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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.

>>>>>>>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: gilljm on 05/19/04 12:00am

Well I'm working to pay off both the new truck and used 5'r [emoticon]
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......

95 Jayco Designer 3430
Pulled with '04 F250 PSD

Semper Fi

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

Lead Tech at a national laboratory.


2004 Dodge 3500 Dually
Open Road 360-5 RKDS

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


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
750 Watts Solar Morningstar MPPT 60 Controller
2004 CR-V and 2014 Grand Cherokee


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


2011 MOUNTAIN AIRE 4344, FMCA F334596, Cummins Power Play,Good Sams and KOA member..TOAD 2017 Ford Edge Titanium with a 6 cylinder Engine, License plate "TOWED" > RoadMaster Night Hawk Tow Bar and Base Plates. ">

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

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

2005 Silverado 2500HD CCSB 4x4
2003 Cougar 281EFS
Husky 16K Double Pivot Slider

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: 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 Golf League......

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

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.

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

04 2500HD LT CREW SB 4x4 8.1/ALLISON 4.10


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
2 Chihuahua's, Ozzy & Dobby

was-2013 Open Range 424RLS,06' Chevy 3500, dually, Duramax/Allison

now-2015 Winnebago Adventurer 37F, towing 2003 Jeep Wrangler

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. 2015-3500 Ram, Black Gold, Aisin, with 4.10's dragging a 2011 36REQS Jayco Pinnacle.

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: 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.

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

Deputy Sheriff, only 19 years till retirement[emoticon]

73 Nathan (aka Grumpy) ">
74 Kate ">
99 Baxter ">
03 Natania ">
2000 ford expedition
2003 cherokee 29s tt
reese straight line duam cam

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.

Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE/ 3126B Cat
Sometimes BMW K75 on Rear Carrier
Jeep Grand Cherokee or 2016 Ford XLT 4x4 super cab with 8 ft bed
M&G aux brake system
854 Watts of Solar Power

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

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


I am a writer/producer/director and own a video production company. I just released my first film, 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,


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: 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: 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: 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 away. Been camping for the past twenty-six years.

"> Brad03ca
2000 GMC 1500
'05 28' Dakota

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.


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: 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: 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.

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..


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, GS Life member.
TV is a 2012 RAM 5500 Quadcab with body by Eby (flatbed). Cummins 6.7 with 6 speed auto.

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

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 and julia
2011 allegro 34tga
palm springs CA

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: 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: 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: 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! [emoticon]

2004 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison 4WD
2004 Wildcat 29RLBS

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: 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.


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: 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?

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: 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: 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!!

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: 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
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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
'14 Ford Flex SEL AWD Toad
'04 R-Vision Trail-Lite 213
Scottiemom's Pet or husband to Dale
Our lady Scottie on board, Duchess Rallies 13, Other Rallies 21, Escapades 7
Fulltimers since 2005, Where are we?
Our Travel Blog

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: 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


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: 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.


[b]2015 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel 4x4 [b]2015 Lifestyle 38RS [b]45 gallon aux fuel tank

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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: 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: 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, 2018 Reflection 29RS, two AC's, Reese 16K Slider, Bilstein shocks, Honda EU 2000i, Furman with electric start, remote start

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!

1990 Barth Regency 34'
Spartan/Cummins 8.3

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

Own and operate a mobile electronics store.


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

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


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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.



Mark,Liz,Christopher& Rebecca&Abigail
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: 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: 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.

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

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.....[emoticon]

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

am a Walmart Greeter

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: 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: 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: 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.

2013 Casita 17' Freedom Deluxe
2014 Arctic Fox 22H.
2009 Toyota Land Cruiser URJ200 Series

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)

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


I try to always leave doubt to my ignorance rather than prove it

2017 Ram 3500 Mega DRW
2018 Grand Design 303RLS

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.

2005 Tiffin Phaeton 40QDH
2011 Chevy Tahoe LTZ

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: CasitaCPA 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.

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with many modifications
2016 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe

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: 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: 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: 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. [emoticon] 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: 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 14 and Robbie 11
2 cute fluffy white Maltese's Bailie & Rudie
1 chocolate brown poodle Conner

2008 Nissan Titan
2014 Palomino Solaire 229BHS
Prodigy Brake Controller

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: 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: 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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


1998 Class C
1987 Wrangler

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

2015 Winnebago View

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 (, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
2003 Wildcat 27 RK

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?


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


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: 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

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

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

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

2001 29H HORNET">
2004 CTD 48R 2500 RAM">

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

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

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.


Playinatlife and lovin' it!

Excited new owner of a 2000 35 ft Winnebago Adventurer">

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: 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: 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: 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.


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

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.

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

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

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

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!!!!

2001 JEEP GC

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!


2004 Bigfoot 29G (Love the garage!)
2017 Northern-Lite 10'2" SE on F-350 (CC, Dually, 4WD, Boss)

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: 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: 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!

2015 Dodge Dually
2012 NuWa Discover America 355CK

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: 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: 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
Ashley (6)
2 Dogs (Dakota a German Shepard and Bandit a Border Collie

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

Gigilo, and Male Stripper.


Eat Healthy, Live well, Die Anyway!

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


2003 2500HD D/A
2 TROJAN T-105'S

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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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 [emoticon]

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 [emoticon]

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: 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: 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.

2003 Newmar Mountain Aire Vortec engine 35ft
2002 Sunnybrook 34BWTS On site at campground as a seasonal
Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Duramax engine and Allison transmission
Pullrite Superglide Hitch, Prodigy brake controller
S and S Co-Travelers

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: 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
2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
Ham Radio Extra Class Volunteer Examiner
FAA A&P License

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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

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.


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. [emoticon]

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

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

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' 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) 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, 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: 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: 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[emoticon]

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


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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


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

Our Life On Wheels

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
2016 Sprinter 269 FWRLS
Glen & Penny

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
2013 F-150 CC, King Ranch 4wd
2017 Puma 255RKS
1926 Model T fordor, cold weather car

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

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!

The Kings

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!!

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

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: 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: 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: 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.

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

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

Chief Deputy
Sawyer County Sheriff Dept.
Hayward, wi

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
2017 Open Range 3X 388RKS
2017 F-350 6.7 with hips 8'bed
Lucky & Lucie

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
2013 Entegra Coach Anthem
2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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: 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: 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!

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: 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: 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: 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.

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

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

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: R Hadden on 05/20/04 08:45pm

Underground miner and wife medical clerk

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: 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: 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: PeteAlex on 05/20/04 09:24pm

Wife and I work for a major eyeglass chain in upstate NY...can retire about 20 more years[emoticon]

* 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: 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: 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.


2007 Dodge 3500 SLT,6.7,68rfe,Quad Cab,Dually,Lb
2007 Escalade 36 KSB
B&W Combo
Porta bote , Rand Mcnally GPS

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: 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: 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: RCLehr on 05/26/04 06:41am

I'm a Software Engineer and my wife is an HR Analyst.

1998 Dodge 3500 DRW
2013 Komfort 2620FRL

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


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.


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

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: 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: 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: 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

"> Bob,Dee Dee, Jordan & Erin

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

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: 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.


Our Photos

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.


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

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

I own a custom cabinet manufacturing business ( 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: 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. [emoticon]

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: 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
NASCAR: Go Ward Burton! #0 HASS Racing

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: 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: 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
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD D/A
2014 Keystone Laredo 292RL 5er
2010 Pullrite Superglide Auto Slider
2014 Stumps "Stumpster" VBP cooker
Security: Bentley, 7 year old wiener dog
Head Cook at Thin Blue Swine Competition BBQ

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: 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: 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: 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: 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,


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!

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

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


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

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

Retired Emergency Physician after 25 years in Utah and Nevada.

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

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.


3252Px3 KZ Sportsmen Limited Triple Slide Fifth Wheel
Dodge Ram HD3500 CrewCab, Longbed 4x4 Cummins w/ PullRite Super 5th

Good Sam Life Member

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: 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: 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.[emoticon]

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

Life is a journey, not a destination !

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

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

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

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
Retraxx Tonneau Cover/Line-X Bed Liner

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!!!!! [emoticon] . 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: 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: 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...

2002 Winnebago Itasca Sunrise 32V
Towing a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
My Wife: Dawn
Myself: Scott
Our Dog: Our new Fur Kid, Kylee
Our Photos

"Quietly Making Noise"

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Camp with my lovely wife and 2 rat terriers
2018 KZ Connect Lite C201 QB
2015 GMC Canyon, crew cab, long bed
2 Honda EU 2000i

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 Hobbs (our dog)
'05 Dodge 2500 Laramie 325/610 CTD 48re
'17 Northwood Fox Mountain 235RL

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
It's not just camping, It's a lifestyle!

2012 Harley Street Glide Ember Red Sunglo
2015 Harley Tri Glide

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: 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.


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: 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] height=125 width=125[/img][img]

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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 24, 18, 14 and 9; Boys 12 and 5)
2015 Jayco Jayflight 32BHDS
2015 Ford F150 Supercrew ecoboost

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

Rallys Attended: 1

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


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!!![emoticon]

2000 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Powerstroke,Dually.C.C.,.The Tow Monster
2005 Open Road 357RLDS
Prodigy Brake Controller">
Honda EU3000is Generator
Raytek ,,Garmin 7735/GPS
Doran Mfg-RV360-TPMS
Rally's attended so far-21
My Blog
Good Sam Member

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: 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’ Just kidding.

Dreaming of Full-Time RVing? It's time details! This Guide gets you started.

Hey check out this new Travel Trailers

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: firefighterED on 05/20/04 07:42pm

Firefighter/paramedic and wife is an administrative assistant

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

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

Bob and Ann
Schnauzer - Della (Rainbow B 3/31/17}
Chihuahua - Lola
Autumn-Red Poodle
Tiffin 2014 40 QBH Phaeton
Freightliner Chassis
Cummins ISL 380 HP/150 Torque
Onan 10,000 Watt
Four Slide/ 1.5 Bath
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Toad
Demco Dominator & Airforce One

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: 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: 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: 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: Chris & Lisa on 05/20/04 10:21pm

Firefighter / Paramedic
Wife is an RN

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: 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.
Las Vegas, NV.

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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: 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: 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: 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 a state worker
Wife: best friend! Makes great quilts too!
No Pets except fish!!

"Ya Gotta Love It!!!

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: 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: judge on 05/21/04 07:45am

Sr. PC System Administrator at a prominent University in Houston.

2014 ITASCA Spirit 31 (Winnebago)

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: 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: 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: 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: traildog on 05/21/04 10:40am

Independent sales rep (conveyor belting) Wife...domestic engineer.

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.

'02 Trailblazer 4.2, I-6, 3.42's '83 Shasta Friendship 16'
Retired Reservist, 26 yrs. AR-supply, NG-cook, AF-transports

Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/21/04 11:56am

alot of teachers here [emoticon]

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: 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.[emoticon]

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: 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.


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.


2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Crewcab 4X4 Hemi with 4.10 axles.

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: 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.[emoticon]
Phillips goes in the bank.[emoticon]
Uncle Sugar pays for the toys.[emoticon]

God Bless the USA!!!

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

2007 Dodge 3500 Quad 6.7 L Cummins
2012 Montana 3750FL
My mind keeps writing checks my body won't cash.

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: 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.

2001 36' Kountry Star DP

2001 36' Kountry Star DP

Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/21/04 11:58pm

Alot of retiered people here , you all make me feel so young! lol.

Posted By: big griz on 05/22/04 12:13am

A "semi retired" General Contractor.

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.

’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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: minisprint91 on 05/22/04 02:05pm

Hi; My wife and I own and operate a Machine Shop in Northboro Ma.

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 [emoticon] 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: 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!


Posted By: bigfoot216 on 05/22/04 11:03pm

Well I got it now I can retire!! lol.

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: 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[emoticon]

Boo-Boo,Buddy,Cookie,Samson,and St. Nicholas
(the 5 fussy kids)
362 BBS Cedar Creek

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: 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

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: 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.

2006 F350
2004 Keystone Mountaineer 297RKS

"With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"

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

Posted By: michiganprowler on 05/23/04 07:08am

double post pulled

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: 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,


* 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: 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: 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.

'01 GMC 3500 8.1L 4x4 DRW CC
Allison, Ranchos, Airbags
'04 Lance 1161

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: 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: 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: 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">, 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: 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: 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
Soon to be a larger unit!! ">

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[emoticon].

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: 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).


2004 GMC 8100/Allison 3500 Dually
2004 36' Mobile Suite

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. [emoticon] 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.


2012 F350 PSD KR longbox dually, bone stock
2011 Sierra 355QBQ

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: 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.

Itasca Navion 23H 2007

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: 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: 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}

2006 Allegro Bay FRED 37 QDB
2003 Honda CRV

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 :^)


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: 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: 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: 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: 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
2007 Winnebago Class C
2012 Jeep Patriot (Manual Transmission)

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.


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!!!!


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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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][url]

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!


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.

2018 Chevy 2500HD Duramax - 2015 Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
16K Huskey EZ Roller Hitch - EU2000i Honda Generator

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: 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: 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

'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: 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: 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: 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

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

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. [emoticon]

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

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.


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: 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: 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: billes54 on 05/25/04 02:57pm

Window Clerk for the good old USPS. Only 15 more years until retirement. Wooo hooo. [emoticon]

Becca & Danielle
2003 Kiwi Too 22V
2002 Chevy Trailblazer
We can do this!

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: 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)

(& 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: 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: bigfoot216 on 05/25/04 10:51pm

There is alot of firefighters here. Hello brothers!

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.


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: 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 ...

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: 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: mitch200 on 05/26/04 04:35pm

Iam in the Candian Armed Forces now going on 22 years. Air Traffic side of it.

Shane Mitchell
2004 Titanium 24-29E 5th Wheel
2000 Ford 3/4 SuperDuty V10

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: PhatFireMan on 05/26/04 07:08pm

Senior brew meister for a major beer company...NOT!


Enjoy any combination of alcohol, firearms, and motorcycles.

The older I get...the better I was.


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: 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 NV5600,4.10s,PS 62/65/14 turbo,TST/PMCR, PRXB Pacbrake,Custom hauler bed.
2012 Dually Ram CCLB 4wd fully deleted/EFI tuned, project in the works.

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: 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.

97 F250HD PSD 5spd CC SB 4x4 4.10
05 Wildcat 28BH
RBW X-16 Extender

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: 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: 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 !!! [emoticon]

2004 F250 SD Ford L/B
2008 FR Wildcat 30RL

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: 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!!

2016 Ram 3500 Laramie Cummins/Aisin 3.73 Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch

2017 Landmark 365 Newport

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
"> 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: lcruzen on 05/27/04 10:41am

I'm Batman!

The Cruzen Hotel

CB Channel 13

Hell, Michigan

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: 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.

2002 rexhall/roseair
isc cummings
saturn toad

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: 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!


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

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.

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: 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: 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!


3 kids, 3 cats
2 zookeepers
2004 Silverado 3500 CC D/A LWB SRW
2004 Forest River Wildcat 31QBH

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: 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: 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: 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?


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: 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]*LT6h5ScrYZ2YK7vl0ssOCrjEG3cjrCmPa8gnxmvRCWcHQb1xGf8QcDoclseY2S8thlEaxrUfOl9uz6qdhjWpCRQAAAP height=200 width=300[/img]

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    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![emoticon] 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    1999 GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab

    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: 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: Canuck Travellers on 05/29/04 07:47am

    Interesting info, retired from Bell after 40 years of putting up with ding-a-lings!

    2017 Chev Silverado LTZ,6.2 Engine,8 SPEED, 4X4,Garmin 60CSX, Garmin dezl560LMT & Scan Gauge 2. 2013 RBSL Kodiak. Canadian Snowbirds.

    House in Sebring, Florida

    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: 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!

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    Speedy, Jackie & Dusty {Shih-Tzu/Maltese}
    2006 Kountry Star KSDP 3912
    2005 Saturn Vue (dinghy)

    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: 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: 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.

    1999 F250, DIESEL,AUTO, 3.73, 265'S
    2000 27 CARDINAL

    Posted By: hfhf on 05/29/04 04:25pm

    Took nice [emoticon] 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: 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: 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!!


    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: MThunder66 on 05/29/04 09:07pm

    Instructor, NCO Academy, US Army

    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! [emoticon]

    Nah, just a Network Security Specialist here at Ft. Huachuca (that's WaChuKa) here is sunny SE AZ.[emoticon]

    '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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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


    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: 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" ">
    2015 RAM 3500 Dually 4X4 Cummins 68RFE 3.73 ram prep B&W 3600

    Posted By: Asicit on 05/30/04 07:56pm


    Hate to admit it but I just did.[emoticon] 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!!! [emoticon]

    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

    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.


    1999 Fleetwood Bounder 34V
    1987 Gulfstream Classic (need to sell)
    2002 Pontiac GrandAm Toad

    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: 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: 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.

    [black][b][i]Darrel & Mary[/i][/black] [red]2002 Georgie Boy Landau 3502[/red] [black]Rally's Attended ( 1 )[/black] [url=]Our Website & MH Modifications [/url] [url=]Our Camping Photos[/url]

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    Posted By: army ranger on 05/31/04 03:38pm

    prior work in oil refinery.

    dodge 3/4ton 4x4 v-10
    four winds 26bh

    2001 3/4 dodge v-10
    2002 26bh fourwinds

    Posted By: 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

    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: 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 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: 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.

    2002 Chevy 2500HD Duramax
    Pullrite 16,000
    2004 Everest 293p

    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: 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.


    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.


    Posted By: rvman01 on 06/01/04 01:08pm

    I am RV tech and hitch specialist in chatt. tn

    Posted By: Rbrunson on 06/01/04 01:30pm

    Retireing Dec. 31st[emoticon] 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. :-)

    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 :-)

    Posted By: DYLANSDAD on 06/01/04 02:48pm

    Pipefitter, wife works for a title company, soon to be full timingg.


