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Old 08-12-2014, 04:19 PM   #155
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We are the only ones we know that own a motorhome, let alone a class a.
At first friends ribbed us a bit when we bought our used class c.
However after the winter we had last year and pictures of us sitting on the sofa in our warm rv tailgating...and not having to use a porta-pot= now everyone says we've got it made!

My wife is actualy the one that lays out the itinerary for our outings. She is always looking for the next place we can stay. Our kids favorite place thus far is Bethpage for the waterpark; the wife likes Castaways and the tiki bar.

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:18 PM   #156
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I'm 40 and my wife is 45. We have a 2005 38' Monaco Cayman DP. We both enjoy traveling in our motorhome and go every chance we get. We have had TT's, a 5th wheel and now our class A. Wouldn't trade the class A diesel for anything. We put over 10,000 miles on it last summer and will likely end up with about 9,000 miles this summer. We can't wait to retire and travel more. If all goes as planned, we will retire in 9 years when the last kid is off to college.

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Old 08-16-2014, 08:08 AM   #157
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I'm 56, not retired, I have it calculated that I will likely be able to afford to retire about 5 years after I'm dead. Wife is 45 and an extreme shopper and likely one of the reasons I will never be able to afford retirement! LOL.

We have a 16 year old straight "A" Honor Roll student daughter still in school.

We have a miniature Dachshund named Bella and a BIG black cat named Bruce as traveling companions.

I'm a Sr. Project Manager for a Disaster Restoration firm and work way to much for my liking, but they pay me well and I'm able to have us live on a single income. My wife's job is to look after my daughter and I as well as the house. Personally I couldn't do that job and must give her kudos for it.

We RV for fun and adventure on long weekends and some "2 weeker" vacations each year. We actually leave in a couple of hours for our summer vacation to the BC and Washington coast.

I dabble in flipping RV's as a hobby (on coach #6) and keep busy researching, buying, fixing and selling them. My wife hates the constant change, but I have a plan to get to a free one in the end. About halfway there.
Here's my latest project and current mode of travel. A 2001 Beaver Patriot 40' Diesel Pusher and we tow our 2013 Ford F150 Platinum 4x4 to get around.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:57 PM   #158
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Wife/best friend and I are both 44, been married for 24 years; high school sweethearts.

We bought our first RV several years ago and recently upgraded. We spend 50 or 60 nights each year camping but wish it were more.

We both work at the Children's hospital here in KC, where she works in a clinical microarray lab and I am in I.T. We don't have any kids left at home but we do have three Weimaraners.

We originally got into camping around 2009 because we go back to our home town to visit family and boarding three dogs was too expensive. Now we camp for all sorts of other reasons; enjoyment, family visits, de-stressing, and someday we plan to go full time.

Wish we'd started camping years before we did!
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:34 PM   #159
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I'm 36 dw is upper 30s😈. We have 2 kids together girl is 2 boy is 5 also have a 14 year at old sil living with us. And in the summer my teenage daughter comes to visit, so b it's a full house. Only had the MH a little over a month but we have made 3 trips and almost 3000 miles so far. BEST INVESTMENT EVER!!!!!!!
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:35 PM   #160
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I have been a contractor to the Government overseas for the last 7 years, in preparation for my return to the US we got a RV Class A 6 years ago (was only going to do the job for 2 years but it was hard to turn down working 60 days and being home for 30 days) so we have used our RV for vacations and am now on our 3rd as we find out what we want and what fits our needs.

I finally left last February and am now going back to Contracting to Aerospace companies, I am a FAA Licensed Fixed Wing & Helicopter mechanic who had transitioned into Aircraft Inspection years ago - in aerospace contracting is big business, when contracts get behind they bring in contractors to catch up - it may be a week or I have worked some that lasted 2 years, the beauty of is that over half your pay is "Per Diem" which is tax free, I am currently looking at 3 one in Delaware Inspecting Helicopters (only looking at this for short term because it is 5 hours from my house), 1 in Lake Charles LA inspecting conversion mods on civilian to military intel planes and the one that I am leaning towards (because of the weather and the wages) is in Savannah GA certifying new executive jets for flight.

If you have a job that enables you do this type of traveling you can't beat it - see the USA while getting paid for it.

now that both of our son's are on their own we want to sell our house next spring (when all the wife's flowers are in full bloom) and move somewhere that you do not have to shovel snow, so I will be looking at contracts in the areas we are interested in moving to - get to check out the area and the job before committing the cost of actually moving everything to just find out we hate it, so it is a win win situation for us.

