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Old 10-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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My wife and I have recently retired, sold our home in Portland, OR; bought our first RV (2007 Itasca Suncruiser 36 foot; tow car is a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid using a Roadmaster tow system and a Buddy Brake supplemental brake), and are trying the full time life. We are volunteering at some state parks in Oregon to get used to the motor home and to shake out any bugs in new motor home. So far, so good only one major leak that forced us to go back to the dealer in Hillsboro, OR for repairs (turns out it was a faulty installation of the front slide out).

Our plan is to alternate between volunteering in parks and exploring. Volunteering helps us keep our expenses low and it gives us a chance to see the countryside in the vicinity of where the motor home is parked. Anyone have any input as to how to get good volunteer positions or how to full-time explore without running out of money.

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Old 10-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,

My wife and I have recently retired, sold our home in Portland, OR; bought our first RV (2007 Itasca Suncruiser 36 foot; tow car is a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid using a Roadmaster tow system and a Buddy Brake supplemental brake), and are trying the full time life. We are volunteering at some state parks in Oregon to get used to the motor home and to shake out any bugs in new motor home. So far, so good only one major leak that forced us to go back to the dealer in Hillsboro, OR for repairs (turns out it was a faulty installation of the front slide out).

Our plan is to alternate between volunteering in parks and exploring. Volunteering helps us keep our expenses low and it gives us a chance to see the countryside in the vicinity of where the motor home is parked. Anyone have any input as to how to get good volunteer positions or how to full-time explore without running out of money.

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Old 10-25-2007, 02:04 PM   #3
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Welcome to irv2 Barney Foster & wife.
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Barney,
Welcome to you and your wife! I am sure you will find all sorts of info that should be very helpful to you as a "first time RVer" ...

You may also want to venture down to this forum....I am sure you will find some other helpful info in regards to fulltiming and then if you visit this forum...it might be a great place to get work-kamping info.

I hope you come back often to share your adventures and pick the brains of all the other RVers here at iRV2!!
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Barney, welcome to iRV2.com. Congratulations on retiring, first RV purchase and going full time all at once! I know we love the lifestyle and are working our way aound too. I work in the industry as a service manager now. Before then I worked on units in the campgrounds we were at and near. You have gotten some good info and will probably get even more. THis is a great place to do your homework. GOod luck and enjoy!
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Hi Barney, and welcome to iRV2. You have laid out a great plan and I wish you many years of continued exploration of our great land.
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Barney Foster, Welcome to the IRV2 website, I hope your fultimng adventure is full of enjoyment and excitement, have fun. Ed.S
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