Sunday, September 11, 2016

Camping with my new trailer

7am - Camping with the new trailer
The big plus for me to go camping with the new trailer is that  I would be living inside the trailer which would be terrific.    Also, I could dry camp and Boondock.

 The great big huge minus is, that I would be driving a truck while pulling a 30 foot long trailer.  For me  driving an RV has never been without numerous accidents.  Even when driving  miss Tioga, who was only 27 feet long, I had tons of accidents. Not big ones. But I  hit fire hydrants, tons of things while making turns and especially when backing up.

 These minus items are extremely important to give great consideration to.  It would be a terrible thing for me to buy an old  truck, go out and pull your new trailer and  bash it up.

 So, I am  going to think very, very hard before  buying an old truck to haul the new trailer and go out Boondocking.

9am - Wishy washy
Readers may feel that I am changing my mind too often. However,  that is not how I feel.  It is my belief that there are existing within myself two separate entities. My soul which represents  my eternal never dying  entity.  And my body which represents  my living here on earth for one lifetime.

 At this time of my life my body can't do a lot of stuff. My body hurts sometimes. My body gets tired.  My body knows his limitations.

My soul is the happy,  optimistic part of me that  believes that it  can  do anything and everything that it's mind  conceives.

 My body  believes  that to buy a truck and pull the new trailer around, would be a disaster.  The body knows his limitations. Body fears and is aa
fraid to do this truck and trailer stuff.

 My soul doesn't have any fever at all!  My soul barely conceives  of an accident. Or the trailer being bashed in.

 Fortunately, I am 85% soul And only 15% body.)

11am - TODAY!
Today Soul is dying to go out shopping and running around like crazy to do a bunch of stuff!

Today Body knows for sure that the wise thing to do is to stay home. Sit in the lazy days recliner great  deal. And Body understands that today it has very little energy and must conserve as much as possible.


1pm -  How do you know about Souls?
Very quickly, after publishing my blog about souls, two emails came in from Readers questioning and very suspicious about me knowing anything about souls.

 One  Reader wanted  PROOF  on what I wrote about souls. My  reply  to the  " wanting proof "  Reader was, send me  Proof that you exist and I will reply with the with the proof   That you  asked for about  souls 😎

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15 comments:

  1. Thoughts that you need to consider, a trailer is not as easy to move as a motorhome. Good luck with whatever you choose to do.

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    1. I agree. The trailer is much harder to drive safely then a motorhomeof the same size.

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  2. George, why don't you just get the trailer delivered to wherever you are storing it and when your space opens up, get it hauled there by someone else (who has insurance). This will give you a few months to think about your choices and to get used to living in the new RV.If I were in your shoes, I would consider living longer term in fewer places and even getting the trailer hauled from place to place for you. If you want to do it yourself, you could rent a suitable truck at moving time, keeping your car to get around in. Just another option to think about.

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    1. The RV Company that sold me my trailer is storing it for free for about a month. After that, I pay hundred dollars per month.

      I love your rent a suitable truck comment!!😎

      Thank you Sooooo much!

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  3. You surely remember that I had a trailer and a motorhome. The trailer arrived first. I loved it! It was so cool! But later, I bought the motorhome because traveling with a trailer is tough! It requires a lot of physichal effort, is really complex and demanding to drive it and a simple task like setting up camp is a mayor effort. When I realized that all that nuisance was taking the pleasure of camping away from me is when I decided to buy the motorhome. Now that I'm full timing in a single place I'm reconsidering to buy a trailer as a house in order to have more space and to keep the motorhome just for traveling and leisure.

    Big hug.

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    1. Yes, I remember.

      Thank you sooooo for your comments Jose!


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  4. I agree with Croft. You can have your trailer delivered to a new site for a minimal cost. I moved my fifth wheel three times before trading my sedan for a pickup when I starting traveling coast to coast.

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    1. And I agree with you and Croft, Herbert😎!


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  5. Are we having a tizzy over our sorry your iPad are we

    Sent from my iPad

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    1. Hi Mr. Ed,

      Well, I would label my iPad comments as juvenile rants. Nothing to be proud of.

      Tioga George


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  6. Maybe it would be good to reflect on why those small accidents took place. Maybe some additional aids such as better mirrors, a backup camera, patience, etc. would help to avoid those things. You're still a spry chicken with lots of miles left to cover. Maybe take an rv driving course.

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    1. Hi. LBM,

      It seems to me that my accidents that occurred while driving Miss Tioga were due to my lack of talent driving motorhomes.


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  7. I'm only 67 and even I have more frustrations driving a trailer rather than a Class C. Think about this George. You have to get down on your knees to hook up the trailer chains and to detach them. You have to turn he knobs to get the stabilizers in place. You have to crank the arm to raise and lower the stabilized pad. You have to be precise when backing the tow vehicle up to the trailer hitch and if you miss, sometimes you have to leverage the socket onto the ball using your body strength. You have to place the wheel chocks in place and if the trailer rolls a little forward after disconnecting, you sometimes have to use a mallet to get the wheel chocks out, or back up a little. How are your perceptional skills and vision? My point is, trailering involves a lot more skill, maneuvering, and bodily movement that a Class C requires. The inconvenience of pulling a trailer is getting to me and I am likely to go back to a Class C.

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    1. Hi Gene,

      Thank you so much for listing all that is required to set up a trailer.

      You have helped me a great deal!


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  8. Hey George,
    I want to give you some variety of comments. I am going to tell you about my camper...I just finished rebuilding a bench vise and I am thinking about mounting it on the rear bumper so I can use it to work on stuff and repair stuff. I would make a small, removabable aluminium box to protect it from the elements. What do you think? I am sure you will figure out what you are going to do and most of all I hope you have fun.
    Sincerly
    Jack

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