DW is 57 and I am 55 (Retired in 98 from USMC) but have no interest in full time retirement for at least another 10 years and when we sell our house we will go with a 30 ft diesel pusher - we are more into something with super slides then in length - we went from a 34' class A no slide to a 26' class C with slide and am happier with going shorter.

I got my first RV back in the early 80's a late 60's scotty 15 trailer in mint cond. when the DW and I got married in 1990 we bought her uncles 76 Winnebago Chieftain but when our kids started in school we went to pop ups - hated to see the winni set for over a year not being used.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:37 PM   #161
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I'm 48 she is 51 . I'm a HVAC/R tech she is a math professor at a community college.
I get a 4 day weekend every 4th week and she works 4 days a week.
We live in Yorba Linda Ca.
We make several trips a year to Pechanga casino and resort in Temecula Ca , an occasional trip to Laughlin Nv.and our once a year big trip back home to Port Aransas Tx.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:11 PM   #162
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Me = 32, wife = 33. We're on our 3rd MH. Went from Class C to class A gas, now diesel pusher. Pretty young and blessed to have this. I own my own business, wife works in non-profit. I work constantly but love/must get away from "reality" frequently, even if to the next town over, so we use the MH 2-4 weekends/month. Our friends were skeptical of an RV at first, but once they experience traveling or partying in it, they are in love too. We go to concert festivals, campgrounds, NFL/NCAA football/basketball, you name it. I pretty much don't cross the county line without the RV anymore. I'm also a private/commercial/instrument/multi-engine rated pilot but do a lot more ground-flying these days. I'd love to go Fulltime as soon as practical but DW needs a little additional......"guidance" Unfortunately my career experience is in retail brick & mortar, been racking my brain for years trying to figure out how to make money while moving about the country. Love bumping into other young RV'ers along the way!
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:27 PM   #163
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Not Retired, Wife 45, Me 58.9, Wife is a Realtor and Pharmaceutical Consultant I'm a kept Man that works when he's told , Our favorite part about jumpin in the Coach whenever we want ( see picture )...Bring your cup!
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:43 PM   #164
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I'm 64, my wives are 44, 59, and 50. Well, two are ex-wives. Lots of kids.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:16 PM   #165
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Thread for younger non-retired RVers.

Good thread. I'm 39 my wife 40. We both work in banking. Two daughters age 10 & 5. We mainly stay local. We try to camp at least one weekend a month during the season. This is something we just wanted our children to have in their memory bank as they grow up. Are longest trip has been from Virginia to Disney World but for the most part we stay within Virginia. We are contemplating taking our 2002 class A to the Grand Canyon next year on a two-week vacation. I'm a little apprehensive about it. Since we both work, if something were to go wrong (ie. Mechanical breakdown) that could really mess up the trip.

I love this quote:

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Our friends were skeptical of an RV at first, but once they experience traveling or partying in it, they are in love too.

Our friends bought an RV after camping with us. Others go with us often.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:15 PM   #166
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Wife and I are living the mid-life American dream. Both work, but since she's a teacher and I have a lot of vacation and flex time, we get out a lot. Living in warmer climate helps, too. Two kids that we still have influence on camp with us most of the time. Two Dobermans keep it entertaining.

I journal each night we spend in our TT, so I could tell you exactly how many nights, what spot and whether it was good. This has proven extremely valuable and only takes about 30 seconds.

We've done about 10k miles in the last year. Last summer we did a 3 week trip across country with the kids and hit 7 National Parks and assorted State Parks as well.
Currently planning the next big trip and squeezing in long weekends when we can.

Hope to run into you all somewhere out there.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:46 PM   #167
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Valentines Day will mark our 32 years of marriage. I'm 65 and my wife is...well younger. We both work fulltime for the time being. We have a Chahuahua that likes to travel with us. We take 3 long trip during the year and several weekends a month to nearby lakes just to get out of town.

We have a 42 ft 2011 Newmar Dutch Star and toad is a 2011 Honda CRV with the M&G Engineering braking system.
Hey Bill - I initially posted on this thread 1 post after yours. Then we meet this past week in Marble Falls. Don't ever let anyone tell ya it's not a small world. Lol.

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Old 03-30-2015, 11:02 PM   #168
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I'm 49 and the little woman is 45. Married for 25 years with 3 grown children and 6 grandkids. We both work for the school district and use ours mainly for camping, atving and boating during the spring, summer and fall. I buy a new to us unit almost every spring and then sell it for a profit in the fall. If we end up keeping one all year we use it for snowmobiling in the winter also. Just weekend trips for us and the longest distance is under 200 miles. But I think it gets the most use for driveway camping when one or more of the grandkids stay the night

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