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Old 08-12-2022, 04:28 AM   #1
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Hello from the newly retired!

Im Zach. My wife and I are about to get our second 5th wheel ( 2020 grand designs reflection 367bhs) on monday. I found the forums looking for repair info on our older rv (2008 grand junction 34qre). We are full timing while i firgure out civilian life after 23 yrs in the Navy.
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Hi & Welcome to IRV2 Zach! And congrats on your fulltime civilian life. I loved our fiver but moved to a motorhome to accommodate our growing feline family. Stay safe and enjoy your new lifestyle.
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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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Old 08-12-2022, 07:55 AM   #5
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Congrats on your retirement.

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Old 08-12-2022, 08:31 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard and congrats on retirement! A retired eight years ago after serving 30 years in the Coast guard.

The hardest part for me was figuring out what my purpose in life was after retirement. After a couple of years, I came to the conclusion that my purpose was to live life and be happy.

So, I've been boondocking and fishing in my travel trailer. And, when I'm not doing that, I motorcycle camp and fish along various lakes and rivers across the Western US.

Take care!
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Hi Zach! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!


Thank you for your service to our country!
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Howdy Zach, welcome aboard. Thank you and your family for your service and dedication to our freedom!! This is a great place to ask, learn, and share experiences. Best wishes on the adventures that await you.
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Welcome Zach,
Since you’re retiring from the Navy, one of the most valuable lessons you learned over the past 20 years you know that things are gonna break, and you have to be prepared to fix them, sometimes in unfavorable conditions. So, enjoy the journey and carry a good tool kits.

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Thanks for your service. I am an Army guy myself but we all did our part. Thanks again.

I have been retired since 2005. I have found I get up in the morning and have nothing I have to do and when I go to bed at night I only have 1/2 of it done!

That is another way of saying that you can fill your life if you are open to the possibilities. I had a friend who said, "I can't full time because the motorhome wouldn't be broken often enough to keep me busy!" That is me, I need the tasks of taking care of the sticks and bricks AND the motorhome to make sure I have enough to do to make sure I go to bed with 1/2 of it done each night.

Other folks are very content with the full timing lifestyle. Which will you be?
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