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Old 05-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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A simple Thank You not enough

In a couple of months I will have been a member of iRV2 for three years. In that time I have been the benefactor of a great deal of knowledge that has been converted to wisdom and shared willingly. My participation in the RV world was quite by accident and not by design. Short story, my father-in-law buys a Class C, passes away a year later. Fast forward 15 years, mother-in-law calls and says take the Motor Home out of storage (I had forgotten there was ever a motor home) clean it up and sell it, use it, or donate it, she wanted to tie up loose ends.
The motor home was sold but not before my wife and I used it for one trip, just one trip mind you and the rest is history.
The reason for the post is to say Thank You!
To everyone who bothered to post a question no matter how simple and to everyone who took the time to answer, Thank You! You have shared your knowledge with myself the world. It has been of great benefit to me and someday I may be able to pass it on.

RV’rs are a great group of people, salt of the earth; as Dad would say, “they are good people” and if he added “salt of the earth” it meant they could borrow our tractor.
Our farm tractor was sold 15 years ago but I have a nice lawn tractor.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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I think what you experienced was the people who have worked hard through their lives and know how to share/give back life's lessons. They are usually the "older" crowd that paid their dues, over and over.

I fear, day by day, we are losing that ideal. Too many "Where's mine?" attitudes today.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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I agree, I think the me, me, me crowd should shut up long enough to learn how to give and then take. When I was growing up I hung out with my grandmother and her friends. Still today I still look to them when I need advice. My Grandmother passed away 27 years ago. I only wished I had asked more question to her about a lot of things. I don't think the younger crowd values the older generation. My two son's love to talk to older people where ever they are. I always tell them those are the ones who truly been there done that. Thanks to all of those dear sweet souls on here who graciously answer beginner questions. You are never to old to learn.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:34 AM   #5
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Well here goes, not wanting to get all philosophical on everyone but let me share a “personal view”. There is at least three generations behind me struggling to get to where I am now. Old School you bet, I am 64 years old now and the proud son of a Tobacco farmer. I had 14 Uncles and 7 Aunts, that is right no typo, Grandparents were quite prolific. Dad’s side were mostly Farmers, Mom’s side were mostly factory workers. I was truly blessed with quite a diverse set of views on life as I grew up. I am “Comfortable” with myself and take pride in my personal-code-of-ethics they are mine and can never be taken away. My Father taught my most-treasured personally quality in life and how that is another story. He taught me “The value of a Man (or Woman) is to do the right thing when no one is watching”.

With age comes the ability to turn knowledge into wisdom if everything works like it was intended. With Wisdom comes a responsibility, no mater how we view the generations behind us we must always try to pass on what knowledge we posses and hope they can someday turn it into Wisdom. This takes more that a little effort, as we know the value of knowledge and sharing it with someone who is young and has no idea of the value seams pointless. It is a hard thing to do but it is the right thing to do. We must taking the time and exert the effort to share what knowledge we have.

Now these are my Personal views on life and the way I chose to live it. If I can share my knowledge with a fellow human being I will, let them chose to use it or not. I can take pride in doing the right thing, and no one was watching.

Most of you (like it or not) share in part this set of values, this is how I know they are good people here. I am on my way outside right now to replace the ignition board on an Atwood 6 gallon DSI water heater on my Four Winds Motorhome. Four years ago I had no idea what a DSI water heater was. The diagnostic and replacement process was discussed right on iRV2, some time ago, it was asked and given freely. Thank You!
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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Couldn't agree more, fantastic site.
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