    2002 DODGE 1500 4X4 QUAD CAB
    2003 CHEROKEE 275L

    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: 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: Itza 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
    Stratos 201 Pro XL Bass Boat

    What more can a man ask for -- A great wife and a bass boat....

    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: 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: 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: 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. [emoticon] 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: 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: 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
    Brody -8
    Beaver Patriot Thunder and Jeep Wrangler

    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: 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.


    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: 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: corkyb on 06/03/04 02:15pm

    Stuff like scientific and engineering computing in academia...

    to my3... "Go Wolfpack" :-)

    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- 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
    '04 320dbhs Wilderness

    IAFF L341

    Where else can you get paid to run
    into what others run away from!

    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: 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: 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....


    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: 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: 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: 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.

    Ford F250 CC 6.0 4x4 5 Speed
    2004 HR Presidential 34RKT
    Reese 16K Slide
    Prodigy Brake Controller

    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. [emoticon]

    (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: 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.


    2003 Gulf Stream Yellowstone Country Club Diesel Pusher w/Full Body Paint, '99 Ford Explorer

    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: 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: Canuck Travellers on 06/03/04 09:38pm

    "The Wife" part time at Sears to keep my sanity!

    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: 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)


    1972 Rectrans Discoverer25R
    Dodge M300 Chassis w/413

    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: 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: 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.

    F350 SB Crew, Reese Slider
    2004 Mobile Suites

    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: 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: 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: gamersredneckwife on 06/04/04 04:38pm

    Husband's a project manager and I'm a computer programmer.

    * This post was edited 06/04/04 04:54pm by gamersredneckwife *

    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: 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: 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: 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?

    '03 Chevy 3/4 Ton 1500HD 6.0L V8 4WD Crew Cab Standard Box
    Trail-Cruiser C21RBH
    Campers: Me (Hauler), Wife, 2 girls, one out-of-control wire fox terrier.

    Visit My Soutwest Vacation Blog

    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: 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: 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: debred on 06/05/04 08:14am

    Used to be a fire chief. Now I's a bum! Bum's more fun!

    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?

    ’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: 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: 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: 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: 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: bigfoot216 on 06/05/04 09:14pm


    I READ'M ALL! WOW (but in sections)
    Is this the longest thread in RV.Net History?

    I had no Idea I would get this kid of response! Do I get some kinda reward? [emoticon]

    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: 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: 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: 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 Diesel
    2000 Damon Challenger 32RLB

    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
    Lifetime GoodSam Member

    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.

    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: 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

    2016 Forest River Sunseeker 3050DS Class C | Hummer H3 dinghy

    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
    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: Wolo4 on 06/07/04 04:46pm

    Engineer for a large Tier 1 supplier in the great world of Automobiles.


    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: 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: Foaleagle99 on 06/08/04 08:23am

    I am a recruiter for the Air National Guard.

    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 [emoticon] 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 [

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    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!


    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: 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: rpowla on 06/08/04 01:54pm

    University professor

    Me, Wife, 2 kids (14 and 9)
    2007 Expedition
    Looking for new TT

    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: 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] height=100 width=500[/img]

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    Posted By: jug_head on 06/08/04 09:28pm

    Halliburton Energy Sevrices Co. 20-yrs.

    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: 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: 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!

    37' 2001 Beaver Patriot
    Retirement Rocks!

    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: 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: 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: Flasho on 06/09/04 09:01am

    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: 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: 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
    Zoe - Springer Spaniel/Pointer Mix

    2001 Ford F-250 Crew Cab, V10
    2006 Zinger 32QB

    Posted By: SanDiegoSue on 06/09/04 09:49am

    Sue, medical science writer
    Ron, insurance broker
    Zoe, love dog

    San Diego, CA

    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: 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: RavenCaller on 06/09/04 04:43pm

    Artist ( photographer) and stay at home Mom...

    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: 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: 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: bigfoot216 on 06/10/04 08:47am


    Posted By: detrater on 06/10/04 11:12am

    Only what I want to....[emoticon]

    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: 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: bigfoot216 on 06/10/04 02:24pm

    WoW, over 9000 views!

    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: SanCO on 06/10/04 05:13pm

    First Grade Teacher and paper mill supervisor

    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! [emoticon]

    Posted By: Wareagle-TN on 06/10/04 07:14pm

    His: Hydraulic sales
    Hers: Full time mom/ partime 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: Tom-n-Joyce on 06/10/04 10:19pm

    Tom is a teacher and I do technical support (software).


    Tom-n-Joyce - Humans; Ellie Mae - Boston Terrior;
    Winnie - 1972 Winnebego

    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: 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)



    I am a writer/producer/director and own a video production company. I just released my first film, 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,


    Georgia campers:
    Bob 2002 Chevy Avalanche, 1999 Hi-Lo Classic 29'
    Terry, the RV.netter
    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: trigger013 on 06/11/04 06:06am

    Hey !!....another truck driver here from upstate New York.

    Posted By: Managed Money on 06/11/04 03:17pm

    I'm a financial advisor ...[emoticon] "Manage Money."

    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: 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: 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: 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.


    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: 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: 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,


    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: 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: 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: DieselDriver on 06/12/04 07:56am

    I'm a big old fat bald cigarette smokin, doughnut eatin, coffee drinkin cop.

    Posted By: nascar-j on 06/12/04 08:11am


    I'm a big old fat bald cigarette smokin, doughnut eatin, coffee drinkin cop.


    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...


    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
    2012 Winnebago Impulse Silver 26QP
    2005 16.6 Double Eagle
    2018 Jeep Wrangler JK
    previously Snowbird Campers

    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)
    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: firemech on 06/13/04 12:34pm

    mechanic new york city fire dept 15 years

    Posted By: BIGBLU1 on 06/13/04 02:38pm

    I am the Bud man! I drive for an AB wholesaler.

    BIG BLU1
    2005 F350 Lariet 6.0
    2003 34 RLBS Cedar Creek

    Our Photos

    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: hobillx1 on 06/13/04 04:42pm

    Retired from Army (22 yrs). Wife camp follower. Now we own a small delivery company.

    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: bigfoot216 on 06/13/04 09:46pm

    Is this the longest post yet?

    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: Jcarco on 06/14/04 02:49pm

    "Northeast Spring Rally" has 1,146!!!

    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:

    God Bless!!

    2000 Dodge 3500 V-10 6X6 w/ 33's "Ole Pearl"
    2003 Sandpiper Toybox F37
    God Bless!

    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: 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: PapawFor2 on 06/15/04 05:57pm

    Sounds like a job I can handle.

    Posted By: mike3939 on 06/15/04 07:18pm

    I help people who break things for a living.

    Very Respectfully
    Mike WX5MG

    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.


    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: 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: 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,

    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 06/16/04 09:01am

    I think I could handle that. [emoticon]

    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: 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: 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: bigfoot216 on 06/16/04 11:08pm

    Anyone keeping up with the totals?

    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: 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

    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: 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.">

    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.

    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: 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: OLLIEHONDRO on 06/17/04 11:22pm


    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: 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][/img]

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    Posted By: fulltime on 07/10/04 01:23pm


    98 Spinnaker 34IK 95 Dodge 12 Valve Cummins AOD 83 Lionel P/U [img]

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    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: 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: 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][/img][/img] [purple]2001 35'Sprinter 2001 Dodge 3500 Cummings Diesel Banks Power System/Banks Brakes[/purple]

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    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: 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: Fabguy on 06/20/04 08:31pm

    I'm a Fabguy... I do sheet metal fabrication.


    2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD 8.1/Allison/4:10/Prodigy brake controler/Pullrite Superglide
    Pulling a 2015 Keystone Cougar 280RLS

    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. [emoticon]

    Judy and Sadie( four legged roommate
    1998 21 ft Tioga

    Full tank, Full coffee cup, Open Road... Let's go!!">

    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.


    Posted By: TexasShadow on 06/21/04 05:35am


    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: 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

    Sam Meisenholder[/i]

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    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: jonniek on 06/22/04 05:10am


    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.

    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.


    * This post was edited 06/22/04 06:12am by an administrator/moderator *

    Mark & Renee
    Working Border Collies: Peg (retired), BJ, Nell, Tally, Eve, Grant, Lee, & puppy Fern
    Sam the Maremma Sheepdog & Wendy the Kangal (at home guarding our flock)
    2001 Chevy Express 2500 Cargo (rolling kennel)
    2007 Nash 22M

    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.

    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: bigfoot216 on 06/25/04 03:37pm

    Well This must be everybody [emoticon]
    sure there isn't anyone else out here?

    Posted By: Lgaruti on 06/25/04 08:28pm

    As little as possible!

    Prevost Marathon XL2

    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


    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.

    Class A, FMCA #F269745

    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: 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
    Rand McNally 5510 GPS

    Posted By: kennethwooster on 06/26/04 10:59pm


    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">">">">">">

    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 *

    Smile! and have a nice day.
    USMC Retired '87, Retired Again March '10
    2004 National Dolphin 35'
    99 Nissan Frontier Tow
    What a beautiful country we have.

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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,Escapee club memeber,TomTom Go 5606

    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, our Motto;
    "No Life Left Untouched!"

    You wanted to know........


    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: 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 wife and I run a very small bakery business.


    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: 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. (almost free websites for you all)

    Ray & Daisy Laubert

    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!


    Posted By: Cliff & Ann on 06/28/04 02:13pm

    I am retired Navy teaching for the Air Force

    Posted By: wonderlust on 06/28/04 05:27pm

    I run a Telecommunication Solutions Firm around the globe
    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: TXiceman on 06/28/04 06:09pm

    Work so that I can afford to go play.....

    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: dimaroney on 06/28/04 07:30pm

    Shipping Cluck

    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: NAVYCHIEF on 06/28/04 11:02pm

    My wife and I are both active duty Navy

    2000 33 foot Dolphin 5330

    Posted By: WRGONE on 06/28/04 11:10pm

    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: CentralCoastCampers on 06/29/04 12:32am


    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: 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: 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[emoticon]. My wife works Monday through Wednesday every week. See you on the road. (Taking off Wednesday for a week![emoticon])


    2004 Dodge 3500 Quad-Cab 4x4 Diesel Dually
    2015 Cougar High Country 337fls

    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: 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' [emoticon]
    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 [emoticon]
    Happy camping!

    "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterword."
    Vernon Sanders

    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: 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. [emoticon]

    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: 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: 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.

    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, Kay, and Prissy (The vicious 6 pound Malti-Poo)
    '05 Coachmen SportsCoach SE 372DS a.k.a. ">"Mana's Cabana"">

    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: 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!!


    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: sirdrakejr on 07/02/04 12:40am

    Eric (msredneck),
    Cool site about you here:

    Happy 5-ing.
    Las Vegas, NV.

    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: 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: 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: tedandruth on 07/02/04 06:52pm

    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


    I'm with you. It is interesting reading: even without a rainy day to occupy your time!


    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.


    2007 2500HD Duramax
    Montana 3000RK
    Wonderful wife ">
    4 grown kids
    13 grand kids not grown

    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: rebelopie on 07/03/04 09:20am

    I hate to add to an already lengthy topic, but oh well! [emoticon] 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!


    2001 Alfa Gold GF34RLIKBS
    2006 T@B T-16L Towed with 1996 Lincoln Town Car then 2005 Dodge Dakota

    2011 Skyline Nomad 248 towed with 2009 Jeep Commander

    Posted By: AlabamaTraveler on 07/03/04 12:24pm


    Lawrence, Dianne "Roll Tide"

    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


    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 [emoticon]

    Our new toys:
    2000 FORD F350 Diesel Dually (retired)
    2001 FORD F150 7700 series
    2003 Thor 251 Wanderer
    more pictures:

    May you rest in peace my dually, you will be forever missed

    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

    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: LECFLA3000 on 07/09/04 10:37am

    [emoticon] Can someone please tell me how to start a new topic, for
    some reason i see no place to post anything, help help

    2001 SATURN (it's YELLOW)

    Posted By: Jeffmzbz33 on 07/09/04 11:49am

    Delphi Autoworker/Formally GM autoworker

    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: 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: Schuler on 07/09/04 12:44pm

    Physician (Geriatrician) and Pharmacist. Wife is Associate Dean for Medical College.

    Posted By: springville pop on 07/09/04 01:45pm


    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: 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.


    Randy and Teresa
    Wishing we were full-timing but not there yet.">

    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!

    '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: 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[emoticon]

    [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

    Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.

    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: 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: 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: 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!!!

    Posted By: ol'blue on 07/10/04 11:36am

    I am a Nuclear Instructor and my wife is a stay at home mom.

    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


    2001 Chevy Blazer 4.3 V6
    2003 Skamper Kodiak 235
    Honda EB3000

    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: NorCalTim on 07/12/04 03:35pm


    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 FNH Five-seveN

    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: 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: Kool Breeze on 07/12/04 05:49pm

    "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.[emoticon]

    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: 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!


    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: 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: 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.


    Posted By: janey on 07/13/04 09:41am

    Retired teacher.

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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!).

    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: 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: 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.


    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: scotteam on 07/14/04 06:45am


    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.

    >>>>>>>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 [emoticon]) 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!

    Scot St. Hilaire
    2012 north country 30bhs
    2008 Chevy silverado 4x4 5.3 1500
    9400 towing capacity

    Posted By: SammyBoy on 07/14/04 06:53am

    Electronic Engineer for a large defense contractor.

    Rich, Jill and Richie

    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 *

    2014 DRV Mobile Suite 36 TKRB3
    2010 Ford F-350 Longbed SD Diesel DRW 4X2
    20K Reese Hitch,
    Good Sam Life Member

    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: 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).

    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: Greaseman on 07/14/04 06:16pm

    I'm a Heavy equipment operator and my wife is a Rn

    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

    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 and Jackson
    2015 Chevy Silverado
    2008 18' Surveyor Sport by Forest River

    WI Rally Attendance: 5

    Posted By: scotteam on 07/14/04 08:44pm

    We're DINKS according to my co-workers--- double income; no kids

    SWeet saying!

    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

    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: Jeffmzbz33 on 07/15/04 09:07am

    Delphi formerly GM autoworker/UAW Health & Safety Rep

    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 07/20/04 10:09am

    anyone else?

    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: 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: 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: 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][/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: 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: 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: 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!

    West Covina, Ca.

    '05 GMC 2500HD, CC, Max/Ally
    '05 24.9 Springdale BH
    '01 19' Larson openbow

    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 & Nick
    2006 Lexington GTS 270S
    "The Dragonfly Inn"

    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.

    '03 Dodge/HO Cummins 3500
    6 speed/3.73 dually/LWB
    2000 Snowbird SE 102
    '08 Goldwing GL 1800

    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: 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

    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: 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: MarkLI on 07/26/04 05:23pm

    Air Traffic Controller

    2009 Fleetwood Terra 34B

    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: 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: 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.

    Bug Man
    Golden Wife and our
    Retriever ">">

    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!


    2000 Ford Excursion 4X4 V10 4.30LS
    2009 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 303RKS

    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....


    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: 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

    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: 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: Designs on 07/27/04 08:46am

    own floor covering business

    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: mdbrown on 07/27/04 10:03am

    Retired cardio-vascular surgeon.


    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: 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)

    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

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

    Jay & Marie
    33' Pride
    Silverado 2500 Crew Cab Long Bed

    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.

    2011 Chevy 2500HD.............6.6 D/A, 4x4, Crew Cab
    Jayco Eagle 341 RLQS
    B&W Campanion Slider

    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 ">

    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: 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: 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

    2001 F350 Dually 4 Door Diesel
    2006 Lance

    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][/URL][/BLUE]

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    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: bigfoot216 on 07/11/04 09:31pm

    What is round up?

    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!

    2015 Heartland Bighorn 3450TS (Member 2649 of Heartland Owners Club)

    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: MO firemarshal on 03/19/05 05:27pm

    Employed by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety Office of teh State Fire Marshal as a Regional Chief Inspector, Work for an ambulance Dist, and the Sheriff's office

    3/4T 2004 Silverado 6000 ltr
    26.5H 2001 Wilderness

    Posted By: vandave on 03/19/05 05:53pm

    Retired GM/Delphi Safety Engineer now working as an H.R. Manager for plastic injection business near Columbus. Keep a box packed in my office in case I get fed up...I'll pick up the box and walk... :-)

    Vanda and Dave Ludwig (Vandave) Spoiled King Charles Spaniel, Ultra spoiled Cock-a-phoo, '12 2500HD, 4WD, CC, SB, 6.0, 4.10, 30U Arctic Fox, Equalizer.

    Posted By: Denny4kids on 03/19/05 07:53pm

    Hello, I am a Mercedes Benz Tech. I have worked at the same dealer for 18 years.
    I am a full time Husband, Father, and Grandfather.
    4 kids, 3 grandkids.

    05 Chevy 2500HD 4x4/CC/SB/LT LLY D-Max/Allison/Banks 6-gun.
    1993 Hitchhiker 2, Prodigy, RBW Xtender. Cobra 29. GPS
    Dennis, Diana, Cody, Catey, Kim, KC, 2 Aussie Shepherds, Grace and Hannah
    Life is pure joy now! Here is the order: God,Family,Camping,Work

    Posted By: JimReling on 03/30/05 06:31pm


    Jim & Ann and our two Corgi's Scooter & Polly
    2005 Winnebago Voyage 35A
    Workhorse Vortec & Allison
    Honda CRV Tow Car

    Posted By: nm-sixshooter on 03/30/05 06:52pm

    I'm a Marine Corps Officer. The wife is a government contractor in accounting. 7 years to go and it'll be something new!

