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Old 03-22-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Greetings from Chicago

Hello all. We are new to this site but have been motorhoming since 2010. We just got our 2nd MH a 2011 Fleetwood Bounder Classic 36R. RV shows are dangerous!

I will be retiring this year after 27 years as a cop and we're looking forward to avoiding the Chicago winters and eventually going full time.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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Howdy fellow Bounder owner and welcome to the forum! I know you must be looking forward to retirement. Be sure to sign up for the "Fleetwood Owners Club" and "Ford Super Duty Owners", and check out the Fleetwood owners section of the forum.

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Old 03-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Hi cappelte, welcome to the forum. Come on down will save you a spot in the warm winter sunshine.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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Glad you joined us and hope you enjoy the site. Congrats on the new purchase and hope enjoy all your future travels. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome to IRV2. I am sure you are counting down the days for retirement. We did. We went full time right off and have not regreted it for one moment. Safe travels.
Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Welcomem fellow "chicagoan"!
I'm so far out in the 'burbs that there's corn between me and the city, or at least there will be soon.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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Hello and welcome to iRV2.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:10 PM   #8
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May we also say welcome to IRV2. At Greetings from Roselle Illinois. We just dewinterized for the next to the last time as retirement is creeping up fast. Have you been out this year yet? Joliet casino has a grear RV park that is open year round. Read lots and ask any question you may have. Someone here will have your answer.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #9
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #10
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You need to come out west.
I was with a friend (California native) at a yard sale where someone had a snow shovel for sale. My friend asked "What's that?"
Now is that heaven or what.
I'm from Pennsylvania and am quite familiar with a snow shovel.
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're really glad that you chose to join the bunch here! Congrats on the retirement! Let us hear from you on the forums! Good luck & God bless!
Joe & Annette

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:01 AM   #12
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Sure hope you enjoy your retirement, With your past work, you sure have earned it, stay safe and safe travels.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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Glad to see you here! Enjoy your retirement! Life starts all over..even better.

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