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Stan ochs
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Stan ochs

Thanks for sharing your recent events. Very well written and I was moved by your story. So sorry for your loss but your mom was lucky to have you so much in the last months of her life. Lucky you to be in that position and add some cherished memories with your mother. Mine is 94 and doing pretty well but I take no visit with her for granted.
Again many thanks for sharing.
Lots going on in your world right now for sure!
Enjoy YOUR next chapter, all the best.

Bill Massicotte
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Bill Massicotte

So, you guys finally managed to go full-time! Good for you. I myself don’t get enough traveling. I must be a gypsy at heart. I think your followers would like to see a pick of you and Gail near your new rig if possible. You’ve gone through a big transition from part-time to full-time. Hope you two enjoy it and keep on trucking. How are you liking the new motorhome? Is it behaving according to plans? Let us know
Thanks for your excellent writings.
respectfully
Bill Massicotte

Howard
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Howard

I noticed the last two weeks you have not had any contests? are you not going to have them?

Chuck Woodbury
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Howard, we will have them from time to time. Right now we are researching some new types of contests — mix things up a bit. More fun!

M. Adams
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M. Adams

Chuck – this week’s Editor’s Corner was the best I’ve read over the years. Thank you. And congratulations on going full time – I am envious. I had hoped to do many years of RVing around the country – before I found out my wife didn’t like that way of travel! Now I’m selling my rig. But will still be looking forward to your future stories.

Mary A Lowe
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Mary A Lowe

Chuck,….Safe and enjoyable travels for you and Gail. Fulltiming isn’t something I have had a hankering for but we do winter south about 6 months out of the year and by then we are ready to return home. Other then that we don’t do much travelling anymore – age and health tends to catch up to some of us. I read your remarks re: Heartland and their 6 slide 5th wheels. I appreciate our 3 slides especially since we live in it half the year but was aghast when they came out with 4 slides and couldn’t believe it when… Read more »

Chuck Woodbury
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Mary, can SEVEN slides be too far away? I’m guessing within the next year. Crazy!

DS
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DS

I think it might help to draw a distinction between camping and living. I’ve met a lot of people in the medical contract profession (nurses and technicians) who move around frequently to the next contract. For them, they are not camping, they’re living. And the ones I’ve met have kids, so I’d guess the extra space would be most appreciated. Not all RVs are used for recreation and sometimes not even as vehicles.

Douglas Rutz
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Douglas Rutz

Why can’t the RV industry have more governmental controls similar to the auto industry and be forced to conform to national plumbing and electrical codes. It is appalling that the rv manufacturers are allowed to continue their unsafe manufacturing of RV’s.

Also could you write an article with ideas on how to find an RV site without have to plan months in advance or commit to months at one site. I purchased my motor home to explore, not sit in one RV park.

Laurie Otto
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Laurie Otto

Hi Chuck, I’ve loved your newsletters since we found you about 3 yrs before our Alaska trip. Internet was new, so we got the milepost thru you. It helped a lot. I lost the rig (and everything else) when we divorced (I was forced to choose Mom or husband). Mom is much like yours, only not as light-hearted. Dementia is beginning to develop, so each day is a new challenge. I enjoy your newsletters STILL, and my dream of doing what you JUST DID is in the back of my mind. Your stories continue to inspire. I got NUTHIN in… Read more »

Laura P. Schulman
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Laura P. Schulman

Zion NP is in Utah, not AZ. Glen Canyon is also in Utah. Full-timing is an interesting life challenge. I’ve been living in my Class B for a year and a half, traveling with my dog. One of the challenges I’ve encountered is with health care. Not so simple, if you have, or develop, chronic illness that requires ongoing care, or surgery, that sort of thing…or even a dental emergency, which can keep you in dry-dock for weeks. For instance, I need to have three vertebrae in my neck fused. That’s going to be some logistical challenge! I think couples… Read more »

Mike Hayes
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Mike Hayes

Chuck, is their a list, or booklet that explains which roads and tunnels will not allow RV’s carrying LP to enter? Thanks. Enjoy your newsletter.

Mike

OJ
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OJ

Get a truck drivers atlas. It’s available at most book stores.
I got one in Rochester New York when I started encountering low clearance railroad crossings. I wouldn’t try the Eastern states without one.

Bart & Audrey
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Bart & Audrey

We love Saturday mornings and reading your newsletter. We are new to long distance traveling, this is our 2nd trip. Trying to find gas station that fits a 36 ft motorhome with a 21 foot trailer we are finding is challenging. We are wondering why on the billboards places do not say big rig friendly, we know we can always get into a flying J, but not sure of other places or attractions we may want to stop at. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Chuck Woodbury
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Bart and/or Audrey, if you know the route where you’re headed, use Google Earth or Google Maps and look at the satellite view of the area ahead where you might be ready to fuel up. You’ll see gas stations. Using the street view option, you’ll be able to tell if there’s room for your rig. Look at two or three stations just in case your first choice is closed, out of business or will not work for one reason or another. — Chuck

Audrey
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Audrey

Thank you Chuck and happy safe travels to you

Lee Haeberlein
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Lee Haeberlein

Can you keep us updated on the Dometic refrigerator case. I heard it goes to court this month.

Thomas Kainz
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Thomas Kainz

Hi Chuck, love reading your newsletter and look forward to Sat. mornings to get mine. Keep writing and I will keep reading. I know you have many adventures before you. We are not fulltimers but travel a lot in our fifth wheel. Thanks for what you do. Thomas

Patrick Feser
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Patrick Feser

Chuck…Sweet comments by you this week. Thank you for being so open. I also cared for my mother at home until her passing. It was one of the best gifts I could have given myself. She never wanted to go to a care facility and I’m glad she didn’t.

My best to you and yours. Safe journeys.

Pat