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NLOVNIT 03-30-2018 09:05 PM

Dirk Harrington, Sr. (Route 66)

It is with deep sadness and heavy heart Andy and the staff let our iRV2 family know Dirk left us today, March 30, 2018.

A Charter Member of iRV2, Dirk loved RV-ing...from his truck camper to his Dutch Star, tooling around in his blue Corvette, music, his Three Amigo buddies and, of cream. His valued contributions to iRV2 as a member and his steady, guiding hand as an Administrator with Social Knowledge and iRV2 did much to form iRV2 into what it is today.

Words cannot express the gratitude we have for his passion and service to iRV2. He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.

Adios, our friend.:flowers:

Obituary details may be found here.


Scarab0088 03-31-2018 12:31 PM

Dirk Harrington, Sr. (Route 66)
Rest In Peace, Dirk.

You will be missed.

MSHappyCampers 03-31-2018 12:35 PM

So sorry! :sad: I wish I could have had the pleasure of meeting him.

May God bless and comfort his family.

coachkids 03-31-2018 12:47 PM

Wish we could have met this wonderful man. Prayers for comfort to his family.

CLIFFTALL 03-31-2018 01:01 PM

Dirk Harrington, Sr. (Route 66)
We will indeed miss him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Heartfelt condolences to his children Beth , Dirk JR. and the rest of his family.

Dirk trained me and was my guiding light for the last six years. I will always be grateful for this and more importantly his friendship.


rebelsbeach 03-31-2018 02:51 PM

I met Dirk back in 2007 as we were both Newmar Owners at the time. Dirk and I grew our friendship over the years and Bill and I felt Dirk was a valuable part of iRV2. After Bill and I sold the forum, Dirk stayed on with Andy and provided many years of faithful service to the members of iRV2.

I was with Dirk in the early years of his illness as we were both full timing and it while it was sad to watch the illness progress, Dirk was a fighter.

I will miss him, but for those that knew him I will close with what Dirk always closed ANY text or message.

Adios, Dirk.

Pusherman 03-31-2018 03:20 PM

Adios, Dirk.

Electra 225 04-02-2018 01:09 AM

Sorry to hear this. I hate to admit it, but when Lori said Dirk was no longer able to follow the thread, I had a bad feeling.

Never met Dirk, (would have loved to of course), no matter, I feel the same.

Sending heartfelt sympathies and wishing God's peace to his family.


Damon Diva 04-02-2018 01:16 AM

RIP Dirk...I am sure you have already started on the road trip that you never took - may you look after all of the iRV2er's while they travel the roads you are looking over...


Tom N 04-02-2018 07:12 PM

Adios, Dirk.

NLOVNIT 04-02-2018 07:14 PM

Bye Dirk
Dirk (& Richard, aka Hitchhiker) took a chance on me & brought me on board as a Moderator in 2009 & then as an Administrator in 2010. I was honored. I sure gave them both a hard time, but they had faith in me.

Most especially, Dirk taught me to enjoy being part of the staff & I looked to him for guidance & direction. I've lost a good friend & will most certainly miss him.....more than he'd know.

I & Dave send condolences to Beth, Dirk Jr. & their families. May God comfort you & grant you peace knowing your dad is free of pain.

To Dirk: Job well done! :thumb: Have a cookie....


Petro 04-03-2018 04:06 PM

I never had the pleasure of meeting Dirk. I did read many of his replies to reported posts. I marveled at his wisdom, patience, and leadership qualities. I have no doubt he has left a permanent remembrance to most of us here at iRV2.

Adios, Dirk


"007" 04-04-2018 09:48 AM

Its very difficult as a friend to see someone go before me, my wife or good friend Dirk, who both experienced the same difficulties in passing to a pain free peaceful time.
I wish a time of peace for family and friends , now knowing he is without the pain and at peace.

Adios Dirk, safe travels down Route 66.

DriVer 04-11-2018 03:11 PM

It is with a deep sense of loss that we have heard of the passing of our friend Route66.

My memory goes back to January 2002 and the 1st iRV2 exhibition. Warpath, Bill Rowell, rented a space at the Florida RV Trade Show and Richard Hale, Dave George, Dirk and I setup the booth to show off the iRV2 website. A trifold brochure was produced by the team and we handed those out to the public. In 2002 the Internet was fairly new technology and RV forums were certainly an infant service that barely got the interest of show attendees.

The local telephone company provided us with a phone line. We hooked up a DSL line and using a laptop, we were able to show iRV2 on a 20 inch NEC monitor. From day 1 at the show, we all believed that we made great start and that iRV2 was here to stay. I do very much remember that big Dirk Harrington smile.

Since that time, Dirk assumed a much greater role in the day to day activities and administration of iRV2 and we are all going to miss his friendship, dedication to the job and steady guidance that he provided.

Rest well sir, you will be missed.

Duner 04-16-2018 01:39 AM

I never met Dirk, that I know of. But he may have been at my first rally ever at the iRV2 International Rally in Branson in 2007 where a lot of the original crew attended. I did get to meet Petro and DriVer, and John Canfield at that rally and still keep in touch. Sorry I didn't get to know Dirk.

So what is the story behind Dirk's screen name "Route 66"?

I just happen to be wearing one of my Route 66 t-shirts today from Oatman, AZ. A quaint little town on the original two lane route 66 that got bypassed in 1953 ..... and now the not so wild burros entertain the tourists.

Adios Dirk!

SarahW 05-08-2018 05:50 PM

My condolences to Dirk's family and loved ones. RIP, and "Adios, Dirk."

rebelsbeach 12-03-2018 09:05 AM

Thinking of Dirk today on his birthday in Heaven.

Miss you buddy....I might have to have an ice cream cone today in your memory.

Adios Dirk!!

CLIFFTALL 12-03-2018 10:55 AM

We had a cake for him in the back room ;)
Miss him greatly and hope he’s traveling down a better road.

CLIFFTALL 03-30-2019 09:04 AM

Our friend Dirk has been gone one year today. May he always be remembered.

rebelsbeach 04-03-2019 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by CLIFFTALL (Post 4702319)
Our friend Dirk has been gone one year today. May he always be remembered.

I happened to see a post from Dirk's brother on social media as he memorialized the one year anniversary of his big brother's passing.

Dirk was certainly one of the good ones.

Makes me want to go out and get an ice cream cone tonight....

Adios Dirk.

CLIFFTALL 03-30-2020 04:04 AM

Today is two years since we lost Dirk. Gone but not forgotten. [emoji253]

CLIFFTALL 03-30-2021 01:58 AM

Today marks three years since Dirk passed. He was a huge part of irv2 and we miss him.

CLIFFTALL 03-30-2022 04:55 AM

Dirk Harrington, Sr. (Route 66)
Today makes four years that we lost Dirk. Gone but not forgotten. Adios !

rebelsbeach 04-04-2022 08:53 AM

Dirk Harrington, Sr. (Route 66)

Originally Posted by CLIFFTALL (Post 6130964)
Today makes four years that we lost Dirk. Gone but not forgotten. Adios !

He was a good friend and I think of him often.... We had some fun travels together to Newmar events.

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