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Old 12-15-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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We have been RV'ing for many years now, progressing - small TT, 26' Class C, 31' Class C, and now a 37' 1999 Newmar Mountain Aire (Class A). We are planning a 2 month SnowBird trip to S. CA and AZ.

My hobbies are R/C Gliders and electrics, Full sized Gliders, Ham Radio (K7PEK), and electronics of all kind. The wife does a lot of sewing and crocheting, specializing in making clothes for Barbi dolls.

As a retired Navy Electronics Technician and similiar jobs through the rest of my career, I am a tinkerer by nature. I am finding that a 13 year old MH requires a lot a TLC.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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Yep, I would say you probably have a tinkers dream, just hope there aren't too many nightmares.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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Hi Wayne! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us! Congrats on the new rig! We just went to a Class A a few months ago after pulling a 5er for 10 years. You're right, it's a lot to absorb!

I too was in electronics all my life and retired a couple of years ago after owning a sound and security company for 36 years. I was also a Ham operator in my younger days but haven't fooled with it for a long time.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!


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Welcome! Sounds like you have the skills to keep your RV ship shape yourself. Many happy miles!
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Wayne, welcome to the forum. I flew R/C for about 28 years and then went full scale. Built 2 full scale. Was an AMH in the Navy...
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Welcome! Keep those hobbies alive, sounds like a blast!!

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