    Posted By: BlueJacketJay on 03/31/05 07:15am

    Producer for an educational multi-media production company.
    I make those movies your kids, (and mine) sleep through in class!
    Are there any teachers out there familiar with Mindjoggers?
    That's us.

    twin teens 1 of each
    an 8 yr old drama queen
    Ripley the cat">
    98 Ford Explorer 4.0L, EFI
    02 Starcraft Galaxy, all the bells and whistles
    My ride- 00 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1500
    Wifes'ride-04 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650

    Posted By: bmann1 on 03/31/05 08:02am

    Proud Member UAW Local 686. Work at the Delphi plant in Lockport NY as a Tool and Die welder.
    Home of the finest Radiator and HVAC units in the world.

    2005 2500HD 6.0 Jayco Jayflight 26.5BHS

    Posted By: nbfaulkner on 03/31/05 08:06am

    ...Business Analyst within the financial services industry....


    2005 Ford F250, CC, SB 6.0 PSD, 3.73, Ride Rite AirBag
    2005 Cedar Creek 362TBS, Trailmore
    Honda EU2000i
    Wife, Daughter-9, and Marty the dog

    Posted By: djdavis5 on 03/31/05 09:51am

    Myself.. a former Marine, now a Railroader.
    DW.. A Speech Pathologist( don't ask me the diff. between that and a speech teacher!) for our local school district.

    '03 Chevy Quadrasteer
    '99 Keystone-Springdale 25RD
    Semper Fi,Mac!

    Posted By: Sahara on 03/31/05 11:10am

    Retired last year after 36 years with NCR as a computer tech.

    Jim & Kathy
    2006 FORD F350 PSD Dually
    2004 Mountaineer 328RLS (5ver)
    Schwinn electric scooter (formerly HD Electraglide)
    Digger the weiner dog
    "> "> ">

    Posted By: boblinfoto on 07/28/04 03:53pm

    My wife and I are both Elementary school teachers.

    2009 Outback Sydney Edition 321FRL 5th wheel, 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 4 dogs, 2 cats

    Posted By: SPRING STREET on 07/28/04 04:01pm

    restaurant and bar business ---18yrs. and counting---

    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: Kitstep on 07/28/04 07:49pm

    I do as little as possible.

    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: 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

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    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: 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: jmams on 08/14/04 02:48pm

    I'm an auto mechanic and my wife is a stay at home mom.

    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, Bubba, Buddy, Barney and Miss Chevious
    2017 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40 SP
    Know guns, know safety, know peace. No guns, no safety, no peace.

    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: 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 truck camper,Torklift tie downs,Fastguns & Wobbl-stopprs
    2012 Dodge 3500 DRW 6.7L CTD,4x4,LB,CC,auto,3.73 axle,General 17" on/off rd
    2008 Lund 1825 Explorer Sport,115 Merc,9.9 kicker,Torklift Super Hitch,42" Supertruss
    USAF ret E-9&E-7

    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 [emoticon]

    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.[emoticon]

    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: 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: 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 [emoticon]

    2003 Dodge Durango 5.9L 4X4
    2001 Jayco Heritage Laurel
    Jim- Pilot
    Stacey- Co-Pilot/Navigator
    Melisa- Priceless cargo

    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.

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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


    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: 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: 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! ;-)


    2003 Chev 2500HD 6.0l 4X4 Ext. Cab
    1999 Wilderness 29S
    Barker 3000 lb. electric jack

    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. [emoticon] and we're very GLAD it did!

    Happy Trails to all.

    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.


    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.

    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: 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: 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. [emoticon]

    2003 Sea Breeze LX 8311

    Posted By: stinssd on 08/18/04 12:26pm

    I work in Catalog Sales at Camping World Headquarters in Bowling Green, KY.

    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: 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: 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: 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.

    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: 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!

    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


    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

    Posted By: JDGhome on 08/18/04 10:30pm

    Director of State Information Technology, Data Center.

    Jerry D Gooding">

    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: 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: 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: 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.[emoticon] Hopefully they will go by fast!


    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: 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: 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: 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: bmbdcj on 08/19/04 11:01am

    Network Security Analyst

    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: usinind on 08/19/04 06:08pm

    Actually a couple pages back LUCKYUS said they were lottery winners.

    Posted By: 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: 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.

    DH Steve (TritonV10)
    5 Children and 3 Furkids, Jackson, Kammie and Cody
    2004 Cardinal 29RKLE and HIS Truck

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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; (

    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: kcorpus on 08/23/04 07:49pm

    Hi yall

    I am a computer consultant, and own my own business, 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



    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: 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: Along for the Ride on 08/23/04 09:50pm

    Advertising sales for a newspaper...

    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: AZ Fred on 08/24/04 03:49am

    College professor and Middle School teacher. Summers off to travel.

    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 / 2016 Aspen Trail 2460RLS
    07 Chev Avalanche Fire red, Bailey and Barney Shih Tzus ">"> Pumpkin pit/Lab, Herbie, Scooby, Dino, and Taffy, four Yorkie's Going a campin'">

    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: 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: Bro Dave on 08/24/04 07:28pm

    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: 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.

    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!![emoticon]

    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: 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.[emoticon]

    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.

    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: 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? [emoticon]

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    2014 Winnebago Adventurer 38Q
    2013 Honda CRV, Roadmaster Falcon AT, Invisibrake

    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: 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: 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: 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?


    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

    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.) [emoticon]


    Larry and Joanna Hall
    06 GMC 2500HD D/A, 06 Montana 3075RL

    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: 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: 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 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!

    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: topazguns on 08/28/04 12:28pm

    I'm a triple dipper,[emoticon] retired US Military, retired Narcotics Investigator and of course drawing my Social Security check each month.[emoticon]

    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: butkus21 on 09/03/04 08:45am


    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: 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


    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: 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

    Four Winds 5000 28A - Powerstroke Diesel
    Delivery 10-2004

    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 what I do for a living....the best of both worlds.

    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 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

    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: jerendeb-CLIF on 08/30/04 12:59pm

    I manage the Dietary Department & I.T. Support at 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

    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: 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: 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: 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.

    2003 Aerolite Cub C214
    2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4 V8 32 Valve
    "Let Freedom Ring"

    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: 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

    2017---29M THOR Windsport/Hurricane
    2017 KIA Sportage TOAD

    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: 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: 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: rkelly on 09/03/04 07:46am

    My gosh....How many times are people going to ask this very boring question???

    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: Whtbass on 09/10/04 09:38am

    Retired. Former VP Sales for Food company.

    Dave & Mary Anne
    2006 Mountain Aire 43 ft
    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Brake Buddy
    Brittany Named Cassie

    Posted By: rvbrad on 09/10/04 11:40am



    Posted By: rv girl on 09/10/04 09:16pm

    My dream job............

    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: 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.



    1981 20' Lazy Daze, "Maeve"

    1981 20' Lazy Daze, "Maeve"

    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: 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.


    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: henmunoz on 09/11/04 07:47pm

    Manager for a wireless Store. Wife stays home with Baby.

    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: Mazy D. on 09/11/04 08:00pm

    I'm a Benefits Administrator and husband is Crew Chief - both for municipalities.

    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
    2014 r-pod 176
    1979 Apache Ramada (our daughter now has it - still in the family!)
    2005 Chevy TrailBlazer LT

    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: 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.


    1999 Chevy Crew Cab 454 "Tweeked"
    2004 Komfort 31 foot double slide 5er
    Grown daughters welcome, dogs stay at home

    Posted By: flacamper on 09/12/04 02:02pm

    I am a Home Designer and my wife sells Health and Life insurance.

    Posted By: kukanus on 09/12/04 09:16pm

    Retired police officer from DOT Certified

    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: 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:

    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: lc51willy on 09/13/04 09:36pm

    I have been retired so long I have forgotten what was the questen!

    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: 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.


    2002 Silverado 2500HD Duramax
    Jazz 2780BH -
    Batteries/Solar/Inverter - Green Machine!
    Transplanted Cornhusker!

    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.


    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.


    2000 Ford F-450 XLT CC 7.3 PSD DRW
    2005 Montana 3400RL ">

    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: 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',

    Posted By: gcneusse on 09/16/04 06:26pm


    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.

    >>>>>>>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: 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

    07 Rockwood 8314SS travel trailer
    08 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 5.7L Hemi v8 quadcab
    Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller

    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: 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: 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: 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![emoticon]

    2008 F350 PSD 4x4 XLT S/Cab L/Box
    2006 29RLBS Wildcat
    Husky 16K w/AirBox, Line-X
    Kipor 2000Ti ">

    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: 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

    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: 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/Lance 815/ 85 watts solar panel

    Travelingman2 Photo Website
    Truck Camper Trip Reports 3.0
    travelingman210000 YouTube Videos

    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: 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.



    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: 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: 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: 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: JohnieL on 09/19/04 04:26pm

    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.

    2003 Jamboree 29V

    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: 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: 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: 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: TN Trooper on 09/20/04 02:43am


    2003 Dodge QC 2500HD Longbed, 5.9L Cummins, Odyssey
    1995 30' Jayco Designer 5th Wheel

    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: 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: 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: TTBeachBum on 09/21/04 11:02am

    Hub is Maintenance
    I am in healthcare but not clinical

    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: 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: 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)

    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!!! [emoticon]

    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.

    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: Away2Maine on 09/23/04 08:06am

    An under-paid, under-appreciated employee of the state [emoticon]

    Shawn, Jennifer, The Boys, and Gypsy
    2003 GMC 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax/Allison Combo
    2017 Flagstaff Shamrock 21SS Hybrid
    2006 Cedar Creek Silverback 33LBHTS (retired)
    Banks PowerPDA 6 Gun Tuner
    MagnaFlow 4" Turbo Back Exhaust
    Prodigy Brake Controller

    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: 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.

    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.


    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: 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!

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    Wife, kids, somebody else's kids, dog, kitchen sink

    Cleverly disguised as an adult.

    Posted By: skimox on 09/24/04 07:57pm

    Nuttin Honey

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

    2003 F350 Diesel Dually Crew
    2001 32ft Challenger Triple Slide RL
    Swisher Sweet Cigars & Southern Comfort

    NAVY CDR Retired
    Carriage Domani
    Harley Streetglide
    Shot of Yukon Jack

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    2006 Everest 345S
    2006 Dodge Ram 3500 QC CTD

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    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: 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: 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: Artgen on 10/04/04 01:25pm

    Accountant, 10 years away from retirement. Wife works for the postal service.

    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.[emoticon]

    Though I'm not the 1000th post I'm the 1000th reply, what did I win??? LOL [emoticon]

    Frankie the Wonder Dog:

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    "> 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: 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: 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

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    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

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    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.
    Nash 27F

    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"

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    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: 9094life on 10/06/04 06:30pm

    Nissan Service Advisor

    2007 Weekend Warrior CR3905
    2008 Ford F-350 Tow Boss

    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" I bleeding?

    Ted & Joni Noain
    "Willow" aka "Trailer Trash"
    (spoiled Chit Su!)
    32' Aljo 5th Wheel

    Posted By: TTBeachBum on 10/07/04 05:54am

    Hey Two4 - I think we work for the same bossperson.


    Posted By: jerryma on 10/07/04 03:19pm

    Me, a petrochem worker. Probably the poorest MHer out there at only $9/hr.

    Posted By: jerryma on 10/07/04 03:38pm



    I READ'M ALL! WOW (but in sections)
    Is this the longest thread in RV.Net History?

    I had no Idea I would get this kid of response! Do I get some kinda reward? [emoticon]

    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 world.

    Posted By: edgewater on 10/07/04 09:09pm


    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: Centauri61032 on 10/07/04 10:20pm

    Realtor in Freeport, IL

    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: 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: toprudder on 10/08/04 10:50pm

    I'm an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test Technician. Don't know what that is? Check out

    Bob, Martha, and Matt.
    Tucker, the Toy Poodle
    '09 K-Z MXT20, '07 Chevy 2500HD Duramax

    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: 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 C-17 Instructor
    Deb - Indep. Beauty Consultant MK
    2016 32RS,Palomino - Columbus, Air ride pin box.
    2002 2500 3/4 ton Chevy,Duramax,Banks Exhaust, K & N filter,short bed.

    Posted By: Islander on 10/10/04 10:23am

    Me: Electrical Engineer
    Wife: Health and Disability Management Coordinator at our local university

    Islander - Jazz 2780 BH

    My Rig

    Posted By: DAFord on 10/10/04 03:12pm

    I work as a city driver for a freight company ( since Jan. 1 1968).
    The last 24 + years I have been w/ABF Freight Systems in Austin.
    Will retire in the spring.
    My wife is a free spirit who does her own thing, while still pulling her weight !!!!
    She wants to retire before me, haha......we'll see 'bout that.
    We'll travel/Workamp when we retire.
    I feel all this is possible because of a strong, Teamster job...

    Posted By: oceanmotion on 10/10/04 05:36pm

    Auto mechanic--..Tech as we are called nowdays. I prefer mechanic, fix anything with some time and understanding, as opposed to being trained to do one specific brand. DW is a ICU RN. We both have 30years+ in our respective occupations, another 20 to go for me, DW ready to go over to teaching now.

    The Colts
    2004 Coleman Sequoia
    2005 Toyota Tacoma Access cab. 4.0 4wd a/t

    Posted By: balki14 on 10/10/04 05:42pm


    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, 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: fred H. on 10/10/04 06:24pm

    I'm a retired Teamster, since 1983, get a small pension from them, Social Security, and some income from some small investments. Have a 2500 Dodge diesel (Can't be beat for a tow vehicle) and an old antique "Spartan" travel trailer I made self contained and we really enjoy it, wouldn't trade for a new trailer, just got back from Tx., NM. Colo. and home! Like to boondock, hope to catch you sometime!!!===Fred===


    Posted By: fred H. on 10/10/04 06:27pm

    I'm a retired Teamster, since 1983, get a small pension from them, Social Security, and some income from some small investments. Have a 2500 Dodge diesel (Can't be beat for a tow vehicle) and an old antique "Spartan" travel trailer I made self contained and we really enjoy it, wouldn't trade for a new trailer, just got back from Tx., NM. Colo. and home! Like to boondock, hope to catch you sometime!!!===Fred===

    Posted By: krazyken0 on 10/10/04 07:14pm

    Traveling MRI/Xray Technologist. Kids graduate this spring and now wife wants to travel with me. Look out world here we come!


    Posted By: AKsnowcampers on 10/10/04 08:01pm

    snowplow truck driver/equipment operator for the state of Alaska
    5years to retirement [emoticon]

    2014 Dodge 2500 Quad cab diesel
    2008 Travelaire TW250
    2010 Yamaha Rhino

    Yamaha rhino 700

    Posted By: bnash on 10/10/04 09:06pm

    Regional Sales Manger

    2008 Damon Challenger 376

    Posted By: bw3tnz28 on 10/10/04 09:15pm

    Me: Software Applications designer.
    Wife: Cost Analyst.

    We start full-timing Oct. 2005. Can't wait.

    Ben and Bonita
    Bear(our dog)
    2005 Newmar Scottsdale 3671
    2005 Jeep Liberty Renagade, Blue Ox Aventia II

    Posted By: gfyfoot24 on 10/10/04 10:49pm

    Also a truck driver. Work for Rodgers Trucking. We are leased to Southern Wines and Spirits. I deliver liquor to "DA HOOD" West Oakland Ca.
    My wife works for the Alameda Recreation and Parks Dept.(ARPD)
    She runs all Aquatic / Adult sports .

    38 yr old surfer/ truck driver
    wife.. 2 girls..6 / 15
    97 GMC 1500 suburban
    2005 Homestead Settler 285RSQB
    1994 ford explorer
    9 surfboards

    Posted By: bobbp17331 on 10/11/04 09:50am

    I am a Parts Manager for a Chevrolet Dealer (been in the auto parts business for 25 yrs) also a Pa.Fire-Police Officer.A single dad too. To many years till retirement....

    Bob Powell

    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: jgama on 10/11/04 10:12pm

    As an Assistant Principal at a Middle School (grades 6,7,8) data is something we always look at when making decisions. I decided that the data says this is truly the most interesting topic during my time on the Forum. It is amazing to see the thousands of people who have viewed the topic and I get to be #1036 to reply.

    Probably 3 to 5 years before retirement, unless I hit that great California Lotto. "Someones gotta win, it might as well be me"

    Jim and Karen
    '98 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel
    Cougar 295EFS

    Posted By: RJDake on 10/11/04 11:15pm

    Currently, I am a Technology Coordinator / Teacher for a high school and teach special courses for a summer program at a nearby college, my wife teaches music at the same high school and occasionally teaches at another local college.

    I've driven commercially, flown, been a newspaper circulation manager, counselor in corrections, managed a housing complex, and been a farm kid.

    The only place I've worked more hours is on the farm ... I still love both.

    You'll get my RV when you pry my cold dead fingers away from the wheel.

    Posted By: CB & VB on 10/12/04 06:14am

    What a great question. We have enjoyed reading some of the responses.

    CB, has been a contractor since '78, since the early '80's cut back to a Bobcat service. Less head aches!
    VB, 30yr retired retail clerk worker. Four years ago CB put me in a dump truck, and now I haul for him and some brokers. MUCH MORE MONEY AND LESS HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![emoticon]

    Just now getting back into camping.
    Great forum, glad we stumbled across it. Hope to meet some of you.

    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: SMLWhaler on 10/12/04 02:15pm

    My wife and I are both Respiratory Therapists for a home care company. I have about 15 years left if I play my cards right. She has a little more. I don't want to wish away the years but it gives you something to look forward to.

    32' Allegro Bay and 2007 PT Cruiser Toad.

    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.

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    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: Feasters on 10/12/04 11:59pm

    Me: Law Clerk for District Attorney's Office for Riverside County
    Hubby: Lotus Notes Database Developer

    See you around!

