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Old 12-02-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hello one and all...

Hi everyone,
My name is Jim and live in Central South Carolina. I am new to the group and motorhome rving. I retired about 3 years ago, after working as a State Trooper for 35 years....yessss a long time of having fun. My wife was still working and she refused to let me sit on the couch all day and watch soap operas while she was working so she gave me an ultimatum...DOOOO something..anything. I opened a photography studio here in a small time and that kept me way too busy. I did that until she retired and we decided to hit the road and see all the places in this country that we had just read about in books. She was willing to try tent camping but in my mind all I could see was a gigantic bear ripping the tent apart with us along with it. I was not interested in pulling a large camper...I had done that many years ago. We came across a very small teardrop type camper(750 pounds). We had room for a queen size bed, tv and AC. It fit the bill and we ended up traveling 16,000 miles in it. This past summer, we ran into a lot of storms and rain. This was a bit of a pain..so we opted to look for a motorhome. I made up my mind that I didn't want to get over 34'. We found a 1995 Georgie Boy, Pursuit(30') that was in great shape..Took it on several small trips around SC and then down to Florida. Worked great and looking head back out sometime in April to the Southwest.
Got long winded....sorry 'bout' that...I'm sure I will end up having a lot of questions. Thanks all....Jim
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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Hi Jim,


Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you are on your way to a nice time. Like you we didn't want over 34 ft so that is what we bought. Love this lifestyle and when I retire in 16 months will like it even better.


There is a lot of info here for learning so look through old threads, ask questions, and enjoy. Lynne
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Welcome also. My wife and I travel in a 27 ft Class A and for the two of us it is great. When we take our Grand kids along it gets a bit crowded so we probably will move to something larger in the future. This forum is great for getting ideas on equipment, experiences and advise for all of us into this wonderful way of travel.
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We are glad you joined us. Congratulations on the move up to a Class A. Browse the forums that interest you and don't be afraid to ask questions. Our members like to help when they can. Post often and share your RV adventures with us. Enjoy the forums;

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[QUOTE=beamisl;2847143]Hi Jim,


Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you are on your way to a nice time. Like you we didn't want over 34 ft so that is what we bought. Love this lifestyle and when I retire in 16 months will like it even better.

Thanks beamisl....You will love retirement.

sask66 Welcome also. My wife and I travel in a 27 ft Class A and for the two of us it is great. When we take our Grand kids along it gets a bit crowded so we probably will move to something larger in the future. This forum is great for getting ideas on equipment, experiences and advise for all of us into this wonderful way of travel.
Thanks for the welcome..We also have 2 grands and they are sitting on go now..

Thank you all for the nice welcome.
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Hi Jim! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

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

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