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Topic: What does everyone do for a living?

Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/18/04 11:43pm

I was just curious about this. After all it's not cheap to have the equipment we have. ( new 5er and new TV )

I am a truck driver ( I haul chevy crewcabs up here in flint mi.) and an on call firefighter and the wife is A school teacher but has been on maternity leave for the past year.

Of course Im sure alot af you are retired but we would still like to know what you retired from.

Thanks.
>>>>>>>Wow alot of responses in a short amount of time.
It's pretty cool that there are so many different people who all love rving.

* This post was last edited 06/16/04 01:46pm by bigfoot216 *


Posted By: Roofcam on 05/18/04 11:52pm

Retired since December 2003....It's even better than anticipated.

Was the Purchasing Officer for the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver, Colorado, the largest sewage treatment facility between the Mississippi and the west coast, processing about 160 million gallons per day.


Roofcam & ColoradoMoose
Sioux City, Iowa

Supervised by Pogo (Cockatiel)
2001 F-250 Superduty PowerStroke, 2-Wheel, Shortbox, 46 Gallon Fuel Tank
2004 Montana 2955RL 34'


Posted By: KeyLime on 05/19/04 12:07am

My wife and I are both RNs in Home Health and Hospice.


Sally & Wright
1993 Foretravel 36' U-240
Cat 3116, Allison 3060
'99 BMW R1100RT: bike


Posted By: JB Traveler on 05/19/04 12:03am

Retired government service manager. Managed jails and correctional facilites and have been retired six years. I have spent the last half of my career preparing to support a large RV and to travel this wonderful country of ours.


Happy travels and be safe - JB

2004 National RV - Model 8341 SeaBreeze LX



Posted By: gilljm on 05/19/04 12:00am

Bigfoot216,
Well I'm working to pay off both the new truck and used 5'r
I'm an Instructor @ Johnson Space Center - Networks for the Shuttle GC aka Ground Controller. I work off nominal hours but enjoy my vacation times. 11 days till I take my 5'r out for the first time - so I've been reading everything I can here......


Jean
95 Jayco Designer 3430
Pulled with '04 F250 PSD

Semper Fi


Posted By: rvnwing on 05/19/04 12:06am

Own a couple of business. Daughters and son-in-law along with employees run the daily operations. But I still work a couple 3 hrs a day if I feel like *Grin.


Posted By: Jack in Alaska on 05/19/04 12:28am

Retired (1996)from Schlumberger Well Services as an oilfield engineer. Worked in the arctic Prudhoe Bay, Alaska oilfield for 31 years.

This is the best job..........pay not so good but the hours are wonderful.


2004.5 Dodge 3500 CTD 325/610 Laramie DRW 4x4 6spd 3.73
Smarty Jr; HiJacker Hitch;TrailAir pinbox;Prodigy;PacBrake;
Access cover;DeeZee;LightForce road lites; Westach EGT/Boost

2012 Jayco Jay Flite 40FER Bungalow TT

Yamaha 3000 iSEB gen.



Posted By: Summit2002 on 05/19/04 12:55am

CNC Machine tech for the Boeing Aircraft Co, till Oct.1, then im a NOMAD


Posted By: TexasShadow on 05/19/04 01:51am

dh is an A&E jet mechanic for an airline, since 1965, 2 more years to go to retirement.


TexasShadow
Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE/ 3126B Cat
( Sometimes ) BMW K75 on Rear Carrier
Jeep Grand Cherokee Toad
M&G aux brake system
Datastorm 3990
854 watts of solar power

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.



Posted By: jk1364 on 05/19/04 12:08am

Lead Tech at a national laboratory.

John


2004 Dodge 3500 Dually
Open Road 360-5 RKDS



Posted By: CA Traveler on 05/19/04 12:26am

bigfoot216,

Congratulations to you and your growing family!

I'm retired as you guessed. I might have worked a while longer but the economy and Silicon Valley had other ideas. So after milling around for a while we're now looking for the next RV. Since there is no job income, there is only one source left. Yup, we’re planning to spend the kids inheritance.

Since high school my son set his sights on being a firefighter. It seemed to take forever but he went to fire school, paramedic school and Chico State. But then when his high school dream came true and he was accepted at San Jose Fire the REAL training began. As you know (the rest of you, just trust me) it was tough. So we understand a little about firefighters and have the greatest respect for firefighters and your demanding job.


2009 Holiday Rambler 42 Scepter with ISL 400 Cummins
2004 Honda CR-V

Bob



Posted By: baxnat on 05/19/04 01:18am

Deputy Sheriff, only 19 years till retirement


73 Nathan (aka Grumpy)
74 Kate
99 Baxter
03 Natania
2000 ford expedition
2003 cherokee 29s tt
reese straight line duam cam
nkbjones@netzero.net


Posted By: ENGR55 on 05/19/04 01:07am

Not retired yet, but looking forward to it. I am a Firefighter, single dad and have an auto detailing business. But my first love is Christ, being a Dad, and showing my daughter the important things in life like camping, and enjoying all that God has blessed us with.=)


Posted By: cargopilot on 05/19/04 12:13am

Airline Pilot for a major cargo carrier.


2008 GMC Sierra 3500HD SRW CCLB

2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD D/A CC SB 4WD Edge/Attitude, Superglide 16k, Bilstiens, Airlifts, Amsoil, Espar, Moto Metal 951, BFG A/T TA KO, Optima Yellow Tops, LineX, Pioneer Avic N2

2002 Carriage Cameo F32RIK3


Posted By: corky506 on 05/19/04 04:58am

Will retire October 14th as a Battalion Chief from the West Bend Fire Department. Best job in the world besides full timming. My wife worked retail at the local K-Mart, but she got to hang it up four years ago. 49 duty days and then we are out of here.


Retired Firefighter. 2005, 3500 Ram Diesel dragging a 2011 36REQS Jayco Pinnacle.


Posted By: FHOVEY32 on 05/19/04 02:16am

I'm a Sheetmetal worker LOCAL17. I build a/c heater units for large collages,oil rigs and sky scrapers.
The boss is a teacher, seller on Ebay, home care provider, Toy party distributor.


Fred Hovestadt DAD
Layne Allen-Hovestadt MOM HYPHEN a modern day woman (THE BOSS)
Joe Handicaped brother (Downs Syndrome & blind) 49
David FOSTER SON (Downs Syndrome) 21
Frankie SON 16
Patrik SON 13
2003 Yamaha V-Star Silverado 1100
1999 Chevy Silverado Ext. cab 4X4 Z71
1985 Winnabago Elandan MH
2002 Keystone Ssprinter BH w/so


Posted By: evilone on 05/19/04 04:01am

I'm in operation at a major petro-chemical company (make the chemical for plastic/tires/etc. as well as gasoline/diesel/etc). The wife is an RN.
Retirement about 10 years away!


Evil and Cindy in South Louisiana
The "Beast": 2003 GMC 2500HD SLT Crew/cab Short/box Duramx/Allison Prodigy/Transferflow 70 gallon tank
2004 Pilgrim, Open Road 357RLDS
Wife 1958, Husband 1957, Hitched 1999




Posted By: 30cal4me on 05/19/04 03:59am

Tool&die maker for General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario for 20yrs.


2005 Silverado 2500HD CCSB 4x4
Duramax/Allison
Fold-a-Cover
2003 Cougar 281EFS
Husky 16K Double Pivot Slider
Prodigy


Posted By: dbrill on 05/19/04 03:35am

I am a computer consultant and my wife is a Manufacturer Sales rep.


Don Brill
2002 Chevy 3500 Duramax 4x4 Crew
2009 Cardinal 3802BH



Posted By: K3MP on 05/19/04 04:36am

Postal Service since 1978 - retiring in 4 yrs, wife is a Dental Hygenist since 1974....can't wait to just travel and golf...maybe we should start a RV.net Golf League......


Mark and Dot
1999 Shasta 300FL
2004 Chevy 2500HD Duramax 4X4 C/C SB
16k PullRite Slider/Prodigy



Posted By: Jarhead 68-71 on 05/19/04 03:46am

Trucking company CSR, dispatcher and part-time driver. I love driving, dispatching sucks, worst job I ever had. Wife won't go on the road with me and I am too dumb to quit! 7 1/2 more years and I'm outta there!


Mike & Shirley

Daisy & Roo, (Minature Pinscher's)

2012 Jayco Eagle Super Lite HT 26.5 RLS

2003 Ford F-250 Super Cab SWB 5.4L


Posted By: timrhunt on 05/19/04 04:40am

I run a bodyshop/musclecar restoration shop. I have 10 1/2 years left till I'm free. My wife is a VP/retail sales manager of a large window treatment mfr. she has the same time left as I. After 27 years in the biz, I'm starting to hate cars. Not too thrilled about employee's either.

3 months after posting this, I assumed the job of Parts/Service manager of a local Volvo construction equipment dealer. 4 miles from home and 5 days a week and a lot less BS......Yes.
Tim

* This post was edited 09/18/06 05:53am by timrhunt *


Tim
04 2500HD LT CREW SB 4x4 8.1/ALLISON 4.10
04 OPENROAD 357 RLDS-5
HH 18K SLIDER/PRODIGY

MY RIG PICS



Posted By: 3 dog nights on 05/19/04 04:47am

Division Manager for a paper distribution company, wife's a retired graphic artist. I've been tired for the last 34 years, only 6 more till I can be retired.


Bob & Lynn
3 Hua's and Memories of the late, great Zoe, the camping Chow
2013 Open Range 424RLS, Hensley TS-3 Hitch
4-6v golf cart batteries & 2 Honda EU2000i
06' Chevy 3500, dually, crew, Duramax/Allison


Posted By: RVJohn on 05/19/04 03:22am

Well i`am 50 soon to be 51 will ne able to retire when i`am 55 Thanks to the Teamsters Union.I am a Grave Digger(run a backhoe) and my wife is a domestic goddest.Been at the same job for 31 years.


tow vehicle-2004.5 Dodge 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4-600 Cummins Turbo Diesel-4-speed automatic,48RE,short bed-SRW
Prodigy brake controllar
2001 3280RL Montana
reese 16K slider,roll&lock bed cover
Yahama EF300iSEB
Garmin 7200 GPS
5th Air Borne/sidewinder


Posted By: brad03ca on 05/19/04 02:46am

Retired auto worker from GM in Oshawa, Canada. With over thirty-one years service,decided to take the golden hand shake, and run...er..walk away. Been camping for the past twenty-six years.


Brad03ca
2000 GMC 1500
'05 28' Dakota
prodigy



Posted By: SPRING STREET on 05/19/04 03:17am

RESTAURANT AND BAR -- NOT RETIRED BUT WON'T BE LONG-- RATHER BE ON THE ROAD!!


2005 MOUNTAIN AIRE 4304, FMCA F334596, Good Sams and KOA member..TOAD 2012 Ford Edge with the Eco Boost Engine, License plate "TOWED" > RoadMaster All-Terrain Tow Bar and Base Plates.


Posted By: ezrider6298 on 05/19/04 02:20am

Project Manager for BellSouth Telecommunications. 39 yrs (started when I was only 17), no plans for immediate retirement, but will one day maybe. Wifey holds down two jobs, one being just that, wifey, and the other as She Who Must Be Obeyed!


Posted By: PureDrifting on 05/19/04 02:00am

Hiya:

I am a writer/producer/director and own a video production company. I just released my first film, www.puredrifting.com It's about a motorsport called Drifting, which is very big in Japan and growing by leaps and bounds here.

It involves sliding a car sideways at high speed under control. I have spent the last year of my life creating a story about the kids that are growing this sport here in the states, hanging out of race cars going 100 mph sideways.

In the meantime, I pay the bills by producing trade show video, training videos, sales and marketing videos for Fortune 500 companies and ad agencies. Not as exciting but definitely interesting. Our biggest clients are biotech firms so I have been able to work with some amazing science and technology over the years.

My wife and I have been tent campers for 20 years. We have two kids and we have decided that tent camping is too time inefficient for weekend camping so we are buying our first 5th wheel. We will mostly stay local with a few trips a year to Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, Sedona.

We are so excited about our Keystone Outback and can't wait to take the kids on the road and see more of this beautiful country.

Take care,

Dan


Posted By: 1991F250 on 05/19/04 02:16am

Im 23 and have been doing my ford parts apprenticeship for the past 4 years and i've had my camper since 19 and still love the ability to pack it up and head into the beautiful B.C. backcountry.


Posted By: Jan In Atlanta on 05/19/04 03:00am

Hi folks! I'm a VP for a life insurance company (whale jumping out of the water...) Hubby is an electrician with General Motors here in Atlanta and he also has his own electrical company. HE gets to retire in about 2 years (not me...). This is our first 5er and our maiden voyage was out to Tallegada recently (HIS idea, not mine!). We're going out in a couple of weeks for what I consider to be our first REAL voyage, down to Savannah to camp. Hubby had a small camper that was old when he got it 20 yrs ago that he's used for NASCAR, etc, but this old girl won't step foot in that one. First love, as someone else said, is Christ. Second love is each other, and hoping that 3rd love will be hitting the road in the 5er. If you took away all those noisy cars out at Talladega Racetrack, I have to say I think I'm gonna love this! :-) God Bless, Jan in Atlanta


Jan In Atlanta


Posted By: marsht01 on 05/19/04 05:27am

I am a automotive CAD designer (15 years now) working on future car programs for 2004-2007. I was previously working for GM and recently accepted a job offer from a tier 1 supplier developing exhaust systems for the big 3. The wife works for MSU in one of the admission depts.

Come on 401k!!!


2004 31-2BHLE Cardinal
16K Pullrite SuperGlide W/Super rails



Posted By: Jayr on 05/19/04 05:53am

Soon to be retired from position of Facilities Director of a residential treatment facility for adolescent females where I was network administrator and in charge of maintenance.

Jan is soon to be a retired administrative assistant from a large corporation.

103 DAYS BUT WHO'S COUNTING!


Jay'n'Jan
2004 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison 4WD
2004 Wildcat 29RLBS


Posted By: debred on 05/19/04 06:30am

Pete just retired as a District Fire Chief for the city of Syracuse.I was working in a womans clothing shop. Both doing what we like now!!
Deb


Deb&Pete
3 kids,8 grandkids
2 chocolate labs. Cherry, for short( Cerveza Tostado)& Shiner Bock
2005 Open Road 357 5th wheel,2002 GMC 2500hd Duramax Diesel, Timbren springs, 16k Reese hitch, air in the tires, and gas in the tank!


Posted By: johno on 05/19/04 05:53am

Curently, a Customer Service Rep with the City.. My wonderful wife of 35 years is a Printer with a Checking Company.. We plan to call it quits in about 7 years.. Sell the House & live off Social Sec ( If posible).. We live pretty frugally Both kids are out of the house, edumacated at University.. both doing well... We sincerely do hope we can do that dream.
John O
Frontier KZ2405qps , Ford 150V8 3.75 Prodigy Brake Controller


Forest River Sierra 355RLT
03'Ford SD 250 Lariat 4x4
Tekonsha Prodigy.


Posted By: plumqik on 05/19/04 05:54am

I am a medical office manager with no hopes of ever retiring but also a graphic artist so I can make some $$ in my fiver if I ever decide to give up the steady income. Hubby is owner of lawn maintenence business he founded and is sole employee-he is screaming for retirement (at 65 I would too!). Trying to figure out if we would want to sell the house, cars, equipment, etc and buy our dream, Teton Scottsdale bunkhouse and an MDT to haul it and live full time in it-hopefully paid for due to sale of all the other stuff. I raise and show Yorkshire Terriers and we use our rig for fun and dog shows!


Cheryl & Ron Butler, St. Augustine, FL
2006 GMC 3500 Turbo Duramax/Allison 3.73 LB ExtCab, Line-X bed liner
2006 FR Cardinal 37RL w/ 4 slides, Prodigy brake controller, Draw Tite 16K hitch, Yamaha 3000iSEB generator, Xcom wireless cam & 9 Yorkies (yes~9!)


Posted By: Greentow on 05/19/04 05:40am

Former Paramedic, retired USA (22 years), now a 911 police dispatcher for 7 years. Wife is a civilian at Dover AFB. Volunteer firefighter since 1966, (Washington,Texas and now Delaware, with a few years in Germany). Both of us looking at 6 years until retirement..
Lee

P


[blue]2004.5 Dodge 3500 DRW QC, 4x4 LB, CTD 600 ,auto,w4.10 ,PAC Brake, Prodigy, : 2012 Cedar Creek 36 CKTS (loaded). Mrs Greentow & Missy & Maggie, Shih Tzu's with an attitude. USA(R). 30+ years in the Fire/EMS service. CCRVOC #29, GS Life member:B

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Posted By: lirv on 05/19/04 05:39am

Golf Course Supt. for 29 years. No hope of retirement.


2010 Winnebago Tour 40CD Dark Mica Metallic


Posted By: Teacher's Pet on 05/19/04 06:38am

I'm a kept man, therefore the "Pet", disabled, former Teacher and for 23 years a Regional Sales Manager in parts of 9 States, Ontario & Quebec. I cook, shop, do laundry, do yard work, and do minor auto/home repairs for the "Teacher", who has 191 School days until full timing.

Being the "Pet" of a computer/business teacher is great.
  • You can get rid of that peaky old dial up and go to Broadband.
  • If I screw up my machine either she or our computer engineer son can straighten it out.
  • She is available for travel 10 weeks in the summer, 4 days in the fall, 2 weeks Christmas and a week in the spring.
  • Our 22 year old engineer son makes more money, but she gets more time for us.
  • 1st summer trip starts the 28th.
  • And to kill time you can check the forum anytime you want.

Better get going and get dinner in the crockpot.


'06 Phaeton 40' QSH
'03 Ford Sport Trac Toad
'04 R-Vision Trail-Lite 213
Scottiemom's Pet or husband to Dale
Two Lady Scotties on board, Butterscotch & Duchess
RV.net Rallies 13, Other Rallies 18, Escapades 7
Fulltimers since 2005, Where are we?
Our Travel Blog


Posted By: Ready to travel on 05/19/04 06:37am

I retired May 1, 2004 From Ford Motor company as an Industrial Truck Mechanic coordinator. Ford has been good to me for 31.5 years now all I have to do is be good to myself and wife for the duration. Love to travel and spend time with family.


2003 F350 Lariat SC long box 6.0 power stroke 5 speed trans. 4X4
2004 362BBS Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek RV Club (CCRVC) #58
The Cedar Creek RV Club
Free club & forum
http://www.cedarcreekrvclub.com

- Original free simple club with free public forum


Posted By: Trlrboy on 05/19/04 06:47am

I'm a purchasing manager for a telecom power product manufacturer. We make most of the power that runs the cell towers you see out in the countryside. I've been with the company for the past 24 years. 4 more to go and then adios worklife.


2010 Montana 3400RL
Chevy 2500HD Duramax


PHOTOLINK
.



Posted By: BoomerZ on 05/19/04 07:09am

Own and operate a mobile electronics store.

Phil


2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab Short Box 5.9 CTD
2005 Rockwood 8318SS
01 Harley FXDWG2 Limited Edition


Posted By: bar425 on 05/19/04 06:48am

Still working as an engineer for a tier one supplier. I have a few years to go, but am looking forward to the days that my wife and I can take off for a couple of weeks or months.

ron


2004 Dodge Ram 2500HD 4x4
Cummins H.O. (the beast)
2005 Cardinal 30TS
Prodigy Brake Controller



Posted By: Silverback on 05/19/04 05:51am

Hubby - Electrical Engineer
Me - lucky enough now to be a full-time homemaker


[purple] 2005 F-250 Diesel Lariat crew cab Diesel 2010 Wildcat 28ft RKBS

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Posted By: wdbates on 05/19/04 05:50am

Hi,
2yrs with phone company,another 2 years with US ARMY, 20 years owner/operator of chevron station,5years with GM dealer as a master mechanic. When I sold my business I bought several homes as I already had a few that I bought and rented out over the years. This turned out to be the smartest thing I did. Today I rent the homes (11)out and added a shop in my back yard whear I repair GM cars and trucks and fix a few motorhomes now and then. Iam Lucky that I can walk into my backyard to make a few bucks BUT Iam tied to the rentals and spend a few days a week mowing, hauling trash and picking up after renters as this is ouar bread and butter. The down side is I cant seam to get away for more than a week as business is good...Iam 52.. wife has been 38 now for last 7 years.. No Employees, no work comp,no major oil company having my balls in a vice,and I only work on peoples cars if they ask nicely and pay cash...

* This post was edited 05/19/04 06:04am by wdbates *


Warren
04 winnebago Brave 30w
workhorse chassis
Oak hills CA


Posted By: RRUGG on 05/19/04 06:19am

My wife and I don't do anything anymore besides play, but we are both retired teachers. Now we just sit around and collect social security and our school pensions. How can you beat getting paid for not working? Is that like farmers getting paid not to plant things?


RRUGG
2009 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 1500 4x4 5.3L
2011 Kodiak 281RLGS travel trailer
2011 Egg Camper
2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Good Sam life members
Bob & Grace professional retirees


Camped in 49 states. Missing Hawaii.


Posted By: Dukecity426 on 05/19/04 06:54am

Hello all: Great responses. Really enjoyed reading this thread! I've been railroading since 1972. We moved out here to NM to chase my job, in 1977. Since then I've been working as a locomotive engineer. Only 5 years 10 months to go. My wife has the toughest job, keeping the house, and our two boys going.


2004 GMC 4X4 D/A CC SB, "Juice/Attitude", 4" SS Exhaust, AFE intake, 2004 Open Road 349-RLDS-5, two AC's, Reese 16K Slider, Bilstein shocks, Honda EU 2000i



Posted By: Eddie Wright on 05/19/04 06:48am

I am a Facilities Manager and part time plumbing contractor.My wife is an Admin. Assistant.


Eddie Wright


Posted By: KBfiredog on 05/19/04 06:22am

We are both Firefighters. She retired last year with 25 years of service, I have one or two more to go. God put her in my life 22 years ago, we were married 19 years later. You can retire early, if you marry a Fire Captain!!KB
2003 Chevy. 2500 D/A
2004 Prowler Regal 2952BS


Posted By: kennethwooster on 05/19/04 05:25am

I'm a farmer in the Texas Panhandle. My wife is an adult probabtion officer. Were 58, and 59, hoping to retire in a few years. My son in law wants to farm, my son is a Navy Pilot, and probably won't return to the farm. He's smart.
Ken


kenneth wooster- retired farmer. Biblical History Teacher in public HS, and substitute teacher.
wife Diana-adult probation officer, now retired.
31KSLS Full Body paint Cameo
Ford F350 2014 DRW 4X4 King Ranch.
20K B&W Puck mount hitch


Posted By: Truth Justice on 05/19/04 05:52am

After the service in the 60s spent 192 days in hospital, received GED while there, went to college and work for Justice dept., had dealings with Van conversions in the early 70s, then delved into the oil business till the early 80s, after that Pawn Shops and Automotive industry. Retired at 50 and let others handle everything. Wife retires from state in Dec., being the liason for Governor and Human Services.


It's alright for your head to be in the clouds while remembering your feet are on the ground. I too am a believer in our Lord and God Jesus, the Christ.


2005 SunnyBrook Titan 31BWKS, MorRyde SE Suspension, King Dome Satellite. Direcway Internet Access.
2005 Dodge 3500 SLT,Cummins,Quad Cab,L/B,SRW,48RE Auto w/Tow/Haul,Line-X,Chrome Step Bars,Prodigy Controller,15.5K PullRite Hitch,Cowboy Creations V-gate.



Posted By: pioneerman on 05/19/04 06:45am

just retired 3 weeks ago after 40 years working as a local manager for 8 exchanges for pioneer telephone (3rd largest telephone coop in the usa) my wife & i are headed to colorado to work in a campground for a couple of months. biggest mistake i made was working 40 years, should have retired then.


2008 chev 3/4 sb cc 4x4 duramax allison trans 3:73
2004 wildcat 27rl 5th wheel
rbw w/slider hitch


Posted By: Don in Niagara on 05/19/04 06:59am

Nothin, ... retired.
But my wife still works! Which means we can't go south for the winter again this year. Damn!!
Guess I'll get off this computer and go out and ride the lawn tractor.
Or maybe the old BMW R850R... yeah, that'll be more fun!
Cheers.
Don


1990 Barth Regency 34'
Spartan/Cummins 8.3


Posted By: Mr. Camper on 05/19/04 05:39am

Wow, lots of diversity.
Mrs. C and I are teachers. Still doing it. She deals with 2nd graders and I have 7th graders.


Mr. Camper
Mrs. Camper
Tipper(RIP), PoLar (RIP), Ginger, Pasha (Our fuzzy kids)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9TD HO 4x2 Quad Cab SLT SWB
2013 Open Range Light 274RLS



Posted By: TexasDave on 05/19/04 05:22am

I'm a Senior Analyst for a major airline, I've been working over 39 years and have 2-4 more to go. (Started when I was 17).


Texas Dave


Posted By: kmdmb on 05/19/04 07:07am

Own fertilizer plant, farmer, male escort. One of those is really going poorly.


2004 GMC 2500HD 8.1
2004 New Vision Sportster 36Px2
2001 Heritage Softail
Yamaha EF3000iseb
Pullrite Superglide



Posted By: butkus21 on 05/19/04 06:09am

DH owns an electrical contracting business for the last 9 years. Most of the work is petrochem and heavy commercial. Having 60 employees keeps him busy so I am a stay-at-home parent. Still have about 15-20 years till retirement and two more kids to get thru college, with our oldest graduating next May with her RN degree.


Terri


Posted By: globe-trotter on 05/19/04 06:10am

We own a Check Printing Company. We sell discount computer checks and envelopes nationwide thur the internet. Have great employees and a great manager, which allows us free travel time. Only thing is we are too young to retire, and not free to go whenever, since we have a son still in high school. Maybe in another 5 years or so.... Other thing is, I need to learn to walk away from work - and just relax!


Posted By: #20 Home Depot on 05/19/04 06:15am

Production supervisor working on offshore oil and gas rigs for an independant oil and gas company. For the last 2 years I have been working 28 days and off 28 days offshore in northern China. Wife is a full time ICU RN and keeps the kids and things at home together while I'm away at work for a month.


#20 Home Depot
04 GMC 2500HD SWB EC D/A SLT 4x4,Michelin LTX AT2
Timbrens, Bilsteins , color backup cam, Doran tire pressure monitor Reese Tow Beast, Torklift tiedowns w/ fastguns
Lance 8SCS Polar Cub AC Honda EU2000
2007 Chaparral 256 SSx
2005 Jeep Wrangler



Posted By: Skip'nLynn on 05/19/04 05:38am

Skip retired from Beaird Industries on Oct.31, 2003 after nearly 41 years with them. Lynn retired from BellSouth after 30 years in 1997 and now works for CenturyTel as a Project Planner - she will retire for good in about 4 years. After that, we hit the road and come home when we feel like it!


Skip & Lynn
2004 36' Coachmen Somerset Dream Catcher
2003 F250 Super Duty


Posted By: Todd in MI on 05/19/04 05:32am

I own a Heating & Cooling company & also own %50 percent of a tree removal company, although I am currently in negotiations to sell my half. I plan to have a key employee run my HVAC business in a couple of years from now in order to free myself up for some adventures with the camper.


2000 Ford Excursion V-10 4x4
2007 Salem 31qbss
1 Wife of 11 years
1 son...6 y/o
1 son...3.5 y/o
1 son...2.5 y/o



Posted By: FireDoc124 on 05/19/04 06:48am

Firefighter/EMS Supervisor. 24 years in, 5 or 6 till retirement. My wife is a homemaker.


favorite bumper sticker:
"Who Needs A Hemi When You Got A Ford"

Larry, Terri, 3 kids
1 dog, 4 cats
'06 F350 King Ranch 4X4 PSD CC DRW
'05 F320ESBS Ameri-Camp 5th Wheel



Posted By: Mandy40 on 05/19/04 06:47am

Hi. My Hubby is a doctor and I am a stay at home mom. Our boys are 9 and 11. We still have about 25 years to retirement but we love to RV so we got an early start!


Posted By: 5HAULER on 05/19/04 07:24am

By trade I'm an aircraft mechanic for a major carrier. But I made my money the old fashion way, I inherited it.
Jay


2000 F250 cc 2wd psd swb xlt
1999 26.5 fw THOR Citation 5er


Posted By: Don Z on 05/19/04 07:26am

I'm an onsite administrator at the County Jail for the nation's largest provider of inmate telephone systems. I keep the server and workstations alive and well, plus I get to spend quality time with the inmates while fixing the phones in the cellblocks after they break them. The running joke with my neighbors is "Don spends his days in jail"....when introducing me to someone new. I quickly chime in "But I get to come home at night".

The wife is a Senior Software Engineer.....fancy term for a programmer. She writes code for the Photolithography Industry. How's that for a mouthful?

We have a 10 year old son, so for the next 8 years or so, we'll all be enjoying our bunkhouse. He likes to invite one of his buddies to go on our trips with him. Since we've brought the rig home, he's quickly become quite popular with the kids in the neighborhood as they jockey for position to be invited on the bext trip.

We'll probably work for another 10- 12 years, then plan on enjoying a new 5er full time.

Don Z.


2000 F350 Crew Cab Dually 7.3 PSD,Banks Stinger Plus,Line-X Liner,Prodigy Controller,Reese Signature Series 18K hitch



Posted By: glcall on 05/19/04 10:11am

I have been with an independent telephone company for 34 years. Current job is central office technician. I am 52 and would like to retire at 55 but may have to keep working for the health insurance. My wife is disabled due to rheumatoid arthritis.


2006 Chev 2500HD extended cab 4X4
DMAX/ALLISON
2003 Wildcat 27 RK



Posted By: Wilson34 on 05/19/04 09:50am

I'm 30 and my beautiful wife is 28 I just retired from my day job last week at Ikon Office Solutions as a Network Technician and now stay home with my wife and our two wonderful children Maddie is 3 and little Robbie is 3 months old. We have our own home based business that utilizes the internet and telephone so we now have the freedom to hit the road for a few months at a time if we feel like it. Very excited to get out and start seeing the country this summer.


Rob Wilson
Beautiful Wife Barbara
Wonderful kids Maddie 13 and Robbie 10
2 cute fluffy white Maltese's Bailie & Rudie
1 chocolate brown poodle Conner

2008 Nissan Titan
2014 Palomino Solaire 147x
Prodigy Brake Controller



Posted By: MNArt on 05/19/04 07:23am

I worked as a computer programmer for 28 years, got laid-off, currently working for Boston Scientific, doing Clinical Study validation. Best job and the best company I ever worked for. My wife is retired and I have about 2 years to go. Currently, we keep the 5er on a lot we own, during the summer and covered up during the winter. Can't wait to hit the road and I hope to do some volunteer while traveling. We have 4 kids and 13 grandkids that keep us busy now. Happy travels.


2002 Chevy 2500HD D/A, CC, SB, SRW
2001 Sea Hawk 28RKS, Pullrite 16K Slider,
Prodigy Controller


Posted By: JRC on 05/19/04 09:27am

Captain JPL/NASA Fire Department Pasadena Ca. 22 years, 15 to go.


1999 Dodge 2500 QC CTD manual 5 speed
2001 Carriage Cameo LXI F27RKS


Posted By: Butch50 on 05/19/04 09:14am

Retired Operations Manager with AT&T for 31 1/2 years. Last job manager opening a multi millon $ data center. Nice way to end a career. Wife retired from Avaya which was fromerly Lucent which was formerly AT&T. In process of selling house in WA and then do some travel. Still have a house in Kalispell, MT. Wife needs the security blanket.


Butch
2013 Ram 3500 4X4 CC Laramie DRW
Light Metallic Gray with black interior
2012 Northern Lite 10 2 CDSE
2010 Can-Am 650XT Outlander Max
2012 Harley Tri Glide


Posted By: jim hutch on 05/19/04 07:39am

General Manager of a private country/ yacht club


Jim Hutch
2007 Coachmen Mirada 310DS
03 Prowler Lynx 830y
08 Suburban LTZ ,1956 wife that let's me know when I'm wrong and two teenagers that back her up!Reese D/C sway control,Prodigy controller, Barker 3000 power Jack


Posted By: jessearch on 05/19/04 07:50am

Sr. Technician for a Telecom company. Turn up high bandwidth circuits across the country for companies like AOL, Juno, Verizon, Qwest, SBC, etc.
I would like to retire someday, but I keep buying bigger and more expensive trailers.

Jesse


Posted By: kc's wanderlodge on 05/19/04 09:58am

Was a CAD designer for 10 years for the automotive industry/aerospace, now am full time IT administrator for an Aerospace supplier.


2000 3500 Chevy Crew Cab Dually LB 454 vortec 4.10 gears TV
1996 2500 Chevy Ext Cab LB 350 vortec 4.10 gears Work truck
1992 2500 GMC Vandura 350ci Grocery getter
2003 Jayco 325BHS All Glass w/rr dinnette. Cottage on wheels
The boss, me, 2 Angels & a Rottie


Posted By: Chippy on 05/19/04 11:11am

Great Post,

I'm a service manager for North & South America for a major company that supplies controls for Automotive, Industrial, Commercial, and just about everything that you can imagine including Disney.

When this stuff goes down, your probably calling my department.

Regards,


2003 GMC Sierra Crew Cab
3500 Dually 4WD Long Box
Duramax 6.6L Allison
Tekonsha Prodigy
Cedar Creek 362BBS
Air Hitch


Posted By: BALONE911 on 05/19/04 10:23am

Machinest in MN. plus on city councal for our small town


TIM & SUE & 2 KIDS
2001 29H HORNET
2004 CTD 48R 2500 RAM
4X4 L/B QUAD CAB
EQUAL-I-ZER HITCH our pics



Posted By: BALONE911 on 05/19/04 10:23am

Machinest in MN. plus on city councal for our small town


Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 05/19/04 08:29am

Engineering Assistant for Pfizer Pharmaceutical company, Debbie my wife of 24yr's works for child and family agency in the finace dept, Two kids Diane 23 married and a teacher, Johnny 21 engaged and working on his masters in education. oh and of course Taffy 4 yrs cockapoo.

* This post was edited 08/17/04 06:08pm by debbiejohntaffy *


John & Debbie
Taffy (Cockapoo)
2004 Cougar 290 EFS
2005 Chevy Silverado, Black, 2500HD
LT Crew Cab,4x4, Duramax, Allison, 3.73
XMS Radio


Camping Blog



Posted By: The Seekers on 05/19/04 09:52am

I'm a police chief with 2 years and 2 months to retirement....counting the days. Wife is an RN. Plan to fulltime IF I can talk her into it!


"The race doesn't always go to the swiftest...but thats the way to bet".
We are becoming Snowbirds in 2006!!!
2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2005 Hitchhiker Champagne 33' 5th wheel


Posted By: MarAgt on 05/19/04 08:54am

USMC now for 18 years & the boss is a dental hygienist.

We're not 5'ers yet, so don't kick us out for lurking around your yard. We'll probably make it to "official" 5'ers next year.

* This post was edited 05/19/04 03:42pm by MarAgt *


Ken, Dawn, Jana (13), Kat (11)
'04 F-350 Lariat, Arizona Beige, 6.0 PSD CC Shortbed FX4 Prodigy
'07 KZ Sportsmen 3250PX3 5'er - Arrived - 09Mar07

Truck & Trailer
Our Photos
Marines - Together We Served
History of the Marines


Posted By: Mediumfry on 05/19/04 10:12am

I'm a Sr. Research Specialist at Dow Chemical (probably sounds a bit more important than it is). Only about 25-30 years to go before retirement.

Incidentally, I usually buy vehicles and other 'toys' used but in good shape. A little TLC goes a long way, and saves a load of $$.

PureDrifting: I wonder how that Outback will do at 100MPH sideways?


Medfry

2004 Hornet (Keystone) 295BH
1999 Ford F350 CC DRW PSD
Reese (Draw-Tite) 18K Signature Series Hitch
Stromberg-Carlson Plastic V-notch Tailgate
Kipor 3500Ti


Posted By: DuckTruck on 05/19/04 10:05am

Disable at this time. Before that i worked for AFLAC.

Duck


1998 Class C
1987 Wrangler


Posted By: SWoo187 on 05/19/04 08:20am

Great thread! I'm a Inspection supervisor for an expansion joint company serving the petrochemical and nuclear industry. My wife is a mobility consultant providing scooters to people that need a little help in their every day lives. We have 2 children. My son is graduating high school next week and my daughter is starting 5th grade next year. We have a long way to retirement but really love the surroundings of campsites for our children.

Good luck to everyone!


Steve & Angie
David & Jennifer
Corpus Christi, Texas
2000 Jayco Eagle 293 RKS/2004 Dodge 4dr 2500 6 spd Cummins HO
Weekend Warriors


Posted By: Damdifino on 05/19/04 08:03am

Software systems analyst and web developer. Not retired yet, but savoring the fact that I'm eligible for it.


2014 Arctic Fox 22H, Equalizer hitch.
'06 F-350 6.0L 4x4 Lariat, SRW, EGR delete, Edge Insight, SCT tuner, sneaky pipe.
'09 Toyota Land Cruiser, my other tug.


Posted By: olstuf on 05/19/04 07:17am

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* This post was edited 08/20/04 05:58pm by olstuf *


Posted By: Scrapiron on 05/19/04 11:00am

Certified Quality Engineer

Wife is Materials Manager for a local food manufacturer


Posted By: NJ6PACK on 05/19/04 11:02am

I work for CBS Television in New York. I work with our Eng/Const Dept. We wire up all the electronic systems used in broadcasting. mostly audio, video and control systems. I have worked for major shows, news events and sporting events.
My wife's job is raising the kids while I am at work.
After 9-11 and the Anthrax attacks (We had it in our bldg) and seeing many dreams shattered firsthand, I took a loan against my 401k and bought my trailer. It was not the best thing to do financially but I figured I will start to live my dream now and see as much of this great country I can with my family because I no longer feel secure going to work in a city that is a major terror target. It was the best thing I did.


2007 Max Lite ML28 RS
1999 Ford E 350 Super Duty 15 Passenger Ext Van
6.8L V10 / 3.73 Gears




Posted By: duramaxlt on 05/19/04 10:10am

i'm a maintenance mechanic in a factory my wife is a lab technician.


2002 2500hd dura/ally wildcat 27rk


Posted By: OnTheRoadMedic on 05/19/04 07:53am

Hi bigfoot,
I am still working, paramedic for 24 yrs. Wife retired RN. Looking forward to having more time to enjoy this big country of ours. Mike


Mike, Vicki (Wife) Jeremy (Grandson
1994 Allegro Bay
454 on P30

Blessed much better than we deserve..........
Yesterday is a memory, Tomorrow is a dream, Today is a gift, that's why we call it the Present. Enjoy your Gift today.


Posted By: buster13h on 05/19/04 10:19am

Bigfoot,

I wish I was retired. I work as a "systems test engineer" which is a glorified title I'm just an old phone guy getting paid to break the new software the kids are developing for our products. My wife is a school teacher. What is not fair is that when I retire at 62 she will retire with me at 54 How come I can't retire at 54!!!


2003 Dodge 3500 DRW 6 spd CTD 4:10
2004 Fleetwood Triumph 365FLQS


Posted By: gypsybill on 05/19/04 08:14am

I am retired USAF (24yrs in 1987). Currently work in the US Federal Court system (17 years now)... she is a payroll specialist for a internet based third party paper management company (managing retirement systems for other companies).


Bill & Jennifer
SKP #98005
2009 Ford F450
Full-Timin' in a
2010 DRV MS 36RSSB3 #5073



Posted By: Jim-Linda on 05/19/04 10:08am

Wife and I retired in '96 after 30 years with Texas Instruments. We have been homeless since. We now travel to RV Shows & Rallies as vendors for an Internet Service (linkrvs.net), GPS's, inverters, Jotto Desk, USB hubs, etc.
Met more people who have become good friends, than spending all those years in one place.


Posted By: steveandjil on 05/19/04 10:05am

GREAT THREAD!!!! I'm a scientist and professor at a University (46) my wife of 16 years is also a scientist and Prof (43)(at same University.) 13 Year old daughter, 9 year old son.

Great people you meet when you RV - not only are they fantastically helping people, I've learned something different from every single person I've met. Something I love about RV parks - you see people next to each other having a great time getting to know each other - one drives a 300k motor home, one a 5k popup. What we are supposed to be about here!

* This post was edited 05/19/04 10:13am by steveandjil *


Steve Schwartz

2003 Sierra 2500HD 6.6 Duramax/Allison
Sunnybrook 2850 Lite 5th wheel
Reese 16k Slider, Prodigy Break Controller



Posted By: vanguard on 05/19/04 07:32am

am a Walmart Greeter


Posted By: Ktat35 on 05/19/04 10:04am

Owner of a Residential Design Firm, wife is a teacher.


Ktat
'04 F-250 Super Duty 4x4, V-10, 3.73LS
Prodigy Brake Control, Draw-Tite 16K (Slider)


Posted By: Hoops on 05/19/04 08:57am

Currently a Systems Installer with Lucent for 37 years hopeful of retirement soon. Retired from Air National Guard in Indiana. My wife is a caregiver (kids are her passion) for youngest grandson and 3other cuties. She retires when I do.
Hoops


The Hoops. ED and Becky
Missy our little Bichon
2004 F350 V10
2005 Jayco Legacy 38RDQS



Posted By: Kool Breeze on 05/19/04 09:43am

Work for Dow S.C.O.(old Union Carbide in Taft)as a production tech. making plastic. Been there for 19yrs. Wife works for the contractor, at Dow, who ever that is. Waiting to win the lottery!


Wayne A.
The wife, 2 girls and 1 dog (pepper)
99 F250 7.5L PS CrewCab, short box, Prodigy brake control
2004 FourWinds Classic 28BH-M5 Bunkhouse 5er



Posted By: mmsss on 05/19/04 09:20am

Technology teacher at a middle school and I farm also. My Boss is a TMR teacher at the same school. I need 6 years and she needs 5 to retire. I'll probably never retire from farming though.


Monte
2005 Tiffin Phaeton 40QDH
2011 Chevy Tahoe LTZ



Posted By: ilovetocamp on 05/19/04 10:10am

I am a financial planner with a Fortune 500 financial service company. My wife is a realtor.

I have owned two businesses in the past one was a cultured marble business making vanity tops and bath tubs. A major company made us an offer that we couldn't refuse so we sold and started two family entertainment centers. (restaurants, gamerooms, go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, & batting cages. We made money but employees drove us nuts. When we sold the company we had 129 employees and only about 20 of them were over 18 years old. (need I say more?)

I took a year off thinking I would like doing nothing for a change but found I needed to stay busy.

The job I have now is kind of the best of both worlds. I can stay busy when I want but also have all the freedom I want. My wife is another story I think she is a workaholic. She was a stay at home mom for 20 years but now she loves working with home buyers.


2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel
2004 Challenger 32TKB 5th wheel with 3 slides.





Posted By: escholten on 05/19/04 09:00am

ME - project manger for On Line Consulting Services a small consulting company in downtown Oakland. We specialize in security, fire, and low voltage system design and consulting for Hospitals, Jails, Courts, Highrise Office Buildings, Universities, Areospace, Financial Institutions, etc.

Wife - Cosmetologist


2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD D/A Crew Cab MBRP 4" Cat Back, Bilstein

2005 Alpenlite Versailles 32RL Travel Club #6666 Mor/Ryde, Dexter EZ Flex

Eric, Rachelle, & Ariana (the boss)


Posted By: cwade on 05/19/04 10:51am

Computer geek with grown children, a great wife and no bills.


Charlie and Georjeane


Posted By: Camper220 on 05/19/04 07:21am

Hello, I am a Engineering Technician and My wife is a School teacher. You are correct its not cheap to use or own this Equipment especially with the higher gas Prices.

Thanks

Mark


Mark,Liz,Christopher& Rebecca&Abigail
Dog-ZOEY (SCHNOODLE)
TV-2008 Ford F150 5.4 3.55 Limited slip
TT-2008 RockWood Ultra Light 8317
Reese Straightline Dual Cam Hitch
Go Mark Martin #8



Posted By: WGPuckett on 05/19/04 10:14am

We are both Computer Consultants.

Me: 27 years in various industries from state government to aerospace. Now I specialize in designing and developing internet applications utilizing java.

Wife: 25 years at the same company (LARGE computer firm). She specializes in developing and supporting applications using various communications protocols on the big computers.

We were on target to retire at 55 (6 more years) until our 401k went in the crapper when the stock market went belly up. Now I am trying to come up with various hair-brained ideas for internet sites to make enough money to make up the difference. Anybody got a good idea for a money maker? I'll build it for a fair percentage!


Glenn & Becky Puckett
Lexington, Ky
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 35H


Posted By: Dick&Judy on 05/19/04 07:43am

Me - Retired twice, first from US Army, then retired from the family farm just last year.

Judy - Employed at the local Post Office as a Clerk. Will retire in two years


2001 Ram SRT+, W2500 488 CID V-10, 5 Speed
2004 Cougar 285 EFS
One Wife (Judy), One Cat (Kat)
SFC US Army (Ret)


Posted By: lyn/glenn on 05/19/04 08:53am

I'm retired since 2001 and have a BA in Psycology which prepared me for absolutely nothing (need a PHD for the field) but I entered the field of Social Work and was a Director of Volunteer Services at a nursing home and a facility serving the blind for over 15 years. I was fortunate that I could bring my dogs to work. They were a wonderful addition at the nursing home, and brought a lot of joy to the residents. Now that I'm retired, I volunteer visiting nursing homes with my dogs, am an Ombudsman in Tompkins County, NY, in other words, a watch dog protecting the elderly from abuse in nursing homes, and also one who looks out for those residents who don't have family. My husband is also retired, drove a truck in NYC and also did computer programming on the side. Lyn


Lyn Stone


Posted By: karmasasha on 05/19/04 09:22am

I'm a retired critical care R.N.. It was high stress and hard work;but,fullfilling and heartrendering. ........God has blessed me.


Andrea and Uri, a large male Rottweiler travel now......Rommel, Karma, and Kuno plus others at the Gate.
Inga, my 1989 Winnebago Class A 27 ft (454 P30) with 100,000+ miles and going strong!MinnesotaGal and UriDog go Boondocking


Posted By: dmcgiffin on 05/19/04 08:58am

GREAT THREAD........
I have been in the Electric Utililty business for 32 years, from a Lineman to now an energy use consultant and power quality analyst. Great job, will retire when the job is no longer fun. Wife is Assitant Manager with local credit union. (Sure makes buying the "toys" EASY)

2003 F240 4X4 Crew Cab - Short Bed 6 liter Turbo-diesal
2003 Larado 30 Foot
Reese 16K Slider Hitch


Doug and Cathy
2005 Gulfstream Ultra Supreme 37'
Tow Dolly with 2012 Chevy Malibu



Posted By: RAY ARNOLD on 05/19/04 07:51am

Work for Boeing 20 Years, Electrical Engineer – wire harness design AH64D Apache helicopter.
My wife works for Profit recovery group, audit assistant .
looking forward to retirment in about 5 years.


Chevy Silverado LT 2500HD 8.1 Allison,4x4 long bed.ECab, AirLift duel, Prodigy BC,Husky hitch, 2004 Keystone Challenger 29RLB Ray & Karens Photo Page And Brinkley and Bo's Place
How I Installed a water drain/spout



Posted By: DAS1968 on 05/19/04 10:22am

I own a Custom Kitchen and Bath design studio. I do design, specification, Budgeting, project coordination and installation services for residential projects. Check out my work at http://www.americanhomesteadkitchens.com


Darren
Dan
& Dogs - Kuma & Kira (Shiba Inus)
Mechanicsville, PA
2008 KZ Frontier 245RL2 Fifth Wheel
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty extended cab


Posted By: dlstorm on 05/19/04 08:21am

Retired chemist/toxicologist/environmental regulation writer/database programer Calif. Dept. Health.


2003 Tundra Access Cab T3 V8 2WD
2004 Nash 21-5R


Posted By: StormyWeather on 05/19/04 07:25am

Hubby is a "Professional Steering Wheel Holder" (trucker)
Me, I'm a plant clerk for the biggest stone quarry operation in Illinois.

Long way to go until retirement.....


Mark and Sue
daughter 14, son 16, daughter 21, grand-daughter(3),grandson (1)
One nutty black lab-Baby
Two psycho cats-Rebel & Tigger
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 QuadCab 4x4 Laramie Long bed (his)
2006 Wranger X (hers)
2005 Jayco Eagle 298BHS (ours!)


Posted By: Alderman on 05/19/04 07:58am

I am currently an Alderman on the City Council and I also work full time as a Force Protection analyst/Terrorism consultant for the U.S. Army. In my first life, I was a Marine Corps Intelligence analyst for 24 years, now retired from that. In another three years after the TV and 5er are paid off, I'll retire again and full time.


Cliff & Lynn Martha USMC, Both Retired
Coriander - Carin Terrier
Gunney - Miniture Schnauzer
Cedar Creek Silverback 29LRGBS 5th Wheel
Ford F-250SD 7.3 4X4 Diesel Tow Vehicle


Posted By: Loves2RV on 05/19/04 09:45am

DH just retired May 1st from Ford Motor Company. I am the manager of an RV rental business. Now DH is working for me. There is justice in this world!!! We are hoping to be able to do more travelling in the winter now and as soon as I decide I can walk away from this business I have worked so hard to establish, we will try full-timing.

By the way, bigfoot216..we are neighbors!


Bob - Driver
Nancy - Navigator

2005 King Ranch F350 CC DRW 6.0 PSD FX4
50 gal. TransferFlow aux. fuel tank
Line-X bedliner
Integrated Prodigy brake controller
2004 Keystone Everest 343L
RotoChoks ~~~ C-Betr mirrors
Splendide 2100
Big Foot Levelers


Posted By: CampingcrazyShirley on 05/19/04 07:28am

What a great thread! It's interesting to see what everyone does. I am an insurance agent with my own business, which is great because I have a lot of freedom and my husband makes custom cabinets and countertops-he works mostly with Corian for countertops. Our oldest is almost 16 and the youngest is almost 8, so you know we are a long ways from retiring! We chose to send them all to private school, so yes, this hobby can get expensive, but heck, if I wasn't spending it on camping, I'd spend it somewhere else! LOL. We enjoy camping and have met a ton of friends and have even got some of our friends into camping too. We hope, as long as the good Lord allows us, to continue camping as much as possible over the years, and at some point when the kids are out of the house, pick up and do it full time or at least a couple months at a time! Thanks for starting this thread! Everyone have a great day!


2007 Damon Challenger 376 Motorhome


Posted By: rtses on 05/19/04 08:25am

Dean at a two-year college. Have two daughters ages 2 and 10, so a long, long way till retirement!!


Posted By: playinatlife on 05/19/04 10:49am

I was a hospital lab tech until the age of 33 when I went back to school and earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree. I now am a pharmacist in a teaching hospital. Great thing about my work schedule is I have every other week off. Found I spent too much money with all that time off so now I work a few days a month at a second job. No husband, no kids....hope to retire in 5 years at 55.

Playin'


Playinatlife and lovin' it!

Excited new owner of a 2000 35 ft Winnebago Adventurer


Posted By: Will_Robinson on 05/19/04 08:28am

I am the Manager of a Project Management Group sepcializing in LAN/WAN infrastructure for a Fortune 500 company. My road partner is a Realtor (Top Producer!). I will be retiring in 24 years unless I win the lottery!!! Ok..maybe early retirement in 20. Yikes. I never thought of it that way and I don't want to. It's depressing!


J & S
2012 Entegra Coach Aspire 40SKT
2012 Mini Cooper S


Posted By: CPAfiver on 05/19/04 09:24am

I am a Certified Public Accountant. Had nothing to do with Enron. Work for a small local CPA firm in Lafayette, LA. Do mostly tax work, some audits and some bookkeeping.

My wife is a sales rep for a gift company based in New York. Her territory covers the southern part of Louisiana.


2006 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 6.0 Power Stroke Lariat FX4
2004 Crossroads Paradise Pointe PF32RL
Reese 16K Kwik-Slide, Garmin Streetpilot 2720(aka "Sunshine")
Yamaha YG4000D


Posted By: mbinohio on 05/19/04 08:39am

I retired on February 20th of this year, I was a retail operations manager for Bridgestone/Firesetone for 30 years, my wife who is still employes is a payroll auditor for the county government. She will retire in a couple of years and then we will become snowbirds.


06 crossroads Paradise Pointe 35sl
04 Ford F-350 6.0 dually crew cab FX-4


Posted By: kaybee on 05/19/04 10:04am

I'm a speech pathologist, dh is a disabled college student trying to decide what to be when he grows up, if he ever is able to work again...


karen
'00 F250 PSD
'04 Springdale 283FWBHL-GL
dh(48), me(48), dd(21), ds(19),
and...ds(7)


Posted By: CA Cowgirl on 05/19/04 10:04am

I work at a construction site in a cute little trailer. My husband is a construction estimator. Have a daughter 10 years old. We are living in our new 5er while our house is being built.


Posted By: medlin_colorado on 05/19/04 08:41am

I am an accountant for CU and also working on my MBA, and my wife is a production scheduler for a major manufacturer. We just got into RVing and have about 15 years until retirement. YUK!


Steve
Wife Karen and 2 dogs - Buddy (Brittany spaniel) and Doc (long-haired Daschund)
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD - Dmax/Allison
2004 Cardinal 29WBLE
Western Horizon Resorts member
Our Photos


Posted By: sharrlan on 05/19/04 09:38am

Home daycare provider for 21 years. 8 kids, 8wks to 13 years. Now you see why I need weekends away. Hubby's into sales.


Posted By: Racer1 on 05/19/04 09:12am

Finance Professor at a regional university. I also travel some and teach classes for the Certified Financial Planner exam and direct the University's Center for Banking and Finance. It pays the bills and still leaves a fair amount of time free for camping, hunting, fishing, etc. Only 29 more years until retirement!!!!!!!!


Posted By: Capt Skup on 05/19/04 08:14am

Retired from the United States Navy in '98 after twenty years, aircraft gas turbine engine tech. Was a beltway bandit for the gov. in DC for a few years, bored to death. From there to transit agency in the elevator/escalator dept, first as tech, now instructor. Wife on leave from Major Auditing firm for birth of third daughter, first daughter starting college at age 16. Long time before I can fully retire if we ever really do that. Getting ready this weekend to take our new Sunline on our first trip and my first vacation in ten years. Come on clock, I am counting the seconds.

Capt Scup
(got the name from my Pop while he taught me boating skills, could be worse)


Posted By: markandmeg on 05/19/04 08:06am

Great thread topic.

My husband is a Maintenance Pipefitter for General Dynamics, Electric Boat, they build most of our nuclear submarines for the Navy. He has been there for 15 years. Me on the other hand, I am a Secretary at our local hospital. I work in the infection control department, which is a very interesting job. We both look forward to when we are able to retire and we can RV full time.


2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab Z71, Vortex 5800 V8
2003 R-Vision Bantam 22S

1 Hubby - Mark
1 Wife - Me (Meg)
5 Cats - Tigger,Smokey,Tucker,Mystic and Abner


Posted By: campingwithlobo on 05/19/04 08:07am

A small business owner, and a 12th grade English teacher.


The Piña Family of 4
2000 F250 SD/SC PSD 7.3L Superchip 6sp manual
2006 T301BHD Forest River Sandpiper
Honda E2000i, DISH 500
1 wolfdog (Sierra)
1 Calico Cat (Tie-Dye)1 Tortoiseshell (Atumn)
http://www.freewebs.com/campingwithlobo



Posted By: kfeatherston on 05/19/04 11:03am

I am 23 and my husband is 24. I have been a Paramedic for 3 years and my husband has been working for the city we live in for 5 years in Maintenance. We both have ???? too many years to count till retirement. But until then weekend camping at the lake will be just fine!!!


Adam and Karin
Abby(Border Collie)
2003 F250 6.0L PSD 4x4 6spd
2004 Challenger 32TKB
Camping and Loving It!!!



Posted By: RVER on 05/19/04 01:22pm

I am a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and partner is an RN and marketing director of a medical supply company.
Hope to retire in 4 years and travel around when and where we want but come home to roost.
Hope when we get to the retirement age we will still be able to move. Each day I am feeling my age in my bones.
I am also a Justice of the Peace and Notary Public.


Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Duramax engine and Allison transmission
2002 Sunnybrook 34BWTS with lots of goodies
Pullrite Superglide Hitch, Prodigy brake controller
S and S Co-Travelers and along for the ride is Ketzel the wonder cat.


Posted By: Diesel D on 05/19/04 02:32pm

I've been doing electrical work for about 40 yrs. (Local 196 IBEW) We'll be retired next year at this time. Wife works for a school district as a secretary.Oh yes the dogs retireing to. If I ain't made it by now I never will.


2001 Silverado LT/ Duramax/Allison
Montana 3655FL w/ Trail Air/16K SuperGlide
Amsoil front to rear


Posted By: 2oldman on 05/19/04 03:15pm

How did this topic end up in Fifth-wheels, and why is it staying here???


"If I'm wearing long pants, I'm too far north" - 2oldman


Posted By: wazone on 05/19/04 03:46pm

Currently retired for the past 9 1/2 years, prior to that spent 35 years in commercial banking --retirement is better. Started motorhoming in 1971.


Posted By: bigdodgeram on 05/19/04 06:38pm

Post office maintenance with 32 years and 6 more to retirement. Wife also post office maintenance 20 years and 10 more to retirement. We get out as often as we can.