    Best hubby in the world, 3 girls (15, 8 & 5), 1 boy (4), five dogs (Bailey, Cinnamon, Coco, Sambuka & Guinness)see an alcoholic resemblance?
    00 Ford F-350 dually
    05 Next Level 38CK
    83 Honda 200X ATC
    89 Yamaha Blaster
    58 VW Baja Bug
    Kazuma 50cc

    Posted By: angelaainny on 10/13/04 05:17pm

    Hi- Husband is NY FINEST 8 YEARS, I am a Rep.


    Keep on rvn

    Posted By: PKay on 10/13/04 08:14pm

    My goodness, folks from every walk of life! I am currenly in business development (aka sales) with a local dealer for Haworth furniture.

    My other half is disabled from a nasty auto accident in 1994, but dabbles with computers for fun and enjoys digging around on the Internet for every ounce of information on the topic at hand.

    Had a 5th wheel a few years back--loved it, but we can't travel that way any more so we're looking for our first Class A.

    Am looking forward to getting on the road again--we love to travel and meet people. We show Brittanys, travel to field trials to watch them hunt, and just generally enjoy the heck out of our dogs (3 at home, 2 at doggie camp). Son in 3rd year at LSU - GO TIGERS!

    Hope to meet some of you roasting marshmallows after we get our coach.


    Paula & Bill
    Brittany Lovers in Louisiana
    Looking for a Class A

    Posted By: Paikia on 10/13/04 08:28pm

    We own 5 big rigs. At least if our pickup dies on us we have something to tow our 5'er with, lol.

    Posted By: mullcca on 10/14/04 01:38am

    I retired in 1990. I was a General Contractor in So Cal. My wife was a mag. editor and publisher, she retired shortly after I did. Our home for 28 yrs. became bigger and bigger as we got older.We sold out in 2001 and were full timers for almost 2 yrs. We relocated to WA. to a small retirement house but still travel when we get the urge.


    Posted By: DavidD71 on 10/14/04 02:13pm

    Bond Trader, but work on internet now.


    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: angelino on 10/14/04 04:06pm

    Absolutely nothing!!!
    Retired since 1/1/01.
    Worked as a tech rep for McDonnell Douglas for 33 years and then Boeing when they purchased DAC.
    Worked and lived all over the world. Lived in France, Italy, Argentina, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for twelve years total

    Education is Aviation Technical&Engineering schooling all the way back in 1951.
    Licensed Airframe&Engine mechanic and Engineer since 1955.
    Retired ok but costs are really escalating now.

    2000 Bounder 31W V10 6.8L with 1991 Honda Accord toad with VIP tow brake.

    71 and still going strong. Good eats and good attitude and good genetics.



    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.

    sold coach....

    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 11/05/04 09:26pm

    Still going?

    Posted By: Renae3597 on 11/05/04 09:56pm

    My goodness. How much fun this has been.

    Finance Company manager- in field since 1986

    Hunny is a diesel mechanic.

    Bill and Renae
    2 Shelties
    Nebraska ( aka Brassey) and Sierra
    2000 Georgie Boy Pursuit">

    Posted By: wadley on 11/05/04 10:09pm

    I read water meters, My wife works for the County San Bernardino. Three years eleven months until retirement.

    04 Powerstroke F 250 Crew Cab Short Bed
    Super Glide Hitch Mor/ryde
    05 Cameo LXI 30 RLS

    Posted By: Screamingeagle on 11/06/04 05:56am

    I run a small greenhouse. Hubby was an Operating engineer and got to retire at 55 last year.(lucky dog!!!!!)

    2008 F450 Lariat
    2008 Big Sky 340RLQ
    Drew and Judi and the boxer boys

    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: ValleyRat on 11/06/04 10:06am

    At 75, I'm sort of retired, but

    1. Last year taught Computer Applications at a Vo Tech school. Will do the same in 2005
    2. Year before wrote pilot-training programs for Boeing at Kingsville NAS
    3. Three Years before was Manufacturing Engineer for Optical Datacom Fiber-0ptic cable manufacturing
    4. Three Years before published catalogs for Rio Grande Book Co. and did AutoCAD architectural drawings in RGV, TX
    5. Year before founded/ran the Singapore Governments Documentation Department
    6. Years before managed the Optical/LASER calibration lab for Jordanian Air Force
    7. Years before managed the Avionics Department for Bell Helicopter International in Taif, Saudi Arabia
    8. Years before managed the oil exploration department in Singapore and Malaysia for EG&G
    9. Years before managed Camsco International in Germany
    10. Years before managed Computerland in Sydney, Australia
    11. Year before was Facilities (Computer) Manager for International Bank of Yemen in San'na
    12. Year before managed the Avionics Department for Yemen International Airways
    13. Years before owned Top O' The Stack Resume service in Garland, TX
    14. Year before owned an Apple Computer store in Denton, TX
    15. Year before worked as an Avionics Technician for Bell Helicopter International in Isfahan, Iran
    16. Years before flew DC-3 and Islanders for Dorado Wings in Puerto Rico
    17. Year before managed the Avionics Department for a helicopter firm in Singapore
    18. For 14 years before owned Grand Prairie Avionics and Aircraft Service in Grand Prairie, TX. Flew about 100 hours per month -- DC-3 corporate.
    19. Two years before worked as an Avionics/Electronics Tech for Aramco in Saudi Arabia
    20. Four years before worked as a Radio Operator for American Overseas Airways in Washington and in TX

    FAA Licensed Airline Transport Pilot -- DC-3, Lockheed Lodestar, Rotorwing, Helicopter
    CAA (Yemen) ATP same ratings
    CAA (Yemen) A&P
    CAA (Yemen) Avionics Tech
    FCC Air Agency Certificate
    FCC Amateur EXtra-Class Radio Operator (for 50 years, but expired 2002) AB5HY
    FAA Licensed Airframe/Powerplant Mechanic
    FAA Licensed Authorized Inspector
    FCC 1st Phone
    FCC 2nd Telegraph

    And on and on and on. I may have forgotten a few, but we sure as H didn't stay in one town, one house, and work for one company for 40 years (not knocking that life style), but BOY DID TILLY AND I HAVE FUN!

    * This post was edited 11/06/04 10:32am by ValleyRat *


    Posted By: webbqt on 11/06/04 11:22am

    We own our own business: used auto sales, used parts, paint & body work, and repair. Because of my husbands health, we are closing out a lot of the business, and already getting a start at the graphics business. We are going mobile with the graphics, and that's why we even bought a MH. We looked into getting a cargo trailer, but would have to add a/c, heat, generator, and so on. I had the great idea to get a used MH that has all that already, but when we started looking at them, the idea of using it for more than just business took over. We ended up getting a larger one than planned. I really like the idea of working a little as we travel.

    6 kids, 4 grandkids, 1 dog, 1 cat.
    Should have had Grandchildren first...they're more fun">
    1987 Georgie Boy Cruise Air II

    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: Mary1 on 11/06/04 02:53pm

    We own a cash crop farm, and my hubby is also a fulltime heavy equipment operator for a local construction company, and me well keep him happy!!

    Posted By: kokopoko on 11/06/04 03:46pm

    Wow big topic, I retired as an electric supervisor after 42 years in that field. My dw was a payroll supervisor for 30yrs until she retired also.

    Ford f350 psd lariat dually 4x4 Grand Junction 34QRE

    Posted By: BurbRocks on 11/06/04 03:58pm

    I am a Respiratory Therapist, wife is a full time student pursuing her teaching certificate.

    2001 'Burb 2500LT, 8.1L, 4.10, Autoride">
    2004 Jayco 29BHS">
    Me, Wonderful wife, the kids (3)

    Posted By: FOREVER FREE on 11/06/04 06:36pm

    Jet engine mechanic with Pratt & Whitney. Currently working on an Air Force base where we do altitude and sea level testing. The altitude testing requires placing the engine in a chanber and making it "think" it's flying. Been with the company for 26 yrs. Hope to retire in 4-5 yrs. and go "full-timing".

    "BIG BOB" & DIANE:
    Sarah (Greyhound), Cooper & Cocoa (Italian Greyhounds) 2005 Prowler Regal AX6 365BSQS
    2005 F-350 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4, DRW, 8'bed, 6.0 P/S Diesel,
    Veterans, the reason we will always be "FOREVER FREE".

    Posted By: run_gmc on 11/06/04 07:41pm

    Camera Operator (Leica RC30) / Aerial Photographer
    DW has kitchen & bath design business.

    Posted By: drillhead on 11/06/04 08:21pm

    core driller for state of arkansas.

    Posted By: sfdon on 11/06/04 10:06pm

    We have been traveling with TT for just over a year and love it. I am a retired Mechanical Engineer who developed process equipment used in the agriculture and chemical industries, including being Engineering Mrg. for world's largest pellt mill manufacturer. (Machines that make the pellets fed to poultry and cattle) My wife is a retired elected offical, holding office as city council person and county supervisor. I now monitor local transportation issues and she is into painting (oils). Our TT has taken us to many Art Festivals and Workshops.

    Don and Gail
    2005 Forest River Surveyor SV-230
    2003 Yukon with Autoride, Honda EU1000i
    Hensley Arrow

    Posted By: 5whler on 11/07/04 03:03pm

    Retired( 05/05/2001) Television Tech for KYTV Springfield, Mo. Wife retired 12/15/3003 Associate Professor Evangel University Springfield, Mo. We just started a new careers as RV volunteers with the MAPS dept of the Assemblies of God.

    Jim ">
    Suzanne ">
    2004 Dodge 2500 4x4
    2004 Cougar 28efs

    Posted By: ValofNY on 11/07/04 03:46pm

    Both retired & loving it!

    he - CSX engineer
    she - speech/language therapist

    in a 2005 Roadtrek 210P

    Posted By: Tony&DiannesRV on 11/08/04 08:32am

    She's family business owner in CNC machinery sales and small machine quilting business and he's an electrician.

    2004 28' H.R. Alumascape named Maude
    2008 GMC 2500 P/U
    5 Grown Kids/5 Adorable Grandaughters & 1 Prince grandson

    Posted By: SNOOZERS PAL on 11/08/04 04:33pm


    2003 Safari Zanzibar 40ft, 3 slides, 370 HP Cummins, Allison 6 Speed. Two mountain bikes, 2005 Yamaha 400 4x4 Quad loaded onto my 2006 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab.


    Posted By: Retiered and Loven It on 11/08/04 05:11pm

    Retired from Maytag Corp. Appliance service Tech.

    Posted By: putnam1 on 11/08/04 05:30pm

    Me, a manager for a fireworks company that does public firework displays mainly in the southeast and overseas for 25 years.

    Wife, bookeeper at elementary school.

    2002 Ford 350 Lariat DRW 4x4
    1995 38' Holiday Rambler Presidential Custom

    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: RVGoffs on 11/21/04 07:37am

    Oil refinery operator. 34yrs old and ready to retire already! Married w/ 2 little ones. From bay area ca.

    Donnie, Amy, Madison, and Caden

    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: 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.

    2018 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed Dually Aisin 3.73
    Max Payload 5610.00LBS Max Towing 24940.0LB oh and 385 hp, 930 lb-ft
    2018 Keystone Fusion 427

    Posted By: Outthere on 11/08/04 08:46pm

    I am a retired Juvenile Parole Officer (29yrs) now working as a counselor at a school for troubled youth. Better half has spent the last 24 years as a daycare provider after teaching 1st graders for 10 yrs. I guess we must love kids.

    Posted By: rgbutten on 11/08/04 09:06pm

    Sr. Programmer/Analyst @ Nintendo

    5th Wheel: 2014 Prime Time Crusader 335BHS by Forest River
    Tow Vehicle: 2005 Ford F250 6.8L V10 4x2 4.10 open diff

    Posted By: Big Red Driver on 11/08/04 09:07pm

    We've been retired since '01
    Dave--County Government data processing
    Sugar--IBM Personnel Mgt
    This is the best job we've ever had!

    Dave & Sugar
    2005 Carri Lite 36KSQ
    1999 F-350 PSD

    Posted By: mandofrog on 11/08/04 09:12pm

    I am a social worker at a VA hospital. My husband works for the FAA in flight control service. We are counting the days until we can retire and hit the road full time!

    Randy and Lori Wilson

    Posted By: kinziepuppy on 11/08/04 11:28pm

    Have been in sales for the past 25 years. I now run the western territory for a company that manufacturers electronic access control systems - you know, using a plastic card with embedded technology that allows you into a secure door and then tells BIG BROTHER that you were there! Been in the biz for about 20+ of those years. I have managed to hang onto a philosophy about living life, "you can't put a price on FUN" but I am still working hard to pay off all the bills and toys.

    What a great site, hope to see some of you on the road some day.

    2003 6.0 Excursion, PT-GT, Cadi Seville, Jeep GC w/8" lift, Aljo 251 Travel Trailer, Hallmark Edge and....1995 Winston Cup #25 BUD NASCAR - see website for pic of car. Having too much fun with the XYL and TWO Golden Retreivers.

    Posted By: ScenicCruiser on 11/09/04 06:38am

    After 28 years in banking Wanda retired in ’00 as Senior Vice President for human resources for a local S&L.

    I’m Tom, spent 43 years in the real estate business. The last 25 as an independent fee appraiser, appraising homes for banks, S&L's and individual clients. Worked part time from ’00 till last November, when we weren’t on the road.

    We spent four years traveling the 49 continental states by car and motel. Just bought the RV rig first of October and are still looking forward to our first real trip, hopefully to the Oregon Coast. Our philosophy of retirement is expressed at the bottom of our sig.

    This is a really great forum and hope we meet some of you out on the road.

    Driver & Mechanic: Tom
    Navigator and Accountant: Wanda
    2002 GMC 2500 HD 4 X 4 8.1 Liter Vortec/Allison
    2000 SunnyBrook Mobile Scout
    Retirement: Second childhood..... without supervision. "> ">

    On Trail Ridge Road west of Estes Park, CO

    Posted By: CampMaster on 11/09/04 07:06am

    I own a computer service/sales organization and DW is a stay at home mom!

    ~Tom ">
    2005 Jayco Eagle 305BHS
    2005 Ford F350 Lariat CC PSD LB

    Posted By: Alaska Puller on 11/09/04 09:58am

    Hello bigfoot216;

    I am a senior drafter/designer and work in Afghanistan, Wife is a stay at home mom, homeschools the children.

    We had a 27ft Prowler but now have a 40ft 1998 Avion w/triple slides and pull it with a 1999 F350 diesl dually crew.

    38 more days and it's RV'n for a month!

    It has been fun reading all of the answers!

    Mike & Sandy

    * This post was edited 11/09/04 08:25pm by Alaska Puller *

    Posted By: LUKE SMORE MAKER on 11/09/04 10:43am

    Man you have created a monster with this subject.

    Active duty with the NC Army National Guard. I am a Readiness NCO/Platoon SGT for my unit. We just got back from Afghanistan in May. Glad to be home and do some camping the way it is suppose to be done.

    May the fork be with you!!!!

    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: bstow on 11/12/04 02:24pm

    Regional Supervisor for a Property Management Co. Wife retired from work a couple of years ago. She is 9 yre. younger than I. I have 2 1/2 months to go.

    Posted By: gregm764 on 11/12/04 07:36pm

    Account Manager for an automotive supplier. Too many years to go before I can start full-timing though!! [emoticon]


    Remmie (Black Lab)
    2002 Prowler Lynx 826M
    2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71,
    4x4 Extended Cab, 5.3L, 3.73, Line-X
    Prodigy, 2005 Kipor KGE3500Ti

    Posted By: CampinCrazy on 11/13/04 03:33pm

    USAF 18 Years as an Air Traffic Controller.

    2005 Flagstaff 831BQSS
    2003 Ford F250 Supercab 4x4 6.8L V10 Triton
    Prodigy, E-Z WD Hitch
    USAF Retired, 2006
    Air Traffic Controller


    Posted By: rwalsh7176 on 11/13/04 04:12pm


    Posted By: Cobblestone on 11/13/04 08:07pm


    Retired in 2000 after 31 years with Bell Labs/AT&T/Lucent Technologies as a production maintenance manager. Now working part time for a church as their business manager. We get out about 5 weeks each year. Gonna' hit the road in two years when I hit 62 and can swill at the public trough.

    Cobblestone - A little piece of the Granite State
    "Live Free Or Die"

    2004.5 Ram 2500, 4X4 "Black Beauty" - HO Cummins/6-speed std./4.10 rear/short bed towing a 2000 - 27.5' Trail Harbor 5'er.

    Posted By: joecamp on 11/13/04 11:44pm

    Insurance executive in 36th. year. Plan to retire in 18 months. Two grown sons, one married with our first grandson age 1. Very anxious to hit the road and not think about when we need to come home or about work issues! Started with two pop ups when kids were young. Went without until 4 years ago and bought a Class C and just traded up to a 40' DSDP this year. Love it! We will be visiting our kids and grandkid often who live in Va and Illinois. We live in NC. Trying to decide if we will retire in NC or anywhere else east of the Mississippi. Originally from Detroit, Mi area. We like the warmer climate but love the north in the warmer months also.

    Posted By: TajMahallin on 11/14/04 12:41am

    Wow, I can't believe this thread started back in May, 2004. It's like the energizer bunny--it keeps going and going and going!

    Anyway, the hubby is an ASE Technician for the GM Dealership in Livingston, Montana. He's been in the trade for over 20 years and wishing he would have found something easier to do with his life.

    I'm the Business Manager for a non-profit in Bozeman, Montana where we provide residential and vocational services to developmentally disabled adults. I've been there over 10 years now.

    We've talked about buying a fifth wheel for a couple of years now and finally took the leap in August. We have a long way to retirement as he's 43 and I'm 36. We wanted our kids to have memories other than Dad and Mom working all the time!

