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Old 09-11-2008, 05:38 AM   #1
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I am sure many of you are wondering what is going on with ownership of the website. To make a very long story shorter, iRV2 has a new owner. As many of you know Bob (rebelsbeach) & I have been partners in iRV2 for the past 2 1/2 years and prior to that I owned the site solely. iRV2 has grown tremendously since its inception back in January 2000, to a point where it has been very difficult for me lately to keep up with it's needs. I also own 2 other companies one of which you may have heard of RVupgrades.com and trying to juggle all three of these has become almost impossible. When Bob's situation in RV'ing changed and he pursued a buyer of his interest in the site it became apparent that this may also be a good time for me to do the same. Believe me this wasn't an easy decision and I will not bore you with the weeks of personal struggle I went through to come to this point. But the new owner made all of this much easier than I had imagined with his vast knowledge in forum communities. I know iRV2 is in good hands with his leadership.

So with that I would like to introduce the new owner of iRV2.com Andy Robinowitz! I will let Andy tell you about himself, but I can say from the first time I spoke to Andy on the phone, positive energy and confidence poured through the line. I have total confidence that Andy is going to take this little idea I had over 8 years ago to the next level. And I am super excited to see some of the changes he has in store for the site on the programming side of things.

I am sure you guys have ton's of questions, but here are the answers to a couple you maybe asking yourselves.

No I am not getting out of RV'ing nor am I leaving iRV2.com. I actually am looking forward to being a member of this site for the first time and I hope to see many of you at the 2009 National Rally.
No changes are going to be made in the admin or mod positions.
No changes are going to be made in the mission of the site.
No changes are going to be made in all of the other little things that make iRV2 so great.


So please help me welcome Andy to the awesome RV'ing family we have here!


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Old 09-11-2008, 05:38 AM   #2
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I am sure many of you are wondering what is going on with ownership of the website. To make a very long story shorter, iRV2 has a new owner. As many of you know Bob (rebelsbeach) & I have been partners in iRV2 for the past 2 1/2 years and prior to that I owned the site solely. iRV2 has grown tremendously since its inception back in January 2000, to a point where it has been very difficult for me lately to keep up with it's needs. I also own 2 other companies one of which you may have heard of RVupgrades.com and trying to juggle all three of these has become almost impossible. When Bob's situation in RV'ing changed and he pursued a buyer of his interest in the site it became apparent that this may also be a good time for me to do the same. Believe me this wasn't an easy decision and I will not bore you with the weeks of personal struggle I went through to come to this point. But the new owner made all of this much easier than I had imagined with his vast knowledge in forum communities. I know iRV2 is in good hands with his leadership.

So with that I would like to introduce the new owner of iRV2.com Andy Robinowitz! I will let Andy tell you about himself, but I can say from the first time I spoke to Andy on the phone, positive energy and confidence poured through the line. I have total confidence that Andy is going to take this little idea I had over 8 years ago to the next level. And I am super excited to see some of the changes he has in store for the site on the programming side of things.

I am sure you guys have ton's of questions, but here are the answers to a couple you maybe asking yourselves.

No I am not getting out of RV'ing nor am I leaving iRV2.com. I actually am looking forward to being a member of this site for the first time and I hope to see many of you at the 2009 National Rally.
No changes are going to be made in the admin or mod positions.
No changes are going to be made in the mission of the site.
No changes are going to be made in all of the other little things that make iRV2 so great.


So please help me welcome Andy to the awesome RV'ing family we have here!


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Old 09-11-2008, 05:50 AM   #3
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Bill, good luck going forward. Thanks for all the hard work to bring the site to where it is. We all look forward to where Andy takes us as a group. As I've said Andy you have big shoes to fill, we're sure you're up to it. Hope you have as many adventures as Bob Hope they are all good ones.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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Bob, sorry to see you go but good luck with the next chapter in your life.

Bill, nice to finally put a real name to the login.

Andy, welcome to the forum and good luck with your new "job".

Personally, I have found this forum invaluable with research of products, fixes and the like. It does tollerate differing opinions, even dissent but everyone posting here appears to be an adult so I never see the childish flaming of others as with some other forums.

Keep up the great work everyone.

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Bill, You have done a great job in 8 years, the site has had some speed bumps, but we proceeded onward. Thank you for an outstanding job and introducing me to my extended family, the Noreasters...
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:02 AM   #6
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Bill you done good.Your commitment to this site has brought a lot of lifelong friends together.For that, me and a lot of the other members are indebted to you.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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Hi All,

Hey Bill I am glad things are still working out for you for the better!! Also as others before me have said Thanks so much for what you have done, and where you have taking this site in only 8 short years !!! It was my pleasure to have been a member from just about the start, and to have meet so many great folks, and turned them into great lifelong friends! I am also glad to hear you are not leaving the site, and hope to meet up with you at another National Rally! I did enjoy meeting and chating with you at both the 1st and 6th Rallies !!

Andy welcome to iRv2 and hope you follow in Bill's footsteps, and keep moveing this site in the right direction, and also keep it as the Best RV Site out there on the net!!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:50 PM   #8
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Thanks for the warm welcome! I am really excited to be part of the iRV2 family.

I know the heart of forum based communities are the members and I am here to listen and help create solutions based on your needs. I look forward to getting to know you all through the forums and also at rallies in the years to come!

It's going to take a little while for me to get a all the pieces of the site (the software, databases, etc) over to my servers and when that is done we will work at upgrading various features of the site.

Bill, thanks for having the faith and trust in me to continue what you started here. I promise to keep the best interests of the members as the #1 priority and to stay true to the mission of "Efficiently support the thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experiences among RV enthusiasts".

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Old 09-11-2008, 01:28 PM   #9
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Bill;

It was a pleasure meeting you and your family in TN and Bev & I appreciated the tour of your new Vectra. You can be proud of the growth in IRV2 do to your great leadership. We are pleased you still plan on participating with us on IRV2. We wish you continued success in your remaining businesses.

Bev & I plan on attending the 09 Rally in Ohio. Islapp already asked me to do the coffee hour so God willing we will see you there.

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Andy;

Welcome to IRV2. You have a tough act to follow. Your future plans for this site sound exciting and I look forward to the upgrades and getting to know you.

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Old 09-11-2008, 05:31 PM   #11
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Bill,

Your site has been the best forum and source of information for some time. I have not had the pleasure of meeting you in person, but I knew Bob well from similar travels. I congratulate you on having a forum which became such a asset to the rv community.

The distinquishing aspect of IRV2 is that it is so "topic specific", allowing a viewer to glean information specific to his/her own questions. I find it much more user friendly as a viewer does not have to wade through every post on a daily basis to keep up with personal interests.

Here is wishing Andy the best in the future and may the site continue its growth under his guidance.
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Bill, well done and thanks for all your hard work. Best of luck with your other endeavors.

Andy, welcome to iRV2. As I'm sure you've been told, this is the best RV forum on the web. I wish you the very best in your new responsibilities.
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Bill I want to thank you for all of the hard work you put into this web site and I wish you the best. I also want to welcome Andy to IRV2.
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Hey everyone..
Believe it or not .. a few tears are rolling down my cheeks right now as I type this...
Bob has brought some great reading & mis-adventures to this site and Bill has brought the serious stability to this site. Both of those pieces will be dearly missed...but in saying that...I must also say this...
..I have been snooping around and luckily only a few know that side of me... ... ( Andy) and I have talked to a few other moderators...and what I have heard overall is that they are trusting in Bill's judgment (Warpath) and they like what they have heard so far -and I am trusting in my snooping ...Andy...we are excited about the next step iRV2 is about to take!

Welcome aboard!!

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