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Old 07-01-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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Good Day From The Blue Grass State

Retired, and traveling a lot to see this, and our neighbors countries. On the first day of retirement we bought a Fleetwood Discovery and spent many days, weeks, months and years traveling and meeting others. Then two big events happened: First our beautiful Discovery burnt to the ground one morning with everything camping we owned loaded into her ready for our next adventure. It was winter and we were getting ready to take the Discovery to Canaan Valley, WVa for camping and us to go snow skiing. The second event was the birth of our granddaughter, and grandma thinking she was not able to be away from grand baby for more than a day.

But, that was then, and this is now. We are back in the market for a RV and granddaughter is wanting to go camping. At 9 years old she should be a joy to have around while we travel again.

Hoping to meet Y'all sometime soon. I have enjoyed reading the forums here and hope to share input with you soon.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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G'morning from the prairies of South Dakota and WELCOME to the iRV2 gang. Glad to have ya along. Just curious, ....what caused the fire in that earlier rig???

Steve & Lynette

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:33 AM   #3
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As you have already found out, there is a wealth of valuable info here. Sorry to hear about the loss of your coach. I too would be interested in knowing what caused the fire. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions.

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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prairies of South Dakota
I worked in the eastern side of your state with FEMA for 3 months last fall, then dropped down and worked Kansas for 3 months repairing damages from the spring flooding along the Missouri River. South Dakota has got to be one of the more diversified and beautiful states I have ever been in. Lush rolling lands in the East, and the badlands in the West. My wife and my 8 year old granddaughter flew up to visit me for a few days while I was on assignment last year. We had a chance to drive West and visit the Badlands, Mount Rushmore and of course Wall Drugs.

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All of my FEMA work is with good folks like you. I have made friends with mayors, road supervisors and secretaries from many towns in states from the eastern to western US. Good hard working and honest people all.

Thanks for the welcome guys!
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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The fire seemed to have started right where the Dometic Refrigerator and the electrical breaker/transfer switch boxes were located. At least that was where the major part of the fire seemed to be when I was notified of the blaze my a neighbor. I do know my insurance company was going to "subjugate" the refrigerator manufacture, but I don't know what the outcome of that was. I'll post a story with pictures when I find a good place in this forum to do that.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad you joined us! Sorry about you losing your rig, that hurts! Glad you're getting ready to go again. The grandaughter will enjoy traveling with you! Good luck & God bless!
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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Hi, welcome to IRV2. Camping with grandkids is so great. Take mine whenever we can. Good luck finding a new rig and enjoy your travels.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:56 AM   #8
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Camping with grandkids is so great.

If I would have know how much fun grandkids were back when I was younger, I would have had them first! We leave tomorrow morning with our granddaughter for Fort Walton Beach, Fl. with stops along the way at Huntsville Space and Rocket Center, Tiffin motorhome manufacturing plant tour, Blue Bell ice-cream plant tour and a potato chip manufacturing plant tour. All with free samples! (well maybe not the Tiffin tour, but I can always hope we are the 1 millionth family and they give me a new coach, right?) She is just getting into the “how is it made” phase, and we really enjoy having her around. Unfortunately, it will be hotels and condos for sleeping arrangements for us. Her Mom and Dad fly down to join up with us this weekend.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #9
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Glad you joined us and I'm sure you'll make many new friends. Hope you find that new rig soon so you can hit the highways.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Welcome and have fun shopping and then in your future travels with your granddaughter. Ours loves to go and so we take her and our grandson when ever we can.

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