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Old 11-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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Semi-retired Geologist & LEO CSI type (Science is my thing!). Navy Vet with one of those "all expenses paid" trips to SE Asia behind me. As my screen name indicates I'm both a Hunt & Fish type and enjoy just plain old camping too.

Started off in a Mobile Traveler 11ft slide-in. Progressed through 5 trailers including tongue pulls and 5th wheels. Currently in a Keystone Laredo 298RE. Wife & I have finally both retired (so far - ).

We are considering a move to a 30 - 32ft Class A since we like to go but don't plan on being "full timers". Jumped on here a while back looking for info and decided to stay around a while.

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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You sound like an interesting kind of guy. Well, you've come to the right place. Enjoy.

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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Wow you've been rving longer then I've been alive. Going from a towable into what I plan in buying within a couple of seasons . the codger in me says buy a gasser and don't take on debt, the vanity in me says prevost welcome to the forums. Heck stay a whole long time the grey matter between your ears will only benefit the unedumacated sorta folks like me. One of my childhood friends became a forensic pathologist. I don't have the sea legs for it. But i'm guessing that your CSI didn't' involve waving your hands in the air to operate the computer, bet you had a bit of sleuthing to do. If I was a betting man I'd say you own at least one rifle and maybe a pole with a handle on the end or two.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

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