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Old 07-29-2007, 05:19 PM   #15
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Back in early 2000, shortly after my camping buddy, the late Ralph Hamilton, told me about the fledgling, I posted a message.

The message said something like . . ."My wife and I are Baby Boomers living in North Central Florida. We're looking for others to camp with in this part of the world. Anyone out there?"

The replies started coming in. I seem to remember Lou Mitchell kind of taking charge and in short order we had organized a rally - all through iRV2. We had a great time.

The Florida Boomers were born.

In no time at all others from different parts of the country were forming their own chapters.

I haven't been active in the Boomers for a few years now. But, I check nearly every day.

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:35 PM   #16
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It's awesome seeing the guys coming back to post with Year 2000 registration date stamps. I still have 1 legacy sticker and it's going stay in my archives.

I hope to make some future history by hosting the 10th National Rally in year 2011. Make sure you guys keep a date open, OK?
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:43 PM   #17
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Maybe we should start a 2000 Membership Forum.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:21 PM   #18
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That was the time frame when I was researching fulltilt RVs and the fulltiming life style.

Now I got one and I am one.

BRAT!!! no wait.....BRAGGING BRAT!!!!!

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Old 07-29-2007, 06:25 PM   #19
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BRAT!!! no wait.....BRAGGING BRAT!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:39 AM   #20
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It was shortly after I signed on that the group now know as the Texas Boomers started to post about a first rally. The first rally was scheduled and four couples showed up. The group was:
Sandy and Rusty
Jim and Kitty
Marc and Marsha
and Ken and Susan.

We all became friends there and started to plan the next rally. You see where it went from there.......

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Old 07-30-2007, 08:33 AM   #21
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Well the "Old style" IRV2.COM sticker was on the Kountry Star Fiver I had when I sold it.

I joined up while Bill was on the original hosting set up/software. When he made the change to the curent set up I (Like many others) got that date as out "Member since" date. I just can't remember what day I originally signed in on.

How many remember Bill's Original "Winnie"??? It was the first rig to be on the login page. He CLAIMED the vapor out the exhaust pipe was water vapor on a cold morning. But it SURE had a blue tint to it in my opinion.

Mom and Dad got some pictures of Bill while they at the first rally. (I could not get vacation for that one and the kids were in school ) Bill actually was "Greyless" back then. So Yall see what we did to him??
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:42 AM   #22
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I was a latecomer to the game as I didn't find iRV2 until the summer of 2000 - with my advanced CRS, I can't remember how I found it.

I still have some of the original stickers hidden away somewhere.

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Old 07-30-2007, 08:46 AM   #23
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I first learned about the iRV2 site from a thread over on the Ford-Diesel Forum. I think there were about 10 or 12 of us who were the first to sign up.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:57 AM   #24
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Interesting topic, maybe you should make it a "Featured Topic".

I found iRV2 in September 2003, must have been during a Google search.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:26 PM   #25
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I can't remember when I found it or that I even signed up! But obviously, I was one of the first, and obviously not as a prolific poster as others

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Old 07-31-2007, 12:19 AM   #26
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All I can say, is that it has been a lot of fun. I have learned so much from every one and hopefully have been able to contribute some help too. AS others have said I had to re-register after the first time but always thought it was something I did to have to do so. Now I know I am not the only one.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:20 AM   #27
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Hey Mike!

Where are you and Amy plugged in these days?

We're workcamping in Long Island, NY fo the summer.

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I don't wish to get personal. However, I do want to inject that "RV Wizard", A professional, has given of his knowledge sooo many times during the nearly 7 years I have been around here. Yet, I have never met him.
I have learned from every one on this forum. We are lucky to have him and many other very knowledgeable people ready to help. The monetary savings and grief is incalculable.
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