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  1. Jim

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    When I send the newsletter out its going to well over 20,000 people. I always pay particular attention to the number of people who unsubscribe and what reason they give if any. Most don't offer any comment, some might make a snide remark about spam, but there are always those who want to tell you the reason they are unsubscribing. These are 4 unsubscribe messages I have received this evening from the newsletter sent out an hour ago, there is nearly always one like this, but 4!:Sad:

    • 'Sorry sold van as I have diabetes and can no longer drive'
    • 'Lost job and van has gone'
    • 'My husband died and I don't want to travel on my own'
    • 'My wife died two weeks ago and I'm selling the motorhome'
    Don't waste it, we'll all be unsubscribing from the fun before we know it:thumb:
     
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  2. yorkieman

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    A point well made Jim!

    I suppose on that note I hope to stay subscribed for many years to come.
     
  3. irnbru

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    Me too!
     
  4. mikebeaches

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    Although I've given Jim's post a 'like', it's not because I'm happy to hear the unfortunate circumstances people find themselves in, but because the post makes a hugely valid and important point.

    Thanks for sharing the information with us Jim.

    Mike
     
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  5. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Me too! Someone's got to get us out of any scrapes we end up in wandering around the world!
     
  6. Snowbird

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    How very true Jim. As long as there's only a fiver left and not a tenner I will go happy.
     
  7. Zains Pops

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    Live for each day, enjoy each week / month / year. The cr*p will soon come to bug*er us all..
     
  8. Carol

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    So sad, yet those are the kind of people who would find support on fun, while we can we are trying to enjoy our van, as I say there has to be some upside to getting older.
     
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  9. campa cola

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    Maybe the 'solos' on here could write more about their experiences of going solo in a MH :thumb:
     
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  10. irnbru

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    My mum always wanted a MH but her 2nd husband died before they could achieve their dream...10 yrs later and shes now living their dream:Smile:
    It must be hard for some people to continue without their loved ones. Make the most of it while you can and have your health!
     
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  11. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi Jim

    Never got the newsletter, always got it in the past and PM messages (via email) end up in junk although marked as safe?

    Any ideas

    Peter
     
  12. Jim

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    Hi Peter, make sure you are on the system by re-adding yourself here http://eepurl.com/u28fL :thumb:
     
  13. gozomike

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    Yup - 44,000 miles 485 nights since August 2008 - All solo.

    Just a thought thou, does being at a meet with funsters count as being solo.:Confused:
     
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  14. Puddleduck

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    I suppose it depends on who comes out of your van next morning and if they have a smile. :Blush: :imoutahere:
     
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  15. DiggerJon

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    Make the most of it

    My wife and I lived every day as if it could be our last and I am so glad we did not "wait until retirement" as she was killed in a road accident on the way back from a campsite. Within three months I was back on the road again making the most of the friendly people found on most campsites. Since her death in 2008 I have toured for three months in the UK, eight months in a fifth wheeler around the western states of the USA, been to Spain and Morocco for six weeks and I am now loading up the MH to get the wheels rolling around the UK for four weeks. Being in a MH keeps me sane and the thought of getting on the road again when I am at home keeps me going. I love the bandinage of the forum and I look forward to meeting up with the real people behind the avatars, but this year my pre booked holidays have clashed with every meet so far - one day! Keep the faith - AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT WHILST YOU CAN DO IT!
     
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  16. Morrigan

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    To be honest, this is a main part of the reason I bought my hippy bus, err; I mean Iris. :Smile:
     
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  17. irnbru

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    Sad to hear of your circumstances of travelling solo. Your words are an inspiration to others.
     
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  18. 163phil

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    Wise words indeed DiggerJon. I had very serious health issues myself last year and Liz very nearly lost me, so it's a philosophy I wholeheartedly share. :thumb:

    ps - I like your avatar!!
     
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    I got the good fri deal paid up for 3 years.but I am sorry to hear some of us are having bad times.i just hope they come through ok.
     
  20. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Condolences to all funsters who have lost someone recently.

    Perhaps we should have a memorial page????? :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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