    Scott & Margo
    Dusty (Aussie X), Kadie & Gracie (Cairn & Silky Terriers)
    '06 Chev Slvrado 3500 LT Quad Cab LB Drmx/All
    '07 Cedar Creek 36RLTS Custom

    "May you live as long as you want and may you never want as long as you live."

    Our Webpage

    Posted By: Eagles Nest on 11/14/04 04:31am

    Retired and havin fun;
    I retired from County, and she is a retired Special Ed. teacher.

    Ron & Patti Eaglestone
    "Casey" the pup,
    2003 Southwind 32VS, V-10
    2007 HHR

    FMCA F357488, Good Sams.

    Posted By: Eagles Nest on 11/14/04 04:34am

    We are both retired and havin FUN.
    I am retired from Warren County and Patti is a retired Special Ed. Teacher.

    Posted By: thecaptain on 11/14/04 08:06am

    We both RET. from state of michigan (CFP), I worked maintance(35yrs), wife worked on units with patents (20yrs), best thing we ever did.

    2000 F250 Superduty
    7.3psd/Banksbrake/Smartlock/Trans command/3.73gear/Edge EZ module
    2002/29ft-Terry 5er:

    Take life one day at a time.">

    Posted By: Happy Apple on 11/14/04 09:08am

    Semi-retired orchard grower and farm retail stand owner.My DW is a 30 year 3rd Grade Teacher. A newbe - bought our first 5er in Sept.
    Hope to take a extended trip to the West Coast next summer.
    Really enjoy and getting educated on this forum. Keep up the good
    work. Happy Apple

    Posted By: MikeLaw on 11/14/04 08:34pm

    Hi all – great thread
    50 yr. old attorney, wife of 27 yrs works in my office…
    college age kids…had 52 yr old friend pass away suddenly &
    made me start thinking of quality of life…

    listening to all of you…
    I’m in the market for a small 3 day
    weekender……21-23’ BT Cruiser????...been looking…


    still shopping...
    1400 Cavalcade

    Posted By: P40Nut on 11/15/04 08:02am

    28 years Regional Sales Manager ... Quit at 60 and became my own boss. Now collecting SS and the rewards of a, once partime, now fulltime hobby.

    After 25 years away from it, going back to see more of this country through RVing.

    1999 Ford F150SCAB HD 4X4 5.4L
    Fiver in future
    Just Retired ...Wife Not.
    VP-48 USN 1960-1966
    2 Sons-ARMY AIRBOURNE 89-98


    Posted By: ReadytoRide on 11/15/04 02:46pm

    19+ yrs. State Trooper, 22+ yrs US Army Reserve, finishing up MS in Computer Science. Want to hang up the gunbelt and try something new. Considering chasing contract work around the country in our MH. DW is housewife/mother. 1 son in Army, 1 daughter a year from graduating HS. I'm ready for retirement...unfortunately I got to that point before my "controlling conditions" did. A few more years...

    2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
    Cummins ISL 400/Allison 6-spd
    FMCA F354960, Good Sam, WIT
    2005 Saturn VUE (FWD V6) Toad
    with Blue Ox Aventa II and ToadStopQi with ProPort Control braking system

    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: SteveandLayne on 11/16/04 01:29pm

    Husband owns 18 wheeler and trailer so can work how he wants to. Wife is school administrator so has had time off for travel. Both are getting ready to retire in 9 months. Plan to travel mostly full time, but have home base for fifth wheel. Need to come home to stay for a few weeks at a time--check on kids, grandkids, clean up place, etc.

    Steve and Layne Wilhoite
    550 Ford Star Hauler
    36' Elite Suites
    14' cargo trailer w/trike or VW bug on tow dolly

    Posted By: rocque on 11/16/04 01:33pm


    2007 GMC SLT 3500 Crew Cab ,dually, w/6.6DA
    2009 Lance 1181

    Posted By: almckin on 11/16/04 06:47pm

    asst.mgr for the company that everyone loves to hate...Wal-mart

    Al & Donna

    03 Siera sb c/c 8.1/allison
    04 292 Sprinter

    watch your back trail and you will never get lost

    Posted By: almckin on 11/16/04 06:54pm

    asst.mgr for the company that every one loves to hate...Wal-mart.

    Posted By: sassysmom on 11/16/04 06:59pm

    We are both retired-----husband was a sales engineer, and I was a clerk in a department store. Now our job is taking care of each other!! [emoticon]And seing this great country of ours in our new See Ya!! [emoticon]

    Sheri Kincaid

    Posted By: Rjimriley on 11/16/04 07:01pm

    Police Chief & only 10 years till full timer.

    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 to camp in my 5th wheel.


    Posted By: maritt3 on 11/16/04 08:05pm

    president of a casino resort

    '05 Dodge 3500
    '04 Northern Lite Ten 2000RR

    Posted By: Big Katuna on 11/17/04 06:41am

    51, Retired corporate dropout/ex-motelier. When I get a little more bored and finish getting the yard cleaned up, cars washed, etc I am going to do a website selling oddball, hard to find RV'ing/tailgating stuff.

    My Kharma ran over my Dogma.

    Posted By: nanablue on 11/17/04 06:51am

    My husband is retiring from administration (Principal) at our local high school and I retired as office manager for a local company. We plan to full time RV in 2005; sell everything and go. This has been our plan for the past 5 years. Our senior adventure!

    nanablue & talltexan
    2004 35' HitchHiker Champagne, 3 slides
    2003 F550 Ford Diesel, custom body

    Posted By: ANCHORAWEIGH on 03/11/05 06:52pm

    Retired and waiting for DW to do the same in 4 months and three weeks, but hey who's counting?

    Trevor & Janet
    2006 Alfa Gold 40'
    400hp Cummins/Allison 3000MH
    2005 Honda Civic - Toad
    Blue Ox Tow and Brake System

    Posted By: bullytravels on 03/11/05 07:38pm

    CFO for 300 million$ enterprise.

    Posted By: noe-place on 03/11/05 07:46pm

    Retired August '04 after 23 yrs. law enforcement on the highways. Still working part time for county Sheriff Dept. But the actual head of the household is a Speech Pathologist/Audiologist who says she is going to work a couple of more years to increase her retirement. Now, that's my kind of girl!!!

    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: jerryma on 11/17/04 09:42am


    At 75, I'm sort of retired, but

    1. Last year taught Computer Applications at a Vo Tech school. Will do the same in 2005
    2. Year before wrote pilot-training programs for Boeing at Kingsville NAS
    3. Three Years before was Manufacturing Engineer for Optical Datacom Fiber-0ptic cable manufacturing
    4. Three Years before published catalogs for Rio Grande Book Co. and did AutoCAD architectural drawings in RGV, TX
    5. Year before founded/ran the Singapore Governments Documentation Department
    6. Years before managed the Optical/LASER calibration lab for Jordanian Air Force
    7. Years before managed the Avionics Department for Bell Helicopter International in Taif, Saudi Arabia
    8. Years before managed the oil exploration department in Singapore and Malaysia for EG&G
    9. Years before managed Camsco International in Germany
    10. Years before managed Computerland in Sydney, Australia
    11. Year before was Facilities (Computer) Manager for International Bank of Yemen in San'na
    12. Year before managed the Avionics Department for Yemen International Airways
    13. Years before owned Top O' The Stack Resume service in Garland, TX
    14. Year before owned an Apple Computer store in Denton, TX
    15. Year before worked as an Avionics Technician for Bell Helicopter International in Isfahan, Iran
    16. Years before flew DC-3 and Islanders for Dorado Wings in Puerto Rico
    17. Year before managed the Avionics Department for a helicopter firm in Singapore
    18. For 14 years before owned Grand Prairie Avionics and Aircraft Service in Grand Prairie, TX. Flew about 100 hours per month -- DC-3 corporate.
    19. Two years before worked as an Avionics/Electronics Tech for Aramco in Saudi Arabia
    20. Four years before worked as a Radio Operator for American Overseas Airways in Washington and in TX

    FAA Licensed Airline Transport Pilot -- DC-3, Lockheed Lodestar, Rotorwing, Helicopter
    CAA (Yemen) ATP same ratings
    CAA (Yemen) A&P
    CAA (Yemen) Avionics Tech
    FCC Air Agency Certificate
    FCC Amateur EXtra-Class Radio Operator (for 50 years, but expired 2002) AB5HY
    FAA Licensed Airframe/Powerplant Mechanic
    FAA Licensed Authorized Inspector
    FCC 1st Phone
    FCC 2nd Telegraph

    And on and on and on. I may have forgotten a few, but we sure as H didn't stay in one town, one house, and work for one company for 40 years (not knocking that life style), but BOY DID TILLY AND I HAVE FUN!

    my kind of person!!! go get 'em!!![emoticon]

    Posted By: Ilovecampin on 11/17/04 04:31pm

    My husband is a Truck Driver and I buy old campers fix them up and make my 5'er payment with the profits!!!!

    Posted By: farlowr on 11/17/04 05:08pm

    Civil Service with Defense Department

    Posted By: FOXGIRL on 11/17/04 05:37pm

    I'm an Escrow Officer for a Title Company and any time I can get away and ride, I just love it.


    Posted By: ChinookBob on 11/17/04 09:46pm

    Semi-retired jeweler. My son now manages the business that we have operated for 21 years. Before that I was in the restaurant business, soft ice cream, coin-op carwash and coin-op laundries. Of all of them the jewelry business was and is the most interesting. We have homes in Pgh. and SC and try to go rving any chance we get. Our latest was the Bourbon Trail in Ky. Really a worth while trip.

    Posted By: perryspond on 11/18/04 04:40am

    We are both retired from Delphi, Flint Mi. Hubby had 36 years and I had 30 ....we also are spending kids inher. We have just purchased a new Jayco GR and its in the shop AGAIN ... couldn't get it to draw in the antifreeze !! This is the 3rd visit for problems and we thought it was better to get a new one lol ...

    Posted By: bf22bft on 11/18/04 06:16am

    Just retired in October 2003. Having a great time.

    Posted By: MR MAC on 11/18/04 08:28pm



    Posted By: hognuts on 11/19/04 09:30am

    Director of Communications for a nationwide plumbing company. Wife is Human Resource Director for a manufacturing company.

    Would love to retire and travel with the rig and the hog, but have 5 more years to go.

    2005 Desert Fox 28-KS SURV
    2004 F250 Lariat Crew Cab 6.0 PSD
    Reese Titan Receiver, Titan HD Weight Dist System, HP Dual Cam
    ETQ IN3500i
    98 FXDWG Chrome Magnet - grrrrr
    "> Why can't everyday be Sturgis? ">

    Posted By: Shamrock19 on 11/19/04 02:42pm

    Me: Computer Geek - systems security.
    Wifey: Preparing to re-enter the 9-to-5 world after 10 years as a stay-at-home mommy.

    As far as pricey toys, well...we spend more that we should but we have lots of fun!

    The Uptons:
    Wifie and Me, and two daughters (born '95 & '98)
    The Rig:
    Tow Vehicle - 99 Tahoe
    2006 Trail-Cruiser 23SB
    Equal-i-zer hitch

    Sometimes God calms the storm, and sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms his child.

    Posted By: southbound on 11/19/04 07:44pm

    retired US Navy 20 years, wife retired from NYS mental Health. Certified welder worked 5 years inMI. We now both work at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, me fulltime, wife partime. new 5er to support.
    Shaun&EV &our dog Bud


    Posted By: ChinookBob on 11/19/04 10:28pm

    Off Topic

    * This post was edited 11/21/04 12:05pm by an administrator/moderator *

    Posted By: Scout2 on 11/19/04 10:36pm

    Airframe and Powerplant Mech with an Inspectors Authorization. Currently working with the US Air Force. Joined the Navy, brown shoe, got the bug from my father. Flew in WWII as bomber pilot. Never understood why I didn't join the Air Force like my brother. Told him, that's why.

    Posted By: magster on 11/20/04 01:48pm

    Wow! No wonder we have met such interesting people in our travels. What a wonderfully diverse group we are.
    Me: Retired in July after 40 years as a newspaper journalist and editor. Other Half: Retired in May after 35 years as a special ed teacher (yes, he DOES have an abundance of patience).
    Expect to use our 5er two to three months at a time during summer months to escape from Florida's oppressive heat and any other time the mood strikes us the rest of the year. Such a deal...


    2 retirees
    2 dogs, 2 cats and a foul-mouthed parrot
    2003 29RL Dutchmen Classic, "The Ark"
    2001 Dodge 2500 diesel

    Posted By: pjsky on 11/20/04 02:49pm

    Recently retired. Actually I told them to "take this job and shove it". I swear, I actually did this.
    My wife is retiring at the end of this year. She spent 42 years with the same bank!!!! Can you imagine that!!!!
    I tell everyone that my wife retired and I QUIT.
    We are heading for Yuma AZ right after Christmas in our new 5r to start enjoying the good life.

    No person is completely worthless ..... one can always serve as a bad example.


    Posted By: SJenkinsTX on 11/22/04 07:45am

    Semi-Retiarded now. Until June 2003 I was a Programmer and Instructional Systems Developer for computer programmers/users for a large insurance company. Since they started sending all of the programming work to India, no more programmers to train, so now:
    Special Obstacle Solutions
    part time general remodeling and repairs, with specialty work for handicap access and showers etc.

    Steve Jenkins
    1995 F150+ (Go to web site for mod details)
    2006 Forest River/Rockwood 8280SS
    1999 Harley Davidson FXDL (Dyna Low-Rider)
    Here's a link to my photo album Web Site:

    Posted By: geauxlsutigers on 11/22/04 08:19pm

    I'm a Systems Analyst with Dollar General Corp.

    Was previously employed for 16 years with the sponsor of this web-site Camping World in the IT field before the regime change that wiped all us old timers out the door.

    My wife is a teacher of 2 as we homeschool a 7th grader and a 3rd grader.

    TV - 2000 Ford Explorer AWD 5.0 V8, Reese Dual-Cam, Prodigy Brake Control
    TT - 2004 Kodiak 214 Hybrid

    Posted By: hamilton71801 on 11/22/04 08:27pm

    I am a postmaster and my wife is on disability from a brain tumor.

    Posted By: Lloyd Fairclough on 11/22/04 10:24pm

    Fleet Manager / Licenced Mechanic, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Ferndale Institution, Mission BC Canada.
    lots of bars, but no drinks !!!!

    1991 Chevrolet 1 Ton Dually, 3+3, 454 TBI, 4L80E. Helix tower, K&N, MSD, Headman RV Header, 3inch Duals
    1993 10'9" Lance, electric jack, microwave ect.
    2002 Vstar 1100 Custom
    17 1/2 140hp inboard boat.

    Posted By: Vanislander on 11/22/04 11:28pm

    Retired after 38yrs in the cable tv busness,( cable guy ),
    Wife is an O.B.nurse, and loves her job, so we won't be full timming for awhile [emoticon]

    2003 Silverado 3500 4x4 Duramax
    2004 26ft Citation 5'r


    Posted By: fishbarned on 11/23/04 09:34am

    wife is a nurse RN and I'm the owner of custom bikes

    2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ, on the way
    2010 Ford F-350 XLT,CC,DRW, 4x4,PSD,Tow command, 8'bed">

    Posted By: harleydudeofliny on 11/23/04 12:25pm

    I am a mortgage broker in New York and still working. I am not ready to retire but when i do i'll be in a 2005 tiffin phaeton 40 QDH with my Harley Davidson in tow.. hope to see you on the road or in Custer SD in August at the sturgis bike ralley.

    * This post was edited 11/23/04 12:48pm by harleydudeofliny *

    Todd A. November">

    Posted By: Armand_C on 11/23/04 01:31pm

    I'm a Correctional Sergeant at a maximum security prison. Wife is a Homemaker with 4 kids. 14 more years to retire (50 w/27 years in).

    * This post was edited 11/29/04 07:27pm by Armand_C *

    2005 Keystone Outback 29 FT bunkhouse model 29FBHS pulled by a 2004 Ford F250 Crewcab shortbed 4x4 with a 6.0L PowerStroke Diesel.

    Posted By: MAZUR on 11/24/04 06:06am

    own a sign and promotional products company with 3 local locations and have my daughter and son running them.

    Posted By: polecatlarry on 11/24/04 07:35am

    The wife and I started adulthood as school teachers (70's)...then on to the Music business (80's and 90's)....both retired early in late build Go-Kart engines nationwide and use our MH to travel to kart races and Nascar every weekend year around..going to Wichita, Ks tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day) for a weekend indoor kart race..LOVE IT!!

    Posted By: RivetED on 11/24/04 09:05am

    Retired digital elect. engineer/mktg. consultant, wife is retired middle school special ed & history teacher.

    2003 F-250, CC/SB, 7.3l PSD, 50gal aux., Brakesmart
    2004 Airstream Safari 25-A
    Honda EU-2000i

    I have a new invention: "Instant Water". I just don't know what to add to it!

    Posted By: ChiefJohn on 11/24/04 10:30am

    Retired Air Force CMsgt (E-9) and retiring from civil service in April '05. Wife retired in '03 from civil service. Soon to be Happy Campers! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    John, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
    Marilyn, Co-Pilot/Navigator
    Misha & Sophie (Bichon Frise)
    2008 Winnebago Vectra, 2010 Jeep Wrangler

    Posted By: taxgod4u on 11/24/04 11:35am


    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: muffinman on 11/24/04 01:38pm

    USCG Retired CWO3, Part time licensed home builder, full time Hazmat tractor trailer truck driver. I like to check out all the different types of RV's and different camping areas in my travels.

    Gary & Sonja Retired U.S. Coast Guard
    04 Coleman Fleetwood Niagara
    05 F150 Lariat 5.4 Supercrew

    Posted By: bartman0404 on 11/24/04 05:24pm

    I am Active Duty US Air Force. I am a C-130 and A-10 aircraft maintenance supervisor. Started camping at my first assignment in New Mexico in rented pop-ups.

