Friday, October 27, 2017

Plan

Day 1

Our Twayler Plan

7:48am:
Gradually, our plan for attending to Twayler is coming together. Initially, we figured on moving Twayler to the San Diego area. Then, deal with selling all the stuff inside Twayler. And of course, selling Twayler too.

However, it may be that doing all of that selling would be better suited right here in Apple Valley.

We must first talk to Mary Ann, the lady in charge of Lone Wolf RV Park. We need Mary Ann's approval to know if this selling activity is OK to do inside the Park.

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Note: Mary Ann approved my request to sell my surplus gear here inside Lone Wolf RV Park. She suggested that I make a list of what I wish to sell, and the Park will print the list for me. I believe that included distributing the list thru their mail system.






8:04am:
Fulltiming in Scampy
Several Readers have commented negatively about my plan to fulltime in Scampy.

My good friend, John, commented:
Hi George,
I suggest that you don't be too anxious to sell Twayler yet. Living in that phone booth that you tow around may yet get "old". It would be nice to have the larger Twayler to call a home base...


To which I replied:
Hi John,

Phone booth! Scampy a phone booth? Et tu Brute?

George


11:46am:
All setup!
MsTwayler is now all setup at Lone Wolf RV Park:
➜ Electric Power
➜ Water
➜ Propane
➜ Slide-out extended

I sat down in the La-Z-Boy recliner. Tilted the back and brought my legs up. Ahhhh! Comfort!

That's when I noticed the electric clock on the wall. I went to set the clock to match Little iPhone's time.

Oh my God! Little iPhone showed that at that moment, it was exactly 11:46am. But the clock on the wall was also 11:46am!

Coincidence or miracle?






10:25pm:
Evening and Nite Camp
As is our usual routine, during supper we watched the PBS NewsHour.

After supper, we did a couple of tweaks:
➜ Added two wood blocks to the underside of our kitchen cutting board so that the board does not move anymore during use
➜ Replaced a plastic foot that fell off our Mac

These blocks prevent the cutting board from moving 
during use. The round blocks extend into the sink.

Note: This view shows the bottom of the cutting board.


This plastic foot replaced the original foot which 
got lost. The foot is held in place with Gorilla Glue.





Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 2,968 feet




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27 comments:

  1. I don't know why people think one needs a lot of living space to be happy. I full time with a small hybrid trailer and love it. You're doing the right thing, George.

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    1. Hi Schag.

      I agree with you 100%!

      It may be that most people are so concerned with what might happen, that they shrink from a decision that gives them maximum joy.

      I have made the decision to live fulltime in MsScampy. I have made the decision to sell MsTwayler.

      I've considered everything pertinent to these decisions. If I now become double minded about what I am doing where am I then?

      No! I stand by what I am doing! Because if I now doubt my own self, I will be lost!

      George

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  2. Have you looked at the overall picture hypothetically
    If you have your 2 trailer and for some reason you've become Incapacitated Break a hip break a leg I sight go bad which would be the better of the two the larger or the smaller trailer
    And which of the two would realistically suit your needs the best
    If you found an RV park that was compatible for what you want,which size would be compatible for over a long length of stay
    Could you use one as a base camp,, and travel,, with the smaller one or placed the larger one up north and travel south in the winter time
    Or vice versa
    Or you could look at it as you step out The door fall down and ???
    What would happen if you had a catastrophic failure in your small trailer,, plan A for now is excellent for you now, but one has to look at Plan B as well. ???



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    1. Ed,

      Here is the thing about what you are commenting:
      If I make a decision to not live fulltime in Scampy, because of what you point out may happen, then what may happen becomes my destiny.

      There is not a doubt in my mind that I am a courageous person. Would most other persons my age [80 next month], be doing what I am doing?

      I shall deal with what comes my way as it arrives.

      George

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    2. Please do not take this as a sinister or sarcastic remark
      I don't think I would call you are courageous man,, I think I would call you just an old vagabond that wants to live his life in his trailer. that enjoys traveling, an your age has nothing to do with it
      You already know you have a destiny you just don't know where and when the last page is,, and if you do you're certainly not going to tell us
      Ernie from Michigan
      Has the best of three options that work for him
      There's nothing wrong with having a summer base place or a winter based place , with the option of the small trailer and travel to your hearts content is obviously not a cost issue for you!
      So if the smaller trailer is the niche for you, That's your destiny


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  3. George, I keep remembering one of your earlier blog posts from this year. It was after one of your early Scamp trips. Once you eeturned to the bigger trailer, you remarked about how comfortable it was to be off the road, and how much you loved your lounge chair. Perhaps before such a big decision, you should live in the big trailer for a few weeks and then see gow you feel about it. Just because Jojoba Hills fell through, doesn't mean you had a bad idea. You could have the best of both worlds if you find another nice park-

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    1. Soery for the typos- using a tiny phone keyboard!

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    2. I think RandB has given you very helpful advice. Hope you'll slow down the process. You don't have to make a permanent decision immediately. We all want the very best for you, George... Judy

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    3. Hi RandB,

      I have just returned from a 169 day adventure. During that time [5-1/2 months], I lived fulltime in Scampy all the while.

      I am living in MsTwayler right now. It's big here. Huge compared to MsScampy.

      I've made the decision not burden myself with, what is for me, an oversize RV

      This evening, MsScampy and I will go off together. Make a
      Supper Camp. I'll watch the PBS NewsHour while eating my supper.

      Later, we will find our Nite Camp.

