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Friday, June 8, 2007

Fulltime RVing in Quartzsite, Arizona


Jim and Jan Waytashek sold their Wisconsin farm in 1993, divided up their belongings among their six children, and became full-time RVers. RVtravel.com caught up with Jim and Jan in Quartzsite, Arizona, where they live seasonally in their 37-foot fifth wheel trailer. In this four-minute interview they discuss how they became full-time RVers and about living in an RV in a Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) in the Arizona, desert, where tens of thousands of RVers stay each winter season for less than $1 a day.

14 comments:

  1. TOO BAD THE VOLUME IS TO LOW TO HEAR!

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  2. Volume low, couldn't hear it.

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  3. Volume was great for me, may need to turn up the volume on your computer.

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  4. Music was blaring at full volume, but couldn't hear the voices clear enough to feel comfortable even with headphones and I have great hearing. Nice try though! Next time have them wear mics if they will be talking in such a reserved manner. ;-)

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  5. Had no problem hearing it at all. What music? I heard no music, just the conversation. Nicely done.

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  6. Lloyd & Tina RainJune 9, 2007 at 7:13 PM

    No matter what we do, no matter how many space bars and enter keys we hit, Quick Time will not load and we cannot play ANY of your postings that are done using Quick Time. For god's sake, can't you use something other than Quick Time? It's a Mac program and it's full of bugs for PCers. Please, please use some other form of program system.

    Thanks.

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  7. I have an iMac and had no problems. Yes, the volume starts low, but set the volume on max on the Quicktime panel, and then raise the volume on your computer. I was at less than half volume on the computer.

    Hard to believe that they'd get used to the dust, but you can't beat the price!

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  8. Interesting interview. I tried this on both a Mac and a PC. Worked great on both.

    Bob

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  9. Thanks for the posting. For those of us contemplating fulltime RVing, it is encouraging to listen to those with experience.

    The clip works fine. People who are having problems should download Winamp, Quicktime, and MS media player along with the latest drivers. All of those worked fine for this download. If you are using a slow connection, you will always have mixed results watching streaming media.

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  10. This video does not use Quicktime, but Flash. It will work on either Macs or PCs, but you need to have Flash installed, which most computers now do. If you do not have Flash, get it here. http://tinyurl.com/zgkz2

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  11. This was great. I am in the process of moving out of the house I've lived in for 16 years and going full-time. Mid-July is the date. I'm excited and terrified at the same time. Listening to these folks really helped me. Had no trouble hearing them at all. Everything was clear as a bell. Maybe folks need to download the appropriate software. This was wonderful and I encourage you to do more interviews like this.

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  12. I cried all the way down the drive way when we first went full time. That was 7 years ago and now I can't wait to get back to LaPosa South LTVA each winter. I thought I was leaving family and friends. But our years as full timers has only created more. When we get to the desert, we are always greeted with, "Welcome Home!" from our friends we park with every winter.

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  13. Volume was fine. I agree that you should do more of these. My husband and I plan on going full timing in the near future. In the meantime we love hearing about others experiences and great places to see.

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  14. I had no problem with the volume. Someday I will be a full timer also.

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