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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I finally made it! On the coldest day in New Jersey so far this year, I'm sure, I met my 5Ver and truck , and it was love at first sight. I don't have a clue what I am getting myself into, but I'm in for a great trip. I drove the diesel around the parking lot at the storage place, and will definitely have to get used to a diesel. I think I'm gonna love it though. The 5Ver is wonderful, even better than the pictures showed. It's been stored outside so the 1st thing I will do when I get to a warmer climate is have it washed and waxed. There will be a couple of minor things to do to it, but all in all I'm satisfied with the deal I got. The kitchen is beyond my expectations, and really the entire rig is better than I had hoped for. The very best part about it is that it is 100% paid for!

Because I don't drive in the dark very well and especially on unfamiliar roads, I opted to stay overnight in a motel here in Burlington, at an outrageous price that is double what I usually pay for me and two dogs, but it's warm, I have a 6 pack and a bag of chips, and they serve breakfast in the morning!

As it stands, as soon as my check clears Carolyn will send me the original titles, and I will get my plates, pay SD excise tax, and get insurance and then they are completely mine. I will then get the truck (providing my son can drive me over to NJ) and I will drive it during November while I'm trying to sell my Jeep. I'll be starting south the 1st wk in December. One nice thing about this 5Ver is that there are two entrances - one back by the kitchen, and one between the living/dining area and the steps to the bedroom. That means that even if I don't extend the slides I still have full access to the kitchen and to the bathroom/bedroom. I can sleep on the bed without extending that slide, and there is enough distance in the living area even with the slides in for me to walk through. When both those slides are extended there is a huge amount of space.

I think this was worth waiting for, and I am very satisfied with what I got. It is a perfect size for me plus the dogs, and I don't think many 5Vers have more storage space both inside and out, so everything I need to cook meals, clothes for two seasons, computer & accessories, plus all the other items needed in the course of everyday life will fit. And by the way, I spoke with my real estate agent yesterday and she told me that the buyers of my house in NC are extremely happy with their purchase, and especially with all the space they now have. It is wonderful to achieve a win-win situation and I think I did it.

On that note I will leave for now with the wish that all your travels are happy ones, as well as my own.


  1. Congrats, Gypsy. Finally a FTimer ! Now we can follow along on your travels. Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  2. Oh Gypsy, I am soooooo happy for you. Congratulations! You have been searching and found the right fit....Now the fun begins. Can't wait to hear all about your travels and look forward to meeting up with you some where.
    Travel safely.

  3. Hey, sis, when do we get to see photos? BTW, did you see the email this morning from Phil, about someone calling from New Mexico regarding the Deming property? Maybe dad was right, and they've found some valuable minerals or oil or something on it. Maybe even a buried alien ship?