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Old 11-01-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hello I'm back!

Hello everyone

I know there are some of you who will be able to relate to the following story and may even get a good laugh at my expense, and you are welcome.

Our RV adventures started 6 years ago with the purchase of an KZ 30' pull behind toy hauler. I have had motorcycles nearly all my adult life and just could not go anywhere without
it. My wife and I have ridden our bike in almost every state in the US and that was made even more enjoyable when we got our first trailer. Shortly after the purchase of our first toy hauler we made the mistake of going to a very large RV show at the Tampa Florida fair grounds. We like many others soon found out that we "needed" a larger trailer so we purchased a 40 foot
Keystone Raptor and of course now we needed a larger truck, so enter a new Ford F350 diesel
dually. We had this setup for 2 years until (you got it) we again went to the same RV show

While traveling thru many RV parks we started to like the idea of a Class A motor home and of course we had to be able to take the Goldwing. There are a few Class A' toy haulers but we did not find any that we liked. So we started searching all over the internet and several months later found a 2007 Country Coach Inspire that had everything we needed except the interior
storage for the Goldwing. So we said goodbye to the Raptor and my new Ford dually and purchased the Country Coach. We found a super hydraulic lift that would carry the 1000lb Goldwing bike welded to the frame on the rear So off we went again traveling all over the country. Class A motor homes are a real pleasure to driveand extremely comfortable but are
very expensive to own and especially pricey to operate. Every repair or accessory seems to start at $1,000. I remember my son telling me when we were thinking about buying our first trailer that I should just bite the bullet and purchase a class A motor home. He seems to know me better than I know myself, and he was right.I cannot tell you how many thousands of dollars we could have saved had I taken his advice.We finally sold the motor home last year and said goodbye to the wonderful world of RVing, or so we thought. Last week we purchased a Forrest river silverback and a new (you guesses it) Ford F250 diesel. Once RVing gets in our blood it stays there forever

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Old 11-01-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Well! Welcome back into the wonderful world of RVing!

Martha (AKA RVM45), Bob, and Bess the Border collie
22'Honey Sportscruiser on a 1988 Ford Econoline.
Sometimes towing a powered Parachute.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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Glad you're back. Congrats on the new rig. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
Have a wonderful day!
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:39 AM   #4
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Glad to see you made it.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:57 AM   #5
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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang here!

Congrats on the new rig! It seems life has taken you full circle for sure!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:06 AM   #6
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Welcome Again....
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:29 AM   #7
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Welcome BigD#3
Good Luck, Be Safe and Above All, Don't Forget To Have Fun
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:19 AM   #8
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

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