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737Captain 07-11-2013 01:32 PM

New Dude About to Retire
 
Yep, after spending nearly 30 years flying over this great land we are going to visit some of those places on terra firma. We are planning either a bumper pull or 5th wheel Toy Hauler so we can take a motorcycle too.

I'll be lurking a lot and asking questions so I can make an educated decision on both truck and camper.

I apologize in advance for asking dumb questions.

Tony

mikebreeze 07-11-2013 02:30 PM

Welcome aboard, Captain! You will find good advice for an RV here. I have 2 years, 6 months and 4 days until I can retire so I'm envious.

tomwalt 07-11-2013 02:41 PM

Yes, join us ROMEO's (Retired Old Men Eating Out) ASAP. Get that RV early so you can learn and work the bugs out prior to your big adventures.
Of the two RVs you mention, I'm assuming the 'bumper tow' is a travel trailer, so the toy hauler/MC would get my vote :>)

Bruce C 07-11-2013 03:06 PM

:welcome:from NH. Enjoy your retirement.

MSHappyCampers 07-11-2013 03:29 PM

Hi Tony! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch! :dance:

Congrats on the retirement! Hope you find the right rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless! :thumb::D

JohnRR 07-11-2013 06:14 PM

:welcome:
Enjoy your land travels.

bdickson 07-11-2013 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 737Captain (Post 1638581)
I apologize in advance for asking dumb questions.
Tony

Tony, welcome to iRV2! The only dumb question around here is the one you don't ask!

Skip426 07-11-2013 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bdickson (Post 1638926)
Tony, welcome to iRV2! The only dumb question around here is the one you don't ask!

X2. we've all asked a few dumb questions. Will you marry me ;comes to mind .:rofl:

tedgard01 07-11-2013 06:58 PM

Welcome!


I retired June 3rd. We also bought an RV and have been enjoying the open road. Just came back from a trip to NM (MIL's). We are going to a NF park next week. We have a long trip planned for Aug. In Sept we plan on going to the iRV2 national rally.


Happy trails!

jfran304 07-11-2013 07:32 PM

Congratulations on your retirement.

Don't make the same mistake we made. We purchased a smaller RV with only one slide in the bedroom. We soon found out that it got crowded fast even with just the DW, me and the dog. Especially on rainy days.

Jon

737Captain 07-12-2013 12:20 AM

Thank you all for your welcome messages. Ill keep you up to date with our progress.

historyljc 07-12-2013 12:22 AM

Hi Tony, welcome to the forum. Don't rule out a Class A DP with tandum axles. That will support a motorcycle lift and you can still pull your toad. Take it all with you in comfort.

Medico 07-12-2013 07:52 PM

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...298df81aed.gif Welcome and glad to meet you!

We have been FT since May 2nd, Love It! Just closed on our home sale, Love It!

Superslif 07-12-2013 08:03 PM

Quote:

You will find good advice for an RV here. I have 2 years, 6 months and 4 days until I can retire so I'm envious.
I have 615 days, 298,000 minutes and only 19,000,000 seconds left on the shop floor....(June 1st 2016):rofl::rofl::rofl:

sdennislee 07-13-2013 09:57 AM

Hi and :greetings10: :welcome: :greetings10:

Chillin65 07-13-2013 10:15 AM

Great advice on looking for your unit way ahead of time. Best things to do, is to know what kind of adventure you want, then this tells ya, what kind of rig setup you would need. Will you be a fulltimer? Will you want to back in with ease. What kind of terrain are you satisfied with (meaning camped in a RV Resort or in the Back Woods of Kansas, LOL. Wait does Kansas have backwoods?) Shop way ahead, look at adventure sites to find out what thrills ya, and then decide! Good Luck and have fun shopping, always have fun!!!!!!

Kro1957 07-17-2013 04:35 PM

Welcome Tony!!

I am sure you will get a lot of opinions on what to purchase. We also ride so have yet to figure how to integrate that with our 5r. We have known folks with toy haulers and just love them but we just changed rigs.

For now we are keeping a 2nd vehicle and use the trailer to bring the bikes.

Congratulations on your retirement! There are some fellow aviators on here also and had a thread going under the hobbies link.


Again Welcome!!!

zip0 07-18-2013 11:11 AM

Hey and welcome

chief02 07-18-2013 11:21 AM

Welcome Capt! I retire (2nd and last time) in 40 days and we hit the road for 7 months. We will be watching for you!


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