95,Dodge RAM 2500 Club Cab, Red, SLT Laramie 2WD, 5.9 V-8, 46RH Trany. 5th Wheel Hitch & Tailgate. Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller. 1998 Fleetwood 28' Wilderness 5th wheel, 2 legged hitch support.
lovely wife, & Molly & Cassie our black & yellow labs.



Posted By: RVman3252 on 05/20/04 06:35am

I seem to start small companies, then sell them. Presently own a paving company and 25% of a development company, and we also own a Food Concession business. My wife is a RN at the local hospital.

RVman


RVman3252
3252Px3 KZ Sportsmen Limited Triple Slide Fifth Wheel
Dodge Ram HD2500 V-10 Quad Cab 4x4 w/ PullRite Super 5th

Good Sam Life Member



Posted By: w4phj on 05/19/04 01:29pm

Wife is a Domestic Engineer

I provide technical support for turbine generator inspections/repairs/modifications in utility power plants.

We have enjoyed RVing for 3 years now and have been in all the lower 48 and 4 in Canada.


2005 Bounder 37U Cat C7 Engine
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4X4
ARRL Extra Class Volunteer Examiner
FAA A&P License


1969 Plymouth Road Runner




Posted By: Frank in CO on 05/19/04 02:07pm

I am a Civil Engineer. I try to smooth out the roads you guys drive on.

The Mrs. has a BS, and MBA and still says it wasn't enough training for her job - Mom! She also works part time for a financial planner.


Frank in CO
2000 KZ Sportsmen 2205QSS
2002 F350 4X4 Crew Cab


Posted By: mike3500 on 05/19/04 01:44pm

I am a financial advisor for a brokerage firm and my lovely wife is a Human Resource Manager for a "big handled Insurance company." I am 43 and want to retire at 55, But! Garrett is 4 and will start to attend college that year and his sister is 2 years behind him. Uggh. Hope the college savings account grows or i will be working until 61.
Hey, iam not complaining. i have agreat life hear in the foothills of CA.

Mike


Mike, Jojo, Garrett 6, and Julin 4
04 SO Dodge CTD 2500 Quad Cab
05 Wildcat bh


Posted By: rkelly on 05/19/04 07:04pm

Semi truck salesman-wife does the books.


1999 F-250 4x4- LARIAT-7.3 POWER STROKE- Automatic-Crew Cab 30,000 original miles
16K 4 Way Husky Slider
2004 AMERI-CAMP F300BHS




Bob,Dee Dee, Jordan & Erin




Posted By: LT123 on 05/19/04 11:32am

Retired from otr driving


[green] Larry :C [red] 2000 Ford PSD :B [blue]:B :B :B 2002 Jayco281 RLS :)

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Posted By: Dougie on 05/19/04 12:54pm

I am currently receiving a small retirement from Union Carbide Corp. for 15 years as a millwright, and in 4 years I will get 28 years from Teacher retirement as a Computer Tech for our school system. The wife will retire in 4 years with 30 years from Teacher retirement as a para professional in Alternative Education.
We are looking forward to the day we can leave home on a trip and not have a deadline to be back home. We arent planning on fulltiming, as we also like the security of having a home base.
Dougie


Doug
Roseanna
and "Pooh" the Yorkiepoo



2003 Dodge SLT, Quad Cab, Cummins, 5 speed, DRW, Timberline Green Pearl Coat, 15k hitch, Westin step rails, Voyager brake control.

1996 Sportsmaster, 27',278F, superslide


Posted By: res08hao on 05/19/04 07:34pm

Construction Inspector for the City of Los Angeles. Great job. Retire at end of 06, wife this year.

I am acutely aware of time passing.


over the hill and enjoying the view
diesel pickup and 5th wheel trailer.


Posted By: ForeverYoung on 05/19/04 12:52pm

Wife and I both retired as of December 2003. I was facilities manager for an agricultural school with 42 years of service. The school was operated under local county then went state. My wife retired from the local community collage in the recruitment/outreach service area. Both of us are very happy to be "on our own" so we can go camping when and where the wind blows us. Now a days, at the current rate of deisel, we are not going too far. Planning a trip to NS, NF and the like.


A 2003 Jayco Designer RLS 33.
"Just can't wait to get on the road again"
Dodge Ram '99 Deisel dually, Banks system pkg, 16K hitch,5er tailgate


Posted By: TV Guy on 05/19/04 05:26pm

Television lighting director, WETA-TV, Washington.
Soon to be X-TV Guy. After 39+ years - Enough is enough.
Will do some free-lance work and a lot of traveling after retirement. Would like to try full-timing but my wife is reluctant to leave the kids, grandkids, church and friends.


TVGuy
GMC 3500 SLT - D/A
2013 Cedar Creek 34RLSA


Posted By: PapawFor2 on 05/20/04 06:15pm

I sell for a major automotive aftermarket parts manufacturer. Hoping, planning, and praying to hang up my spurs in 7 years. The joy of my life sells real estate and mortgages and will wrap it up who knows when.





Posted By: DonS on 05/19/04 11:33pm

Retired since March 2nd. Last 12 years I was a business owner. Previously I was a Program Manager for several large electonic companies.


2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral 33SFS
2008 Chevrolet HHR 2LT



Posted By: Spyglass on 05/19/04 07:26pm

I'm an independant architect who morphed into a development consultant for Native Amercan Tribes. I'm currently developing a hospital for one of the Apache tribes. My wife is a realtor.

Hey Dukecity426. One of my ventures a dozen years ago was to put together a group of guys that bought a railroad that you might visit every once and a while ... the one that interchanges with BNSF at Lamy.


2002 F250, 7.3 CC
2000 Alpenlite Spyglass


Posted By: old40ford on 05/19/04 04:41pm

I'm retired from a 30 year career in auto body repair, including the last 16years of it teaching at a local high school. I now run a local RV center's service department among other things. It is a nice feeling not having to work.


Just the wife and me and two camping doxies
2000 F-350 CC, Lariat, 7.3 PSD, DRW
2004 Wilderness AX6 365BSQS
1940 Ford 1/2 ton pickup, nice truck, not much pulling a 5th wheel though.
1923 Model T touring car, Sunday go to meeting vehicle.
1926 Model T fordor, cold weather car
1956 T Bird, the car I've waited for most of my life


Posted By: Scratch & Goose on 05/19/04 08:37pm

USN retired 22.5 years, 3 years till 2nd retirement with a aircraft service company.......
Wife a accountant for the county gov......
don't know what we will do after the second retirement??????
We use Fallon Nevada as our base camp (high desert).
Cajun Team
Scratch & Goose


Full timing - Sept. '05
2006 Itasca Meridian 39K
350 Cat
Toad 2002 Suzuki XL7
Ready Brut tow/brake system


Posted By: Gooselover on 05/19/04 03:34pm

I work as a Customer Service Manager for a major credit card company, and Charlie works for a major oil company as a shift foreman.


Charlie & Jeri
2013 Keystone Cougar 327RES
2013 Dodge Ram 3500 EC


Posted By: Rhonda on 05/19/04 04:14pm

I'm an RN and work in home health. My husband is a welder/electrician in a large construction company that does work at major electric plants.


Rhonda

Enjoying life with my wonderful husband Allyn,
Our 2003 Newmar Mountain Aire Motorhome,
& various other assortment of wheels


Our Life On Wheels


Posted By: GHOST1750 on 05/20/04 08:04am

Educator, taught Jr. and Hi. school for a number of years. For the past 21 years I have owned The Delta School of Driving. Not retired yet but getting there. I think.


Just Don and a Chiuahua called Dulce
2003 39' Tradewinds LE
2002 Cavalier tow
Korean Veteran, USAF
FMCA F357981
CC4C
GOOD SAM

Life is a journey, not a destination !


Posted By: Bullseye54 on 05/19/04 02:57pm

Fire Dept driver engineer,start 29th year next month.Could have left at 20 years,but wife threatened bodily harm if I retired without her.Besides I still love my job.Wife is a teacher,27 years.


Bob & Laura
2002 GMC 3500 SLE D/A CC LB DRW
2004 Cardinal 29RK 5'er


Posted By: FAT HOSS on 05/19/04 07:59pm

I am a ranch manager for a University of California Beef & Range Field Station. 26 years to go and loving every second of it.


00 Ford F-350 4x4 Powerstroke diesel, 6 speed manual.
22' Yukon Wilderness fiver
Visit my camping website http://www.weekendgetaway.irv2.com
NASCAR: Go Ward Burton! #0 HASS Racing


Posted By: DEZELDAD on 05/20/04 10:43am

I am a financial analyst for an aircraft engine manufactuer. My wife works part time as an analyst for a local steel manufacturer.


Posted By: kkiger on 05/20/04 07:57am

principal, middle school, soon to be hiring manager for local school distrct. need a job?


Heather, Savannah, Kevin Jr., and me
2008 Itasca 35J
2008 Jeep Rubicon in tow



Posted By: PhilipG on 05/19/04 01:10pm

I am a Licensed Vocational Nurse. wife is RN We both work for a Company that makes ambulatory infusion pumps. we do the Inservices for clinical staff. We are contract so not full time but work six to eight months a year. Expect to do it until they fire me or bury me. I am 56, wife is 50. Did five years full time and now travel for both work and pleasure out of Galveston. Best of all worlds. PG


1997 F250 HD/PSD 19.5" Rickson wheels and Michelin XZE tires. Air bags add a leaf, Rancho shocks. Lance 2003 1030
2007 Vespa GTSie 250



Posted By: booten on 05/20/04 02:58pm

My husband sit in a crane all day unloading junk cars, I work in a window company.


Roger & Ruth
Stitch the Yorkie
Sissy the Yorkie
It's not just camping, It's a lifestyle!

2012 Harley Street Glide Ember Red Sunglo his
2012 Harley Street Glide Big Blue Pearl her's


Posted By: sfd301 on 05/20/04 09:13am

Professional firefighter/paramedic in moderate size town in update NY. The wife is department manager for a local Gastro office. Both under 40, her more so.

4 kids


2003 Silverado Ext. Cab w/ tow package
2004 Mallard 33Z
Honda EU2000i x 2
Reese WD/Friction Sway Control
Prodigy
Retraxx Tonneau Cover/Line-X Bed Liner
KC2NMX
Firefighter/Paramedic
IAFF



Posted By: Stagecoach on 05/19/04 07:56pm

Retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years and now working as a Lotus Notes Developer for UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Beth is a RN working for Tomball Independent School District (School Nurse). We are both working on Teachers Pensions.


Dave & Beth
2003 F-350 PSD CC 4.10 DRW 6.0L , Prodigy
2004 Mobile Suites 36 RE3 #1188
2004 PartiKraft Admiral PKA240 RE-4 Gate
2005 Lance 915
2007 Jeep Wrangler (Sahara) 2-Door Soft Top
My Blog


Posted By: MichaelC on 05/19/04 12:53pm

Retired four years from 45 years as a dairyman. We had our own processing plant, and delivered milk door to door. In 45 years only one real vacation, so we are really enjoying this rv thing. I would love to full time, but the grandkids are too hard to leave. Travel six months year.


2008 Ford F-450 King Ranch
2000 SE102 Snowbird 34+2



Posted By: HitchhikerII on 05/20/04 03:03pm

Retired in 1981, after spending 20 years as an officer in the US Army Field Artillery.
Spent 6 years in Germany, one year each in Vietnam and Korea.
Retired from my second career at Lockheed Martin Aeronautic Systems, in 2002, as a software manager working on software for the F-16, and most recently, the F/A-22. Have been part-timing since July 2002, and never looked back from either retirement.


RonH

2005 Ford F-250 FX4 Crew Cab 6.0l Lariat Turbo Diesel, 60 Gal RDS Diesel tank/toolbox combo
2006 Hitchhiker II 32.5 UKTG 5er - 16K Husky Sliding Hitch
US Army Field Artillery, Retired


Posted By: John R on 05/19/04 09:47pm

Retired from the GM truck plant in Pontiac MI after 31 years.


John


2003 Cardinal 33 TS LX 5th Wheel (by Forest River)
2003 Chevy 2500HD 4X4 Crew Cab, Short Box,
with Duramax & Allison
Line-X Bed Liner
Racor 2 micron pre OEM fuel filter, Frame Mounted, with Heater
16K Pullrite SuperGlide Hitch
Prodigy Electric Brake Controller


Posted By: au_ee on 05/19/04 03:56pm

I'm an electrical engineer by training. I am a Project Team Lead at Marshall Space Flight Center. My wife is a substitute math teacher.


Steve & Beth
2002 F250 Lariet Crewcab PSD 4x2
Non-towing: 20 mpg Towing: 14.5 mpg
1996 Sunnybrook 27RKF
Garmin Streetpilot 2610
Our Home Page




Posted By: mkflynn on 05/19/04 03:32pm

Retired Mental Health Social Worker for 35 years. Escaped while I still had mine! Since 11/30/00. Bought TT in March 2001. I'd retire again if I could. Was the right decision at the right time. First grandchild 2month old tomorrow.

Life is Good,
Mike Flynn


99 GMC Yukon SLT 5.7, 3.73 gears, 4WD
01 Coachmen 249QB Catalina Lite 25ft
Quality S W/D hitch
Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller



Posted By: thay on 05/19/04 07:43pm

I am just a firefighter---i am sure you are wondering how i afford a new camper and new truck--dont worry--i am wondering the same thing. Happy Camping


2003 FORD F250 Crewcab 4X4
2007 34SBH Challenger
Firefighter for 27 years (3 years to go and counting)


Posted By: was_butnotnow on 05/19/04 04:50pm

Retired at 56 after 33 years at Qwest Comm. Did all types of inside central office work with high speed ckts. Now play at keeping a web site for RV Travel Adventures and Journals.


Sharing Travel Journals and Adventures Hitchitch.com


Posted By: TENNCamper on 05/20/04 04:23pm

Architect, working as Director of Project Management over state higher ed facilities. She quit her VP job at PR firm to stay home and raise two boys. Best career move ever.


Posted By: DrTanTodd on 05/20/04 11:46am

Todd - Works in mental health

Dawn - RN


Todd and Dawn
Maddy and Nugget the Cats
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel
2015 Jayco Pinnacle 31 RETS



Posted By: JerryPeck on 05/19/04 07:49pm

Private Building Inspector.

Wife retires in 4 years, me - I have to work forever, so I will just "semi-retire" then.

Working toward paying almost everything off in 5 years (including the house, but excluding the camper). Were on schedule, but the new truck is for 6 years, dang!

Also aware of the months as that light at the end of the 'there is retirement' tunnel gets closer and closer. Just hope it is not a freight train headed our way.


Posted By: Jeff4au on 05/19/04 06:33pm

I am a Regional Operations Director for a Finance company. The wife is an Administrative asst. for a lumber company. We have a six week old Daughter after trying for 7 years. Got about 25 more to retire unless I win the lottery..........


2001 F250 V10 4x4 CC Lariat 3.73
2003 Keystone Challenger 32TKB 5er
Honda EU3000, Prodigy, RDS tool/tank combo



Posted By: Barnyard on 05/19/04 07:27pm

Amazing what folks do. US Army from 72-85, Grocerie Manager for a while,then moved to Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands. I am now the owner of a small chain of video stores located on Saipan about 165 miles north of Guam. The island is 9 miles by 12 miles, lived there for 12 years, went crazy, I guess that's why I like RV'ing so much. Travel back and forth maybe three times a year for a few weeks and do the rest via the ole' laptop. I was remarried 8 years ago, and now am the proud Papa of a 5 month old boy named Joshua. I am 50 years old and have two grandchildren. I want to thank God for my wife, son and my life. We all just love to RV, the boy just loves it.


Alas, I have no signature, Sigh
2003 Discovery 38U
2004 Z-71 Suburban
Aventa II, and Blue Ox Base Plates
Brake Buddy



Posted By: Rollin' Horn on 05/20/04 07:04pm

My wife and I both retired from The University of Texas at Austin I was Associate Vice President and Business Manager (33 years) and she was a Human Resources Associate (20 years) in the General Libraries Office.

Now we roam the country. In the fall, we join the Rolling Horns to see the away games of the Longhorn Football team.

We also see home games for women's basketball, men's baseball and women's fast pitch softball.

We are having a geat time in our retirement. Hope all of you are too!


Posted By: bvail on 05/19/04 07:06pm

Police sergeant, wife is self employed contractor providing care for a handicapped individual.


1997 Fleetwood Bounder
2008 Harley FLHTCUI anniversary edition
Kipor KGE3000Tc



Posted By: Seedy on 05/20/04 02:24pm

I own a business that I am trying to sell.
My wife is a retired nursing professor.
We hope to do a lot of traveling



F336202 Ontario Overlanders
Lead me not into temptation ---
I can find the way myself.


83 Pace Arrow V29 - P30 454 Chevy
95 Jeep "Rio Grande" Toad


Posted By: franky14 on 05/19/04 12:58pm

Police Officer in Maryland 19 more years until I retire! By then gas will be $10.00 per gallon! We will look back at the $2.00 a gallon now and talk about how cheap that used to be!


Posted By: VtRV on 05/19/04 12:45pm

I'm a Police Sergeant with 20 years service, and a Vol. Firefighter for past 18+ years. My wife is a Main Frame Computer Tech.. I'll think about retirement in another 10 to 15 years if I'm lucky! In the mean time looking for a lot of OT to pay for new 5er...


02 Chevy 2500HD CC SB 4x4 D/A
04 Mountaineer 318BHS
Husky 16K Slider
97 Jeep Wrangler TJ



Posted By: smokeyjo on 05/20/04 05:07am

Retired From Air Force as a firefighter. Currently Vice-President of a Safety and Environmental consulting firm.


Smokey & Pam
04 Teton 39' Grand Frontier
03 Peterbilt 385
92 Jeep Wrangler YJ


Posted By: Ronnie W. McCormack on 05/20/04 06:38am

I'm a Blackhawk helicopter crewchief for the Army. 3years, 9 months and 12 days to retirement, 20 is enough. :-) The 06 element (my wife) and I have been camping in tents for 12 years, we're got tired of it. Her parents gave us their 94 Kit companion in december and we've been 5'ing almost every weekend that I am not out "flying with the boys" as she says. Can't wait to retire and see more of this great country that I have spent the last 16 years defending.


Ronnie W. McCormack
SGT, US Army
2003 F-250, Crew Cab, XLT, 6.0 Liter, V-8 Powerstroke Turbo Diesel with a 5-Speed automatic transmission and a 3.73 limited slip rear differential, Pullright Superglide 16K Autoslider, Prodigy brake controller

1994 Kit Cordova 29 Foot, 29VF, Fifth Wheel


Posted By: Fry on 05/19/04 11:21am

I am a plastics engineer running a custom molding facility and do prototyping on new tooling we build. The wife is a office manager for a local liquor store chain and we are only three years from being full timers when the last kid gets out of school. Purdue has made money from me since I went and when the last kid is out they will have to find someone else to pay for the new football and basketball buildings.

Bucket of Frys


2004 Open Road 357 RLDS
B&W Turn Over Ball
Colibert 205B Goose Neck Adapter
3500 GMC Crew Cab 4X4 Duramax Allison
Open Road Owners Club Member


Posted By: pld33270 on 05/20/04 02:29pm

I (41) am an engineering technican, and my wife (?) is an HR analysis. We have a six year old daughter. My wife, I am should will retire, not sure what the company name will be after it goes through a couple more mergers. I will most likely will not retire. I have worked for several different companies and am currently a contract employee with little benefits. I think I will just quit some day, sell the home, and hit the run while I still have good health. I hope the good Lord will see us through to our retirement years so we can travel and see the great USA.


Lee, Wife, Daughter & 1 Basenjis & 1 Rat Terrier
2003 F250 PSD SC 4X4 FX4 (Found On the Road Dead one time too many)
Replaced w/ 2008 2500 GMC Serria CrewCab, Duramax, Line-X
2004 305BHS Jayco Eagle 5er
Honda EU2000i

HOME PAGE


Posted By: Timbo25 on 05/19/04 06:53pm

I work for a major oil company offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, work 14 day offsore and have 14 days home to camp. Wife is a house wife...


Timmy & Michele
2003 2500HD Chevy D/A
2010 Fuzion T.E. 2, 405
Pullrite Superglide Hitch
Prodigy Brake


Posted By: wing464 on 05/20/04 02:03pm

Retired from the Air Force (30 yrs) Explosive Ordnance Disposal--now travel full time doing environmental clean-up...Ordnance,explosives, hazardous waste etc...

Nearing 62 and can't seem to give it up....resigning from the company I presently work for and accepted a position with another....a career change at 62---


Posted By: JIMNLIN on 05/19/04 08:00pm

journeyman aircraft toolbuilder 38 yrs retired from the old MDC/NAA/ROCKWELL in TULSA, now Boeing.
Wife 44 yr bookeeper will retire w/i year


"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides


Posted By: kclimber on 05/19/04 08:31pm

My wife and I are both teachers--Hooray for summer vacation!!
10 years 'till retirement.


2003 Silverado 2500HD SB CC D/A
Banks sixgun and speedloader, monster exhaust & brake
2004 Crossroads Silverado 32CK

Life provides you with opportunities
You need to turn them into experiences



Posted By: Diesel/Vette on 05/19/04 12:40pm

GUNSMITH
www.thesightman.com


ANG & JAN BUTRICK
2003 2500HD D/A
04 JAYCO
PULLRITE HITCH
PRODIGY CONTROLLER.
MICHELINS,
CAT FUEL FILTER,
DONALDSON COOLANT FILTER,
ROTOCHOKS, GARMIN 2730,
ACCESS TONNEAU COVER
YAMAHA EF2800i
2 TROJAN T-105'S
PROGRESSIVE DYNAMICS 9260
GOODYEARS W/ AMERICAN EAGLES RIMS


Posted By: AppaloosaCowboyNY on 05/19/04 05:15pm

Proudly but depressingly I am probably the youngest and poorest of all of you have posted. I am 18 years old and going to restart college in the fall at the local community college going for criminal justice. I am hoping to join in the NYPD and working my way to the mounted unit. I went to school from August-December for Equine Business and Management. I discovered that there really isn't money in the hardcore horse business. I took December to May off to decide what I wanted to do. I am working at the barn where my dad keeps the horse. I get paid to do what I love which is riding. But I also shovel and do some major physical work. I am working on becoming a volunteer firemen as well. On another note to my surprise there was only one attonery and one doctor. There are ALOT of business people which I am not surprised of. I have about 60 years till I retire. After I retire I may do some repo or PI work. Heck I should repo on the side of being a cop on horseback.


Current Rides:
1988Leopard Appaloosa16.21/2h Gelding

1999ToyotaCamryLEV6-Pic coming soon


Posted By: papatrq on 05/19/04 05:32pm

Semi-retired from farming. My wife and I own another business but we are gradually turning it over to our Daughter and son-in-law. Then they can support us for a while. We plan on retiring Sept. 2006 and fulltiming till we can't go no more.


Papa & Mamie
2001 F250 CC SWB 7.3 4R100 Auto 3:73, Air-Lift, 24,000 lb. Tranny Cooler, Cobra C.B.
Prowler Regal AX6 4 slide 365 FLTS



"Success is not the result of fairness, but the product of excellence"



Posted By: Cookie Monster on 05/19/04 11:36am

I operate an in-home licensed child care facility and have been doing that for over 20 years. My husband is the facilities manager for our local hospital. Retirement is creeping closer although realistically we have about 15 years left (Don't tell him, he wouldn't like the sound of that!!!)


Cookie Monster
2009 Jayco HD 36MS


Posted By: Karen 'n Tom on 05/20/04 05:55pm

Tom is a retired machine technician for a GM plant (44years worth). I work for a national school picture company, sometimes photographing, mostly office work, data and graphics. I'm envious of hubby's retirement, but still have a couple years to go. We will be doing more long-term camping now however, my work is very seasonal so we will get to spend a month or so in Florida again next late winter, and spend time in Northern and Upper Michigan this summer.

Great Topic!


Karen 'n Tom
2007 GMC Sierra HD2500, extended cab, 6000 v8
2008 Cardinal LE 30RK



Posted By: Asicit on 05/20/04 10:14am

Depends on which job you are asking about. 1.Probation officer 2. Independant contractor offering services to local gov't and school districts in cognitive restructuring skills for adults and juveniles. 3. Local newspaper delivery service- Yea thats right you read it right. I am a newspaper boy, you got a problem with that!!!!! . The perfect buisness that offers a tax shelter for a tow vehicle. "Ye who dies with the most toys wins" My wife is an accountant and beautician (future kampwork) and we do this raising 3 children who all participate in extra curricular activities. The best investment you can make is time spent with your family.


2003 F350 King Ranch CC 6.0 PSD 4x4
"If your only tool is a hammer everything becomes a nail"
2004 Crossroads Cruiser CF28bh
B&W Turnover ball w/companion




Posted By: Greyhawk on 05/20/04 12:01am

Retired at 50 after 28 years as a federal investigator. (Like Indy Jones said "it isn't the age, its the mileage." Then 7 years of Private Eye stuff (I assure you, its not like in the movies). Initially did the PI work several weeks a month. Now I am down to several days a month. Hard to completely let go of something that you enjoy. On the other hand, you have to be realistic regarding how much sand is left in the old hourglass. I feel like a kid in an old guys body. So much to do, so little time! Prioritization has become a big factor. Don't waste time doing things that won't mean anything to you when your number comes up. Plan your life, just don't react to life! (I'm starting to sound like a motivational speaker. Do something for the fun of it and SMILE.


Posted By: Budski on 05/19/04 11:43pm

Audio Video engineer.... Work for a major manufacture of broadcast equipmnet, my speciality is video servers, HDTV, and editors. OHHH ya I also used to have a Mobile Electronics bizz..


2004 GMC 2500HD 4X4 SLT S/B D/A
2005 WW LE3105 (Loaded) W/Pullrite Hitch


Posted By: mwallace on 05/19/04 10:12pm

IT Manager/Credit Manager for a lumber company. Also a Captain on a local dive SAR team. Karen works for Adtran.

Mike


Mike Wallace
Huntsville, Al
'04 2500HD D/A '95 Prowler 25 5G


Posted By: Navy camper on 05/19/04 03:37pm

Retired from U.S. Navy (cryptology) after 20 years in 1984. Since then have worked for Raytheon (Industrial Security), the State of Florida (Juvenile Justice System), the Girl Scouts (resident ranger on 150 acre lakefront camp), and for the last 10 1/2 years, a two-year state technical college. A few more years and I'll retire again! My wife is Clinical Services Manager for a domestic abuse agency covering 1/2 dozen counties.


Dave & Laura Reid, USN (Retired)
GS Life Members
Elsa the long-haired Dachshund
02 GMC 3500 Crewcab Dually Duramax
03 Keystone Sprinter HP 305FWRKS

Laura's camping kitchen!



Posted By: Campinghoss@51 on 05/19/04 06:17pm

I am a production manager/safety manager for a flavor, fragrance and nutraceutical extraction facility. Been there 27 years. May retire in 4 more years but that depends on the stock market. Better half is office manager for a branch of NCSU. We are fortuante to have a lot of time off and we travel a bit.


Camping Hoss
2004 F-250 PS
2002 SB 5'er
Lucky & Lucie



Posted By: NWDiesel on 05/19/04 08:30pm

I'm a forester and mama is an RN. I work in the woods all day and when we go on vacation I play in the woods all day


Posted By: colbee on 05/19/04 01:25pm

Fire Captain for City, looking to retire sometime this year after 30 years -- not sure I won't miss the guys and the job too much but look forward to not having a deadline to come home to.

Wife of 34 years was a stay at home mom with our three kids till youngest was 13, then went to work as Executive Secretary, returned to the home front in '96. She now works as a grandma as we have six grandchildren aged 5 years and under. (Just when she thought her work was done and our youngest hasn't even started his family yet)

Oldest son is a police officer, daughter-in-law is stay at home mom, son-in-law installs and repairs top drives for oil rigs, daughter is stay at home mom, youngest son is a fire fighter, future daughter-in-law is at university taking criminoloy.


Mel & Barb
'02 F350 PSD Crewcab SD Lariat Short Box
'97, 27.5' Travelaire



Posted By: Dickheller on 05/20/04 04:38pm

I am a retired Firehighter and heavy equiptment operator. When I retired I fired my wife if I am not working neither is she.


2002 GMC Duramax/allison CC 8' box
2004 Titanium 32E37DS
Enjoy camping, auto races and retirement


Posted By: macdavis on 05/19/04 06:39pm

Quote:

I was just qurious about this. After all it's not cheap to have the equipment we have. ( new 5er and new TV )

I am a truck driver ( I haul chevy crewcabs up here in flint mi.) and an on call firefighter and the wife is A school teacher but has been on maternity leave for the past year.

Of course Im sure alot af you are retierd but we would still like to know what you retiered from.

thanks.

I'm usually pretty good at tests, but this one has me stumped!
I have no idea what everyone does for a living

I work at home doing web pages, my wife is an Operations Manager at an adult day health care facility..


Mac Davis - Clovis, California
99 Dodge Ram, Quad Cab, 360/auto/3.55 - 26' 2003 Tahoe 26GT Travel Trailer



Posted By: PAPA JOE on 05/19/04 07:31pm

I am an electrician (local union #25 IBEW) for 35 years. One year to go till retirement. Wife was X ray teck retired 30 years ago to be full time mom. Joe


Posted By: bfast54 on 05/20/04 04:37pm

Bigfoot216;

Firefighter, with only 21 year's under my belt, and on - off day's , work at High end Hotel, right on the Grand Traverse Bay---Ain't life sweet!!!


2000 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Powerstroke,Dually.C.C.,.The Tow Monster
2000 Cardinal 27RK LX
Prodigy Brake Controller
Honda EU3000is Generator
Raytek ,,Garmin 1300 /GPS
Doran Pressure Pro
VU Qube Satelite
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Posted By: kvegas on 05/20/04 01:45pm

This is one of the most interesting threads I have seen lately. Sr. Data Network Engineer for a major health insurance company. The wife is an RN in one of the local hospital's operating rooms.


2003 Ford F-250 7.3L PS, Crewcab, 4x4, FX4 Package, Line-X, Fold-A-Cover
2003 Coachmen Chaparral 281BHS
Resse 15K Kwik Slide



Posted By: Maryecco on 05/19/04 07:19pm

I work for the USPS as a Cutomer Service Supervisor. The Hubby also works for the USPS as a mailhandler.

Recently purchased my 1st 5vr and getting impatient for vacation in June.

LAJ


LAJ & LCJ
2002 F350 4WD Dually V10 3.73
2002 5vr Wildcat 29RLKS RBW 15K hitch


Posted By: Cactus Carlos & Wild West Debi on 05/19/04 06:46pm

bigfoot216, my signature explains it all.
We appreciate you truckers that bring to us the goods and products that we need. You are a vital part of this great nation, thanks.Take care of your growing family.


Cactus Carlos & Wild West Debi(Beautiful Redhead wife)
2003 National Splash. TV 2001 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 Silverado LS


Posted By: Outthere on 05/19/04 07:11pm

Retired as a State Parole Officer in 1999 after 29 years. Back to work now as safety officer in a school for violent kids. That's how I afford my toys and my joys. My better half taught school for ten years then quit to be home with our two kids. She has ran a day care center for the past 24yrs but her biggest challenge has been putting up with me for 33yrs.

* This post was edited 07/27/04 07:10pm by Outthere *


Posted By: Sweet Ole Bob on 05/19/04 12:17pm

Gigilo, and Male Stripper.


SOB

Eat Healthy, Live well, Die Anyway!


Posted By: socalrvers on 05/20/04 05:06pm

Currently: Information Services Director for a Government Contractor
Past: Army & CDC
Wife: God Bless her, stat at home Mom and Home School Teacher of Two
Retirement Estimate: 15+years

Great Thread very interesting and glad to know there are not allot of Lawyers out the driving around RV’S..lol Just kidding.


Dreaming of Full-Time RVing? It's time t........er details! This Guide gets you started.


Hey check out this new Travel Trailers p........groups.yahoo.com/group/traveltrailers/



Posted By: tzeigle on 05/19/04 05:59pm

Chief Deputy
Sawyer County Sheriff Dept.
Hayward, wi


Posted By: tevans226 on 05/19/04 08:28pm

Me and wife are both Police Officers for another 10 years....if we make it!


Thin Blue Swine BBQ Competition Cooking Team
1997 Chevrolet Silverado Z71
2013 Surveyor Sport 240
2014 Stumps "Stumpster" cooking pit
2013 Traeger "070 Elite" Pellet cooker


Posted By: Cheerdad on 05/19/04 02:24pm

Hey you 5ers are a good lot... Thank you for letting me visit without shots over the bow...excuse my bumming around to see what the upscale 5ers do... I am here from Oz, here from #2 class of MH A-a gasser, formerly an owner of a 32' 5er....family expanded, truck and 5er didnt, ended up trading in 5er (kept truck) on a new MH...Good days and bad days on that choice.....Nice posts, interesting to see what everyone does....I am a father of 4, husband of one and they pay me to be a regional manager for an insurance services company, responsible for 4 states... but not so bad, been doing this kind of work for 24 years (age45)....my wife works at home as a personal trainer out of a garage studio. We live NE of Dallas in the country ,raise kids (seemingly mostly) I do not have any preconceived notions of early retirement, my work is very flexible mostly, and I can take the family when I travel, esp. in the summer....so, in sorts, we have many blessings in that aspect....I see myself "retired" when they are hooking the trailer hitch to my coffin and driving away for my dirt nap....Let's all keep having fun, smelling the roses, and each day is a good day that we are alive and healthy...with an eye on RVing!!


Posted By: PureDrifting on 05/19/04 09:17pm

Hey TV Guy:

Finally, a television/film compatriot. I don't think that there are too many entertainment people who "rough it" in these really badly accomodated 5ers (sarcasm). My 5er is nicer than my house, better decorated and newer. I pick it up on Saturday.

I actually am partly buying my two Honda EU2000i over a built-in so I can run lights for exteriors. Heck, with their crystal control, I can even run a couple fo HMIs with no flicker, awesome generators.

All the best,

Dan


Posted By: pastorbillv on 05/19/04 11:26am

You can probably guess my forum handle!

Actually, I'm not a full-time pastor yet. I've got 25 years as a Manager in Software R&D at Hewlett-Packard. In 1998 I went and got my master's degree in divinity so I could get ordained and go full-time pastoring. We just started our church 16 months ago and I'll probably be able to leave HP in about a year.

I got attracted to RV'ing as a complete and relaxing "get away" from working two full-time jobs! A pastor's phone never stops ringing!

Bill
http://www.gracebible.org/


2004 Bigfoot 29G



Posted By: Idaho Hawkeye on 05/19/04 05:21pm

Work at Boise State University (GO BRONCOS!) most of the year but own a small business in Stanley, ID where I can play in the summer. Love it but still need Boise State to pay those bills!! :-(


2004 F250 psd
2001 Montana 2750


Posted By: GNACDAK on 05/20/04 05:58pm

I am passionate about keeping jobs in the USA.

I am a manufacturing/operations/production consultant with over 25 yrs experience in all aspects of plant operations (staffing, quality, productivity, safety, staffing, plant layout, process mapping, etc).

I have my own company GN Manufacturing Consultants, Inc.

You need me when you Supervisors and Managers are always fighting fires. - On Time issues, waste, cost control, productivity, etc.

My consulting business focuses on production related improvements, Process Engineering, Cycle Time Reduction, Material Flow Analysis, Project Management, Project Justification, Staffing Evaluation, etc. The methods that I use to conduct evaluations and recommend improvements are based on several different comprehensive programs, such as TQM, ISO, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Root Cause Analysis.

I am an Engineer by training....


2001 Mercury Mountaineer
2004 Jayco Qwest 12A


Posted By: biljo99 on 05/20/04 08:21am

There weren't enough hours in the day for me to work and enjoy the RVing life so I had to give up something. So after taking a vote and beating myself up over this dilema I was in, the quit working finally won.


2014 Ford F450 King Ranch CC PSD LB DRW 4.30 Moonroof 6.7 auto
Navigation Sirius/XM sony radio
Air bag suspension with tank and monitor
Transfer Flow 75 Gallon tank with Monitor
Reese 25K hitch/goose hitch
2009 Elite Suite 36RSSB3/4 #5008



Posted By: cindik on 05/19/04 07:18pm

Hubby is a service manager at a large Dodge dealership. I am a RN at a outpatient surgery center. We both have about 15 years before we retire. As for now, we camp every chance we get.


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Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/20/04 09:07am

WoW I had no Idea I would get this many replies!


Posted By: buck fever on 05/19/04 05:32pm

Lineman for So Calif Edison 27 years great job and great people to work with just cant wait to retire in 5 more years


Posted By: UDdriver on 05/20/04 08:08am

I'm a Realtor here in Saginaw, MI. Partner is a Pharmacist at the local hospital..... Both 40 and under....


1995 Nissan UD Sleeper Cab
pulling double rig
04 37' Open Road 5th
66 Scotty used as Mother-inlaw quarters
or double jetski trailer

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Posted By: Hook&Go on 05/19/04 10:53pm

1st retired USAF 1993, since worked Pawn Shops, Heavy equipment rental, and now building maintenance at a medical office building. Wife is a training tech at BAMC (Brooks Army Medical Center) In the process of retiring. I'm waiting for her to retire and we're out of here.


Joe & Debbie Speer
USAF Retired
2006 Winnebago Outlook WF332G
2001 Chevrolet Tracker (TOAD)



Posted By: OzarkPreacher on 05/19/04 11:43am

sold my auto repair business a couple of years ago.I now concentrate on full time ministry as associate pastor of my church as well as serving on one of the state minstry boards in Arkansas.

I raise a few dogs to help supplement our income and to pay for our play things,TV,Boat,5er,etc.

Wife is a claims specialist in workers comp. claims for worlds largest retailer.Yep,she's the one that puts survellience on folks and drags them into court for fraud when she catches the dishonest ones.


Posted By: jacandjer on 05/19/04 05:12pm

Retired Air Force. Currently a Contract Computer Programmer at Honeywell Aerospace in Tempe, AZ. Hoping to really retire in a couple more years!!


jacandjer
2006 SEABREEZE LX 8341
Workhorse W22
2007 Saturn Ion (toad)


Posted By: Hide Pounder on 05/20/04 01:13pm

Sergeant-Deputy Sheriff, 22 years, 4 yrs to go.
Wife is electirical worker.


2000 Ford F-350 V-10 430 gears
Turnover Ball & Companion 5th wheel hitch
2000 Exis 4 horse trailer w/ dressing room sold the 5er
Randy, Debbie kids grown.


Posted By: SDWE96 on 05/19/04 09:46pm

Senior Chemical Operator for a major pharmaceutacal manufacturer.
I make drugs. Retire March 17, 2005.


2004 Silverado extended cab 2500HD DURAMAX/ALLISON 4X4.
2001 Cardinal 5th Wheel


Posted By: BoJav on 05/19/04 11:26am

My lovely wife and I both retired from the Insurance Industry (P&C)after 20 and 34 years respectfully. Having been a golfer most of my working years, I tried to play full time for about a year. Found I didn't love the game all that much, so started selling Real Estate. We have the freedom needed to go which ever way the ole DP is facing at the time. Life is Good!!!!


BOJAV
2003 ALLEGRO PHAETON 40RH
2001 JEEP GC


Posted By: toddnks on 05/19/04 05:08pm

Sys Admin, and sometimes farmer here.

So many years left till retirement that I get tired thinking about it. I am still under 35!


Todd and Becky King With Nathan, Amanda, Adam, Gillian and Hannah
1999 F350 SRW CC Powerstroke/2003 Dutchmen 29Q Sport




Posted By: Rocky7184 on 05/19/04 11:24am

Hey Corky you guys use Morning Pride gear ?????


Posted By: CantCampEnuf on 05/20/04 03:18pm

Recently demoted (is that ever good?) to Sales Engineer from Service Manager for HVAC service company. Least they kept my salary the same!

Be along time before I/we retire, youngest is 18 months and we are hoping to add a bro or sis..soon.. haha.


Bob and Lynn w/6 kids(Girls 22, 17, 13 and 8; Boys 11 and 5)
2011 Jayco Greyhawk 31FS Bunk model Class C

Dogs(Cookie-Yorkie) (Junior-Rat Terrier) (Chester-Golden) RIP 5/17/08

Rallys Attended: 1



Posted By: whshis on 05/19/04 01:46pm

I've been an office manager in a medical office for almost 30 years. My husband is retired from banking.


WHS/HIS


Posted By: jnharley on 05/19/04 11:35am

I am an Executive Secretary and he is retired Navy and currently a curriculum developer, both working for the same command teaching Leadership for the Dept of the Navy. I have a little less than 4 years to retirement. He will retire when I do. Sure would like to win the lottery. We would be gone tomorrow!


2012 Dodge Dually
2012 Nu WA Discover America 355CK


Posted By: dirtroad on 05/20/04 03:01pm

I have been in maintenance for for the last 26 years I currently do HVAC work in a state prison.(As an employee not an inmate)lol


2000 dodge 2500 V 10 long bed
Husky 16K
2004 Fleetwood wilderness 365FLTS 4 slides


Posted By: GMCster on 05/20/04 06:14pm

My wife and I both work for Curries Mfg.We make hollow metal steel doors and frames.She operatres a sheet steel shear,and I am a production lead man in the custom weld dept.Plan on being full timers when we retire,to bad it won't for about another 25 years.We're both still in our thirties,and raising two wonderful kids.One boy and one girl.


Posted By: diceshooter60 on 05/19/04 10:45pm

Teamster (Local 78). Dispatcher and overall babysitter of crew. The Boss is an x-ray tech. Already counting the 9.5-10 years to retirement.
Reminded about how fleeting life is when my brother didn't come home from vacation earlier this year. Decided to do the RV thing now and not wait the 10 years.
First big trip in T-minus 17 days.


Posted By: swan on 05/20/04 03:11pm

I am a retired Woman Marine 20 yrs I am a Asst. Chaplain for the Platte County Sheriffs Department and work mainly in the Detention Center, although I also do spiritual assistance during a crisis. ie, multiple car wrecks, hurricanes, floods, domestic violence, etc etc. I am also an Certified Early Responder in the cases of a disaster or what ever. Then when I have time I take care of my dogs, husband, and house, and like haveing friends over to share in food, because I am a good cook and have the hips to prove it. So I guess I don't do much....just retired so that we can take the 5er out. We are planning on trying to go 1/2 to 3/4 time in three years. Lynn


Cliff & Lynn Martha (both Retired Marines)...Semper Fi Cedar Creek 29LRGBS, Ford F-250 SD 7.8 two Furry kids Gunney and Coriander Decolores:) [purple]If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence you tried. ANON[/purple] [img]http://freesites.cyberosis.net/alderman/DSC00306.JPG height=125 width=125[/img][img]

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Posted By: rjallred on 05/20/04 06:10am

Retired Emergency Physician after 25 years in Utah and Nevada.


rjallred
Jim and Lynne
'04 GMC 3500 Dually 4X4
Duramax 6600/Allison
'06 Teton Homes 36'


Posted By: Scworks on 05/19/04 07:45pm

I own a custom cabinet manufacturing business (SouthernCabinetWorks.com) and a commercial contracting company specializing in tenant build-outs.
My wife is a stay at home mom (Austin - 6(red head) and Jesse - 4)


Jeff & Wanda
Austin(8), Jesse(6)

2003 Dodge 3500 SLT Laramie
2004 Terry Quantum 2952 BS


Posted By: racefantwo on 05/19/04 07:26pm

Hi all. I am an Equipment & Contols Technician at a natural gas compressor station. The main engines are gas turbines driving centrifuagl compressors. Got to keep the gas moving in the pipe.


02 Dodge 3500 4 X 4
04 Sunnybrook 31BWFS


Posted By: grantx5 on 05/20/04 02:48pm

Third shift operator who has to borrow money just to pay attention.

Sorry, couldn't help that one. Spend last 16 years working for Weyerhaeuser Company here in the great NW. Yep, we cut 'em but we also plant 'em (by the millions). Probably work the rest of my life to support our wonderful family unless I can sneak out when the kids aren't looking. My wife Lisa is a mom, enough said, toughest job in the world and she does it with style.

We love to camp every chance we get, love everywhere we go, and enjoy meeting all the new people.

Our family is eternally grateful to those who have made this and still make this possible for us. We all camp in style because someone stood in harm's way to protect our great country.


Jim, Lisa, and the kids
'05 Dodge 2500 Laramie 325/610 CTD 48re
'11 Salem 312QBUD



Posted By: Lanman on 05/19/04 11:14am

Interesting thread. I am / was a network manager for a large law firm. I'm currently disabled due to a stroke I had in Jan 2002. Prior to the stroke I have 20 years experience in computer engineering and networking. I've been working with the Internet long before there was a WEB.

I'm currently trying to renegotiate a new position as a part time project manager for the same law firm. The stroke didn't do too much damage. It mainly slowed my brain down a bit and put some holes in my short term memory. I can't do those all nighters and 40+ hour weekends anymore, but I can still manage and drive projects forward. I think we'll work something out, but I'll go where ever God directs my life. Thankfully, He's in the driver's seat.

My wonderful wife of 12 years is a manager at Children's Hospital of Central California. I can never remember her exact position, but she has four or five departments under her. I know it has something to do with admissions, and in patient registration.

RVing is not exactly cheap, and I often hear that from our friends. Bottom line is it's not much more expensive than building a swimming pool in your backyard and it's been great for our family life. A lot of people I know build a pool in their backyard for family fun. We chose to buy a 5th wheel instead. We have far more family fun traveling in our 5th wheel than we ever would with a swimming pool.

If you believe in building strong relationships with your kids, I don't think there is a better investment. We're getting ready to hit the road for three weeks (maybe four weeks), and I'm looking forward to the time with my boys. We always have a blast.


Dave from Clovis, CA.
KE6WFH

2003 Ford F250 CC Lariat FX-4X4 6.0 PSD
2004 Wilderness Advantage 2952BS Extreme


Posted By: landcruisers on 05/19/04 08:21pm

Two RN's here.

I work in Clinical Information Systems for a large hospital system in the Carolinas doing application implementations, training and support. Formerly was a helicopter flight nurse at same place. Miss the flying sometimes.

Ray works as a Behavorial Health Nurse for a suburban hospital.

We are both fairly new to RVing and are really loving it. It helps to take the "crazy" out of our jobs. Mostly our trips have been to local or regional campgrounds but we're hoping to make our first long distance trip up to Vermont this fall (that is if the oil industry lets us...)

Actually, I'm curious if there are any RN's on here who do RV travel nursing. If so, send me a pvt message or email.


Richard & Ray
Fort Mill, SC


Posted By: Northrider on 05/19/04 09:29pm

Me... Retired as Deputy Warden after 29 years working for Department of Corrections.

Wife.. Still works in the offices of a Kimberly Clark paper mill nearby, she will hang it up in September.

Travel, play some music n do some singing with my Son n Daughter in a band, check us out at Our Bandsite. Love music/golf/hunting/fishing/motorcycles not necessarily in that order!




Peace
Northrider - Kim & Bunny
Rescue Peke - Mocha

04 Forest River All American Sport 36CKSS
04 Ford 250 PSD 6.0 Short Box 4X4
16K Reese Slider


Posted By: Retired Wileys on 05/19/04 07:27pm

Retired and loving it!
DH-Lab tech for chemical company
DW-Elementary school teacher for 37 yrs.


Herschal & Pam Wiley
2003 2500HD Crewcab Chevy
26H 2000 Prowler LS w/slide



Posted By: Glen Y on 05/19/04 04:23pm

Make Steel piping at a large tube plant in indiana local 84911 God bless you all


2005 Dodge 3500 long bed 5.9 ctd
2006 laredo 25rk
Glen & Penny



Posted By: sixtires58 on 05/19/04 05:21pm

I'm a Network Analyst for a mental health agency and my wife is a teacher (molder of young minds).

She also has the patience of a saint.


___________________
Mark & Tina
1995 HR Endeavor LE
FMCA F351514
Studebaker Driver's Club
1996 Jeep GC Toad
1965 Studebaker Cruiser




Posted By: hamilton71801 on 05/19/04 03:38pm

Postmaster


2013 Keystone Hornet 29.5 BHS Fifth Wheel
2001.5 Dodge QC Shortbox 4x4 Auto Cummins
Quadzilla XZT+, Stage 3 Jammer Nozzles, BD J Hook
HTS Trans
Full Gauges
Maxbrake Controller
1978 17' Glastron Carlson (115 Mercury, Hotfoot, completely restored)


Posted By: Kathy B. on 05/19/04 11:33am

Husband and I are both managers at the corporate office of a major insurance company. 8 more years 'til retirement for me, I hope!!


Kathy B. & Hubby
Dodge 3500 V-8 5.7 Hemi 4wd, 4dr long bed dually
Outback 28' FLRS Fifth Wheel
2 kids
2 Poodles


Posted By: WesCana on 05/20/04 02:18pm

Highway Construction Supervisor. Have been in highway construction thru-out British Columbia for 32 years. Couple more to go then I can enjoy retirement.


2003 Ford F350 Lariat PSD SB SuperCab FX4 & 28' Prowler 5th Wheel
'95 Mercury Villager
'66 Mustang
'76 MG Midget



Posted By: tqracn on 05/20/04 06:08pm

I'm a paint and wallpaper contractor.By installing couples' paper for them I have saved more marriages than the Pope!!I plan never to retire! Sick eh? My wife is a retired teacher.We spend 2 months in Vero Beach Fla.

* This post was edited 05/23/04 06:47pm by tqracn *


1996 Fleetwood Southwood 35 foot.Two white Goldens


Posted By: Whistlin'_ Dixie on 05/19/04 03:54pm

I work in surgery at a local hospital, the husband sells flooring, countertops and does remodeling work, the kids well, they work for me! Just kidding!


Mark, Tonya & Kids (Ages 13, 9 and 5)

2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L PSD
2004 300FQS Fleetwood Prowler Regal AX6


Posted By: smarking on 05/19/04 03:40pm

I am a Letter Carrier for the USPS for 35 years now and have only 1 year and 6 days to retirement (but who's counting?) My wife is self employed and has a home office. We are considering full-timing for a while after retirement.


2006 Fleetwood Providence
2007 Silverado 4x4 Toad



Posted By: jxcasey on 05/19/04 08:43pm

This thread is so interesting I finally decided to chime in. I am a retired college professor of music and my wife is a retired high school guidance counselor. After retirement, we moved to Estes Park, Colorado from the West Suburbs of Chicago.


Posted By: MyakkaTT on 05/20/04 11:28am

I am Designer, had been designing Automated Machinery for 18 yrs. Now I am doing Commercial Kitchen Designs, for the last 3 months. My Wife is a Deputy Sheriff..No children...


2007 McKenzie Starwood SL 31 BHD
2006 Dodge Ram 2500, Quad Cab, 4x4, CTD
My Wife: Dawn
Myself: Scott
Our Dog: Our new Fur Kid, Kylee
Our Photos
Trailer Mods

"Quietly Making Noise"



Posted By: TSLinden on 05/19/04 01:00pm

after reading all 15 pages of this thread I'm almost afraid to be the, apparently only Attorney here - or at least the only one willing to admit it

but I am an attorney - technically an Assistant DA but after 10 yrs in this job I'll be starting my own private practice come Jan of 2005.

my wife owns an administration consultant firm and thus is the money behind our new hobby


2004.5 Dodge Ram SLT 3500 LB SRW
Heavy Duty Cummins 600 Turbo Diesel
5.9L HO/4 spd auto/3.73

2005 Cedar Creek 32BHBS Fifth Wheel (Pics Forthcoming)


Posted By: GordonFan on 05/19/04 11:55am

I have been in the Air Force for almost 14 year.I am a Airborne Computer Systems Engineer on a RC-135 at Offutt AFb NE. My wife is a Animal groomer here in Nebraska. We have had a 5ver for almost a year and are headed out for our 10th or 11 trip since we got it last August. Going to Mahoney State Park for the week of Memorial day. Drop a message if your in town sometime. Everyone be safe during the up comming memorial day weekend and this summer.


Dave and Shelly (33 years and 30 Years old)
2002 Silverado 2500HD LT Crewcab Durmax/Allison
2004 Coachmen Spirit of America 525TBS

Two Daughters
Kaitlyn(8)
Ashley (6)
2 Dogs (Dakota a German Shepard and Bandit a Border Collie



Posted By: sharrlan on 05/19/04 11:00pm

Sil #2 was into drifting a couple of years ago - now he's into the Army. He hung out with Andy Yen.


Posted By: Dollface on 05/19/04 12:13pm

My husband and I met at work. Hexcel Corp. We make the raw materials for Boeing and other govt. contractors and various aerospace companies. He is a process specialist, in manufacturing, I was a lab technician until my dept. had a layoff (ironically) on 9/11/2001 and I decided that my family would be best served if I stayed at home.
So now I am the CEO of the household. My husband and I are still both pretty young and we count our blesssings that we are able to afford to travel and see Gods creations.


2002 Ford F350 PSD Lariat SD Crewcab
2004 34TLB Challenger(5er)by Keystone
Me, Pops(ElkHntr), and 2 kids 3& 10
White Lab ( Honda )


Posted By: Larmoll1 on 05/23/04 09:13am

Retired Engineer Ford Motor Co. (F-Series and Econoline) 31 years.


2000 Kountry Star 31bkcl
2001 F350 7.3,CC,DRW, Bankes


Posted By: C Schomer on 05/26/04 08:29pm

Semiretired and just got a cushy job at a resort up the road. I might go back to my trade (hvac&r) if the right job (part time) comes up. Craig


03Dodge QC HO 5.9 Dually NV5600, 4.1 Rear WD, PS 62/65/14 turbo, TST/PMCR, 4" exh, PRXB Pacbrake, Rancho 9000s, FS Airbags, Onboard air/in-cab controls, Custom hauler bed. 2008 Sunnybrook 30RKFS-LTD Our 3rd SB 5er. WHOEVER INVENTED WORK DIDN'T HAVE AN RV!


Posted By: Johnsbo on 05/24/04 09:54pm

Retired since February 1, 2003. My wife says I'm "retarded"


Bob and Linda
2008 Navion 24H
Cedar Hill, TX

My worst day camping was better than the best day I ever had working.


Posted By: Keldra on 05/24/04 10:59pm

BF
Iam workng as an electrician for a major university, been with them for 17yrs and will retire in 8 more at 55yrs old then we will camp even more.


Keldra
looking!


Posted By: Dgibbs73 on 05/22/04 05:12am

New product engineer in a jewelry company


David & Deb
2004 F350 XLT Super cab, 4x4 6.0 Diesel Prodigy
8'Bed, 6 way power seats, Off road Pkg.
2003 Sunnybrook 31BWFS



Posted By: sirdrakejr on 05/20/04 11:39pm

Retired Anchorage, Alaska police officer AND from telecommunications. My worst day of retirement goofing off is better than my best day at ANY job I ever had! And I don't have to leave my house to do it either.
Frank
Las Vegas, NV.


* This post was edited 07/01/04 11:00am by sirdrakejr *


2011 Palomino Maverick 1000SLLB on a 2004 Dodge Quadcab CTD Ram3500 SRW long bed equipped with Timbren springs, Stable Load bump stops, Rickson 19.5" wheels/"G" range tires and a Helwig "Big Wig" rear anti sway bar.



Posted By: Bob & Ann on 05/20/04 07:46pm

bigfoot216
I am a Regional Manager for a National Coffee Company. My wife is a Field Supervisor for a Regional Insurance Company.


Bob and Ann
One HAPPY Schnauzer - Della
One FRISKY Chihuahua - Lola
Tiffin Motor Home
2014 40 QBH Phaeton
Freightliner Chassis
Cummins ISL 380 HP/150 Torque
Onan 10,000 Watt
Four Slide/ 1.5 Bath
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Toad
Brake Buddy Vantage


Posted By: Calgary on 05/24/04 12:08am

Retired police officer!


*********************************************
2002 Citation Supreme 32.5TKS triple slide fiver. 2009 NuWa HH Discover America 363RSB arriving end of August 2008!
2007 Chev Silverado 3500 CC D/A 4WD LS
Honda EU3000 generator.
2006 Honda GL1800A


Posted By: 10-7 Retired on 06/03/04 11:30pm

Retired Captain from a Sheriff's Department March 2003. What a life!!! Wife part-time bookkeeper, hopefully soon to retire.


2004 Cardinal 33TS/LX
2006 Ford F350 XLT, 6.0 PSD, Crew Cab, 4X4 Off Road, SRW, Short Bed
Husky 16K Rocker/Slider
Trail Air Pin Box & Suspension
"Charlie" Golden Retriever


Posted By: Leoncyk on 06/02/04 10:09pm

I'm a truck driver I haul gasoline and other petroleum products and my wife is a school teacher.


2002 F-350 XLT SC 4X4 V-10 Auto 4:30 gears SRW LB(158"W/B)
50 gallon Transfer Flow tool box tank
2006 Citation 33-5M
Reese 16K hitch



Posted By: 2LVTOGO on 05/23/04 01:50pm

Retired in 2002 after working 40 years for worlds largest visual and audible signal manufacturer as a product design engineer and later as a sr. agency engineer.

We started camping in 1964 and have been fortunate to have visited many wonderful places in this great country of ours, but there is much more to see. Now, since I’ve retired, we can hit-the-road when ever we get the urge to travel and expect to try snowbirding this winter. Loving this retirement thing!!


