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California or Bust

CALIFORNIA OR BUST ---- Three month trip from Houston to San Diego and back to Houston with stops at Bisbee, Temecula, and San Diego pride.  I’m really looking forward to the Temecula event, and can’t wait to meet all you California guys.

I would always dream about the RV life style but it was one I always thought would be too expensive with my work schedule.  Many weekends I would be working and most vacations were not more than a few days or a week at a time.  A RV would have spent too much time in storage.

After I retired I found myself spending way too much time sitting on my balcony in Galveston watching the traffic on the Seawall.  Well that all started to change about 2 years ago when I was sitting on the balcony and saw a little Scamp trailer being pulled behind a little VW bug.  I said to a friend how cute, you could camp any were with that.  I knew I wanted to get out and do more and that was when the plan to travel the US and Canada was born.  And the search for a new RV started.

I knew if I was going to do this for a very long time I had to keep the whole life style as simple as possible.  I started out looking at the Scamp and the Casita and then I started to look at the Truck Campers, because of their saying “Go Any Where Camp Any Where”.  After about 2 years and lot of research I finally decided on a used 2012, 5000 miles, 24’ Class C, hopefully a perfect match for me at this time. Thanks Greg and Tim and everyone else for all your comments and suggestions.  I know 2 years is a long time (even for me) but during that time I also sold my Condo in Galveston, moved back to the house in Houston, (after a complete remodel) and planned my first trip out.

My first shake down trip was to Galveston (already missing Galveston) and I spent a few days just checking everything out.  Everything went well until the last night when there was a strong wind storm.  Remember the song Galveston; you really do remember the sea winds blowing.  It kept me up half the night worrying about what was going to be blown off the RV.  I had my awning in but two other RVs had theirs out and they were ripped apart by the next day.  Other than a RV covered with sand for me everything was fine, I only had to spend the next day washing the RV.   The fridge worked fine the whole time.

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JerryDanilo (website) on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:21

Hi Bill,
Have a safe trip. We made the trip three years ago from Pearland, TX to San Francisco pulling a 30' travel trailer.

Take care,
Jerry

Hi Bill, Have a safe trip. We made the trip three years ago from Pearland, TX to San Francisco pulling a 30' travel trailer. Take care, Jerry
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