done with it all

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by Guest, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    well to let u all know ,, i am gonna get completely out of the rv bussiness ,, and go to work for min wage ,, i have lost all had ,, and then some ,, and also since i will not be doing it day to day as i have been ,,, i am not gonna post on here anymore ,, oh i will read the post ,, but i am done with advice ,, and with rving ,, as one said a few yr's ago on here ,, if u can not afford the life style ,, u should not be rving ,, and that is me ,, as of now ,, i guees my taste for the life style was too high ,, and it bit me ,, too all it's been fun ,, and alot of great memories ,, but i will keep in touch ,, :( :( :( :( :disapprove: :disapprove: :disapprove:
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: done with it all

    Rod, it can't be that bad and we can't have this forum without you. Well, we can but sure don't want to. You have been a great addition and can still have plenty to offer. Hang in there and around here. If you are at the bottom there is only one way and that's up. Most all of us have taken it at sometimes on the chin and hit the canvas but the secrete is getting back up.
     
  3. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

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    Hey Rod, I have lost all and am climbing back up and plan on taking the trip again, you are a real good RVer and your advice shows knowledge and wisdom, so hang on do not let life throw you off the surfboard and slide you in the sand, go for the gusto and be the best that you can and you are. Rod, you are loved and respected by alot of us,

    love and prayers from the family,
     
  4. jack g

    jack g New Member

  5. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    Sorry to see you go Rod, but I understand the feelings that you must have. They say that time heals all, so give it a little time and then reconsider. We will miss you!
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    A lot of his friends including me has been trying to tell him it's not his fault. The economy has put a lot of people out of business and he was one millions small company that was hit hard. And if he can just hang in there it will pick up and he will right where he wants to be. And that is, doing what he loves to do, work on RVs. So I ask that you try to encourage him to just hang in there. BTW he was in a better mood last night. :laugh:
     
  7. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Hang in there buddy. If you can't smell the diesel smoke at least keep dreaming about it. Before you know it, you will be right back in there. Keep the advice coming. Heck I had to give up fulltiming, buy a Condo for later on as old age begins to creep up. We still plan to RV as much as possible.
    All is never lost as long as you keep getting up.
     
  8. deniloo

    deniloo New Member

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    Although I don't post very often,I do read this forum and itis on my daily homepage.I enjoy everyone's advice, experience and their adventures! I would hate to see Rod give up the forum, RVing, and the whole shebang....I am from Michigan and everyone knows how our job situation is here! We haven't been able to take the 5th wheel out but one week this summer. I haven't losta business like he has but we have gone through our times with companies closing and being laidoff and out of work. We may not be able to support those RV businesses right now but will as soon as things pick up. We won't give up ourvacation home on wheels or this forum with advice from you all on here.Rod I appreciate all that you have helped us with when you didn't even know we took your advice, or that you made us smile with one of your remarks or tales from the road. Please don't leave us! We need you here and some time in the future will need your services again too...........Thanksto all ofyou posters for your help, from all of us readers out here!
     
  9. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    I think he will be OK, camping right now. He just hit a rough spot...he will get over it. At least I hope so.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: done with it all

    ok to let u all know ,, first off ,, sorry for this stupid post ,, i was not thinking right at the time ,, and really stressed out ,, but the reason for this post is ,, after a good weekend away in the new MH (almost ) and a good swift kick in the butt by the wife ,, i am back in the rv bussiness and rving everychance i get ,, the wife told me not to worry ,, we wil make it ,, and i am gonna ,, come hell or high water ,, i have a deal working now that may work out ,, but not saying yet ,, but it will make alot of the other mobile guy's mad ,, but hey ,, it's a dog eat dog world ,, and that is how i am aproaching it ,, labor rate is going to $95 per hr ,, call out is now 80 bucks ,, the way i see it if all others charge 100 to 120 bucks and hr ,, i can charge close to that ,, but still can't compete with CW and the name ,, but if this deal works out ,, it will be great ,, and thank u all for u'r support ,, i really do mean that ,, u all are great friends ,, even if i have not met alot of u ,, :approve: :approve: :approve: :approve: :) :) :) :)
     
  11. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

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    Your wife saved me the trip.
     