2010 Itasca Cambria 28B
E450 w/V10, 200" WB, 29'7" Lg.
HD sway bars
Rear track bar
Caster: +8.2
Michelin XPS Ribs
5 Star tuner
Towed: Suzuki Samurai
(See Profile For More Information)


Posted By: ldeane on 05/27/04 01:46pm

Software development team leader in the IT area of a top 5 US bank. My wife stays at home with our 5 boys, and works way harder than I ever do!

-LDeane


Me, My Wife, and 5 boys!
2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500 QC LB 2WD Cummins
2002 Jayco Qwest 324G
My Pics


Posted By: Cousin Eddie on 05/20/04 07:47pm

Police First Sergeant - criminal investigations supervisor, 24 years service, wife part time RN, children 10 and 5. Theoretically eligible to retire in 4 years (50 w/25 years service)! Would require the part time RN to become a full time RN and pick up the health insurance.


That's a R.....V.....Clark!
Jayco 17Z
Ford E-350 V-10
Roughin' it Cheaply
The Original Cousin Eddie


Posted By: JDS549 on 05/29/04 02:05pm

RETIRED. Worked in a chemical plant 31 years, bought some gas production, plus a little SOCIAL S. gets us by very well. I would like younger folks to know that retirement is about health, money is usually not a problem for people who have worked.


JERRY FROM TEXAS
I "NEED" A FREIGHTLINER
1999 F250, DIESEL,AUTO, 3.73, 265'S
2000 27 CARDINAL
BIG DOG AND (MEAN LITTLE DOG)
(ALL OUTGOING VIRUS CHECKED)


Posted By: GeorgieBoy on 05/31/04 11:19am

Currently a corporate pilot, when not flying do computer programing and assist the director of training with video work. My wife works for a medical center and she is assistant to the director of patient relations, chaplins, and volunteer services. I want to hang in there as long as I can or until she is ready to retire in 7 years.

I retired from the USAF in 1976.


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Posted By: hustede on 06/02/04 07:48am

I am a retired Army Field Artillery Officer (with 10 yrs as a former Marine SSG (Another time, another place - another story....), and retired (again) civil service with the Army Combat Engineers. Wife is a Middle School Librarian and seriously planning to retire next year. Just tournament bass fishing, catching up on 15 yrs of the "honey-do" list, camping and spending the 2 children's inheritence.

Next major vacation is a 2 - 3 month trip to Alaska to visit a cousin living there.


Ole Ed from MO

A great wife of 40 yrs

Marine Vietnam Vet

Retired Army
-------
2008 Ford F350, V10, King's Ranch
EXCEL 30SKW
Stratos 201 Pro XL Bass Boat

What more can a man ask for -- A great wife and a bass boat....



Posted By: marcel on 05/23/04 09:28pm

I am a research scientist at NASA and my husband is a software
engineer. Given the state of the local economy....he's had a
bit more opportunity to RV than I have :^( Wanna buy some .com
stock reeeaalll cheap :^)

Karen


Burlet Clan: Karen, Marcel & daughters
Jacob: Lab/Akita, Lola: Boxer/Pit
"Zin Dawg": Chevy 2500HD D/A
"Beep Beep": Little Nash Rambler (Model 285D)



Posted By: debred on 06/05/04 08:14am

Used to be a fire chief. Now I's a bum! Bum's more fun!
pete


Posted By: MNRVer on 05/20/04 10:13pm

33 years a teacher, counselor, admissions officer and finally financial aid director in a public technical institute/college. I retired,(wow!) 11 years ago, but I still work six nights a year supervising Automotive Service Excellence testing. Since I retired I must tell you that I don't know how I ever had the time to work. Wife worked as a teacher of English, French and Spanish for 12 years. When I retired, she quit. However, she also works the six-night-a-year job. Unless the price of fuel gets too high, it still will pay for our annual winter trip to the Southwest.


2003 GMC Sierra SLE 2500HD Duramax/Allison 4X Extended Cab Long Box. Truxedo Plus Tool Box and Tonneau Cover. Arma Coating Spray-on Bed Liner. Reese 16K Pivot Head Hitch. 1999 33ft Sunnybrook Dual Slide Fifth Wheel. Tekonsha Prodigy.


Posted By: kacjc on 05/24/04 03:13pm

My wife and I have been retired just over one year. I was an accountant with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (PX & BX) for 29 years, including a tour in Vietnam. Then I worked for Neiman Marcus for 10 yrs. My wife was the risk manager for a major shopping center here in Dallas for 20 years. By the way, retirement is a lot better than working, except for the pay.


Jerry & Kathryn
AMERICAN EAGLE COACH
2002 40' Double Slide
With a Westie (Lil' Guy) in charge.
NRA Life Member
Vegetarian is an old Indain word for Bad Hunter.


Posted By: JSowders1 on 06/07/04 10:20am

I'm retired at 56 and loving it! Retired USAF and United Airlines. A/C mechanic since I was 18yrs. old. Have a great day.


2000 1T Ford PSD SC Dually 2WD
2005 Grand Junction 35TMS
Mor-Ryde Suspension & Pinbox
Movin View
Beagle-Maggie
Lifetime GoodSam Member


Posted By: sizzy on 05/26/04 10:31pm

Registered nurse in a Brain Injury Rehab Unit of a level III trauma hospital. Like many others work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week. Not too bad. I would like to become a traveling nurse at some point and help finance my desire to see this big beautiful country.


Kathy with Sparkles and Ellie (the camping dogs)
2002 Pleasureway Traverse


Posted By: wtfjr on 05/23/04 08:00pm

Was an independent small town super market owner for 15 years. Sold the biz to two key employees 15 years ago & have been retired since then, at age 51. Missed my goal of retiring at 50 by one year.
Life ain't tooooo bad !!


Bill in sunny Ormond by the Sea FL
2014 31'SA Allegro Open Road


Posted By: Parrothead Mike on 05/24/04 08:48pm

I have 30 years as a region manager with the Michigan Dept. of State (driver license, plates, titles, etc.) and my wife has 28 years with our fine state as a secretary for the Dept. of Transportation.

I can retire at the end of this year, but will stick around for a couple more years so my wife and I can retire at about the same time. Besides, I'd like to make sure the truck and trailer are paid off when we go.


2002 Chevy 2500HD Duramax - 2001 25' Cardinal LXDS
16K Huskey EZ Roller Hitch - EU2000i Honda Generator


Posted By: Canuck Travellers on 06/03/04 09:38pm

"The Wife"...work part time at Sears to keep my sanity!


Chevy 2500 4X4 Diesel/Allison,Retrax Tonneau,Weston Platinium Steps, Michelin 265 Skins,Prodigy Brake Controller, Garmin 60CSX, Garmin dezl560LMT & Scan Gauge 2. 2013 RBSL Kodiak. Canadian Snowbirds.

House in Tanglewood RV Resort in Sebring, Florida



Posted By: Canuck Travellers on 05/29/04 07:47am

Interesting info, retired from Bell after 40 years of putting up with ding-a-lings!


Posted By: rjudd on 06/07/04 12:38am

Just to keep this thread going...

Me: Writer. (The Class B on occasion is a mobile office.)
Wife: Frustrated wife of writer, and marketing specialist for a nonprofit.


Posted By: Bohi on 05/20/04 08:43pm

Great thread. My wife is a legal secretary and farm owner, I'retired USAF (20 years), now work part time at an Accounting firm.


2004 Chevy 3500 ExtCab Dually Duramax/Allison
2004 Mobile Suites TK3, # 1523
Prodigy Brake Controller, Trailair Pinbox
Husky 16K Double Pivot Hitch


Posted By: corkyb on 06/03/04 02:15pm

Stuff like scientific and engineering computing in academia...

to my3... "Go Wolfpack" :-)


Posted By: Granny J on 05/26/04 03:01pm

Retired Police Chief - now owns home remodeling business and is considering semi-retirement from it.

Manager of First Impressions at the corporate office of a forest products company planning to retire at the end of this year.


Posted By: JB & TR on 06/03/04 05:45pm

Civil Servant - Department of the Navy for 31 years. 6 years 20 days until retirment but who's counting. Engineering Technician; write Planned Maintenance for Submarines.


JB & TR

2005 GMC 2500HD D/A SRW SB
2005 HOST Bachelor 8.6SS


Posted By: Gerbow2 on 05/21/04 04:51am

Retired since January 1995 ... 30 year police officer.


Gerry and Marie
2001 Dodge Ram 2500, 2000 Forest River Wildwood 5er
Reese 16K Slider, Jordan Ultima 2020



Posted By: mechmagcn on 05/30/04 03:47pm

Not many mechanics around here. I'm a truck and heavy equipment mechanic, she's a office specialist.


Jeff & Donna

99 NU-WA Snowbird 34+2 102 SE 5er "Dawghouse"
71 Mack R600 Toterhome "SuperDawg"



Posted By: my3sons on 06/03/04 02:08pm

I run a small energy consulting business.

My retirement is about 20 years away, assuming that I live that long.


1 dog, 3 sons, 1 wife
Life is good


Posted By: malabelle on 05/22/04 01:10pm

I work as a firefighter/paramedic and do remodeling on my off days. Wife is a teacher.


13 6.7 DRW Lariat FX4 CC Blue Jean Metallic w/ Sterling Gray accent.
Firestone Ride Rites, Airlift wireless compressor, WeatherTech floor mats, Duraflaps
2008 Cedar Creek 34rlsa.



Posted By: richardndonna on 06/01/04 12:24am

I'm a bottle maker, right now making wine bottles in California. Have made eveything you have bought in glass containers. 32 years, 3 more years and a couple months and I'm hanging it up. Fulltiming is what we're going to do a day at a time.


richardndonna
2002 Chevy 2500HD Duramax
Prodigy
Pullrite 16,000
2004 Everest 293p
& LIONESS



Posted By: BLU MAX on 05/23/04 12:54am

Been an Aircraft mechanic for many years, 14 years fixin' planes in the Marine Corps, for the last 10 years with a large regional airline in the great Northwest. Wife's a payroll specialist, we're kind new only been RVing for about 4 years. This is our second rig, had it for a year, we both really love it and camping.


Mike & Elizabeth
'02 Chevy Silverado "Max" 2500HD 4X4, Duramax/Allison
Extended Cab, Long Box, Indigo Blue
'03 Cougar 285EFS "Mike's Doghouse"



Posted By: Wolo4 on 06/07/04 04:46pm

Engineer for a large Tier 1 supplier in the great world of Automobiles.


Mike

1999 8300 Trail Lite 30'
2002 Explorer V8 3:73
Reese hitch, dual cam HP sway control
Wife, 2 kids and a Lab


Posted By: Armenian on 05/24/04 04:13pm

Less than three years to retirement from the Corps of Engineers as a lock & dam oper, on the Illinois River.


Rick, Terry & Pogo(the Rat dog)
2007 F550
2007 New Horizons 34



Posted By: sleepy on 05/28/04 08:11pm

I’m a facilitator!


2003 Lance 1161,/slideout/AGM batteries/255W Solar/propane generator/Sat dish/2 Fantastic Fans/AC/winter pkg
AirFoil, Trimetric, LED lights, Platcat vent heat

2003GMC K3500 LT/Crewcab/duramax diesel/allison/dually/4x4/OnStar/front reciever mounted spare


Posted By: R Hadden on 05/20/04 08:45pm

Underground miner and wife medical clerk


Posted By: FYRFYTR on 06/03/04 02:38pm

Captain for Fire Department, 4th largest city in the nation. 14 short years in the profession, 19 more short years to go. Check out my stations website- www.station46.com. Recently "retired" from side job- hanging garage door openers for major deaprtment store- to stay at home w/ kids during the summer while my bride straightens out all the stuff you teachers do as a school secretary!


Me,the wife,
3 kids
'02Dmax
'04 320dbhs Wilderness

Firefighter/EMT
IAFF L341
www.station46.com

Where else can you get paid to run
into what others run away from!



Posted By: blaner on 05/26/04 03:28pm

I`m an automechanic for a FORD dealership,these past 17yrs.I also worked for VW/AUDI/PORSCHE when we lived in N.Y.
My wife is a teacher for a private school.


2000 ford expedition & 2004 dutchmen 29q tt


Posted By: billes54 on 05/25/04 02:57pm

Window Clerk for the good old USPS. Only 15 more years until retirement. Wooo hooo.


Leslie
Becca & Danielle
2003 Kiwi Too 22V
2002 Chevy Trailblazer
We can do this!


Posted By: PapaDon on 05/21/04 07:25pm

I'm a maintenance supervisor at Lafarge Cement in Tulsa. My sweetie is retired from Phillips Petroleum.
Lafarge pays the bills.
Phillips goes in the bank.
Uncle Sugar pays for the toys.

God Bless the USA!!!

* This post was edited 05/21/04 07:40pm by an administrator/moderator *


PapaDon,USN-Retired!
Yankee by birth, Okie by Choice
FirstMate MamaConnie
God keeps his promises
Firkids KiaMia & AbbyDabby
SierraMamaMia the 5er & Tulsa Red the Dodge CTD TowDog

It doesn't matter where you go in life, it's who you have beside you



Posted By: bobinphx on 06/07/04 10:16am

I'm a Computer Networking guy, and the wife is an Accountant. We both work for the same company, which is where we met.

Both still have a ways to go to retire, but we're making the best of it till then!


Bob and Denise

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT long bed with ........bo Diesel
2000 Damon Challenger 32RLB



Posted By: Backman on 05/23/04 12:06am

I am a Naval Architect Technician for the Department of Defense, Navy. My wife has been disabled since 1999. Only six more years til retirement.


Larry and Debbie
2012 Sanibel 3500
"HPY RVN"



Posted By: jarbra15 on 05/21/04 04:42pm

I have spent 25.5 years as a fire fighter on the line with the EPFD and recently moved into our fire prevention division as a fire inspector. I decided it was time to let younger men than I drag the hose. I will be retiring in 23 months, 10 days, 7 hours and 20 minutes. My better half has 8 years to go working for the school district here. We hope to be doing a lot more traveling in our new fifth wheel after I retire. Can't wait.


Brad & Carol
2001 Dodge 2500,Quad Cab, LB,5.9CTD,Auto,3.54
2004 Cedar Creek Silverback LRLFS
15K Lil Rocker hitch
Tekonsha-Prodigy Brake Controller


Posted By: Koldei on 06/04/04 12:41am

I'm an assistant manager in a restaurant in a northern Chicago Burb...

the wife works at a retail flower shop in a western chicago burb.

Robert (and Aum)

Chicago


1972 Rectrans Discoverer25R
Dodge M300 Chassis w/413



Posted By: Jerry A on 05/27/04 05:05pm

Retired now but when working I "disinfected bowling shoes"--
prior to that I was a "miner in a peach orchard-I was in charge of the "pits." After 390 replies I think a little humor is needed!


Posted By: matt69oh on 05/26/04 05:57am

I'm employed by the state and I work in a section that monitors regulatory compliance of landfills.


2004 Trail Cruiser 27 RSL
2004 F-150 4x4 Lariat SuperCrew 5.4L
Me, Wife, 2 girls


Posted By: rickb on 05/27/04 10:38pm

Well, that was a mesmerizing 40 pages...

For myself:
  • Mainly a contract software engineer, currently between gigs. Last gig I contributed heavily to the design and creation of a molecular modeling program for a major pharmaceutical company (I did the graphics and the UI - the physicists and chemists did the heavy math lifting).
  • Prior to that, I was a geologist.
  • Prior to that, I was a locksmith.
  • Somewhere in between I was a radio dj, a forklift operator, and a surveyor (not at the same place, I don't think...)
  • In the interim, I'm a budding "experiential" photographer/writer (Who knows?), but will teach digital photography and Photoshop for food.
Speaking for the wife (if I may):
  • Currently is a contract clinical monitor (monitors drug trials at doctor's offices, hospitals, and clinics.) Love's it.
  • Dreams of setting up an espresso stand. In Italy, of course.
  • Fantastic trip planner, but only for her friends (and me). I think she should go pro, but keep it to small groups.

What's retirement?

rickb


Current stable:
  • '97 F350 CC 4x4 SWD/'97 Coachmen Ranger cabover camper, 11.5'
  • DataStorm Satellite Internet w/ 'a/b' Internal WiFi (I'm here!)
  • '92 Coachmen class 'B', Chevy van chassis.


    In Tow:
  • Folbot Yukon folding kayak.
  • Bike Friday Gnu/Sat-R-Day folding bikes.


  • Posted By: MikesBark on 05/22/04 11:47pm

    Wow, why is this topic in the 5ver forum? Since I am not a 5ver, I feel I am not free to give my occupation.

    OK, despite I'm a class C'er I must state my occupation. I am a computer network engineer at an Oregon high tech company. We design data/video projectors.


    Posted By: JWahlsten on 05/23/04 07:31pm

    What does everyone do for a living


    I have been retired for about 7 years. From the Water Dept of a small city in San Diego Co (32years). Water Meter Repair and Cross-connection Control. Also I'm retired (20years) from the CA Army National Guard.

    My Wife is/was retired also. However last year she went back to work as the City Clerk in another small city in LA County.

    We did however get to spend about 1 year full time on the road. We are living full time in the RV (have rented our condo) and hope to someday hit the road for another 2 years.


    JAW
    2005 Winnebago Itasca Suncruser
    Workhorse
    2002 Saturn SL2
    AOL's Online Campers


    Posted By: Cookielady on 05/30/04 08:20pm

    I look for work for a living

    * This post was edited 05/31/04 06:41am by Cookielady *


    Motorhome Mama
    http://www.worldisround.com/home/mhmama/index.html


    Posted By: GlenB on 05/30/04 11:09am

    why do people take poles and never end them or post the results of the pole. I think they should have a cut off point somewhere along the way. Just wondering how many read 40 some pages of answers.


    2003 Chevy.LS,C3500 Duramax/Allison/crew cab/longbed/duelly
    15K PullRite/Prodigy
    2002 Keystone Sprinter292FWRLS/Onan 3600LP Microquiet gen set
    Wife,Carol & 2 weenee dogs


    Posted By: Chris & Lisa on 05/20/04 10:21pm

    Firefighter / Paramedic
    Wife is an RN


    Posted By: Musclford on 05/24/04 11:09pm

    IT Analyst for the Big Yeller Worm - Caterpillar.

    Wife, Mother of our two lil girls and a part-time registry Surgical Tech.

    Camped all my life, but only two years with my current family.

    If we can get the bugs worked out of our 5er, I'm sure we'll love it.


    02' F250 SWB CC 4x4 Lariat 7.3/Auto, Reese 18K Signature Slider

    70' Stang Fastback 351W - Auto -Pics
    00' Chrysler Town & Country
    03' Cougar 281EFS - with almost all the fixins
    06' BX2350 Kubota, FEL, 60"MMM
    01' Yamaha Wolverine


    Posted By: BlugrassPUHauler on 06/04/04 09:45pm

    I am a computer programmer for a large company. Its been tough for a nerd like me to learn hitching and towing etc., but camping is great and I think everyone should support the parks and forests through camping and donations. Try to camp in the bluegrass when passing though, would ya?


    BluegrassPUHauler
    '03 Chevy 3/4 Ton 1500HD 6.0L V8 4WD Crew Cab Standard Box
    Trail-Cruiser C21RBH
    Prodigy
    Campers: Me (Hauler), Wife, 2 girls, one out-of-control wire fox terrier.

    Visit My Soutwest Vacation Blog



    Posted By: davebennington on 05/27/04 10:32am

    Small business owner, Printing, Signs, and office supplies. As soon as house and business sells we are out of here and on the road. THE WIFE works beside me every day, and really is the boss. If it wasn't for her I would have been bankrupt a long time ago.


    Dave
    Julie


    Dave
    Julie
    Puff the magic cat
    Max the quiet one
    Roxie Dog Rescued
    2006 Ram 3500 White Laramie H package Quad Cab,CTD,DRW LWB, 2X4,4.10 gears,limited slip,Jake Brake,48RE. Line-X, Reese 18K Signature Hitch. 2006 Heartland/Golden Gate.


    Posted By: rbassett on 05/20/04 09:16pm

    College Professor teaching Information Systems



    2003 Chevy Avalanche (Yellow) 1500 4x4 - 4.10 Axle
    2000 Sunnybrook 26fk
    Prodigy Brake Controller
    "Fred" the Bassett Hound

    Looking for a great deal on a Yamaha EF3000iSEB Generator


    Posted By: shuleran on 05/30/04 08:14am

    Pediatric Respiratory Therapist. Hubby is a Forestry Tech with the US Forest Service.

    3 small kids---can't afford our own RV yet--Still camping with my folks!!!


    Posted By: AZ Fred on 05/20/04 10:29pm

    Me: College Professor for 6 years (Hotel manager for 25 years).
    Wife: Elementary School teacher 6 years (Hotel catering manager 15 years).

    Our new careers (with additional schooling) allow us to travel extensively in the summers and spring vacation.


    AZ Fred
    2007 Allegro Bay 35TSB FRED
    2008 Scion XD


    Posted By: flatpicker on 05/24/04 07:18am

    I am a water plant operator. Worked for many years as a wastewater plant operator. Must say I was pleased to get away from the "dirty" water. Wife is a school teacher.

    flatpicker.





    Posted By: takmoran on 05/26/04 05:34am

    My husband's a retired Captain with the FDNY (he's 43) and when he retired he asked me to retire too - I use to be a bookkeeper in a doctor's office.

    Terry


    Posted By: cnjrough'n it on 06/03/04 09:09pm

    I work for the Postal Service as a Customer Service Supervisor. Only about fifteen years to go till retirement.


    2004 Montana 2955 5ER
    2003 Ford CC SRW 2WD 6.0PSD 5SP Torque shift, Prodigy controller, Draw Tite 16K SLIDER, Yamaha EF 3000iSEB
    Porta-Bote, 6hp nissan.
    Judy, Chuck & Chambi the lake lovin' lab.


    Posted By: fill on 06/05/04 08:34am

    I READ'M ALL! WOW (but in sections)
    Is this the longest thread in RV.Net History?
    Fill

    ’97 Ford f-250 HD (460ci, Banks Power Pak, Redi-Kamp Tow Conversion)
    ’03 Kit Companion
    Good Sam (+ERS), Escapees, Thousand Trails/NACO, GWRRA


    Posted By: fill on 05/22/04 12:52am

    I have been an Intensive Care Nurse for several decades. I work 12 days a month, I don't know what I'll retire from.

    Want another toy = work another shift. No Problem.
    Fill

    ’97 Ford f-250 HD (460ci, Banks Power Pak, Redi-Kamp Tow Conversion)
    ’03 Kit Companion
    Good Sam (+ERS), Escapees, Thousand Trails/NACO, GWRRA


    Posted By: otis700 on 05/26/04 04:21pm

    I'm an in home daycare provider and my husband works as a manufacturing engineer for Philips, Inc for their medical instruments division.


    Mark, Beth, 2 great kids 6 & 4 yrs old
    , ,,
    2004 Wildcat 29BHS
    Chevy 2500hd, Duramax Diesel
    16K Reese sliding-hitch
    Prodigy brake controller


    Posted By: Gster on 06/05/04 12:56pm

    Let me make the last post. ROFL
    I cannot say i am retiring sometime soon, probably never will. i am 51 with a soon to be 9 year old. I work for GILLETTE in Boston, MA. I am a humble production machine mechanic. If ya got a complaint about your shave, see me, i sharpen em.


    Posted By: Bomber & the Girls on 05/25/04 03:12pm

    I drive sales by day and a Zamboni at night!


    Bomber & The Girls
    wife two daughters and Mocha the Chocolate Camping Dog!!!

    98 Chev C3500 CrewCab 4 x2 SRW 8'bed
    97 Wildwood 27'BH
    Reese W/D,Prodigy B/C


    Posted By: Mr.Ddog on 05/27/04 08:24pm

    I think it is funny how there are so many people who work for major this, or a fortune 500 company. Well I will be the first to say I work for a small check printing co. in Amarillo, Texas. I have no ret. So I play the Redneck retirement about twice a year hopeing for something good...ha Better known as the lottery. No not really, but I love to print. My wife (the money maker) is a pharmaceutical rep. And we own a hamburger joint.


    Posted By: TorchLake Dreamers on 05/22/04 06:46am

    I trade currencies for a living my my wife is a top of the line home engineer!


    Torchlake Dreamers
    2005 Allegro Bus 40QDP, Cummins 400ISL, VMSpc
    2001 Ford Winstar




    Posted By: armadillo 17 on 05/24/04 06:24am

    Retired from the P & C insurance business (30+ Years) due to disability. Wife has own business, imported iron garden art. We make local fairs and festivals selling it. I use the motorhome to bring up from Mexico. Sure beats a real job.


    Jon in S/W Missouri
    2002 Damon Daybreak 2750, Workhorse with 8.1 L
    2012 Jeep Patriot (Manual Transmission)


    Posted By: dinwiddi on 05/30/04 04:12pm

    Interesting thread ,Bigfoot: I am a retired school administrator. Wife is retired jr High science teacher. We run a small cattle operation (-+50 cows).


    Jerry & Ellen
    2004 276 RLS FW Coachmen Chaparral " Miss Ellens Delight"
    2004.5 Dodge SLT Big Horn Edition 3500 Dually--Cummins



    Posted By: 4campers on 05/26/04 06:12pm

    I am an Occupational Therapist and facility therapy manager, wife is a daycare lead teacher. Both teens in high school.
    You sure have a lot of replies to this. Lots of occupations, shows good camping people come from all walks of life.


    Tim & Donna
    & 2 teenagers

    1994 Dutchmen 1002XS
    2004 Chevy Blazer



    Posted By: wingnut77 on 06/02/04 08:18am

    I'm retired Air Force (20 years and 1 day) and now I work for UNISYS, Senior Systems Analyst. Wife is a Beautician.


    Posted By: traildog on 05/21/04 10:40am

    Independent sales rep (conveyor belting) Wife...domestic engineer.


    Posted By: rvmailman on 06/04/04 04:09pm

    Mailman for over 20 yrs and cop for the Air Force before that. Wife is a clerk in the local mail processing plant for the Post Office. Can't wait to get on the road.


    2005 Fleetwood Excursion 39L towing a 2003 Grand Cherokee Limited



    Posted By: Eowens on 05/21/04 06:58pm

    I am a full time firefighter and the wife is an elementry school teacher. We both have about 20 years of service ahead of us until we can hang up the helmet and school bag. However, I prefer not to wish our lives away waiting for retirement, so instead we live life to fullest every day.


    Ed

    2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Crewcab 4X4 Hemi with 4.10 axles.


    Posted By: hfhf on 05/29/04 04:25pm

    Took nice early retirement package from Xerox Canada. Was technical specialist on digital/network products in 2000. Retirement is even better then I'd dreamed. I built a cottage on Lake of the Woods but missed travel. Got truck and 5ver and am putting cottage up for sale.


    2011 Couger 318 SAB
    Hijacker ultra slide
    2004 GMC 2500HD, EC,4X4,Duramax-Allison
    Yamaha ef2400is
    Garmin 885t
    Shaw Direct (Winegard traveller) dish



    Posted By: Pickle2 on 06/03/04 05:32pm

    I teach Kung Fu and Tai Chi.


    Pickle at Pickldom.
    Wife, Deb; Daughters: Brenna(13), Alysson(13)
    Dog: Chocolate Chip (English Springer Spaniel) "Okay, in or out, but don't keep pawing at the door!"
    03' Dodge, 2500, Long Bed, 4x4, HO Cummins Diesel.
    2004 29BHBP Wildcat by Forest River.



    Posted By: Chaplain on 06/03/04 01:15pm

    I've worked for the US Army for 36 years now. Hoping to make it 40.


    Joe, Cindy, +3, 2 still in the nest
    Max the Wonder Pug, Slim Shady the Cat
    04 Ford F250 Crew SB V-10
    Cougar 281 EFS
    Reese 16K Slider, Prodigy BC, Yamaha EF2800i
    "Any Day My Feet Hit the Floor Is A Great Day"


    Posted By: Texas Admiral on 05/30/04 12:43pm

    Retired for 11 years. Spent 30+ years with DuPont and my wife had 30+ years in civil service..Enjoying life, first we lived and sailed the Keys and Bahamas and now we have another money pit, a MH. Everything that gives enjoyment costs to keep it providing that enjoyment.


    Texas Admiral


    Posted By: HVACTECH on 05/21/04 12:06am

    For 10 years I worked as a maintenance engineer in the food processing industry, they shut down.....then worked 3 years for a private shipping company doing deliveries, they owned the trucks and the airplanes that moved the freight. Now I own my own business, heating and air conditioning contractor. I will pretty much work on anything, including RVs. The wife is a RNA and she works in a rehab department in a nursing home. I will be fixing furnaces and air conditioners til the day I die if the stock market doesn't turn around as that is my retirement.(Was told that was the best retirement plan you could have....what a lie that was!!).


    Posted By: RVJohn on 06/05/04 03:16pm

    Well after 492 post its looks like I`am the only Grave Digger in the group.Hopefully I won`t be seeing any of you fine people at my place of employment.


    Posted By: R-affair on 05/28/04 08:21pm

    Well, we like to think we're Certified Leisure Professionals, but our kids say we're "Retired"!!

    But still working at something most days.


    MHO...Your results may vary!
    Dick, Jeanette, & Rosie
    '06 F-350 Lariat SRW SC 6.0 3.73 FX4 Auto LWB Truxedo
    '06 KZ Escalade 36KSB



    Posted By: judge on 05/21/04 07:45am

    Sr. PC System Administrator at a prominent University in Houston.


    2014 ITASCA Spirit 31 (Winnebago)



    Posted By: Asicit on 05/30/04 07:56pm

    GlenB,

    Hate to admit it but I just did. Of course its raining outside now and for the last month straight, or so it seems here in the Minneapolis area. Looks like I am the only 3 job worker and I don't recall reading about another newspaper boy!!!


    Posted By: Chad Brooks on 05/27/04 07:50am

    I am third generation in the family business of autobody repair, towing and recovery, and rental cars. I am 10years into my career of fighting insurance companies to get my customers the best quality repair available! We currently employ 21 workers. I look foward to the day I can just cruise around the US with my 5ver!!


    2014 Ram 3500 Laramie SRW CTD 4X4 CC short bed, Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel hitch

    2012 Komfort 3530FBH


    Posted By: blazenalley on 05/22/04 11:36pm

    I'm a newborn icu nurse and the wife is a maternal-baby unit nurse. Neither of use is looking to retire for the next twenty years or so but love the mini retirerment trips we get each year


    Ray
    Linda
    Boo-Boo,Buddy,Cookie,Samson,and St. Nicholas
    (the 5 fussy kids)
    362 BBS Cedar Creek


    Posted By: flyboy2 on 06/05/04 08:43pm

    Retired and love it. One year down and many more to go. I am a retired High School Principal and loved that job. Kids are Great! I now love retirement. Never been so busy lol


    Don & Susan
    MAX - Bichon Frese
    Sequim, Washinton
    2003 GMC 2500HD, D/A, 4X4 Extended Cab, Long Bed, electric extendable mirrors, Juiced with Attitude, 4 in. exhaust, Pac Brake, prodigy controller and air hitch.
    98 Alpenlite, Cypress 34RK, two slides


    Posted By: Fun Time RV on 06/03/04 05:25pm

    Im a Brakeman in training at Union Pacific railroad here at the Ft.Worth terminal area, working the bowl yard.


    99 Chevy 1-ton,454,4:11,single rear wheels,4 door long bed, 2005 Cody C305 BHS...Huskee 16k dual pivot...Tenk brake controller....fully self contained..ha!


    Posted By: germae on 05/26/04 08:03pm

    Hubby retired Civil Service employee for the Air Force and custom hay baler.

    I am a retired rural mail carrier with the US Postal Srevice.


    Georgia & Norman


    Posted By: hunter199a on 05/28/04 06:20am

    Parts Advisor for Chrysler, Dodge,Jeep for over 24 years now. Enjoying it as much as when i started.

    thats why i drive Chevy and GMC.....


    [b]2001 2500HD 6.0L CREW CAB SHORT BED 4WD AUTO W/SUPER CHIP:C[b] [b]1998 33 Ft SUNNYBROOK DUAL SLIDE :C[b] [b]7 1/2' FISHER SNOW PLOW:C [img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0WAAJA8EaBbDbAAlinuMyB0qOaIED9oiDpseUnvP5xp*LT6h5ScrYZ2YK7vl0ssOCrjEG3cjrCmPa8gnxmvRCWcHQb1xGf8QcDoclseY2S8thlEaxrUfOl9uz6qdhjWpCRQAAAP height=200 width=300[/img]

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    Posted By: My2500HDTruck on 05/21/04 09:50pm

    IT Manager and my wife is a RN. Working hard and playing hard. Life is good when you have a happy family and 'toys'.


    2004 Silverado 2500HD: LT, Crew Cab, Duramax/Allison, 4x4
    2000 Coleman Timberlake Popup



    Posted By: handyman21221 on 06/04/04 03:26pm

    I'm a truck driver for GoodWill Ind. My wife owns a daycare .


    1994 Elkhorn LE
    2007 F150
    Honda EU2000i
    2 dogs & a Wife
    I owe I owe so off to work I go!



    Posted By: legalflyboy on 05/23/04 02:24pm

    Hi. I am an attorney that practices family law and probate. I am also a Flight Instructor as a hobby. The better half is a teacher.
    RVer's certainly represent a great cross section of this wonderful country.


    Jim & Susie and Trapper (black lab)
    2004 GMC 2500HD, CC, 4x4, D/A, SB
    2004 Open Road 357
    Reese 16K slider, Prodigy
    Ready to roll


    Posted By: horn on 05/27/04 11:50am

    Hello Everyone, Im retired 35 years as a millwright in a small steel mill. Wife quit her job to be part timers.


    jerry/debbie
    2002 rexhall/roseair
    isc cummings
    allison6speed
    saturn toad


    Posted By: 826lynx on 05/24/04 09:59pm

    i guess we are young pups, we are only a few years out of college. i work in a computer programing field, and my wife works an administrative assistant job. we have plenty of years ahead of us to RV !!!!


    2006 F350, Diesel, Lariat, 3.73, LB, CC, FX4, Chrome Pkg, #11500, True Blue Metallic
    2007 Jayco Eagle 345BHS

    Old Trailers:
    2004 Prowler Lynx 826m windrift interior
    1981 Rockwood Popup

    Old Tow Vehicles:
    2003 Ford F150, 5.4, 3.73
    1997 Mercury Mountaineer, 5.0, AWD


    Posted By: billandkarole on 05/28/04 08:11pm

    I retired from an aluminum company after 30 years. I stayed retired about 2 days then went to work for the local hospital system fixing computers and printers. I hope to really retire in a few years and hit the road with the little woman.



    Bill & Karole
    1995 Allegro 28
    2005 Ford Ranger




    Posted By: BaldyD1 on 05/29/04 11:23am

    Do not do anything for a living. We are unemployed [some say retired but we do not have jobs so we are unemployed] and enjoy life more when travelling. We wish all of you a great Memorial Day weekend. Be SAFE out there!

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.


    Speedy, Jackie & Dusty {Shih-Tzu/Maltese}
    2006 Kountry Star KSDP 3912
    2005 Saturn Vue (dinghy)


    Posted By: VaDmax2003 on 05/23/04 11:58am

    I am a retired surgeon in the process of finishing raising my 3 sons ages 18, 21 and 22 who call my place home as well as a 16 yo daughter who lives with my ex. When the youngest son is off to college this fall I hope to travel a lot. Planning to trade my TT for a 5th wheel in the next year or so.


    Posted By: doghouse03 on 05/20/04 09:10pm

    Not fully retired but retired from the Navy as a Rescue Swimmer, now I'm a contractor for the Navy, working 40 hours a week and still loving every minute.


    Mike & Diane

    2004 2500 HD Silverado 6.0L
    2005 Montana 2980RL



    Posted By: pompanojoe2 on 06/03/04 07:32pm

    Interesting question. MRI/CT supervisor. Wife is a Dietician. Most "neighbors" at the RV park where we dock are retired snowbirds. Looks like fun but we are in no hurry to join the club.


    pompanojoe
    Ford F250 CC 6.0 4x4 5 Speed
    2004 HR Presidential 34RKT
    Reese 16K Slide
    Prodigy Brake Controller


    Posted By: egh33 on 05/25/04 08:46pm

    retired from the Miltary, then retired from Law Inforcement, Now just tired. But do love to travel.






    Posted By: wdunff on 05/25/04 09:22am

    Full-time firefighter/paramedic and an on-call FF in my home town. Wife is a RN with an OB/GYN, she used to work in the ER until we had kids.


    '07 Chevy CC 1500Max w/Max Trailering Package
    Equal-i-zer'd '05 Dutchman 30B DSL


    1 Driver, 1 Wife, 2 Kids; all investments protected by GSD Security



    Posted By: rvinaz on 05/27/04 08:57pm

    I work as a senior manager in disability insurance and my husband works in sales.


    Karin & KC
    kd7vgr & kg9jp
    '06 R-Vision Trail-Cruiser 5th Wheel
    '97 Ford F250 HD



    Posted By: wcmartin on 06/04/04 01:57pm

    25 year vet. of the Wake County Sheriff's Office (Raleigh North Carolina ) (Where Barney went to party) 5 years from retirement at present.
    Wife works for Power Company here.
    3 sons 19, 16, 10
    Baseball has really put crunch on Camping this year. I look at camper in yard and want to cry!I miss camping so much!! No pager , No Phone to answer just time to relax. ( I could cry now!!)

    2003 Rockwood 5th wheel 25ft.
    2003 Chevy 2500 HD Crew Cab 4x4 Diesel
    Love them both!!


    Walt Martin
    Knightdale NC ( just outside Raleigh ) Three boys 21,18,12
    2006 Salem 5th wheel 2006 Chev. Durmax (had 2003 Durmax)
    27 yrs as Deputy Sheriff / oldest son Police officer


    Posted By: ArmySFCRet on 05/30/04 06:33am

    Retired Army in '89.

    Now work for the Fed Gov but would have to kill ya if I told ya what I do!

    Nah, just a Network Security Specialist here at Ft. Huachuca (that's WaChuKa) here is sunny SE AZ.


    '04 Cross Country 35' w/300 Cummins
    '14 Ford Escape on KarKaddy 460SS
    '09 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Crew 5.7 Hemi MDS
    '51 & '53 Hudson Hornets 308 6cyl w/TWIN H-POWER
    &
    5 lbs of BG the Yorkie
    Members of:
    Grand Canyon Chapter of Hudson Essex Terraplane Club Inc



    Posted By: daBear on 05/23/04 07:16am

    I am retired military and now a Planner with the National Guard Headquarters. My wife worked raising our kids and now our adopted daughter who is now 7.


    Leave bread crumbs along the way only if you want to come back down the same road.


    Posted By: mpersell on 05/24/04 07:57pm

    I'm a combo sales and technical geek at IBM. 15 years to retirement unless I build a business sooner.

    There's more common sense here than you could try to describe to anyone. Just look at the combined experience!

    Mike


    Posted By: panamaron on 05/22/04 11:04pm

    I retired last November from a major telecommunications company. I was the Director for Quality Assurance in Network Operations. My wife retired at the same time. She was a Network Manager in the same company. We have been traveling extensively and plan to spend the summer in Door County WI.


    Posted By: oldgunny on 05/21/04 05:04am

    Retired in 1995 after serving 20 years, 2 months in the Marines. Now I work for the state of Ohio as a Corrections Officer. Might end up collecting two retirement checks, but not sure at this time...would like to eventually be completely retired!!!!!

    Semper Fi


    Me: Retired Marine..now a state worker
    Wife: Lisa..my best friend! Makes great quilts too!
    No Pets except fish!!
    http://users.adelphia.net/~blfields

    "Ya Gotta Love It!!!


    Posted By: ksiceman on 05/23/04 06:27am

    Awesome seeing so many different occupations all involved in RV'ing. Talk about networking!
    I am a Detective with 18 years service. I work in High Tech Crimes doing forensic analysis/data recovery on computer hard drives and other electronic media. I also maintain the lab network consisting of 20 pc's, three firewalls, Intrusion Detection Service, anti-virus system, a server, a bunch of other junk and a partridge in a pear tree. You delete it, I recover it!

    Rving for about nine years. Hope to retire in 7-10 years.
    Ice


    2006 F350
    2004 Keystone Mountaineer 297RKS

    "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"



    Posted By: Brundo on 05/27/04 11:24am

    My husband is a retired truck driver (owner operator) for the past 12 years. I've been retired for the past 4 years, worked for an oil company as an adminstative assistant.


    Dodge 3500 Ram Diesel


    Posted By: BIGALS on 06/03/04 05:15pm

    I am a retired Casino Hotel Director. Presently own a Wedding Chapel and work as little as possible.


    Alan Simpson


    Posted By: mrbishop02 on 05/21/04 03:51pm

    I currently am co-op ing with the local electric co-op, and the wife is a RN at the baptist hospital in knoxville tn. I am in school, Junior year, for electrical engineering. when I finish school we will be making enough to upgrade to a high end fiver, HA, HA.


    Steve & Kristy
    2000 F-250 CC 4X4 7.3L Diesel,
    hidden hitch 18K, Prodigy cont.
    1999 Wilderness 26-5e 28' dbl slide


    Posted By: teeter5 on 05/24/04 09:21pm

    Airline maintenance field, Wife is a lab tech at local hospital and Supreme Being at home!


    2014 GMC 2500 HD Denali


    Posted By: wanta be rver on 05/24/04 10:10pm

    Own and operate an auto upholstery business. Love our 5er because it is paid for and like to camp and fish. Retirement age --- wife is almost.






    Posted By: Rvndave on 05/24/04 07:36pm

    Work is a place to recover from last weekend. Rest up and get ready for the next weekend.


    2003 Jayco 308fbs eagle 33' tt, towed by a 2003 Ram 3500 slt, quad cab dually, cummins diesel ho, trailer towing package, with 6 speed manual. Hauls better 1/2, 3 kids, myself, and a 2003 ez go clays car.. I have added so far, neon lights, clearance lights, back up lights, black light, lift kit, mud tires, and everything necessary to make the golf cart street legal. It's now ready to spend the winter in the garage for more mods. More neon, strobe lights, alarm, a pa system, maintance, and whatever else that comes along. This golf cart does wheelies and travels thru 7 inches of mud when need be. Two honda eu2000i gens twinned to supply the electrical power. Latest addition an 04 Honda Goldwing. [url]http://www.hometown.aol.com/rvnagain/myhomepage/profile.html[url]


    Posted By: KidsNCats on 05/27/04 07:16pm

    Hard to follow that!

    Husband is a purchasing manager for capital equipment, and I am an R&D manager for material development for diapers (yup, that's for real). Both of us are with the same company. We have 7 years to go until his retirement and 15 until mine (if I make it that long). Kids are 4-1/2, 10 months and 10 months. Just starting with our first fiver - looking forward to traveling as much with the kids as we did before they arrived!

    Margaret


    3 kids, 3 cats
    2 zookeepers
    2004 Silverado 3500 CC D/A LWB SRW
    2004 Forest River Wildcat 31QBH


    Posted By: henny38 on 05/28/04 08:31am

    My husband is a Crash Investigator for a local police department, and can retire in less than four years! I have been a dental hygienist for 19 years. We've just gotten our 2nd 5er (4th trailer) and love it! It's roomy enough and heavy-duty enough for possibly full-timing.


    Karen and Steve
    Willey, the Camping Kitty
    Escapees Lifetime Member #95240, Good Sam Lifetime Member

    2004 Chevy 2500HD,D/A,Ext. cab,LB,4x2
    2004 Arctic Fox 29-5E
    Prodigy Brake Controller



    Posted By: poddy dodger on 05/22/04 06:47pm

    Surprises me how many are voluntary firefighters, as I was, gave it away last year, the mind was willing but the body was weak.
    Like Jack from Alaska said,I'm retired the pay is poor but the hours are terrific.


    Posted By: rdturn on 05/27/04 07:41am

    IT Manager for a local public warehousing company. Been here 12 years and counting. Still a while before we can retire UNLESS THE LOTTERY PATROL COMES KNOCKING ON MY DOOR !!!


    -Roger
    2004 F250 SD Ford L/B
    2008 FR Wildcat 30RL


    Posted By: aguthrie on 05/23/04 03:35pm

    Inpatient pharmacist VA hospital and exec for veteran's org.


    Alyce and Tom
    05 Kountry Star Pusher
    06 4x4 Jeep


    Posted By: PeteAlex on 05/20/04 09:24pm

    Wife and I work for a major eyeglass chain in upstate NY...can retire soon....like about 20 more years

    * This post was edited 05/20/04 09:32pm by PeteAlex *


    Pete A
    '03 F-250 SD 4x4
    '07 Cedar Creek 35L4QB
    Reese 16k KS
    Honda eu2000i


    Posted By: Sheriff John on 06/05/04 10:25pm

    Woman of leisure with 4 grown kids; husband retiring in just about 60 days from 28 years of law enforcement; retiring to small Utah town. Can hardly wait to fully get into RV lifestyle. We have some major trips planned for next year.


    2004F350 4X4 Ford, crew cab diesel, King Ranch
    2004 29' Cardinal, 2 slides


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/05/04 09:14pm

    Quote:

    I READ'M ALL! WOW (but in sections)
    Is this the longest thread in RV.Net History?
    Fill


    I had no Idea I would get this kid of response! Do I get some kinda reward?


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/21/04 11:58pm

    Alot of retiered people here , you all make me feel so young! lol.


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/22/04 11:03pm

    Well I got it now I can retire!! lol.


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/21/04 08:34am

    I wanted to be a fireman for a long time nut the wife was against it. I finally talked to her into it. That was 5 years ago. I have been driving for 10 years.


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/21/04 11:56am

    alot of teachers here


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/25/04 10:51pm

    There is alot of firefighters here. Hello brothers!


    Posted By: Tn_countryboy on 05/27/04 02:18pm

    Retired from a D.O.D. facility, I was a electrical maintenance technition on NC and CNC machine tools.


    Ed&Vi
    02 Dutchmen Classic 30RL, Dbl Slide
    Upgraded to Goodyear Marathons ST 235/80R16 D rated tires w/ 2" lift kit.
    2003 Ram Quad,2500 4x4 HD , CTD 5.9HO, 48RE, 3.73 posi

    94 Ram 2500 4x4,CTD 5.9, NV4500 5 spd , 3:54 posi
    240k and still rattling.


    Posted By: FlynG on 05/28/04 04:21pm

    Very Interesting Thread!

    I am a corporate jet pilot for an international data management and marketing company. My wife is a very hard working homemaker trying to keep up with two boys, 1 and 4.


    FlynG
    97 F250HD PSD 5spd CC SB 4x4 4.10
    05 Wildcat 28BH
    RBW X-16 Extender


    Posted By: Wisconsin Woman on 05/20/04 09:45pm

    This is such an interesting topic. So many of you are retired or retiring soon and I have yet to start my career! I am in my final year of the Physician's Assistant program at UW-Madison. I went back to school when my youngest started pre-school (he is now in 4th grade). My dear husband owns an electrical contracting firm.


    Posted By: BusyBees on 05/21/04 10:16pm

    I retired 2 years ago at the young age of 55 after 34 plus years with the Toronto Police Service. Left the job with the rank of Detective Sergeant, a ton of good memories, and no regrets. My wife worked in the interior design area selling fabrics to designers planning large projects. She retired a few years before I did and now we are into something completely different....RVing.

    What fun...hope to see you when we head south in November to Arizona.


    2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD EC SB 4WD D/A
    Husky 16k roller; Prodigy ctrlr

    2004 Mountaineer 328RLS

    Currently snowbirding in Arizona


    Posted By: 2Bcomfy on 05/21/04 05:53am

    Myself: case manager @social service agency
    Partner: Grocery store Bakery Dept.
    2004 23D Jay feather
    1998 Chevy Silverado
    Exploring the country 25 years before retirement: PRICELESS!!!!


    2006 Chevy 1500 Z71 crewcab
    2004 Jayco Jay Feather 23D


    Posted By: Alan_W on 05/29/04 01:55pm

    I'm an air traffic controller with a computer software business on the side. My wife is a dentist.


    Alan & Cathy
    Brittany 16, Cody 13, Brooke 10 and Allison 6 -- Rig and Trip Photos Website
    2004 GMC 2500HD Duramax/Allison, Prodigy, Reese 16K Slider, Timbrens
    Crossroads Paradise Pointe PF32BH, Cummins P3200ie




    Posted By: LovelyLoofa on 05/23/04 05:20pm

    We have 3 kids with special needs--I run their Home-Based Treatment programs---husband works hard as a Corrections Officer with juvinile offenders. It is neat to see all the things we all do for a living. Great thread.


    Amy
    2002 Ford Excursion
    Flowmaster with a 3in pipe,
    K&N FIPK System, Granatelli Mass Air Sensor, & Gibson Headers
    With Reese Dual Cam Sway Control & Prodigy Brake Controller
    2004 Trail Cruiser C23S


    Posted By: Rick M on 06/07/04 02:49pm

    For me, I'm Operations Manager for a large processor (computer chip) manufacturer and my wife is Office Manager for a local real estate firm. We're both about to turn 50 and have our sights on the ripe old age of 55 to call it quits. If we can get some help from Wall Street and decent returns on some real estate holdings we may be able to do it,,,

    Can't wait,,


    2004 35' Four Winds Infinity
    2003 VW Beetle Convertable - Toad (GNASBUG)
    1999 Audi A6 Avant
    1991 Mazda Miata SE British Racing Green
    Blue Ox Aladdin TB & Kargard
    Member-Thousand Trails
    FMCA #F389787


    Posted By: lenny bonin on 06/05/04 08:01am

    i work offshore in the gulf of mexico on an oil and gas producing platform. i work 14 days offshore and go home for 14 days at a time.


    2007.5 chevy silverado 2500 hd D/A 4 x 4, 3.73 gears,
    2004 29ft aljo scout TT. 3 kids, 6 grandkids, 1 German shepard


    Posted By: frontiersman on 05/24/04 09:46pm

    Auto Technician for Chevrolet for past 20 years.
    My Wife is an automotive parts inventory clerk for another Chevrolet
    dealership.


    '03 Chevy 2500hd 6.0, 4.10 rear, ext cab, short bed.
    Reese 16k slider hitch
    '03 KZ frontier 2353p 5-er
    Previous camper was a '98 Coleman Bayside


    Posted By: dss667 on 06/02/04 04:10pm

    Canadian Navy 13 Yrs and counting
    two tours in persian gulf 1998 6 months 2001/2002 6 months


    2001 Dodge 2500 5.9L Quadcab Cummins Diesel 4x4 Auto
    Prodigy Brake Controller; Reese HP Duel Cam; Delorme Earthmate GPS with MS Streets and Trips 2007 ver.
    had 2005 Rockwood 8318SS by Forest River
    now have 2007 Jayco JayFlight 31bhds


    Posted By: fanrw2 on 05/23/04 11:18pm

    I'am an eletrical supervisor and wife is a clinincal nurse for the federal prison system. Both daughters tell everyone that there parents are in the prison system. Scares the heck out of there boyfriends. So guess we can live with that.


    2003 Dodge Ram 3500, Quad cab,Diesel,SRW
    2000 Komfort 26FS
    Prodigy Brake Controller



    Posted By: kcheese62 on 05/22/04 08:45am

    Naval Aircrewman/Vol Fifefighter
    House Wife/Mother


    2011 Elk Ridge 29 BHCK
    2012 Dodge 2500 C/C Cummins 4x4,
    16k Hidden Hitch Fifth Wheel W/slider
    Me, Wife, Son, and Daughter
    13 years Navy and in the Army now(CW2).


    Posted By: lnewell on 05/21/04 10:13am

    I am still currently working. I am the General Manager for a recycled paper mill.


    Larry & Linda Newell
    2003 30ft Medallion 5th wheel
    2004 Ford F-350 4x4 with V-10
    Reese 16K 5th Wheel Swivel Hitch
    Prodigy Brake Controller
    Husband - Wife & a cute Beagle named Sadie




    Posted By: joelc on 05/21/04 09:36am

    I am a Material's Manager and prior to that a Materials Planner for 5+ years. Was looking for a new TT or 5er but my company might be closing due to lack of contracts. Not ready for early retirement. Anyone know of openings in the PA,NY,NJ tri-state area.


    Posted By: UReady on 06/05/04 03:38pm

    I am 54 and retired happy after going to school 4 years and working at the same job for 30 yrs.. I have waited for this time in my life since I had to start school at 6 years old.


    Louisiana Man


    Posted By: strawec on 05/24/04 01:09pm

    when in savannah, I recommend Ft. McCallister state cg. good distance between spots. Watch the trees. Bring fishing pole.

    Evan


    Evan&Carolyn
    2007 Dodge 3500 SLT,6.7,68rfe,Quad Cab,Dually,Lb
    2007 Escalade 36 KSB
    Podigy
    B&W Combo
    Porta bote , Rand Mcnally GPS


    Posted By: RvingMike on 05/23/04 05:55pm

    I'm a retired police Capt. and my wife is a retired Human Resource Director. Have been retired for 2 1/2 years and are full-timers. We love every minute of it. Fuel prices just force us to eat at home more (going out every day is too much anyway).


    Mike

    2004 GMC 8100/Allison 3500 Dually
    2004 36' Mobile Suite


    Posted By: Anyoltime on 05/28/04 08:12pm

    Good Day:
    I have been watching this thread since its inception and am curious why so many good people give out so much information about themselves,it appears be another way for shysters to get information they shouldn't have at any rate,but then maybe there are no such people trolling this site.Our profiles are also a great source.


    Posted By: rcb on 06/02/04 05:20am

    I am a manufacturing engineer currently. In the past I have been a production manager, supervisor, truck driver and a farmer. My better half has been an RN for 25 years. She will soon be a traveling nurse and I will be her driver.


    2008 F450 4x4 430 gears 20K Reese hitch
    2008 Mobile Suite 36TK3 #4014 second Mobile suite
    Fulltimers since 2004
    Wife's a traveling nurse


    Posted By: Monster Maker on 05/29/04 06:47pm

    Mad Scientist, and of course, monster maker.

    Sometimes I operate heavy equipment, crane trucks-track hoes-loaders-etc., just for fun.





    Posted By: big griz on 05/22/04 12:13am

    A "semi retired" General Contractor.


    Posted By: Joe N. on 05/27/04 08:52pm

    I retired early, 56, after 32 years with an electric utility company. Now I am self-employed as an inspector for construction projects for the aforementioned electric utility company. My wife is a teacher. She retires in 8 years but I may never get to retire. We have 3 beautiful daughters and I have continue working to pay for about 6 more years of college and 3 weddings.


    Joe N.
    04 Dodge CTD 2500 Quad-Cab 4X4 48RE
    04 Fleetwood Prowler Regal 330FKDS


    Posted By: Pacing Along on 05/24/04 03:30pm

    I have a problem. I hope you all bear with me. I am trying to ask a question but everytime I do a new topic thing. My question is asked in regular type but my Topic is Bold ink and they won't accept that.
    Where does the bold ink come from and how do I get it off.


    Posted By: lcruzen on 05/27/04 10:41am

    I'm Batman!


    The Cruzen Hotel

    CB Channel 13

    Hell, Michigan


    Posted By: Clayart39 on 06/04/04 08:42pm

    We are, He: Retired music teacher and professional singer
    She: Retired art teacher and clay potter


    Posted By: Quick Six on 05/23/04 03:50pm

    Senior Bridge Inspector. Just Finished a year and a half repair job on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay. Just started widening I-4 through Tampa (18 New Bridges).
    Wife is a medical office Mangaer
    Son 19 is a Firefighter and also going to college
    Son 14 will start high school in the fall.

    Looking forward to a summer of several camping trips.


    2004 Dodge 1500 Ram Hemi 4X4
    2002 Coleman Sante Fe
    Prodigy
    Soon to be a larger unit!!


    Posted By: Robinsnest on 05/21/04 07:13pm

    I am a compliance officer for a surgery center. 20 + years of nursing and decided to try something different. Want to be full time RVer- but I still have 5 years or so to go. Earl is the bobblehead dog in the window of my truck, my grand daughter gave him to me for christmas to take the place of my small female cocker spaniel, Pepper who passed away last year. Sigh................
    Good post- many nurses and lots of firemen, police and teachers here, yea!!


    1991 HitchHiker II 25'RK by NuWa
    Ford F350 4X4 - Crew Cab long bed
    Several Fly Rods and Pontoon Boat
    Taking nothing but pictures and memories,
    Wasting nothing but time,
    Leaving nothing but footprints.


    Posted By: tntravelers on 05/31/04 08:59pm

    Him, retired after 28 years at Procter and Gamble in Jackson, Tn. now full time volunteer firefighter/part time EMT-IV...rules the roost.

    Her...ruling the rooster *lol*


    Posted By: mitch200 on 05/26/04 04:35pm

    Iam in the Candian Armed Forces now going on 22 years. Air Traffic side of it.
    Mitch


    Shane Mitchell
    2004 Titanium 24-29E 5th Wheel
    2000 Ford 3/4 SuperDuty V10

    mitchellshane@hotmail.com


    Posted By: WE5NACREEK on 05/23/04 02:28pm

    I am a lead computer programmer/analyst and my DH is a commerial truck sales/lease manager. I hope we can still afford rving when it comes our turn to retire.

