Monday, December 29, 2014

New ‘Home’ for the Forbes

We were on site to witness the ‘big move’ from site 27 to site 69 in the Escapees Sumter Oaks RV Park this afternoon.


Larry & Marilyn Forbes have been on a waiting list for about 5 years for an ERPU (Escapees Rainbow Parks Unlimited) lot. This program offers a renewable lease for certain designated sites in three parks: Rainbow’s End in Livingston, TX; Sumter Oaks in Bushnell, FL; and Dream Catcher in Deming, NM. Today was the day their lot became available. It has a nice elevated deck and Florida screened room as well as a storage shed and yard with lots of trees, including orange and grapefruit trees.



And there’s a nice view of the cypress swamp where the Ibis and Sandhill Cranes hang out, as they are on a big corner lot.


After Larry got the coach on the lot, Marilyn did the fine-tuning of backing it in exactly where they wanted it.


We played with the leveling jacks a bit to get the coach level, and at one point we heard a loud Pop! Larry thought the 4th jack had broken, as have the other 3 in the past, and of course it happened when I was at the controls, making it my fault! They have the Atwood jacks that we had on our 36’ Phaeton, and 3 of ours had to be replaced too – one of them twice. Needless to say, none of us are fans of Atwood jacks. Fortunately, the jack was fine and did its job the next time the coach was re-leveled.

Later, we helped initiate the deck at happy hour with the Forbes and Larry & Carolyn Jarvis.


Congratulations, Larry & Marilyn! We’re glad we were here for this momentous occasion and look forward to enjoying more good times with you!


  1. Pretty site. Congratulations, Marilyn and Larry!

  2. Nice home. Now I know where to find them in the future. We enjoyed camping next to them. We have arrived in Yuma. We will be here until Escapades.

  3. It's so nice to be included in these special occasions.


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