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Tom and Margi

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Go Amanda and Crew!!
« on: August 03, 2019, 11:14:12 AM »
I was so relieved to read this post in RVMama's blog this morning.  https://rvmama6.home.blog/2019/08/03/we-made-it/

John Stephens

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 11:52:41 AM »
Best wishes to Amanda and her brood. Looking forward to reading of their adventures.
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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 01:33:00 PM »
Thanks!
I'm definitely not a natural at this. I seem to run into every little issue possible. But I'm not complaining because I would rather run into a hundred little annoyances than an accident or something. So I figure by the end of the 10 months, I should have this all figured out and be ready to start lol
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Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
Aug 1, 2019- began our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2 aka "home" 
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up
https://rvmama6.home.blog/

SpencerPJ

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 01:40:00 PM »
I'm telling you, you should have called Hollywood, you could be rich  ;D ;D ;D   Happy your adventure is underway, be safe.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 02:40:32 PM »
Amanda, you are going though the typical things that everyone goes through. Relax and enjoy it.

Isaac-1

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 02:52:24 PM »
Just take your time, don't get frustrated, and don't get in a rush, always make a walk around to check tire's hoses, awnings, etc. before pulling out, if driving conditions are bad, stay put...

I have a laminated printed checklist on the refrigerator door in my coach thanks to the previous owner that I try to always use (jacks up, check, antenna down, check, bathroom door latched, check,cargo compartments locks,  ...)  I also rarely crank up the TV antenna so I have a red ribbon that I clip to the crank handle when it is up to remind me to lower it.
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 05:28:19 PM »
By the end of 10 months you will be the forum's go to expert.  And, believe me, you will be an expert like it or not....
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SeilerBird

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 06:06:27 PM »
Just take your time, don't get frustrated, and don't get in a rush, always make a walk around to check tire's hoses, awnings, etc. before pulling out, if driving conditions are bad, stay put...

I have a laminated printed checklist on the refrigerator door in my coach thanks to the previous owner that I try to always use (jacks up, check, antenna down, check, bathroom door latched, check,cargo compartments locks,  ...)  I also rarely crank up the TV antenna so I have a red ribbon that I clip to the crank handle when it is up to remind me to lower it.
She has a crew of six and they each have jobs, like doing the walk around.

RVMommaTo6

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2019, 11:10:20 PM »
I have a list too! Tom, you were the first one that told me about the walk around. I do it even if I stop for gas. ANY time I get out or shut off the ignition.
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
Aug 1, 2019- began our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2 aka "home" 
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up
https://rvmama6.home.blog/

ClassyC

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2019, 09:24:31 AM »
Hoping they have an epic time :)

Rene T

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2019, 11:04:29 AM »
I have a list too! Tom, you were the first one that told me about the walk around. I do it even if I stop for gas. ANY time I get out or shut off the ignition.

Amanda, I sent you a PM. Did you get it?
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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 01:33:27 PM »
Probably, I'll check them in a minute.
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
Aug 1, 2019- began our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2 aka "home" 
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up
https://rvmama6.home.blog/

SeilerBird

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2019, 01:44:34 PM »
I have a list too! Tom, you were the first one that told me about the walk around. I do it even if I stop for gas. ANY time I get out or shut off the ignition.
I never told you why I told you about it. Me and my girlfriend had a new to us 39' DP and we were parked at a campground at Lake Mead. I did a walk around and failed to notice a tree stump that was by my front left tire. It was about 6 inches out of the ground but that was enough to catch the front cap and rip it off to the tune of over $3000. I was going about one mile per hour at the time. Very embarrassing.

RVMommaTo6

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2019, 03:18:25 PM »
Oh no! That reminds me of the time I pulled into a mall parking lot running an errand. It was closed so I parked in the huge empty lot next to a pole. I made a couple phone calls to figure out where to go next, restarted the car, turned the wheel hard right to make a U-turn, forgetting the big pole in my blind spot. Ran right into it with not another car there.
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
Aug 1, 2019- began our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2 aka "home" 
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up
https://rvmama6.home.blog/

thatguytom83

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2019, 12:43:12 PM »
So happy for you guys! Enjoy. I will follow your blog! You're an inspiration, keep it up!  :)
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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2019, 11:24:20 PM »
So happy for you guys! Enjoy. I will follow your blog! You're an inspiration, keep it up!  :)
Thank you!
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
Aug 1, 2019- began our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2 aka "home" 
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up
https://rvmama6.home.blog/

Hanr3

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Re: Go Amanda and Crew!!
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2019, 10:09:51 PM »
Congrats on the grand adventure. Don't sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff. Relax, keep your eyes on the weather, and enjoy your time. Trips like this are to be enjoyed, and the kids will remember it always.

I still remember when I was 6 and we moved from Milwaukee to Frisco Colorado. We went from a major city to a ski town of 500 locals and thousands of guests every winter. Winter was 9 months of the year. I also remember taking a school field trip to the Continental Divide and watching all the dignitaries drive through the Eisenhower tunnel when it first opened. The tunnel saved about an hour drive over the Loveland Pass, 12,000' or so. We used to drive down to Denver once a month for groceries and other supplies. I got massive headaches every time. Once we got back to elevation the headaches went away.
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