Sleepless in New Jersey
Margie & Greg
We have read all the stories on this site and use them for motivation. Fortunately we were able to acquire a beautiful Holiday Rambler Motorhome with only 37,000 miles on it several years ago, for a modest price. Our hopes were to travel this beautiful country and see all the places we dreamed of. Unfortunately my Wife was out of work for some time and has been able to only work part time this year do to some medical issues, as a result, we have been falling further and further behind on our bills and with the added interest charges have made the stresses of worrying how to make the next month bills overwhelming.
My Wife and I have decided, before we lose our house we worked so hard to get, that we would sell our belongings and move into our Motorhome fulltime. Our only obstacle at this point is to get our older 1989 Holiday Rambler into "running" condition. The interior is in new condition, but it is in need of new tires ($2,000), rebuilt carburetor ($200), Emergency brake cable replacement ($500+), and Circuit board for the refrigerator ($200). It may not seem to be a whole lot of money but when you are using all of your income to pay utility bills & mortgage there is not much left over for repairs. I have been working on it for the past two years replacing what I can, like the water heater with what little money we can put aside. We are so looking forward to that first night when we can sleep the whole night through. http://www.fulltime-rving.com/first-night-i-slept-in-three-years.html