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Old 03-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Hello all, We joined the forum a few weeks back but never did an introduction so here it is. We are both retired, my wife Suzy was a Pharmacist and I am a Navy Vet (aircrew) & retired from Law Enforcement and later from a commercial printing business. A few weeks ago we bought a 2007 Monaco Monarch with only 5,600 miles and always garaged. We think we got a fantastic deal, you could actually take this unit back to 2007 and put it in a showroom, it still smells new inside...amazing. I did extensive research, turning down a 2002 Monaco due to the trailing arms and found this unit one day after it went on Craigslist. You have to walk carefully when doing a purchase, especially on Craigslist but all was done by the numbers and all went well. The week after we bought it my wife fell and broke two bones in her lower leg, now in a cast and our first motorhome trip has been delayed until sometime in May. This gives me a couple of months to figure everything out before our first trip (silver lining......?) See ya, Gary & Suzy (& Fonzi and Chachi the resident hairlogs......)
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Gary and Suzy, Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you got a really lucky find.
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Hello all, We joined the forum a few weeks back but never did an introduction so here it is. We are both retired, my wife Suzy was a Pharmacist and I am a Navy Vet (aircrew) & retired from Law Enforcement and later from a commercial printing business. A few weeks ago we bought a 2007 Monaco Monarch with only 5,600 miles and always garaged. We think we got a fantastic deal, you could actually take this unit back to 2007 and put it in a showroom, it still smells new inside...amazing. I did extensive research, turning down a 2002 Monaco due to the trailing arms and found this unit one day after it went on Craigslist. You have to walk carefully when doing a purchase, especially on Craigslist but all was done by the numbers and all went well. The week after we bought it my wife fell and broke two bones in her lower leg, now in a cast and our first motorhome trip has been delayed until sometime in May. This gives me a couple of months to figure everything out before our first trip (silver lining......?) See ya, Gary & Suzy (& Fonzi and Chachi the resident hairlogs......)
Welcome aboard. You have come to the right place. Happy travels sir..
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Sorry to hear about your DW's broken leg.
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Hi Gary & Suzy! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us!

Congrats on the new rig! Sounds like you found a jewel!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

P.S.- Get well quick Suzy!
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Welcome, what a bummer, new coach, retired, free time = broken leg. That's the kind of luck I have. Top that off with a carrier of standing behind a counter all day, learning to sit and take care of ones self cane be a real drag. Bright side Susy (if there is one) Gary will have systems figured out. Of course this may actually take longer than your leg needs to heal (speaking from own experance) so give him some incouragment along the way. Oh yes I too spent 31 years behind the counter!
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Welcome to the site and group. Hope the DW mends fast and all your systems are well remembered. Enjoy and have safe trouble free travels.
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Hi Gary and Suzy and welcome to the forums. Hope Suzy mends quickly and you two can hit the road. Hope to see you sometime.
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Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about Suzy's leg. Glad you could join us.Sounds like you got a great rig. Hope you enjoy it and get to travel as much as you want to
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Thanks all for the welcome. We are planning to get on the road in May for a short shakedown cruise, probably going up the coast of Northern California and Oregon. We have future plans for Canada, Alaska, the Civil War battlefields & across the US of A. Our two "hair-robots" Fonzi (the-Schnauzer) and Chachi (the-terrier-mix-rescue-dog) will be along for the ride. Life is beter than just good....Gary & Suzy Bennett
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Sorry to hear about DW issue but make the most out the additional time you have before venturing off into the world or RVing. This forum is a wealth of knowledge. There a so many knowledgable peope here, I am not one of them, that are more than willing to answer just about any question you might have. Ask away and read a lot.
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