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Gadfly 06-04-2014 01:54 PM

Almost retired
Hi All,

Just joined the forums and glad to be here. I joined because of all the good threads I've been reading. The wife and I are going to be abandoning the working world and hitting the road as full timers hopefully next May.

We've owned a 5'er in the past but are currently truckless and RVless. We're starting our search now. We will be traveling with our 2 mutts and plan to take our time seeing the country, visiting the national parks and making our way to all the mlb stadiums.

As for rigs I'm leaning towards a newish Ram 2500 diesel, and a gently used 30ish ft 5'er. Some models we've liked so far are Prime Time Crusader. Open Ranger Roamer and Open Road Light.

So far we're enjoying shopping experience and I'm getting lots of good advice from different posts. It seems most of the questions I have others have asked as well.

bdickson 06-04-2014 02:08 PM

:welcome: You're going to love being retired!

MSHappyCampers 06-04-2014 03:53 PM

Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch! :dance:

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

myshaggydog 06-04-2014 03:56 PM

Welcome to the Forum and hope you enjoy your new life style next year. Best of luck.

Happy RV'ing

TonyDi 06-04-2014 04:20 PM


Glad to have you here with us. Good luck with your search for your RV.

Bamaman 06-04-2014 06:43 PM

I was preparing myself for retirement for 36 1/2 years. And I've never looked back.

My suggestion is to buy much more truck than you think you'll need. In your case, go for the D3500 1 ton dual rear wheel truck.

We read almost every day of how a 3/4 ton is not rated for many of the popular 5'ers.

I'm also in that group with a 03 F250 7.3 diesel crewcab 2wd. About 11k is the most I'd ever want to tow in a fifth wheel trailer.

Chiefbvfd 06-05-2014 05:08 AM

Welcome aboard and good luck in finding you 5er and on your upcoming retirement...;)

Medico 06-05-2014 06:20 AM Welcome and glad to meet you!

Nuclear 06-05-2014 06:24 AM

Welcome to the forum!

homeless 06-05-2014 06:28 AM


DMA 06-05-2014 04:58 PM

I hope to be 7 months behind you. Best of luck in your travels.
We were going the five I'm not so sure.

Hudgens 06-05-2014 08:00 PM

Welcome to the irv2 gang! Glad you're here. Retirement sounds better every minute? My DW will be retiring May next year, too, but I still have a small computer services company to unload. :sad: Hopefully I'll just take off when the mood strikes us....color me slightly green with a case of "jealous." Wish the best in your search and remembering that the "good ole days" are ahead of you! :thumb:

Gadfly 06-06-2014 07:01 AM

thanks well said. I cant hardly wait! Good luck on your travels.

Gadget63 06-06-2014 07:38 AM

Howdy from SC and welcome to the forums. Glad you found us.

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