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Old 02-13-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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I have been lurking on the forum for a few days. I have become very interested in the Excel, especially after seeing the 36 GKE at the recent RV show here in Des Moines, IA. It is one beautiful unit. My wife and I plan on retiring in 563 days and then go full time. We currently have a 95 Travel Supreme and a 2000 F350 one ton dually, diesel. So I have a couple questions of the group. Is the F350 enough to pull the Excel GKE? Also we want to visit the factory in Smith Center, where is a good place to spend the night there?
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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Welcome Khoenig, you are already a part of the group if you have dream and a keyboard. RVers are the greatest people, and I'm sure you will enjoy the conversations.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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Sounds like the retirement countdown has started! Retirement is a wonderful thing, you still get paid and don't need to to anything if you don't want to! What a concept. Welcome to the forum and good luck in finding your new RV!
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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khoenig , I would like to welcome you to IRV2 and I hope you come here a lot and do lots of posting. If you go here, a lot of youíre Excel questions will be answered, some in a serious manner and some in a humorous style. Which ever style you get take it with a grain of salt. These folks are a lot of fun. I am an Iowa boy from the Okoboji area and if you need anything PM me and Iíll try to get youíre answer. Our fearless leader is taking care of some family things but when MonacoMama gets around more ask her for some karma. Book2
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:20 PM   #5
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khoenig, welcome to We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the upcoming retirement. I am sure you are excited about this fork in the road and I know you will enjoy this website and forums. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:27 AM   #6
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Welcome to lots of information here from a lot of good folks. My wife and share the same dream of being able to retire and full time someday in the future. Enjoy the site and good luck.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:31 PM   #7
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I would like to also welcome you to iRV2. You will find some great information along with some very friendly & faithful friends on the Excel forum. They are willing to share some great information, tips and of course the friendly jabs...all done in jest...especially once you become an Excel owner!

Good luck making those days to retirement count down faster than normal!

Again...welcome to iRV2..we hope you visit & post often.


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