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FMCA Members in England
Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:39 PM
Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:31 PM
They were going to rent an MH but found out that it is very expensive, since they were going to be in the U.S. for about 6 months. So, they purchased a Class C in florida, drove to the West Coast of the U.S., back across thru Canada, and back to Florida. The dealer told them at the time of purchase that he would buy the MH back from them (don't know for how much loss) when they returned. Not a bad deal, and even if he did not buy it, they could leave it on a consignment lot.
Good luck to you. I hope we have an opportunity to meet when you come this way.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:49 PM
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:33 PM
I'm contemplatng doing the same thing. I have started looking at RVs. There appear to be a lot of bargains out there.
Lots of questions to get answers to. Returning home every 90 days would be a must as my wife couldn't stay away from the grandchildren for longer. Any place in particular that you plan on seeing?
Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:19 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:26 PM
Welcome to the Forum.
Its nice to hear you want to visit us Yanks on this side of the pond. How are the regulations between England and Canada? Would it help to purchase in Canada and leave it there when you return to the ile?
Either way it will be nice to extend the same friendship to you that your country gave to our Men in England during WW ll. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:27 AM
He has kin in Western Canada that let him in the door when he comes across the pond. He did mention that he was thinking of visiting this year,but not sure of the itinerary.
As we get younger things change faster, so flexibility is required.
Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:31 AM
We made our first visit over the pond this year to Orlando checked out Camping World. We are now in Spain for the winter and plan seeing the states in May, having a look at Graceland and the music seen. Was so impressed with Orlando it can only get better, got no plans on where we are staying so any tips will help.
Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:32 AM
Tell us where you will be flying in/starting the trip and points along the way that are "must see's" and perhaps we can offer suggestions.
Also, tell us what kind of things interest you.
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:04 AM
I'm a contact for you in the DFW area, glad to help.
One February starting point might be arriving at our airport, having a Texas State Park pass in hand with a rental pickup in Dallas. An overnight just 30 minutes south of DFW at Cedar Hill State Park would allow you to shake off the jet lag (really, your second night since the flights arrive in the evening and you'd have to spend the first near the airport) before continuing. Lake Tyler State Park would give you a short first day of driving whilst -- yes, I am nearly fluent -- starting "real" driving days. From there, you can hit the Johnson Space Center with an overnight at the beachside Galveston State Park. Delanera RV is actually better, but we want to wring the utility out of your pass). I'm thinking two nights in Galveston, so you can take in the Moody Gardens and hit the flight museum.
So, at the completion of your fifth night, you've done a total of eight hours' driving; and, your first experience with heavy traffic hasn't come until the fourth day. By then, you'll be an expert at driving on the wrong side of the road. Now, it'll be time to step up and run with the big dogs: wait in line at the north end of the island, board the ferry. Remember to shut off your propane tank for the voyage. The passage is a whopping zero dollars, which converts to zero pounds sterling.
After days at sea enduring the grueling trek of my forefathers -- it is only 18 minutes but use your imagination -- you will set foot upon a new land, that of the picturesque Bolivar Peninsula.
From there, I'll hand you off to one of our Gulf Coast specialists. He/she will route you along the coast as you progress towards Orlando.
(One alternate routing idea: You could spend the second night in our community's private campground. We're two hours southwest of DFW, I think the community rate is $14 a night. It is nestled in a bend of the river inside a sprawling private community. From here, it is just minutes to the Dinosaur Valley State Park, two hours 'til being in the thick of the Texas Hill Country, and just four hours from historic Fredericksburg. The latter is an hour north of San Antonio, which is two hours or so north of Corpus Christi... From there, after touring the USS Lexington, you can slip up to Port Aransas for the night; then, on to Galveston and so forth...)
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:38 AM
As a general rule, we here in the Colonies are blessed with great National, State and County parks offering access to sites and experiences for most every interest. Other public choices include Corp of Engineers parks and Bureau of Land Management. No matter where you choose to start you'll find a great sunset to end the day. Safe travels.
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