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Old 09-24-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Sadly, a fond farewell...

No introduction here... Just a fond farewell

Made the mistake of going to the Hershey RV Show after coming back from 2 months on the road. While on the road, we found several nice campgrounds that would be ideal for "snow birding" during our sometimes awful winters here in the wilds of PA. Our 210WBS has been a pure joy to own, but, would be rather cramped for living in "full time" for several months as opposed to our travel / sightsee mode now.

Long story short; we're now proud owners of a Keystone Cougar 318SAB fiver, loaded to the hilt and much more conducive to "living" in mild winter conditions with three cats than our 210 is. I, with a tear in my eye, just finished emptying it for taking up to the dealer when we pick up the new 5th wheel.

I'll still probably lurk and may even chime in if I have something to add, but, I'll be doing it as an "outsider" I wish all of you the best of luck and great adventures in your travels. Remember, no matter how bad it seems, you are in one of the "fortunate" groups. Time and money enough to invest in the RV lifestyle...there are a great many that would see that as the "ultimate" investment, myself included. It is a great and wonderful country and one lifetime is not near long enough to see even a small portion of all that is wonderful around you.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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Default Good Luck and Thanks

I have not been a member of this forum for very long, however long enough to notice that your input has been extremely valuable. Thanks for taking the time to provide it. May you have the best of luck and good times in your new roomy RV!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:10 AM   #3
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Wow, congrats on the new rig! I looked it up on Keystone's website and it is a beauty! That will certainly be much more conducive to extended stays.

Your input here has always been very much appreciated here, and you've certainly helped many of us increase our knowledge. Myself included.

Enjoy that new 5th wheel - but don't be a stranger. Would love to hear how its working out.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the kind words... Yep, still a "trailer owner" and have already been back a couple of times. Our FunFinder was a real beauty and we're going to sorely miss her. I did the final cleaning on her (we take her up on Oct 4th for the trade-in) and almost had tears in my eyes Just a shame CruiserRV doesn't have a 5th wheel for us...
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:04 PM   #5
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I just joined the forum in August, however have been reading and gaining
insight into FF ownership for many months before..Thank you for your guidance and helpful advice..
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:37 AM   #6
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Hi Don,
Congrats on the new trailer. Please do stick around, you always have the best posts.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #7
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I was a newbie when I joined this board and your insights and advice have helped me over a several bumps. I sincerely hope you hang around for awhile. If not, you WILL be missed.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:42 AM   #8
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I noticed that you upgraded your tow vehicle as well, good choice. I enjoyed your input and learned quite a bit in the process, thank you and enjoy your new set up.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:22 PM   #9
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Still have the Commander...marvelous Jeep; can't understand why they stopped making it. They claimed "lack of sales", but, I never saw an advertisement for one. I did see it in a commercial, one time, but, it was an ad for the Grand Cherokee, it just happened to have a Commander in the background with a bunch of other Grand Cherokees. I got the Commander with the "lifetime drivetrain warranty", so, I'm doubly please with it.

Fortunately, we had just bought the 2500 Ram with the high output (800 ft/lbs) Cummins Turbo Diesel, so buying a 5th wheel only required us to not exceed the weight limits on the truck. The Cougar 318SAB is right at the limit (safely under, but, we couldn't handle a larger 5th; not that we'd want one! The 210WBS it ain't! )
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
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We went the same route with the truck, same high output cummins now we need to get rid of our 189 fbs shadow cruiser so we can upgrade to a bigger trailer.....preferably a bumper pull around 30 feet long. I'd hate to give up the truck bed space so we will probably stay away from fifth wheels for now, although they are incredibly nice.....just looked at a few configurations at the local RV show.
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