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Old 03-01-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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We've done it!

After years of saving and months of research, we've done it! I'm happy to post that today we purchased our first 5th wheel: an Open Range Light 318RLS! It had the best mix of the features we'd been looking for and we were able to purchase from a local dealer for an excellent price. We've also got an F-250 that we ordered coming in any day now. While I'm still 18 months from being eligible to retire after 30 years as a civilian with the DoD - we're looking forward to getting started enjoying our future lifestyle on weekends and leave periods. We've already spent many nights in campers that were on-site rentals, so we know we'll like the lifestyle and looking forward to the many interesting places to visit and new friends we will meet.

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Old 03-01-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:14 PM   #3
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Congrats!! Open Range is one of the RV's we are contemplating for when we go full time, but we have 12 years to go, so for now we are still "camping". Beautiful 5ver---enjoy!!
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:38 PM   #4
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:14 PM   #6
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #7
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #8
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Glad to see you here. Congrats on your new lifestyle.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:13 PM   #9
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:22 PM   #10
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Congrats and welcome aboard. Be sure to post some pics of your combo when you get them. Till then we'll be having some
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:28 PM   #11
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I'll be right behind ya. Got 499 more work days (Retire June 1st 2016 / leave for Alaska June 2nd)
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:42 PM   #13
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Congrats on the new rig and the upcoming retirement! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:13 PM   #14
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Welcome to IRV2...DW and I walked thru an open range 5er and were impressed...nice units......Congrats on your retirement...

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