    Sheila


    Sheila, Tom,
    2 Kids (boy 14 and girl 9)
    1 Skinny Shiba Inu dog 10 years
    1 Chocolate Labrador Pup 5 years
    1 Long Hair Chihuahua 3 years

    2006 Chevy 3500-Duramax 6600 Turbo Diesel/Allison 1000
    2005 FR Cedar Creek 34RLBS




    Posted By: MsMinnesota on 06/05/04 08:12am

    I am a director for a national non-profit. My hubby is an IT architect.

    * This post was edited 06/07/04 10:31pm by MsMinnesota *


    *~*~*~*~*~*
    Julie & Gary
    Nate - May '03
    Meg - Oct '08
    Celie (dog) - camps with us
    Roxy (cat) - stays home

    We love to camp with friends in our '99 Dutchmen!


    Posted By: 4cstr on 05/23/04 06:38pm

    I am a Senior Forecaster with the National Weather Service. Yep, your tax dollars hard at work. Wife works in the clerical section of a collection agency. We are still many years away from retiring...but it is a pleasant thought.

    We have 8yr and 5yr old daughters. I grew up camping with my parents, and our first camper was a model called "'Lil Darling" Great memories.

    Dave


    2012 F350 PSD KR longbox dually, bone stock
    2011 Sierra 355QBQ


    Posted By: marionsc on 05/31/04 09:23pm

    I am semi retired and have a very qualified crew running the businees of 24 years while I am away.We sell farm machinery parts tractor,combine,cotton pickers and hi cyle sprayers Just like a car salvage yard only we do it with farm machinery..www.bakersalvage.com Also my fiance' is a travel or nurse this allows us to travel as we are doing now she takes 3 month contracts all over the U.S.


    marionsc@msn.com2002 Chevy 3500w/duromax and allison trans.////////1998 Savanna by Fleetwood 35.5 fiver////Jan and Marion....FULTIMING since April/04


    Posted By: firefighterED on 05/20/04 07:42pm

    Firefighter/paramedic and wife is an administrative assistant


    Posted By: riverroyal on 06/07/04 09:02pm

    man whore,,,,only 6 months outta the year,the rest im throughbred jockey,im also full of crap


    Posted By: Leeblev on 05/21/04 10:24pm

    I retired in 1992 from a City Police Dept. Too young, so I went back to another PD as their interim Service Divison manager. Then worked for a software co. that developed police software. In 1991, I went to work for an insurance co. as a fraud investigator. Now, I am again retired and looking at hip replacement surgery on Monday, May 24. Why did I not retire earlier? Had to pay for the motorhome we bought in 1991! This time, I plan to stay retired and use the MH to it's best advantage.

    Lee
    2001 36' Kountry Star DP


    Lee
    2001 36' Kountry Star DP



    Posted By: The Roaming Viking on 06/08/04 09:09am

    I am a Service employee for the Food Service at University at Buffalo. I have summers off, So, I can be with my Little Family to go Camping & spend Quality time with them My Husband is a Certified Executive "Working" Chef works at a Retirement Community. We'll be able to retire in about 23 yrs.


    2004 Dutchmen 31Bk-DSL [

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.


    Posted By: Gus3 on 05/23/04 06:56pm

    12 years Retired Firefighter (Captain), now Chief Investigator & Forensic Assistant for Medical Examiners Office. Boss of the house, a self-employed beautitian


    2004 F350 CC SW SB Stock
    2004 Jayco Designer 30 RKS


    Posted By: Texas Vet on 06/03/04 05:23pm

    In the early 60's, I spent five years in the USN, three of which were in Viet Nam. I survived with body and brain still intact and got out while I could. Spent the next 32 years with a major computer company as a real estate project manager. Retired Y2K evening (12/31/99) and have never looked back.

    My wife and I now buy 'stuff' (mostly antiques) in the NorthEast and sell mostly in Texas. We spend over 11 months in our RoadTrek each year on the road somewhere.


    On the road again....
    Lew


    Lew



    Posted By: TaymaysmomBobswife on 05/22/04 09:58pm

    My husband is a resource Planner, and I am a RN in the ICU. Congrats on the new addition!


    CoryRN


    Posted By: lfranklin on 05/27/04 12:01pm

    Millwright for GM at the Detroit/Hamtramck(Cadillac Division)plant. Starting my 33rd (and last) year. YAHOO!
    Wife owns a office cleaning company and will retire when I do, and IF I can pry her away from the grandkids we will be fulltimers then.


    Posted By: MrMike on 05/26/04 06:13am

    Self Employed Embroiderer. We live in the sticks and have a commmercial embroidery machine and do hats, polo shirts, etc.

    Self Employed=work all the time

    Unlike everyone else we're looking for a travel trailer to go around to the tractor shows up north and out west. One of our lines of embroidered items is embroidered tractors.


    Posted By: Janke5 on 06/07/04 12:22am

    I manage vendor relationships and purchasing for a Point of Sale Hardware (PC based) manufacturer. Dabble in marketing support as needed - mainly trade show support. Have been doing this for 3 1/2 years now, previously being with our Advertising and Marketing firm, and love it! Hubby is a foreman for the underground electrical division of an energy distribution company. He has been doing this for the past 12 years.
    Don't look to retire anytime soon....unless we hit the lottery - one can always hope.
    In the meantime, we live for the weekends, and hitting the open road with the kids.

    Ms. Janke5


    Posted By: Rbrunson on 06/01/04 01:30pm

    Retireing Dec. 31st Maintenance planner for the last 15 years, 31 total years at same place.


    1997 Foretravel U320 40ft.
    M-11E 400hp Cummings
    Allison HD-4060R six speed
    Honda CR-V toad


    Posted By: jbat66 on 06/01/04 02:24pm

    If we harnessed all the brain power in this one post, I think we could light a small town. :-)


    JBAT

    1999 Fleetwood Bounder 34V
    1987 Gulfstream Classic (need to sell)
    2002 Pontiac GrandAm Toad


    Posted By: jbat66 on 05/31/04 08:30am

    I'm going to retire from one government job in a year and a half. I do computer security, networking, and internet services. I'm Looking at retiring when I'm 43 (five years to go). I may not, but it will be nice knowing I can.


    Posted By: Tammy/Bob on 06/01/04 02:34pm

    This is an interesting topic. We are turkey farmers......didn't get to read all of the posts, but from what I did read, didn't see any other turkey farmers. We raise about 120,000 birds a season, too bad the season is when rving is at it's best.

    Eat a turkey sandwich today :-)
    Tammy


    Posted By: lheebie on 06/02/04 11:25am

    Retired business owner. Wife still working as a Adm. Mgr. for a large property management company in Denver. She will retire in December of 2005 and then the fun begins full time.... :-)


    2004 F250 Lariat 6.0 SD LB SC Wedgewood Blue
    4" catback, AFE ProGuard, SC#1704, 50g transferflo w/toolbox & Trax Command, Linex bed, Reese hitch, Brite Box, Piller Guages, Timbrens, Brakesmart,C-Betr Mirror's & 35' 05 Prairie Schooner 5er by Gulf Stream


    Posted By: PhatFireMan on 05/26/04 07:08pm

    Senior brew meister for a major beer company...NOT!

    Fireman.

    Enjoy any combination of alcohol, firearms, and motorcycles.

    The older I get...the better I was.


    Phatty


    Posted By: Homeontheroad on 06/07/04 03:29pm

    My wife and I run a small company that works with the Native American Tribes in business development. Living in NC we spend a lot of our time on the west coast. We are lucky enough to spend a lot of time in our RV working while traveling.


    Mike and Terry
    "Homeontheroad"
    2000 Gulfstream 29' Conquest with "Super Slide"
    2002 Dodge 3500 Laramie SLT "Dually"
    5.9 Cummins Diesel "Tweaked"
    Happy to be "Standby Sams"

    1990 29'Jayco- Anchored to the Beach, Coastal NC

    "Fish or cut bait"


    Posted By: rebdjb on 06/03/04 02:55pm

    I look at dead people (Chief Investigator for Medical Examiner) & my wife works for Homeland Security


    Ron Donna, Golden Paws A Striding (Stryder) 3 boys serving proudly 06 F350, PSTD, DRW, 2006 Sandpiper 335RLTS w/TrailAir & Center Point
    Lucy left paw prints on our hearts 9/29/93 - 5/16/08


    Posted By: Fiverfyrmn on 05/21/04 08:13pm

    Great thread. It's interesting to see how many different occupations are involved in RVing.

    I was lucky enough to be a firefighter for 32+ years in Fairfax County, VA. I retired last year as a Deputy Chief and my wife quit teaching so we could enjoy the fiver on a more regular basis.

    Frankly, after 9/11 and what happened to so many of the brothers in FDNY, my wife and I decided life is too short to spend it all at work. As I tell the folks at the old firehouse "I miss work, but I don't miss working."


    Carl Maurice
    Retired Firefighter
    2004 GMC 2500HD Crew Cab LB SLT D/A
    29' Cardinal RKLE Fifth Wheel
    Best Wife in the World


    Posted By: mamestra on 05/21/04 10:03pm

    I am a high school science teacher and my wife is an OR nurse. This is our first 5th wheel. We are a couple of years from retirement and now travel with our German Shepard. It doesn't surprise me to see that so many different careers enjoy this lifestyle.
    Michael


    2007 Dodge 3500 Quad 6.7 L Cummins
    2012 Montana 3750FL
    wife Diane and 110lb German Shepherd "Tye"
    My mind keeps writing checks my body won't cash.


    Posted By: DYLANSDAD on 06/01/04 02:48pm

    Pipefitter, wife works for a title company, soon to be full timingg.


    DYLANSDAD


    2002 DODGE 1500 4X4 QUAD CAB
    2003 CHEROKEE 275L


    Posted By: daddysblutrk on 05/21/04 08:22pm

    I'm an Auditor for Speedway stores 13 yrs,the wife is a corrections officer for the state of Michigan 7yrs. At least 25 years to go.


    2008 Toyota Tundra DC 5.7L 4x4
    2008 Jayco 19h
    2008 GMC Acadia -backup tv



    Posted By: momagna85 on 05/23/04 11:10am

    Registered nurse. Fantastic career! Used to work as many hours and days a week as I wanted for bill paying and extras. Now I consider one full time job, with benefits, my 'semi-retirement': 12 hour shifts, only 3 days a week. In 7 years when I retire I will still be able to work an occasional shift, any time, any place that I happen to desire.


    momagna
    '01 GMC 3500 8.1L 4x4 DRW CC
    Allison, Ranchos, Airbags
    '04 Lance 1161


    Posted By: Justadad1999 on 05/21/04 07:40pm

    Retired West Texas Operations Director for Employee Leasing Co out of Ft Worth Tx. Wife retired from Sears, we're both 50 but to be honest I got lucky investing in a little known software co called Microsoft back in 1987.
    I am also a Freelance Writer and all I do now is write Corporate Bio's, enjoy the wife, daughters and 5 year old son. We're 1st time 5ver owners and hope to make the "maiden voyage" of the "blue beast" in June to Seaworld San Diego, Disney Ca, & Vegas on way home.

    Larry-El Paso Tx.


    Posted By: bricklayer on 05/23/04 08:13pm

    Mason contractor for 25 years. Wife works as a business manager at CSU. Youngest son graduated from high school last saturday. Just got a class a 5 weeks ago have a nice trip planned for the summer. We been out to our favorite CG,ice still on the lake sure would not have been there in the tent. {CG is above 9,000 feet}


    bricklayer
    2006 Allegro Bay FRED 37 QDB
    2003 Honda CRV



    Posted By: debdaves on 05/21/04 11:02am

    I'm a production worker at a sports drink beverage facility. The Mrs. works home health care.


    BE BLESSED!
    '02 Trailblazer 4.2, I-6, 3.42's '83 Shasta Friendship 16'
    Retired Reservist, 26 yrs. AR-supply, NG-cook, AF-transports
    Adventures




    Posted By: rvman01 on 06/01/04 01:08pm

    I am RV tech and hitch specialist in chatt. tn


    Posted By: vaughn15 on 05/30/04 10:19am

    Retired master mechanic/fabricator for city nearby, for a period I've running bank express courier as an IC but will soon give that up too; wife retired HR Spec from federal utility.


    Ralph, Jan
    Chi Chi & Sandy
    2004.5 GMC Sierra 2500HD LLY CC D/A
    2004 Keystone Laredo 27RL



    Posted By: CW05 US ARMY on 05/22/04 08:40pm

    Hi everyone...My husband is career Militay (US ARMY). I just try and keep the home-front under control and when he is home we love to camp. We just bought our first 5th wheel..SunnyBrook Titan triple slide. Getting ready to take it to Arkansas for a couple of weeks.


    Terry (active duty army), Donna, Tya, Nathan, Trixie and whoever else decides to tag along
    2006 38'BWQS SunnyBrook Titan (4 slides)



    Posted By: TekLead on 06/03/04 08:52pm

    Well, I've been watching this thread grow and grow and grow ... and now I see that you do mean, "everyone!"

    So ... I'm a Tech Lead, surprise, surprise.

    (That's a role in software development projects.)


    -- TekLead
    ____________________________________________
    2000 Ford F350 4x4 SRW V10, Ranchos, Air Lifts
    2000 Lance 1120, Air, Gen, Sat, etc.



    Posted By: Just Junkin' on 05/31/04 10:25am

    Bigfoot, we are like others, we have had several jobs over the years. Darrel has always farmed and raised livestock for 25 years, then could see how the hog industry was going and decided to start two new businesses. We decided to start an antique store in Iowa here along I-80 and we had lots of fun and met many people while doing that. We also had a portable toilet business on the side, local events like weddings, town events, sold that business and closed the antique store. We still have the farms and we plan on hitting the road in July. Me, I am retiring from 29 1/2 years with state government, doing many different positions. Latest being an administrative assistant. Looking forward to meeting many more interesting people along the way. I am counting down the days. Many interesting occupations listed in your thread. Really enjoy reading all of them. Diversity!


    Posted By: sledget on 05/21/04 07:54am

    I'm a Sr Systems Analyst for First Data Corp, Michelle is a 5th grade teacher.


    Earl , Michelle
    Kurt , Kyle & Jasmin
    97 Tioga Montara 29'


    Posted By: scorchy67 on 05/28/04 10:31pm

    I retired from IBM in 1998 after 30+ years and many various management positions in service and marketing. 3 months after retirement, was asked to return to work for IBM as a contractor ....still at it. I'm a telecommuter so life is good. My wife is the care giver for her 93 year old father.


    Marilyn & Scott
    Mavis & Maggie ( Min Pin & Teenie Weenie)
    2006 Four Winds Chateau
    Toad 2008 Chev HHR
    Loving it in Wyoming




    Posted By: cmckay on 05/22/04 08:29am

    I'm 25 and am a Process Technician (operator) at Methanex (methanol and ammonia plant). I hope to move back to Alberta soon...not as many trees but it's sunnier!


    Chris McKay

    Kitimat, BC, Canada

    '95 25.5' Rustler 5th wheel
    '95 Chev 2500 5 speed


    Posted By: gcronk on 05/21/04 05:35am

    My wife is a marketing manager for the Telecommunications and Media Finance group of a BIG commercial lender. Me, I was a network installer before becoming totally disabled in 2003. Now, I take care of the house and try to finish my restoration of a 1971 22 foot Terry Trailer.


    George and Debi
    1998 Ford Explorer
    1983 Bandit S10
    Butch the Cat


    Posted By: Richard&Jennifer on 05/22/04 08:12pm

    I'm a police officer and my wife teaches 1st grade (1 day a week now).


    2004 Winnebago Minnie 31C
    no toad yet
    2 boys (7 and 4 1/2) and 1 girl (2)


    Posted By: RCLehr on 05/26/04 06:41am

    I'm a Software Engineer and my wife is an HR Analyst.


    1998 Dodge 3500 DRW, 5spd, 4.10 gears, E-brake
    2013 Komfort 2620FRL


    Posted By: MaXEz on 06/01/04 12:42pm

    Hi bigfoot,

    I'm one of the (few) senior software engineer still with a job on the US due to most positions beign move oversees (india/china/etc...)

    I guess when I get laid off will be selling the MH.

    Max


    Posted By: michiganprowler on 05/23/04 06:56am

    19 years as correction officer and sargent with MDOC, 8 years to go! Wife is Corrections Dental Assistant for 15 years. Love to travel!


    2003 Ram 1500 Hemi 4 door
    21' Prower 5th wheel
    Husky slider
    Prodigy




    Posted By: michiganprowler on 05/23/04 07:08am

    double post pulled


    Posted By: army ranger on 05/31/04 03:38pm

    prior military...now work in oil refinery.


    dodge 3/4ton 4x4 v-10
    four winds 26bh


    2001 3/4 dodge v-10
    2002 26bh fourwinds


    Posted By: WayneLee on 06/07/04 02:53pm

    I work for as much as possible spending as little time as possible!


    Wayne Lee
    Out West Somewhere


    2007 36' Class A HR Endeavor DP | 2006 Hummer H3 Dinghy | Millenicom 4G MiFi



    Posted By: DaWeir's on 05/24/04 09:13pm

    I am an apprentice inside wireman out of IBEW Local 46 in Seattle.


    Myself,DW, 2 boys(2.5,6), and another one in the oven.



    Posted By: sunnymom on 05/24/04 11:13pm

    My wonderful hubby owns a custom chopper business and I play the role of "super mom."


    2006 Hurricane 30Q
    2007 CR-V Toad



    Posted By: Top Dog on 05/28/04 08:45am

    Hubby retired from Teamsters, still working parttime since I am not retired yet. I am a bookkeeper and only going to work 1 more year and then we are taking our trip to Alaska.


    Gloria and Dillon (my Carolina Dingo)
    2002 F250 Ford Diesel Crewcab
    2003 3670 Montana 5th Wheel


    Posted By: rvluversnc93 on 05/29/04 06:30am

    I am a fire captain and wife is a teacher. Just found this thread and checked it out. I had been curious my self what others on the forums do. Now we know ! Cool !


    Happy Camping !!

    Derek - FD Battalion Chief
    Teresa - Technology Assistant
    Hers - 11 Dodge Charger
    His - 04.5 Dodge Ram 2500 CTD Q-Cab
    (Real Trucks Don't Have SparkPlugs)
    2011 Canyon Trail Fiver



    Posted By: VDub on 05/27/04 07:46am

    Retired from USAF (wife also retired), then retired from FedEx, now working on a retirement from Washington State University where I am a network administrator. Two more years, sell the house, and hit the road full-time.






    Posted By: FireRooster on 05/21/04 09:43pm

    Yes nice to see so many different backgrounds enjoying th life of RVing. Good to see some fellow firefighters here too!! If any of you travel to Phoenix look me up, love to chat with you all. My wife and I are both firefighter/paramedics, and young parents too!

    Fire Rooster


    2002 F250,CC,Shortbed,4X4,Lariat,with tons of extras,and home brewed Bio-diesel,33 ft fifth wheel toyhauler,2004 Skyline Rampage 327,loaded with options, CBR900RR,ZX-6R,XR400R,XR100R,2manco off-road Karts


    Posted By: Bad Influence on 06/08/04 09:25am

    dlott84040, thanks for the summary - I started looking late and didn't have time to run through the whole list.

    Me, I'm an attorney and non-residential real estate appraiser, and I'm amazed at how few real estate folks are on the list. I suppose most of us are in our vehicles too often for work and don't want to drive it on vacation (not me!) Either way, I'm thinking "mobile office" and figure I'll just have to get assignments farther from home that need me to take the 5er!


    Timothy

    No more brand bashing. If you don't like my truck, and haven't had personal experience with a Ford 6.0, don't insult it. If you have, be specific and factual.


    Posted By: icarian_pow on 05/24/04 03:13pm

    RV DEALER! I use to camp every weekend. Now it seems like all I do is talk about camping with my customers and never get to go anymore!!!!


    Posted By: tuanton on 05/21/04 05:28pm

    I am fulltime medical doctor, partime Rvying, spent a lot of time in my RV on my driveway reading and watching TV.


    THOMAS


    Posted By: Sonic442 on 05/24/04 12:37am

    Hello from the great white north,
    I will through my 2 bits in, thats 5 cents US.
    I am an Emergency Medical Communications Instructor and Paramedic Instructor for the British Columbia Ambulance Service. I am looking at retiring in 16 years 4 months and 13 days....oops did I mention I can,t wait to retire?


    2001 Dodge 3500 5.9L HO Cummins Diesel 6 speed
    1974 Vanguard 11.6 Camper


    Posted By: minisprint91 on 05/22/04 02:05pm

    Hi; My wife and I own and operate a Machine Shop in Northboro Ma.






    Posted By: Camping with Cash on 05/23/04 07:32am

    Great Question Bigfoot!

    I am a Truckdriver for Coca Cola, my Finace works for BBC America.
    I lost my father a month ago and all he ever wanted to do was retire to Florida with my mother.
    I watched my Uncle work his entire life just to die of Cancer before he was able to take his Class A south for the winters.
    I am going to be 39 this June, my fiance is 34.
    We are not waiting for our 50's or 60's to Retire, we are waiting 6 years for my step daughter to move on with her life then it is time to load the fiver, throw in the dog and we are Gone!!
    Praying to the Lottery Gods can't hurt either.

    Take Care,

    Jim

    * This post was edited 05/23/04 05:00pm by Camping with Cash *


    Jim & Rhonda Titus
    Cash, The Brindled Boxer
    Bruno, The Flashy Fawn Boxer
    2004 Cedar Creek Silverback 28LRLFS 5er
    2006 Ford F-350 Lariat FX4 CC 6.0 PSD
    Reese 16K Kwik Slide
    Tuxbury Pond RV Resort Site #96



    Posted By: Fishguy on 06/01/04 09:31am

    A commercial fisherman and a single father of 3 kids, who live with me 1/2 the time


    [b][/b][blue]Me :B :) :p :C little ones 1 Frisky Golden Retriever Puppy 1 Attack Kitten 2004 Chevy 2500HD Xcab with 6.0 & 4.10 2002 Jayco 29BH [/blue][/b]

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    Posted By: lostmarbles on 05/31/04 10:00am

    O.k. Ex truck driver, groundskeeper, manager of several pizza parlors, courier driver, janitor, dispatcher of Roto Rooter, warehouse worker, forklift driver, bench tech and manager for Rug Doctor, maintenance worker several times, Camping world parts tech, parts driver and counter tech for automotive dealership, apple computer assembly line worker, apartment manager and asst mgr b4 that, park and recreation district barn worker getting ponies ready for park rides division. There's a lot more then I can remember as I had about 40+ employers, a lot of them several time each too, but not in the order I've stated here tho. Can you imagined the w2's I had to wait for to file taxes. LOL. My wife says that I accumulated so much junk in my head, that I should be able to do anything by now, knowledge wise. Life is what we make of it, so I made it my life. Now doing an Yahoo group "Central/Northern Cal RV'er/Boat Group", as an hobby. Met my wife on puter here in Sacramento, Ca. in '94 then went to her house party, then hooked up later, after she posed the question "have you ever been or are you an axe murderer", just to be funny I guess, since we've met on the puter. Just bought a mobile home , single wide for $500.00, now that's my next project. Yes, we was full timers for about 5 years, LOVED IT! Now, we are back to just camping. ACK! Time for me to get off of here, b4 I tell my Whole life story... ADIOS!


    Posted By: redsrvrepair on 05/24/04 10:08pm

    I have been an RV tech for about 12 years now with a degree in electronics and physics got bored in the aero industry and started working with my hands on Monaco Prevost and Country Couch, of cource all the towables I have really enjoyed trying to help out those in need and hope to continue I am know self-employed doing mobile rv repair in New Braunfels Texas. If you ever come to San Antonio or austin come check us out
    redsrvrepair.com


    Full timer
    98 Ford Expo Eddie Bauer
    84 Kawasaki GPZ1100
    35" Franklin TT (project number 1)almost finished
    295R Terry ( project number 2)
    Worked on just about all type RVs
    Installed just about all the extras offered and some not
    Employment: Selfemployed RV Tech Mobile Service
    Have worked for NASA to GTE found my true joy meeting and helping new folks from all over North America
    I dont know it all just willin' to try anything to get the done RIGHT
    Red


    Posted By: GSP805 on 05/23/04 07:44pm

    I'm a Georgia State Trooper..........She owns her own business (Guess who makes all the money!! Ha ha)...We're a ways from retirement.


    2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab 4X4, Cummins Diesel
    2004 Coachmen Somerset
    Reese Signature Series 18K hitch


    Posted By: mogmt2 on 05/24/04 10:10am

    Good Day BigFoot!

    I am not retired, I work for the University of Miami and my husband works for Miami Dade Public school system. We do not have top of the line trialer. As a matter of fact we just purchased a 1985 25 Foot trailer for $2500.00 and we have put $500.00 into it so far. My trailer sits on a lot down in the Florida Keys, mile marker 38.9 to be exact and although we would love to own a newer version, the old version works as well as the new.

    We love it and we plan on upgrading to a motorhome when we retired (in about 20 years from now).

    We have kids (five holy moly!) and a dog! We discovered RVing about 5 years ago and we haven't looked back..............if you are ever in Florida and travel down to the keys during the summer months stop by Sunshine Key and lot 35 and sit down with us drink a "cafecito" and get ready to board a boat for the best fishing experience in a life time!!!!

    Adios!


    Posted By: dlott84040 on 06/07/04 11:10am

    OK, Someone had to do it. I calculated all of these postings and here are the results from a possible 768 occupations that were mentioned in the posts. These results are only my own and I had to use my judgement to group some of these together. These are listed in order of the number of persons involved.
    Teachers 70 10% Construction 11
    Self Employed 47 6% Government 11
    Registered Nurse 38 5% Telecommunication 11
    Firefighter 37 5% Farmer 10
    Law Enforcement 36 5% Service 9
    Retired Military 35 5% Chemist 9
    Tradesman 30 Food Service 8
    Housewife 30 Auto Industry 8
    Administration 28 Oil Industry 8
    Sales 28 Service Manager 7
    Management 27 Customer Service 7
    Technical 26 Realtor 6
    Medical 21 Utilities 6
    Engineers 21 Analyst 6
    Financial 13 Film/TV 5
    Postal 13 Pharmaceutical 5
    Insurance 13 Planner 5
    Electician 13 Consultant 5
    Trucking 13 Computer Science 5
    Social Services 12 Pilot 4
    Accounting 12 Machinist 4
    System Admin 4
    Aerospace 4
    Purchasing 3
    Heavy Equipment 3
    Mechanic 7 oops
    Sheet Metal 3
    Design 3
    Forester 3
    CPA 3
    Software Eng 7 oops again
    Railroad-2, Writer-3, Research-2, Attorney-2, Private Investigator-2, Air Traffic-2, Justice-6, Utilities-6, Dispatcher-1, Furneral Director-1, Architect-1, Mortician-1, Sorg Writer-1, Grave Digger-1, and more that I either forgot or didn't pick up. This survey is within a margin or error of about 50% or more. Just for your info.


    F350 SB Crew, Reese Slider
    2004 Mobile Suites
    Utahman


    Posted By: dlott84040 on 06/04/04 09:11am

    Rocket scientist (Aerospace Engineer) for the Trident Missile System. Don't want to retire but stop working in two years. Vietnam Vet, part time cook for a Christian Camp, X-volunteer firefighter. Wife works for the country as a Home appraiser. Retiring in St. George for home base and off we go. Happy RV'ing.


    Posted By: djelmore on 05/24/04 12:36pm

    My husband is a welder out of a Union in NY. I left my job in December and we are now full timers in our late 20's. Since February we have been in Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina working at Nukes. I was really surprised at the number of young couples, many with children working full time on the road. We go where the work is and when Dave's laid off we head home to New York where my parents have a horse farm with plenty of room for our 5th Wheel. Life is good!!!!!!!


    Posted By: Trippin7 on 06/02/04 11:12am

    We just bought our first TT, A brand new Cruiser by Crossroads 32'. we camp with our triplet girls (19 months old) My husband is a VP with JP Morgan Chase and I am Human Resources Generalist.


    Neil & Dayna Henningsen
    TRIPLETS- who will be 2 years old in October!!
    Ashlynn, Bethany & Madison
    Babysitter-Minnie the border collie
    Cruiser by Crossroads 32BHS
    2004 EB Ford Expedition
    REESE W/D Hitch / REESE DUAL CAM HP sway control



    Posted By: Jcarco on 05/28/04 08:22pm

    I am a full time mother for my two girls. My hubby is a senior technical marketing engineer for a major company.


    Hoping to get RV soon
    Jackie
    1999 GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab


    Posted By: Desert Rat-59 on 05/24/04 07:29pm

    Retired 20 years in the Navy. Fooled around in the private sector for 2 years. But relized I knew Navy airplanes and electronics better than anything. So now back with the Navy as a civilian. Only thing is the job is 200 miles from my home. So in a 2 week period I spend 7 nights in the 5er and 7 nights at home. Just my Monday morning commute sucks. So I guess that makes me a half timer? Plan to full time in about 15 yrs.


    2007 Crossroads Zinger ZF-270-RL
    2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 CTD
    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 L
    1975 Cadillac Eldorado 500 cid
    The Wife Teddi 1966 Model
    Me Mark 1959 Model
    Son Spike 1993 Model
    Son Nikolas 1994 Model
    Shar-Pei Desert Rose 2006 Model
    U.S. Navy Retired



    Posted By: Foaleagle99 on 06/08/04 08:23am

    Bigfoot216,
    I am a recruiter for the Air National Guard.
    Foaleagle99


    Posted By: Sushiwriter on 05/25/04 05:16pm

    I'm a freelance writer. When I'm short on work I work as a sushi chef. (Sushi is more fun but requires 60+ hours per week)


    Sean
    (& whoever wants to come along!)
    23' 1977 Class C Honey.
    There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.


    Posted By: mcnett24 on 06/02/04 09:25pm

    I am a Funeral Director and My Wife is the most wounderful ER Nurse you have ever seen!!


    Brian & Veronica, and Kids
    Lexi-14
    Brody -8
    Beaver Patriot Thunder and Jeep Wrangler


    Posted By: BirdWoman on 05/28/04 05:49pm

    I work for a New York software company in technical support( I work from home) and look forward to the day my husband and I can hit the road on a regular basis. Maybe Workcamping.


    BirdWoman & Hubby
    Jade & Mickey our feathered travelers
    1999 Chieftian 35U V10
    Banks System
    2006 CR-V toad
    WIT F356563 Good Sam
    Rallies 3



    Posted By: T-Dawg-N-Cinni on 05/29/04 05:48pm

    I'm an Ag-Pilot, wife is a domestic goddess. Hoping to work 4-6 months and travel another couple of months.


    God Bless America!


    Posted By: TucsonJeff on 05/29/04 01:43pm

    I'm a Public Safety Dispatcher. Wife has her own business providing administrative services.


    '99 GMC Suburban K1500 5.7L
    '04 Pioneer 18T6
    Size 12s for pushing the rig up hills.


    Posted By: FireMedicCapt201 on 05/30/04 12:48pm

    fulltime FireFighter and EMT-I


    2008 Ford Lariat F250 V10 4x4 C/C Tow Command
    2003 Cherokee 5TH Wheel 315K 2 Slides
    16K Resse Hitch


    MAY GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES!



    Posted By: Marian lives in a big van on 05/28/04 06:11pm

    I guess u might be curious so i will tell u the truth, I have a husband named John and 2 children named Olivia and Ortis and nine months pregnant. I work as a teacher at Brayford Primary School England. U can check out the web-site at ...

    http://www.highbray.demon.co.uk/


    Posted By: Jamul Five on 06/01/04 10:07pm

    CPA (not the nerdy type) and partner in financial planning firm. 20 years away from retirement. Three kids under 9 and the wife that won't go unless she has a roof over her head and a comfortable bed.


    Posted By: caligranny on 05/29/04 09:01am

    I am an office receptionist, Hubby is retired Navy, and currently a security guard at CSU. We plan to go full time in about 5 or 6 yrs.


    current weekenders. Just havin fun Pat, Wayne, and "Mindy" little dog, thinks she is big. lol


    Posted By: tattooed-one on 06/01/04 01:00pm

    HI voltage electric co lineman
    0 to 345,000 volts- dead or alive we will work on it
    with all the computers today people get very upset if you shut the electric off.
    tattooed-one


    2004 DODGE 2500 QUADCAB & YEAH IT'S A HEMI
    1996 STARCRAFT LEISURE STAR 27FB


    Posted By: motu on 05/29/04 06:04pm

    I am a crane operator (Local 12 Operating Engineers) and my amazing wife is a CEO CFO President...etc of our household. I get the last words in this marraige it's usually "Yes dear." but I do wear the pants in the house, she picks the size and color, but I DO get to wear them!!


    MOTU


    Posted By: MThunder66 on 05/29/04 09:07pm

    Instructor, NCO Academy, US Army


    Posted By: csuggs54@yahoo.com on 05/31/04 04:35pm

    My husband and I hope to be out there with all of you guys soon. He's an RN and we're in the process of starting the ball rolling for this adventure. He'll be doing 13 week assignments wherever we decide to go. Anyone have any advice to give to us? We've never dealt with a 5th wheel before, but will thoroughly enjoy the new adventure. I intend to work also, part time, wherever. How's everyone handling the gas situation out there? my email is csuggs54@yahoo.com


    Posted By: letsseeamerica on 06/03/04 09:06pm

    Field Services Manager at Time Warner Cable during the day, single mother of 11 year old by night.


    Posted By: Lori† on 06/04/04 08:51pm

    My husband works for Hershey Foods since 1980. Has another 20 years to retirement...............
    I recently "retired" from RN consulting. It is a scary step. I only worked around husband's schedule (usually weekends). So when we decided to buy a TT, I knew I would be quitting to enjoy the TT. We also have 3 kids (B-9, G-5, B-10 months) and homeschool.
    We ARE enjoying camping except we bought a 2004 Caravan, and it has leaked twice in less than a month since we bought it! So I am now gun-shy and would prefer getting rid of it and buying another TT.
    Anyway, I am now a "household engineer" or "domestic goddess".
    I think I feel more like a household engineer! LOL
    God bless and happy camping!


    Lori, Mike, Kaleb, Anya, and Mark.
    Gordon Setter, Sadie.


    "While raising my children, I lost my mind but found my soul". Author Unknown.


    Posted By: GStream36 on 06/03/04 09:03pm

    Retired since 1999, I was a Maintenance Operations Coordinator (Supervision). I supervised repair and maintenance of steel finishing equipment of the Timken Company Gambrinus Steel Plant for the last 16 1/2 years and was a Millwright the first 15 years of my career.

    I was also the Plant Environmental Coordinator the last 4 years along with my maintenance duties. I believe the environmental laws and keeping the plant in compliance convinced me to retire to enjoy our lifestyle.

    Now living very well on my pension and investments. Gives me a lot of time to spent with the wife and enjoy our travels.

    Ron


    2003 Gulf Stream Yellowstone Country Club Diesel Pusher w/Full Body Paint, '99 Ford Explorer


    Posted By: detrater on 06/02/04 02:45pm

    Retired teacher. Taught 30 years and then spent 6 years working for the district as technology "specialist". Whatever that is??? Wife also a retired teacher. Traveling is expensive, is it not. We rationalize by saying we gotta stay somewhere. Forgot to say, we've been rationalizing now for 3 years and the money hasn't run out yet...


    Dodge Diesel(Cummins)
    Jayco Eagle Discovery 291RLTS
    Retired and Looooooving it!!

    "You can tell when someone is well informed, they share your opinions on everything."



    Posted By: linner on 06/04/04 09:57pm

    both my husband and myself retired. Love Nascar wish I was well enough to go to one of the races, traveling in the fifth wheel is just like home. If I am having a bad day, due to my arthritis etc.. I can just go to my room and lie down. With out it I could not go anywhere and enjoy my self. 2004 gmc duramax, 2003 cougar 24.5


    Posted By: sdn0xuo on 06/03/04 01:02pm

    Bigfoot, I have worked for Sprint for 38 years. I am a senior manager and I am 55 years old. I am closing in fast on retiring and have targeted 58 or 59 to walk away. My wife and I have just ordered our new 2005 3500 Silverado crewcab diesel. We will begin shopping to upgrade our 25'TT to a 5th this spring----and then some good vacations just before we retire.


    Sam


    Posted By: locajennifer on 06/04/04 06:51am

    My hubby does scaffolding, right now at a electric power plant, and I am a domestic goddess, or full time mommie for 3 munchkins






    Posted By: JOsterheim on 06/04/04 05:26am

    I'm a chemical engineer (15 years)turned owner of a wood flooring installation firm (12 years) and far happier for it. My wife is a chemist managing new product delivery systems in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at 3M.

    31' bunkhouse trailer & Expedition - both new in 1999. Taking delivery of 32' fifth wheel and truck the middle of July.


    Posted By: gamersredneckwife on 06/04/04 04:38pm

    Husband's a project manager and I'm a computer programmer.

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    Summer
    2009 36RD5S Cedar Creek
    2012 Winnebago Raven 3250 RE
    2010 Dodge 3500 CC CTD 4X4
    Scottie 1962 Model
    Coondog Moonshine - RIP 08.09.12
    Wiener Beagle Candie
    Wiener Beagle Pebbles
    Wiener Sumthin' Wiggles
    Chwiene Maddie


    Posted By: Kamper on 10/05/04 09:47pm

    I am a Plant Mechanic (much like a Millwright) for a company for 27 years that Mines Trona and produces Soda Ash in the SW corner of Wyoming. I worked 16 years underground at the mine and bid to the surface operations 11 years ago. I work shiftwork and have long weekends so it gives us the ability to travel and still hold a full-time job.

    My wife has been a great Mom and housewife. She has also worked part-time at jobs for the School District ranging from Food Service and Teacher class room Aides. We are both 46+ and Empty Nesters. We love to travel with the RV and see new sights. We have hoped to retire early, but who knows what the future holds for sure. Our goal is to enjoy life as much as we can while we can...

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    08 24H Itasca Navion took delivery on 6/4/07
    A Beautiful Wife of 31+ yrs & a SCWT named Bailey
    "Save for the Future but Live for Today"


    Posted By: Bro Dave on 08/24/04 07:28pm

    bigfoot216,
    Retired navy, 21 yrs., retired chemical plant, 21 yrs. Now if I can just get 21 out here. I don't have much left to go come to think of it. 2008 is the magic number. Kinda hope the Personnel Dept. isn't paying too much attention. I'm 77, arthritis is killing me but gotta go!


    Cummins Diesel, going down the road!


    Posted By: TXiceman on 06/28/04 06:09pm

    Work so that I can afford to go play.....
    K


    Amateur Radio Operator.
    2013 HitchHiker 38RLRSB Champagne, toted with a 2012, F350, 6.7L PSD, Crewcab, dually. 3.73 axle, Full Time RVer.
    Travel with a standard schnauzer and a Timneh African Gray parrot


    Posted By: rogerl4 on 08/16/04 10:04pm

    Hello! I have been retired from Rockwell International for about 15 years now. Having been working for them for 27 years, I worked 2 years on the Navajo project and 10 years on the Apollo project, finishing up my years by working 16 years on the Space Shuttle. I miss the excitement, but not the stress. We have a 34' fifth-wheel and like to travel, mostly in the western states,though. Luckily, we were able (my wife,too) to retire at the age of 55, so we have a few left.


    Posted By: Dave Bowers on 08/16/04 01:22pm

    33 years owner manufacturer rep company, electronics industry. That flew to China, now market research, wife Deb Graphics manager Minnesotas largest newspaper.

    4 years and were gone.....


    Click Here For Barth Custom Coach Information





    Posted By: Lawerence on 07/26/04 05:05pm

    Jack.....Noticed the picture of your rig. It's a really nice looking rig, but couldn't help thinking that since the nose of your truck is pointing up at an angle that you'd better re-aim your headlights or just not drive after dark as your headlights will be in everyones eyes on low beam and in the tree tops in high beam.


    1999 2500 SB 4X4 Emerald Green Dodge, Boogitty Boogitty V-10, 5-speed STICKshift, 3:56 rears/ 1990 29' Alliance Aljo Fifth wheel.


    Posted By: boblinfoto on 07/28/04 03:53pm

    My wife and I are both Elementary school teachers.


    2003 Outback 5th wheel, 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 3 dogs, 4 cats, waiting to retire from teaching and hit the road.


    Posted By: Michigander on 07/27/04 09:53pm

    Public Defender in a small Northern Michigan County. Private practice has emphasis in estate planning and real estate. My better half is my typist and we also run a small Title Insurance Company. Being a rural area the economy is horrible (a good job is seasonal and pays about $10/hour with no benefits) so we somtimes get paid like the country doctor with tractors or chickens. (seriously)


    2008 Winnebago Sightseer 35J
    Honda civic toad "RGOCART"

    "A father measures his wealth not in his possessions, but in the happiness of his family"


    Posted By: Razorbackfan on 06/26/04 03:46pm

    Me - Business Sales Executive for ALLTEL Communiations; Wife - employed by Federal Government.


    Razorbackfan in Illinois and the wife (the boss).
    Sable & Chloe (our rescued companions)
    2010 Honda Pilot (AWD Touring)
    2005 Jayco 3100SS Granite Ridge.
    1999 Honda Accord (the green toad)
    GO HOGS!


    Posted By: JIMMY034 on 08/26/04 08:42pm

    U.S.A.F. Veteran. Currently work in the U.S. auto industry. I make parts for all GM trucks and SUV's.



    Buy American made American brands!


    2009 Silverado 2500HD 4X4 C/C/6.0/3.73/Pullrite Super 5th.
    2004 Puma 249RBS fifth-wheel bunkhouse.USAF/GULF WAR VET.


    Posted By: lrheaume on 08/31/04 05:24am

    After 30 years in Law enforcement, retired in 2001. Charter pilot till I had Prostate surgery in January, and at the the end of February, I found myself here in Iraq teaching the Iraqi Police a new way of doing things. Will be back home in the motorhome by the first of October and hope to say hello to many of you.


    Leonard & Diane Rheaume
    1993 Itasca Sunrise 27'
    1963 Bug bringing up the rear


    Posted By: Pockets on 08/22/04 08:49am

    Construction Manager (Power Generation Plants)


    34' Limited Air Stream,1999 Chev. 4WD Crew Cab 3500,7.4L/4:10 & a Prodigy. Currently in Fla. [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5dc20b3127cce9fcb3354e23d00000036108Aas2zFo1ct4

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    Posted By: Debbie on 10/10/04 08:17am

    So many interesting jobs!
    Husband is retired KC-135 Air Force pilot. Now teaching C-17 pilots. Also instructor for Emery Riddle University. Plus working on his PHD.

    I have my own business, teaching Skin Care with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Occasionally, I sub in the schools.
    We would love to RV full time in the future. Deb

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    Randy - Retired KC135 pilot, currently C17 Instructor
    Deb - Indep. Beauty Consultant
    2003 33TS 5th Forest River,Cardinal,Trail Air Supension, Air ride pin box.
    2002 2500 3/4 ton Chevy,Duramax,Banks Exhaust, K & N filter, short bed.



    Posted By: FLATFOOT on 08/22/04 03:56pm

    Retired after 30 years with Houston Police Dept. 20 years street cop and 10 years undercover narcotics officer. Loved every day of it...Glad I don't do it any more tho...


    Posted By: mike3939 on 06/15/04 07:18pm

    I help people who break things for a living.


    Very Respectfully
    Mike WX5MG


    Posted By: SMrGee on 06/17/04 06:16pm

    I am a retired federal civil servant. I retired from the Department of Defense, Department of Army. At retirement I was a Supervisory Management Specialist serving as Chief of Field Operations for the Army Oil Analysis Program. I like RVing. Especially spending the winter in FL.


    Excursion/V-10/Limited/4x4
    Firestone Air Suspension
    Hellwig Rear Anti-Sway Bar
    Holiday Rambler/Custom/Aluma-Lite/31CFS
    Hensley Arrow Towing System (1,400 lbs)
    Prodigy Controller




    Posted By: sirdrakejr on 07/02/04 12:40am

    Eric (msredneck),
    Cool site about you here: http://www.ls.state.ms.us/house/robinson_(84th).htm

    Happy 5-ing.
    Frank
    Las Vegas, NV.



    Posted By: Wing It on 06/30/04 05:05pm

    Retired at 55, 14 years ago to our home at Lake Almanor. Sold heavy equipment (hydraulic cranes, fork lifts etc.) and ended up with my own small rental business during the booming Reagan years. Times are good!


    '03 Southwind 32VS; 8.1 Workhorse W20; towing either Honda ST1300 for me or PT Cruiser for wife.


    Posted By: Longleggs on 09/17/04 07:36pm

    My wife is a retired School Teacher, and I and also retired for the most part.
    I have a part-time job, working for a Chevrolet dealer.
    I move new cars and truck between dealers.(sometimes drive them sometimes trailer them), I fly to up-fitters to pick up the new 4500-8500 Kodiak's and drive them in.

    My last trip was trailering a new 05 Corvette 6 speed From Lubbock, TX to Santa Clara, CA, I was delivering it to the customer. 2215 miles round trip. I got an awful lot stares with the Yellow Corvette riding backward on the goose-neck behind the company 3/4 ton D/A Pickup. I came back empty. Loading and unloading a vett is a real pain due to low clearence.

    Later

    "Longleggs"


    2003 Chevrolet CC D/A 3500 LT, Prodigy Brake Controller, 91 Gal Aux Fuel Tank, Pulling 2007 Alumascape Suite 36 FT 5ver, w/4K Onan



    Posted By: barry&vanda on 08/26/04 12:40am

    Hi, Bigfoot.
    Although we try to get out Rving as much as we can during the summer, we are forced to work at operating RV caravan tours to Mexico during the cold winter months just to make ends meet!

    Can't afford to retire... y'know?


    Honk at any silver Dodge Ram & Crossterrain toyhauler on Baja. It's gotta be us - 'specially if it says Baja and Back #1.

    05 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel 4 by w/10,000 lb winch
    09 TF34MK Crossterrain toyhauler
    12' Portabote w/Yammy O/B.
    08 Honda Rancher ES



    Posted By: Oakman on 06/26/04 09:29pm

    RETIRED! 30 years of taking******from passengers...ATU Local 788.


    2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab, 4X4, Shortbed, 6.4 Diesel
    Reese 16K Kwik Slide
    2013 CC Silverback 29RL
    Honda 2000i generator
    TomTom 540S XL GPS



    Posted By: rkelly on 09/03/04 07:46am

    My gosh....How many times are people going to ask this very boring question???


    Posted By: maxtotow on 08/22/04 01:37pm

    Offshore wireline engineer for a service company.
    I love my 14on 7 off schedule and 5 weeks vacation!


    2002 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC 4X4 SWB
    CIPA mirrors
    TFI 45 gallon fuel
    2003 Crossroads Cruiser CF28BH



    Posted By: BCSnob on 06/22/04 05:35am

    I’m a PhD chemist in R&D at a BioTech firm in MD,
    According to the USDA my wife is a farmer; but she calls herself zoo keeper.

    I’d rather be a sheep farmer and adjunct chemistry professor at a 4 year college; but I wouldn’t be able to afford the mortgage on the size farm I want. I have about 20 years till retirement.

    Mark

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    Mark & Renee
    Working Border Collies: Gyp (retired), Peg, Bette, BJ, Nell, Tally, Eve, Grant, & Lee
    Sam the Maremma Sheepdog (at home guarding our flock)
    2001 Chevy Express 2500 Cargo (rolling kennel)
    2007 Nash 22M


    Posted By: Wilson34 on 06/12/04 12:30am

    Can't believe this post lives on it is getting obscenely huge. Hey puredrifting congrats on the Outback and now a porta bote. I just bought one of those myself and can't wait to use it.


    Posted By: mcandies on 07/11/04 03:29pm

    I am a Unit Specialist at Monsanto's Luling Plant, where we make "RoundUp".


    [B][I][black]Marshall & Cindy[/black][/I] Lifetime Good Sam members 1998 Dodge Ram SLT Quad Cab 2500 long bed; 2007 Dodge Ram Laramie Quad Cab 3500 DRW, 6.7L with 6 speed auto, 4.10 LS rear end [blue]2007 SunnyBrook 33CKTS-LX,[/blue] [B][red]2 Honda EU2000s [/red] [green]Hobby - R/C Airplanes[/green][/B] [BLUE][URL]http://www.ccrcc.com[/URL][/BLUE]

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    Posted By: Fabguy on 06/20/04 08:31pm

    I'm a Fabguy... I do sheet metal fabrication.


    Jeff


    2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD 8.1/Allison/4:10/Prodigy brake controler/Dual Cam HP

    Pulling a 2004 Sprinter 274 RLS






    Posted By: HARDDOG on 07/13/04 09:09pm

    Operations/Maintenance Technician for ConAgra Foods. I work for the Grocery Foods Division in Waterloo, Ia. We make Snack Pack pudding...and lots of it!


    "Time flies. It's up to you to navigate."
    Joel, Nicole, Cade and Cailyn Hardy
    2001 Chevy 2500HD 4X4 6.0L
    2005 Jay Flight 30.5 BHS fifth wheel
    Volunteer Firefighter


    Posted By: Whtbass on 09/10/04 09:38am

    Retired. Former VP Sales for Food company.


    Dave & Mary Anne
    2006 Mountain Aire 43 ft
    400cummins
    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Brake Buddy
    Brittany Named Cassie


    Posted By: Dave58 on 09/09/04 08:10pm

    Retired after 35 years of teaching in 2000.


    2002 Newmar Kountry Star 34RLCK Fifth Wheel
    2001 Ford F350, Dually, PSD
    "Lovin' this Full-timer thing."


    Posted By: Timothy on 06/10/04 05:17pm

    Keeping wife and kids happy and camping as much as possible. In my spare time I am a Buildings and Grounds Superintendent at the largest prison in Wisconsin. Wife does daycare at home. Poor women, the prison is easier!


    Tim & Cindy
    2010 Canyon Trail 35FLFT
    2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab
    8.1 Allison
    www.gsowners.com



    Posted By: sanapier on 07/14/04 09:32pm

    I am a Supervisor for the 2nd largest oil and gas producer in California, Aera Energy LLC and my wife is the City Manager of the town we live in 30 miles west of Bakersfield, Taft, Ca. We are also DINK's. Kids are grown, gone and married...all 4. We have 3 Grandkids. Me..49...Wife 48


    2005 Ford F-350 Crew Cab DRW LB 6.0L PSD
    2007 Carriage Cameo F35SB3



    Posted By: Seaweed on 09/17/04 03:12pm

    Landyot--man can you fix me up with nuke powered RV-price no problem-Forget the brass pipe glow fire,If the big unit could glow in the dark I wouldn't have any trouble finding my way back from the late night wanderings.


    Jim,Jean and son-Trask
    Two Basinji's(God,help us)
    Jayco 3100ss-Granite Ridge
    Oregon


    Posted By: HIT-BY-THUNDER on 07/08/04 08:55pm

    Ummmmm RV Tech in training, and a proud father who like to take his family camping

    Rob/HBT


    Our new toys:
    2000 FORD F350 Diesel Dually (retired)
    2001 FORD F150 7700 series
    2003 Thor 251 Wanderer
    more pictures:
    http://community.webshots.com/user/hitbythunder
    http://ftw.truckmoxie.com/account-albums.asp



    May you rest in peace my dually, you will be forever missed




    Posted By: E_d on 06/27/04 04:40am

    WOW!! what a variety of professions. I retired from the Marine Corps in '87 as a NDI/QA for aircraft (aircraft inspector), took about 6 months off and have been working at a local school district for the past 16 years as a computer guy. Eligible to retire anytime again, but going to hang in for another couple of years. My wife Jan retired 2 weeks ago from teaching for 34 years. She is currently in Ingram, Tx visiting her dad and she will spend about 3 weeks in July in Juneau, Alaska with her daughter and friends, in case your wondering, I'm home and still working, but WE will go to Kauai to visit our other daughter and her family for Thanksgiving.

    dsglobalsam, When I was a kid, I used to hang at Manhattan Beach. My Uncle had the tackle/bait shop and little restaurant on the end of the pier for many years. Took my mom there about 5 years ago, she worked in the tackle shop and it is a little museum now. Thats where I learned to play volley ball.

    * This post was edited 06/27/04 05:20am by E_d *


    Ed/Jan
    Smile! and have a nice day.
    USMC Retired '87, Retired again ,2010
    97 36' Georgie Boy Cruise Air
    Amateur Radio W6EDD

    99 Nisson Frontier Tow
    Retired Again March '10
    5 month cross country trip. What a beautiful country we have. (10-23-10)



    Posted By: E_d on 08/23/04 08:38pm

    Love this topic, there are people who do things I never thought about. Anyway, RVNURSE, some friends I chat with, his wife is a travel nurse and they are currently in Oregon. He is retired, but normally works at the campground they stay out. In the winter they stay at Palm Springs. Seems like a good combo. She works several days a week and him the same and they can do what they want. Good luck.


    Posted By: ulvik on 10/09/04 04:32am

    Louisiana Department of Corrections "bookem danno"


    2005 2500hd crewcab 6.0 4.11
    2005 Palimino Puma 282rkss
    Angie, Louisiana


    Posted By: tmm2good on 09/24/04 04:36am

    I am a a manager for a large telephone company, wife is in IT at her company.


    13 GMC Denali Dually D/A
    12 Keystone Fuzion 301
    04 Kawasaki KFX700
    05 Raptor 350
    08 Kawasaki Concours 14
    06 Kawasaki KLX250


    Posted By: fishmanjc on 07/03/04 06:33am

    I am a Power Transmission Account Manager for the Gates Corp. (Gates Rubber Co.) Design belt drives for engines and other OEM equipment.
    My wife is Program Manager for a Dometic Assualt Shelter. (Hard work, no pay).
    We hope to retire in 2 years, move south, and travel to see our kids and this great USA. What a beautiful country we have to travel.

    See you on the road. Honk.


    John and Chris
    99 Pace Arrow Vision 2 slides
    1994 S-10 pickup toad with 5220 towbar.
    F315886 and Good Sam Member


    Posted By: michaelfousie on 06/29/04 12:56am

    Television News Photographer for ABC affiliate. Been shooting news since 1977.

    2002 Newmar Dutch Star DP 3852/ 2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade
    Datastorm/One-Touch Ground Control NAP
    House For Sale / Moving into the Rig
    Me and Mac (Mini-Schnauzer)

    * This post was edited 06/30/04 02:00am by michaelfousie *


    Posted By: Davis on 07/10/04 06:40pm

    Retired Attorney, former park owner, currently Chairman of the Board of a Holding Company ( Real Estate, amusement centers and convenience stores)


    Posted By: nantra on 09/18/04 08:35am

    Retired 2001. Dec. Was an auto trades instructor at Bayside State Prison in NJ. 26 years. Also Part timed at our local WAWA in Ocean View but retired from there also. I am enjoying my life now. Enjoy your camping no matter how you do it.


    John and Nancy Bradley
    87 Bounder 34'(ANGEL)


    Posted By: scotteam on 07/14/04 08:44pm

    We're DINKS according to my co-workers--- double income; no kids

    SWeet saying!


    Scot St. Hilaire
    2012 north country 30bhs
    2008 Chevy silverado 4x4 5.3 1500
    9400 towing capacity
    http://sthilaireinspectionandcontracting.com/
    http://www.campgroundtalk.com/


    Posted By: scotteam on 07/14/04 06:45am

    Quote:

    I was just curious about this. After all it's not cheap to have the equipment we have. ( new 5er and new TV )

    I am a truck driver ( I haul chevy crewcabs up here in flint mi.) and an on call firefighter and the wife is A school teacher but has been on maternity leave for the past year.

    Of course Im sure alot af you are retired but we would still like to know what you retired from.

    Thanks.
    >>>>>>>Wow alot of responses in a short amount of time.
    It's pretty cool that there are so many different people who all love rving.


    Well I work in a call center as a collections representative(Pretty lucrative when your good ) My spouse is a cook not so lucrative(otherwise I would quit my job LOL) We both work 32 hours a week and enjoy the rest taking care of our babies. One is 14 months the other is 3 years old. This is our real job and it pays well. At the end of the day we can lay our heads down on the pillow and listen to kids scream LOL!


    Posted By: crandle on 10/09/04 05:46pm

    Retired Telecommunications worker. Specialized in radio, microwave and fibre optics. Spent a lot of time working for the Union trying to improve conditions. Taught part time for the Canadian Labour Congress. Generally tilted windmills all my life. Retired with a full pension at age 54.999

    Wife worked in politics most of the time. Finished off in forestry. We are now spending winters in CA, AZ and MX. Summers up here in Canada with grandchildren. Life is great!

    "There ain't nothin' too good for the worker" - Joe Morris


    My Mexico Blog


    Posted By: arc_weld on 08/15/04 12:48pm

    I'm a maintenance manager for a very large paper company. My better half is an RN in cardio intensive care. We've been rving for five years.... and plan to continue till... retirement.


    Michael E.
    2004 Doubletree Mobile Suites 36CK3 - 952
    2004 GMC 3500 LT Crew Cab DRW Durmax LLY & Allison Pwr Pack
    20K Reese / Digital Draw Tite Brake Control


    Posted By: DieselDriver on 06/12/04 07:56am

    I'm a big old fat bald cigarette smokin, doughnut eatin, coffee drinkin cop.


