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Old 10-17-2017, 10:36 PM   #1
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I'm a 35 year old guy from Indiana that followed all of the "rules" for my generation, and ended up not liking much of it. It turns out school wasn't really that important, buying a house was a mistake, and I'm not sure if I can ever retire. My wife and I have decided that life is too short, and after dumping money in a house we paid too much for 13 years ago (yay housing crash!) we've decided to go against the grain and live in a home on wheels. I work on medical equipment and travel most of the time, and she has a virtual office. As long as we can stay online we're set. I don't struggle to keep the bills paid, but I don't like what I'm paying for.

Traveling for work has been a blessing and a curse. The blessing is all of the places I get to see and experience, but the curse is being tied to a single location in the middle of a giant corn field. There's nothing wrong with corn... I just grew up with it and I'm ready for a change. One of my primary locations for work has been Tucson, AZ. I fell in love, and shortly after I did, the better half got infected as well.

We recently put our house on the market and bought a Fleetwood Discovery 39L. We're *thisclose* to hitting the road, and super excited to start a new chapter of our lives. I've done a ton of research which has led me here several times, so it's time to stop lurking and say hello! Thanks for the input that has been previously provided, and I hope to make beneficial contributions in the near future.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:04 AM   #2
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Congrats man! My girlfriend (28) and I (30) had a lot of the same feelings and hit the road back in January. We kept our full time gigs and work from the road. It's a lot easier than you think! You've come to the right place. The people here are great and I wouldn't be able to do it without them. Definitely checkout the Fleetwood Owners Corner form. That's where I'm most active. Best of luck! Maybe we'll see ya on the road!
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:07 AM   #3
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A man with a plan....Sometimes when you find yourself in a pile of cow poop, after falling to the barnyard, with frozen wings...you just have to pull yourself up and get on with it. I have always wondered about people who complain about their miserable surroundings and refuse to try something different. Implement the plan man !!! Welcome to the forum, from a fellow Hoosier (Booneville)
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rallysman,

Congrats on your new life. Please check in often and let us know if we can help out in any way. You've made a nice decision and made it early enough to have many lasting memories. Tucson is a fun and beautiful place as well as other Az. destinations.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

Glad t see you kicking back and enjoying life and what's out there.

Happy Trails!!!
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Welcome to the forums rallyman. i like your attitude.
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Enjoy the forums and safe travels for you and wife.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

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Welcome to a great forum Rallysman! I'm sure you will find almost everyone here are happy go lucky sorts, and there is plenty of information to be disbursed. Funny you should mention medical equipment. I just had a complete knee replacement 10 days ago, and our bedroom is filled with that stuff. Right now I'm into 35 minutes of the 120 minutes requirement on a machine that keeps bending my new knee more and more, over and over again.

As you can see, we also have a Fleetwood Discovery. This is our second Discovery that we have attempted to wear out! What year is yours?
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Congrats man! My girlfriend (28) and I (30) had a lot of the same feelings and hit the road back in January. We kept our full time gigs and work from the road. It's a lot easier than you think! You've come to the right place. The people here are great and I wouldn't be able to do it without them. Definitely checkout the Fleetwood Owners Corner form. That's where I'm most active. Best of luck! Maybe we'll see ya on the road!
Thanks dude! I'm so happy to see that others share the same thoughts as we do. I'd love to bump into you or anyone else in your position. Thanks for the warm welcome

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A man with a plan....Sometimes when you find yourself in a pile of cow poop, after falling to the barnyard, with frozen wings...you just have to pull yourself up and get on with it. I have always wondered about people who complain about their miserable surroundings and refuse to try something different. Implement the plan man !!! Welcome to the forum, from a fellow Hoosier (Booneville)
The best plan is no plan, which is only possible when you can be mobile. I agree that if things don't work out, you should take action!

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rallysman,

Congrats on your new life. Please check in often and let us know if we can help out in any way. You've made a nice decision and made it early enough to have many lasting memories. Tucson is a fun and beautiful place as well as other Az. destinations.
Thanks! AZ is my favorite, but I can't wait to see more of this beautiful country.

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Welcome to a great forum Rallysman! I'm sure you will find almost everyone here are happy go lucky sorts, and there is plenty of information to be disbursed. Funny you should mention medical equipment. I just had a complete knee replacement 10 days ago, and our bedroom is filled with that stuff. Right now I'm into 35 minutes of the 120 minutes requirement on a machine that keeps bending my new knee more and more, over and over again.

As you can see, we also have a Fleetwood Discovery. This is our second Discovery that we have attempted to wear out! What year is yours?
Sorry to hear about the knee replacement, but I hope it all goes well. The CPM You're strapped to will certainly make it easier. My Discovery is a 2006 39L. We enjoy the space from the 4 slides. I would have rather had a Cummins engine, but the layout on this one worked so well we couldn't say no. Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Sounds like a great plan to me. I'm a bit envious. Best of Luck!
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Welcome rallysman,

If you haven't already found it, the couple on this website have lots of information regarding full time RV'ing and related technology Technomadia | Adventures in Nomadic Serendipity
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We started a little later than you but earlier than most (50/60's). We've seen a lot of younger people fulltiming and are glad to see it. After the housing crash we saw more including a lot young couples with kids who were homeschooling. Computers make all that much easier and more efficient. Also, once you've spent a winter walking on the beach instead of shoveling snow, you'll be hooked.

I wish we'd started earlier. Many of the adventures we'd love to enjoy just aren't happening for us due to mobility issues. That said, when you've watched the world turn a rosy hue when the first sun hits the pink granite at the top of Cadillac Mt. in Acadia NP or watched the bright turquoise water turn steely gray before a storm in the Keys, you'll know you've made the right decision.

The best piece of advice I can give is SLOW DOWN. There's more to see than the highway. We live in an amazing country with so much to see and do. Slow down and enjoy it. We've arrived in an area with plans to spend a couple days and ended up there a month or more. The world will never look the same to you again.
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