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rvdreams
We are full-time RVers who left the rat race in our early 40s to pursue a simpler, happier life.
Interests: Howard - travel,nature,hiking,biking,canoeing,writing,photography,golf Linda travel,nature,birding,hiking,biking,canoeing,crafts,geocaching
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Still not much to tell. The metal for our fifth wheel repair was supposed to arrive last Tuesday - it came in Wednesday. The welder was supposed to do the work Thursday or Friday, then it became Friday. But, because... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Not much has happened since the last time I gave an update on our rig. The metal for the repair will be in Wednesday and the welder will do the repairs Thursday or Friday (at that depends on the weather).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, this is a completely non-RV-related post. Feel free to ignore it ... unless you happen to like tea. Today, Linda and Sandy had a tea party. You see, Linda met Sandy many years ago (late 1990s I believe) when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, today was our 31st wedding anniversary. We decided to keep it simple, and just go out to dinner and invite our Louisville hosts, Dale & Sandy, along. But first, we had house issues to take care of. This past... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, we got several photos from RVs For Less updating us on the progress they are making on repairing our fifth wheel frame. They've got the whole crew involved. The following is sort of a step-by-step photo account of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Our friends over at the RV Safety Education Foundation (RVSF) are still looking for another weighing team to offer wheel position weighing services and weight & tire safety seminars at various RV rallies and shows across the country. So, we're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
As promised, we have opened registration today for the 2018 RV-Dreams Spring Educational Rally to be held April 23 - 29, 2018 in Pahrump, Nevada. Pahrump is about half-way between Las Vegas and Death Valley National Park. Each are about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Saturday So we got the contract on my Dad's house signed and returned. That made for a pretty good day. River Plantation was packed. Every site was full and there seemed to be at least two cars and a golf... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, we've been dealing with the emotions of our broken rig, and then we got the great news that it was all going to be covered by insurance. However, we still have the anxiety associated with being out of the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
The Progressive adjuster, Brad, showed up right on time at 9:30 this morning. He's a bit out of his jurisdiction, but the adjuster that handles this area happens to be on vacation, so we've been dealing with Brad. We had... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Well, as of today, we only have 10 RV sites and 22 people spots left for the RV-Dreams Fall Educational Rally starting September 25 here at River Plantation RV Resort. It's filled up much faster than we thought. We may... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It's been hot and humid and it rained pretty much all day on Saturday. We've been concentrating on our fitness as I'm back to running consistently and doing my exercises, and Linda is back to her power walking. Linda just... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Okay, so Tuesday, Mark & Ken from RVs For Less came down from Knoxville to take the skin down around our pin box. They had to remove lots of screws and pieces of trim and the rubber seals. Mark had... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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Tuesday After seeing the bad news about our rig Tuesday morning, Linda & I went about our exercise routines which we have neglected the last couple of months. After getting cleaned up, we started thinking about all of our options.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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When we arrived here at River Plantation RV Resort back on May 4th, we noticed that the pin box on our fifth wheel was angled upward instead of level. Upon further review, we could see major cracks in the frame... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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After the Rally ended Sunday morning, Linda & I packed up and stored all of our supplies. We try to knock all of that out as quickly as we can so we aren't dreading it later. We were finished by... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
We had great weather for the Spring Rally. It was beautiful Monday through Thursday and then we had heavy rain Friday afternoon during everyone's free time. Saturday morning had rain, but it stopped and we had a wonderful afternoon for... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
After yesterday's miserable day, today was cool but beautiful. For sure we would be able to have our campfire tonight. While Linda & I were running errands and doing some final preparations, River Plantation delivered firewood to our campsite. Later... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
We thought it might be a rainy drive from London, KY to Sevierville, but we managed to avoid most of the moisture. However, it was quite windy, and high gusts were reported. Certainly, some of the lighter weight RVs were... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
So, I've got Our 2017 Full-Timing Expenses page updated through April. We have a 2017 Budget of $40,119 and, so far, we are a little under budget for the year. I'm also in the process of revamping all of our... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Today was the first time we've spent all day in our RV since we arrived in Louisville a month ago. We've worked our tails off, and now my parents' house is in the hands of a realtor. Our mission to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Back in 2015, a young lady attended our RV-Dreams Spring Rally on her way to becoming a solo full-time RVer. She is now a full-timer in her Heartland Cyclone fifth wheel toyhauler and travels with her two dogs and a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
We thought we would be working all weekend, but it turned out Easter Sunday was a good day to rest. But starting Monday morning, we were back at it. We concentrated on landscaping the first part of the week and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It's over! And we did very well. It was a ton of work and we couldn't have done it without Sandy, Samantha, and Brandy, but we reduced seven rooms, a full basement, a garage, and a shed down to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
I don't think it's ever been this many days without us posting a Journal entry unless we've been out of the country. But trying to get a house emptied out and sold is a time-consuming project with so many things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal