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Old 09-17-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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new member, just sayin hello.

my wife and I upgraded from a tent and sleeping bags to a class A 32' (very used) motor home in march of 2012. we had never driven, or camped in any thing except our various tents over the years, so we were pretty nervous to drive it, or use any of the 'creature comforts' that it had. but since we had just retired we thought we should try something totally new to us. after it sat in the driveway for about three weeks and we had played with everything and read the few manuals the previous owner had given us got up our courage to take it for an overnighter. we located the closest campground to our home that we could find and packed up the things we thought we might need (way to much). we had so much fun on our 'one night' we decided to continue and make it 2, then 3... well, we basically just got home after traveling coast to coast 6 times. WHAT A BLAST! we never thought retirement would be this fun. now we came home to trade-in the motor home we have put over 60,000 miles on and do it all again. we are looking forward to benefiting from the experienced posters on this site, thank you all in advance.

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Old 09-17-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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Hello back at you and welcome.....

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Old 09-17-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on having so much fun. Continue to enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:34 AM   #4
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Glad to hear that you're getting out and enjoying RVing to it's full extent.
Hope you are able to continue doing so for many years.
I've only managed the cross continent trips twice in 42 years, and hope to fit in a third soon, lot of sites out there I've only seen in pictures, and I want to see them in person.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:08 PM   #5
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Glad your having such a great time.....That's my goal....to travel from the West to the East coast and then South.....

Safe and Happy Travels.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:08 PM   #6
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Glad to ahve you here with us.

It sounds like you're using your motorhome the way it should be used. Congratulations on living life in the fast lane.

Continue the adventures and Happy Trails!!!!
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch here!

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Welcome to the irv2 gang! Sounds like you have had a blast with your travels and retirement. We're glad you decided to get onboard and share your experiences.
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Welcome to the Forum. We hope you have many great RV adventures. Best of luck.

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Old 09-17-2014, 10:04 PM   #12
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WOW, sounds like you two made the right choice and are having a blast doing it! Hope you keep traveling and having fun. Safe travels!

Love the sunshine and warmer weather!
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