New member, but have lurked for some time. My wife and I have been married almost 30 years and have camped all 30. We started with a tent for many years. About 12 years ago we purchased a TT that we thoroughly enjoyed. We started looking at RV's 6 years ago and purchased a used Winnebago 31' class C. Now we are looking at retirement in the next 10-12 years and we want to get our feet wet traveling for several weeks at a time getting ready to be snowbirds and escape the NE winters. With this in mind we just purchased a 1999 American Dream, 40' DP, 330hp Cummins, 6 speed Allison. I never thought we would buy a coach this old, but after looking at the build quality and the features we wanted, we went all in.
We have 3 children that have been our focus and enjoyment. Our oldest (girl) has graduated with her masters from Vanderbuilt University in May and while now living with us has landed her dream job and her happiness is looking pretty bright. Our middle (boy) is currently in his sophomore year in college and is a starter for their wrestling team. Many, Many of our RV-ing miles to date has been attending wrestling tournaments around the East coast, Thousand Island Duals, Virginia Beach Nationals, Many College tournaments, and 3 NYS championship finals during High School years. He also looks to be well on his way to a successful adulthood. Our youngest (another Boy) is in his sophomore year of HS.
Once our youngest graduates and is off to college, Mom and Dad and going to do some more extensive travel, hence the DP purchase now.
Mom is a Dental Hygienist, is my rock ,and the Love of my life.
I am currently a Project Manager for a commercial roofing and sheet metal company. I started working fresh out of high school as a mechanic and body man at a local Ford, Lincoln, Mercury dealer. Eventually, I was promoted to Service Manager, then ultimately Operations Manager, in charge of over 60 employees and every department except sales (thank god, lol). I was offered a position from an acquaintance and owner of the roofing company I could not turn down. That was 16 years ago, and haven't looked back.
I have drag raced for all of my Adult years. I build and fabricate complete race cars and components for many friends found along the way in our racing endeavors. 5 years ago I realized that none of my children were really interested in racing, and the wrestling had started to overcome our lives (which we thoroughly enjoy! ). I sold all the race car stuff, car, 5th wheel trailer, Ford Dually, etc etc. I did get a 2017 Shelby GT350 just to play around with, now I need a small trailer to take it with us
I do everything --work wise on repairing and maintaining our RV's. I cannot wait until I really dig into repairing and upgrading our "new" DP. I already have gotten lot's of advice and ideas from here. Thanks !