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Old 09-08-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hello, I am a 20 yr Army retiree, only retired 4 years ago. I decided that I can't afford my apartment's rent increase on my fixed income, and so I just bought a 1994 Remar Dutch Star 34' this week. I'm in the process of packing up my apartment and storing my stuff, I have until the end of the month to get out of the apt. I'm excited! I've already spent two nights in DeathStar with my kids this weekend. They spend the school week with their Dad so this is going to work out great. Camping every weekend!

I am SO NEW to this motorhome thing, I can't even locate the propane tank. doh! I wish I had a sketch of the motorhome with all of the important parts pointed to!

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Old 09-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to irv2. Go over to the Newmar Owners page when you can and ask if someone there can assist with your MH questions.



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Old 09-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Howdy and welcome. Thank you for your service to our country. Congrats on the coach purchase and hope you enjoy your retirement.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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Thank you for your service. Being a newbie also, I look forward to hearing of how you like your adventures. This site is a wealth of information offered by very generous people sharing their experiences and skills.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #5
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Good luck with your challenge.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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Hi and Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the crew!

Hope the fulltiming works out good for you. Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 09-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Thank you for your service. I just retired from AF this summer. Check out military campgrounds.

You can view at U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks - Home
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and thank you for your service.
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Congrat's you'll get use to it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #10
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I found the propane tank! I had to pull in my slideout to find it! haha. Thanks everybody for the welcome. I checked out militarycampground.us and LOVE the possibilites. I've also come across the Corps of Engineers website. good stuff!
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