  12. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Nothing like a good woman to straighten us out :laugh: "WAY TO GO ROD" :approve:
     
  13. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    well to honest about this, it was either Lynn or I was going to kick his rear. And since she got him first and all is OK, I am happy for him. This forum would not be the same without him, now I know we use a lot of emoticons, but he holds the record. I can always tell when he write by looking at the emoticons and tell Rod wrote it. Or even better by his own short hand writing. Thanks Rod for not leaving.
     
  14. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

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    I didn't post on this one and was hoping for the best. And now it seems there is a best. Good luck Rod!!! I have never run around screaming and shouting in my life HA!! It happens to all of us(quite a few times here) and it seems given a few days and some good thought there are always ways or directions to take that can pull us back, Attitude is everything, just keep the positive side in sight and things have a way of working out.

    LEN
     
  15. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Len that is what I have been telling him, to KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I hope he can do that, it is tough out there in the RV world in today economy.
     
  16. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    Rod, let me tell ya a story, years ago dad and I had a wrecking yard, than the state came in and said we had to drain the fluids from every vehicle in the yard as well as any that came in, into different tanks and so on. Was too much trouble and expense to deal with so we closed down and tried a garage, had to shut it down when they came out with all the new computerized cars, even went to college to learn that type of repairs but could not afford the equipment needed to continue and could not teach the old dog, my dad, new tricks, so we shut her down. And I know you as a tech probably know where I'm coming from on some of this Im sure.

    Bout killed the two of us, so I went back to college again and got a computer education and opened a computer business but found we could not compete with compuserve and walmart and all the other big companies for sales and repairs, so shut er down. Dad started building hope chests for all the females in the family including grand kids, done kept him busy until he could do nothing any more due to health.

    Took all my money, which wasnt much to speak of and jumped off the deep end with this new motor home we have. Sold everything to keep it and now we full time and some times like this past year with thousands in repairs and state taxes jumping 500%, we have barely made it and are living check to check. But like my wife said, "we will manage."

    I plan on staying put for now because its cheap to be here and next year we are going to try and find camp host jobs that might help us get caught up again. I am also trying to find some place close to where I am now in Utah, to camp for the winter, so we do not have to drive all that far.

    If measley old me can manage I know you can. Your twice the person I am based on all I have read that you have written. I know you already said you were going to give it your best thanks to that better half of yours threatening you with the frying pan. But I just had to get this one in front of you to show you anothers perspective.

    Good luck to you my friend. And keep on a helpin us here in the forum and one day we will cross paths and I promise to buy ya a cup of whatever ya be wantin to drink.
     
  17. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Lee that is what we all have been telling him. He is not along in that path as most of us has suffer a lot somewhere in out life. I am sure glad he is back. :laugh:
     
  18. big bilko

    big bilko Senior Member

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    Stay with it mate.Don,t let the B****# get to you. Things are sure to get better and you will be back up in no time. Think of me I am always DOWN UNDER. Take care buddy. Big Bilko :) :) :) :)
     
  19. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

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    Good for you Rod. Welcome back
     
  20. cwishert

    cwishert New Member

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    Rod, it sure looked like a pity party at first. :eek: That is why I didn't post. I knew if you took a little time, someone would show you the light. I have been through my share of bad, and then good, then real good, and now wondering if my better half will have a job in the next month. But I know that with my job we will make it until his picks up or he decides he's had enough and decides to move on to bigger and better things. I have often told him that if he wanted to do something else, all he had to do is try. But I know how you "Technicians" are, you think that mechanicing is all you can do. Well Lee just told you different. I hope that your deal comes through for you and you are back on top again in no time. If not that one then a better one will come along. As my mother used to tell me "God don't give you no more than you and He can handle!" She was very right. :approve:
     

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