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Old 09-24-2016, 01:42 AM   #1
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Hello from Seattle

I want to introduce myself to this web site and settle in. We just started RV'ing since my recent retirement and this is our first RV of any type. We live in Western Washington south of Seattle. We just obtained a 2014 26 ft Fleetwood Jamboree Searcher (Ford E450). Wasn't planning on buying one but a situation turned up so we jumped in and made the purchase. I just completed my second retirement (22 Army and 27 Boeing). Wife still works but from home so we still have somewhat of a tether of sorts…we’re learning as we go reading and talking with folks…so excuse me if I ask some basic questions. The previous owner, (my best friend who I served in Vietnam) failed to start the generator monthly or perform much upkeep. So I’m trying every trick I’ve read or seen on YouTube videos regarding the Onan 4000 generator to get it started …phew learning a lot right out of the gate... If I can help you please let me know.

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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

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Old 09-24-2016, 11:45 AM   #4
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:44 PM   #5
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Welcome from another ex-Boeing guy (28 years, mainly in flight crew training and Customer Engineering). Retired in 1998, at 57 - got fed up of the travel. I went on BA to London so often, I knew quite a few cabin attendants by name!

We were RVers in two different rigs, a 26' Class A for two seasons, then a break of 4 years, then a 32' Class A for four years. Finally reached a point that we were't enjoying the life as much and gas was up around $4.50 in the smaller towns we preferred to visit, so we bagged it. We miss it some, but have decided no to re-start in our mid-70s.

Living in a small, friendly sea-side town has definite advantages. BTW, I was known at Boeing as "Allan" (my legal first name).
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:22 AM   #6
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Allan glad to meet another former Boeing guy...the job I just left was working very closely with Customer Engineering for the single aisle program. Mostly the 737 and 757...I was the lead for the Rapid Revision and Del Commitments and made sure we got parts to the planes waiting delivery over at Boeing field and DC's for planes put into recent service. Before that I was in management and lead in the Commercial Change Board for Fab Division. Worked on al;; new programs from 777, 787, 727NG 737 (P8A Max , Tanker and just about everything in-between...represented Blue streak shops in Fab Div in Auburn...loved it! Just got too old and after that stress and Boeing offering a great package (6 months pay) to retire at 67 I said yes

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