looks like I'll be keeping this one!

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #73
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Congratulations to you guys on the purchase of your Bigfoot! I think you'll have a lot of fun with it!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #74
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Congratulations to you guys on the purchase of your Bigfoot! I think you'll have a lot of fun with it!
Thank you. I'll let y'all know how it goes. I am nervous, but the little brat was just calling to me. I kept expecting to see it gone, but he just sat there with those big hang-dog eyes!
And, while I had originally discounted the BF because of weight, I was not aware that older models had the 3500 GVWR. Will have to do something about the TW - probably reduce to one propane bottle and look at the FG/composites.
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