    Keith
    Kathy
    Chaser
    Adolf
    04 Ford F350 CC SB 4x4 SRW 6.0 PSD Brake Smart Perma-Tech PullRite ReTrax.
    05 Cedar Creek 362BTS, Triple Slide.
    04 Cedar Creek Club Member #223.


    Posted By: EMS on 07/20/04 08:15pm

    Communications Officer and Emergency Medical Technician for past 20 years, my wife is an Emergency room Registered Nurse.


    [b]Robert&Tracy Hatfield 1999 3500 Chevy Quad Cab Dually 2003 Frontier 2505 QSS Wife,Daughter,Son & Lillie-Black Mouth Cur:p [email]rhatfield@co.boone.in.us[/email]

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    Posted By: Johng on 07/20/04 08:48pm

    Fire Marshal for the past 16 years, retired USAF MSgt, Fire Protection.


    John and Judy
    Division Fire Chief - Retired
    USAF - Retired
    05 Beaver Santiam
    11 Chevy Traverse - Toad w/AF One



    Posted By: CampinDad on 06/16/04 04:51pm

    I write avionics software for a living and I work for a consulting company. My wife taught elementary grades for 8 years before kids came along. Now she homeschools our oldest two (2nd gr and Kindergarten).

    Retirement is too far away to even start counting, although we have been saving towards it for a few years already.

    - Galen


    '03 Silverado 2500HD LT CC/SB 4wd Dmax/Allison
    '03 Springdale 249 5th Wheel





    Posted By: angora6 on 07/11/04 01:41pm

    I repair LARGE snow removal equipment at NJ's International airport. Kinda slow in the summer, in fact in the summer I monitor Trailer Lifes RV Forum


    GEOCACHER
    2001 F350 Dually 4 Door Diesel
    (THE BIG RED TRUCK)
    2000 Golden Falcon 28 RLG 5th Wheel


    Posted By: Canuck on 07/29/04 10:24am

    The wife is a fulltime mom and part time RN. I am also an RN. Retirement, what is that? Both our employers allow self scheduling so we try to get out every 4-6 wks.


    Posted By: PapawFor2 on 06/15/04 05:57pm

    Sounds like a job I can handle.


    Posted By: usic33 on 06/16/04 09:54am

    We own a small utility construction company near Dayton, Ohio. Been at it for 24 years and will probably be at it another 5.
    Great thread!


    Posted By: mike brez on 08/16/04 10:35am

    Had my own plumbing,heating and fire protection[sprinkler]business got tired of chasing money and trying to find good help.Now me and the wife own and run a small 35 room motel.Cant wait for the kids to get older and take over.

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    1998 36 foot Country Coach Magna
    Gillig chassis w/Detroit series 40(DT466)


    Posted By: SIX PENCE on 08/31/04 08:37pm

    We're retired, live on S.S., pensions and annuitys. We cumulatively worked for Shulton Inc. (no longer in business) makers of Old Spice products for men, me in sales and her in marketing. We lived 5 years on a sailboat form Maine to the Bahamas. Have been RV'ing for 4 years. Preferred the sailboat but health problems turned us into landlubbers.


    Capt. Bob & Pat (Alaska,Mexico, lower 48 & all of Canada)
    Guard Dog, Curly the Cairn & Toby the Lahsa
    Dutch Star DP 4097 2003
    2005 Sport Trac
    Datastorm Motosat (Locator #1974)(Internet & TV
    "A moving target is harder to hit."


    Posted By: Taitertot on 09/22/04 08:15pm

    I retired two years ago as a school superintendent, not too far from the Flint area. After working as a school administrator for 18 years and the last five for a "pain in the behind" board of education, my wife and I retired at 55 years of age and have been full-timing it since then. Best of luck to you Bigfoot216.


    Dick and Jeri
    2004 Alpenlite Portofino 5th Wheel
    2004 Ford F450 6.0 Diesel...The Beast
    "...Travlin' along, singin' our song, side by side."


    Posted By: Taitertot on 06/17/04 03:28pm

    You're right Scott; I'm retired also. In fact I retired as the superintendent of school over in St. Johns. My wife and I have been full-timing it for almost two years (we retired in July, 2002). Sold our home and hit the road. Other than the higher price of fuel this year, it's been a great experience. Wish you the best with your new family member.

    The Tait's


    Posted By: MarkLI on 07/26/04 05:23pm

    Air Traffic Controller


    2009 Fleetwood Terra 34B


    Posted By: srmanuel47 on 09/21/04 01:32pm

    I'm a pharmacist and the wife is a college professor. Looking to retire soon.

    Steve & Kathy


    Steve: Pilot
    Kathy: Co-pilot
    Chloe: Choc.Lab
    2005 Cedar Creek Custom 36RLTS 5er
    2005 Ford F-350 Turbodiesel, longbed, SRW.


    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift.



    Posted By: SieraSam on 09/24/04 03:02pm

    bigfoot: It seems that about every 60 days of so this same question is asked by a new member and then several pages of answers are posted many of which are duplicates from the same question before. If you go to "search" and punch up your question, I am sure you can spend most of the day reading answers.


    Class A, FMCA #F269745


    Posted By: SieraSam on 06/26/04 02:42pm

    Retired from Boeing after 30 years, formerly Rockwell International, as a Mid level manager of a Contracts Administration/Negotiation Dept. I have found that it really does not matter what you did before you retired or what you do now. If you are an RV'r you normally are equal to the rest of us at the campsite.


    Posted By: Cscout on 06/10/04 12:50pm

    Military - 22 years and counting...


    2003 Chevy 2500HD D/A
    F290RLS Ameri-Camp
    2 @ happy campers


    Posted By: hipster on 09/19/04 11:38pm

    I guess I better keep it going. I am a Pharmacist and my wife is a music teacher. Boy is it hard to get enough time off!!

    (Oh yeah, we don't have a 5th wheel, but my parents have a big Montana so I lurk in here for them!)


    '68 Craig '70 Wife
    '99 Daughter '02 Son
    '01 GMC Sierra, 3/4 ton, 4-door, 6.0L v8
    '03 Four Winds Express 25QT
    The Hipsher Family website



    Posted By: GHOST1750 on 07/09/04 11:23pm

    I own a Driving school. Have been in the business for 31 years next month. My Oldest daughter operates the school and my middle works in the office. I still teach the driver education classes and do paperwork. Otherwise you might say I am retired.

    I hope to begin writing a book on my family history soon.


    Posted By: Power Strokin' on 06/08/04 10:03am

    We are the automotive family. I work for General Motors and my wife is the General Manager for a Superformance Dealership. I look at Mini Vans all day and she looks at 600hp AC Cobras and Daytona Coupes. She has the better scenery!






    Posted By: pete305 on 08/31/04 06:59am

    another attorney here -
    hubby retired union electrician IBEW 305

    * This post was edited 08/31/04 08:45pm by pete305 *


    Posted By: offshore on 08/23/04 04:33pm

    Hello to all, I'm a compliance superintendent for Island Operating Inc. We manage offshore oil and gas properties and I work with the MMS. I have about five years to go, I love my work and I now work for the best people I have ever worked for. We live full time in our fiver. My wife is a medical assistant. See you on the road.


    2007, Pace Arrow 38P, W-24
    Still fulltiming!!!


    Posted By: 1Maverick on 10/06/04 12:34pm

    Currently a traffic engineering consultant in the Miami area


    2004 Diplomat with 2002 4X4 Yukon Toad or 2006 Saturn VUE V6 AWD
    FMCA# F373941


    Posted By: JDGhome on 08/18/04 10:30pm

    Director of State Information Technology, Data Center.


    Jerry D Goodingjdghome2@pie.midco.net


    Posted By: Dave J on 06/27/04 08:51am

    10 yrs USN,16yrs USAFR: retired 30.2 GM/Delphi: Retired,
    2 retired Navy kids!! WE DID OUR TURN!! +


    04 Cougar 285EFS 5th wheel towed by 03 Sierra Denali, AWD/Quadrasteer, 6.0 Vortec @325hp /4:10, 4L65E tranny, 17" tires/wheels, XM, Onstar
    The DENALI now retired from Towing(only)@ 122K miles. 011 2500HD Sierra has relieved it.



    Posted By: CYRAD on 07/27/04 06:08pm

    Lead x-ray tech for a large private diagnostic imaging firm for the past 5 years and at other medical facilities. My wife is a semi retired clinical social worker. Hopefully only 6 or so more years to call it quits and do somemore traveling, but we have alot of things to do around the place. We are fortunate to live in the country and have alot of land to take care of but have a son soon to be a teenager to take over those duties, even though he does not know that yet. Hope to see ya'll on the road one day....


    2002 F350 7.3 PSD LARIET CREW/AUTO/3.73 RE /15K DRAW TITE
    LONG BED/VENTED TAILGATE/ PRODIGY/ K&N FILTER
    2002 ARTIC FOX 28-5D 5ER WITH ALL THE NECESSITIES/ THE WIFE/ THE KID/ A YORKIE/ AND A DACHIE


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 08/17/04 06:18pm

    Thought I would repost since I orginally posted on page 9 great thread how many people really look back?...Engineering Assistant for Pfizer Pharmaceutical company, Debbie my wife of 24yr's works for child and family agency in the finace dept, Two kids Diane 23 married and a teacher, Johnny 21 engaged and working on his masters in education. oh and of course Taffy 4 yrs cockapoo.


    Posted By: HappyCamper89 on 08/27/04 10:40am

    I'm a Registered Nurse.......hubby is a Police Captain........Wishing we could retire now......but that's a LONG way off!!!!!!!!


    2009 Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB
    2007 Chevy 2500HD LTZ Extended Cab Duramax


    Posted By: Away2Maine on 09/23/04 08:06am

    An under-paid, under-appreciated employee of the state


    Shawn, Jennifer, The Boys, and Gypsy
    2003 GMC 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax/Allison Combo
    2006 Cedar Creek Silverback 33LBHTS
    Banks PowerPDA 6 Gun Tuner
    MagnaFlow 4" Turbo Back Exhaust
    Husky Fifth Wheel Slider and 5th Airborne King Pin
    Prodigy Brake Controller



    Posted By: rtriple777 on 06/13/04 04:20pm

    My wife and I build 4 wheel drive transfer cases for-GM-FORD-CHRYSLER


    Posted By: SanDiegoSue on 06/09/04 09:49am

    Sue, medical science writer
    Ron, insurance broker
    Zoe, love dog


    Sue
    San Diego, CA


    Posted By: Bella on 08/19/04 08:38am

    Retired from the Navy 4 years ago and hit the road. Traveled for a year, traveled and workamped the next year. Now I'm back working full time. Security Specialist at a National Lab. Need to find a job I can do while on the road. Hate being in one place. If everything goes according to plan, I will hit the road by the end of 2005.


    Single rv'er? Check out MSN Groups Open Roads Singles

    Donna & The Girls
    Bella, Chisai & Keiki (cats)
    2004 Winnebago Brave 34D
    2003 Pontiac Sunfire


    Posted By: brandyspaw on 08/18/04 08:55pm

    I'm the service manager at a Nissan dealership and my wife is in
    adminstration at our local police department. Hope to semi-retire
    in a year. Real retirement is still 9 years away!
    Bill


    Posted By: bf3366 on 06/08/04 11:04pm

    Go fishing.


    2001 Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad Cab, Diesel.
    RBW Li'l Rocker 15K Hitch.
    2004 Holiday Rambler Alumascape 30SKS.


    Posted By: ZagiFlyer on 07/28/04 09:33am

    Me: Computer Engineer/Software Developer
    Wife: Computer Network Engineer


    • '02 Chevy Silverado LT 2500HD 6.0L 4WD SB/EC 4.10
    • '03 Thor Jazz 2760RL

    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" --B. Franklin
    ----------------
    Please read the FAQ.
    -----------------



    Posted By: Trailin It on 07/02/04 03:36pm

    I own a Wakeboard tower manufacture and She is in the busniess office of a local Ford Dealer. Right now 3 days is the closest to full timing we get.


    2014 Allegro 35QBA
    Camping buddies are
    My Wife
    Emma 8
    Sophie 4
    Bentley 6 months
    1 Newfoundland


    Posted By: Along for the Ride on 08/23/04 09:50pm

    Advertising sales for a newspaper...


    Posted By: FontanaHorseman on 08/28/04 06:57am

    I am the Director of an Assisted Living Community - I have 3 small kids and a wife who loves to camp and so do I. All my friends camp with us and all have small kids...community goes together to the campground, including several families w/o campers who either just visit for the day or bring a tent and camp one night on someones site. Several have boats so the group moves out onto the lake during the day.
    We have a great time!
    FH


    04 Ford F250 CC, 6.0L PSD, King Ranch
    07 Coachmen Chaparral 340QBS

    Wild, Wild Wife, 3 wild kids (11 ,9 & 8)
    Husband running from little men in White Coats!

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for good men to do nothing.

    Edmund Burke


    Posted By: DslTex on 08/26/04 08:15pm

    For 30 years I was in the U.S. Air Force, then I worked for an Air Force contractor (logistsics) for 12 years. Now I'm retired, finally found something that I'm really good at!


    Ken and Nancy 1996 Ford F-250 POWER Stroke 2003 Open Road 272RBS



    Posted By: skimox on 09/24/04 07:57pm

    Nuttin Honey


    Posted By: jddually on 06/29/04 03:23am

    I am a stationary engineer (power plant operator) with a major Michigan energy company. My wife is in human resources at a plastics manufacturing company. I work 3 days, then I'm off 3 days, then I swing to 3 nights, then off 3 days again and so on. My wife works Monday through Wednesday every week. See you on the road. (Taking off Wednesday for a week!)

    Jeff


    2004 Dodge 3500 Quad-Cab 4x4 Diesel Dually (Red like a fire truck!)
    2003 Jayco Eagle 325BHS
    Me, wife of 18 years, and 4 daughters!
    The only other male in the house is our dog and we don't like to talk about what was done to him!!


    Posted By: venicite on 08/19/04 07:58am

    This a great thread!! I have had this same thought about whether I can sustain my dream of travel. Reading the responses here gives me some hope! Six month to retirement for both of us. Looking forward to seeing the US from through my windshield. I'm a engineering technical writer (38 years) and she's a partner in a real estate development company.


    Botz, Betty, and Max (the dog)
    2004 Silverado Ex Cab D/A
    Alumascape 31 SKT



    Posted By: Quick Calico on 06/09/04 04:56pm

    Attorney: Juvenile dependency and criminal defense


    2004 Starcraft Aruba 28RLS
    2003 Tundra 4x4 V8 towing package

    Stop The Litters - Spay Those Critters
    No More Homeless Pets



    Posted By: Fred Mathering on 07/08/04 10:57pm

    That is the exact question that I have wanted to post for a long time. I spent last weekend in southern BC (canada). We have been camping there off and on for over 10 years. Every year it amazes me to see the gear around the campsites and waterfront. I often wanted just walk up to someone and ask "HOW?" I see $50K trucks pulling $50 5th wheels or $80K boats, I would love to know, and some of the people are not retired folk, some are quite young. Did they win the lottery? Are they doctors? Lawyers? Daddy's money? RUnning Daddy's company? Financed to the nuts? What is it? I would love to know.

    Me, I worked for a communications company until I was laid off last july, really put a damper on the camping trip which was suppose to take place 4 days later, how do you like them apples? Now, I work in the printing business. Maybe I can start printing my own money?


    Fred Mathering
    senior_tech@yahoo.com


    Posted By: Fred Mathering on 07/08/04 11:14pm

    Just read through some of the post, not many "fry guys" or "fresh air inspectors" is there?


    Posted By: NorCalTim on 07/12/04 03:35pm

    programmer


    Tim and Family - R-Ranch Owners / Thousand Trails Members
    2008 Sierra F28SPL Toy Haulin' Fifth Wheel
    2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Quad Laramie-2UH 4x4 SWB w/ Cummins 600 HO
    2 Dobermans and a loaded .45 Baby Desert Eagle



    Posted By: daddoe on 08/25/04 04:59pm

    I am a computer programmer and my wife is a physical therapist. It's great seeing all of these many different people all enjoying the RV lifestyle!


    daddoe
    1994 30' Fleetwood Flair
    Wife, 2 Kids and Kenji our dog



    Posted By: J. Michael on 06/12/04 12:29am

    We own a printing franchise with my wife's sister. We bought it from their parents about 12 years ago. All in all I've worked there about 19 years.


    2005 F-350 Lariat Long Bed Crew Cab 6.0 PSD, 3.73, Tow Command, PullRite 16K Hitch & Line-X bed liner
    New Fiver 2008 Cameo F35SB3



    Posted By: Baxman on 06/15/04 10:00am

    First and foremost - a Child of God, Father of one and Husband to the best darn woman in the whole world and student of life!! To earn money - 1/5th owner in a software company started in Oct. 2002 to prevent Cyber Security intrusions from terrorists and other interested hackers from infiltrating our nations mission critical resources. Mission Critical resources includes nuclear & other power facilities, Chemical, Oil and Gas Mfg., Government, etc. We are humble, profitable and focused. If interested: www.verano.com

    God Bless!!


    2000 Dodge 3500 V-10 6X6 w/ 33's "Ole Pearl"
    2003 Sandpiper Toybox F37
    God Bless!
    GOT SAND


    Posted By: NAVY MSC on 10/02/04 05:26pm

    Husband--USNR Commander, Physical Therapist
    Wife--Best hair sylist in the state of California
    -----Really looking forward to retiring and to begin seeing this beautiful nation, as fulltimers.

    NAVY
    2003 F350 Diesel Dually Crew
    2001 32ft Challenger Triple Slide RL
    Swisher Sweet Cigars & Southern Comfort


    NAVY CDR Retired
    Carriage Domani 5er
    Harley FatBoy
    Shot of Yukon Jack


    Posted By: blarsony on 07/11/04 10:45pm

    Wife and I are both active duty Air National Guard in Boise, Idaho. I have been in for 19 years and the wife 11... If it leaks sap I'm there!


    07 Dodge 2500, 6.7L CTD w/6spd auto. 05 Cougar 281EFS, Twin EU2000i's, 180w solar, (4)6v batteries, 3000w/6000w Vector inverter & More gadgets than should be allowed. Cant forget the Wife, 2-Kids (rock eaters), and the Mut...

    Website with Pics - Our rig



    Posted By: Bgisse on 06/21/04 03:31am

    Retired from USAF (MSGT) 1 Jan 67 and USAF Civil Service (GS-12) 1 Jan 88. Now do most of whatever my wife wants.Getting tired of yard work, if it didn't look so bad I'd plant the whole yard with concrete.


    BG


    Posted By: Apache Adventurer on 09/12/04 08:02am

    We do not own a fifth wheel; we have a 1979 Apache Ramada but we thought that we would respond to the post.

    I am the Human Resources and Quality Assurance Manager for Valiant Tool & Mold Inc., a well established local tool, moul, fixture and secondary automation manufacturer. My wife is the co-ordinator of the local Childrens' Safety Village, a training centre and a "kid sized" town (buildings, roads and electric cars)owned by Rotary and designed to teach safety to children.

    Mike '63
    Bonnie '64
    John '88
    Katharine '91
    James '92
    1979 Apache Ramada
    2003 Chevy Astro van


    Mike '63
    Bonnie '64
    John '88
    Katharine '91
    James '92
    1979 Apache Ramada
    2005 Chevy TrailBlazer LT


    Posted By: tmjhas on 07/13/04 09:39am

    Retired Police Officer, working on second career running the security at a distributinon center for Saks 5th Ave.


    TMJHAS
    WIFE, DAUGHTER 15, DAUGHTER5 AND SON 5. YEP, TWINS
    HORNET 27BS TRAVEL TRAILER
    2004 FORD EXPEDITION XLT



    Posted By: Road_King on 07/09/04 04:10pm

    Retired Navy, wife retired Nurse - Had a computer store after that. Been full timing for 9 years now. Living one day at time and having a blast!


    Bill
    '05 Chev 2500HD D/A 4X4 EC
    Michelin LTX M/S LT265/75R16/E, 16X8 Aluminum Wheels
    '07 Titanium 30E35TS 5th Wheel - YJ following!
    B&W Turnover Ball Hitch with B&W Companion
    Trailer - Michelin XPS Ribs LT245/75R16/E
    6 Lifeline 6V AGM Bat - Xantrex Freedom 20



    Posted By: NAVYCHIEF on 06/28/04 11:02pm

    My wife and I are both active duty Navy


    2000 33 foot Dolphin 5330



    Posted By: Five in a Five on 06/15/04 09:10pm

    Hi Scott,
    I am a Boeing 737 pilot for Continental Airlines in Houston.
    My wife and I also own a Mortgage company that she runs for us. She is the harder working of the two without a doubt. We love our fifth wheel and hope to end up with a diesel pusher some day. We are planning on becoming full timers some day. I'll never get into another airplane again once that happens!!
    God Bless,
    Dale


    Posted By: dimaroney on 06/28/04 07:30pm

    Shipping Cluck


    Posted By: pipelnrwife on 07/20/04 06:31pm

    Although I doubt anyone is still following this thread....After 19 years of being in the banking industry and raising the boy who went off to college (Obligatory GO CANES!!) I quit to follow hubby on the road. He is currently a foreman for one of the largest mainline pipeline contractors in the country.


    2008 Tiffin Phaeton 42QRH
    2008 Jeep Liberty
    A miniature American Eskimo Dog (Eskie) named Q-Tip (Q.T. for short), a kid in Graduate School.


    Posted By: SanCO on 06/10/04 05:13pm

    First Grade Teacher and paper mill supervisor


    Posted By: bpagallasd on 07/27/04 04:59pm

    Good for you.those retirees!!. and some people are still following this thread... I'm new and thought it would be fun to see what everyone does too!!
    Bob is retired US NaVY 23 yrs ; I just retired from UCSD Medical Center, Adm. Asst. in the Security office for 23.5 yrs.. Yes RETIREMENT IS WONderFUL!! Can't wait to get our 99 Dodge Xplorer so we can get on the road and play!


    May the road rise up to meet you..and the wind be at your back..Happy campin! Patti
    '99 Xplorer called The GallaVAN" (for gallavantin' around)
    Bob & Patti Gallagher
    "Buttons" (our lovable Lab)
    http://community.webshots.com/user/bpagallasd


    Posted By: AZ Fred on 08/24/04 03:49am

    College professor and Middle School teacher. Summers off to travel.


    Posted By: its really me on 08/25/04 07:06am

    Chef in San Francisco
    Own my own catering and whosale food company.
    Immigrated in 1990 and live the American Dream!!


    Posted By: MikeM72 on 08/18/04 08:04pm

    Retired from the Navy after 22 years, now working on 2nd retirement for US Army as a Manpower Analyst. Wife works for EPA as an Office Manager.


    2003 F250 King Ranch, 4X4, Crewcab, SB
    2003 Larado 28RE


    -2005 PSD F350 Crew Cab
    -2006 Hitchiker 32.5 UKTG
    -30 Gal TFS Toolbox/Fuel Tank


    Posted By: rgonzalo on 08/26/04 09:02pm

    Network Test Engineer for a communications company.


    Robert & Mary Ann
    2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT/2004 Thor Wanderer 221SD TT




    Posted By: Wilderness99 on 08/17/04 08:50am

    U S Postal Service. You're more than welcome to join us at the fire, but be careful knocking on the door after lights out. I don't wanna Go Postal! ;-)


    Brian

    2003 Chev 2500HD 6.0l 4X4 Ext. Cab
    1999 Wilderness 29S
    Equal-i-zer
    Prodigy
    Barker 3000 lb. electric jack


    Posted By: cochise49 on 08/26/04 08:58pm

    I'm a Security Manager for a very large Aerospace/Defense Contractor. My wife is a Registered Nurse with Kaiser. We both have over a quarter century with our current employers. Trying to decide where and how we will retire sometime in the next five years. Still have parents to take care of and now grandchildren. RVing will figure heavily into plans.


    Bev& Keith
    Kyriana(14)Aidan(10), Emily and Olivia (2) Grandchildren
    Chloe(Shi-Tzu)
    2014 Winnebago Adventurer 38Q
    2013 Honda CRV, Roadmaster Falcon AT, Invisibrake



    Posted By: robatthelake on 08/15/04 12:46am

    Retired from the Photo Industry 4 Years ago, we now spend our Summers Workcamping in Canada, and our Winters in Mexico and points in between!
    New Grandchild " Our first " due any time so we may stick around for a while this Winter!


    Rob & Jean
    98 Dutch Star Diesel Pusher ..07 Honda CRV AWD



    Posted By: newbernron on 07/13/04 02:46pm

    Production Manager and TV commercial videographer for Fox Television


    New Bern Ron
    2012 Winnebago View 24M/2008 Jeep Liberty 4X4 Limited Toad
    "Have Camera, Will Travel"



    Posted By: thesauciers on 08/15/04 07:04pm

    My wife and I work for the State of Louisiana within the Department of Health and Hospitals providing support for people with developmental disabilities. I am a Information Technology Technical Support Specialist Supervisor and she is a Medical Specialist.

    2002 F-250 Crew Cab White PSD
    Lil' Rocker 15K Hitch
    2000 Coachmen 23RLK Dinette Slide
    5 Dogs, 2 Cats
    2 Daughters
    1 Grandson
    and 2 bikes made for camping.


    2002 Ford F250 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel
    2006 FrontierRV Aspen 3205 RKL
    Mike & Debbie Saucier (Information Technology Director & Medical Specialist)
    Dogs: Ariel, Teddy, Shorty, Andy, and Baby Girl
    Cats: 4 Cats all named Kitty


    Posted By: gantech on 08/27/04 10:02am

    48 year old Anesthesiologist with 2 girls ages 3 and 4. I'll be working for a long long time!


    The Gan Family
    Mark & Lyn Gan
    Michelle Hannah Grace
    Pomerainians Rocky and Bell
    Poodles Sangha and Kumala
    2003 Fleetwood Discovery
    2003 Honda element TOAD
    My Home Page



    Posted By: Cape Westy & Ditto on 08/15/04 10:08am

    We own a Pool & Spa company but are planning to follow Kitstep's lead of doing "Little or Nothing" soon when we retire in FL


    Posted By: Muddancer on 06/09/04 10:38am

    I retired from the U.S. Army 16 years ago and currently work as a Senior Software Developer for a major telecommunications company. I plan to retire from serious work in 6 years when I turn 60. My wife works for the Department of Defense. We are looking forward to a lot of traveling around this great country of ours and neighbor to the north.


    Dave and Robin

    '07.5 GMC Sierra 3500HD Duramax Crew Cab / Long Bed
    '06 Dutchman Colorado 26FB with 2 Honda 2000i generators


    Posted By: dsglobalsam on 06/21/04 10:13pm

    We're retired? from the travel business after 36 years and 16 years respectively. (Corp) Started our own business booking groups and cruises (family reunions, business groups and yes, individuals). Much more freedom to travel and see grandkids and still do business. Since we never see clients in our office, we can be anywhere. We're researching satellite hook ups to reduce dependence on land lines. Any input appreciated.

    Sam and Donna Meisenholder
    dsglobalsam@verizon.net


    Sam Meisenholder[/i]

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.


    Posted By: rhondamlewis on 06/13/04 05:03pm

    Systems Analyst, Programmer, Application Support, and loving it.


    Weekend Warriors
    2000 Allegro Bay-34’



    Posted By: phil550 on 06/15/04 05:39pm

    Get up about 6:00am, make coffee, sit out on the porch watching the river for a while. Get dressed, have breakfast, go to the hardware store , drink more coffee, discuss the county problems . Return home ,jump on the lawn tractor and find something that needs to be done.
    Prior to the above life of stress, I'm retired from a major police dept., and insurance adjusting.


    2002 33 ft.Taho transport FW
    94 F250 4x4
    98 Yamaha Banshee
    1 wife
    1 cat


    Posted By: msredneck on 07/01/04 11:34pm

    Presently serving fourth term Mississippi House of representatives, Mississippi Legislature. Wife office mgr. local natural gas distribution co. We plan on retiring in the next few years. We are so lookong forward to it since we don't have much time at all now to do what we love best and you'all know what that is!!!


    2003 Ford F250 Lariat,4x4,CC,6.0 L,Auto,3.73 Rear
    2004 Dutchmen Classic 31RL-H5


    "Drinking out of my saucer....cause my cup is running over"


    Posted By: wing464 on 07/09/04 12:06pm

    Retired from the Air Force after 30 years of good times....immediately went into environmental clean-up specializing in Unexploded Ordnance and explosives.....lots of work for some who like to travel.....Business is "Booming" as we say in the industry....Trying to go into full retirement but having too much fun..Full time and travel from job to job....


    Posted By: wing464 on 08/29/04 11:14am

    Travel across the country--full timing....Work on environmental remediation projects....tried retiring a couple of times but it didn't take....I travel and the company picks up all my expenses...like what I do for a living....the best of both worlds.


    Posted By: Mazy D. on 09/11/04 08:00pm

    I'm a Benefits Administrator and husband is Crew Chief - both for municipalities.


    Posted By: altfueltek on 09/12/04 10:19pm

    Service manager for a large Ford dealership. Previously turned wrenches for Ford for 20 years, been doing the desk work for four now.

    Counting the days now, truck to arrive week of the 20th!


    John and Diane,
    Two very busy boys, one lazy beagle, new rig: 2007 WW CR3705 , 2006 F350.



    Posted By: ftfamily on 08/24/04 01:57pm

    I have a small consulting company and my husband is a high school science teacher. Our nine year old twins "play and learn" for a living...actually when we get out in the RV, we all get to "play and learn" full time!


    The Fields Tyler Family



    Posted By: hpage3 on 09/17/04 07:36am

    I'm a Police Officer,have been one for 26 years so far. Can retire anytime I want to. Thinking about trying to work till I get 30 yrs in then retiring at 75% of salary. But who knows. I am 50 now,and would like to do something with the live music industry but am probably too old. Will never stop playing my keyboards and Hammond B3


    Howard Page
    Seabrook,NH

    07 Rockwood 8314SS travel trailer
    08 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 5.7L Hemi v8 quadcab
    Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller


    Posted By: hawkeye03 on 07/13/04 11:27pm

    We own and operate a small family resort on the Lake of the Ozarks in central MO. Unfortunately, don't get to use the 5er at all during the summer months-just a week here and there in the early spring and late fall(have to pull the kids out of school!).
    Terry


    2006 GMC Duramax/Allison 3500 SRW 4X4, crewcab
    2005 River Canyon by Travel Supreme
    Terry and Pam with the boys - Tim and Kyle, and sometimes our Cairn "Sadie"


    Posted By: AngieME on 10/04/04 08:11am

    My husband and I are bakers. We supply all the convenience stores with donuts and pastries in our surrounding towns. We also supply my MIL bakery in Abbot Maine with her donuts.


    Angie & Jay
    Rebel~JRT
    2006 Everest 345S
    2006 Dodge Ram 3500 QC CTD


    Posted By: heaven723 on 08/14/04 11:47am

    We own a digital printing shop, and are part owners of a 9 hole golf course.


    Bob and Mags
    3boys:19 ,16 and 5
    2girls:13 and 6
    2 yap yap poodles, 1 cat
    2001 Yukon XL Denali
    2004 K-Z Frontier 2809
    Go Sacramento Kings!!




    Posted By: texasbaskets on 06/30/04 02:37pm

    I write internet based quality assurance/fraud detection software for the mortgage banking industry.

    Wife is a professional homemaker. Together, we also make cooking spices, and assemble holiday gift baskets during the Xmas season to help fund our pasttimes.



    Michael.


    Michael, Kay, and Prissy (The vicious 6 pound Malti-Poo)
    '05 Coachmen SportsCoach SE 372DS a.k.a. "Mana's Cabana"


    Posted By: ttt1953 on 09/09/04 10:42pm

    I'm a powerplant operator in a dual fuel (#6 oil and natural gas)power plant. We also work the 12 hour shift that gives us 7 days off each month. Wouldn't ever want to go to a M-F 40 hour job. 6 weeks vacation plus a week off every month is 18 weeks a year off. Gotta love it.


    Tom & Carol
    ToBi our Chocolate Lab
    2008 Monaco Monarch 30SFS
    2008 Colorado CC 4X4 Toad


    Posted By: Richard Gaskell on 06/27/04 01:15am

    Hi all, then a say all i mean all

    Let us stretch the thread across the pond
    I had eleven good years with Chysler UK (Alias the Rootes Group) Commer/Karrier Commercial lorries etc) after leaving school at 15yrs old with no Q?????? (can't spell the word) because of all the strikes and the offer of redundancy i left and started my own business house painting, we are now a large a building contractor after (26 yrs) with my two older sons, my wife of 31 years is a (home) builder ??. My youngest son is a school, and my only daughter is at college plus she helps with the accounts
    It is only are second year RVing. are fisrt trip this year was to the ACCI Summer nationals at a place called Billing Aquadrome in Northamtonshire, we arived on friday and became new members, on the Sunday we won the best RV Award, first time a 5er has won this award.
    I would like to take this oportunity a say that Open Roads is a great site with some great people always ready to help


    Dick & Margaret Gaskell
    David 12yrs, Laura 17yrs, James 25yrs, Dean 30yrs.

    Titanium 28E33 (2003)
    Chevy Duramax P/U 6600 2003 (canada spec)
    Chevy Silverado P/U 2500 EX/Cab 1994
    Suzuki 200 Trail bike
    richard@gaskellco.com

    Gaskellco.com


    Posted By: TexasShadow on 06/21/04 05:35am

    Bgisse

    do a great big patio, front and back and set out big pots for flowers. You can stain the concrete any color you want.
    of course, then you'll have to sweep the oak leaves off the darn patio. lol


    Posted By: almo5 on 09/15/04 01:41pm

    I retired from the U.S. Air Force last December (03). I'm now a Program Manager working for the government.

    Almo5


    Almo5
    2000 Ford F-450 XLT CC 7.3 PSD DRW
    2005 Montana 3400RL



    Posted By: nascar-j on 06/12/04 08:11am

    Quote:

    I'm a big old fat bald cigarette smokin, doughnut eatin, coffee drinkin cop.


    Keith,

    That cracked me up. I had an employee who's husband is a cop in Brentwood, MO. They have 2 doughnut shops in this little suburb of St. Louis. The captian banned all the cops from being in either doughnut shop. Said if he saw their car parked anywhere nearby, they'd be terminated. Guess he took the sterotype a bit personally...

    j


    Posted By: nascar-j on 06/11/04 10:12pm

    I'm a critical care RN but I own a consulting company that provides medical/critical care content to medical web sites. I do still work very part time at a huge local hospital providing support for an international critical care database.

    My wife is a HR (human resources) consultant.

    j


    Jim, Donna and Ian- 40 somethings with a 7 year old
    02' F250 2WD Crewcab SB 7.3 PSD auto
    04' Cross Roads Cruiser 28BH 5'er
    RBW Lil Rocker

    2004 and 2005 CrossRoads Rally Co-Chairman



    Posted By: Kool Breeze on 07/12/04 05:49pm

    Scott,
    "Roundup" is a weed killer you mix with water. It will kill almost any plant you spray it on. It Sells premixed at Homedepot, Lowes or other fine retail outlets. I use to get it full strength from my dads sugarcane farm.


    Posted By: whiteken on 08/18/04 02:01pm

    Phone Man on Indian Reservation.


    There's nothing like it, but more of it!!!

    2001 Dodge Ram 2500 KC 5.9TD 4X4 5 Speed - Pulling - 2001 American Star XLT M29-RK Fifth Wheel - Pulling - 2003 Flatbed With 2 Kawasaki Pairie ATVS *** KRAZY TRAIN ***



    Posted By: GotSalt on 10/05/04 08:58pm

    I'm a Law enforcement officer and part time university instructor. The first causes stress and heartburn, the second allows me to afford my camping habit which reduces the effects of the first.

    The wife is a domestic goddess who has one of the most important jobs in the world, being a stay at home Mom. She also somehow puts up with this cranky old cop.

    Though I'm not the 1000th post I'm the 1000th reply, what did I win??? LOL

    Frankie the Wonder Dog:


    * This post was last edited 11/21/04 08:21am by GotSalt *


    2000 Leak Prone Winnebago 31C
    Towing a 1994 Mazda B4000 with a
    Remco Drive Shaft Disconect and
    a Demco Aluminator Tow Bar
    with a Brake Buddy Vantage
    (Looking for my lost shaker of salt)



    Posted By: BIGBLU1 on 08/17/04 02:50pm

    School Substitute Coordinator. I get the subs for the teachers that call in for 3 school districts on long island.

    Carolyn


    BIG BLU1
    2005 F350 Lariet 6.0
    2003 34 RLBS Cedar Creek



    Our Photos



    Posted By: BIGBLU1 on 06/13/04 02:38pm

    I am the Bud man! I drive for an AB wholesaler.


    Posted By: Ed & Lynne on 10/02/04 09:44am

    Both husband and I are independent reps. We are very fortunate that we can work & travel during the boy's summer vacation.

    I sell for EcoQuest International, Air & water purifiers and Infinity 2 Nutrition

    He sells equipment to Ophthalmologists and also a cancer probe.


    Ed & Lynne
    Diesel pusher Travel Supreme 40DS02, 03'# 651
    & Aspen
    2-Polaris ATV's
    Enjoying the beauty of our land and time around the campfire.



    Posted By: Lv2ride on 07/20/04 04:16pm

    My husband is a union Ironworker and I'm a Sr. Executive Assistant at an insurance company.


    2003 Trail-Lite 262
    RV dogs - Heidi & Mojo


    Posted By: PamP on 07/11/04 03:45pm

    I'm OR (operating room) inventory coordinator for 2 hospitals; he's a headhunter (recruiter, personnel consultant)


    Posted By: Scout626 on 09/12/04 08:44am

    I'm a law enforcement administrator and single dad. Looking to retire in 5-6 years when my daughter goes off to college.


    Michael (Single Dad)
    Kristen (my teenage daughter - 14 going on 21)
    Snuffy the Campin' Cat
    Clear Lake, Texas
    2003 Ford F250 Lariat Crew, V10 FX4
    2004 Forest River Sierra 32bhss


    Posted By: FireRescue712 on 06/09/04 07:08am

    I am an air traffic controller and a volunteer firefighter. Wife is a secretary for the local school district.


    2001 F250 4x2 psd
    2001 Jayco 325BHS
    Me and Mary (wife)...sometimes Michael (16)


    Posted By: SPRING STREET on 07/28/04 04:01pm

    restaurant and bar business ---18yrs. and counting---


    Posted By: CraneMan on 08/17/04 09:26pm

    Wow, I just went through all these posts and found I haven't! Don't know how I missed out but I'll make good now.

    Drum Roll Please...........

    I'm a longboom/heavy lift friction crane operator in the Chicagoland area! I've been at it since 1978.


    2000 Tioga 29z



    Posted By: BCRB on 06/15/04 08:20pm

    I work for UPS for the past 20 years. Still too many years left to think about retiremnet, but I am enjoying the RVing my wife and I do now.

    My wife has her own business, painting home interiors, as a hobby. Her retirement came when we got married. She has not worked since.


    Brian and Rhonda
    2004 Cougar 285EFS
    98 Chevy 1 ton, Crew Cab - Long Bed
    16k Reese
    2 kids (teens) & 1 cute Beagle!


    Posted By: VTSuperdog on 07/09/04 11:07pm

    I'm a supervisor for a graphics arts company and my wife is the assistant art director at the same company.


    2005 GMC Sierra 3500 CC D/A LB SRW
    TransferFlow 56 Gal Fuel Tank
    2005 Innsbruck FWBH
    Tom / Pilot Dani / Co-Pilot, Navigator
    TJ & Shane O' / Providing the entertainment
    Trisha the WunderDog (Blue Aussie Cattle Dog)



    Posted By: Chocolat on 06/11/04 03:55pm

    My husband is a Computer Expert and Manager (54 years old). I am his better half home maker. I work hard at making it his Castle when he comes in from the stress of a Puter Job.

    We were tent campers, pop-up, travel trailer, class c, and now our dream of the Class A.

    We love camping. Only wish we were retired so we could go full time. All in God's Time I suppose....but we can enjoy it here in the deep south year round, so we camp often.

    This is an interesting topic.


    Nancy <


    Posted By: nascartandb@aol.com on 08/19/04 07:09pm

    We must be the younger ones, only my body feels old, only 47 and 45,I am retired from the U.S.Army 21 years(SFC),and now work as a master hvac mechanic and electrician for a local school board in the maintenance dept.Good trades to learn and really help finding technical problems on the fiver.The little lady,we are not married, both been divorced before works as an assembler in a local manufacturing plant,Xerxes,anybody ever heard of them,they are from Minnesota and make fiberglass underground fuel tanks.GO RAVENS


    Posted By: kennethwooster on 06/26/04 10:59pm

    Farmer
    Ken


    Posted By: kennethwooster on 08/17/04 04:44pm

    I'm a farmer. I use my 2003 F250 to farm with as well as pull my 5th.
    Ken


    Posted By: shrek on 07/27/04 10:06pm

    wife and i are both full time firefighter paramedics in illinois.


    Eric,carolyn 2 boys,and lady(dog)
    04 d/a 4x4 lb cc 2500hd
    03 jayco eagle 305 bh


    Posted By: Duuserdog on 06/08/04 11:48pm

    Secretary and DH is Public Works Inspector - two different southern California cities...his in Orange County, mine on the West side. Planning for retirement in 4-7 years (will evaluate when youngest graduates college, but hoping for the short-term 4; also hoping to win lottery). Our jobs are on a 9/80 schedule and we have every other Friday off together so we can head out for 3-day weekends during the winter. Too crowded in summer.
    This is an interesting thread. I am amazed at the wide range of careers and interests, the comments, and generally just always amazed at what a wonderful group of people come together on this forum!


    Jill
    37' 2001 Beaver Patriot
    Retirement Rocks!



    Posted By: hobillx1 on 06/13/04 04:42pm

    Retired from Army (22 yrs). Wife camp follower. Now we own a small delivery company.


    Posted By: electric larry on 06/15/04 02:41pm

    I'm currently an unemplowed electrician looking for work in alaska right now so we can get our new mobile suites larry


    Larry & Betty
    Lexi (minature schanuzer)
    2013 MS 38 RSSB3 #6305
    2001 Ford 550 with rv bed


    Posted By: electric larry on 09/14/04 06:33am

    Good morning,

    Kinda fun to see what everyone has done or is doing in the work field, thanks for bringing up the topic! Congradulations on the new little one!

    I retired from the phone company in it worked out that I could! Everyday is a saturday!

    My Hubby, is a Union Electrician...he has spent most of his career as a General Forman...loves his work and plans to work another 5-10 years.

    Our first big outing was to Beaufort S.C. where we Full Timed for 14 months in a 40' 1989 Prairie Schooner...we loved RVing so much that we put our rig up for sale, and made plans to order a new one. Back in KC now, that dream has came true, we've ordered a 2005 Mobile Suites, and have the hopes of finding some more out of town work!

    We have found that the people in the RVing community...are some pretty great folks, and have made many friends.

    Betty


    Posted By: pompanojoe2 on 07/13/04 06:52pm

    Seen this kind of post before. I am an MR/CT Supervisor in a Level 2 Trauma Center and my wife is a Dietician at the same hospital. My brother is a Respiratory Therapist there to boot and his wife is an RN at the nursing home across the street. Maybe my daughter will become a Physician and we can all retire!!! Just kidding. We all love the Docs. Couldnt live without them!


    Posted By: BLYONS on 09/09/04 03:50pm

    Did not want this one to die at 900 posts...so, wife stays home with two boys and I am an indentured servant working as senior computer programmer for a company owned by Warren Buffet (at least that is what they tell me I do!).


    Posted By: ggtjr on 08/18/04 06:46pm

    Wife is an English as a Second Language teacher in elementary and I teach Tech Ed in the battle ground of junior high of harmones.


    Posted By: rvinaz on 08/29/04 03:53pm

    I'm a Manager with an Ins. Co (disability claims) and my husband is an Educational Finance Advisor (student loan consolidation and origination).

    Heading toward early retirement - hopefully in 15 years or less


    Posted By: Homer278 on 08/17/04 08:03am

    My wife and I both work for a Sheriff's Dept in NE WI. She's a med records clerk in the jail, and I'm a patrol officer.


    Posted By: eddyd on 06/16/04 05:20pm

    I am a Manager for a major financial institution’s International department. Wife is a manager in the same company for a different department. ( Met her at work!!!)


    Posted By: DWK on 08/18/04 08:05pm

    Retired petroleum marketer for a major oil company. Wife was the bookkeeper for the company for 25 years, Part time payday loan business operator now, do business when it suits me. One son who is married and on his own, dogs all died (2 golden retrievers) so didn't replace them which makes it easier to travel, don't need the rubber gloves except when going to the dump station. We had a motorhome for 10 years which was a diesel pusher. The 5th is a little different kind of mode to travel in, but that chevy quad cab is sure nice to travel in. We made our first trip in the 5th to Az last winter and sure do like the triple slides, offers a lot of room. It's just that the setup takes some getting used to, takes quite a bit longer especially in uneven grounds. I love harvest time when I can go and help our neighbors combine, gonna be a late one this year as it is kinda screwed up, lots of rain and cold weather.
    Well I kinda think that if you haven't done it by now, it ain't worth doin. Retirement is what you make it, dont particularly think it was designed for me. I don't golf although my wife gets out 3 times a week.
    Thank you for reading this as the thread was a good idea.


    Don (driver) & wife Gladys(Navigator)
    2004 Cedar Creek Silver Stream 36RLTS, prodigy,
    2004 Chev Silverado LT,Crewcab 4x4,Parchment Silver. D/A, line X,Superchip.Westin 6" Ovals.70 gal auxfuel.K&N Air,4"Monster Exhaust.http://freesites.cyberosis.net/dwk/


    Posted By: imfrito on 08/27/04 04:25pm

    Retired from San Diego Police Dept 1/15/03 31 yrs intelligence detective in the 40 man gang unit.





    Posted By: AlabamaTraveler on 07/03/04 12:24pm

    WORK!!!!!!!!!!!


    Lawrence, Dianne "Roll Tide"



    Posted By: jchonroad on 06/12/04 03:05pm

    I'm a civilian working for the Navy (for the last 26 years). I'm a Marine Electrician Supervisor. We work almost exclusively on submarines.
    DW has worked retail (commision) sales at Sears for 21 years, and is about ready to retire.


    John '46
    Joyce '46 (DW)
    GOOD SAM LIFE MEMBERS
    Heidie '00 (#1 Guard Dog, 11 lbs), Reggie '09 (#2 Guard Dog, 14 lbs) & Lady '12 (#3 Guard dog, 13 Lbs.)
    '05 Winnebago Voyage 35A, Workhorse W22
    '12 Malibu Toad w/Sterling Aluminum Tow Bar & Brake Buddy


    Posted By: OkieGene on 10/04/04 12:05pm

    Hello fellow Oklahoman! Thank you for being of service to our country.

    ( I always thought it was ironic the navy had a squadron in landlocked Oklahoma)


    Posted By: WRGONE on 06/28/04 11:10pm

    Bigfoot,
    My wife and I are both 46 yrs old and retired. Retired from a Termite and construction company that we created in 1997, although I had almost 20 years in the industry.


    Gregg & Sandy Traum


    Posted By: WICampers on 07/14/04 08:32pm

    I am the sales manager for a performing arts center (age 32) and my husband is a machine operator at a paper mill (age 38). We're DINKS according to my co-workers--- double income; no kids.


    Jim & Sherry
    2005 Chevy 2500HD Ext.Cab Duramax/Allison 4X4
    Before the cottage was built, a 2004 R-Vision Trail Bay 26BHS

    WI Rally Attendance: 5



    Posted By: PSDFF on 06/08/04 02:09pm

    I'm a professional fire fighter in a small town in Pennsylvania. I am presently a captain of a shift and have been firefighting for 30 years. We work 24 hrs. on duty and 48 hrs. off. It's a great life and it helps me afford all of my toys!


    Wayne & Maria
    Two boys, 13 & 14 and a Lab
    04-F350 dually CC 6.0 diesel w/auto
    05 Cardinal 31BH 5th wheel


    Posted By: WeimLady on 06/10/04 11:19am

    Husband & I are both teachers. He also coaches & I am a summer school administrator (hopefully full time principal soon). not much $$, but lots of time!


    Camping with daughter Kaya, husband Steve & at least 1 Weim!

    2002 Bobcat 280BH
    1996 GMC Sierra Z-71 Extended Cab


    Posted By: Andy-Ann on 09/11/04 06:02pm

    I have avoided posting to this thread... but thought I would before it hit the one-thousand mark.

    She is a stay-at-home wonderful wife, partner, long-distance mother of three & grandmother of seven. She has worked off oand on as it has suited her. Even worked on a King Crab processing boat for two seasons even though she doesn't like sea food and did not like the smell!!

    I currently work for FedEx - electronic aircraft maintenance manuals

    Had my own computer consulting company for five years - had to quit working for a slave driver.

    Worked DOD intelligence projects at TRW.

    22 1/2 years with the Navy of wich 21 1/2 years with my sweetheart.

    Updatingly


    Andy (USN-Retired 59-82) & Ann (USNWife-Retired 60-82)
    & Rags
    (B&W Shih Tzu)
    '00 Ford F450 Lariat CC PSD Royal Sport Body AFE II Air EGT/Bst/Oil T/Trans T Gauges Banks Ex Brake 4" Exh - 24K Huskey Prodigy
    '01 Alpha Ideal 37 Ft Center Point Air MaxAirs




    Posted By: Starchmill on 06/09/04 09:16am

    Add one more the the Registered Nurse catagory. I'm an RN in an Intensive Care Unit.


    2013 Lance 1050S
    2004 Chevy 3500 DRW Duramax
    2 Camping Pomeranians...


    Posted By: Starchmill on 06/20/04 05:55pm

    I'm a Registered Nurse in an Intesive Care Unit. Bill is a retired Cabinet Maker (although he just built himself a shop and putters around alot).


    Posted By: rocksclipper on 09/17/04 09:34am

    I am a simi-retired barber. Still work 21/2 days a week. Love Rving!
    Lost my wife year and half ago so things have changed. Been at it
    for about 44 years. Did a lot of traveling during her illness. Hope
    to do a lot more. Have been Camping of some type for 30 years or
    more. I am one of the OLD TRAVCO bunch! 1975 34 ft. Love it!


    Posted By: rffpierce on 07/20/04 06:33pm

    Retired Nuclear Engineer.


    Bob (WA6PPX) & Karen Pierce
    2004 Prowler Regal 285 RLS
    2001 Chev 2500HD, ExtCab/LB 6.0/4L80
    Reese 16K, Prodigy



    Posted By: JohnieL on 09/19/04 04:26pm

    Bigfoot216,
    Don't know if you are still looking here as you posted this question in May. But here is my answer to the question.

    I retired in 1986 from the General Motors - Orion Plant which is a little north of Pontiac, Michigan. Thats not too far from you over in Flint. I was a supervisor in the Material & Production Control Dept. Before that I was at the Fremont, Ca. plant, and before that at the Chevrolet Oakland, Ca. plant. Got my 30 years in and retired at the age of 56. Never had any regrets and never looked back.

    JohnieL
    2003 Jamboree 29V


    Posted By: U.P. dave on 07/12/04 05:32pm

    retired 1989 u.s.a,f . went to work for local transit company driving a bus for a living an enjoying it . wife manager at blimpies , got to feed my 6 grand son's someway . happy camping to all an safe traveling !!!!


    Posted By: Flasho on 06/09/04 09:01am

    dlott84040,
    You have way too much time on your hands. Just kidding. I actually thought about tabulating all the info myself, you beat me to it. When I considered doing it, I thought to myself, what kind of sick mind would do that? Apparently there are 2 of us out there. Did this cross anybody else's mind?
    Oh, and by the way, I fly cargo out if Ohio. The wife works for the government.


    Reinhard & Margaret,
    aka, "Flash" & Maggie


    2003 Winnebago Brave 36M
    2012 Scion xB



    Posted By: carefree837 on 06/08/04 11:20pm

    Been retired for 10 years from Coors Brewing Company as an Industrial Electrician. Spend winters in Florida and the rest wherever.


    Posted By: PA98Tahoe on 07/12/04 08:19pm

    Professional Computer dork... I work in the Healthcare Industry as a Software Systems Analyst- I work mainly with HIPAA compliant transactions and Electronic Data Interchange between a variety of customers and vendors.

    On the side? I webmaster, install small networks, and do some miscellaneous consulting, trouble shooting and custom PC work. The wife and I also breed and show Samoyeds (that is more her hobby than mine but I am the Chauffer and trip planner).

    Trust me I would rather be in business for myself but the bennies work themselves out for the lack of pay so to speak.

    My wife is a Customer Service Rep. for the same healthcare system- I guess you could say she professionally gets screamed at for a living.





    Posted By: Greaseman on 07/14/04 06:16pm

    I'm a Heavy equipment operator and my wife is a Rn


    Ben(Pilot)
    Rose(Co-Pilot & Navigator)
    Rex(125lb Doberman)

    2001 Dodge Ram 2500 QC,LB
    4x4 Cummins 5.9, Auto, Rhino Liner
    Drawtite 20K, Tekonsha Sentinel Brake Controller

    2004 Citation 29-5P
    HAPPY CAMPING!



    Posted By: Greaseman on 10/04/04 06:55pm

    I'm a heavy equipment operator, my wife is a Rn


    Posted By: des04004 on 06/10/04 07:55pm

    Me: Student but I am not paying for the toys
    Dad: Self-employed accountant
    Mom: Wonderful stay-at-home mom


    2008 Ford F-250 Larait V10
    2011 Forest River Wildwood T27BHSS (sold)
    2014 Jayco Jay Flight 32TSBH



    Posted By: Spooner46 on 08/19/04 11:01am

    I have 3 more years as a quarry supervisor and my wife retired 2 years ago after 33 years with the Michigan DOT. We are planning on traveling around this great country of ours. We were talking with a couple this weekend, at a truck stop, that have workamped for the past 4 years and loved it. We might concide doing that for part of the year.


    2004-2500HD,LT,CC,SB,D/A WOW
    2000 Travel Supreme 34' 5er
    6 year old Cocker


    Posted By: PureDrifting on 06/11/04 10:39pm

    Hi campertmb:

    Yes, we decided to skip the pop-up and TT and go directly for the "condo on wheels". When we saw my dads new KZ Durango 5er a few months back, we both remarked, "this thing is nicer than our house". That was what planted the seed. We have another trip, our second next weekend, with some friends to Lake Casitas, we are very much looking forward to it. Our new Porta-Bote and Nissan motor are supposed to be delivered in time for the trip.

    I love my work, but it can be a very tough, hyper competitive, political job sometimes and can be tough to make a steady living at. Can you say "financial rollercoaster"? ;-) I am hoping to have three or four films on the market by the end of next year, that will hopefully help to stabilize the valleys and canyons on my corporate work. I am also almost done tech editing my first book, it's a technical book on how to use Apple's new music creation program, Soundtrack. So by the end of this, I will have a book out, a dvd and will hopefully still be cranking out some great corporate films.

    But all of that is just so that I can escape in the RV, that's what it's REALLY all about, right?

    All the best,

    Dan


    Posted By: LocknLoad on 09/17/04 10:41am

    Accountant here, have been camping for more years than I like to admit, progressed from a tarp between two cars to what I have today. Counting the years until I can go "Fulltime".


    Posted By: topazguns on 08/28/04 12:28pm

    I'm a triple dipper, retired US Military, retired Narcotics Investigator and of course drawing my Social Security check each month.


    George & Ann
    Boone the wonder dog (Wonder if he'll stay home or chase rabbits)
    Topaz Lake, NV/San Felipe, Baja Norte
    04 Dodge 2500 Diesel with Lance Cabover Camper


    Posted By: Sadieandme on 06/20/04 10:40pm

    Did you ever think it would get this far? 60 pages of some of the best reading I have ever done. What a great group of people to share their lives with us all.
    Now us. James retired from the Navy after 20 years in 1980 and then opened his own auto body shop. Gave that up and started moving RVs for all those RV shows we all went to
    Me well when he retired from the Navy he said " did my 20 go do yours" just kidding but with the kids in school full time I did just that. BUT my connection with the Navy was from another angle. I worked in food service for the Navy Exchange and ran a snack bar right in the Hangars. what a fun job that was too. Did my 20 and retired in 2000 and we have been loving every minute of our life ever since. Sunrise looks so much better when you do not have to go to work and can sit and watch it come up.


    Judy and Sadie( four legged roommate
    1998 21 ft Tioga




    Full tank, Full coffee cup, Open Road... Let's go!!


    Posted By: DXprowler on 09/17/04 10:45am

    I'm a EFP/ENG Cameraman and my wife is a Make-Up Artist. We meet and work at the CBC in Toronto. I have about 10 months to go for the 85 formula and we then hope to become SnowBirds!


    2008 F350 PSD 4x4 XLT S/Cab L/Box
    2006 29RLBS Wildcat
    Husky 16K w/AirBox, Line-X
    Kipor 2000Ti



    Posted By: caser41 on 06/22/04 12:34am

    Retired from the Canadian Military (communications) , went into Law enforcement & now retired (2 1/2 years) , and enjoying it. Wife was a banker, but now also retired.


    Joe & Margret

    2008 Cougar 276RLS
    2003 Chev Silverado 2500HD



    Posted By: rvbrad on 09/10/04 11:40am

    rockstar.
    ha.


    Brad


    Posted By: CubDaddy on 09/01/04 03:09pm

    Well, not retired yet but hope to someday! I am President and CEO of a regional communications company.

