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May 4, 2010 - On to our summer site

On May 4 we left Remington, IN and made our final jaunt of about 150 miles to the Oak Shores RV Resort outside of Vicksburg, MI. My backing up into an RV site skills were challenged as I tried to get this 40' into the spot near the pool. The ground was a bit soft and I put some ruts into the site but eventually got in and am pleased with the spot we are in. Spent time getting set up and then got the dogs out for their duty. We will take our time getting fully setup.

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Sep 3, 2009 - Closed the Deal on the 5th wheel

Getting proper info from the dealer was easy. Scheduled another stop at the credit union and about one half hour later had a check in hand to bring to the dealer. Went back to the dealer with the check in hand and closed the deal. They arranged for us to stay several days while we trasnferred our "stuff" from the motorhome to the 5th wheel. They were very helpful. On Sept 3, 2009 we becam the proud owners of our new home on wheels. When we left the dealer with oru new home we returned to the Oak Shores Campground in Vicksburg, MI. My first...

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Aug 1, 2009 - More 5th wheel research

We continue to look at 5th wheels and at funding sources. Have found that most banks will NOT lend to full-time RV'ers. We went back to the DRV dealer in Elkhart and talked about trading our motorhome on a 40' Mobile Suites with a bunk room. Had previously not considered this model but as we thought about it thi bunk room would be perfect for the dogs. The Dealer was very generous with trade in and on the price of this unit. We tried one more source for funding and found a Federal Community Credit union that was just opening a new branch in...

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Jul 1, 2009 - July is warming up

June has passed and it seems to be warming up. Just across the campground road is a corn field. In June there were daily crossings of several deer. Later the field was planted and we can literally see the corn growing by the day. Still a bit cool on many days so we have only used the pool once. I was a bit concerned about being next to the pool thinking that it might be noisy when kids are in the pool. There have been many days when kids have used the pool bt the noise level has been minimal and not a problem at all. As the corn begins to...

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Jun 1, 2009 - Cold beginning to summer in MI

It has been a cold beginning to summer in MI. Weather has been generally good but it has gotten cold at nights. Have had to use the heaters and the furnace many nights in May. Good thing I installed a Stay-A-While valve on the motorhome. With this, I can use a 20 LB LP Tank and when it gets empty, take it into town for a refill. That sure beats using up the main LP tank on the motorhome and then having to break camp and drive into town for a refill. Both Pat and I have had several Dr. appointments. It seems we have something nearly every...

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May 1, 2009 - May 1 2009 Vicksburg, MI

We stopped in Elkhart, IN for an opportunity toi view an Americana 5th wheel open house. There were a couple of dozen couples who were invited to see this "customized" 5th wheel and if interested, place an order for one. The day of the open house was cold and rainy, but Americana provided breakfast and then we went over to a nearby campground where they had this set up for the open house. We were not that impressed with the unit so while there in Elkhart we decided to visit some of the 5th wheel manufacturing plants. One that we visited was...

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