thank you so much for your posts
.... finally got to log on after a long day and was so excited to read all of your posts ...
thanks so much for everything you all mentioned! i definitely like the rubber gloves idea
[THX NORBY!] and it's great to know that there's a single woman out there planning to do the same thing i'm thinking of doing, AND as an added bonus, her parent don't think she's flipped!
[THX GUS!] (I haven't yet told my family about my idea yet) As far as gas mileage goes, that sounds like a pretty accurate guess ... my LR Discovery does get about 13 mph ... and yeah, ouch! 9 mph towing won't be pretty! the LR discovery is pretty much my one towing vehicle option, tho. it's a 2000 and has 112k miles on it already (yep - i'm a driver) but it's extremely well maintained, and all freshened up [KEVIN - THX FOR ALL POINTS] i definitely appreciate the insight on the anti-sway hitch [THX JOHN! - I'll look into that]. i like the generator suggestion -- i think that will definitely be a must for me! [THX JONATHAN] sounds like a microwave would be easy enough ... satellite wireless a bit tougher, but i do already have T-Mobile bluetooth and a powerbook, so perhaps i'll just settle for that & coffee house stops
i am a little concerned about space in a Bambi ... at least i'll also have the back of the rover too. i've been thinking "the smaller the trailer the better" and the concerns about the rover's wheel base seem to confirm ... i'm for the 19' vs. the 16' mainly because the 19' doesn't have the wet bath, but also storage in the 16' would be insane [still, MARK i know you're right - it'll be tight!!] what's the longest time anyone has consistently spent in a Bambi? [SILVERTWINKIE?]
lainy (my gray long-haired feline) and i have crossed the country together (just in the rover) a couple of times and done pretty well ... she's a pretty darn good traveler... even on airplanes now she's as good as they get.
[ANNETTE - if we meet on the road, you'll have to spend time w/Lainy! i'm sure you miss your kitty kat a lot]
so at first sight of a snowflake you really should immediatley off the road with your AS ... !?? and it is flat out terrible for an AS to be exposed to bad weather for an extended period of time, even if it's being lived in? anyone?
the story about the 81 yr. old woman is amazing ... she must be having an absolute blast to keep doing it for so long ...
buying a USED AS is a really attractive possibility [like JOHN!] ... but having to handle it on my own makes me a little concerned re maintenance & upkeep ... any thoughts on how could i be sure to get a quality unit in good road shape if i go used?
AGAIN, THANK YOU ALL vey much