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Old 09-24-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I thought I'd take a moment and introduce myself:

Right now, I am living in Utah, where I am majoring in Zoology and minoring in Botany at Weber State University. I will probably be finished with my BS in about 2 years. I am in my early 40's - so, definitely a non- traditional student.

Once I have my degree, I will be qualified to work as a Park Naturalist or Environmental Educator. I'll be looking for work at places like National and State Parks, Forests, Wildlife Refuges, etc., as well as Zoos and Aquariums. Most jobs like that tend to be short term - 3 to 9 month contracts.

But that's fine with me! I tend to move around a lot anyways and I like adventures and road trips. But even though I don't like the idea of living in just one place, I hate having to pack up every time I move. It was my Aunt who finally made the perfect suggestion - an RV!

So, once I finish my degree, I have decided I am definitely buying an RV!

I still have 2 years to research and dream, but here is what I have decided on so far:

~ I want a Motorhome. I don't want to have to tow anything and since i am going to be traveling alone, I like the idea of going from the driver's seat to my home without going outside.

~ I will be full-timing from the start. I am really looking forward to having a permanent home that doesn't have to stay permanently in one place!

~ I don't want a rig that is longer than 26 ft. (Probably a Class B+, C, or C+). I'm single and have no kids, so I really don't need much space. Also, I don't intend to tow along a car, so my MH will be my only transportation - so parkability is important.

Other than that, my wants seem to change as I learn more about Motorhomes and the RV lifestyle. So, expect to see me on the forums quite a bit, learning all I can. Then, in few years, hopefully I can pay it forward and help some other newbie!

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2. Sounds like a plan. You might want to consider a bicycle, small motorcycle or scooter at some time. It's nice to have to run around without detaching your elecrtic/water/sewer connections. You can carry them on the back of the RV with simple carriers.

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:55 AM   #3
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Hello and welcome to the forums. I agree with blue that you should have another mode of transportation for short trips into town to get supplies.
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Agree, a bike or scooter since you'll need it and save gas, wear and tear on the coach. Your plan sounds great, glad to hear young folks still have dreams, life is good.
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Sounds like a plan that's going to work out fine and it should be enjoyable. Good luck, Dreams are great, they can turn into reality when enough effort is applied.
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Boy, we've gotta agree that planning to use whatever RV you finally select as your ONLY mode of transportation is tough. Just getting back and forth to work everyday could be pretty cumbersome. Ya might want to at least think about getting an RV that would permit you to eventually tow a small car.

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I see your point...

Yeah, you're all probably right, I do need another vehicle to run around town in. Maybe a scooter... Hmm, have to think about it.
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You gotta admire goals! Good luck! And my first thought was a scooter, Vespa or Moxie. I can't wait to see your future posts!
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Howdy "Amy" and welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll find all the suggestions you may need to help you down the road. Plenty of great and helpful people here. Good luck in the future and hope all your plans work out. Good Luck.
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Hi Amy, welcome to the forum. Sounds like some wonderful plans. Keep plugging along. Plan on towing something. You don't want to have to break camp every time you have to go to the grocery or some other store. Plus, there'll be lots to see around you more than just your work and where you're staying.
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