    Camping is a great way to get out of the everyday grind.


    CubDaddy
    2003 Aerolite Cub C214
    2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4 V8 32 Valve
    "Let Freedom Ring"


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 09/19/04 09:57pm

    Wow this thing just keeps going on and on!

    Do I get a blue ribon for this tread?


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 07/11/04 09:31pm

    What is round up?


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/25/04 03:37pm

    Well This must be everybody
    sure there isn't anyone else out here?


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/16/04 11:08pm

    Anyone keeping up with the totals?


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/13/04 09:46pm

    Is this the longest post yet?


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/16/04 09:01am

    I think I could handle that.


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/10/04 02:24pm

    WoW, over 9000 views!


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/10/04 08:47am

    huh?


    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 07/20/04 10:09am

    anyone else?


    Posted By: parithead on 07/02/04 06:59am

    Retired U.S. Air Force Munitions Maintenance Superintendent. Currently working At Boeing Aircraft and looking foreward to full time retirement in a few years.............Dan


    Dan & Val

    2004.5 Dodge 3500 SLT, QC, 4X4, 600 Cummins, 48RE Automatic, Short bed, SRW

    2004 Carriage Cameo LXI, 34CK3, Ext Pin Box

    16k Pullrite Superglide, Prodigy Brake Controller, Line X bed liner, Roto Chok's:


    Posted By: jfdnh on 09/15/04 07:00pm

    The wife is an accountant, working for our local town government. I've been in the IT field for 30 years, currently working with a Federal Law Enforcement agency. It's both challenging and interesting. The best part is, both careers afford us the time to enjoy the RV and with our children.


    Posted By: nubwon on 06/25/04 08:35pm

    I heard someone was trying to make the longest thread here so thought i'd come over from the TT section lol ( hope its ok). I'm a master mechanic with our local fire dept. December 1st i sign papers to enter our 3 year drop plan then its nuttin but havin fun wif mama!!!! She works in the home, keeps water gardens, ponds, flower beds, crafts, and everything else around here in order. I like wood working, camping ( so does she). oh and just built 2 mini choppers for the fun of it.....varoooooommm!!!!!!!


    If your gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough

    2001 F250 POWER STROKE, PILGRIM 278RL SS, HOME BUILT 5'X 9' TEARDROP



    Posted By: VBDRVR32 on 06/09/04 08:23pm

    I am a school bus driver, been driving the big yellow limo for 10 years now. My husband is twice retired now. Once by choice after 20+ years in law enforcement and the second time not by choice but due to disability from an office position in our school district.


    Tim & Jenn
    3 kids & 2 dogs

    2004 Ford F350 PSD supercrew
    2004 Laredo 29GS
    15.5K Pull-Rite Super 5th
    *** Keep it between the ditches ***
    ** My two favorite teams are, U of M and who ever is playing Ohio State **



    Posted By: whitediesel on 07/11/04 11:10pm

    I have been building my small business since I was laid off 4 years ago in the fitness industry. My wife works at Manpower, as an office manager.

    ....At 28, we are ready to retire and go full time! How much longer do I have to wait?


    2004.5 3500 D/A 4X4 CC Long Bed LT
    2007 Jayco Recon F36V



    Posted By: 2happycampers on 06/11/04 08:57pm

    husband local transportation engineer(truck driver) for 24 years about 8 years until retirement me i work for an airline as a ticket counter agent been there for 9 years i can retire from there in 2 years, 1 month and 5 days but who's counting!! we love rving plan to be full timers after retirement.


    Joe The Driver
    Michelle Back Seat Driver
    1 jack russell terror( not a typo) named Jake
    2005 357 open road by pilgrim


    Posted By: Rlaubert on 06/28/04 10:51am

    My wife and I are just about ready to semi-retire. She is an Admin Assistant and I am a corporate trainer. We both have several ebusinesses going on the side as well as eBay stuff. Selling the house next month and buying a 5er and TV. One more year here in PA to work out the kinks and make sure the ebusiness bugs are worked out then off to ... well where ever we want to go.

    http://www.rd-webhosting.com/free.htm (almost free websites for you all)


    Ray & Daisy Laubert
    http://our-rv-adventures.com
    2007 Monaco Safari Simba 38SDD

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. "



    Posted By: RussC on 10/02/04 04:57pm

    Oilfield Superintendent for major oil company. At present working overseas in China on a 28 on 28 off shift. Have been with them 25 years soon to be 26. Plan is to work 2 more years and that'll put me at 55. You can call it semi retirement plans. No more leaving home after that , except for Rving of course.

    We really enjoy RVing and go every chance we get. But with a family of 4 kids--1 still in high school and 3 grand kids, we don't go as often as we would like. But its gettin better.


    TV- 03 Ford F-250 Crewcab,4 WD, 6.0 Diesel, Auto, 4:10
    RV- 04 Fleetwood/Wilderness/Advantage X6/ 34RLTS
    (second 5er real sweet unit)


    Russ & Sharon
    2006 Ford F350 DRW Lariat 6.0 PSD TrqSfht 4WD CC LB "TB"4.30
    2004 Wilderness AdvantageX6 345RLTS (Triple Slide)

    Happy Rving!!


    Posted By: rtyson1 on 09/24/04 02:57pm

    Retired........Worked in the Aerospace industry from 1960 to 2002 when I retired. Last 37 years at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Wife retired Feb. this year. She is an RN. "[A] wise and frugal government...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." --Thomas Jefferson

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    Ron, Jackie & Cricket
    03' Chevy 2500HD, 4x4, 6.6 Duramax, Allison,
    CC, SB, 16,000lb Super-Slide, Prodigy controller,
    Bose sound.
    2004 Carrage 5'er, 34' Cameo LXI. (F34CK3)

    Drive like you want to wake up tomorrow on the right side of the grass


    Posted By: butkus21 on 09/03/04 08:45am

    Quote:

    My gosh....How many times are people going to ask this very boring question???


    Someone having a bad day???? I personally have enjoyed reading all the posts!


    Posted By: Salty Dog on 09/24/04 06:22pm

    I work as maintenance manager in an underground in a salt mine. The DW is the Controller or Digital Storage manufacturer. Oldest son is currently in college - Crimianl Justice, Daughter is sophmore in high school, Youngest son is in 1st grade - long time to retirement!

    * This post was edited 09/25/04 04:34am by Salty Dog *


    Wife, kids, somebody else's kids, dog, kitchen sink

    Cleverly disguised as an adult.



    Posted By: pattyz on 08/24/04 01:30pm

    We both just lost our jobs working for Black and Decker in Easton MD. Plant closed sent jobs to Mexico for $2 a hour. But we are hanging in there. Lost 22 years of vacation time, so camping is hard now. But no one will take that away from us. Hubby does HVAC now, and I am a receptionist.

    Happy Camping to all

    Jim Pat two Labs, two Shih tzous, a yorkie
    2004 Coachmen 275RLS Chaparral
    2000 Ford Excursion TD
    No money/ lots of camping yet to do!!


    Patty & Jim
    2008 Coachmen Chaparral 321TS / 2000 Sunline 2363
    07 Chev Avalanche Fire red, Bailey and Barney Shih Tzus Toto, Herbie, Scooby, and Taffy, four Yorkie's Going a campin'


    Posted By: Sprintman on 08/18/04 11:03pm

    Greetings----I'm way to far from retirement---not that I want to rush the age thing I just gots to figure out how to do it earlier!
    I do bereavement counseling at a Hospice and my wife is an RN and education coordinator at the same Hospice.......Happy Trails to all.


    '03 Sprinter 282 fwrls (living rm. and kit. slide)
    '97 Ford F-350 PSD Crewcab 4x2


    Posted By: charlan on 07/26/04 11:30pm

    Retired, previously a computer technician (software) mapping.


    2008 LMM GMC 3500 SLT 4X4 HD LB Duramax 6.6 Turbo Diesel Dually Hijacker 4 Way Pivot, Integrated controler,
    2004 Prowler Regal Advantage AX6 36.5 FLTS


    Posted By: WuzzFuzz on 09/17/04 04:24pm

    I'm a Deputy Sheriff in Florida. Yeah the Florida that is being destroyed by hurricanes. I can retire in December but I'm thinking about working another 4 years. I'm 50 and healthy for the most part so i could work more. We started camping with the cub/boyscouts and eventually worked our way up to a 5th wheel (used of course) and a dually pickup to pull it. I'm hoping to start using it more once these hurricanes go away.


    Posted By: Anyoltime on 08/16/04 08:50pm

    Pardon me for laughing at this on going thread,post,what have you.After not reading this for 2 months I had a look again.I am so impressed that everyone on here is a superviser specialist engineer top manager adviser type manager.All the ordinary people must still be out putting the cows in the barn and don't have time to post.It's a riot you have to read it all before bedtime.I didn't post what i do because I don't want to bore anyone.Have fun.


    Posted By: Showme 5vr on 08/19/04 08:46pm

    I'm a building codes inspector. My wife is a case worker for the Division of Family Services.


    Steve & Judy 2007 Dodge 2500 5.9L Cummins Quad Cab LWB, 2011 Jayco Eagle 29.5RKS
    Lifetime Good Sam Member



    Posted By: CentralCoastCampers on 06/29/04 12:32am

    Bigfoot,

    Police captain for my day job, and teach firearms at the local police academy and sexual assault investigation for in-service officers throughout the state. Wife has the real job as a stay home mom. Ten years and counting until retirement (thank goodness for 3@50 safety retirement).


    '05 Keystone Challenger 34 TBH 5th wheel MOR/ryde SRE/4000, Dexter wet bolt kit
    '05 HD Dodge 3500 DRW extended cab CTD, 4X4, 4:10 gears
    Mike & Shannon
    Son Kasey & Daughter Lindsay
    Alaskan Klee Kai - Kade
    Golden Retriver - JD (Just Dog)



    Posted By: pacpiper on 08/20/04 05:55am

    I'm a Physician Assistant in Pulmonary/Critical Care and my wife is a Operating Room Nurse.
    If you get hurt while camping, we're off duty please...Just kidding!


    2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4x4
    5.7 HEMI, 3.92 Rear
    2005 Gulfstream Innsbruck 295DBS



    Posted By: Michael F350 on 10/08/04 11:41am

    Work for the largest non-proffit company on the face of the earth (US GOV). Am a Weapons Specialist & Senior Quality Manager for all army and USMC artillery and fire direction equipment. We try to assure the companies make what we need and that we can help them understand what the government really means. Our children and friends need the best we can give.

    Wife takes care of me. More than enough to do for anybody.


    '03 F350 King Ranch Crew Cab Dually Long Box,
    6.0 diesel, Torque Shift Auto Trans
    36' Excel Ltd MKO Quad Glide 5er pulled goose-neck style
    B&W Turn Over Hitch with MoreRyde Adapter




    Posted By: Managed Money on 06/11/04 03:17pm

    I'm a financial advisor ... "Manage Money."


    Posted By: themagicbus on 07/26/04 08:00pm

    Controls Engineer for the leading frp manufacturer; I'm at the manufacturing facility that also includes corporate headquarters. Sometimes that's good... sometimes that's bad. Been there 16 years next month. I'm responsible for all of the automation that makes the place operate.

    The wife's a domestic goddess. She's got the hardest job of all. She's been a stay at home mom since our three kids came into our lives. It's a job that I know I sure couldn't handle!


    Tom


    2000 Ford Excursion 4X4 V10 4.30LS
    2009 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 303RKS


    Posted By: fulltime on 07/10/04 01:23pm

    Electrician


    98 Spinnaker 34IK 95 Dodge 12 Valve Cummins AOD 83 Lionel P/U [img]http://www.turbodieselregister.com/user_gallery/sizeimage.php?&photoid=15595&width=1

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    Posted By: mitch200 on 06/30/04 01:15pm

    Hello, Iam in the Candian Air Force, and I do carpenter work on the side, renovations for apartments, etc.
    Shane


    Posted By: AFritz01 on 09/24/04 05:36am

    I am a Crash Firefighter at an aircraft mfg company. My better half works in production for the same company. We both plan to retire in about 12 yrs. We will both be 55 then. º¿º


    2004 Chevy 2500HD 8.1 liter/Allison
    1996 31' Park Avenue Electra



    Posted By: Herb36 on 08/22/04 09:19am

    I'm a ferry boat captain and the "QUEEN" is a reg nurse. Both vol NY emt's


    Posted By: SBNK on 09/22/04 06:40pm

    Good Job! BigFoot216
    Now all you have to do is figure out what the most popular job is.
    Good luck!!!


    Wife, Me, 5yr old son,13yr old daughter and a 12yr old Chow
    2000 GMC Yukon LT Hyper Tech programer
    2004 Chevy 2500HD Crew, LS, 4X4, D/A(LLY), Rhino Lining, Fold-A-Cover
    2005 Wildcat 29BHS TT



    Posted By: SBNK on 07/14/04 06:08pm

    I am a Building Materials Transportation Specialist (Local Truck Driver for Huttig Building Prod. I deliver to lumber yards)
    My Wife is a PB Specialist in case you don't know what PB is, PEANUT BUTTER (Stay at home MOM).



    Posted By: mdbrown on 07/27/04 10:03am

    Retired cardio-vascular surgeon.

    MD


    Posted By: ffrnemtp on 07/26/04 10:29am

    I wish I was retired. I'm a firefighter/paramedic, and I work part-time as a registered nurse. I'm also a certified police officer, but I doubt if I'll ever do that for a living (not if I want to keep all my expensive stuff). My wife is a paralegal for a high profile criminal defense firm. We like our toys, and we're willing to pay the price for them.


    Doug & Lorri
    2004 F-250 XLT 6.0L PSD SC SB FX4 DiabloSport Predator
    2004 30' Thor Chateau TT with Reese HP Dual Cam
    2004 Seadoos GTX 4-TEC Supercharged & GTI LE RFI


    Posted By: sandsangel2002 on 08/19/04 07:18pm

    Steve is the operations manager for a rental car company and I am the office manager for a commercial roofing company. Both of us are volunteer firefighters and first responders.


    Jacquelyn
    DH Steve (TritonV10)
    5 Children and 3 Furkids, Jackson, Kammie and Cody
    2004 Cardinal 29RKLE and HIS Truck



    Posted By: TheKellys90 on 06/09/04 12:39am

    US Army retired(1978). Helicopter Instructor Pilot until June 2001. After open heart surgery, retired again. FAA will let me fly, but the Army won't. (I was a civilian contract piot for the Army). I was 63 at the time and now I RV and play golf. Wife - retired school teacher.


    Coachmen Catalina Sport Class C
    Pat & Celeste
    "Briggs" (Cairn Terr.)


    Posted By: Lgaruti on 06/25/04 08:28pm

    As little as possible!


    Prevost Marathon XL2


    Posted By: Cajun_Shotgun on 06/08/04 09:20pm

    Hi everyone..I'm a Project Manager for an Electrical and Instrumentation
    contractor. Projects are mostly oil,gas and petro chemical related.


    [red]2001 GMC 1500HD 4X4 6.0 305-70R-16 Toyo M/T's, 4.56 Yukon gears 2004 Dutchmen Classic 28BH-M5 Yamaha EF3000iSEB Eric,Brooke & Kids (13 & 15) [img]http://pic12.picturetrail.com/VOL438/645420/1064477/94516192.jpg height=100 width=500[/img]

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    Posted By: OpusNBill on 08/18/04 10:06pm

    Corporate pilot and Aircraft Mechanic in southeast Michigan. still working hard to pay for my rig and kids


    Me
    Supermom
    "Trouble" 6 yo son
    "Know it All" 8 yo son
    2004 Rockwood Roo 25BH
    2002 Ford F250 Crewcab
    Prodigy


    Posted By: ArtChee on 08/23/04 07:39pm

    Former Designer/Supervisor with HALLMARK CARDS, KC MO
    Former City Street Map Publisher; West House of Maps, Sarasota FL
    Presently Freelance Illustrator; (www.youngheroesofhistory.com)

    Just picked up used Class C, am getting it "ship shape," ready to "See the U-S-A in my CHEVROLET" at the end of next year when the wife retires (how'd you think I can afford an RV otherwise?)


    Thanks for viewing,
    ArtChee - Sarasota FL
    1989 SHASTA Revere, 23' Chevy 350
    Onan 3.0kW GenSet


    Posted By: campertmb on 06/11/04 04:32am

    You skipped the usual progression of steps by going from a tent to a big ol' 5th wheel (popup and travel trailer)LOL. We are looking at travel trailers now.

    Your occupation sounds very interesting! (Terry)


    Quote:

    Hiya:

    I am a writer/producer/director and own a video production company. I just released my first film, www.puredrifting.com It's about a motorsport called Drifting, which is very big in Japan and growing by leaps and bounds here.

    It involves sliding a car sideways at high speed under control. I have spent the last year of my life creating a story about the kids that are growing this sport here in the states, hanging out of race cars going 100 mph sideways.

    In the meantime, I pay the bills by producing trade show video, training videos, sales and marketing videos for Fortune 500 companies and ad agencies. Not as exciting but definitely interesting. Our biggest clients are biotech firms so I have been able to work with some amazing science and technology over the years.

    My wife and I have been tent campers for 20 years. We have two kids and we have decided that tent camping is too time inefficient for weekend camping so we are buying our first 5th wheel. We will mostly stay local with a few trips a year to Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, Sedona.

    We are so excited about our Keystone Outback and can't wait to take the kids on the road and see more of this beautiful country.

    Take care,

    Dan



    Georgia campers:
    Bob 2002 Chevy Avalanche, 1999 Hi-Lo Classic 29'
    Terry, the RV.netter
    Katie
    Kristen
    Bullet, the best dang dawg in the world
    Mr. Bean, the best so-ugly-he's-cute pug-dachshund shelter dog


    Posted By: campertmb on 06/11/04 04:56am

    Bob is a supervisor at a PPG paint plant south of Atlanta. He started out in a now-closed PPG glass plant 16 years ago.

    And I am a recruiter for our Landstar Ranger (trucking) office in Covington, Ga. So, if you know of any owner-operators who are interested in signing on with Landstar, I would love to hear from them!

    Formerly worked in newspapers (Perry, Ga., Warner Robins, Ga., Robins Air Force Base, Ga.)as a features writer and headed up the food section of the Macon, GA paper. Then was a technical text book editor for a division of McGraw-Hill in Ohio. Then wrote children's educational books while working for a dysfunctional family near Atlanta-got laid off after 9/11 when book sales went down. Came in to work for three days--and only three days--at my father's Landstar Ranger office in Covington. That was 2 1/2 years ago and I love my job and my boss, but I do have hopes of retiring some day in the next...hmmmm....25 years or so. ARRGGGGHH. But when I grow up, I think I want to spend a lot of time RVing.

    Love all the interesting posts on this thread. We truly are a diverse breed.


    Posted By: campertmb on 06/14/04 02:06pm

    I can't believe I read the WHOOOOLE thing....
    Isn't the Walmart parking thread longer?


    Posted By: TEAM LEADER on 09/21/04 01:31pm

    Im an auto technician...GM makes but mainly Cadillacs...


    03 Duramax Crewcab, 4x4, BullyDog Programmer, 4" Magnaflow exhaust, Air Lift air bags.
    05 31'LE Weekend Warrior 5th Wheel
    Watercraft: Kawi 750 and a Kawi 1200STXR
    dirt: Crf 50, Cr125, Cr250, Suzuki Ozark, Yamaha Blaster,
    Suzuki Samurai.


    Posted By: wonderlust on 06/28/04 05:27pm

    I run a Telecommunication Solutions Firm around the globe www.khsolutions.ca
    and a Business Constulting Firm


    2003 F250 SuperDuty 6L with
    MBRP 4" Cat Back exhaust,
    K&N Air Intake and
    Edge Juice Performance Chip
    2004 30E35RB Titanium
    Purdy Navigator and Three Boys (5,9,12)


    Posted By: shoe777 on 08/22/04 04:48pm

    My husband is Retired/Disabled. I am an OR Nurse of 26 years.


    DH, Myself
    and 5 Fur Balls


    Posted By: RJDake on 09/13/04 09:38pm

    My wife and I both teach and I am also Tech Coordinator for the school where we work (approx 2400 students - 200 staff). Lots of fun (and work) but well worth it.

    This year is the first summer we have been able to get away for a vacation (often work through the summer). We put about 9000 miles on our truck and probably 3/4 of that on our RV. Two kids 9 and 5 made the trip a wonderful experience.

    Our first RV was purchased in March, so this is the front end of our RV experience. If it continues like this, we may have to retire early.

    RJ


    2002 Silverado 2500HD Duramax
    Jazz 2780BH - www.jetspost.com/rv
    Batteries/Solar/Inverter - Green Machine!
    Transplanted Cornhusker!
    .



    Posted By: jdcone on 10/02/04 11:01pm

    Me: General Contractor w/27 yrs exp. Wife: RNC-Labor and Delivery Nurse w/23 yrs exp. She retires in 4 1/2 yrs (cause I said so) I'll never retire. I love my job (most of the time).


    Owners of Bob the Wonder Dog, and a bunch of other useless stuff.
    1999 22' Tioga class C


    Posted By: tedandruth on 07/02/04 06:52pm

    Hi
    I am an RN, Charge Nurse in a Hemodialysis Unit. My husband is the Property Manager for an organiztion called Christian Horizons which runs 100 plus Group Homes and Day Programs for the Developmentally Challenged.
    He is reponsible for all property..buying, selling, meeting government, fire department codes etc.


    Ted and Ruth


    Posted By: It'sonly$ on 07/02/04 09:23pm

    Asicit

    I'm with you. It is interesting reading: even without a rainy day to occupy your time!

    It'sonly$


    Posted By: It'sonly$ on 06/30/04 09:11pm

    Have been in local government for past 31 years in cities ranging in size from 5,000 population to 100,000 population. Positions have included police officer, purchasing agent, general services director (airport, solid waste operation, fleet management, transit), community development director (planning, building safety, economic development, redevelopment), research and development director, assistant city manager, city manager (current). Prior to that I worked in the oilfields of central California, chopped cotton, worked the sugar beet dumps and asparagas sheds, sold tent trailers when they were first popular, been a machinist, been a custodian and also hold a patent on an automated solid waste collection container and truck system.

    Plan on retiring one of these days and I'm sure all of the work experience will come in handy while travelling around the country. Just bought a 32' 2001 Sandpiper F30 and 2004 Chev. Silverado LT 2500 HD Crew Cab S/B 4x4 with the Duramax and Allison combination with the Pullrite 16K Super Slide hitch and Prodigy Brake Controller. You're right: the payments do add up!


    Posted By: It'sonly$ on 06/30/04 11:52pm

    It must be nice going 10-7 so early in life!!

    It'sonly$


    Posted By: Cliff & Ann on 06/28/04 02:13pm

    I am retired Navy teaching for the Air Force


    Posted By: rpowla on 06/08/04 01:54pm

    University professor


    Me, Wife, 2 kids (14 and 9)
    2007 Expedition
    Looking for new TT


    Posted By: Greenapples on 06/15/04 04:10pm

    I'm a retired Director of Engineering and my wife is a retired school teacher. I complain about the engineering mistakes I find in our trailer, and she corrects my english while I do it. It works out well.


    Greenapples
    Jay & Marie
    33' Pride
    Silverado 2500 Crew Cab Long Bed


    Posted By: Simonoly on 06/09/04 07:34pm

    hey...there are 1-2 doctors...add 1 more...I am an internal medicine physician in my 40's, simonoly is the domestic goddess...we have 2 dogs...Peanut is an 80 lb yellow lab and Amigo, a 4 lb Chihuahua... i am not retired. we are weekend warriors.

    Leisure Van Sprinter/Freightliner, Free Spirit210B
    Mercedes Benz powered...diesel rules!!!!!!

    Now I know what RNs do for fun


    Posted By: 02MAX6.6 on 06/15/04 08:45pm

    I work as an operator for a refinery in Texas City, Texas. Wife - Human Recourses for an energy provider in Houston. Retirement a short 20 years away......Wife may need to work longer. We have been camping in tents for years. The birth of our daughter 4 years ago got us into a TT. We are going on our third trip June 25th. Houston to Destin, see you there.


    Tom, Lori, and Haley.


    Posted By: 4ourpupranger on 07/11/04 08:40am

    My husband is a sergeant (on the list to become lieutenant) in the NYPD and I'm a kindergarten teacher for the city of New York. Husband gets 6 weeks vacation a year and I get the whole summer off!!! Great for rving!!


    Posted By: krev on 08/19/04 07:27am

    My husband is a Dash 8 Captain for AirCanada Jazz and I work in a medical office.


    1 husband 2 grown kids
    2010 F-350 Lariat King Ranch, CC, diesel, short box
    2009 Arctic Fox 27T


    Posted By: freewayrandy on 06/09/04 01:07pm

    Just signed retirement papers today so as of July 31, I won't be doin' squat! But 'til then I'm a heavy equipment operator.


    Posted By: nayl on 06/11/04 08:28pm

    I’m a full-time student in the fall and winter and an intern during the summer.






    Posted By: LECFLA3000 on 07/09/04 10:37am

    Can someone please tell me how to start a new topic, for
    some reason i see no place to post anything, help help


    LARRY & DIANE
    2005 SUNVOYAGER / SKPS/PA/GS/FMCA
    2001 SATURN (it's YELLOW)



    Posted By: SargeWyo on 06/19/04 11:32pm

    Me: Correctional Sergeant at state penitentiary. 14 years in, 5 years and 11 mos to retire at 40!
    Wife: Correctional Officer at state penitentiary, 4 years in, working on criminal justice degree to support my future retirement!


    [b]2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Off-Road, Quadcab 4x4, 2002 Palomino Bronco 1200 [img]http://freesites.cyberosis.net/sargewyo/seminoe%20007.jpg[/img]

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    Posted By: ChrisnDor on 09/17/04 07:20pm

    I work for Avaya communication. I have a long way to go cause I'm only 32. My wife is a part time school bus driver and I have two Children 4 and 6. Any way long story short I work on phone systems for a living, Big ones and little ones. Sometimes for big corps. and sometimes for famous people(or small businesses , either way its cool.


    Chris and Doreen
    Nicholas and Ysabelle
    2004 GMC 3500 SLT DRW CC D/A 4x4
    2004 Prowler Regal 2952BS Fifth Wheel


    Posted By: RavenCaller on 06/09/04 04:43pm

    Artist ( photographer) and stay at home Mom...


    Posted By: jcr102 on 06/27/04 05:01am

    I read the morning news on a radio station in Hamilton, Ontario. It'll be 30 years in the business a year from now. My wife is an RPN [Registered Practical Nurse] at a local hospital.

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    2004 KZ Sportsmen 2352p 5th Wheel on a seasonal site. 2004 PT Cruiser [there's nothing behind me anymore]

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    Posted By: Joyce in NY on 06/20/04 05:15am

    I'm a 6th grade English teacher. Love my job and hope to stay in the same classroom until I retire in 9 yrs. (but who's counting?) My husband is a correction officer for New York State -- he gets weekends, holidays, and the month of July off so it's a perfect match with my schedule.

    Every other weekend during May, June, September & October are spent at nearby state parks. Spend July seeing the beautiful United States, primarily staying in National Parks. We head out June 26th this year -- can't wait!


    Cardinal 33TSLE



    Posted By: mike page on 08/26/04 08:22pm

    I breed Armadillos, there is not much money in it but the Armadillos sure seem to like it.......


    04 Dodge 3500 SRW 4X2 QC Cummins 48RE
    Still researching RV......Jul 04, Found it!!!!!
    01 Excel 28 RGO...Sweeeeet....


    Posted By: Hubb on 07/11/04 10:48pm

    I am the Operations Manager of an ice hockey rink and recreation center(6 yrs). we are the practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team. she is just finishing school and looking at state police or corrections. bought our first TT this spring, no looking back now!

    too young to even think about retiring! would like to start my own business though.

    great thread btw

    Hubb


    2001 Chevy Blazer 4.3 V6
    2003 Skamper Kodiak 235
    Honda EB3000


    Posted By: casino man on 09/18/04 12:56pm

    I work in Security at a Casino -hence my call name. Only 10 years left before retiring.
    DW is HR Manager for a Sawmill. Tells me she will retire before me.


    04 GMC D/A & Titanium 28E33


    Posted By: Walt-FL on 09/09/04 07:10pm

    Engineer, originally for building&construction, but worked in mechanical engineering all my life. Work for a supplier/importer for machined car parts


    Posted By: N8CH on 07/13/04 11:21am

    Retired Navy Master Chief (1981) Currently A webmaster for General Dynamics under contract to US Navy. Wife is a sales clerk at JC Penney. Will retire in 16 months when wife is 62. Am 62 and 7 months. Married 43 years. Hamming for 22 years. Golfing terribly for a long time.
    Life is good. Keep trucking
    Chuck N8CH


    Posted By: kcmyam on 06/17/04 08:16pm

    My wife is a Registered Nurse and I'm in the Canadian Air Force.


    '04 F-350 6.0l PSD
    26.6 Kustom Koach TT
    Wonderful Wife
    21 yr old Son
    & Buddy the Bichon



    Posted By: ET1(ss) on 06/10/04 10:46pm

    After 20+ years in US Navy (14yr riding subs, 6yr Law Enforcement), I got a pension.

    Wife works some.

    We are Foster parents and have been for 12 years, currently 5 children.

    I also collect apartment buildings (Ca, Ct, Wa, Scotland).

    Mostly I chase the wife around the kitchen.


    ET1(SS) Galen Young, USN Submarine Service - retired
    1989 Fleetwood Southwind 30'6", 454 V8
    full-timing in Maine
    Ya gotta love MH's with a jaquzzi




    Posted By: Trooper 180 on 09/18/04 12:33pm

    Retired Oklahoma highway patrol trooper (Jan 2004). Busier now than ever before. Recently enrolled in a master gardener course offered by Oklahoma State Universtiy.


    2012 F250 FX4 SC, 6.2, 3.73
    2004 Palomino Stampede S-235 SDSL
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper 180 (ret. 1/04)
    Mobile Riverine Force Vietnam (69-71)


    Posted By: bmbdcj on 08/19/04 11:01am

    Network Security Analyst


    Posted By: jerrycope on 07/09/04 12:10pm

    I'm a firefighter/paramedic from IAFF Local 20 in Hamilton, Ohio. Wife is a partner in a local business.


    2004 31SS Jayco Greyhawk
    1993 Dodge W250 Juiced CTD
    1949 Farmall M
    Me (35), Angelica (29), and our son Charlie (6)
    Proud member of IAFF Local 20


    Posted By: Dogsareus on 08/22/04 09:24am

    Hello bigfoot
    I am an Air Traffic Controller and my wife teaches nursing


    Chris & Judy
    Maggie (Doberman)
    Belle (German Shepard)
    2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
    1998 Gulfstream Seahawk 28.5



    Posted By: LeRoy VanHee on 08/19/04 07:16am

    Retired for 5 years. The Navy trained me to be an electronics technician in 1954. First civilian job was on the Bomarc missile (surface to air, Boeing). Last job was software inspector for DoD on F-22 fighter. Worked many years in management for local electronic manufacturing companies.


    Posted By: squidtaco on 08/25/04 11:33pm

    Since im 10 posts from getting senior (i dont really respond to threads that are super long), I tell you that I work for the phone company. I am a senior manager.


    2002 F150 Supercrew 4X4
    2005 Springdale 268BHL


    Posted By: OLLIEHONDRO on 06/17/04 11:22pm

    SHERIFF DEPUTY,WIFE, COURTROOM CLERK........


    Posted By: cbruce01 on 07/10/04 09:32pm

    I'm a Photographer, wife's a nurse.


    2003 28' Dutchmen 28BH-SSL
    1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.2L Modified

    chad@brucestudio.com


    Posted By: EarlDennis on 07/28/04 03:24pm

    I have worked in the computer industry for 31 years, the past 11 as a contractor. I live in my fifth and am currently working in Minneapolis. The job market is really tough with all the East Indians flooding the market so I hope I can stay employed long enough to help my 14 year old son Josh through college. My current contract ends on August 31 so maybe I'll see some of you out on the road.





    Posted By: MelB on 07/12/04 10:13pm

    I market a geriatric behavioral health program for an East TX hospital. Also do most all the screenings for admissions. Meet often with families to educate and inform concerning inpatient psychiatric care and treatment. I love my job. It's the most rewarding work I've ever done. I get to help people every day. What a blessing!

    Melanie


    2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab with 5.9L V-8, synthetics throughout & factory tow package. 2001 Trail-Lite 8263S.

    "Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love." MLK, Jr.


    Posted By: Wareagle-TN on 06/10/04 07:14pm

    His: Hydraulic sales
    Hers: Full time mom/ partime RN


    Posted By: Trippin7 on 07/21/04 11:29am

    I am a Human Resources Generalist for Ameriquest and hubby is a VP for JP Morgan Chase (Institutional trust Division)


    Posted By: Jcarco on 06/14/04 02:49pm

    "Northeast Spring Rally" has 1,146!!!


    Posted By: wetconcrete on 06/20/04 05:47pm

    I am a concrete sales person and my wife is a homemaker.
    2 kids left in school but try and travel as much as possible.


    Ex trucker
    My wife and kids
    37' Allegro Bus
    Cummins power
    Escape toad


    Posted By: Partners on 06/11/04 10:23pm

    Full time recreational camper/fisherman. If I go fishing I take the next day off to rest up.


    Bill & Micki, Retired (Navy & Civil Service)
    2005 Allegro Bay, Model 37DB
    2006 Honda CR-V
    Frisco and Biscuit the dogs



    Posted By: leceke on 07/13/04 06:45pm

    Me: Physicist - I work on tracking problems and automatic route generation for aircraft

    Wife: Legal Secretary - she makes the overpaid lawyers look smart


    Posted By: MNSmurf on 06/09/04 08:21am

    Mechanical engineer for a defense contractor. SWMBO does purchasing and inventory control for a roofing & siding supply company.


    Smurf, SWMBO, and the RugRats
    Max the Dog
    2000 F250 V-10
    2005 Cherokee Lite 285B

    "How many days of vacation do I have left?"



    Posted By: Artum Snowbird on 06/12/04 09:24am

    I'm an industrial electrician in a big pulp and paper mill and my lovely bride of less than a year is a communications co-ordinator on staff in the same plant.

    We are looking forward to having a little less, but getting out a little earlier and enjoying what we have.


    Mike and Carole
    2007 Snowbird 9'6" Super Slide
    2005 16.6 Double Eagle
    2000 F350 7.3 SC 4X4
    previously 8'10" Snowbird Camper
    2006 Triple E Regency 27 foot SXL SOLD!


    Posted By: Flash2gordon on 09/03/04 06:43am

    I work for a private prison as a case manager. Hubby runs a small engine repair business.


    1994 Jayco
    1999 Dodge Ram 1500
    Me the Sweet Pea 1960
    Hubby the Old Fart 1960
    Two girls 1982 & 1986 in college (don't like to camp)


    Posted By: ntrawick on 09/18/04 08:48pm

    My roommate and I are graduating from anesthesia school in 3 months and we will be working as traveling CRNAs. We just bought a 2005 Paradise Pointe at the Harrisburg show and are in the process of purchasing a 2005 f350 tv. We can't wait to become fulltimers, and by the way, the only camping either one of us had ever done was in a tent! This is going to be an awesome adventure. N


    Posted By: Aquaduct on 08/19/04 07:26pm

    Automotive engineer. Grew up in Dearborn, MI. Spent 10 year in Powertrain Engineering with the local Big 3 automaker.

    Now I'm in Advanced Engineering of the powertrain division of a large heavy duty truck manufacturer. In short, I do diesels.


    Posted By: bullytravels on 07/13/04 07:29pm

    Financial Controller-$300m in revenues


    2004 Suburban LT 1500 3.73 Vortec 5.3
    2004 Keystone Cougar 280 5100 lbs Dry
    Prodigy Brake Controller
    Reese 800# WD Hitch w/Dual Cam Sway


    Posted By: auckr on 08/18/04 08:05pm

    I am a carpenter, electrician, and sometimes plumber when needed. I spent several years as a starving outboard motor mechanic. Also four years wiring airplanes at Cessna aircraft in Wichita Kansas. Looking forward to becoming a do nothing except what I want. One more year.


    Posted By: networkninja on 10/04/04 09:00am

    Open Roads Forum Rules & Policies
    You may not use the Open Roads Forum to either advertise or promote commercial endeavors. This includes direct posts, member name, URLS in your profile or signature, as well as, active links to other sites on the Internet.

    * This post was last edited 10/06/04 01:46am by an administrator/moderator *


    --
    08 Ford F450 Lariat 4x4 CC PSD 6.4, 4.88
    08 Weekend Warrior CR3905 Billet Ed
    07 Yamaha Rhino 660 w/ Long Travel
    06 Yamaha Raptor 700R
    05 Yamaha YZ-450R
    04 Yamaha YFZ-450
    04 Sukuzi LTZ-400


    Posted By: Poptup on 06/22/04 07:30pm

    Hello everybody,
    I keep it cheap. 24' Coachman PU, 2000 CHVY TrailBlazer. We have two children ages 2 & 5 and another due to arrive in November. We have no intentions of upgrading 'till the kids grow up a bit. Anyhow, I am a teacher(looking for a new school as my "special assignment" just ended). My wife is a CPA and we enjoy our modest equipment. We camp almost evey weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day and we take several week to ten day trips per year. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, our dog Samuel a.k.a Sammy, Samson and Sambo- also travels with us. Camping is the greatest family builder we know. We love it! Hey, any administrators in western NY (Rochester-Buffalo area) looking for a triple certified (SpEd,ElEd, and OT) teacher, drop me a line. I come highly recommended.


    RobG-
    2010 F150 Super Cab, 2010 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab. 30' Dutchman Lite BH
    Me, Her, and 3 kids (Jake 11, Madeleine 8, and Luke 5 years) and Rusty (Sam our camp dog 63 dog years old RIP old Buddy)!


    Posted By: macmic on 06/17/04 03:10pm

    Mac is ex USAF ANG Special Operations training instructor now in shipping and receiving at a small metal manufacturing plant.
    Mic is an Registered Nurse.
    We also have a treatment level foster care home for medically fragile/handicapped children. We have two special needs children, JT(5) and Shonna(3). Also 6 children (grown) and 8 grandchildren.
    We upgraded from a pop-up to this 31 ft. monster with a slide out so we can take the the kids camping with their equipment. They're not sure what camping is yet but they do know it sounds like fun.


    Mac, Mic, Jessica, JT, Shonna & Jake (the dog)
    2003 HD Road Glide (we take turns)
    2006 Ford E350 6.0 PSD
    2004 Dutchman
    Life is good and we are BLESSED


    Posted By: jug_head on 06/08/04 09:28pm

    Halliburton Energy Sevrices Co. 20-yrs.


    Posted By: skeetshooter on 07/14/04 12:56pm

    In newsprint sales/service for 20 years, prior to that was in newspaper manufacturing as press operator and department head for over 20 years also. Looking to retire soon and do what I want when I want to do it.

    * This post was edited 07/14/04 02:31pm by skeetshooter *


    SkeetShooter
    2014 DRV Mobile Suite 36 TKRB3
    2010 Ford F-350 Longbed SD Diesel DRW 4X2
    20K Reese Hitch,
    Good Sam Life Member


    Posted By: ballpienhammer on 09/21/04 05:03am

    Pirate. Steal ships, cargo, rum and wimmen. Arghhh.


    a bad day fishin's better'n a good day workin'!


    Posted By: jpharris517 on 07/14/04 03:07pm

    Retired Commercial fisherman. We still own the business but the son is now running it. I'm 49 she's 44
    Wife has been a stay at home mom.


    2006 F-450 Lariat 6.0 PSD Classy Chassis Conversion
    2009 38TKSB4 Mobile Suite
    Picture of rig in profile.


    Posted By: flacamper on 09/12/04 02:02pm

    I am a Home Designer and my wife sells Health and Life insurance.


    Posted By: pblpizza on 08/16/04 01:46pm

    I work for a franchise of Domino's Pizza and my husband works for Dupont. We are long from being retired.


    Me, My honeydew and our 2 kids

    2003 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax Diesel Crew Cab (Pewter)
    2004 Everest 323K, triple slide


    Posted By: Griz660 on 07/28/04 04:23am

    I am a Jail Sergeant at our County Jail and my DW has been an LPN for 4 years. She is currently working to get her RN degree. :-) :-)


    Posted By: detrater on 06/10/04 11:12am

    Only what I want to....


    Posted By: ljw_shaw on 10/06/04 04:42pm

    Husband works as Project Manager in County Government for State of Virginia in construction field.

    Wife works as analyst for FEMA, Disaster Assistance. After leaving FEMA last year when 9/11 disaster assistance was coming to a close, was just called back to service due to 2004 hurricane season in East Coast of USA.

    We have not purchased RV yet. We came to this forum to gather opinions and info, and we have learned from those who are kind to offer assistance. We will be going diesel very soon with our RV purchase scheduled for a 2005 model. If all goes "according to plans", our first big road-trip will be to spend a month in Arizona.

    Three boys (2 gone, one a Senior in High School), and one 7-month Golden Retriever who loves to travel and take-a-trip. Mortgage is paid off, no bills. Well, no bills til we get that RV!!!

    Very interesting thread. We appreciate the comments and seeing the diversity of occupations. This is just the way America is! Everyone counts, despite the commentaries.


    Dodge 05 4x4 CTD Quad LWB Auto 3:73/LS ARE cap.
    Prodigy
    Nash 27F


    Posted By: springville pop on 07/02/04 10:05pm

    Interesting topic!

    My wife and I have our own business selling food processing equipment and packaging equipment primarily on the internet. Trying to figure out how to take our business "on the road" when the Jazz gets here in about a week and a half. Easy to take long weekends...not so easy to take a week or two.


    Doug

    2007 2500HD Duramax
    Montana 3000RK
    Wonderful wife
    4 grown kids
    13 grand kids not grown


    Posted By: springville pop on 07/09/04 01:45pm

    bigfoot216,
    Quote:

    Can someone please tell me how to start a new topic, for
    some reason i see no place to post anything, help help


    Go to the forum you want it on ie Fifth-Wheels, the new topic link is at the far left of the blue block at the top of the page. Click on and you'll be able to post a new message with title.


    Posted By: Artgen on 10/04/04 01:25pm

    Accountant, 10 years away from retirement. Wife works for the postal service.





    Posted By: Zaefire on 06/29/04 01:46pm

    Interesting thread! I see a lot of you are still working. Brrrr.

    I am 8 yrs older than my best friend to whom I have been married for 27 years, so got my SS before he did, but I 'kept' him. lol He's a good cook, crazy not to!
    I relate to 'Teacher'sPet' totally.

    Husband/best friend and I retired from working for other people in 1984 in Texas during oil bust..we were property managers.

    I learned to create nice handmade items and we followed different craft show and swap meet circuits all over the country selling my wares. Husband/best friend was my 'road crew'. lol
    Retired from that in 1991 thanks to NAFTA and bad economy.

    Brief stint selling bears and dolls I designed and created..on EBay. Husband was my 'shipping department'.

    We were gold miners for a LOT of years in summers in N. California Sierra, retired from that when carrying the equipment took 2 days to get it down the mountain and 2 weeks to bring it back up. Yes, found some gold. Lovely stuff. Worked winters, mined summers...

    Both on SS now and living frugally but well. Selling the house put some CDs in the bank 'just in case'.
    IMHO life is cheaper on the road than in a house. Couldn't afford to do anything fun or go anywhere while paying a mortgage and payments to be 'on the grid.'
    (((Your bills will expand to fill any amount of money you make...Mic's Law.)))

    My husband married me to get my SS and I stuck it out long enough to get his ;>

    No plans for the future, just think we will live it.

    32' 1988 Suncrest Class A with '91 Geo Tracker soon to be our toad. One more part of the hitch to go.

    Mic & best friend Pete


    Posted By: Houston Camping Guys on 07/21/04 08:56am

    Were are both analysts in the financial industry 30 and 36. This is our first year of owning a TT and love our 27 foot rig. It's nice to get out of Houston for the weekend and relax.


    Have a safe trip!

    Joey
    2006 Lexington GTS 270S
    "The Dragonfly Inn"



    Posted By: firefi on 07/27/04 11:22pm

    I work for General Electric Plastics. It is a Chemical and Finishing plant. My wife works for General Electric Silicones.


    A wonderful wife and 2 wonderful boy's
    03 Dodge Ram SLT Silver SWB 4X4 48RE Cummins Turbo Diesel
    04 Cougar 281 EFS
    Reese 16k Slider
    Prodigy Brake Controller
    Di-Pricol A-pillar mounted gauges Trans. Temp Boost and EGT
    AFE with Torque Tube



    Posted By: stinssd on 08/18/04 12:26pm

    I work in Catalog Sales at Camping World Headquarters in Bowling Green, KY.


    Posted By: onewildone on 06/10/04 03:53pm

    Me-Project manager for a construction company, Wife-Customer service rep for insurance company.


    2007 F-350 CC PSD FX4 Lariat
    2005 Wildcat 28RK
    2000 Harley Road Glide
    1 wife of 28 years
    1 son of 30 years
    1 daughter of 19 years
    1 mini poodle (like one of the kids)


    Posted By: B&J006 on 07/27/04 09:53am

    My husband works for the City in which we live...small town.... Western Ks. I teach and we both are within 2 years of retirement....our plans...... sell everything and go fulltiming and work in parks or campgrounds. We will only be 54/53 so we still want to travel and work for awhile. This thread is sooo interesting..... Bigfoot you started an interesting topic... I've always wondered what people do to be able to support this wonderful "habit" we love!


    Bill & Joyce
    2002 Chevy Silverado 3500, Duramax, Allison Tranny, Prodigy Brake Controller,Banks Exhaust Brakes,Air Lift Bags
    2008 Newmar Torrey Pine 4 slides; 20,000 lb. Airide Hitch, Mor/ryde IS;
    Fulltimers and loving it!
    Newmar Kountry Klub #12105L



    Posted By: terry_opie on 06/09/04 09:48am

    Me: Age 28, Electrical Engineer for IBM in Rochester, MN
    Wife: Age 28, Records Clerk for Rochester Police Dept.
    Dakota: Age 4, White German Shepard
    Zoe: Age 2, Springer/Pointer Mix


    Terry & Tracy
    Megan
    Matthew
    Zoe - Springer Spaniel/Pointer Mix

    2001 Ford F-250 Crew Cab, V10
    2006 Zinger 32QB


    Posted By: Bill n Pat on 08/19/04 07:37am

    I work for the Deptartment of the Army as a General Supply Specialist and the wife also works for the Department of the Army as a Budget analyst here in beautiful Washington DC. She has 2-1/2 years before retirement and I have about another eight to go. Hopefully they will go by fast!

    Bill


    Bill & Pat
    2005 F350 Lariat 4X4 DRW CC PSD Tow Boss Package
    Access Lorado Tonneau Cover, Speedliner spray in bedliner, Custom Flow Tailgate
    Reese 18K Signature Series Hitch
    2005 Excel L33RSE
    Yamaha EF 3000 i SEB



    Posted By: 3500 Dodge Dually on 07/13/04 12:08am

    22 years U.S Army and counting will retire ? but must retire when I hit 30 years

    You know if someone would give me a decent job I would retire :-)


    2003 3500 Dodge Dually six speed 5.9 HO cummins
    2002 36SKT Holiday Rambler Presidental



    Posted By: Retired N 2004 on 06/27/04 01:42pm

    Hi Bigfoot,
    I did work for Dick Chaneys other company for 20 years, my wife worked for the school district. Them we both retired, best move we have ever made. We traded in our 24 ft Sportsman for a 29 WBLE Cardinal. We are heading out soon for Kansas to visit kendfolks for a few days, then head out west. Need to be in Vegas around July 22nd for a class reunion. Other than that my friend, we just enjoy life as much as we can. We plan to make atleast 6 months a year in our TT. Hope to head out for the east coast after the Vegas trip to have a bowel of Clam chowder and see the changing of the leaves this fall. It is a good plan, hope things hold togather for us. Hope to see you on the road.
    Bob & Earline
    Cypress, Texas


    Remenber to Enjoy Life
    This is not a Dress Rehearsal
    Earline & Bobby
    2005 Cardinal 29 WBLE / 2002-F-250 CC SB Diesel 7.3
    4" Exaust,Rhino Bed liner, Tietjun's Lone Star HD Grill
    Pro Series 15000# Reese w/ a slider, 45 gal. Tool Box Comb, Prodigy Brake control, no chip yet ?????


    Posted By: Tom-n-Joyce on 06/10/04 10:19pm

    Tom is a teacher and I do technical support (software).

    Joyce


    Tom-n-Joyce - Humans; Ellie Mae - Boston Terrior;
    Winnie - 1972 Winnebego



    Posted By: trigger013 on 06/11/04 06:06am

    Hey !!....another truck driver here from upstate New York.


    Posted By: harleychickanddude on 06/17/04 04:27pm

    I am a medical secretary and my hubby is a union ironworker. We bought our 1988 Bounder cash, and are now completely broke! But at least we don't have a payment hanging over our heads. It's our first MH, but we've rented before and loved it. We hope to be full timers one day, so he keeps plugging away to build up the pension and annuity funds! We're in our mid 30's and 40's so we have a way to go.


    Sharon C.mc580chick@aol.com


    Posted By: firemech on 06/13/04 12:34pm

    mechanic new york city fire dept 15 years


    Posted By: DoubleC on 06/11/04 11:59pm

    I'm an Air Traffic Controller and my wife just retired after 21 years as an accounts manager with a retail clothing store. The lucky bum that she is, retired at 39 years old, not bad!!


    Chris and Christel
    2004.5 GMC2500HD 4X4 Duramax LLY, Crewcab SB, Allison Auto
    2004 Travelaire Genesis GW275


    Posted By: MontanaH & M on 07/25/04 08:32pm

    Retired December 1963 from NCR Corp as a zone manager (30 years). It didn't take and so I retired again from Great Falls Public School District as a computer tech in December 2003 (8 years). Wife retired April 2004. We're now full timers.


    Posted By: emtp704 on 07/28/04 06:56am

    I work as a Paramedic in the City of Allentown, Pennsylvania.


    Bryan, Cindy, and Emily
    Peanut the 11lb. dog

    2001 Chevrolet 2500HD
    2004 Four Winds Classic 28BH


    Posted By: SpoiledRotten on 10/06/04 05:05pm

    I kiss people's butts for eight hours a day. Looking for something else though.

    Looking forward to the day when I retire and am able to say,

    "Can't hire me"
    "Can't fire me"


    * This post was edited 10/10/04 02:52pm by an administrator/moderator *


    Just the 3 of us...SpoiledRotten, TotallyRotten, and ALittleRotten
    2000 F-250 Lariat, CC
    7.3 PSTD-Superchipped
    2005 33RL2 New Vision - AKA "SpoiledRotten"
    2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition



    Posted By: Andyga on 06/15/04 04:03pm

    Deputy Chief of city fire dept for another 184 days - - -til I become
    a full time rv'er.. . . . man show me this beautiful country. . . .
    but who's counting. . . .


    Posted By: Ncielo on 06/15/04 07:39pm

    I am a surgical technologist and DH is a delivery driver of water. New to this forum and just love all the information I find. Just bought our first pop up too. All the info has been super helpfull.


    DH-James
    DW-Lisa
    DD-Tiffani
    DS-James


    Posted By: vet on 09/08/04 09:45am

    hey flash what prison my nephew is a warden in beaumont tex


    Posted By: vet on 08/26/04 08:37pm

    retired vet at 58 daughter going to uca to be a vet runs in the family we love all animals but not to good on computers, haaaaaaaaaa.


    Posted By: danoren on 06/27/04 03:25pm

    Although I do not know what kind pf a kick you get from reading what other people reteired from, and I dont know why I am answering but here it goes, belive it or not.
    I am dreaming about rving for 15 years,but only dreaming did not get anyone anywhere, so after chating with experiance people I figured out that I will need 3000$ a month(100$ a day + -) (after bying the rig ofcourse).
    So after knowing what I have to aim at I bought a few appartments with a small paydown (next to university) and rented all of them to cover the morgage.
    I did not touch the money for 15 Years, now they are all mine and pay for the trips.
    We rv 5-6 months out of a year(summers) , then store the rig at the end of the trip and pick it up the next year and go different direction, and so on.... this is our third year.
    Have fun


    F-350 ,2006,XLT,SD,LB,EC,6.0LT,Auto,SRW.
    5W Cruiser 2006 CF29CK Crossroad
    RVing 4-5 months every summer since 2002.
    P.A,Good Sam,TomTom GO720
    Website



    Posted By: KidKrazee on 06/28/04 10:24am

    I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids 6,7,and 8. Plus I provide day care for 4 other children. Hubby is a sheet metal worker, he installs furnaces in new homes. We have YEARS till retirement but get out of town often. The wonders of the "Great Alaskan Wilderness" make it easy to get away from home.


    [blue]Mom & Dad + 3 Kids 9, 10, and 11 1990 Georgieboy Cruise Air III

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    Posted By: bdwood on 07/02/04 08:39am

    I am retiring July 30th. We have a new Doubletree 36TK3 fifth wheel ordered and plan on hitting the road sometime in September or October. Hopefully we will have the house sold by then. My wife is a retired cometologist, I am Government Sales Director for Morbark, Inc. We manufacture wood grinding, chipping and processing equipment. Prior to that I was in City Management for almost 20 years.

    We're excited and can't wait to start traveling after raising six wonderful children. The kids are scattered from Michigan to southern California so we definitely have places to visit!


    Posted By: ferretttt on 07/10/04 01:07am

    Im unemployed. Give me a job!!!


    Eric and Mary Ann Taylor
    Standby Sams - Good Sam Club
    Barkley - St Bernard
    Dutch - Dachshund


    1995 Wilderness M-21LS TT
    1992 GMC Sierra 2500XL 3/4 Ton Ext Cab LONGBED 4x4
    SIRIUS Satellite Radio in TT and TV
    Lights and Sirens for traffic jams (Volunteer FF/EMT)

    Near the home of The Waltons!!!

    ertaylor@visi.net



    Posted By: ssherman1701 on 09/03/04 06:33am

    Chief Information Officer for a physicians healthcare group.......


    '05 Wildcat 28RK
    '05 Chevy K3500 CrewCab D/A Dually,Line-X,Retrax,Westin Boards, Brakesmart,Reese 20K....


    Posted By: Jeffe on 08/19/04 04:55pm

    bigfoot216 -

    Can you believe it 800+ responses and not 1 LOTTO WINNER !

    I own a manufacturing company with my best friend and my wife is a teacher (32 years). 56 & 60 - but guess who will retire 1st!


    Posted By: Carolinacampers on 06/20/04 05:27am

    We own and operate a landscape company that mainly installs driveways and my wife is an administrative assistant in a high school.


    [img]http://www.uploadyourimages.com/img/605851sprinter_beetle.jpg[/img][/img] [purple]2001 35'Sprinter 2001 Dodge 3500 Cummings Diesel Banks Power System/Banks Brakes[/purple]

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    Posted By: bchandl2 on 06/19/04 09:46pm

    Principal of Elementary School and wife is a teacher in the area also. Summers are so nice to have off to spend with the retired folk.


    99 GMC Sierra 3500 Dually
    2005 Salem 24BHSS


    Posted By: Irishmist on 08/27/04 01:26pm

    registed nurse--eight years away from retirement and counting----and playing the lottery!


    Irishmist


    Posted By: rvdreamer on 07/26/04 07:11am

    Greetings from Central Pennsylvania.
    Eric, disabled Vietnam Agent Orange vet (56) now works for the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Retired as a freelance sports photographer. Janet (58) a Registered Nurse for 35 years, works as a labor and delivery room nurse for the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. We picked up our new Sunline T2363 on Saturday morning and are planning a few "test" outings over the next several weeks. Longer trip late September and the first week of October. Where should we go?
    Stay safe!


    Eric & Janet Smith
    2008 Cedar Creek Silverback 30LSA Trail-Air & Equa-Flex
    2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 4WD Ext Cab Line-X
    Duramax/Allison 6 SPD Auto, 3.73
    Pull-Rite 14K Super Glide Slider
    Brakesmart



    Posted By: oilman62 on 07/26/04 06:06pm

    Service Manager for local Heating/Air conditioning Fuel Oil Co
    Wife in Sales/Marketing for A.C.Nielson Co just bought New SUNNYBROOK 31BWFS 5er. Traded in 2001 28'ft Prowler. College comes do for 1st of the offspring in two years! Figured maybe lucky and he gets full scholarship! I can dream!


    Oilman62 F-350 PS CrewCab 4x4 ShortBed, 31ft BFWS SunnyBrook, 16K SuperGlide, Prodigy "Keep it lubricated"


    Posted By: jonniek on 06/22/04 05:10am

    Firesquasher,

    Love your priorities, once you have a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST life truly has perspective....PRAISE GOD.

    I'm from the land down under..OZ..AUSTRALIA, served as a missionary in the incredibly primitive regions of Papua New Guinea where we had our first real encounters with American missionaries and developed a real affection for American people.

    We have been priveleged to visit the U.S. a number of times and hopefully will return again within the next couple of years.

    Australians have only started to seriously take to the road RVing over the past 10 years or so but it is catching on big now.

    We loook with envy on some of the rigs you guys have but are pleased for you all and the comforts you enjoy.

    We have just come back from doing a trip from NY-Florida-Texas-Oklohoma-Chicago-New York when we visited our Aussie friends who live and work in New York.

