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Old 02-16-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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I'm new here. Last Summer I bought a 14 year old Newmar Kountry Star on a 37' Ford F53 chassis in great shape. So far I have replaced the TVs with LCDs, lights with LCDs, rearview camera & monitor to color, and scared my neighbor backing out of the driveway. It's winterized and under a toy cover now and I'm about to retire . What should I know about this life style? Jeff in Spokane Washington.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:04 PM   #2
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Sounds like you are handy, and that sure saves money. It can be an expensive hobby, but I think the rewards are it keeps you active, and travel is something to look forward to each day. Those two things are very healthy for older folks. You also will meet a lot of very nice people.

So far (and we are fairly new to it), the experience is positive, and as time goes on the driving gets easier. We drive thru Los Angeles every time we go out, and that can be a nail biter. But once we get out of town the smiles begin.

You live in a beautiful state, so the opportunities to see nature are all around. How nice! One thing we have learned, is there are places to stay everywhere, so the freedom to travel really opens up to new areas. No more hotels! Yayyyyy! Cheaper too. We added solar panels so boondocking anywhere is appealing.

Alot of fun. We figure, go til you can't go no more, by then we will be ready to settle in one of the beautul areas to choose from. Staying active will bring us a lot of memories for the rocking chair! we are mid sixties. A great way to meet retired folks.
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Hi Jeff! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Just poke around the forums and jump in when you see something that interests you. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum.....Looks like you have a pretty good handle on things....Good Luck....
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:10 AM   #7
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Hi Jeff and we are glad yall joined us. Hard to say what you should know about this life style as its different for each person but there are some base things you need to know and they are all in the forms. Good luck and enjoy
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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Welcome from Anacortes, Jeff.

With regret, we've had to give up the life-style. We sold our '02 Georgetown 325 last December. Things had just got too expensive for our retirement/Social Security life.

This is a very nice area to come and visit. We used to go over the mountains on a regular basis, but not as far as Spokane. Wenatchee, Chelan and Winthrop were our favorite haunts, particularly Beebe Bridge. We have stayed at Charbonneau SP a couple of times. We did the Oregon Coast three times and went into western BC also.
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Peace Owl, Joe & Annette, John & Cathy, Camping Cajun, Terry & Brenda, David & Carol, Frank & Elleen, and Medico. Teena and I (jeff) have been out a few times within a 200 mile radius last Summer, gradually exploring with the coach. We havenít tried towing yet; our family cars would need a dolly, but I have a flat towing kit. Does anybody here have experience with rental cars in this context? This is going to be fun; I just discovered RV Geeks.
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