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Old 06-21-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Hi! We're Bill and Mary Richardson from Clarinda, Iowa. We're excited to be picking up our new 5.0 TA on September 25th. We retired at the end of 2013. For years we've dreamed of RVing in retirement. We want a small R.V. for reasons others have expressed -- we want to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada, and using an Escape seems to be the best way to do that. As for our tow vehicle, we just bought a Chevy Silverado 1500 quad cab (grandchildren) because we wanted enough payload to support the 900 - 1000 pin weight of the 5.0 T.A. For the past four months, we have been devouring just about everything on this Forum, and we really appreciate all that we have learned from you Escapees. There's just one more little question that I will ask on a new thread.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:43 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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Welcome Bill and Mary

We too went for a larger truck than originally planned for our 5.0 classic new to us last month because of grandchildren and one four year old did come with us on our first trip. Also no worries about pin weight added to any passengers we may have. We bought an F150 Supercab 2wd.

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Old 06-21-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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I just checked out Clarinda, and perhaps yours will be the first TA we see! Our daughter and son-in-law are just moving to Leavenworth KS and we'll be visiting going straight down I29 from our town to theirs so could make a little detour. Hope we would be welcome for a peek!

I also retired end of 2013 and we plan to be snowbirds this winter heading to NM and AZ.

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Old 06-21-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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It's funny how grandchildren become the center of the universe for empty nesters and retirees. They're God's greatest invention, I think.

Bill and Mary, welcome to the Escape world. It's good to see more mid-westerners aboard.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:56 PM   #6
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You are right about grands being the centre of the universe for us retirees. We moved from Southern ON last year in order to be closer to four grandchildren here in Emerson who we see almost daily and only 7.5 hours from two in Thunder Bay ON and soon as you see above, 11 hours straight south to one grandchild in KS.

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Old 06-21-2014, 07:03 PM   #7
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Best bumper sticker I've seen said:

Grandchildren are God's way of rewarding you for not killing your kids when they were teenagers.

I can relate...
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #8
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:42 PM   #9
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I just checked out Clarinda, and perhaps yours will be the first TA we see! Our daughter and son-in-law are just moving to Leavenworth KS and we'll be visiting going straight down I29 from our town to theirs so could make a little detour. Hope we would be welcome for a peek!

I also retired end of 2013 and we plan to be snowbirds this winter heading to NM and AZ.

Adrian
We'd be happy to show you our 5.0TA whenever you come through. Assume it will be the middle of Oct. before we get her home. Let us know when you'll be in the area.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:13 PM   #10
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Hi! We're Bill and Mary Richardson from Clarinda, Iowa. We're excited to be picking up our new 5.0 TA on September 25th. We retired at the end of 2013. For years we've dreamed of RVing in retirement. We want a small R.V. for reasons others have expressed -- we want to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada, and using an Escape seems to be the best way to do that. As for our tow vehicle, we just bought a Chevy Silverado 1500 quad cab (grandchildren) because we wanted enough payload to support the 900 - 1000 pin weight of the 5.0 T.A. For the past four months, we have been devouring just about everything on this Forum, and we really appreciate all that we have learned from you Escapees. There's just one more little question that I will ask on a new thread.
Hi Bill and Mary...

small world....I grew up in Atlantic. We are recently retired too and live in Fort Collins CO....a great place to stop on your way from Canada....

We have a 2009 5.0 and pull with a Chev Silverado 1500...works great.

Kathy & Jim
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