    Hope to hear from you.
    jonniek


    Posted By: jonniek on 06/28/04 04:10am

    Hi all.....from various parts of the world.

    RVing in America seems to be big time whilst here in Australia it is just coming of age.

    Whilst my wife and I had the privelege of touring 33 U.S. states and Alberta and B.C. in 1995 we weren't afforded the luxury of doing it R.V. style.

    On that occasion we purchased a Ford Thunderbird and motelled it everywhere.

    Since then we have visted a couple of times and the last time flew into New York and drove down the East coast across the southern states to Texas then up through Oklahoma through to Chicago and across to New York.

    Oh! for the privelege of doing that in R.V. style.

    On returning to Australia we uptraded our RV for more comfort.....though small by U.S. standards.

    At 68 I am semi-retired but have no superanuation scheme or backup supply of funds so have to rely entirely on the aged pension payment.

    I think this site is interesting with the broad overview it provides of folk of different economic and cultural backgrounds.

    Nearly missed the point.....semi-retired.....my wife and I run a very small bakery business.

    jonniek


    Posted By: Panther Bill on 09/21/04 03:05pm

    I own a small trucking company. My wife is a Controller for a trash company.


    The Panther
    1999 Safari
    Panther 425
    BIG CAT Power!!
    (I thought it was 42 1/2 FEET)
    ****NOT****
    HERE KITTY, KITTY


    Posted By: DocnLou on 09/11/04 06:07am

    Trying to retire from our own business of 18 years. Our younger daughter is great at the day to day operations and this winter in So Texas will be the final test for me (not her, me!) I do want to retire after 40 years working, but I also love what I do. DW wants to relax and travel, so it will probably happen in the next year.


    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."


    Posted By: Z--man on 06/29/04 10:37am

    Design/Manufacturing Engineer for Caterpillar...not close to retiring for quite some time...but love my camping and boating...Z


    26-5 Mallard 5th-Wheel
    Tekonsha Prodigy Controller
    Draw-Tite 16K Slider Hitch
    Yamaha EF3000iSE Generator
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 4x4

    Drive it...Like you...Stole it




    Posted By: Scott B. on 09/16/04 06:21pm

    Actor here. Nope, not famous. Not even recognizable. Just a working actor. But it gives us a lot of flexibility to get away and do what really matters in this life RVing!!!


    Keep Wavin',
    Scott


    Posted By: davalls on 06/28/04 12:01pm

    Hi all,

    I am an insurance agent. Own the VERY SMALL office. Been at it 20 years. I also volunteer as a Deputy Sheriff in my county and have been in police work, either full-time or reserve for the last 25 years. Worked until 2:00 this morning booking a drunk 18-wheeler driver, got a few hours of sleep then came to my "real" job.

    Somewhere in between I find time to reload, hunt, shoot, boat and relax! Gotta have fun in life!


    Dave


    Posted By: SoCalToolGuy on 07/10/04 12:07am

    I have been a mobil tool salesman for the last 34 years. I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up.


    2001 Fleetwood Southwind 32V
    2011 Scion XB



    Posted By: mikehart92 on 07/10/04 08:23pm

    Own a construction company. Build asphalt plants around the country. Wife is a stay-at-home mommy. She and the kids get to travel with me while schools out.


    2005 Chevy 2500HD.............6.6 D/A, 4x4, Crew Cab


    Posted By: lunalady on 06/27/04 12:20pm

    I make clay roses I call Stone Roses and sell them at Renaissance Faires in FL, TX, OH, MN, and LA. I'm in my fifties, an single lady, just me and my cat, on the road for 10 months of the year. The "Rennie" community is just wonderfull - I love my life!


    Posted By: ol'blue on 07/10/04 11:36am

    I am a Nuclear Instructor and my wife is a stay at home mom.


    http://www.familycampingchat.com/



    Posted By: PAPA - HONEY on 06/27/04 04:30pm

    I keep a Hospice medical facility operating as the Maintenance Supervisor so others can give care to hurting dying people both physically and emotionally as well as giving care to their families. No we don't practice euthanasia. It is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life. Also an Ordained Minster - Pastor. But Hospice is the greates work, I couldn't imagaine doing any thing else. See us on the web, www.tricitieschaplaincy.org. our Motto;
    "No Life Left Untouched!"

    You wanted to know........

    Blessings.....


    Grandkids - reasons to go camping!

    Papa & Grandma Honey!
    Wildcat 27RK
    GMC 2500HD 2X Dura/Alli E/C S/B
    Draw-Tite 18k Signature Series, Demco Glide-Ride
    Schefenacker TTT
    *** And 4 Awesome GrandKids! ***



    Posted By: Schuler on 07/09/04 12:44pm

    Physician (Geriatrician) and Pharmacist. Wife is Associate Dean for Medical College.


    Posted By: MacEwing on 06/28/04 08:38pm

    Printing Broker. 41 Years in the printing business. Retiring next year with a new 5er and Ford PSD Truck.


    Mac Ewing
    '05 Ford F350 Lariat LB PSD DRW EC 4X2 4:10, Easy Rider Air Ride Hitch, Hydraulic Disc Brakes, '05 Holiday Rambler Presidential 36 RLT , Our "Beach House on the Road"
    Our Photos,Our Blog


    Posted By: kmvbh on 07/21/04 10:29am

    Jim is a nuclear refueling engineer for the federal government for 17 years--since graduation from college. He just turned 40 so retirement is far off--esp. with another baby on the way!

    I am a homeschooling mother of five children, home by choice--which is what I always intended.


    --Kate, widow of Jim, d, 16 Dec 07 (m. 8/87)}
    Lauren 7/89; Jack 3/91; Charles 3/94; Elise 7/98; James 7/03; Thomas & Joseph 16 Dec 04
    '03 Ford E350 EXT/'04 Jayco Jay Feather 25G (Bunk House!)
    Reese HP WD & HP Dual Cam sway
    These are the good old days.




    Posted By: Georgia Popcorn on 09/02/04 08:09am

    I'm in production management for a very large defense contractor, I will retire in about 2 months and collect my retirement for as long as my Wife and I can live to collect it! They been good to me and my family and I must leave before they kill me, stress, paints, solvents and such.
    You teachers be careful that is a dangerous profession, much more dangerous than you think. One accusation and presto-change-o, you either take a plea, ruin your good name or go to prison, you think it can't happen to you…it did to my son...
    Going full time in the spring and going to enjoy the heck out of it, traveling, traveling and traveling, with maybe a some Workamping thrown in.
    Old George has done a great job of keeping the "WAR" on the other mans land, but that won't last. I just figure "If I'm on the fly I'll always get by"...


    If you can keep on the fly, you'll always get by
    Things a happening in the good old USA
    Things, like I never seen in the good old days
    I'm hoping I'm camped on the side of the land
    Where's there's good people willing to make a stand
    If the Bible is the truth, and I believe it is
    Then there's a suffering a coming, yea there is
    If your in one place, then that's where you are
    But if your on the fly, you'll always go far.

    Good luck to all, this site is a life saver


    dg


    Posted By: IBGONE on 06/29/04 12:25pm

    Network adminstrator and systems security analyst for a gov't contractor - I also answer to 'go-to guy' or more generally 'whipping-boy'
    Wife stays at home with our daughter. At 26, I'm saving for reitrement but am still a far cry off. I envy those that are on the beach/by the lake/in the pines with a margarita trying to decide what they want to do tomorrow
    Happy camping!


    "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterword."
    Vernon Sanders


    Posted By: giveitsome on 06/29/04 01:55pm

    Congrads on the new one on the way bigfoot! Still working as a Detective in major crimes, I never think I have seen it all. Wife is retired (early buy out) enjoy camping and hauling the rig with the power stroke Ford F-350. Five years to go as of December then we want to hit the road. Heading to Utah this September with the rig and several other rigs with ATV'S. Cannot complain about the hours only the call outs that seem to increase all the time.


    F-350 Super PSD with a 28 footer fifth wheeler,double slide.Like to be out in the open and enjoy four wheeling with my atv and snowmobile in the winter time. Hunt and Fish.


    Posted By: notents on 06/29/04 12:45pm

    I am a structural mechanic for major airport. Camp as much as we can.


    Posted By: kukanus on 09/12/04 09:16pm

    Retired police officer from ohio..ie DOT Certified


    Posted By: Jetman John on 09/20/04 03:01am

    Jet engine experimental testing 16 years. supervisor Jet engine experimental testing 17 years. one year to retirment.


    Posted By: rebelopie on 07/03/04 09:20am

    I hate to add to an already lengthy topic, but oh well! I just finished getting my degree in architecture. But, firm's offices are too uptight for me. So, I have converted over to landscape architecture. The office environment is a lot friendlier and more casual (I show up to work in shorts and flipflops). Pets are even allowed in the office!

    TJ


    Past:
    2001 Alfa Gold GF34RLIKBS
    2006 T@B T-16L Towed with 1996 Lincoln Town Car then 2005 Dodge Dakota

    Current:
    2011 Skyline Nomad 248 towed with 2009 Jeep Commander


    Posted By: Kitstep on 07/28/04 07:49pm

    I do as little as possible.


    Posted By: tudybug on 10/09/04 04:09pm

    Retired now, hubby was an areospace engineer at Lockheed Martin for 33 years, I worked at Joslins dept. stores in inventory control and sales associate for 25 years in Denver Colorado. We both retired in 1998. We now live in Grand Junction Colo. with our two dogs, Lucy the poodle and Ricky the Bishon Frise.
    Al and Colleen
    2004 Dodge cummins 4x4 short bed
    2005 Wildcat 27ft RL


    tudy


    Posted By: fencekeys on 07/09/04 05:13pm

    Hello bigfoot216
    Bet you never thought you would have 67 pages in answers to your question! I am amazed at all the people who have kept this going. I just had to add our information!
    Husband is a diesel mechanic
    As for me I start my new job on Tuesday!!!
    I am a waitress and will be working at a local Ruby Tuesday's
    Look forward to getting back to work as I have been out since January.
    I also needed to add that we play the Lottery it's our only way to retire and really travel! Have to be in it to win it


    [blue]Butch and Chris and the 4 four leggers Duster Junior Lucky Smokey :B:B:Z:W:D;) 2001 F350,DW,extended cab,PSD,6spd,4x4,western diesel chip 2002 New Vision Ultra 35' triple slide

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    Posted By: 03sp500 on 09/08/04 01:14pm

    I'm a GM Service Manager at a large Chevrolet Dealer,


    2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD EC LB D/A wannabe
    2003 Aruba 25BH




    Posted By: Randy & Teresa on 07/09/04 02:27pm

    Husband works for EDS on their helpdesk and I work for a local bank on their computer helpdesk.

    Tree


    Randy and Teresa
    Wishing we were full-timing but not there yet.


    Posted By: Gone-Phishin on 07/13/04 12:20pm

    I work for food service company and wife works for electrical contractor. Young-ins are grown and on their own...but cannot retire yet--
    New to pulling a TT--always been a tent and sleeping bag untio a few weeks ago.


    Jeff, Susan and Buddy the wonder dog(?)

    2003 Dodge 1500 Hemi
    1990 26' Newmar Kountry Star

    "Don't expect what you don't inspect"


    Posted By: tjstoy on 07/08/04 08:45pm

    Retired AF, 23 years currently working for Mo. Dept of Corrections. Will retire 1 Aug 05. Will head to Texas to be with children and grandchildren. 02 Ford F-550, 03 Teton 37'. tjstoy


    TJ


    Posted By: SammyBoy on 07/14/04 06:53am

    Electronic Engineer for a large defense contractor.


    Rich, Jill and Richie


    Posted By: Redskins Fans on 07/27/04 03:05pm

    I'm a Realtor, although I'm a fairly new one so I can't say I do it for a living---starting out in this business is almost as much of a money pit as an RV!

    DH is the director of public affairs for a national trade association.


    Posted By: Jeffmzbz33 on 07/15/04 09:07am

    Delphi formerly GM autoworker/UAW Health & Safety Rep


    Posted By: Jeffmzbz33 on 07/09/04 11:49am

    Delphi Autoworker/Formally GM autoworker


    Posted By: Drivr on 07/14/04 09:06pm

    I am a Systems Administrator for an X-ray security company, the wife is a teachers aide.


    2005 Ford F350 dually with airbags
    2009 Heartland Bighorn 3055RL
    http://www.bowleyfamily.com




    Posted By: VFDRAGON on 07/11/04 01:24pm

    Department of Defense employee for 31 years. Also Vietnam vet and currently a warrant officer in the Kansas guard. 4 to go then on the road.


    Steve & Kim
    2003 Colorado 29ks triple slide
    2003 Ford 6.0 4x4 CC Dually


    Posted By: thesunking on 07/20/04 10:16pm

    Hi, again.

    I'm a 15 year union construction worker building the future of America.

    The wife is a union teacher educating children to lead our country into the next generation.

    God Bless America!


    Charlie
    West Covina, Ca.


    '05 GMC 2500HD, CC, Max/Ally
    '05 24.9 Springdale BH
    '01 19' Larson openbow


    Posted By: Stephen&MichelleinGA on 08/22/04 05:20pm

    We both work out in the field for Procter and Gamble. A long way from retirement, but we get to work from home and pretty much make our own schedules. We also have a farm with horse boarding, various other animals including 2 wonderful dogs who travel with us. We are brand new to this world and anxious to learn all of the hard lessons, thus getting them behind us. The people on this forum have been a terrific help! What nice folks!!!


    Stephen and Michelle and dogs Daisy and Patches


    Posted By: jkmac408 on 09/09/04 10:13pm

    I am a plant operator for a lignite fired power plant in East Texas. I work a rotating 12hr. shift and get 7 days in a row off every month, put three days vac. with it and I get 14 days off. Makes for a lot of camping opportunities.


    Kenneth



    Posted By: cin-don on 07/12/04 04:26pm

    truck driver for a propane company in rhode island and my wife is a cna at kent hospital.


    Don
    Cindy
    Heather(daughter)
    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 shortbed (5.9,360)
    2005 trail cruiser 5'er
    * Leave only footprints *


    Posted By: Mr-B-1000 on 08/18/04 05:53pm

    I work in the consumer lending department (12 years) at Citizens Bank and my husband has been building and remodeling homes for 12 years.. Setting our sights on seeing Yellowstone - the East Coast and Alaska...


    2005 FORD 250 V-10 4X4 Lariat White/Tan
    2005 JAYCO Eagle 28.1 5th Wheel
    Steven - Tammy and Abigail ( newest little camper)
    Barney & Hecules (170 lbs of black lab)


    Posted By: RoadLizard on 07/20/04 10:14pm

    Amen to Firesquasher and Jan in Atlanta. We are all truly blest.
    After 37 years w/BellSouth (me), 30 years teaching(Mrs.), we are just beginng to live the dream of two truly blest DINKS (Double Income No Kids).


    Paul (retired phoneman)
    Carolyn (retired teacher)
    2003 F-250 7.3L CC SWB 4x4
    2008 Jayco Eagle 299
    USN CVA-64
    Newly found puppy, Crickit


    Posted By: janey on 07/13/04 09:41am

    Retired teacher.


    Posted By: jwharris_95758 on 07/26/04 10:53pm

    Jr. High School Math Teacher. Big drawback, I am always figuring out much this little past time is costing me.I love it


    2000 Suburban LS 5.3L 4.10 Gears
    2003 28' Trail-lite 8283S


    Posted By: TTBeachBum on 10/07/04 05:54am

    Hey Two4 - I think we work for the same bossperson.








    Posted By: TTBeachBum on 09/21/04 11:02am

    Hub is Maintenance
    I am in healthcare but not clinical


    Posted By: KMBird on 07/29/04 07:04am

    Currently Active duty Navy Boats, Retire November 2005, and will then be looking for something to carry me to the social security age.


    Posted By: luv2travelnow on 07/26/04 08:44pm

    43 years old retired car and truck dealer after having 2 strokes in 3 months wife works part time at the local store


    2006 GMC Long Bed
    2001 Jayco 23B HTT
    19?? WIFE AS YOUNG AS ALWAY



    Posted By: mrmagoo on 09/13/04 09:39pm

    not retired yet!! just got new 5er and i Am a chef will retire in 5yrs


    Mr.& Mrs MaGoo
    05 SunnyBrook 28RLKS 5er
    04 F350, 6.0 Deisel, SB, SRW, Brake Smart, Rhino liner, 16k Super Glide Hitch



    Posted By: JohnandRenee on 07/20/04 09:32pm

    Hubby is welder/fabricator for Oetiker (a Swiss company) that makes hose clamps. I'm a legal assistant (same job 18 years). Too many years 'til retirement. I'm tired of working NOW!


    Hubby John
    Wife Renee
    2 Australian Cattle Dogs - Blue & Spider
    2001 BIG BAD DODGE 3/4 ton with Cummins
    2005 Cedar Creek Silverback 29LRGBS (our first ever camper!)


    Posted By: henmunoz on 09/11/04 07:47pm

    Manager for a wireless Store. Wife stays home with Baby.


    Wife
    7 Month old Boy
    3 year old Daughter
    5 year old Golden
    Nissan Armada/ Outback 25RSS
    Prodigy brake Controller, Equal-i-zer Sway Control



    Posted By: schafft on 08/18/04 09:03pm

    My husband is a network administrator for a local hospital. I am an RN for a local home health agency. Before that, I was an emergency room charge nurse and ICCU floater nurse.


    '04 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab (YEAH, its got a hemi)
    '04 Coachmen Spirit of America 526RLS


    Jonathan, Leslie and Aiden (born 05/26/04)
    2 Shih-tzu's: Kobi and Kali
    1 Golden Retriever: Savannah

    ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY!


    Posted By: Happycampers4 on 09/14/04 02:19am

    I'm a Logistics Coordinator on a drill ship that is eagerly watching Hurricane Ivan at the moment. My wife has the toughest job. She stays at home taking care of the kids and the home while I'm at work. I wouldn't trade jobs with her!


    Allen & Jenny
    Rebecca (9) & Regan (5)
    2 Pembroke Welsh Corgis - Jillie & Rocky
    1 Yellow Lab - Lizzie



    Posted By: rather be travlin' on 08/24/04 07:36pm

    Man this got some replys, huh?
    I guess I'd have to say I'm semi-retired. Until a little over a year ago I was fully retired. Then my old company decided they were no longer going to pay their portion of my medical insurance. Since I'm not yet old enough for Medicare, I started driving a school bus strictly for the insurance. At least I still have quite a bit of time off for travel. Three more years to full retirement again if nothing else falls apart.


    '03 Dodge/HO Cummins 3500
    6 speed/3.73 dually/LWB
    2000 Snowbird SE 102
    '08 Goldwing GL 1800



    Posted By: rather be travlin' on 07/21/04 09:03am

    Retired from small gasoline/oil refinery. A fellow ask me shortly after I retired how I was able to do it. I jokingly told him I had my wife get a second job. Now I'm having to work again because my company cut retirees insurance. Nothing is certain anymore.


    Posted By: stevef662002 on 08/16/04 10:11am

    I am a Systems Engineer and the wife is in the banking industry.


    ...We must simply be the best versions of ourselves...
    that goodness will be unbeatable...


    Steve and the Family
    A 2003 Southwind 32VS on workhorse chassis
    Pulling (2) 1100 WaveVentures
    2001 Malibu Sunsetter LXI


    Posted By: Nightwind15 on 09/19/04 06:39pm

    I am a motorcycle, ATV, Personal Watercraft dealer. 54 been in business for 30 years.


    Holiday Rambler Traveler 28 RB
    Jacksonville State University
    Hiker-Motorcycle rider- Soccer Nut!


    Posted By: BillyBos on 09/23/04 10:26pm

    I am retired from the Air Force and work as a chief maintenance inspector on company owned business jets: Beechjets, Hawkers, Challengers etc. Wife works at a Lowes home improvement store. Kids are on their own. We have a 2003 24 foot Tioga Class C motorhome we try to take out once a month.


    William F. Boswell


    Posted By: Bexco Bob on 07/29/04 07:26am

    V.P. of a small oil company.


    [b]B & G 2002 Ford F-350 4x4 PSD LWB, Reese 16k 04 Prowler Regal 285RLS 5 Kids (Married and Gone..Most of Time) 11 Grandkids 2 Great Grandkids

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.



    Posted By: TxGil on 07/26/04 08:28pm

    Both of us retired one time. He retired from AT&T and I retired from Aerospatiale Helicopter. We didn't like our limited income so he started a business installing and repairing telephone systems and voice mails. I do the business end. We are looking at retiring again. Being in a service industry it is hard to get away. Looking forward to being full timers.


    Faye & Gil
    2000 Golden Falcon 28DS 5W
    2003 2500HD GMC CCab


    Posted By: casual on 08/22/04 09:15am

    I own a gymnastic supply company. We manufacture gymnastics and martial arts mats in
    Wilmington CA


    Ford 2001 F-350 SRW - 4.30 rear end - V10 - supercab - firestone airbags
    2006 Rage'n ss2400 - converter and battery power wire upgraded!!
    Kawasaki kfx400, Yamaha Wolverine 450 4x4, Honda trx90 and Kazuma Falcon 110.



    Posted By: Goldminer2000 on 07/26/04 08:15pm

    Work for a large Defense contractor. Specifically, lead manufacturing test technician, acoustic processor upgrade program for the U.S. Navy's fleet of P3 Orion submarine hunter aircraft..You had to ask....


    Steve


    Posted By: Ericntia on 08/16/04 06:11pm

    Operations Manager for a cellular company, Human Resources/Office Manager for a countertop manufacturer.


    Ericntia

    1991 FLAIR FLEETWOOD 26'
    FORD 460 EFI 16K ON A SUPER DUTY CHASSIS
    CURRENTLY TOW A CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON SOFTAIL


    Posted By: Port Clinton Campers on 07/25/04 07:56pm

    I'm 39 and a Word Processor for Battelle in Columbus, Ohio. My husband (41) works for Fireproof Records Center as a Computer Tech. We've been married for almost 20 years with no children (DINK's). That's the ONLY reason we can afford luxury toys.


    KyLynn


    Posted By: jcricket on 07/26/04 07:38pm

    We are in the BUG business. Thinking about taking it on the road!
    Think we could make lunch and dinner money, then move on!

    Just kidding. We really are in the bug busines, both of us for 18 years.


    jschmit@alltel.net
    Bug Man
    Golden Wife and our
    Retriever



    Posted By: Larbear & Hairbear on 07/25/04 11:46pm

    Hi Everyone,

    Larry..Stay at home Dad after 13 yrs. as a Mechanical repairman for the city of Los Angeles.
    Lori..Hairstylist for t.v. & movies.


    Posted By: Merrymac on 07/26/04 05:40pm

    DH is a pharmacist and I am a social worker/family mediator. Just under two years and we both retire and hit the road full time.


    Dennis, Ellen and furkid Abby
    2002 Carriage Cameo
    2005 Freightliner Sport Chassis



    Posted By: tcbusch on 07/28/04 07:01pm

    I'm a paralegal and my hubby is an Application Engineer in the Automation & Control Industry. 30 years to retirement, we can hardly wait.


    2003 Chevy Silverado LT 2500 HD Crew Cab DuraMax Diesel 4WD
    Edge Products Juice Module
    2006 30' Dutchmen 30SDSL SS
    Reese Dual Cam Sway Control


    Posted By: ktpul on 09/18/04 10:02pm

    I am a maintenance electrician for a hospital and my wife is a medical transcriptionist for the same hospital and works from home. We are 31 and 30 and have two boys, ages 9 and 4. We have had our fifth wheel for a month and a half and have used it twice. Love it so far. We decided to buy a fifth wheel while coming back from Yellowstone this summer. Tenting is fun but this sure is nice!!! Can't wait to take it on a long trip next summer.


    Kevin and Tami
    2 sons ~ Appleton, WI
    '04 Dodge 4WD 2500 SRW Quad HO Cummins 6sp 3.73 SLT Prodigy B&W
    '08 Keystone Cougar 245RKS
    2 Honda EU2000
    My pictures



    Posted By: JohnG3 on 08/15/04 12:10am

    Sergeant with a small California Police Dept. Retiring end of 2005. Wife is a Real Estate agent.


    John and Elaine. Furry ones, Mia, Buddy, Barney and Miss Chevious (MissC for short).
    F-250 SD,Excab, V-10
    2004 Titanium 26E31DS with Bug Room.


    Know guns, know safety, know peace. No guns, no safety, no peace.


    Posted By: Designs on 07/27/04 08:46am

    own floor covering business


    Posted By: gkchevy on 08/27/04 12:17pm

    Video Editor for production company in Houston, Specializing in Litigational Support (primarily defence work). No where near ready to retire!

    My Wife is looking for work! any openings for an Applied Math Major from A&M at NASA?

    Email GKaiser@ev1.net


    2005 GMC 2500HD D/A 6.0 3.73 CC SB 4x4 running Schaeffer Synthetic Lubricants from Axle to Axle.
    2011 Keystone Cougar 328QBS
    2001 Mako 171
    www.amatuber.com


    Posted By: 5er Driver on 10/02/04 06:09pm

    Public health and computer stuff on the side. About another 10 years to go before just RVing.


    --------------------
    2006 Chevy 2500HD CC/SB/LBZ DuraMax Diesel/Allison 6-speed, Camper and Towing Package, Pullright SuperGlide, TransferFlow 50 Gallon Tank

    2005 Jacyo 325 BHS Fifth Wheel


    Posted By: Jaxmp3 on 09/08/04 02:51pm

    Assiatant Principal of 1,000 middle school students....talk about someone who needs to "get away"!


    Posted By: jmams on 08/14/04 02:48pm

    I'm an auto mechanic and my wife is a stay at home mom.


    Posted By: ljcroker on 09/11/04 12:47pm

    My partner is retired bank manager. I still work. Days as a web master for UCLA, 2 nights a week as an instructor there.

    ;-)

    Joyce

    1981 20' Lazy Daze, "Maeve"


    Joyce
    1981 20' Lazy Daze, "Maeve"


    Posted By: Cruiser2 on 09/13/04 09:32pm

    Geologist and financial analyst, I did 30 years in Wall St. as a Securities Analyst specializing mobile home and RV manufacturing and in gold mining. Retired at age 39 and took 26' Airstream for 4 year jaunt spending winters fishing in Mexico and summers fishing in western Canada. Got bored fishing every day so went back to Wall St. and later left for Vancouver, B.C. when Wall St. became so dishonorable. Spent 10 working years there promoting Canadian gold exploration companies and co-founded coompanies exploring for precious metals in Canada, Bolivia, Mexico and Peru. Finally, gold price collapsed, gold stock prices plunged and options became worthless. So, the Professor and I cast off and we're into our 5th year of full-time sailing - Vancouver, B.C. to Mexico to Florida.

    New full time occupation dodging hurricanes. Bonnie and Charley swerved west, Gaston went east to S.C., Hermie fizzled offshore. Just cleaned up mom's home from 105 MPH Frances and tonight got 160 MPH Ivan chugging up the west coast and new tropical depression #11 taking aim for the east coast of Florida. Must be living wrong. Anybody wanna swap a lovely custom-build sailboat for some Airstreams?


    Posted By: EconRay on 08/16/04 10:31pm

    Facinating posts. I'm a retired Naval Aviator - working my fourth career - having flunked retirement, plan on passing this time in January. Currently an econmic developer for a county in California.


    Ray J


    Posted By: Rhonda K. on 08/16/04 01:33pm

    I am an Accounting Manager for a manufacturer sales rep. agency(Rhonda, 37) & hubby(just turned the big 40!) is Sales Manager for a prepaid cell and phone card company.

    * This post was edited 08/17/04 09:11am by Rhonda K. *


    Rhonda & Scott
    Tasia & her Barbie fishing pool
    1978 Tioga 24'
    2005 Stingray 185


    Posted By: Alabama Al on 08/17/04 05:47am

    I have a small but busy barber shop about 4 miles from my home and my wife is a medical transcriptionist for the largest hospital in our area. For the last 14 years she has been able to work from home.


    2001 Chevy 2500HD Vortec 6000
    2001 Keystone Bobcat 277EBS

    ROLL TIDE



    Posted By: rondynowincomfort on 08/22/04 12:47pm

    I work as a receiver in the NW distribution center of Target Corp. Husband is a traffic control supervisor for the local county.


    Posted By: Georgiejr on 08/22/04 11:16pm

    I am a local truck driver for the 2nd largest food distributer in the U.S. for 15 years and I only have another 15 to go til retirement at age 55 (I'm counting them down ),And the wife is a medical office manager for 18 years,


    Cougar,301 BHS
    Kelsey-Hayes Brake controller,(Works like crap,But it was cheap)
    Ford F250,Super cab,Powerstroke


    Something to do
    somewhere to go
    something to look forward to


    Posted By: Needs Sleep on 08/26/04 07:00pm

    I am a State Trooper and my wife works for the patrol as a supply tech.


    Posted By: clintb439147 on 08/16/04 10:22pm

    first off i have a hybred camper , been camping 20 yrs, work for pepsico selling potato chips in rural midwest, parttime to pay for toys work for local school district driving activity bus, sporting events , band trips , drama etc. wife is shift manager at truck stop , we have 5 or 6 yrs till retire , also son is freshmen in high school , oops , daughter at college junior yr , older sons have 6 grandkids , 5girls and i boy, oldest quit after 4 girls.


    Posted By: LAR47RY on 08/16/04 05:12pm

    28 YEARS IN MENTAL HEALTH LOOKING AFTER THE CRIMINALY INSANE.


    Posted By: usinind on 08/19/04 06:08pm

    Actually a couple pages back LUCKYUS said they were lottery winners.


    Posted By: usinind on 08/17/04 08:39pm

    Looks like about everyone is retired. Maybe someday i will be too. I work for NaziChrysler(DaimlerChrysler)in Kokomo Indiana. I will be when i get called back anyway, been laid off for 6 months so far. My wife is finishing her degree this year to be an elementary school teacher. My actual job is to do the jobs no one else wants to.


    Posted By: Piratejim on 08/15/04 09:31pm

    I am a quality control technician for Comcast. I want to get back into fiber optics again, I was doing that befor, but the stress was killing me. Now things changed and when an opening comes up, they said they would like it if I came back


    2003 Dodge Durango 5.9L 4X4
    2001 Jayco Heritage Laurel
    Jim- Pilot
    Stacey- Co-Pilot/Navigator
    Melisa- Priceless cargo


    Posted By: MGB939 on 08/23/04 11:52pm

    Hi bigfoot216
    I was a John Deere serv. tech. for 22yrs. I'm now retired and travel quite a bit,and do a lot of camping. I saved over the yrs. and made good on investments and own land in Ca. with my two brothers and a sister. We cash rent to Strawberry growers which is part of my retirement income. MGB939


    2001 GMC 2500HD Ext. Cab 8.1/Allison,4:10's
    16k Drawtite Slider
    Prodigy controlled
    2002 293RKS Jayco Eagle
    2- EU2000i Honda Gens.
    2004 FLTHCU/I Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic



    Posted By: coloradoboundsoon on 08/25/04 05:21pm

    I am a career airport firefighter and paramedic and my wife is a RN. We have 2 young children ages 6 and almost 2.

    Rob


    Amanda, Robert, Alex (6) Ben (2)
    1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel 12 Valve
    with Banks Powerpack, Smart Lock and Banks Brake
    2004 Cedar Creek 362 BBS with 4 rear bunks




    Posted By: mattk50 on 09/09/04 02:46pm

    Truck Broker


    [ol] 2004 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab 4X4 LWB HO Cummins 6 Spd manual,3.73's 2004 Couger 314EFS

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.


    Posted By: campn4walleye on 08/15/04 05:30am

    My hubby is AD AF (almost 24 yrs), he's a log planner. I retired from the AF last yr with 23 yrs in. I was a surgical tech and loved it. We still have a few more yrs to go if he has his way. We just bought property in Northern Wis. and I'm already dreaming of what my 5ver will look like on it.

    Right now, I'm a lady of leisure, exploring Europe.

    1nature lover, 1 walleye fisherman, and a blue weimaraner


    2011 Adventurer 910FBS,Torklift tie downs,Fastguns & Wobbl-stopprs
    2012 Dodge 3500 DRW 6.7L CTD, 4x4, LB,CC,6 speed auto,3.73 axle, General 17" on/off road
    2008 Lund 1825 Explorer Sport,115 Merc,9.9 kicker,Torklift Super Hitch,42" Supertruss
    USAF ret E-9&E-7


    Posted By: campn4walleye on 08/17/04 08:28am

    Hi GordonFan- Might I suggest that you visit Fort Robinson State Park? That is if you already haven't. We camped there and it was fantastic. We even brought our horses, as they have wonderful stables. Lots of history and beautiful surroundings.

    By they way- is you handle because of Gordon setters? Just wondering.

    By the way, we're A.F. too. In Germany right now.


    Posted By: stratto4 on 10/05/04 08:31pm

    The wife is an Academic Advisor at a High School, and I'm a Store Manager for a large grocery chain.


    06 F350 PSD Crew Cab LB 4x4, Putnam XDR
    2006 Desert Fox 28KS - Blue Ox Sway Pro 1500/15K
    Wife, a couple black labs.
    87 - Samurai 4x4


    Posted By: sparnky on 08/22/04 07:32pm

    Not retired, yet! Nine more months or less of both DH & myself working as electricians in 110 plus degree weather. Soooooo outa here! Oh yeah, 41 & 45 years young! 5 kids gone, ready to go!


    Posted By: aslepathewhl on 08/15/04 11:26pm

    Coal miner in Wyoming for 25 years. Will retire Jan. 2005.
    Can't wait to get the 5'r on the road pulling the boat with the Harley in the toy hauler.
    Geo


    Posted By: Amphiprion3 on 08/16/04 02:39am

    I am a LAN/Server Systems Engineer working in the financial software and ASP industry. My wife and I also have our own business supplying computer graphic services in web page design, business forms etc...


    1990 Ford F250 Lariat super cab, 7.3L diesel, 8' bed, propane inj
    1999 Jayco Eagle 243RKS 26' super slide, Reese 16K 4w pivot, Hayes BC
    Married 15yrs to Sue-Z-Q, two children, Matt and Alli
    One old yellow lab, Chelsea (our first kid)


    Posted By: nixiejen on 09/08/04 02:51pm

    Hi Scott, I was a letter carrier for over 20 years. Retired at 48 due to injuries from an auto accident, not my fault. 5 knee surgeries and a thumb fusion. Forced to retire from the Military when my unit was sent to Iraq because I was non-deployable. My wife is a dental-assistant at Montefiore hospital here in Pgh. Still new to RVing but the kids love it. Didn't have to invest too much money, (18,900) on my 89 Southwind with 65k. Some of the rigs I've seen at camp are well into the 100,000K level. Must be lottery winners. Happy Camping


    Happy Trails to You, GO STEELERS!!!
    "A Stranger is just a Friend that you haven't met yet"
    "All Gave some, Some Gave All,
    Let Us Not Forget"
    Rich Nix-(Nixie) Pgh, PA USArmy Retired (1st Infantry-82nd Airborne)
    NALC Letter Carrier, Retired (nixiejen6@hotmail.com)
    Jenn-
    RJ & Kelsey
    3 Dogs-
    Tigger
    Casey
    Bandit
    89 Southwind 65K 33'


    Posted By: Aztex_Slingshot on 10/05/04 07:50am

    I'm a Cost and Regulatory Consultant for Independent Local Phone Companies; the wife is a Scientific/Engineering Consultant and Business Analyst.


    2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE EC LB, 4X4, 8.1/Allison, 4.10
    Prodigy, Dual Cam
    2008 Jayco Jay Flight 30BHDS
    1 Beautiful Wife
    2 Great Kids (7 year old Son and 4 year old Daughter)


    Don't knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run away - he hates that.


    Posted By: boondockrookie on 08/16/04 06:17pm

    Hi bigfoot. Good question. I work on the internet and have been chained to a computer for the last 10 years. I am self employed and I am not retiring, only escaping, and I am planning my getaway in a Class A real soon. I haven't bought one yet, but these forums have been a great help in deciding to hit the road. If I do it right, no one other than my friends and family will have any idea that my home/office could be anywhere on any given day.
    I wish I could have done this 8 or 10 years ago but it would have been impossible.
    Thank you and all the other posters for your helpful posts.


    Boondock Rookie


    Posted By: aviator on 08/28/04 04:00pm

    Retired military pilot 29 years service. Few years in the electronics area with a couple trips to China. Sold the big house after two kids graduated college, bought a much smaller home which our youngest son will look after as he is still in college. Wife retires (SOMEBODY PINCH ME)1 November/ The winter months are planned with Florida for the month of December, Disney over Christmas then to the Rio Grand River area in south Texas until sometime in April. We have been as they say "going RV'ing" since the sixties and have had all except a 5th wheel. Have traveled to Alaska four times and maybe will complete that experience again next year. This forum is great something to to on rainy days.

    Happy travels to every one.

    never be to quick and not complete a through preflight


    aviator



    Posted By: LuckyUs on 08/17/04 09:25am

    We hit a lottery some years back. Don't do much but travel and have fun. You know those guys who say "Well, it won't change me?" Bull-oney! It changed everything. and we're very GLAD it did!

    Happy Trails to all.


    Posted By: wmsteiner on 08/18/04 05:07pm

    Both husband and I retired. Him from the Federal Reserve Bank as a teller and I was a school bus driver instructor. We're not full timers and no intention of being so. But we do like to travel in our 5er. Just came back from trip across country.


    Posted By: Gecko on 09/13/04 10:37pm

    General contractor and heavy equipment operator. Looking forward to retirement in less than 2 years! Look out America...This Alaskan is comeing down!
    P.S. Could someone turn down the heat???


    36.5' 2001 Damon Intruder 349
    2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Z-71
    2006 Pontiac GTO
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD



    Posted By: kcorpus on 08/23/04 07:49pm

    Hi yall

    I am a computer consultant, and own my own business http://www.computerworkspro.com, plus I teach computer courses around the county at various libraries, continuing ed, etc.

    My wife is a Creative Memories consultant (scrapbooking) and also now training to become a Doula (birth coach).

    My kids are just hanging around.....:-0

    Ken


    =Ken=


    Posted By: GrnEyedFemale on 09/02/04 04:38am

    I play violin, harp, and cello with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra...GEF


    "If you always do what you always did, then you'll always get what you always got"


    Posted By: aleone on 08/25/04 07:18pm

    I am a high school teacher and hubby is a firefighter/paramedic. We have two daughters (4 & 6). We are so far from retiring it is depressing to think about it.


    2005 Jayco Jay Flight 31BHS- Stolen
    2006 Ford F-250 Lariet Crew Cab PSD


    Posted By: funforfam on 08/25/04 08:11pm

    My husband and I have owned several trucking and small construction companies over the past 12 years. We have two girls, the youngest entering Kindergarden next week. I recently graduated college with a BS in Psychology and am going to substitute teach in the local schools this year while I finish my Masters. Hopefully I will teach at the college level when I get out. We disolved our last trucking business last summer and decided to let someone else have the "paper work and liability headache" for a while. My husband has been working as a Heavy Equipment field Mechanic for Catapiller the past few years. He is also attending college part time majoring in Marketing. We truly enjoy our weekend getaways with each other and our girls. Our lives are so hectic that we need time out. Our RVing every other weekend has really helped keep us connected and sain.

    Love reading about what everyone is into. Thanks for asking. I always wonder myself when we are out.
    funforfam


    Posted By: Bamburn on 08/22/04 01:48pm

    My husband is a Police Chief in Jefferson, TX and I have a tree stump removal service.


    I am trying to install a gasket around a air cond. Has anyone done this and how hard is it to do


    Posted By: 04superduty on 08/24/04 06:01pm

    My title is foreman for lawn sprinkler system install. what i do is everything, service, maintenance, run equiptment etc etc. So far have become very good at going thru unmarked cable and phone lines, hehe luckily if they are unmarked i am not responsible.
    my girlfriend is a high school teacher and started back to work today.
    we plan on getting a 5 er within the next few months to save some $$ on traveling expenses and am tired of sleeping in a tent.


    04 F350 6.0PSD/TS EC SB
    07 Outback Sydney edition


    Posted By: YankeesNGA on 08/26/04 07:50pm

    Part-Time Limo dispatcher/Part-time teacher, she's an administrator in Education(Ph.d), married a younger woman this time...We want to see the USA...especially the hot-air balloons in New Mexico and the Northwest... Next year for sure!


    Tom & Lynnie
    Puppies...Sonny & Lucie
    2004 F-250 diesel
    2004 Cedar Creek: 30RLBS
    Trailair pin box
    Prodigy brake controller
    Sat TV (DISH)

    May the Good Lord take a liking to ya!


    Posted By: CaseynVicky on 08/23/04 09:32am

    Casey is Master Electrician for St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center and Vicky is a Database Specialist of University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Regional Programs.


    Casey and Vicky Montague


    Posted By: Bluemax 11 on 08/28/04 05:45pm

    Active Army! retire in about 6 years but getting started on this RV stuff while I have my WHOLE income!


    Posted By: RVNURSE on 08/23/04 08:24pm

    First time on his site and just getting started rving. I am a travel nurse and want my own place to live instead of apartments.Tired of packing and unpacking my car and always wishing for something I left at home.Looking forward to meeting new friends.


    Chris Sinclair


    Posted By: HarryWM on 08/25/04 05:39pm

    Fulltimer (something like being a gypsy) for 6 1/2 yrs after retiring from Army and from some logistics management jobs with defense contractors. This beats all those jobs.

    Harry


    Harry
    With wife Carole 13 yrs fulltiming
    Retired U.S. Army
    2002 Carriage LS 37' 5er; 2006 Lance 1181truck camper
    2008 F-450 King Ranch 4x4 fully loaded 5,000 lb air springs
    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee toad
    SKP # 54751
    Geocacher "DosTortugas"
    Harry & Carole's BLOG



    Posted By: Wendlyn on 09/24/04 06:18pm

    GREAT THREAD...very interesting to see what folks do.
    New to the RV world...cant wait to go see the country. Spent my childhood as an army brat and cant wait to travel as a tourist.

    I was working as an Admin Assist., until my company was sold and I as laid off (with a nice severance package)....this enabled us to pay bills and now I am a stay at home mom. Hubby is a Project Engineer with UPS. Long time til retirement. GOD has been good to us and we are truly blessed.


    Wendlyn

    looking for the "right" rv for me.
    Saltwater and freshwater aquariums (3 total)
    3 horses (2 QH 1 Arab)
    2 dogs
    1 cat
    1 chicken


    Posted By: 9094life on 10/06/04 06:30pm

    Nissan Service Advisor


    2007 Weekend Warrior CR3905
    2008 Ford F-350 Tow Boss


    Posted By: cullitons on 08/29/04 10:24am

    I am an attorney. I have a Four Winds 28A (diesel) on order. I plan to expand my practice by using it to provide mobile legal services (estate planning & probate) in Florida.

    Please feel free to send me your comments.

    Sean Culliton
    sean@flawill.com
    888-fla-will


    Four Winds 5000 28A - Powerstroke Diesel
    Delivery 10-2004


    Posted By: EvilRandy on 08/25/04 05:58pm

    My Wife and I are both Police Officers. Besides being a patrol officer, I also a Bomb Technician, and she's our Department Range Master/Armorer. About 2 years until retirement...and counting. I have been on 25 years, she, 10 years, but she retired from the USMC and a Persian Gulf Vet.


    Posted By: cdevill on 09/02/04 01:15pm

    I'm just 35 and not near retiring but I'm a CAD/CAM technician for support and training with Kimball International in Jasper, IN. So I get everything from phone support, on site support, training classes, hardware/software installations and data recovery. Plus I have a woodworking and do construction work on the side.


    Chris, Beth Ann, Andrew and Lydia
    2011 Keystone Springdale 296BHSSR
    03 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad 4x4, 4.7L


    Posted By: RovingGnome on 08/27/04 12:36pm

    Just Retired from being a Service Engineer for Radiation Therapy Machines. (I still glow in the dark.)

    Larry


    Larry and Joanna Hall
    06 GMC 2500HD D/A, 06 Montana 3075RL



    Posted By: Bklowell on 08/29/04 01:15pm

    I retired from Microsoft after ten years with them. We spent the last year traveling. In June we decided to start an online business that would still allow us to travel. We started up EvergreenBargains.com. So we can now run our online discount department store and still travel the country. We have the best of both worlds. BTW if you haven't been to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque be sure to go. It is spectacular.


    Bruce & Diana Lowell
    http://www.EvergreenBargains.com


    Posted By: jerendeb-CLIF on 08/30/04 12:59pm

    I manage the Dietary Department & I.T. Support at http://www.armsacres.com. I have been employed here 16+ years & benefit from 6 weeks vacation, 2 Floating Holidays, 2 Personal Days, 9 Holidays & 6 Sick Days a year. This is a tremendous means to practice retirement on a part time basis. I am very grateful for this.


    JERE n DEB

    2014 Premier Bullet by Keystone 19FBPR
    2014 Chevrolet Traverse 1Lt with full tow package



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    Posted By: edgewater on 10/07/04 09:09pm

    test


    Posted By: Keystoneted on 10/07/04 01:08am

    I have retired from meatcutting after 30 years and have enjoyed every minute of retirement. My main thought for years was...I'm going to be elible for the senior citizens discount...then they changed the darn age requirement!! The wife is a loan officer and paralegal...and says she would rather pay "full price" for the meal and remain "young"...hmm...am I bleeding?


    Ted & Joni Noain
    "Willow" aka "Trailer Trash"
    (spoiled Chit Su!)
    32' Aljo 5th Wheel



    Posted By: c.traveler2 on 09/17/04 07:10pm

    I'm eight years away from retiring. I'm a stationary engineer for a state gov. and my wife is a pre-school teacher. We are paying off a F250/6.0 psd and a lance815 camper. We try to go out as much as we can.


    2007 F-250 4x4 /6.0 PSD/ext cab/LB/camper pkg..Lance 815/ 85 watts solar panel



    Travelingman2 Photo Website
    Truck Camper Trip Reports



    Posted By: MarkFalter on 09/18/04 09:18pm

    Boy after reading these posts, i feel like a minority.

    I’m 38, and am an Investment Advisor. Notice a lot of retired people own RV's. I used to think that was because people my age couldn’t afford them. I don’t think that any more, I think my age group gets too busy with other things (Kids sports, Scouts, Work etc).

    Personally, I think if you’re too busy to go camping and spend time with family YOUR TOO BUSY! We recently told our middle son that he wasn’t playing football because they practice 4 nights a week and we couldn’t camp. VERY few people i know use their past football experience, but they did a nationwide poll and found most peoples fondest childhood memories are that of camping. Just got back from a trip with my son today.


    Posted By: Mike Sharky on 09/12/04 10:37am

    Traffic Accident Consultant, reconstruction and collision analysis. Anything to do with driving, crashing (who's most at fault) or getting a traffic citation.


    Sharky

    1999 Chevy Crew Cab 454 "Tweeked"
    2004 Komfort 31 foot double slide 5er
    Grown daughters welcome, dogs stay at home


    Posted By: Polarbear3648 on 09/08/04 05:54pm

    19 years at patrolling the highways and the wife went postal! I mean she works for the postal service


    Polarbear3648
    f350 7.3
    29.5 Artic fox


    Posted By: freewilly on 09/09/04 02:25pm

    Deputy Sheriff


    Posted By: wardkj on 10/05/04 08:45pm

    I'm a System Engineer for a major airline. I hope to say the same thing in the next few years. My wife is a beautician. I have a side job at a cabinet shop and have built a house and finished off several basements. When I'm not working, I'm camping.

    * This post was edited 10/05/04 09:18pm by wardkj *


    Ken, Amy, and Daniel
    2002 Silverado 2500HD LT CC 8.1L/A 4x4, Ride Rite air bags, Thule roof rack
    2005 Salem LE 29BHSS TT

    http://www.angelfire.com/trek/camper/Destin


    Posted By: rv girl on 09/10/04 09:16pm

    My dream job............


    Posted By: Nuclear Slave on 09/11/04 12:51pm

    Myself and My wife work for Nuclear power plants around the country as Radiation Protection


    Bill and Brandi
    1997 Chevy 3500 diesel dually 4x4
    2004 Prowler AX6 365 bsqs


    Posted By: pashirrell on 09/13/04 11:26am

    Well we were hotel managers in beautiful victorian historical Eureka Springs, AR. for 9 yrs. then went full-time and Workamp.


    The Shirrells

    Visit our website at:

    http://patshirrell0.tripod.com/theshirrellslifeadventures




    Posted By: lc51willy on 09/13/04 09:36pm

    I have been retired so long I have forgotten what was the questen!


    USA TRAVELER
    LC&KC
    MOJO (Deceased 4/10/06)
    2000 International 4700 CREWCAB 530 power/Full Air ride cab.
    JAKE BRAKE/ Gvwr 23,500 Tow wt. 35,000lbs
    40ft. Prowler AX6 4 Slides/Trail Air Pin Box/HughesNet dish (



    Posted By: Meeshy on 09/24/04 02:29pm

    I work for the Government as an Administrator
    DH is an electronic technician

    Getting ready to start our own business... that if run right will be able to give us the summers off... whoo hoo!


    1 husband
    1 wife
    1 daughter
    2 dogs
    04 28ft Wilderness Yukon
    04 Excursion

    Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life .
    Herbert Henry Asquith


    Posted By: TN Trooper on 09/20/04 02:43am

    I'M A STATE TROOPER AND MY WIFE IS A LPN. I HAVE AN 11 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. GOT MY 5TH WHEEL AND DODGE RAM ON JULY 1, 2004. ALREADY BEEN OUT 3 TIMES AND PLANNING A TRIP IN OCTOBER.


    2003 Dodge QC 2500HD Longbed, 5.9L Cummins, Odyssey
    1995 30' Jayco Designer 5th Wheel



    Posted By: W7PSK on 09/23/04 11:26am

    Avionics Technical Design Engineer (means I have a 2 year not a 4 and dont get paid as much to do the same job) in Avionics for Boeing.

    Wife is a cashier at Albertsons


    Thats why we have a Popup and dream of a TT


    Rick and Diane Scott
    2011 Ford F350 XLT Crew Cab
    2008 Keystone Everest 322R
    Itsy and Bitsy tagging along


    Posted By: tootsie798 on 09/20/04 06:31pm

    husband & i have a restaurant in ne pa. trying to sell so we can travel with our new home!


    Posted By: hereigoagain on 09/17/04 10:34am

    I am an Senior Structural Engineer with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
    We purchased a 2004 Sunnybrook Travel Trailer earlier this year and have enjoyed several outings in the southeast. I am married with two kids (ages 3 and7).


    Jay Garcia


    Posted By: gcneusse on 09/16/04 06:26pm

    Quote:

    I was just curious about this. After all it's not cheap to have the equipment we have. ( new 5er and new TV )

    I am a truck driver ( I haul chevy crewcabs up here in flint mi.) and an on call firefighter and the wife is A school teacher but has been on maternity leave for the past year.

    Of course Im sure alot af you are retired but we would still like to know what you retired from.

    Thanks.
    >>>>>>>Wow alot of responses in a short amount of time.
    It's pretty cool that there are so many different people who all love rving.






    Posted By: Cirrus on 09/18/04 09:54am

    Airline pilot for a major Canadian carrier. My wife is a preschool teacher. We try to get out as much as possible with our 2002 Prowler 25Y and Chev Silerado Z71.


    Posted By: Lord-Dogbert on 09/17/04 11:43am

    I'm a Sr. Network Engineer at the LA Times in Los Angeles. My wife is a Household Engineer with the kids.


    2007.5 Chevy 3500HD crew cab dually with LMM 6.6l Diesel and Allison Trans. Integrated brake controller, 60 gallon aux tank in the bed.

    2007 38' Skyline TrailRider Toy Hauler with 2 A/C's, 5.5kw Onan generator, dual slides.


    Posted By: LANDYOT on 09/17/04 02:25pm

    "Day job" is to build nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines for the USN at Northrop Grumman Newport News. Homework includes building radius-rods for Ford Excursions.

    * This post was edited 09/22/04 07:04pm by LANDYOT *


    Posted By: jerryma on 10/07/04 03:19pm

    10-7-04
    Me, a petrochem worker. Probably the poorest MHer out there at only $9/hr.


    Posted By: jerryma on 10/07/04 03:38pm

    Quote:

    Quote:

    I READ'M ALL! WOW (but in sections)
    Is this the longest thread in RV.Net History?
    Fill


    I had no Idea I would get this kid of response! Do I get some kinda reward?

    10-7-04
    You started something, buddy. Still, I'm still the poorest so far. Plus my rig's probably the; er, one of the cheapest, too. Soon I'll have pictures posted at www.geocities.com/arnolds world.


    Posted By: phah38 on 09/19/04 06:59pm

    Wife is an RN and I am a service manager for a car and light truck dealer.Was with a GM dealer for 27 years,now with a Ford Dealer for past year.


    Posted By: bluehairswife on 10/07/04 10:16pm

    UPS over the road driver, better known as a feeder driver. Run from Nashville, TN to Ofallin, IL and back daily. 34 years.
    Wife is a domestic engineer. Raised four kids and now we are on our own. YAHOO!!!

    Posted by wife


    Steve and Phyllis
    2006 HR Presidential 36SKQ 5er
    2004 F-350 Lariat CC DRW PSD Fx4 LB
    Ruthie the yellow labbie and Mittens the cat, homebodies



    Posted By: Treader on 09/23/04 12:12am

    I am a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary.
    My wife works at a health pubplication business.


    Posted By: Dragan on 09/23/04 01:57am

    I've been in the aviation industry for the past 30 years, first 5 as an airtraffic controller, the last god, it seems like forever, a duty airport manager at Calgary International Airport.

    SWMBO is in securities, sells registered education savings plans. Kids are all grown up (just) so they're not a worry (yeah,right!)anymore. I get to retire the next time someone ticks me off too badly (or in about 5 years at age 53, whichever comes first) but the wife just hit the big 40, so she has a ways to go yet, unless we win the lottery.
    Wayne & Marcy


    Posted By: jgerhard on 10/05/04 09:37am

    Mission Operations Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.


    Jim Gerhard [purple]2005 Ameri-Camp F270rks LX[/purple] [blue]2002 C3500 Crewcab Dually LT[/blue][red]8.1 Vortec[/red][green] Allison[/green] Onan Marquis 5.5 LP ][url=http://home.earthlink.net/~justright] Our Webpage[/url] [img]http://home.earthlink.net/~justright/rig_ven.jpg[/img]

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    Posted By: cmp414 on 09/24/04 09:08pm

    Am a 44 y/o widow. Have travelled the US and enjoyed most miles. Left FL to ME then to OR then many times to NV and numerous times to MT! Set up "house in Sanderson, TX" - 64 miles to the nearest grocery store. "Stuff" happened then I ended up in NC AL. AL is really an awesome state. And I have been to all of them. I was amazed and still am, impressed by this understated state! Sorry for running on - working on dinner too!\


    Posted By: tiggernut on 10/06/04 05:35am

    Good question, cuz it's more personal kinda.
    Husband and I are dairy farm owners ,and I clean houses on the side .
    just semi retired from thst but kept 2 houses,Love the people.
    we live in upstate N.Y. both are 40 & 47 if things get to hectic
    with farm would retire.


    bob50 & judy43 craft + muffy [min pin] '02 titanium 30e35DS 2005 dodge 3500 slt,diesel,dually,longbox/fullcab,4wd my air hitch,pac exhaust brake

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.


    Posted By: Crewcabber on 10/03/04 02:55pm

    Auto technician for Nissan dealer for 19 years.


    2001 F350 CC V10, Banks PowerPack
    2003 Dutchmen 33ES-H5 Fifth Wheel
    Going Full time in 09


    Posted By: F/TMGCRZY on 10/08/04 09:31am

    I am a service manager for a Jaguar dealership, my wife works in the office of a machine shop and keeps things running there. We are looking forward to fulltiming once the kids have graduated.


    Duane and Annette,
    w/Suzzie-mini wiener dog
    98 Dodge 1500, 360 cu in. w/tow pkg
    01 33ft. Timberlodge TT w/20ft. slide


    Posted By: TACAMO1315 on 10/04/04 11:01am

    Naval Aviator. I fly E-6s out of Tinker AFB. Only 17.5 years to retirement, but when you are doing what you love is it really work? Wife works for University of Oklahoma.


    Posted By: gone fishin' on 10/02/04 05:18pm

    Railroad contracting last 15 years. Spend 10 months out of the year away from home, in a motel; the other 2 months in a boat fishin anywhere I can.

    No dog, no wife, no kids...not enough time I suppose.


    F250, 7.3L, auto trans, shortbed CC
    31.5' Crossroads, 2 slides
    19' Lowe fishin boat, small motor, small fuel tank, large cooler

    BEER, not just for breakfast anymore.


    Posted By: bounderx2 on 10/03/04 08:55pm

    Wife, Probation Dept. Employee.3 years until pers retirement.
    My self, Water Meter Reader. 4 years until pers retirement.


    Posted By: GShirey on 10/02/04 11:38pm

    I am a truck driver I haul for a medical supply company and my wife is a director for a daycare center.Not rich by a long shot but we make ends meet and love to camp.


    Posted By: Clarias on 10/04/04 03:38pm

    I am a fisheries biologist about to retire. My wife is a school teacher.