    2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 5300 Vortec V8
    2004 Starcraft Antigua 215RB

    Posted By: oldguymx on 11/24/04 05:32pm


    Deputy Sheriff, only 19 years till retirement[emoticon]

    Deputy sheriff here but less then 19 MONTHS to retirement.
    Wife is an insurance claims supervisor
    Son is a motocross racer local pro level

    2004 KZ 29P toybox- gotta have a box to haul the toys
    2003 F250 PSD to pull the toys
    the toys/ 03 YZF262, 04 YZF250, 03 CR50 (now an 88cc)

    Posted By: jeffcollingwood on 11/26/04 09:33am

    Currently I am a Civil Engineer. Starting in March, I'm not doing anything for a living. Can't wait.

    2007 Freightliner M2
    2009 Hitchhiker CE 36 LKRSB
    My Travel Webpage

    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.


    Ford F350 TV, Hensley Arrow hitch, Nash 19B TT, boat, wife, cat, bunch of other stuff.

    Posted By: FyrGuyKY on 11/26/04 06:23pm

    Well similar to bigfoot, I am a full time firefigher here is Louisville. My wife is a school teacher and the dog.. well he dosn't do anything he is a free loader...... you all be safe.....

    Travis & Marissa Bell
    2002 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 V8
    2010 355QBQ Sandpiper
    Little Men 3 and 4

    Posted By: hoosier5er on 11/26/04 07:22pm

    I am a letter carrier and my wife is a RN for a orthopedic surgery practice. 16 years until full time 5er hopefully! My next job.

    1 Husband- Tim
    1 Wife- Penny
    1 Husky mix-sydney 1-lab mix-piper
    1 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab, Short Bed 6.0/4.10
    16k Reese slider
    1 2003 Keystone Cougar 245EFS 5th Wheel GVWR 7,000 (fully loaded)

    Posted By: Fat Fox on 11/26/04 07:35pm

    This is fascinating! Incredible variety of people.
    * I am a Quality Manager for Zetec Inc. (near Seattle). We make inspection probes for the nuclear power industry and Navy nuclear generators. Still a long way from retirement!
    * I also own an outdoor gear business:
    I also designed the product for & co-own a Boy Scout badge adhesive company:
    * 8 years ago I had a '72 Chevy and an old '70 Chinook camper. I overhauled both (the truck barely ran and I had to reframe the rotten camper) and in the process learned I did not want to get back into it until I could afford the right gear. I think I have most of it dialed in pretty good now.
    I use my camper all year round. In the winter I snowmobile and in the summer I motorcycle, canoe and backpack.

    Seymour Wrought
    Rebuilding a rotting 03 Arctic Fox 1150 that was made of cardboard, tape & scraps of garbage.
    01 F350 dually 4X4
    Rancho 9000, Air bags, Roadmaster sway bar
    Torklift/Fastguns, Lance cabover struts, (un)Happi jacks, Homemade jack stabilizers

    Posted By: bushman512003 on 11/27/04 06:33am

    Me Retired..old truck driver 57 that is, hi all any one got a jcwhitney up to date order book they are done with?I can't get one in Canada anymore and want to order some things..If You have one You can spare I will send back the cost of snail mail to Me with thanks in advance You can e-mail and let Me know I have been trying to get the book for a week and no luck yet..THANKS John

    Keystone 5er Model Cougar 276 RLS ,and all the toys.Enjoying camping,friends, fire. LOL. life is good..John,Jeannette,..From Canada the Queen's Country..Member of IRV2.Com."> The Bushman EH!

    Posted By: bushman512003 on 11/27/04 06:35am

    Taxgod Please Keep Me in Your will I want to be Your long lost Son,,,John

    Posted By: Tony&DiannesRV on 11/27/04 06:00pm

    I am a Union Electrician in Boston, MA (local 103).
    My wife is a treasurer for a family run machine tool company in NH.

    Posted By: Mike Lutz on 11/28/04 06:42am

    Teacher for 5 years then I joined a company that did fund raising in schools. I loved working with kids for almost 35 years. Now that I have retired I have a different job to pay for the pusher and harley. Nice to not be the one in charge. New job allows me to mh and travel a few weeks at a time. Will do this schedule until social security starts. Life is good and want to see more of our great country but this time slowing down and actually getting outside to look a little closer.

    Mike Lutz

    Posted By: nickk on 11/28/04 06:53am

    Mechanical Engineer, and wife is collections supervisor for a credit union. Continue to work to pay for 5vr and new truck.

    05, 3500, D/A
    04, Everest, 364Q

    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)


    2000 Lazy Daze 30' IB

    Posted By: Nanie51 on 11/28/04 03:05pm

    We are having the time of our lives !!! Forced into early retirement, due to a car wreck. Best thing that ever happened to us. We fly fish in MT from April through October. Spend the holidays with family and friends in WA state. Then head south before heading back to MT. We also enjoy photography. I volunteer by taking photos and turning them into postcards for
    They are a non profit organization dedicated to caring for sick and orphaned wildlife in order to return them to the wild. To enhance public awareness and appreciation of raptors.

    97 Alfa Ideal 35RLT triple slide
    2003 Dodge Ram 3500 HO Cummins Diesel
    Reese 16K slider hitch
    Pac Brake Exhaust
    Advanced Tonneau Cover w/ 4 folds
    1-Giant Airedale ABBY

    Posted By: Texas Housewife on 11/28/04 03:08pm

    My husband is a computer engineer and myself I am housewife godness lol however soon to be a travel trailer one or a 5th wheel one lol

    Texas Housewife

    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: ScottyD on 11/28/04 05:35pm

    This is a message from God . It has been brought to my attention that you still owe back tithes. At my request I think that it should be sent to this poster as he does work for me ocasionaly in collections . If you ever want to be a trillionare YE MUST GIVE WITH A JOYOUS HEART .

    Posted By: NASCARon on 11/28/04 06:45pm

    I'm in the US Air Force - not retired yet

    Posted By: nybasset on 11/28/04 08:20pm


    My husband is a manager of an engineering group at a telecommunications company. I work for the same company, and am a switch translations specialist. We have about 30 years to go before we think of retiring [emoticon]

    Jackson & Lisa
    2006 Four Winds Hurricane 31D
    4 Bassets-
    Lucas's Definitely a Diva (Princess) CTL1 CTL2-H CTL2-F CTL2-S NAC
    Lucas's Living on the Edge (Hobbes)

    Posted By: teeqay on 11/29/04 08:04am

    Retired from the OPP, (Ontario Provincial Police) or as we called it Other Peoples Problems, after 30 yrs. Wife retired RN. When not RVing spend spare time building boats, mostly Sea Kayaks

    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! [emoticon]

    Steve & Donna
    2009 Bighorn 3055rl
    2008 Ford 350 4x4 DRW
    Diesel, Tow Boss

    Posted By: RebelRx on 11/29/04 04:48pm

    I'm a hospital Pharmacist, and do partime relief at a local drug store. My wife is a housewife and we have 2 girls age 8 and 2.

    2005 Prowler 365 FLTS, 2002 Chevy Silverado duramax/allison dually,

    Posted By: MGB939 on 11/29/04 05:33pm

    Retired Dec. 2001, from John Deere dealership as a Service Tech.

    Posted By: Armand_C on 11/29/04 07:23pm


    Retired from the OPP, (Ontario Provincial Police) or as we called it Other Peoples Problems, after 30 yrs.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! That's funny, you are so right!

    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!!! [emoticon] 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: loch926 on 11/29/04 08:19pm

    not too many cdn responses so i thought i'd give my two cents worth. i am self employed as a refrigeration tech and my wife is a r.n. we only started rving two yrs ago and if i could i'd be gone every w/e. we only go short trips (fri to sun maybe mon if long w/e) but it is such a great getaway from work and phone. especially since summer can be hectic for me. looking forward to going further and longer in the future but for now we'll take what we can get.

    KEVIN BETH ALEC JANE ALENA and BEN our choc lab
    2001 jayco qwest 265 5er
    2004 gmc seirra D-MAX 2500HD
    2003 chev express cargo van (work)
    Jordan Brake Control,Hidden Hitch 15k

    Posted By: lhenry8113 on 12/11/04 04:58pm

    I live in So. Calif. and retired at age 60 from owning and operating a gardening-landscaping business--which in this area is a year round business--today-Dec.11 it is 78 degrees.
    My wife is semi-retired in that she was layed off after 18 years in the same co--the co figured out they could hire 2 or 3 newbee's for what she made, benefits, etc.----Bummer.
    We have 2 teenage kids--1 high school & 1 local college so we limit our camping to 3 or 4 day weekends or holidays or any other excuse we can think of.
    Great Question, Lars

    04 F250,C.C., 4x4, Diesel, LgBd, XLT, SuperDuty, Camper Pkg, Off Rd Pkg.
    55 Packard Caribbean
    07 Arctic Fox 29 5T
    Toad River B.C.

    A Positive Attitude May Not Solve All Your Problems But It Will Annoy Enough People To Make It Worth The Effort.
    H Albright

    Posted By: jstar on 12/11/04 06:55pm

    I am a Home Inspector can take off when ever I want pretty much. Allows me to go camping quite a bit. My wife is in company Benefits. Would retire and RV America tomorrow if I could. Grew up camping in Alaska, my dad is a retired bush pilot in Alaska I now live in Texas where my dad is from. Moved to Alaska in 1975 I lived there for 5 years then moved back to Texas. Love camping and the outdoors.


    Posted By: ABQFirefighter on 12/11/04 09:33pm

    I'm a Lieutenant on Ladder 13 with the Albuquerque Fire Department. My wife is a realtor.

    2007.5 Chevy 2500HD, 4WD, CCSB, LMM Duramax. Quadazilla Stealth 2 programmer on 110 (DPF delete), MBRP turbo-back exhaust (no DPF or cat), 285/75R16 Terra Grapplers, leveled out with Cognito UCA's and Bilsteins, On-board air.
    2004 Prowler 2952BS 5'er

    Posted By: RobbyGM on 12/12/04 03:05am

    Wife is a 6th grade school teacher - 32yrs
    I'm a AA Machinest for Metal Fab,G.M. - 27 yrs
    and empty nesters

    2003 Silverado extcab,4x4 short box
    2500HD 8.1L, Allison trans
    2001 Smokercraft 18ft, 115 hp 4 stroke
    2004 Lance 845

    <Home Page

    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: Joe M on 12/12/04 05:44pm

    Retired Electrician

    Posted By: harleydudeofliny on 12/14/04 01:51pm

    I am a Registered Mortgage Broker in New York and my Better half is in Pharmaceutical Sale Rep and has her own Real Estate Company. We just became empty nesters and we enjoy riding my Harley Davidson Motorcycle, going to all the Biker shows and will now enjoy the RVing life as well.

    Posted By: crickeydog on 12/14/04 02:04pm

    I retired from the U.S. Air Force Jan 1991. I work for the U.S. Gov. as an air traffic controller in Atlanta, Ga. My wife works for the U.S. Justice Dept. also in Atlanta, Ga. We're both 51 and our children are grown, gone, and self sufficient. We're enjoying our children's inheritance.

    Tow Vehicle: 1996 Ford F-250 Supercab 4X4, auto, diesel, 75hp superchip, Pro-Loc tranny with triple lock torque converter. Truck onlyu used for towing.

    Camper: 2004 Holiday Rambler 30' Presidential 5th wheel

    USAF RETIRED 02/1992
    DOD RETIRED 04/2014


    2006 GMC 3500 CC DRW D/A LBZ 4X4 SLT


    Posted By: roughingit??? on 12/14/04 03:09pm

    Iam an exterminator and the other half is a sexatary, kids professional students till grad day.

    2001 F-150 Supercrew
    2003Sunline t-2670
    Yellow lab, other half, 2 kids

    Posted By: robsouth on 12/14/04 04:20pm

    Certified Public Accountant for 33 years, now retired and managing a few investments. Wife is Psychologist and has a few years left til retirement. Kids grown and gone (well sort of). Merry Christmas to all.

    "Sometimes I just sit and think. Sometimes I just sit." "Great minds like a think."

    Posted By: pondman2k on 12/14/04 04:52pm

    Handyman, good thing too as I can work on these Wife for a grocery store in the bakery.

    2005 Winnebago Adventurer 3V
    2004 Jeep Wrangler

    Posted By: CoachmenKen on 12/14/04 09:41pm

    just noticed this was for 5th wheelers [emoticon]


    Ken & Dawn
    Our DVGRR Golden rescue Daisy

    Currently looking for a TT after doing the Class A thing

    Posted By: Ret Squid on 12/14/04 10:13pm

    Retired Navy Chief Data Systems Technician (ret 1984, currently working as a Network Engineer for Navy as a civilian retiring a second time next year. Other half is a retired mom and currently a domestic engineer looking forward to retirement (when I do?).

    We spoil the grand kids and hand them back.. [emoticon]

    Looking forward to long trips in a few months.

    Don & Johnee

    2002 Chev 2500 3/4 4WD 8.1 Vortec w/Allison
    2002 29' Spinaker

    Posted By: Newfourwinds on 12/14/04 11:11pm

    For the last 10 years I have been happily (for the most part) employed by the Outdoor retailer REI. Yep.. I sell big boy toys..

    * This post was edited 01/08/05 12:25am by Newfourwinds *

    I can't believe I own an RV.........

    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 12/30/04 09:17pm

    This thread has gone so long that I have to change my original post:
    I am now retired from the fire dept. and been off of work (truck driving) for the last 6 months due to a broken back.

    Posted By: deee2 on 12/30/04 11:27pm

    Whoa....... sorry about that bigfoot! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

    Posted By: rinlow on 12/31/04 09:43am

    I am System Security Engineer for EDS in Herndon, VA. I travel all over the place securing computer networks for people.


    Posted By: sepisllib on 12/31/04 10:30am

    Presently - not retired quite yet. I own and manage 3 corporations and they certainly keep me busy.

    In the process of installing my son into the larger one as VP by this May. Hiring another manager some time in July or August. Then - DW and I will begin laying our plans for semi-retirement the first year and possibly full retirement by mid 06.

    The future is ahead of us and how we have lived our lives will certainly be a guide for what it contains for us.

    God Bless

    Bill & Judy

    Bill W. Trammell
    Wife - Judy
    2001 Monaco Dynasty Chancellor
    2008 Malibu 2LT toad

    Posted By: jsimons3 on 12/31/04 11:15am

    I'm retired military, also retired from major aerospace company.
    Have been rving since 1975. Also working part time for national automobile chain. Hope to keep on rving till I'm at least 80 yrs.old and then will think about quitting work and full timing it.

    Sorry about your back problems... hope you have a speedy recovery.
    God bless..

    Posted By: jrcro96 on 12/31/04 05:19pm

    Nothing :-)

    Posted By: sarge5778 on 12/31/04 09:13pm

    Retiree of 22 yrs, US Army. And then from Postal Service in 2000. My Boss retired this year from Home Crafts Displayer.Im 65 and women just turned young 62. We are new to RVing and just purchased a 25' TT and will go out and see the USofA. Bless you all and hope we can meet someday.

    2008 F-250 SD CC XLT & 2006 Coachman 28 RLS & 4 wheel Cricket ESV.

    Posted By: gordonfanfor ever on 12/31/04 09:53pm

    Well my husband is an auto tech for a local glass co and im a accounting office manager with Wal-mart. We have a 2002 coachman popup we love . Hopefully we will get to take out more this summer. In the past i have worked almost every weekend but this yr im working Monday thur Friday.
    take care and happy camping

    Posted By: strokerhd on 12/31/04 10:54pm


    My wife and I are both mechanics for our county bus company.
    She started out driving and switched over to wrenching, she has 20 years here. I have been here for 15 years. I meet her here and sometimes the boss makes us work I have about 7 years left until retirement, So save some fuel for me!

    2004 Dodge 2500 Cummins Quad Cab 6sp
    2005 ForestRiver 28BHSS
    16K Pullrite superslide
    DB exhaust brake
    1 Commander(wife)
    2 Boys(highly curious)
    2 cats(very lazy)
    1 dog(lick monster)
    1 HD(My toy)
    "It's not the road you take, It's how you take the road"

    Posted By: bushman512003 on 01/01/05 04:00am

    I have not worked this year!And hope not to.Happy New Year All..

    Posted By: JConk46044 on 01/01/05 09:30am

    Wipe Out

    * This post was edited 01/01/05 10:09am by JConk46044 *


    Posted By: JConk46044 on 01/01/05 10:07am


    It will be a new beginning for us, for sure. I worked for First Union 12 years & Lowe's Co nearly 6 years in which I lost my job in May 2004 due to dept merge with GE credit. My husband also works for Lowe's but he retires the end of this month after 20 years. We have been tent camping since '95 at Holiday Travel Park at Emerald Isle, NC. In 2003 we bought our 1st 5th. It's never been on the road. In February we celebrate in Hawaii for one month & when we get back our 5th will be on the road in April so watch out! We really enjoy our stay here at Holiday Travel Park so in August we bought a Park Model Home overlooking the beach. Our plan is to become snowbirds in the winter and spring months and back to the NC coast in summer & fall. We will take a summer break for 3-4 weeks to explore northern USA.
    Hope to see you on the road. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

    Posted By: mikemrk4 on 01/01/05 10:13am

    I teach middle school - your sympathy and prayers are appreciated! But as we say in the trade, "Three good reasons to teach - June, July, and August!" I really take advantage of the time off to travel and camp. Happy New Year to all! Is it June yet?

    2000 F150 7700
    2006 Trail Sport 22'
    2000 Triumph Tiger

    Posted By: TFSPhoto on 01/01/05 02:59pm

    Photographer for THQ World Supercross GP series and AMA Motocross championships. That's 29 races, then I shoot some races in Europe and some others in the states, about 40 weekends per year total-all dirt bike racing.

