During the past few days,, Holiday season,,, Ive met quite a few people who traveled from just about everywhere to visit family here in the south, Of course seeing fairly *newer RV's and 2 older ones,,, these travelers where in pretty good spirits.I visited an older couple who have been full timming in a some what McMansion motor bus. The couple bought it used and the gentleman gutted the kitchen and bath, removing the granite and marble and installing nice grade hard wood flooring and formica counter tops.. He said after all the renovations,, he lightened his curb weight by 2200 lbs. He said the granite and marble looked all pretty but was a total waste, considering every motorcoach has issues with weight.. He said he even thinks he gained an extra mpg or 2 on the ole diesel pusher, They explained they went full time because their kids are all growed and having that huge house was just to much for someone in their 70's to upkeep and maintain,  I then spoke with a younger couple,, who are new to RVing and they say it has taken some *getting used to,, having to reduce their possesions and clutter,, minimizing the load. They do how ever love the idea of just hooking up and going wherever the wind points them. They tried a small 22 ft trailer which they said worked for a whole minute,,,lol,,, then upgraded to a 27 ft. They said that was real decent rig,, up untill a new baby arrived.. They then again upgraded to a 34 ft,, older rig 5th wheel, They agreed the newer RV's just arent built to take every day use and abuse. They settled on, what they considered Older,a 1994 model. They laugh and say they are still learning,,, but enjoying the adventures and looking out side of the proverbial box of life., And another older couple,,, I would guess 70's ish had a 28 ft Airstream  early 80's model,,, and they agreed with the conversation about old verse new,, that you can't beat an older rig over anything new.. They were built to travel and house their owners,, and repairs fairly easy and straight foreward,, very little digital fancy mancy doo dads,,, and the ole guy pulled hsi airstream with a 67 chevy pick up with a small 327 with 3 on the tree..... It dont get no better then that.

No matter what RV park you pull into,,, you will always come across the good ole, down home folks with a mix of Vanity folks. People who go out and enjoy life and its adventures, and others who only go out to be with the IN crowd at the time,, till the next fad catches their attention. So all in all,, no matter where you go,, where you park,, they will be someone close by with the same mind set as you, who dont give a rats behind, how rich you are, if your royalty etc, and more then happy to spark up a conversation about absolutly nothing.

You can sit and watch the world pass you by,,, or you can get out there and slow the fast paced world down a little and create memories and adventures,,,, plus it will give you good stories to share while sitting around your fire pit with neighbors, catching your marshmellows on fire and laughing.

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Comment by Russell E Johnson on January 2, 2017 at 9:50pm

Catching marshmallows on fire, I have done that many a time LOL. I like the 67 Chev with the 327 and the 3 on the tree, about as old school as you can get. Good times can be had if one will just crawl out of their RV long enough to look for them.

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