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Old 03-12-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Well the Old Hippie and the better half (39 yrs.) finally took the plunge. We purchased our 1st MH this past weekend. As I will be retiring (again) at the end of the year, we decided to buy if we found the right coach. We have researched for a couple of years and decided we would buy the best used coach we could find.
We ended up with a 2002 Foretravel U320. It is a 36 footer with one slide, 450 cummins with transmission retarder. It is beautiful! We will actually pick it up in a week or so as we are having the carpet replaced with wood floors.
We bought it at Motorhomes of Texas in Nacogdoches, Tx. Stewart Canti was our salesman and he is the real deal; very informed on Foretravels and a straight shooter. We actually put money down on another coach and then this one came in and he called us. We cancelled that deal and got this one.
I guess, as most of you know, older coaches are difficult to finance, but USAA had no problem with this 2002. They were also very easy to deal with and very professional.

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I am sure I will be asking a lot of questions and look forward to those discussions.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're really happy that you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! We went to a Class A last year after pulling a 5er for 10 years. We love it! Just keep it between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to IRV2 and congrats on the new MH. Hope to hear of all your travels.
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Hi and . 1st off thank you for your service and Semper Fi!!! from a younger Jarhead. 2nd enjoy your new rig and all this great country we love has to offer. You protected it, now go see it. Be safe and happy in all of your adventures.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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Welcome hippie our should we call you old? Anyway load that rig up and head up to Cape Girardeau, Mo. April 12,13,14 for a newbies rally. A get to know you gathering of newbies either to the forum or rving or something. We don't care, we just plan on having fun. For more info Pm me or check out Attention all newbies thread. Hope to see you there.
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Hey hippy , welcome. Dont worry about the kids, they can have it when your done. hehe
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Hey! Welcome.

From one old hippie to another, I hope you only have way too much fun!

And do you recognize this from our era?

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As one (Emerald) Shellback to another...welcome aboard.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:26 PM   #11
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Also retired from J&J. Didn't get much chance to use our RV's while working there. Demanding job!

Do you go to the annual Retiree meetings?
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Welcome to the group and site. Enjoy your retirement, and now enjoy some fishing. safe trouble free travels.
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Hello and welcome Hippie & Better Half! First, thank you for your service to our country which we love. We hope you all have many happy and safe travels. Congratulations on you new Foretravel coach!
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Thanks all for your support and encouragement.
We are so excited.
I just made a deal to build a nice RV garage and workshop; well it started out as an RV garage and I kinda snuck in the workshop part, anyway, hopefully the coach won't be in there too much.

Fellow J&Jer, I retired in 2004 from McNeil Consumer Healthcare in Round Rock, Texas. Esentially I made Tylenol for 27 years. My role as Plant Engineer was challenging to say the least but very rewarding. I have not attended any retiree meetings, but maybe one day.
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