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Old 10-18-2020, 12:10 AM   #1
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Hey everyone I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. Itís a long intro and mostly irrelevant. Iíll be getting a 5th wheel and then moving into it full time for a year or so.

A little about me, Iím 32 a full time firefighter and do the books and sales for a fabrication company. I work 48 hours on and 96 hours off, so basically I have a 4 day weekend every week! When I sold my home last year I thought about buying an R.V. and living in it full time. I did the research and already have a relatively new 1 ton truck so Iím covered on the truck portion already. I gave up on the R.V. and got a loft on the island that I firefight on. This lease will be up in about 6 months and Iím dead set on getting into a 5th wheel. (Life change as of 6 months ago) I have a kid that lives in Colorado now and we get spring break, 45 days in the summer and couple weeks in the fall together. Itís nothing for me to get 2 months off in the summer and I think the 5th wheel would make our visits even better. Having the comforts of home and my own vehicle will make us more mobile and much cheaper than a rental and uncomfortable hotel like now. I guess my long intro is me justifying my next move more than anything. I used this forum for info when doing my research last year but never joined. I hope to be able to contribute some eventually and decided to join. I have extensive knowledge in electrical, hydraulics, trailers, axles, lighting, tow ratings and etc. I canít comment on R.V. life but Iíve worked on many of them through the shop and other large equipment. I hope to see some of you around!
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:22 AM   #2
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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 10-18-2020, 06:34 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard.
That truck and a fiver will make a great outfit.

Stay away from the light weight units. Quality tends to be heavy.

Thank you for your fire fighting service.
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:39 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Good luck on your search and on what sounds like a pretty good game plan.

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

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

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Old 10-18-2020, 11:41 AM   #6
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Sounds like you have a plan. Let us know if we can help you further.
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You have the many "talents" that make for a wonderful RV life! Go for it!
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