    Posted By: Centauri61032 on 10/07/04 10:20pm

    Realtor in Freeport, IL


    Posted By: toprudder on 10/08/04 10:50pm

    I'm an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test Technician. Don't know what that is? Check out http://emc.toprudder.com


    Bob, Martha, and Matt.
    Tucker, the Toy Poodle
    '09 K-Z MXT20, '07 Chevy 2500HD Duramax

    Toprudder.com



    Posted By: Chris on 02/18/05 09:12am

    I mine for data on the internet, just like bigfoor216 and/or anyone else that reads this thread.


    Why would everyone answer a question like this or the other one, "how old are you".

    Why does the admin not kill these threads when they start?

    Chris

    * This post was edited 02/18/05 11:46am by Chris *


    My Rig
    2001.5 2500 STD CAB AUTO SLT 4x4, CTD 4:10's, Bomb'd to Tow
    2005 Cardinal 29WBLX.


    Posted By: C Schomer on 09/28/05 09:15pm

    I think I've changed jobs 2 or 3 times since this thread started. Now I'm doing hvac maint. and sheet metal work at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. It's been an experience - Nuc Plants aren't anything like the real world! I never thought I'd get into trouble for wanting to work too much! Craig


    Posted By: Dirtman on 01/21/07 02:24am

    Retired, disabled heavy equipment operator. After 40 years of paying in, I'm finally collecting some of it back. DW is retired bank president,now work camping part time out of boredom, 'bean counter' at large Texas RV park. I still 'pick and grin' with my guitars, and jam all over America, but we winter in Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, and fish in the summer in Minnesota, and take a couple months each way to get to our destinations, during which time we chase NASCAR around America. Wife is a devoted NASCAR NUT, and goes ga ga at anything #24 says or does.

    Boy, I didn't know this doing 'nothing' would take so much time, some days we don't even get it all done. Only regrets, not fulltiming earlier.


    Dirtman
    2003 Newmar "D"Star 4050
    Freightliner(Neway IFS) 330HP Cat
    22'Haulmark V nose hauler
    2004 Chev Silverado Z-71, 4X4 toad
    BrakeBuddy



    Posted By: Razorbackfan on 11/28/04 05:22pm

    I'm an Account Manager for ARAMARK Uniform Services; wife works for the Federal Government.


    Posted By: bubbabod on 12/03/05 09:55pm

    After serving three years, 10 months and eight days in the Navy, I worked for 28 years as a court reporter, retiring at age 52 after 24 years as an official Court Reporter for the San Diego Superior Court.


    Frank & La Donna Bodden
    2004 Sea Breeze LX
    Once a Texan, always a Texan



    Posted By: Debbie on 05/11/05 07:04am

    Thanks Bigfoot216 for starting this post. I have read most of the posts and I hope everyone has enjoyed learning about all the different kinds of jobs people have and the work they do as much as I have. It has been interesting.
    Happy Trails! Deb


    Posted By: Debbie on 05/07/05 08:01am

    Randy husband is a retired AF KC-135 Pilot. Now is teaching C-17 pilots at Altus AFB. Working on his PHD and teaches for Embry Riddle Univ. Camps, fishes, hunts in spare time.
    I have my own business Mary Kay Cosmetics, teach skin care. Also Sub in Altus schools part-time. I don't hunt just camp and fish.


    Posted By: Debbie on 05/07/05 03:15pm

    hgernhardtjr wrote:

    I am an IT professional and college professor/teacher and DW is an admissions officer. We hope to retire to a couple years full-timing within the next 5-10 years.

    Oh, Debbie above (Altus, OK)... did you mean your husband's name was Randy or that he was randy?


    You never know. Guess I should have used DH! Have a good one! Deb


    Posted By: Hamnet on 04/08/05 09:17pm

    Union Carpenter turned Project Manager in commercial construction and will have 30 years November of 2005 at 50 years old. Found out I can't work in construction industry after retirement until 55 years old, then only small amount of time. So I will continue for another 5 years. Will retire 9/19/2010 at 55 years old. Wife mostly stay at home.


    Posted By: camping man on 11/09/04 12:38pm

    I have a part time auto repair business/cim student, wifes a bank manager.


    05 Dodge CTD NV5600 6speed (100K Mile Club) / 97 Sprinter 5er



    Posted By: Mountain Jack on 11/08/06 12:43pm

    I'm a mountain man.............fishin', explorin' BLM lands, pannin' fer a little color, & sech........................

    Mine eyes behold the Great Beauty & Wonders of Nature....................


    Posted By: LanceMan on 03/18/05 08:34am

    21 years in the US Army. Starting to consider what to do next but I still have a few good years to go.


    2010 Itasca Merdian 40L


    Posted By: sirdrakejr on 09/20/06 11:06am

    Time to open this up to everyone. Moved from 5th wheel to Around The Campfire.
    Frank


    Posted By: sirdrakejr on 12/01/05 05:18pm

    I can't remember if I answered this or not, so I will anyway.
    I have a dual past with associated 4 year college for two majors.
    Retired from police after having a knee injury but a total of 12 years. Then retired again in 2000 after doing 37 years of telephone engineering (among other telephone stuff). While working as a police officer I maintained a second business of telephone consulting. I also owned a sewing store with my wife, now deceased, for just over two years. The past 5 1/2 years have been enjoying traveling and just not working.
    Sadly, I can retire but my wife cannot since she still does the cooking, wash, etc. I offer to help but the kitchen is HERS! So when she isn't doing her work at home we enjoy doing the other things together.
    Oh yes, we both love computing. We are a happy internet couple. Have been happily married now for 7 1/2 years. Life is good!
    Frank


    Posted By: Dually Diesel on 01/14/05 12:50pm

    I have been watching this thread for quite some time now. I guess that it is time that I "chimed" in. The question is "What does everyone do for a living?" Well, right now I do as little as possible...With over thirty years in the offset printing business I decided to spend the rest of my days without ink under my fingernails. I have been asked several times if I miss it. To be quite truthful, No I don't. Now, if I could only convince the better half to try retirement we could spend more than 3 1/2 months out of the year on the road. Oh, by the way, Not that it matters and not to brag but the truck and 5vr has been paid for since taking delivery when they were new.


    F350XLT/CC/Dually/PSD/Auto/4X4/3.73/ Pulling a Sunnybrook 31BWFS Double Slide with all options



    Posted By: surfcat2000 on 04/06/05 08:34pm

    Built and owned a 100,000 watt FM radio station (98.1) in Southern Utah for 11 years. Now build and own self storage units. spend the summers in Minnesota fishing and stuff.


    Jeff 1999 Chinook, 06 Jeep Wrangler unlimited, Nacra 5.2 catamaran, Lund fishing boat


    Posted By: POLORBR on 01/25/06 06:09am

    Retired FAA....Air Traffic Control....35 yrs.


    --Happy Travels--
    Ralph & JoAnn
    2014 Wildwood X-Lite 241QB
    2003 F150 FX4 Super Cab Lariat 5.4L



    Posted By: rving4us on 03/11/05 06:44am

    Truck Driver for Wal-Mart,still working
    Wife purchasing agent for state disabilities and special needs dept still working.
    Cary


    2007 GMC classic,Dmax/Allison, CC,DUALLY,4X4 3;73, (((xm))) pulrite 25.5 hitch
    2011 Carriage Cameo37ks3,17.5 tires,disc brakes,plus every option except generator


    Posted By: Rockfarmer on 09/30/05 09:25am

    Retired after 35 years as a chemist for manufacturing company


    Rockfarmer
    2006 GMC 3500HD crew cab/long bed/dually (Duramax/Allison)
    2003 Cedar Creek 33RLTS
    Prodigy b/c, Trailair, and Trailersaver
    CCRVC #134


    Posted By: Troodles on 03/19/05 03:23pm

    I'm a freelance writer/photographer/desktop publisher. The hours are much better than the pay!

    DH is an engineer.


    aka: turboladybug
    Traveling with Poodles: Oscar the toy and Felix the mini
    Travel Trailer: Holiday Rambler Alumascape 29FKS


    Posted By: Bulldog116 on 03/28/05 10:04pm

    I am a retired paralegal. My wife's a retired nurse. We own a small concession biz and travel around [ Bulldog Concessions & Ministry-Where Jesus Loves The Underdog}. And while we're doing our fairs, festivals & flea markets, God always send us a few people that really need help in some aspect of their lives. We never throw the Bible at them, but it's always there in case they want to see it. Beleive me, we've had some very interesting times unerneath our 30ft tent in amongst our t-shirts, toys, novelties and whatevers. Mike & jean +Bostons/Ohio

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    Posted By: wagonman76 on 09/17/06 06:25pm

    Im a mechanical engineer for a metal fabrication shop. We build equipment for dust-free loading of bulk materials, lately cement has been a huge business. On the side, I like working on my cars and all sorts of things, and designing and building oddball creations.


    ---
    1989 Sunline Saturn 16' T-1661, Reese WD hitch
    2000 Haulmark Cub 5x8, Pontiac alloy wheels
    Both w/ Carlisle Hydrastar & custom disc brakes
    ---
    1992 Pontiac Trans Sport SE, Tekonsha Envoy
    1990 Pontiac 6000 SE Wagon, custom snowplow



    Posted By: rocque on 11/16/04 01:33pm

    Polysomnologist


    2007 GMC SLT 3500 Crew Cab ,dually, w/6.6DA
    2009 Lance 1181


    Posted By: MadJayhawk on 05/20/05 09:23am

    Retired production/R&D administrator - Dennis
    Almost (2 more months!) retired executive assistant with State of Arizona - Karen

    Lived and worked in Shawnee,Merriam, and Lenexa Kansas for over 20 years before moving to Phoenix. Moving to our house in Sun City West, Arizona in July and then hitting the road in September in our 'test' vehicle - 1993 Jamboree Rallye - for a trip without end to FL and who knows where else.


    Dennis and Karen - 40 years of smiles
    Sun City West, Arizona
    2002 Sunnybrook 24' TT/2007 Toyota 4Runner V8
    P.E.O./ex-USMC/geocaching/TiVo/Dean Koontz book collector/Quilting
    Blog: Travels with Seven and Mad Photos: Photo Album
    Where we have overnighted.


    Posted By: JR45 on 02/01/06 11:10pm

    I've been in road construction for over 31yrs. and am planning on retiring soon. I have worked away from home on and off through the yrs. but this past yr. we spent 9 months away from home on a job.
    7 months working on the swift canal next to Mt. St. Helens and 2 months working at Trans Alta in Washington state. We sold our Komfort and bought an
    Alpenlite and are now looking forward to full timing it soon.


    2006 Country Coach Inspire 360 40ft Genoa Designer Series Samsung 197 RR
    Aluminum Radiator was recently replaced with a STEEL & COPPER Bolt Together Radiator w/ updated rubber mountings
    SilverLeaf VMS 330
    98 Honda Accord Toad




    Posted By: sgtpp214 on 03/21/06 07:57pm

    Retired and living off all of you that w#@*&%k and pay social security.


    Dave Kedrowski
    2004.5 White Dodge Ram3500 SLT QuadCab 4x4 Cummins Auto 4.1 Antislip SRW SWB Sport Appearance

    2011 Keystone Montana 3150RL, Pullrite SuperGlide, Prodigy Brake Controller.


    Posted By: sgtpp214 on 05/09/05 04:12pm

    Retired, so just travel, golf, and take it easy. I ma spending my kids inheritance.


    Posted By: HARDDOG on 03/17/05 10:18pm

    Maintenance Technician for ConAgra Foods in Waterloo IA. We make everybody's favorite snack...Snack Pack Pudding!


    Posted By: Ken-TX on 02/18/05 02:43pm

    I retired 1n '94 after 40 years in the cockpit, 12 in the USAF flying fighters and 28 with a major airline. Great career. Now I'm enjoying seeing the sights from ground level.


    36' Country Coach
    2004 Acura MDX
    Blue ox towbar
    M&G brake system


    Posted By: wtfwittom on 04/09/05 07:10pm

    I retired as a police officer(26 yrs)in December, 95. I have been a safety director with a nationwide construction company but will be "retiring" a 2nd time on July 15th. Looking forward to exploring every state.


    Tom & Paula Kulp
    02 Chevy 2500HD Duramax/Allison/Prodigy
    02 Holiday Rambler 34RLT


    Posted By: chargin hard on 12/12/04 01:23pm

    TEACHER of Carpentry and Masonry retiring in 59 work days after 32.5 yrs. March 31, 2005 will be my last day and on April 1, we will take off for Myrtle Beach for 24 days.!!!!!!

    After the vacation returning to my "home improvement business", working 6-7 hours per day and behind the wheel hauling the fiver when the mood hits.


    Mike & Deb
    Cardinal 29ts 2002
    Chevy 2008 crew LTZ Duramax with allison

    "ELKS CARE - ELKS SHARE" Lodge 496 Watertown, NY
    Work Hard....Play Hard and Remember "life is short"



    Posted By: Aktravler on 01/20/06 12:10am

    I answered ages ago.

    I am wondering if the OP is going to do a tally of occupations. Hmmmmmmmmmmm?


    Surfing on Hughes.net/Sprint Aircard

    Mine-'02 Ram 3500, CTD DRW
    S&S Avalanche 11DBS-Torklift TD's,SH & FG's

    His-'03 F350 PSD SRW & Raptor 3612DS TH
    Air Hitch -Edge Juice w/Attitude
    Gas & Gumption!!!
    26' Alweld, 200hp jet & prop


    Posted By: boomer 47 on 03/21/06 05:22pm

    Retired in 1998 from the Transamerica Corp. in San Franscisco.
    I ran the Life Insurance brokerage operation in Houston, Tx for 21 years before moving back to Atlanta. Interesting job--- mine was to get insurance policies issued, some with premiums in the 100Thousands to 1Mill per year. We issued life policies on some of the most interesting people in the country, including you-know-who in Washington. Very enjoyable job but one with emense pressures.


    Posted By: MrMojunk on 01/25/06 01:02pm

    Retired Union Carpenter. 30+ yrs. Took early retirement at 56, best move I ever made.


    Posted By: lhuff on 12/07/05 09:08pm

    Retired computer programmer.


    Larry
    From tent to popup to hybrid to 5th wheel in only 60 short years.



    Posted By: mellowbo on 11/20/04 07:43pm

    I am a "domestic goddess", rv researcher, and reality show addict. My hubby is a retired policeman (27 years) and in 6 more years will be retired from teaching at a junior college (20 years) He also is master of the remote control.



    Posted By: res08hao on 10/01/05 01:19pm

    Senior Construction Inspector for City of Los Angles. Will retire at the end of next year. Wife retired from local school district.
    Plan to purchase a high end 5th wheel and tour this country, diesel prices willing.


    Posted By: LACAMPERCOP on 09/29/05 02:03pm

    Louisiana State Police Captain


    LaCampercop
    2006 Paradise Pointe 36RD
    2007 Dodge 3500 Laramie Mega Cab SRW w/6.7 & 6 Speed Automatic


    Posted By: Rog & Nan on 10/03/06 08:56pm

    DH was VP of Purchasing & Transportation (He was the world's biggest buyer of coconut fibre.) Went around the world 5 times boss let me go the last time!
    He retired at 66-1/2 in 2000.

    I was a school secretary for 12 years and a receptionist in a large legal firm for 3 years. I quit in '87 to care for both of our mothers after raising 2 great kids.

    We do not full time but we do a lot of l & 2 week trips.
    Really don't know how we had time to work at 70 & 72 in good health life is really great in this great country.


    Rog & Nan
    '96 Cruise Master
    32' no slide (love it)
    '99 SW2 Saturn Toad
    Roadmaster Tow & Brake
    Banks Power



    Posted By: Luv Boat 2 on 10/12/04 03:02pm

    Retarted Air Line pilot.
    Ret. 10 years ago.
    Flew for Trans America Airlines ( TAA )
    Just moved to Brookings,Oregon from Calif.
    Now live in a 34 foot Bounder M/H.

    * This post was edited 10/12/04 03:13pm by Luv Boat 2 *


    Capt.Terry

    Retired Airline Pilot
    Looking at the United States
    at GROUND LEVEL now.
    (Not Ever Going To Mexico or Cananda)
    Their all coming here anyway.
    To Much To See In Our Own Country


    Posted By: NLowrance on 12/01/05 10:32am

    I retired from an electrical utility in 1996. My wife retired from school system in 1999. We have camped since 1969. We travel and stay as long as we like. We have to return home for our grandparents fix. Happy and safe travels to all.


    Ford F-550 crew cab dually, 6.0 PSD
    36' Mountain Aire FW, dual tandem wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, double slides, full body paint.



    Posted By: robh2 on 10/14/04 02:43pm

    I was a Field Engineer in the plastic card embossing and dye sublimation industry (ie. Credit cards and such) until my auto accident, now I am a part time Tech Support Engineer in the same field and the wife is a Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility and OB/GYN in the USAF.


    Helping Wounded Warriors heal through music.



    Posted By: SL592 on 03/25/05 09:41pm

    Police Lieutenant, in charge of the Traffic Division. Also run a gun shop as a gunsmith off-duty. Gotta do something to pay for this rig!


    Scott & Cindy
    Molly & Bitsy (Our fuzzy kids)
    2011 GMC 3500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison CC/LB/DRW
    2003 Cameo LXI F35KS3 5er
    Good Sam Life Member



    Posted By: Stan2 on 01/31/05 08:22pm

    Before I retired I was a used trailer salesman, but my mother was unhappy about it, thought I should get something a little higher
    up the social ladder. So I took a jobplaying the piano in a house
    of assignment!

    Stan2


    Posted By: Eugarps on 02/03/06 08:43pm

    Old Civil Engineer.

    Bill


    Posted By: Cody47 on 10/01/05 05:54pm

    Hi all

    I am a professor at a small college in South Dakota. Teach business and economics for the past 20 years. Wife is disabled with loss of vision. We love the RV lifestyle and plan to snowbird this winter. Looking at retirement in the next couple years.


    Rick
    2010 Winnebago Tour 42AD
    2010 Buick Lacrosse Toad
    http://fulltime-rv.blogspot.com/


    Posted By: TEC4869 on 10/12/04 06:53am

    Welder for BMW, we make the X5 and the Z4. I was a fulltime firefighter before that and I agree with alot of you that is one the best jobs in the world. Too long to go to worry about retirement but its about 20 years away.


    Tim,Donna and Bailey
    Easley, South Carolina



    Posted By: taxgod4u on 11/24/04 11:35am

    Billionaire


    All things in moderation, except acceleration!
    Zip ties, the duct tape of the new milenia!

    2001 F250 Powersmoke turbo diesel, 3.73LS
    Crew Cab, SRW, SB, 6 inch lift, Single 28 inch semi airhorn underneath! SCMT, A Pillar mounted, Pyro, boost and Trans gauges.
    2005 Wildcat 29RLBS, Prodigy, 2 EU2000i's Draw Tite 18K Signature Series, front receiver, on board air, Airlift HD airbags
    2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4, V8, 5sp AT, 3.73LS
    2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bower 4X4, V8 5sp AT, 3.73LS, Dual semi air horns underneath

    2002 XR50, PW50


    Posted By: banjo on 01/04/05 02:49am

    Retired


    Banjo
    2011 3500 DRW D/A CC LB 4X4
    2011 Cameo 34SB3


    Posted By: Carolina Campers on 09/29/05 03:44am

    I am a Paramedic, and my wife works in a lab as a Phlebotomist.






    Posted By: Jack B. Nimble on 11/26/04 11:37am

    Currently I don't "do" anything. I'm still living though, at least as far as I can tell. Before I retired I was a high tech computer design guru, then a moderately good high tech middle manager and finally a mostly useless member of the executive staff at a high tech computer company. I am a classic example of the principal of "rising to the level of my incompetence". I retired early.

    Technology marches on. These days I have to ask my wife to remind me how to boot my computer.

    Jack


    Ford F350 TV, Hensley Arrow hitch, Nash 19B TT, boat, wife, cat, bunch of other stuff.


    Posted By: bcretired2000 on 01/14/05 10:42pm

    Me...Retired "Cinder Dick" (Railroad Policeman 27 yrs)
    Old Biscuitburner of 33 yrs and wifemate is the full time head of household.
    I got to retire at 51, she at 47...Only in America ! ! !


    Chevy 3500 Dually Duramax 4X4/Allison/Crewcab
    2007 PARADISE POINTE PF30CK by Crossroads RV.


    Posted By: FTRVER on 01/17/05 02:43pm

    Atarted full-timing at age 55 (this was my dream) am retired USAF (20 years 5 days 4 hours), retired Honeywell 18 years - now spend winters in Arizona - summers along the CA,OR, WA coast


    Full-Timers, 2001 Chev 3500LT 8.1L w/Allison, 97 Carrie-Lite 732RK, TTN/NACO, Winter Home - Mesa AZ


    Posted By: reddwar on 05/06/05 11:18pm

    Worked as a jig builder at Boeing for 19 years. Got laid off two years ago. Always wanted to travel so we do hearing test & travel, so far we have worked in 11 states hear we will be going to Ky. this summer. When we started out I drove a FL80 pulling a 35' trailer, I now drive a new 3500 GMC. We stayed in motel rooms for little over a year. Last fall we got a new F350 & H/H wife drives the Ford & I drive the GMC in fact both have only had one oil change, the Ford is do this week end for #2. OH Yes Do Not get the bottom of the line GMC & try to set in the seat more than 3hr.

    reddwar


    Posted By: Journeyer on 01/12/05 06:26pm

    I'm a legal assistant who has taken temp jobs along the way to support my travel habit for the past 3-1/2 years. That's the only way I could figure to fulltime solo the way I want to, but it means staying in one place a little longer than I'd like. But I love this life and am one happy camper!
    Regards,
    Malia


    Solo lady full timer having the time of her life!
    My Journey Journal

    Malia's Miles - info for RVers


    Posted By: fallguy on 01/29/05 11:42pm

    I am a mortgage broker and my wife is a chiropractor.


    [ul] [*]keystone cougar 304bhs [blue](the little one gets her own room)[/blue] [*]Hensley[/red][*]2003 6.6 Duramax 4x4 crewcab shortbed. [*]Snugtop shell with rails and racks [/ul] After I get ready for a trip, I feel like I've driven a magnet through a sporting goods store. [url=http://www.letsgogetwade.blogspot.com]strangled fitness[/url] [url=http://www.homeloanblog.blogspot.com]work thoughts [/url]

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    Posted By: tasmo on 12/01/05 05:46pm

    Work for Family owned welding supply for 35 yrs...High School sports official (softball). Also Deputy Coroner for past 3 yrs. Supports my habit....Camping!!


    06 Keystone Cougar 276



    Posted By: whfmznb on 01/10/05 11:57am

    Wife and I are both "retired" OSP Engineers, from BELLSouth. We are back doing the same work, as contractors. We've been Fulltimers for 6 months and plan to work for.......47 more days!!!!Ya-HOO!!!


    Ed & Karen with Jake and Jackie, the Cats
    2000 Dolphin 5350
    2006 Colorado 4X4 Crew Cab
    Fulltimers since 9/04
    2007 Keystone Challenger 35CKQ
    Lake Fork Texas



    Posted By: PapaBeav on 01/31/06 08:33pm

    Golf & Camp/Camp & Golf !!!! Sounds boring doesn't it.
    ( Retired and loving it )


    Rich & Kathy
    2003 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC SB
    2006 Montana 2955RL



    Posted By: kkiger on 01/31/05 03:38pm

    wow, this has been going for a while. when i first posted, i was in the construction business, no, i'm back where i belong. assistant principal, elementary school, cobb county georgia. was just hired about two weeks ago. summers off, for travel out west, and spring break for florida. aaaahhhhh.....this is the life!


    Posted By: firedude on 05/11/05 08:50am

    Full-timing retired Fire Captain/Camp Host/fModerator/ABC New Consultant. Whew!

    Tony


    Posted By: hgernhardtjr on 05/07/05 08:56am

    I am an IT professional and college professor/teacher and DW is an admissions officer. We hope to retire to a couple years full-timing within the next 5-10 years.

    Oh, Debbie above (Altus, OK)... did you mean your husband's name was Randy or that he was randy?

    * This post was edited 05/07/05 09:03am by hgernhardtjr *


    Henry & Debbie Gernhardt 45+ years of camping and still counting,
    one daughter still at home and 6 grandkids
    Trail-Lite Bantam B-21, Ford 4.6L E-150 Conversion Van, Tekonsha Prodigy
    Yamaha EF3000iseb Tri-Fuel neighbor-friendly, super-quiet generator



    Posted By: ezmony1 on 01/02/05 07:05pm

    work has been a four letter for me for five years now. I spend most of my time trying to keep some of my sanity.


    LAR & LADY DI (FULLTIMERS)
    chasing our dream since
    Jan. 1st of 2000
    lmcarda@hotmail.com

    1995 35' Kountry Star
    Grand Caravan TOAD
    "OF ALL THE THINGS I'VE LOST WHILE FULLTIMING , I MISS MY MIND THE MOST"


    Posted By: musicmole on 10/05/05 09:31pm

    Musician . I play at various resorts across the country. I love the lifestyle !!!






    Posted By: tav on 11/21/04 12:02pm

    EDIT: response not appropriate

    * This post was edited 11/21/04 12:11pm by an administrator/moderator *


    Posted By: Ross98472 on 03/13/05 10:41am

    Retired engineer, power plant. Butt, that's old hat. Who was the Italian race car driver in "Gumball Rally" who said "What-a behind me is-a no important!"


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 02/01/05 05:22am

    kkiger.......congrats on the new job.....so nice to hear your doing what you want and your enjoying life!.......


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 02/17/05 01:55pm

    Wow...this topics been around...lol.... not sure if everyone looks back at the old ones, Maintenance Engineering Assistant for Pfizer, My wife of 25 yrs in March works for Child and Family agency finance dept, My son just got married and my daughter is coming back home...


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 09/17/06 03:52pm

    Time to bring this one back
    26 years for Pfizer Global Manufacturing
    6 yrs as a chemical operator
    14 yrs as a pipefitter
    6 yrs as an engineering assistant

    not sure where my next 8 yrs will be spent as they are closing the plant in Groton, hope i can stay with the company


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 04/11/06 05:20am

    SaraLouwho wrote:

    DH is a retired Fire Chief. I retire for the 3rd time in June. 1st retirement from the "phone Co.", next the Yo-yo factory and now school. Our new 5er arrived today. Weare like the DisneyWorld commercial, "too excited to sleep"

    Sara Lou


    Congrats on the new rig!...enjoy!


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 01/25/06 06:21am

    Holy guacamole this post is still around?....I know I'm on this list but waaaay back.....
    Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
    Engineering Assistant in Maintenance


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 03/01/06 08:35am

    Hey Scott (Bigfoot216) your the originator of this post did you ever think it would still be going? awesome thread!


    Posted By: Tom in Ypsi on 01/08/05 04:18am

    Nothing at the moment. Semi retired looking for a part time job where I call the shots (days off) until my DW decides to retire then off we go full time.


    Tom
    2012 Ford F-350 Dually, Lariat
    2011 Mobile Suite 36RSSB3 w/vanity slide


    Posted By: Nv Blu on 01/30/05 02:39pm

    This May I conclude my 25th year of teaching school. Most of those years have been spent with Middle School aged kids. One more year and I am going to hang it up for good. Mrs. Smith works for USDA Cooperative Extension. She, too, will be through in about a year.
    Can't wait for a winter in a warm climate in our fifth wheel.


    Nv Blu
    At home in the cold high desert of Northeast Nevada.
    '03 Cummins Dodge and '03 Arctic Fox 28 ft fifth wheel (spent a bunch of money that year).


    Posted By: brushpopper on 03/30/05 09:45am

    Computer Aided Design Draftsman
    12 years
    I also have my own business at home. 3CR Taxidermy


    Chris


    West Virginia Campground Listing
    Eagle Scout, BSA 1992
  • Wife, 2 Sons
  • Wags, The Wonder dog, Golden Retriever
  • 2004 Forest River Wildwood 26BHSS
  • 2001 Dodge Ram Larimie SLT 1500 5.9L Quadcab
  • Camped in WV, TN, NC, VA, GA, SC, FL


  • Posted By: D8aCop on 12/02/05 07:08pm

    Computer Analyst and IT Security guy until the law caught me in the early 90's - then spent rest of my career as a data cop - now semi-retired and teach (security and digital forensics) at a University. Wife's a nurse (also part-time)

    Work in the winter and travel in the summer (kinda reverse snow-bird)


    Terry and Marg (and often Bear - our German Shepherd)
    30ft Prowler 5th Wheel
    2003 Dodge RAM 2500HD
    SKP's/GoodSam/CampClubUSA "Roughrider fans"
    Equipment: a flat top - a lap top - and a 5 string banjo


    Posted By: PaulandTammy on 03/11/05 07:21am

    Aircraft Maintenance Controller for major cargo airline.


    PaulandTammy

    2006 D3500 4x4 Cummins 6 spd DRW
    2009 Cardinal 362 BHLE



    Posted By: nukesul on 05/19/05 10:57pm

    Operator at a Nuclear Power Station.


    Posted By: Medic42 on 09/29/05 12:32pm

    Ex-medic (15 Years) and loved it! Now I'm a Systems Administrator (10 Years) for our local 911 Communications Center. Oh, love this too!

    DW was a Corporal with our Sheriff's Dept (10 Years) and since January of this year is a Police Officer with our city department.

    But nothing compares to camping


    Alan & Yvonne
    2003 F-250 SD Lariat Crewcab, 7.3PSD,
    Auto Trans, Superchip, ISSPRO Gauges
    2000 Coachman Catalina 245RKS

    "Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain" ..Robert E. Lee

    Photos...



    Posted By: Joe M on 12/12/04 05:44pm

    Retired Electrician


    Posted By: alloy89 on 02/24/06 03:30pm

    Both the wife and I retired from the navy, me in 2000 and her in 2005. I now work for the Army as a government civilian and the wife is finishing her degree in July with hopes to be a middle school teacher in the fall. Some day we will retire for real and hit the road!

    See you out there!


    Tony & Maria (Both retired Navy Chiefs)

    "Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile... can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, 'I served in the United States Navy.”

    John F. Kennedy



    Posted By: DBHMEH on 01/24/06 09:53pm

    I drive a fire truck.
    David


    David & Maureen and Family
    2006 Crossroads Cruiser CT30RL
    2006 Dodge Ram 2500 CTD
    2004 Crownline 202 BR (Blue Printed 350)



    Posted By: kenboat on 02/05/06 10:31am

    We own a boat repair shop with accessories store. I am the head mechanic, parts man, floor sweeper, boat cleaner, window washer, grass cutter, all that fun stuff.

    Someday we want to take the show on the road. Load up the tools and fulltime around where the lakes and boats are.


    1999 Ford F250 SuperDuty CC LB 7.3 TD
    2008 KZ Sportsmen S245RL2
    1956 Owens Outboard Wooden runabout boat


    Posted By: bluerock5 on 10/03/05 05:45am

    Firefighter............Retired


    2008 Ford F 450 King Ranch with the 6.4 DIESEL
    2004 Ford Excursion with the 6.0 DIESEL Light mods
    2001 Ford Excursion with the 7.3 DIESEL Heavily modded
    2008 Weekend Warrior FSW 3200 Billet Edition
    2008 Honda CRF 450


    Posted By: Rachel's dad on 10/11/04 09:50pm

    Me: Cable Splicer for the phone company.
    Wife: Systems Design Engineer for the phone company.

    Our daughter will be 4 in November, retirement is not on the horizon.


    Pete-Colleen-Rachel

    2004 Pace Arrow 35G
    Banks Stinger System
    Jeep toad


    Posted By: townee on 01/27/06 01:17pm

    I own a computer company and my wife is a teacher.


    Sean(1966), Cindy(1966), Conor(1996), Morgan(1999),
    Corbin(2003), and Hanna our Great Dane
    2005 Georgetown 325S SE
    THIS IS HOW ALL KIDS SHOULD SPEND THEIR SUMMERS




    Posted By: wumalt on 01/05/05 06:05pm

    The wife and I will be retired soon at our mid-50'ers. As a software development manager, I've been managing global teams of a networking company. The wife has been retired since 8 years ago.

    WuMalt






    Posted By: palmtreefrb on 03/20/05 03:47pm

    System Admin., Web Admin. & Application Development.


    2006 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0L FX4 Tow Boss
    2005 Crossroads Cruiser CF28RL
    :



    Posted By: bnash on 10/10/04 09:06pm

    Regional Sales Manger


    2008 Damon Challenger 376



    Posted By: JWahlsten on 04/10/05 06:49am

    Because I was luck to get in on the beginning of the question, I think, I have read 90% of the answers.


    Posted By: Retiredblade on 01/08/05 05:23am

    Well, I might as well jump on this band wagon. Such elite company! The truck driver is the only one I can associate with, I am a retired Operating Engineer, 35 years I helped build and fine grade the roads some of you drive on. Hey! Don't blame me for that dip in the road, I didn't bury that stump there!






    Posted By: Blowin' Smoke on 03/11/05 06:44pm

    I am an aircraft interior mechanic. Interesting note, after reading this thread - yup all of it -I l;earned that I work at the same airport as one of the members and repair the aircraft that another member "left seats" in. Small world.


    '99 Dodge 2500 SLT Cummins QC 5spd 4X4
    '96 Adventurer 8wl
    The ocasional boat tow for time spent fishin'.


    Posted By: rltorpey on 05/20/05 09:00pm

    Associate Professor of Information Technology for the State University of New York. My wife is Head Cook for the local high school. Every summer we practice being retired!


    Robin & Laurie
    4 yr. old granddaughter Mercedes

    '04 RAM 2500 QC, 4x4, SWB, Hemi, auto, 4.10 LSD, power trailer mirrors
    '06 McKenzie Starwood 29RES fifth wheel


    Posted By: J. Michael on 06/03/05 09:31pm

    We own a print shop, but I don't have to work there anymore. My wife still goes in every day but I think she likes it.


    Posted By: NAVY MSC on 09/28/05 10:37pm

    The Handsome Man: Naval Officer & Physical Therapist
    THe Beautiful Woman: Hair Stylist & Fantastic Mom to 5 children
    Two Daughters
    Three Boys--(1 Airforce, 2 Marines)


    Posted By: NAVY MSC on 05/08/05 08:38pm

    The good looking one is a hairstylist...(wife)
    I'm a Physical Therapist & Naval Officer in the reserves...

    NAVY
    2003 F350 Diesel Dually Crew LB
    2001 32ft Challenger Triple Slide RL
    Yukon Jack & Stinky Cigars


    Posted By: the4batts on 03/20/06 01:39pm

    I'm a controller for a family owned corp. The wife owns her a laser hair removal business!! Have 2 kids, 5 and almost 2. It will be awhile before we can do this full time.


    Curt, Joy, Nathan & Zachary
    2006 GMC 2500HD D/A CC SB 4x4, Stealth Grey
    2007 Cedar Creek Silverback 33LBHTS
    Reese 16K Kwik-Slide
    Prodigy, Bilsteins, Retrax Bed cover
    Vizualogic dual DVD in headrests


    Posted By: balki14 on 10/10/04 05:42pm

    John,

    Could not help noticing a fellow Dodge owner. I see that you have a nice 5th there and was wondering who manufatured it and what was the dry weight.

    I have a 2500 HD Short Bed with the Hemi and am looking for a 5th for myself , wife and two children. Want to stay under a respectable weight but after some serious research, looks like I could pull up to (an I say upto with a sly smile) 15,000 pounds. Now, I know the 80% rule and I plan on following it but want to find the right 5th.

    Kevin


    Kevin, Robin and Rachel

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500 HD 4x4 Hemi with Snow Plow HDX Suspension
    2005 Jayco Eagle 325BHS 5th (9570 dru/10200 wet)
    2004 Outback 21RS TT with Equalizer Hitch
    2001 Harley Davidson Dyna WideGlide (more chrome than the law allows and Dining room table clean...ha ha..)

    Golden that answers to Bogie (as is Humphrey Bogart)

    "Stop looking for the problem when the solution is right in front of you"


    Posted By: cruiserjs on 09/28/05 07:43pm

    Living?? RVing!!!


    Colorado Cruiser
    Cruiser CF29CK 5th wheel; 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD, 2wd, short bed
    wonderful lifetime traveling companion/spouse



    Posted By: Litl Al on 06/01/05 10:39pm

    I'm retired Diesel Mechanic, And I love My "Job" I started in 1962 in Seattle in the time of the Word Fair. The good old day!


    Posted By: pjb on 11/06/04 09:52am

    We gave up working in the San Francisco bay area two years ago. Decided it was time to kick back and "work" at having fun for a few years. We travel about 8 months of the year and spend the rest of time at home in Las Vegas. Absolutely love it and hope we never have to have jobs again.


    Retired, no children, 1 dog...lovin' it!
    Part-timer's, livin' in "Vegas".
    Ed, PJ, and Aberlour the dog.
    2000 Allegro Bus


    Posted By: Grandpapa on 05/21/05 04:43pm

    Been with Verizon for 31 years. Can not wait to retire so wife and I can take this nasty habit of camping more serious!!


    Grandpapa
    • 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    • Reese 16k Kwik-Slide
    • 2004 Sprinter FWRLS
    • Honda EU2000i




    Posted By: travelinsally on 03/14/05 12:22pm

    Hi Bigfoot, We're both retired. I was a secretary for the Principal at the High School and my husband is a retired Chief of Police.

    Thanks for Asking. I've often wondered myself.


    June & Jim (retired) NY
    Our 2 cats (Jessi & Buddy)
    2000 Jayco Designer Class C 32ft.
    2007 Saturn Vue,



    Posted By: daveinSC on 01/26/06 08:20pm

    What I want, when I want, IF I want. I retired in April 2004 after 43 years with the Shakespeare Co. in Columbia, SC. During the course of the 43 yrs., I did some of everything except sales. My wife retired in May 2004 as a cafeteria mgr. in an elementary school. All you folks still working, please keep contributing to Soc. Sec. so our checks will keep coming.


    Dave & Irene
    2003 Silverado LS 2500HD, CC, 8.1L/Allison/3.73LSR
    2005 Cardinal LE 29RK
    RBW Li'l Rocker 15K
    Prodigy Controller


    Posted By: jrcro96 on 12/31/04 05:19pm

    Nothing :-)





    Posted By: jrtgirls on 03/29/05 08:55pm

    Retired Captain Raleigh Police Department
    30years service
    Now, I am traveling and loving it -- I've been retired for one year.


    Happy Trails!!
    jrtgirls


    Posted By: Hog Hunter on 01/26/05 03:19pm

    I know how you feel, I too lost my job to corprate-cutbacks. I was doing well pulling down 125K a year and now $0.00 I't been hell finding a job, everyone wants someone young. I'm 51 years young and I don't see any blue sky in my future. I guess I could go to India and get a job with a company from the States! Most all jobs are being out-sourced to India. I always thought that higher learning was the key, but I don't believe so now. My wife just lost her job last week. I think I'll sale my home and move to Idaho, I could sell my home here in Calif. and pay cash for one in Idaho and maybe have enough to start a business. I guess I could live in my RV


    Jim Porter


    Posted By: gjtrafl on 03/30/05 06:06pm

    Manage a Target Department store. Go RVing every other weekend! Be a LONG time before retirement. Atleast I can camp for now.


    1996 Hurricane 30Q
    Sawyer the Golden Retriever
    Wilmington, NC



    Posted By: CHRIS HOBBS on 01/24/05 08:55pm

    Retired Lottery winner. 8.3M. Trying like heck to spend it all. Too many toys. Yikes


    Chris & Judy Hobbs
    Alpenlite 29 5ver


    Posted By: Bachus on 02/06/06 03:27pm

    For the last eight years my wife and I have run a fluid power business from our house. Fluid power is the blanket term that covers pneumatics and hydraulics. We're small but mighty, with a customer list that reads like a who's who of the automotive industry (Freightliner, TKA, Tenneco, Magna, Goodyear etc etc). We've got some exclusive agreements with European suppliers to service the entire North American continent, so we do business in Canada, the US, and Mexico. A lot of neat equipment, and some stuff that goes up to 150 000 (yes one hundred and fifty thousand) psi. We've just constructed a new building to house our business (and the fiver!) and should move in later this month. Our web page is www.islandautomation.ca, if anyone cares to take a look.

    www.islandautomation.ca


    Dean and Tracy Bachellier
    Isobel,Evelyn, and Stuart
    2012 KZ Durango D355BHS quad bunk with 5 slides
    HiJacker 16K double pivot slider
    2011 RAM 3500 SRW Crew Cab 4X4 CTD
    "It's five o'clock somewhere...."



    Posted By: Pathfinderxlt on 01/11/05 07:01pm

    I am a printer for the biggest news paper here in New Jersey for 23 1/2 years and my beautiful wife has worked for a super market for 30 years. ( 9 years 3 months and counting till retirement. Then it's sell everything buy a new Motorhome and then South Carolina bound, and the open road. Thanks for asking. Rich B.


    1995 Georgie Boy 37" Encounter 5.9L Cummins Diesel Pusher.Spartan Chassis, Granning AirGlide(dump valves added)
    230hp modified to 340hp, 4" exhaust 8.3 (bus muffler)
    8.3 (air filter), 6 speed Allison 3060
    Pyrometer & Boost guage
    370hp Injectors (only adds 40 hp)
    # 10 torque plate 16cm turbo housing
    Dodge 1998 3500 QC 4x4 5spd
    215hp to 325hp 5" exhaust
    1998 FatBoy with all the bells and whistles.


    Posted By: lawdawg43 on 01/08/05 10:26pm

    Retired 5 years after 43 years in law enforcement, 8 years military police, 1 year corrections officer, 23 years police dept. in DC, 11 years Supervisory Special Agent with Interior Dept. I'd do it all again.


    Lawdawg43


    Posted By: Cabo Paul on 01/11/05 11:57am

    I am a proud house-husband. Retired after 32 years in the Army.


    Cher and Paul our Havanese, Peanut , and our Heathen, Lucy
    Journey 40U Buick Enclave Toad



    Posted By: cochise49 on 03/21/06 09:00pm

    Me..an Industrial Security Manager for a Megacorporation Defense Contractor for last 27 years. Before that a Respiratory Therapist and before that a Combat Medic in the Army. DW is a 30 plus year RN delivering babies for a living. I hope to semi-retire in 2.5 years. DW in 6.


    Posted By: RetiredArt on 02/15/05 09:03pm

    Retired from Marine Corps 27 years, wife retired from electronics industry.


    06 Silverado LT, Dually, Duramax, Allison 6 spd, CC, LB, Prodigy Control, Reese Hitch, 07 Montana 3485SA


    Posted By: Jon Foster on 01/10/05 12:19am

    I'm laid off now. My company is slowly going under... Too bad too, there were some really good workers there.

    Now I'm looking for a new job in the IT sector but I'd like to find a place half way decent to call home. I hate changing jobs!

    Anyone need a laid off IT Director???

    Jon.


    ____________________________________________________________
    F-350 XLT Crew Cab Dually, 7.3 PSD, Auto Trans., 4x4, 4.10 Gears +

    Fleetwood Mallard 33Z

    Best wife in the world and the 3 greatest kids of all time.



    Posted By: 6_wheeler on 04/08/05 12:32pm

    Retired from Air Force and now work for Okaloosa County Governemnt in Florida now for the double dipping into the Florida Retirrement System...LOL

    11 more years then we can really take off..


    Rick & Connie (Retired USAF- working on State retirement
    2 Grandbabies - 4 & 6 year old Girls
    2003 GMC Dually 4door LWB Duramax/Allison, Prodigy,Tire Pressure Monitor System
    2007 Challenger 35CKQ 35ft 5er w/ 4 slides
    DUALLY CLUB MEMBER #324



    Posted By: pld33270 on 03/12/05 06:45pm

    I posted back about 3-4 months ago, but have gotten a new job in a new career. I was a pharmaceutical process specialist, (equipment technican) now I am on the scientific side. I am now a Maufacturing Scientist. It is interesting to see people RV from all different professions. Happy Camping!


    Posted By: Pondking on 11/08/04 08:08pm

    i am an occupational therapist (rehabilitation medicine) and john is a horticulturist/landscaper. we just bought our 1st truck camper and are outfitting it for its maiden voyage. we won't retire for a few years so we guess we will just practice in our spare time with our camper for now....gotta pay for it somehow.

    we enjoy reading all the threads and have sure learned alot.


    Pondking and his lovely wife
    2003 Dodge 2500 4WD, Crew Cab, Diesel, Auto, Rancho 9000x,
    Ride-Rite Airlift Bags, Hellwig Sway Bar
    2002 Lance 820


    Posted By: deee2 on 12/30/04 11:27pm

    Whoa....... sorry about that bigfoot! Hope you have a speedy recovery!


    Steve & Donna
    2009 Bighorn 3055rl
    2008 Ford 350 4x4 DRW
    Diesel, Tow Boss


    Posted By: deee2 on 11/29/04 04:34pm

    I just realized I never answered this!

    Hubby is retired from managing the Right of Way department at local power company..... now working as Title Officer at a Title Company. I was Office Manager for a local church for 16 years, gave that up and now work only two days a week on accounting and computers for a cemetery.
    About 4 years to full retirement and can't wait for more free time to RV!


    Posted By: wing464 on 10/05/05 07:22am

    Retired from active duty (30 years) Air Force....Now travel the country cleaning up old ammo dumps, bombing ranges etc....doing this for 16 years....Retirement is not quite in the picture yet...Been fulltiming for a couple of years and loving it.....getting paid to travel....not to places of my choice but traveling all the same....We call ourselfs Traveling Bullet Pickers.....


    Posted By: traildog on 09/18/06 04:03pm

    72 more replies and that makes 100K!!!

    OOPS I mean views!


    Posted By: traildog on 05/18/05 08:40am

    bigfoot216 wrote:

    still going strong............


    Well, I've changed occupations since I first replied to this post......I'm retired!

    Scott, did rv.net send a prize for the most looks and replies yet?

    traildog


    Posted By: mogmims on 04/09/06 03:30pm

    Husband retired, I am retired once and looking forward to doing it again. Medical transcriptionist...can do that at home.


    M. Mims


    Posted By: JIMNLIN on 01/14/06 04:33am

    Retired. Dang, sure wished I'd done that first but instead I was a 40 year journeyman aircraft tool builder/field mechanic [MDC/NAA Rockwell/Boeing] with part time RV/mobilhome repair........JIM

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.


    Posted By: freeflyfreak on 10/03/05 12:48pm

    Airline Captain, people always assume we ALL make good money....... unfortunately, small airplane = small paycheck! No new Truck or trailer for me.

    Wifey, ex Navy, ex homemaker, the kids are now in school so she has begun a real estate sales career.


    Steven, Michele, Alice and Tom.

    Michele Henderson, Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach REALTOR.



    Posted By: Hammer501 on 04/10/06 02:07pm

    Retired County Sheriff. Spent 33 years in a patrol car, detective's office and administrator's offices. Good life but I like retirement better, oops, I'm going to work full time tommorow in the oil fields until November when I get the 5er ready and head for the sunny south again.

    Hank from Wyoming


    Posted By: SeaCoast on 01/09/05 11:52pm

    Underwater Basket Weaver, 22 years.


    Posted By: P Mabry on 01/31/05 08:04pm

    I work at a nuclear power plant...started there 19 years ago. I enjoy the job and it is always a challenge.

    My wife worked in the hospital as a clinical nutritionist until we had our twins. Now she stays at home and is the teacher of our children(homeschooling).

    While I have a job, my purpose in life is to glorify God. There are days that are blessings and others are my shame.


    99 Winn-Class C
    Husband-46
    Wife-younger
    Kids-twin girls-13 years old


    Posted By: jrh_atl on 10/14/04 07:49pm

    Working dog wishing to buy another M.H. and travel around the country again.....can't wait.

    John
    Atlanta
    sold coach....


    Posted By: Budster on 11/28/04 12:45pm

    Retired from designing printed circuit boards since '67.........
    DW teaches 6,7,8 grade math (ready to retire)

    ymmv,


    ymmv,
    Jerry
    2000 Lazy Daze 30' IB



    Posted By: Travlingman on 01/09/05 10:14pm

    I am a CNC specialist for a defense contractor. We make penetrators, (bullets) grenades and other such things.


    2012 F-350 King Ranch DRW
    2014 Landmark Savannah


    Posted By: Mikefoltz on 01/11/06 04:39pm

    General Manager, Tate Engineering Systems Inc.

    HVAC Sales, Service and Parts

    Boilers, Chillers, Pumps, Compressors & Filtration

    "Let Me Sell You Something"

    The Right People, The Right Solutions, Right Now!


    2006 Ford F-250 4x4 Powerstroke Diesel
    2002 30' Forest River Sandpiper 5th Wheel
    1998 HD "Fatboy" (Mine)
    2002 HD "Fatboy" (Hers)
    Wife:"Deb" Son: "Bryan" (Army Tanker) Daughter: "Amber"
    "Willie G" The Havaneese


    Posted By: DocScottWesterlyRI on 11/15/04 04:32pm

    I'm a remodeling contractor and my better half is a lab tech at a local hospital. God...we want to retire!!!!


    Scott & Linda

    Heritage 2000(L.Y. RELENTLESS)
    Honda EU2000i
    Matrix Solar Panels
    Cobra inverter - 2000c/4000s
    Co-Pilots; Patches(RV Cat), April(Top dog)& 2 Turtle Doves
    Palm Beach Pontoon Boat

    FMCA 348582
    Good Sams



    Posted By: TerryLisaB on 11/29/04 08:05pm

    Both of us are self-employed. I do Contract Mechanical Engineering work and my wife does Contract Administrative work. Gives us as much free time as we can schedule to go play in the woods with the TT and PU!!! Work thru the winter and head out to play come spring!


    Terry - 37
    Lisa - 35
    Dog Daisy - 5 (Dog Years!)

    2003 Fleetwood Pioneer Model 19T4 (New adddition!)
    2002 Coachman Clipper Model 106, 3way Ref, Furnace, Microwave, Carefree of Colorado Awning.

    2003 GMC Sierra 1500, 4.8L V8, Tow Pkg, Draw-Tite WD Hitch w/Sway Bar, Prodigy Controller


    Posted By: jrflorida on 11/16/04 07:42pm

    hey bigfoot i am a firefighter at naval station mayport,jacksonville,fla.,16 years on the job.love to camp in my 5th wheel.


    jr


    Posted By: jrflorida on 09/30/05 01:11pm

    firefighter for seventeen years just three more till retirement


    Posted By: Rick Y on 10/06/05 10:36pm

    Me: I've been a preacher, a teacher, production supervisor, oxygen therapy technician, deputy sheriff, and military policeman. Now I'm an evidence technician.

    Wife: teacher, production manager's secretary, child care business owner/operator. Now she's the clinic billing manager for a major Portland medical center.


    Posted By: bobbyp on 02/16/05 07:26pm

    Retired U.S.Navy, also retired from the state of Georgia. Retired convience stores owners. Retired Mobile home/Rv park owner. Wife of many years still working as Nurse but thinking about retiring at the end of the year...I hope......bob


    Bob/Velma
    2000 H/R Endeavor 300 cat 6sp
    02 Malibu toad

    I use and support ch-13 your should too


    Posted By: thiswebs4u on 11/08/04 08:27pm

    I am a Software Developer, trying to retire before job is outsourced to a better cost of living region on earth.

    Oh? almost forgot, DW is a Registered Nurse, Neonatal.


    Colorado Camping

    2001 Dodge 2500 Cummins Diesel
    2013 Kodiak 221RBSL



    Posted By: thiswebs4u on 01/17/05 06:19pm

    Software Engineer!


    Posted By: tgrabill on 04/09/06 12:00pm

    I teach band at 2 schools...an inner-city middle school during the day and a boarding school for academically gifted 10, 11 & 12th graders in the evening. Weekends I'm a Paramedic. My wife is a middle school English teacher.

    I've had 2 or 3 jobs for the 27 years I've been working. I enjoy my jobs so much I don't think I'll EVER retire. Unless of course year number 30 rolls around!

    We only get to camp for a month and a half during the summer and during University of Alabama football seasons. Roll Tide!


    Posted By: CosmicDrifter on 11/06/04 02:07pm

    Management Consultant for 30 years (Organizational Behavior)
    Currently Real Estate Developer. Wife Director of Benefits for large company. Important job taking care of a King Charles Cavalier named Toby who loves to ride.

    Getting a fifth wheel next spring, then will travel as the spirit moves us.


    2004 Dodge 2500 Quadcab 4X4 Cummin Diesel Laramie
    Suncoast TripleLoc Torque Converter
    Fairbanks Racing Valve Body
    TST PMCR/Ramafier turning 460 HP
    Towing 17,000 Gooseneck, soon to be Mobile Suites instead


    Posted By: Scout626 on 01/09/05 10:13am

    I'm an administrator/manager in the law enforcement field.


    Posted By: Ninebell on 06/02/05 04:41am

    I'm a Aircraft Maintenence Supervisor for UPS airlines,my wife stays at home and quilts.I work three days a week and try to get out camping the other four as much a possible usally twice a month.Be 55 in December and have started having those thought of full timing been rv'ing for about 10 years now and love it.Hope to see you all out camping some day.


    Ninebell,the Wife,and Ginger the Shiz-zhu
    2011 Chevy 3500 Duramax dually
    2007 Jayco Designer 34RLQS.

    My Photo's


    Posted By: JWDryHeat on 03/28/05 04:40pm

    Nuclear Operations Instructor, been doing it for 15 years, 8 Navy years before that on subs.


    2002 Suburban 2500 8.1L
    2006 Weekend Warrior FSC2800


    Posted By: latigergolfer on 03/27/05 11:44pm

    Family Practice DOC


    Rick and Suzanne Bendinger
    Headland, Alabama
    2006 Revolution LE 40L (DOCGG)
    GMC Envoy Toad
    Gage and Max the grans, and AUGIE the Rattie
    WAR EAGLE!!!



    Posted By: tgt on 03/17/05 09:11pm

    THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING TOPIC! Fascinating to read about everyone!

    Our nest is empty, hubby is a retired business executive, and I had been a stay-at-home Mom since 1980. This year I started my own business. I published and am selling a deluxe log book just for RVers. It is fun and I can ship from the road.


    RV Goddess
    2009 Country Coach Magna
    2007 Honda CRV


    Posted By: cderrick on 04/08/05 10:28am

    It's very enjoyable to read about other RVers and their lives.
    We are both teachers, looking at retirement at the end of next school year.
    Don't think we'll be full-timers but we will be traveling and rving more.


    Joe and Carol
    2007 KZ Durango 305RE
    2001 F-250 SD PSD 7.3 4X4 LB ExtCab
    2002 F-150 5.4 4X2 CrewCab
    1998 VW Sunflower Beetle


    Posted By: golfer222 on 03/12/05 05:26am

    I worked in the Nuclear Industry for 26 years, travel all over the place,Decicded to get off the road and stay hiome with DW. Went to work for a small engineering firm doing construction management work. It was suppose to be part time but he has kept me awfully busy the last four years


    2001 Chevrolet 2500 HD Ext.Cab LB
    2004 Jayco Eagle 281 RLS Discovery
    PullRite Super 5th
    Prodigy Brake Controller


    Posted By: Bartviii on 03/22/05 10:52am

    Retired U.S.Navy, retired Civil Service, been retired 10 years. The "GOOD OLD DAYS ARE NOW"


    Ken & Jo Ann 1997 Monaco Windsor
    FMCA 188386, 1995 Nissan Pick-up toad


    Posted By: farlowr on 11/17/04 05:08pm

    Civil Service with Defense Department


    Posted By: farlowr on 12/04/05 06:02pm

    31 years with Department of Defense. Security and Counterintelligence.


    Rick & Michele, & Kharma: Fulltimers since June 2007
    Camping and Dog; life doesn't get much better!
    2007 Damon Tuscany followed closely by a Jeep Liberty


    Posted By: ValofNY on 11/07/04 03:46pm

    Both retired & loving it!

    he - CSX engineer
    she - speech/language therapist


    ROVNRND
    in a 2005 Roadtrek 210P


    Posted By: stageline on 01/14/05 09:30pm

    Been retired for 2 1/2 years from Boeing North American.


    Robert, Brenda & our dog Brandy
    2002 D/A CC LB 3500
    2000 5er Savana 35.5' W/3 slides,
    360 Watt Solar Panels, 2000 Watt Inverter, 4.5 KW Onan Generator
    toad Jeep Grand Cherokee


    Posted By: wp903 on 09/21/06 08:06am

    Ancillary Systems Interface Engineer for 105 Hospitals nationwide. Full timing with a paycheck, but never leave home without the waders, flyrod, and shotgun.

    Life is what you make it, and I make it very good.


    WP 903
    '96 FLB8642T Freightliner
    '03 Cardinal 33' CKTS
    "73 de WBØWGG"




    Posted By: 1rickw on 02/16/05 08:43pm

    Still working. Macintosh Operator for large Printing Company near San Francisco. Been in the Printing Industry since 1965 with 2 years out while in the Navy. Just turned 59 so will retire in 4-7 years, depending on the money situation. DW hasn't worked since late 80's. Lucky gal. At least she doesn't have to coordinate with anyone to take off when I want to take off.


    2004 Jamboree 26Q + great wife to travel with


    Posted By: ksurowiec on 01/09/05 02:55am

    Fighter pilot USAF


    Keith "Chewie" Surowiec
    Major, USAF
    F-16 Pilot

    "Fly Fast and Live Slow"


    Posted By: sinkje on 01/01/05 04:01pm