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Old 06-26-2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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Good grief, about to go FT!!

Aug. 1st is my drop dead date. I'm going FULL-TIME!! I'm in the process of selling everything that I own (scary), except the stuff that I am taking with me, which is only light weight things that I will actually use!

Headed North and Northwest, out of this unbearable heat and HUMIDITY! Headed up the Lewis and Clark trail, Wyoming, Montanna, Idaho and eventually to Oregon. Probably will then swing South down through CA and AZ and Winter in dry Southern NM.

Any advice, warnings or words of encourgement?

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Old 06-26-2007, 07:27 PM   #2
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Any advice, warnings or words of encourgement?

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Old 06-26-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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Nice. 31' should be more than enough. I'm rather envious you can do it!
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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Good luck, have a great time, we hope to be doing that in a year or two.
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:50 PM   #6
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:58 PM   #7
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You don't mention if you've traveled in the west before - I live in UT and travel mostly in WY, MT, CO, ID, and SD. There are high elevations and steep roads out here, and some of them you can get into trouble if you don't know what is coming when you select your travel route. There is a book that lists and describes these roads, published for truckers and and RV drivers. I find it is very accurate - there is one in WY that the locals call the 'Oh, My God' hill - I will not drive that again in just my truck without the trailer. There are plenty of roads that aren't a problem, and some of the best places seem to be in the mountains, but it's good to know what is ahead.

Here is a website where you can check out this book and see if it's something that would be helpful:

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You should keep a travel log and post pictures for the rest of us to envy - wish I was doing what you are going to do.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:12 PM   #8
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Please blog or start a thread! I want to hear all about it. Congratulations.
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welcome to the roaming crowd.I plan on spending some time in NM this winter. Maybe I will see you there. I will be in Boise for the next three months. stop by and say hi!
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Good luck, Bill. I second "keep a travel log" & take photos for us to see. Drive defensive and by all means, take the road less traveled!
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When you get to New Mexico, we're between Santa Fe and Albuquerque in the high desert mountains with lots of wide open spaces around us and courtesy parking with electric and water.
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Bill:

It should be a great adventure.

If you haven't already, you may want to look at the Escapees organization which is a support organization for fulltimers. Their web site is Escapees RV Club the club for all RVers They also have a good forum. I've been researching fulltiming for five years and recently joined the Escapees even though I have a long time to retirement. They have a "birds of a feather" group of Airstreamers.

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Wow, so jealous. It's my dream to some day set out for a few years on-the-road. Although I don't know if I could sell everything. I agree with everyone that it would be fun to read your travel blog. Good luck and godspeed!
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You don't mention if you've traveled in the west before - I live in UT and travel mostly in WY, MT, CO, ID, and SD. There are high elevations and steep roads out here, and some of them you can get into trouble if you don't know what is coming when you select your travel route.
Thanks for the heads up on the steep roads. I really had not given it much thought, but I will now. I had planned to stay close or actually on the US Interstate system. And, when I venture off the beaten path for sightseeing, especially in the Mountains, I will park the AS and just be in my Suburban with no trailer in tow. I'm not sure just how that will work, but that's what I have in mind right now. I used to live in Oregon and I pulled a 17ft SOB around a bit, within the state. Also I have driven a loaded 25ft truck across the US coast to coast, via I40, so I have a little road experience on steep slopes. I will definitely look into getting that Mountain Directory. Thanks, Bill
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