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DELTONA — Britt Reints, blogger, freelance travel writer and mother of two had no inkling how her life would change when she tweeted something about how it would be cool to be on the road all the time.

Someone responded that at least two families were already doing just that: one traveling around Europe and Asia and another bicycling from Alaska to Argentina.

“It’s easier once you know it’s possible,” she said.

So she, her husband, Jared, 11-year-old son Devin and 6-year-old daughter Emma set out to see if it was possible to sell their home and most of their stuff, scrape together some money and take off in an RV trailer hooked to a Chevy TrailBlazer.

On Tuesday, they cleaned out the last of the stuff from a four-bedroom house.

Jared said he had a hard time parting with his motorcycle and old T-shirts. Britt didn’t relish selling her shoes and purses at her three garage sales. And the kids hated parting with the family cat, who they took to a shelter on Tuesday.

They headed out June 1st for a yearlong RV trip and all of the Reints are looking forward to their adventure in their own ways.

The Reints estimate it will cost them about $46,000 to make the rounds of the Continental 48 in a year’s time. They’ve saved about half that amount and are hoping to make up the rest with Britt’s freelance work.
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RV Manufacture Forest River has two recalls for May 2011

Dealers will repair or replace water heaters and on certain Salem and Wildwood trailers and repair leaf springs on certain Salem trailers.

Recall #1

FOREST RIVER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SALEM AND WILDWOOD TRAVEL AND FIFTH WHEEL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 2009 THROUGH JUNE 11, 2010. THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL MECHANISM OF THE WATER HEATER MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING INSTALLATION IN THE UNIT. AS A RESULT, THE BURNER MAY FLAME UP OUT OF CONTROL WHEN LIT.

Consequence:

THE EXCESS FLAME OUTSIDE OF THE BURNER CHAMBER CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IN THE RV TRAILER.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPAIR OR REPLACE THE WATER HEATER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREST RIVER AT 574-534-6913.

Recall #2

FOREST RIVER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 SALEM TRAVEL TRAILERS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 25, 2009, THROUGH JANUARY 13, 2011. THE BOTTOM LEAF ON THE LEAF SPRINGS MAY ROTATE OUT OF POSITION AND MAKE CONTACT WITH THE TIRE.

Consequence:

THIS WILL CAUSE THE TIRE TO BLOW OUT WITHOUT WARNING AND A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL PLACE TWO SQUARE BEND “U” BOLTS WITH WASHERS AND NUTS AND RETAINING PLATE THAT WILL BE CENTERED ON THE SPRING CENTER BOLT TO RESTRAIN THE LOWER SPRING LEAF. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 3, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREST RIVER AT 574-389-4600.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO
HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV

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