Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hitch-itch Syndrome

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I have heard so many RV’ers talk about “Hitch-itch”…the overwhelming need or want to hitch up and go down the road.  We don’t “hitch-up” a Trailer or 5th Wheel like many, but we do “hitch-up” our car to be pulled by the motorhome.   

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We pulled our HHR with our first motorhome too.  We sure liked that one, but it was a bit much for us.  Marcia had to use a lift to get up in it, the length and height made it harder to drive and handle….we couldn’t even tell the car was back there except for seeing it in the rear-view camera. 
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Of course, our hitch was still attached to the Jayco Melbourne and went up in the fire….which leads me to the real subject at hand.  How does one deal with “Hitch-itch” without anything to hitch-up to or hitch-up with?  To compound this situation, we took the HHR into the shop for a break job Tuesday morning, after checking with the guy on Friday who assured me that he would get it in and out in one day….well, that did not happen.  Thank goodness they are only a mile away so I just walked back to the condo after dropping it off…but with the lightening and thunder rolling in, and a bit more than a sprinkle at times, it was not a fun walk.  His new promise is that it will be ready mid-morning on Wednesday.
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Of course, we have been spending our time looking and looking and looking at RV’s over the Internet.  Looking for another “Class B+”, which is really a Class C but many places are calling these type of Class C which has no overhead sleeping compartment with a “van” look to them a “Class B+”.  Found a couple which are local (in Tampa) which we want to look at.  Both have two slide outs, but are shorter by a few more feet so the weight is about the same.  We don’t mind slide outs which are small, and don’t include any kitchen items, such as stove, microwave, refrigerator and/or sink.  They also need to be good slides.  The slide on my 5th wheel was not very good, the one on our Jayco Melbourne was just right.  These two look right too…but you never know until you see them in person.  We also saw a few in Houston at PPL Motors where we bought our American Eagle.  We really like that place, and they seem to have one of the better websites.  Just hate the RV websites which say, “Call for price….”  Why have a website if you are not going to use it for advertisement to its fullest?  Just does not make it sense to either of us.
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Of course, I didn’t mean to leave Marcia out of the fun…she is looking too and is into it even more than I was at first.  She is pretty good with a computer you know, after all, that is how we met some 40+ months ago. 
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As for the “Hitch-itch”, it has gotten to the point that I am starting to replace song lyrics with RV lyrics.

Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" has been going through my mind....his lyrics at the end of the song goes like this:  "Yeah, I'm gonna miss her....Oh, lookie there, I've Got A Bite"

My lyrics are something like this:  "Yeah, I really miss her....Oh, lookie there, another motor home"

I could go on, but I will spare the reader…

9 comments:

  1. Good luck with your search. Hope you find a nice second home soon:)

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    1. The sooner the better....but not so fast that we settle for something we would not like. For now, it is a waiting game.

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  2. Wish you could find the same Jayco you had.

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    1. Well actually, there is one at the "local" Camping World just down the street from where we live. Price is good, miles are good...but I just can't get interested in "living" in another motorhome exactly like the one we owned which burned up to a crispy critter. Marsha does not feel the same way as I do. Bad omen or just bad vibes, I am not sure....I just know that I would not feel comfortable in it.

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  3. I just know the right MH for you will turn up real soon!

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  4. We're on our way north. It looks like the weather has finally settled down! Are you guys up for a get together? Lunch, early dinner, dinner, whatever? Sunday or Monday? We're not fussy eaters so pick a favorite place of yours. If you're too busy right now with all of the insurance and decision making don't worry about it. I'm sure we'll see you on the road someday. Good luck with everything!

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  5. I was posting my comment just as you put your new blog post up. I looks like you will be too busy! Congratulations! Have a safe trip and I hope the new RV works out!

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    1. Yes, sorry....we would LOVE to meet you both, but we just have to get to Texas to try and find our new to us motorhome. We will keep in touch, our paths will cross again, I am sure of that. Safe travels.

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