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November 26, 2010

Hi this is Andy from RV-Adventure-Bound welcome back to my podcast Episode #4. A lot has happened since my last podcast. During the renovations to Gypsy's roof we discovered severe water damage to her framing and load bearing supports that need to be replaced. The extent of the damage is so severe that I had to decide if it would be cost effective to continue the restoration. It was a difficult decision but i have decided to abandon the repairs to Gypsy and finish dismantling her so I can sell off the parts and recoup my investment. As much as I would have liked to finish her, the reality is I have a budget & the repairs would far exceed replacement costs. So, The good news from all this is I was able to find another motorhome that is in much better condition and was able to make a deal on that. I just picked it up this week. It is a 1987 34' Fleetwood Southwind Class A. It is slightly larger, newer, and in much better shape. It will need only minor repairs and modifications to be ready for travel. I have decided to name the new motorhome Dora. I'm hoping to do a lot of exploring new places with her. That is all for now. As always, thanks for listening & stay tuned for more updates. If you keep listening, I'll keep talking.

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November 21, 2010

Hi, this is Andy from RV-Adventure-Bound welcome to podcast #3. If you are new, this is the journal of my retirement project to restore a 1982 Pace Arrow motorhome I call Gypsy, and eventually go on the road full-time. I had a productive weekend this weekend getting some new tools purchased that I needed for the project. I also took a trip up to General RV Center in Wayland MI to purchase a new illuminated door handle. I also bought a new tarp for her. I got the handle installed and the tarp put on, so two more items off the list.

The tarp allows me to continue working on her this winter without any further water damage. I did find a new problem this weekend, a steel support that has rusted badly and may need to be replaced. I did not expect to be replacing framing - but what do I do.

This week is Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a safe & happy holiday. Thanks for listening and as always, stay tuned for more updates. If you keep listening, I'll keep talking.

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November 21, 2010
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November 14, 2010
Welcome to my Podcast

Welcome to my Podcast

November 14, 2010

My name is Andy & I'm 47 years old. I have been working steady since I was 14. I was married for 22 years & have 2 wonderful kids. They are pretty much grown up now so I decided to start looking at what I want to do with the rest of my life.

This blog is the journal of the course I've decided to take. It will be a long challenging journey, but I hope it will be fun and maybe even entertaining.

I decided to start planning & working toward a retirement that I've thought about doing for years. The full-time RV lifestyle. I'm not new to camping. I grew up camping with my family in our Starcraft popup camper. Also, I was a Boy Scout and eventually an assistant Scout Master. I even lived full-time in a Campmate 16' motorhome for about 6 months several years ago & I think that is where I learned that I liked the lifestyle.

So, pull up a stump, grab a cold one, (diet Mt Dew is my first choice) and come along for the trip. It's gonna be a fun ride!!

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