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Old 10-27-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Almost Full Timers - new to iRV2

Retired this spring, sold the house in FL, built an addition on to our daughter's home in NY (to keep all our things we couldn't get rid of and still have a place to go), bought a 2005 40 ft Fleetwood Providence and set out on our great adventure. Said to ourselves "This is either the greatest thing we have ever done, or the stupidest thing we have ever done. Only time will tell."
All was "grand" until the July 4th weekend when on I-195 in NJ we were hit head on by a car after it blew a tire and lost control. Thank G-d we weren't injured and the driver of the car had really good insurance. But the Motorhome spent 3 months in the body shop in NJ while Fleetwood manufactured new body parts. Just got it back a few weeks ago. And now we almost feel like brand new - newbies, again.
Tonight we are settled in for the night at the Maryland House Service Plaza on I-95. Taking our Motorhome from Finger Lakes area of Western NY to a storage facility in Raleigh, NC to protect it from the cold weather - and just in the nick of time because it is snowing in NY. Will fly back to NY Sat. and stay until the middle of December to fulfill our Babysitting obligations to our first grandchild born this summer. Then we hit to road again. Destination - The FL Keys.

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2! Glad to hear no one was injured and the MH has been repaired. We live in the Raleigh area and are from Upstate NY(Adams). We fulltime and use our daughters back yard for our frequent stops back to NC to spend time with 5 grandkids and one more on the way in February. Congrats on the new one on the way. Hope we see you on the road.

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:37 AM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2. We are happy you found us. Congratulations on your decision to go full time. I always wanted to do that but the DW would not go along with it. I understand your feelings about getting your coach back. I always get a little depressed when I have to give up my coach for awhile no matter the reason.

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