Thread: My Journeys

  1. #1211
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    We're in Loreto now at an RV park for access to town. Heading back to the beach soon, spent enough money here!
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    There's a nice late model F450 crew cab with your previous camper on top; can't think of the name at the moment. Custom flat bed

  2. #1212
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    Hey guys.....thanks for posting up and throwing out some different ideas. I’ve really got myself into a bit of a jam at the moment. I was so happy in my old Bigfoot and I just can’t seem to get back on my feet again. I hate sounding like a whiner all the time.....no doubt plenty of people would trade their problems for mine.....I’m sure I’ll work through this eventually.....

    Grenadiers.....it was either a Bigfoot or an Arctic Fox that you’re referring to. And I remember Loreto well from last winter’s trip. Of course I’m wishing I was on the way there. Safe travels.....

    So not much going on with the travels these days. I spent the past 5 days overnighting in the “bullpen” which is what the Yuma RV dealer calls his fenced in lot where he allows people to hang out. It’s worked out quite well actually and it’s given me some time to work on what’s next.....

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    I’ve got a few offers from dealers that are interested in consigning the truck and that’s more than likely what I’ll do. I’ll be meeting with a third dealer in a few weeks and getting more warranty work done as well, so Mexico is on the back burner for now. I’ve been considering a one ton truck and a Lance 1172 truck camper as the next rig.....

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    Leaving Yuma today and driving south to another border town.....
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  3. #1213
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    Yup, Bigfoot it was. Good luck in your quest as well! Loreto is fantastic, and the Swiss visitors have come out of the woodwork about our Saurer, need to print out a flier explaining the build!

  4. #1214
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    Jerry you know as well as anyone the RV world banks on people going through multiple RV versions before finding the right fit.

    My dad has a few full time friends and we have a couple family members onmmy moms side who are full timers. They all have run the full gamut Airstreams - big 5th wheels, truck campers, big busses etc. All of them today intestingly are in wide body van type rigs 24-26ft max. They all toad some kind of 4x4 / awd type rig and have fixed up lockable gear storage in the toad. All of them have told my dad to only look in the 24-26ft range.

    I was reading that 24-26 ft size in recent years has become every popular and a big down sizing choice for lots of RV types.

  5. #1215
    I had a 24 foot Born Free motorhome for about 18 months, and found it to be just about a perfect size. Unfortunately it didn't work out for me as I camp to fish, and always tow a boat. That meant each day I had to take to boat to a launch with the motorhome. Got to be too much trouble putting everything away before traveling morning and night. I went back to a truck camper. With the truck camper, I offload it from the truck at my site, to free the truck for launching. If I wanted to live out of a truck camper today, I'd definitely look for a flatbed model.

  6. #1216
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    Grenadiers.....I love your rig and I sure wish you posted on “In Progress”.....I would certainly be reading it.....

    Calicampers.....I’m beginning to now realize how lucky I was to have loved the first RV I purchased (except for a travel trailer that I pulled to Alaska in the early 70’s). I sure hope the next one is the right one as you can damn near go broke doing this.....

    Shellbackcva59.....I’ve always liked the Born Free models.....not sure why but they do appear to be well made.....

    As I said in my last post, we headed south to another border town for a couple of days. I’d been here last year and San Luis (on the U.S. side) was a small town that I had really enjoyed visiting. Opposite San Luis, on the Mexican side, is San Luis Rio Colorado. Both towns are small and both are predominantly Mexican (seeing non Mexicans in San Luis is rare).....and I like that. We made a few trips over the border to walk the streets, eat local food and visit some of the local shops. Very little in the way of touristy stuff here.....the weather was fantastic.....

    I took a few pictures as we walked the streets.....

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    These are actually a few of the houses close to the business district.....

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    This morning I had to return to Yuma to get some service work done on the Jeep. Often when traveling it’s hard to know who to go for vehicle maintenance but last week I met a guy here that’s a mechanic on one of the Baja racing teams. He actually has the identical Jeep as mine so I hired him. I wish he was beefing it up with off road stuff, but it’s all service that I’ve neglected for quite sometime now. It seems as though that Jeep will run no matter how much you abuse it.....

    And I’m still out searching for a new home. I came across a pretty cool unit..... BahnCamperWorks.com. They have a camper for sale for $125,000 and a new Dodge 4500 diesel with a 12’ flatbed for $90,000. I kind of like it.....

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  7. #1217
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    Fun adventures Jerry! That Bahn rig is impressive and a nice size.

  8. #1218
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    Jerry, that looks like a nice compromise between the Renegade and Lance. Good luck. jd

  9. #1219
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    Jerry, just find what works for you. I deal with a 20 ft motorhome. I have lived in it for months at a tine. I've dealt with trailers, campers and motorhomes for over 50 years. Then again I can throw all of my stuff in my 3B for many nights of camping.
    I miss the pictures of your dogs.
    1992 FG, 1994 Hallmark camper.
    1961 CJ3b, V6,OD,PTO winch etc.
    1969 Jeep Commando.
    1998 Harley.
    2, 1982 XT 550's
    1953 Buick Special, that I get out about once a year, 62K original miles.

  10. #1220
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    Yes, more dogs, less RVs.


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