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Old 09-23-2020, 08:34 AM   #1
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Greetings from Maine!

Hi all,

My wife and I are recently retired, on the bad side of 65, and considering checking out the RV lifestyle-- that makes us complete outliers in this forum, right?

In fact, we've booked our first rental in mid-October on Outdoorsy-- a 25' Winnebago Fuse that we're planning to drive over to Vermont for 4 or 5 days. If we're still married after that, my vision is to buy a used Sprinter or Transit Clas B MH and spend a chunk of winter exploring the Southwest.

So at this point, I'm trying to do a bit of due diligence and research so I know what I'm getting into. I promise to ask a large number of stupid questions... so brace yourselves!

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Old 09-23-2020, 08:44 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good plan and there is a very high level of tolerance for otherwise stupid questions as most of us have done stupid things (and the rest just didnít recognize it) and been stumped by simple issues from time to time . So go forth and conquer and ask away.

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Old 09-23-2020, 08:52 AM   #3
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Welcome !!
There are many good folks here to offer help and advice, glad you could join the party
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Hi Andy! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Hope the trip goes well and you find the perfect RV for your needs.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 09-23-2020, 02:28 PM   #5
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Thanks, thanks, thanks, everyone! Really looking forward to our foray into Vermont next month!
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Old 09-23-2020, 02:44 PM   #6
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Fellow Maniac here! First 38 years near Augusta, working the last ten years at the nuclear power plant an hour up US Route 1 from you until it closed down in 2000, and have spent the last 20 years in southwest Michigan at another nuclear power plant. Retirement in five years (age 63), I hope.

29 foot motor home on wife's insistence. You sound like you won't have as much issue for winter storage if you are doing southerly winter exploring!
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:58 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. I like the plan

You are joining a good group of folks here with some great information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up and add info if you can.

Good luck and continue to enjoy the adventure!
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