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Old 09-20-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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I received word this evening that Gaylord Maxwell, founder of Life on Wheels, passed away today following a brief illness.

Gaylord was an icon in the RV world and will be missed by many of us.
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I received word this evening that Gaylord Maxwell, founder of Life on Wheels, passed away today following a brief illness.

Gaylord was an icon in the RV world and will be missed by many of us.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:42 AM   #3
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Yes, he will be missed. We will remember his family in this hour. Thank you for keeping us posted.
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I have read many articles that Gaylord wrote. Yes he will be missed and his shoes will not be filled.

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Old 09-21-2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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We missed speaking with him at the Hershey RV Show by a few minutes. Would have loved to say hello again. His Life On Wheels conferences and his group of lecturers are top notch.

What a varied life and career he had!

Our condolences to his wife and family.
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Here's a clip from RVtravel.com

RV legend, Life on Wheels founder, Gaylord Maxwell dies
By Chuck Woodbury

(Sept. 20, 2008) -- RVing author, columnist, lecturer and industry leader Gaylord Maxwell died today at 2 p.m. Maxwell was the beloved founder, director and guiding light of the Life On Wheels conferences, held annually at colleges in Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Maxwell and his wife Margie had recently moved out of their spacious home near Moscow, Idaho, where for years they had hosted popular parties for Life on Wheels instructors.

The former history teacher turned RV dealer started writing articles for TL Enterprises (Trailer Life, MotorHome, RV Business, Woodalls Campground Management) in 1972. His column in MotorHome magazine has been a feature for more than 25 years. The author of two books -- Fulltiming: An Introduction to Fulltime RVing and Home, Sweet Motorhome -- he and Margie had spent their winters in Yuma, Arizona. Among Gaylord's many honors in the RV industry was his induction into the RV Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame in 1997.

His death was sudden. A week ago he was at the Hershey (Pennsylvania) RV Show visiting with old friends and soliciting sponsorships for Life On Wheels, the pride and joy of his professional life. Before the show, he had taught classes at the Life on Wheels conference at Harrisburg. He fell ill Wednesday and went into the hospital the next morning where he died two days later of MRSA, a staph infection.

According to an email sent to his friends by his family, Maxwell's advice to his readers from his last written column was "A reality is that you can have your cake and eat it too." Maxwell, always happy, always optimistic, always a good friend, did just that.

Plans for a memorial service have not yet been determined.
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Our condolences to his wife and family. Mr. Maxwell will be missed by many.

Nick thanks for letting us know. Greating seeing both at the Gypsy Journal gathering.
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