    Posted By: GrandpaDick on 01/01/05 03:50pm

    My wife and I both retired 1/1/2001. She worked in the clerical dept for a large insurance co. I worked for a different insurance co as a Computer Network consultant, responsible for the design and construction of a multi location, 3500 node network.

    Now enjoying our grand children and whatever remaing time and sights the lord will allow us to enjoy of his beatiful kingdom.

    2010 Coachman Catalina 29RKS Travel Trailer
    2001 Silverado 2500HD 4X4 6.0L EXT/SB 4.10 4L80E W/Tow Package & Posi

    Posted By: sinkje on 01/01/05 04:01pm

    Mechanic for Dupont there for 34 years.

    2003 Dodge 2500 Diesel Quad Cab with 4.1 rearend
    auto trans.and long box
    2007 32TKB Challenger by Keystone

    Posted By: qfd90 on 01/01/05 08:03pm

    16 Year Firefighter/Lieutenant, Haz-Mat and Weapons of Mass Distruction Specialist for State of Illinois Urban Search and Rescue Team, Fire Science Coordinator/Instructor for local Community College. Wife is Marketing Manager in Food Industry.

    2002 Dutchman 30RK Double Slide 5'er
    2002 F350 PSD - SWD/CC/LB,K&N,Walker BTM,SCMT

    Posted By: leicabug on 01/01/05 08:04pm

    Optometrist for 16 years.

    Lazy Daze 2005 23.5 FD "MiniDaze"

    Posted By: TheJudge on 01/01/05 08:50pm

    I do a lot of rv repairs in Pasco county, Fl. Keeps me busy and supplements the income a little.

    When you mess around with fire, you only anger Smokey the Bear...Herman Munster

    Posted By: skeetshooter on 01/01/05 09:22pm

    This thread has been going on so long I've had two jobs since it started. Happy New Year to one and all.
    My wife thinks I should retire this year, I might just take her up on the suggestion.

    Posted By: NO TOW on 01/01/05 11:18pm

    Service Consultant/advisor/writer..That's how many times my title has been changed. Local Chevrolet dealership for 23 years.

    [blue]#55 NASCAR Nextel Cup fans[/blue] [red]2005 Keystone Challenger 34TBH[/red] [COLOR=#0000ff]03 GMC 2500HD Duramax/Allison Crew-cab s/b Reese 16k kwik-slide,Prodigy,Firestone Ride-rite air bags,Pressure Pro tire monitor[/COLOR] [img]

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    Posted By: we2arefree on 01/02/05 06:20pm

    Retired from local telephone company in 2003 after 30 years. Husband retired bus mechanic.

    Frank and Patty
    30 ft KeyStone Cougar TT -Ford F250 Lariat
    Traveling with 6 yr old Akita, Abby

    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.

    chasing our dream since
    Jan. 1st of 2000

    1995 35' Kountry Star
    Grand Caravan TOAD

    Posted By: wanta be rver on 01/02/05 09:30pm

    semi retired....but old enough to be upholstery......27 years

    Posted By: sawpdx on 01/02/05 10:19pm

    NC Programmer for Boeing 18 years now but I have worked for the company 31 years.

    2005 Dodge 1 Ton, SRW Quad Cab 4X4, Northland Grizzly 880 w/Slide out. Honda EU2000, Tork Lifts, Fast Guns, Firestone Ride-Rites, 68-CHNV Backup Camera, Rancho RS9000 Shocks

    Posted By: gfunkllg on 01/03/05 10:02am

    body builder, my wife is a math teacher

    Posted By: adairlb on 01/03/05 01:48pm

    I'm a part time pharmacist and a full time mom of two.

    Jayco Greyhawk 29GS

    Posted By: FreshAir on 01/03/05 09:37pm


    05 Pace Arrow, 36,B W24, SMI Braking, KVH R4 Satelite Dome,
    Winegard Traveler Sat. Dish.
    Pressure Pro tire system.
    2011 Silverado 4x4 toad.

    Posted By: imchud on 01/03/05 10:29pm

    Wow... Lots of people retired or getting near to it, Me and my wife ... Well its going to be another 20 years.. I Sell for a Engineered equipment company and do a lot of traveling, my wife is a Medical Sec. We just got our new 2005 Dodge Turbo Diesel, "Yeah Baby" and a 2004 Jayco Designer 5er 32 footer... Got to keep working to pay for all this crap... I love it...

    TommyBoy, Linda, & "G.D." Olivia (Livy)

    Posted By: banjo on 01/04/05 02:49am


    2011 3500 DRW D/A CC LB 4X4
    2011 Cameo 34SB3

    Posted By: gjmorse on 01/04/05 05:37am

    I have a business that offers self improvement products and exotic trips that I can run from anywhere as long as I have an Internet connection a few days per week and cell phone coverage. It is one of the "Home Based Businesses" I found on the Internet after a lot of searching.

    I now spend winters in my home in Florida and summers on the road in the RV and we are planning on buying a log home in Michigan.

    (It was sure nice being on the road this year when Florida was getting hammered by hurricanes. Luckily the house is new and even two stroms going overhead didnt damage it. (Thanks to the neighbors for turning on the a/c breaker when it tripped.))

    Gary & Diane Morse ">
    2004.5 Dodge SB Cummins 600
    Wildcat 5th Wheel

    Posted By: kohldad on 01/05/05 09:52am

    When not on holiday or vacation, sit in a semi-comfortable chair spending and earning your federal tax dollars acting like I know what I'm doing as a Project Engineer. Down to 15 years, 5 months, 1 day, and about 3 hours before retirement, but who's counting.

    2015 Ram 3500 4x4 Crew Cab SRW 6.4 Hemi LB 3.73 (12.5 hand calc avg mpg after 25,000 miles with camper)
    2004 Lance 815 (prev: 2004 FW 35'; 1994 TT 30'; Tents)

    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.


    Posted By: qadlo on 01/06/05 12:14pm

    I'm an equipment operator in a nuclear power plant and my wife is records secretary/receptionist at our church. I hope to start my next career in a little over 10 years.

    Larry & Ramona

    Posted By: JEgan712 on 01/06/05 01:16pm

    Retired Police Major (30 years) Cant seem to get my DH or my grandkids to call me "Major". Other than that, we are just beginning to explore this wonderful country of ours. See you down the road.

    Gramma and Grampa
    04 Dodge 3500 QC, CTD, 4X4, auto, long bed SRW
    PullRite, Prodigy, Linex
    2005 Sunnybrook 28RLKS, triple slide, Onan

    Posted By: my3wags on 01/06/05 01:42pm

    self employed in the automotive parts industry. long way to go for retirement [emoticon]

    Big E and family of three
    2002 F250 SUPERDUTY CREW CAB 4X4 7.3 PSD
    Most of the goodies !!

    All of the goodies
    Hunting in the Imperial Valley !!!

    Posted By: Razrbck on 01/06/05 04:02pm

    I believe it is pretty clear that most of us are or were hard working Americans, taught to do the job right and taught to save up for the rainy day. with that we usually do well, if we are blessed with a good brain that we actually use. also it takes a lot of LUCK, dont screw up, dont get caught, dont get killed, stay clean, and pray. have as much fun as you can, life is soooooo short. i am 63 and i still cant believe that fact. so "eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die".....

    Posted By: "Huck" on 01/06/05 05:58pm

    I am a Machinist and Master Craftsman. Semi retired.

    Huck"> ,Dodie ">
    2004 Cross Roads PF30CK
    Paradise Pointe">
    2006 F-350 PSD 4X4 CC LB

    Posted By: traveldreamer on 01/06/05 06:29pm

    operating engineer local 12. Las Vegas NV. 12 more years till I retire.

    Tim Brown

    Posted By: Bandit999 on 01/06/05 06:37pm

    I am retired, and my wife is still teaching. She is presently teaching sixth grade Science after spending many years teaching K through 1. I spent time with both the Army, and the Air Force, IBM, Petrolane/Suburban Propane,building construction, and in hotel management. In addition I picked up a private pilot's license, An inland waters Charter Captain's license, am an accomplished carpenter, and enough of a mechanic to get myself in some pretty hot water at times. Retirement is a PITA for me, and I have spent way too much time trying to "save" money by trading cars, and RV's in the time since I have retired. I have been lucky, and my DW says that we are going to go broke if I keep on "saving" like that. LOL I am seriously contemplating going back to work, but hate to give up the weekends off that I worked so hard for so many years to obtain. Most jobs that hire us "older" workers do require weekends, so I may look for a while. Happy Trails

    '05 KZ Durango 285RLx2, Onan 3600 LPG Genset '03 2500HD SB D/A (stock-it's all we need), Bilsteins Reese 16K slider,Prodigy brake controller,TTT mirrors, RDS 48 Gallon Aux.fuel tank, Access Bed Cover Stromberg-Carlson fiver tailgate,1 gorgeous wife & 2 fiesty mini Schnauzers.1992 Harley FXRS [i]Life is short-play hard-hurt nobody[url=] PICS[/url]

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    Posted By: gtschulz on 01/06/05 07:27pm

    Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal - Retired in July of '02 after 25 years, 2 months and
    20 days. Great career but retirement is better!!

    Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal (retired)

    Posted By: dogmom4 on 01/06/05 08:22pm

    I was a Realtor in the St. Petersburg Fl. area for 18 years. Then caregiver for 4 family members from '88 to '97. Became partner in antique shop in Atlanta during that time but that was a pain (7 days a week, employees, overhead) so I 'took that show on the road'.

    Now, I sell estate jewelry at mostly high-end antique shows. I can be a "sunbird" now. Get out of Florida in summer and work around home in winter. Yes, it's more like being partially retired.

    Next week - the Florida Flywheeler Antique Engine/tractor show in Ft. Meade, Fl. It's a blast.

    Sure you can trust the government......
    Just ask an Indian.

    Abuse Thrives in Silence!

    Posted By: Blackhawk 19 on 01/06/05 08:33pm

    Retired due to a disability after 30yrs in the Tire Business.
    I'm getting good at doing nothing :~)))

    David & June and 1 Shih Tzu (the Boss)
    2006 Damon Challenger 372 Triton V10
    2006 Saturn Ion 3 Toad

    Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR.

    Posted By: BurpL on 01/06/05 11:01pm

    Well I am new to the site and new to RVing just bought it July 7th,2004. Let's see wife is a 6th grade school teacher and I (sigh) was a 911 dispatcher for 17 years , volunteer firefighter for 7 of those a police reserve for 14 of those and in the national guard for 6 of those , needless to say I got married late. Just turned out from IBEW local 48 apprenticeship and am now unemployed and trying to figure out how to tell the wife I need to go camping without her

    2003 Dodge 3500 DRW CTD patriot blue with some toys
    2004 Holiday Rambler Savoy 29 RLS

    Posted By: boaterman on 01/07/05 09:03am

    I just bought my first RV, an Open Road 349 RLDS.

    I retired 3 years ago, after 40 years of flying as an Airline and Corporate Pilot.

    It’s sure fun to be back in the cockpit again flying the 5th wheel.

    2012 Itasca Ellipse 42QD

    EscapeesRV Club

    Posted By: obscure person on 01/07/05 10:02pm

    Retired military (23 years) and retired aircraft mechanic lead man (20 years) and now we go frequently even if for only short trips

    Posted By: kcheese62 on 01/07/05 10:13pm

    US Naval Aircrewman/SAR Swimmer (AW1) on an H-60 Seahawk Helicopter. Currently on staff/instructor duty.

    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.

    2012 Ford F-350 Dually, Lariat
    2011 Mobile Suite 36RSSB3 w/vanity slide">

    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: 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.


    Posted By: ret-wirenut on 01/08/05 11:58pm

    I am an electrician out of IBEW local 46 Seattle. We traveled all over the country working the big construction jobs. After traveling for 35 years I'm now retired with my lovely wife, living in Colorado and still enjoy traveling with our fifth wheel. IBEW can also stand for (I Been Every Where)

    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: Scout626 on 01/09/05 10:13am

    I'm an administrator/manager in the law enforcement field.

    Posted By: halbop89 on 01/09/05 06:42pm

    Engineer in charge of precise placement of burnt clay products
    (Local 1 MN. Union Bricklayer)
    Wife is a inspector for high tech computor parts

    2005 jayco 325BHS
    2001 Ford F250
    (only have to go 73 miles to land in northern Wisconsin)
    1 Son and Daughter in-law
    3 Grandkids Mitch, Hailey and Hannah (the chicks)
    2 Golden Retrievers (Mick & Dudley)

    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.

    2017 F-350 King Ranch DRW
    2014 Landmark Savannah

    Posted By: SeaCoast on 01/09/05 11:52pm

    Underwater Basket Weaver, 22 years.

    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???


    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: TSLinden on 01/10/05 07:48am

    Update on my Employment status:

    I was a Felony Prosecutor in North East Texas for the past 10 yrs but now I'm proud (and a bit nervous) to announce that I am in solo practice having opened my own law office in my hometown of Greenville. So wish me luck.

    Posted By: oldman99 on 01/10/05 09:03am

    Retired 2003.
    Wife still works.

    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: jbeletti on 01/10/05 12:41pm

    Asset Manager in Finance Dept. for a large Telcomm company.

    Jim & Nancy and Emme (the Yorkie)
    2015 Heartland Landmark 365 Ashland
    2012 Ford F450 Lariat Ultimate with Classy Chassis Aluminum Hauler bed

    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 36M "> "> Buick Enclave Toad

    Posted By: boatboy on 01/11/05 01:22pm

    Owner of 2 boat dealerships. Doesn't leave much time for the rv in the Summer!

    04 Damon Escaper LX400
    2 kids (11&9)
    2 dogs
    05 Jeep Wrangler toad

    Posted By: Queeniereads on 01/11/05 02:44pm

    I am a school library director and hubby is a chemistry teacher. We would love to retire in 3 years, but we will likely be working forever to pay for a Trail Manor that is due to arrive in April and has a l-o-n-g loan attached to it. Happy camping!

    Judi, the Queen
    Donovan, the Prince Consort who claims kingship
    And (occasionally), Kim the heir to the throne
    TT, or is it a PU? "> 2005 Trailmanor 3124KS, named IRIS
    TV: Mercury Mountaineer, named Polly
    MAscot: Blue Bear named Bergen

    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: KCW1957 on 01/12/05 03:54pm

    Retired Air Force after twenty eight years.....WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO !!!!!
    Used Class C takes me to warm places and racetracks around the country. I use military installations RV parks to offset the cost of traveling.....single too....any adventuresome ladies out there ;o))?


    Posted By: Biggziff on 01/12/05 04:02pm

    Network administrator at a large University

    Me and my 3 girls
    2013 Cougar 293SAB
    2011 F350 CC SWB 6.7

    Posted By: 03sp500 on 01/12/05 04:19pm

    General Motors Service Manager. Dont everyone start yelling

    2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD EC LB D/A wannabe
    2003 Aruba 25BH

    Posted By: NREMTP on 01/12/05 04:54pm

    Nuclear Engineer doing Emergency Preparedness stuff for a major electical utility. Firefighter and Paramedic jobs are volunteer to help out my small (but growing!) community.

    Bob & Kathi
    1984 24' Prowler BH, kinda heavy, but mostly because I like to "be prepared"
    2004 Trailblazer V-8
    BrakeSmart Controller

    Posted By: firehawk356 on 01/12/05 05:24pm

    Fireman in south Denver

    IAFF local 2164

    2006 Dodge Mega-Cab 3500 auto SRW
    2004 Americamp F300BHS
    2007 Yamaha SX210 boat

    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!

    Solo lady full timer having the time of her life!

    Malia's Miles - info for RVers

    Posted By: HDB854 on 01/13/05 09:35am

    I am a police Sgt. asigned to the detective division in Rome Ga, about 60 miles north of Atlanta and wife is a supervisor for the local 911 center. Heck, she tells me where to go when we are camping and when we are at work!! lol!

    Dallas, Sherry & Audrey
    Off to the campground we go

    Posted By: TritonV-10 on 01/13/05 12:10pm

    Rental car Manager and wife is an office manager just working for the weekends !

    2000 Ford 4x4 F-250XLT Superduty SuperCab V-10
    2004 Cardinal 29LE-RK 2 Slides
    Reese 16K Kwik Slide Hitch

    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: MICherokee on 01/17/05 05:15pm

    I'm a teacher, well, band director. Wife works at the hospital and is a full time nursing student. We both need to get away [emoticon]

    Posted By: twoseas on 01/17/05 06:12pm


    2004 6.0L F250 Lariat Crew Cab 2WD Short Bed
    2005 Crossroads Cruiser 29RK
    Reese Signature Series Hitch 18K
    2006 Harley Davidson Road King Classic

    Posted By: thiswebs4u on 01/17/05 06:19pm

    Software Engineer!

    Posted By: dc915f on 01/17/05 06:28pm

    Aircraft Mechanic

    2006 GMC 2500HD 8.1 Ally 4.10 4x4 CC Shortbed
    2003 26RBS Innsbruck by Gulfstream 8000 lbs+ loaded
    3 Furry Kids ">

    Posted By: Jinma seller on 01/13/05 12:17pm

    Am I the only stay at home dad????????????

    I worked up untill 4/2004 when the branch of the company I worked for was sold. The new owner who was from another state and knew nothing about our customer base, decided I didn't need my current pay, benefits, 401K, or in fact job title!! It wasn't all his fault as he actually bought the place by joining it with another company in yet another state!!

    I hung in there for a while but after knowing every customer and treating them like gold for years, I saw that they were only a source of money now.

    They would call me for MONTHS with questions!!!

    Now I'm Mr. mom and my wife works at a school in the financial aid dept.

