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Old 03-13-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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Kinda sane from Blacksburg, VA

Hi Everyone
Figgard I go ahead and say Hi as I've decided on a 5.0TA.
Retired 6th Grade teacher, air traffic controller, acoustic guitar player, ham radio operator (k4fcp, k4bms), I've solar powered all of my rigs since 2000, glad to help anyone do the same (easy, fairly cheap, and low fat), currently looking for 5.0TA and would very much like to see one in person. Currently own a 2012 RPOD 177 with a 2013 F 150 4X4 5.0L. Have camped all over Canada, the US, love wild places and even drove the Trans Labrador Highway to Newfoundland in 2004.
Anyway, Hi and thanks for the advice I have received and this forum seems like a great group.
Rich
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:06 PM   #2
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5.0ta

WTB 5.0TA........live in Blacksburg, VA and would appreciate anyone,
who lives within a few hundred miles of me, to let me see your 5.0TA.
Fill your tank if I can drive it a few miles.
Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:33 PM   #3
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It sounds like you might just fit in around here. Welcome!
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:09 PM   #4
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Rick,
Have you contacted Escape and asked for the names and address of owners near you? That would be best because not all owners are here on the forum.
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:18 PM   #5
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Welcome Rich. I'm a former controller myself.

Call Escape and they'll put you in touch with a 5.0TA owner near you. No substitute for seeing one in person.
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:43 PM   #6
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Bummer, we drove past you a week ago.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:34 PM   #7
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Thanks....actually ATC tower helped me teach 6th graders....hormones are amazing and truly reminded me of the many different aircraft types I had in the pattern. Due to the tragedy at Virginia Tech I was in lockdown for 5 hrs with 30 6th graders................still recovering from that.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:36 PM   #8
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Funny.....I'll be driving by you in June. I moved up here 35 yrs ago from Miami.....still love it as I'm only 40 min. from the Blue Ridge Parkway and some great, cheap camping.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:40 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tip...Casita had the same deal. Gonna call on Monday. I just looked at the Scamp 19 5th wheel and I don't think there is even a comparison. BMW motorcycles had a book where people who approved would let you camp at their house. Not sure if I'm that comfortable with that. But I do like the idea of a list of people to call if you are in trouble.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:43 PM   #10
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Love San Antonio and had some great friends from Austin as well...unfortunately the lead guitarist was killed in a helicopter crash in 1990.
I still stay in touch as one of the band was my roommate for 2 years. Plan on heading out that way and exploring the Southwest. Can't find anyone who wants to go to Big Bend NP with me. They look it up and then give me the, "What is wrong with you" look.
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