      Gotta love it! 😍

      George

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  4. George, you are truly a unique individual. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people will admit to just a little envy regarding your free lifestyle.
    My wife and I have a lakeside house in MI and a house in an rv park in Naples FL. Yet this past summer we took 3 trips of about 2 weeks each in our 40 ft Class A coach -- pulling our 4x4 21 ft Silverado. I am 79, she is 77. We have lived in the motorhome about 40% of the time the last 18 years. It has 117,000 miles on it. Why do we live this way? Because we love the freedom of our rv lifestyle, and crucially, because we can afford to.
    Years ago you published your budget monthly. At some point you stopped. You have returned to your traveling ways, and in the process spent quite a bit of money. A much different way of living since the "here's my budget days."
    My point, not knowing your resources, is similar to Mr. Eds: having Trayler available at a known fixed cost in storage in a park gives you an immediate option in case you would need to alter your totally free lifestyle.
    I don't think maintaining such an option is any negative admission of your lifestyle or goal. It is simply a prudent option if money permits. You have already lost the depreciation of Ms. Trayler.
    Some people ask us why we keep an old Class A motorhome at our age -- I answer "because I can." So, while you have said your decision has been made -- I would visit different rv parks in your favorite areas, and particularly near family, and store Ms. Traylor where she might be useful in the future. You are truly an inspiration to me and your many followers.

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    1. Ernie -- X2. I could not have said it better, particularly the depreciation issue. Mother Nature over time also has a way of forcing us to adapt to new conditions, whether we like it or not; Twayler could be part of the future adaption. Some of George's friends and relatives may or may not be around because Mother Nature is also putting them through the same paces.

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    2. Seems to me that George could sell Twayler, bank the proceeds and, if a crises develops that requires settling down, he could just buy a similar used unit quickly. No worse off for costs; in fact living in Scampy is probably cheaper overall. He doesn't need the added costs of a second home he doesn't use.

      I agree with him. For most of us, the time when we have to wind down is probably not far off. Enjoy the freedom years for all it's worth. If you`re just a little bit prudent, it's unlikely you'll end up living in the street. I trust George's prudence

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    3. Ernie, Dee and W3,

      Thank you sooooo very much for your comments.

      I am so very happy when I read comments like yours. Some Readers are really down on me about what I am doing. No matter.

      I have a vision.....and I am going for it!

      George

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  5. Well, I agree... SELL the Twayler because when it sits and collects dust, it deteriorates. So why waste the money? Makes a lot more sense to sell. Live and travel as long as you feel comfortable in Scampy. When the time comes and you feel the need to get off the road, you will have one less thing to deal with at that time. Paying storage fees on a trailer not being used, is like feeding a dead horse... you waste money regardless if you can afford it or not. The point is, thinking positive at the young age of 79, almost 80, has you leaps and bounds ahead of many in their 60's. Our destiny is designed by us, and us alone. A big part of that destiny is positive thinking.... and for those of you who tend to see or think of a glass half empty, your destiny may turn out to be bleak. ALWAYS look at the glass, bowl or plate half full because then mentally, you have another half to fill. Congrats George, I believe you have made a good choice.

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    1. Wow! Middle Class American!

      Thank you sooooo much commenting this situation in the exact same as I do myself! 😎

      George


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  6. George, I agree about selling Twayler, because it's actually increasing your living expense at the moment, even though you don't live in it. I pray it will be sold quickly, at a good price. If your life changes in the future, you can make other decisions. Blessing, Lynn

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    1. Hi Lynnie,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      You have always been supportive of what I do. I am very thankful for that! 😎

      George


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  7. No need to reinvent the wheel. This evaporative cooler has been around for many years under one name or another. Link: https://turbokool.com/

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    1. Hi Kevin abd Kim,

      Thanks for this comment/suggestion.

      At first, the challenge of designing a cooler myself grabbed me. However, I agree with you!

      George

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  8. Tuesday, August 30, 7am, 2016 "New RV Trailer" post.

    You said the following about Ms Twayler modifications:

    "The plan is:

    * Remove the queen size bed. Replace it with a comfortable couch which shall be my bed.

    * Remove the dinette. Do what is necessary to make this slide out area into a location for my La-Z-Boy recliner. Put a table in the remaining space [Or perhaps a bookcase.]"

    You did make major changes similar to those.

    I'm wondering if, before selling, you will return it to the original? If left as is, it may be difficult to find a special buyer like yourself, who doesn't need a dinette and bedroom. Someone who wants to design an almost new trailer for his own job, craft, business or travel purposes would be ideal but maybe not so easy to find as a family or individual who just wants to move in.

    If not in a hurry to sell this is not an issue. I'm sure you've thought it all out.

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Yes, I plan to restore MsTwayler, before delivering her to the new buyer.

      George

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  9. People shrink from a decision that gives them maximum joy because
    of fear. I never say glass half empty OR half full, I always say...
    OVERFLOWING. Grab onto the joy, live full out, and that's what
    George espouses and does!

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    1. Hi Joan,

      Thank you, sooooo much Joan!

      Your comment states EXACTLY how I feel.

      George

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    1. Hi Jeff,

      MsTwayler is saying "Good bye" in a much happier way than MsTioga!

      Both MsTioga and MsTwayler will not be forgotten!

      George

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  11. George, thank you for being firm in your decision. Others are advising you based on their fears for their futures. You base yours on your hopes for yours. That is how I am approaching my life too.Retirement is 1 to 2 years away for me and I am in the process of shedding goods and setting up a cargo trailer as an rv. It will be a happy day when I hit the road permanently.

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    1. Hi Dan,

      You commented words that very much impressed me!

      Here they are:
      "Others are advising you based on their fears for their futures. You base yours on your hopes for yours."

      This observation of yours, is extremely insightful.

      I have posted it into my Notes page, to keep it there with me forever!

      Thank you!
      George

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