WOW ... I read your note and had to chuckle at the irony of the similarity of our situations. We, too, are Ottawa residents about to embark on a new, scary but exciting, life as fulltimers, also in a ( new to us, but slightly used ) 30 foot fifth wheel pulled by a ( GMC ) one ton turbo-diesel dually.
The businesses are sold, we're "unemployed", the house is for sale ! As soon as the weather is warm, the house is sold, and all the "stuff" is sold, or otherwise disposed of, we're "on the road" ... probably late June.
This summer we'll head West to Winnipeg, visiting family. We'll return to Ottawa and Southwestern Ontario by about mid-September, then start slowly heading South, starting with the Escapees National Rally in Goshen in late September. We hope to be in Texas for Christmas, Florida in January maybe, New Mexico in November or maybe February. A year from now, perhaps a return North up the West Coast ... spring in B.C ? All the way across Canada next summer, ending the summer in Newfoundland ?
I tremble with excitement just thinking about it. We have been working for 2 years to get to this point. Still so many things to do before we head out. So many unanswered questions.
Want to get together for a cup of coffee and compare notes ?
Daniel & Joanne Kirby
Cumberland, Ontario ( just East of Ottawa )
1999 GMC K-3500 4x4 diesel dually
1998 Cardinal by Forest River 28RKB fifth wheel