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Gypsy Journal RV: Fulltimers – Marcy and Steve Krauss

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

From Fort Lee, N.J., Marcy and Steve began RVing with a small second hand 21 foot Layton trailer, and progressed to a 35 foot Wilderness travel trailer and then a 36 foot Carriage 5th wheel before acquiring their present rig, a 40 foot Mandalay motorhome.

Marcy worked for the New York City Board of Education for 35 years as an elementary school music teacher, a United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader, and union litigator. Steve was an aircraft mechanic, owned his own home remodeling business, and had a wood shop for about 15 years.

They became fulltimers because they hated going home to their house after a camping trip, and the longer they stayed away the happier they were. When they were working they escaped from our daily routines whenever they could to head out to either the Poconos or the Jersey Shore to camp in all seasons. When retirement came on January 2nd, 2001, they wasted no time, putting Fort Lee in the rearview mirror a mere six days later, vowing never to willingly be in snow again.

When asked what they like best about fulltiming, Marcy and Steve said, “No matter where we are, we’re always home. All of our stuff comes along with us. The outside scenery changes but the thrill and adventure of turning on that engine remains. There’s always the adventure of taking that next road.”

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