    I still have a home based business where I sell tractors but with my wifes work hours, I haven't had time to run it! She is out till 7:00 some nights and 9:00 others! You guessed it, salary job!

    I am schooled in auto mechanics, machining, welding, and have a lot of hydraulic experience and would be hard pressed to find a job earning enough to offset day care so for now, the four of us live on $31,000 a year!

    If I sound a little bitter about the loss of my job, I AM!! The business was never offered to me and the whole sale of the thing was handled very quietly and poorly. I basically ran the place for 8 years by myself and this was the thanks I got.


    2006 Chevy 3500 dually crew cab D/A
    1997 SunnyBrook 30RKF

    Posted By: Geri&Jerry on 01/13/05 02:28pm

    We are both retired--DH was a new home and older home remodeling contracter--I was a PA(physicians Asst.} We also were volunteer EMT's with our local Fire Dept.
    Now looking to do alot of wonderful and exciting traveling to see our great USofA.

    Geri,Jerry & Bear 126lb Black Lab (not fat-just muscular & handsome) '99' 36' HR Endeavor gas. NO PILLOW IS AS SOFT AS A CLEAR CONSCIENCE ">">

    Posted By: JJPudenz on 01/14/05 12:39pm

    I am a reseller for IBM computers, larger stuff. Been at it for a dozen years. The wife is a domestic Goddess...


    2003 Dodge Ram 3500 DRW Cummins HO, six speed, Edge EZ, Exhaust, Exhaust brake, Prodigy controller, B&W Turnover ball, B&W Fifth wheel companion, XM radio,

    2005 Forest River Sierra Sport 39SP Fifth Wheel, Toy hauler, Bed Room Slide, All the options, way TOO BIG

    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: minkhill on 01/14/05 08:05pm

    Owned/operated a restaurant for 18yrs. Catered on the side. We both loved it but eventually got tired of it. Sold business 4yrs ago Aug. Don't miss it in the least. DW 'retired' for 1 1/2 yrs but couldn't stand being idle. DW and I both work in school system now. She's a Secretary/Bookkeeper, I'm in Transportation, also do CDL Testing. Love the school schedule. Hit the road with the 5er every break we get! Only 19 yrs till retirement [emoticon] !

    * This post was last edited 01/15/05 05:47pm by minkhill *

    Barry & Karen
    2004 F350 Powerstroke
    2006 30TS Cardinal

    Posted By: The Old Gym Shoe on 01/14/05 08:53pm

    My wife and I are just starting the RV life. We purchased a new FW but haven't taken it out yet. We are both retired as of December. I was an elementary principal for 29 years and the wife has been a clinic nurse for about thirty-five years. Looking forward to keeping tabs on the grandkids in Omaha,NE; Longmont, CO; and Cody, WY.
    I've enjoyed reading the forums. So much to learn! So much to think about!

    He-Retired Elementary Principal
    She-Retired Registered Nurse
    Three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild
    2005 Challenger 29RKP
    2002 Chevy Silverado HD2500 8.1 Allison

    "Wednesdays are the middle of my weekend!"

    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: 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: bogrunberger on 01/15/05 08:02am

    Student! Please visit our website if you want to help my wife and me.

    Posted By: TundraStruck on 01/15/05 11:00am

    Hi there One and All!!

    We live in Calgary, Canada and are both still working. Too far away from retirement yet!! [emoticon]

    I am an insurance agent/underwriter for Meloche Monnex and the hubby is a truck driver moving heavy equipment for Keystone Excavating. Working to pay for our toys at this time - new truck, fairly new RV (we bought used but looked like it had never been used), new house, etc.

    Planning for retirement already though as would like to have all paid and most likely will just travel!!

    Happy Camping to everyone!!

    John, Andrea, 2 girls (17 & 13), 3 four legged furry critters (Precious, Kezar & Taz - our dogs)
    2003 Toyota Tundra LTD
    1999 Triple E Topaz T260LE
    Honda EU1000, Husky hitch with equalizer bars, Tekonsha brake controller

    Posted By: mrtomcook on 01/15/05 11:55am

    Retired on disabilty in 2002. I had a heart transplant in 1989, I was 25.I returned to work as a dispatcher, first for a lumber company and then for Coca Cola. I continued working for 14 years, at witch time the long term side effects from prescrition drug's had caused degenerative arthritis among other things. My wife insisted that I retire, she sells Cytokines. I'm not sure what they are but they are biotech products and she makes a great living working from home (wherever that may be). We bought our first TT in Oct. and are looking forward to many years of enjoyment.

    The cost is not a factor. I intend to live life to the fullest now that I have a second chance.

    * This post was edited 01/15/05 12:27pm by mrtomcook *

    Tom and Sheila

    2001 Suburban LS 1500 5.3 V8 4.10
    2003 Wilderness 830Y Freedom Edition

    Posted By: kittierue on 01/16/05 11:12am

    I was a software developer/tester until 3 years ago. The second set of carpal tunnel surgeries on both wrists didn't go well at all. I'm now on disability and trying to nurse a fledgling photography business along.

    Just purchased my first RV. It's a camper van conversion. I'm scheduling my first away weekend in a couple of weeks, and then hitting the road to Nevada for the month of March.

    I'm looking forward to doing some Habitat stuff, and just about anything else these crippled hands can handle. The S.O. is still working, and a long way from retirement, so I'll be doing most of my travel alone.


    2004 RT190V Chevy - lovin' it!

    "It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too."

    Posted By: havns3 on 01/16/05 04:24pm

    I operate heavy road construction equipment mainly cranes

    Posted By: rbrand on 01/16/05 08:55pm

    I was a Canadian Navy Diver. Then got a degree in Archaeology then I was a manager for a major Museum in Victoria BC. Retired 3 years ago. My wife has a show at a local Gallery in Feb. As soon as that is open we are heading south.

    The less you plan the more options you have.

    Currently with a 26' Forest River Class "C"

    Ex Navy Diver
    Ex Archaeologist
    Ex Museologist
    Actively retired

    Posted By: jefflaur1 on 01/17/05 09:37pm

    Hi..I am an independent voice talent...most people would call me an announcer or narrator. You can hear me on many national TV commercials and in selected cities as the signature "voice" of TV stations' news promos and radio stations. My wife Carol is a commercial copywriter. We live on top of a mountain here in North Carolina and have just finished converting one side of our 2005 BT Cruiser (21 ft) to a mobile studio..complete with multitrack digital recording system and wireless high speed Internet.

    Some commercials currently running include The George Foreman Grill..Wendy's (selected markets) Westinghouse Cord-Free Vacuum..Tilia Foodsaver infomercial, Chevy's Red Tag Sale, Quizno's, The Juiceman Infomercial..and many others...some might even have been recorded and produced in some parking lot somewhere!

    I'm 51, and we are planning to take an extended trip across the country meeting and thanking our many client radio and TV stations and Ad agencies for thier business and support through the years.

    Visit our website and if you see us..honk fer sure!

    Posted By: rccdale on 01/18/05 12:59pm

    I wonder if anyone is actually reading all this. Can't believe how popular this question is. Well ... here goes ...

    I am the manager of community education courses for our local community college in southern Oregon. I also teach two eCommerce business courses. My wife and I are anxious to start our lives as full time RV tourists so our plan is to camp from April thru October at a Cascade lake about 45 minutes from my job (I currently communte 45 minutes from a different direction). That way, we will live in the scenic, cool summer location and visit our house only for an occasional week-end "vacation". That will give us the "feel" of full time RV so by the time we actually retire and begin "the life", the only change will be moving locations every week or so.


    Please visit:
    Our Full Time RV Adventure

    Posted By: FreshAir on 01/19/05 02:50am

    Nothing that I can't get out of. Really trying to retire. NOW! leave me alone,...unless you want to buy me a drink.

    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 01/23/05 12:49pm

    Still going? wow!

    Posted By: molade on 01/23/05 12:54pm

    As of tomorrow,,,RETIRED! yahooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Full Time Graduating Class 2005
    Our Journey

    Posted By: HOSS47 on 01/23/05 01:04pm



    Posted By: TTBeachBum on 01/23/05 05:16pm


    As of tomorrow,,,RETIRED! yahooooooooooooooooooooooo


    Posted By: 2cknights on 01/23/05 05:32pm

    Same as you, Bigfoot, Truck Driver and School Teacher. Ten or eleven years left for both of us, neither are sure if we'll be ready to give it up then. Happy Camping!

    '03 Ford F-350 7.3 LB SRW. Ride Rites.
    Old rig '99 Lance 1130
    New rig 2017 Jayflight 31QBDS
    2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic

    Posted By: stockman on 01/23/05 09:38pm

    I am actually a Financial Advisor for a large national firm. Hence my handle. Wife is a tennis pro at a country club nearby. 2 kids in school and a 2yr old who lovesssss to RV.

    Thank God!


    I have suffered catastrophic system failure. I don't like it.
    F.M.C.A. 347154
    2005 Allegro Bus 40' QDP

    Posted By: mike6256 on 01/24/05 12:25am

    A paramedic full time and a volunteer fire cheif for fun....
    my fiance is a RN in the ER.

    2003 Dodge 3500 dually 4wd (Diesel)
    6spd w/4.10 rear
    2012 Open Range 392BHS

    Posted By: Bookie5 on 01/24/05 09:58am

    I am in sales selling design & estimating software to contractors & my wife is a support analyst for a medical company. We have 3 boys (8,5 & 2) who are very anxious to take their first official trip in our new fiver. Spring can't come soon enough!


    Posted By: WolfFox on 01/24/05 10:56am

    I'm a Computer Specialist for the Navy and I'm waiting 4 years, 5 months, 9 days, and a few minutes for retirement. Not that I'm counting are anything!

    2017 F350, Bronze Fire, King Ranch, DRW, 4x4 Off Road, LED, Adaptive Cruise/Steering, CLSN WRN, Lane Alert, BLIS, Tow Tech, Power Steps, Dual Alt's, 3.55 LS Axle, LINE-X, B&W Companion Hitch

    2017 Grand Design Solitude 384GK-R, 16K, 40 ft. 5th Wheel

    Posted By: TTBeachBum on 01/24/05 11:44am


    How many hours/minutes/seconds?

    Good for you!

    Posted By: Clark W. Griswold on 01/24/05 07:08pm

    I am a school counselor and wife is an elementary teacher. Summers off= Lots of nights in the 5ver! We are very fortunate to have the jobs that we have. It allows for plenty of family time.


    Camping along the Ohio River
    2006 Forest River Wildcat 31 QBH 5ver
    2004 Chevrolet 2500 HD Crew
    2 youngins and a Beagle

    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: R & C CAMPERS on 01/25/05 03:41pm

    I've worked in a chemical plant on the Houston ship channel for 31 years (retirement getting closer) & my wife works at a medical device manufacturer. First tents, then pop-up, now TT, we've been camping & traveling over that past 12 years or so.

    Robert & Chrysty
    2001 Ford F-250 diesel long bed
    2005 KZ Sportsmen 2653, 5th wheel, 26 ft
    2007 Hyundai Tucson
    2 Daschunds, Jinx & Furby
    2 cats, Andy & Barney (polydactyls)

    Posted By: rusty_poth on 01/25/05 03:50pm

    Working on 23 years in the Military.........

    Hey Chris I can help y'all spend that money!!!!!

    Retired 22 years Regular Force (Army/Air Force), 3 years Army Reserves.

    2004 Dodge 1 Ton 5.9 Cummins, 2004 Thor Jazz 3100XL 5th Wheel.

    Posted By: Fox's angel on 01/25/05 04:13pm


    Retired Lottery winner. 8.3M. Trying like heck to spend it all. Too many toys. Yikes

    Hehe we (v_fox and I)can help you spend it too... We have plenty of remodeling to do in this trailer we bought used in Oct. When we returned from Fl. my trailer was not worth repair, so we got another one.. We just did the back bedroom, and bathroom. We NEED a NEW kitchen ****HINT HINT****... [emoticon]

    Angel and v_fox some things are ment to be....

    * This post was edited 01/25/05 04:23pm by Fox's angel *

    Angel and v_fox some things are ment to be....

    Cali or fuzzball...

    Posted By: Mynew on 01/25/05 08:05pm

    Wife and I have both been retired for the past 7 years.

    Since then,we have visited 12 European countries, Mexico, Canada coast to coast, all of eastern and northern USA.

    Plan to visit central, southern and western USA in the near future.

    Retired husband "> and wife "> enjoying RV lifestyle

    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: PlantSci on 01/29/05 07:35pm

    Just burned out as departmental undergraduate coordinator, new student recruiter, undergraduate departmental club advisor, field crops nursery manager and instructor of seven courses - a bit prematurely, probably. Wife is (or was) Title I coordinator for K-12 in North Florida - though the way educational funds are managed . . . who knows.

    We are looking forward to seeing the highways and byways of North America - Nature, including the birds, butterflies, plants and animals, along with the wide variety of humans that call this continent home. We will be totally comfortable parking our Mobile Suite next to a corn or soybean field, in the shade of a burr oak. Though native Midwesterners, we speak Spanish and Portuguese (RPCVs - Brazil) and probably will want to get involved in some form of teaching, training, or similar. (I looked at rocking chairs - but decided - not yet.)

    Am enjoying the thread.

    '03 Mobile Suites, '03 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad, SRW, Auto, Laramie, Honda 3000 - (Educators)

    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=]strangled fitness[/url] [url=]work thoughts [/url]

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    Posted By: Turby's_03_Stroke on 01/30/05 04:20am

    I am an administrator and teacher at our local community college while my wife is a sewer in an upholstery company. My employment deals directly with the furniture industry here in Hickory and due to imports, I don't know how long this educational training will be needed. I am currently working on a masters degree to open up other possiblilties at the college. Not much tme for travel but that will come later Lord willing.

    Posted By: Mike Boutet on 01/30/05 10:30am

    I'm an auto technician and the wife is a controller(CGA) at a local railway company.

    Posted By: CampingCaptain on 01/30/05 10:54am

    I'm a Fire Captain and my wife is a Financial Specialist with a bank. In 2 years we will be changing jobs to full-time retirees. [emoticon]
    After that, we will be changing homes to a full-time fifth wheel. [emoticon]

    Bryan and Lee Richardson
    Proud parents of a US Marine
    1999 Monaco Windsor 38ft Diesel Pusher
    2003 Ford Taurus Toad on a Tow Dolly

    I sure do love this forum.

    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: Wanderlost on 01/30/05 03:31pm

    28 years with the Army, now a Defense Department policy wonk. Spousal Unit has 29 years with the Army as the Geospatial Information and Services Officer, in charge of maps, map products, and mapping policy.

    But I'm the navigator.....

    Still be a few more years before we can retire for good. Lookin' forward to gettin' on the road for more than just a couple weeks at a time.

    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi

    Spotacus--Christmas cat

    Posted By: slingbladephil on 01/30/05 05:07pm

    Me well I do Apt maintenace in woodland, State of Washington.

    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: gpscotty on 01/31/05 04:33pm

    Retired Flight Engineer 28 years USAF
    Retired Ground School Instructor 16 years 757/767 American Airlines
    wife Lorna worked in real estate for years, Now into motorcycles.
    Now we can't find enough time to get everything done.

    Ford 7.3 powerstroke F-250
    k/z 36ft Sporster with garage
    2 1800 Goldwings
    1 VTX 1800F
    1 weird stub tailed cat
    1 old cattle dog
    kids are gone, spoiling the grandkids and enjoying life to the max.

    Every day you wake up is a good one,having birthdays beats the option.
    Lorna & Scotty

    Posted By: rlanm on 01/31/05 07:02pm

    Own an advertising agency in Albuquerque,wish I was retired but learning to run the business from the road!

    Bob & Karla
    Poko the Blue Heeler
    Albuquerque, NM
    2001 Windsport 35' "Mothership II" Banks Power Pak
    Toad, Toyota 4 wheeler pickup

    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
    Kids-twin girls-13 years old

    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!


    Posted By: Rusty Gate on 01/31/05 09:22pm

    Field Engineer. I fix CT, PET and CT/PET scanners in hospitals.

    2002 Leprechaun 305MB
    2002 CR-V Toad
    DW, 2 dogs, 4 grandkids

    Posted By: Fox's angel on 01/31/05 09:38pm

    I have been a nonworking grandma/fiance since 12/31/03 when my job ended due to them closing our call center. It sucks not having a little spending money. But as soon as we get my car back here from Fl. I will find something. Not sure what since I am limited, and per SS dis. I can work just nothing very physical.. If anyone knows of any such nonphysical jobs, please give me some hints. They claim I came cashier, but I told them they stand ALL their shift, so they said less physical... HHmmm dang if I know of anything you don't stand alot for, don't have to write since I write like a 4 yr old, or can type slow, and with the end of a pen..

    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 02/01/05 05:22am

    kkiger.......congrats on the new nice to hear your doing what you want and your enjoying life!.......

    Posted By: luv2relax on 02/01/05 04:56pm

    Hubby is a chiropractor, I am a stay at home mom of 2. 1 boy 12, 1 girl 6. We bought a new 5th wheel last fall, the basic type unit to get us going, and are using it at ATA trap shoots. My son is the main trapshooter in the family and has been doing great since starting last year. Hope we have many years of enjoyment in our new "rig". We wanted to retire early....but had our children later in life than will probably work until we are 90!

    2006 Chevy 2500HD LT-3 LBZ Duramax Diesel w/ 6 spd Allison transmission, 4WD, White with dark charcoal leather, prodigy bc

    2006 Coachmen Chaparral 340QBS, 37' w/ 1 1/2 baths, bunks in the front, 2 slides.

    Posted By: 05Raptor4us on 02/01/05 05:06pm

    Hubby is a firefighter Paramedic and we own our own business as well.
    Cant wait for the thaw we only got to use our 2005 raptor dual slide 1 time and its killing me.

    Dawn, Gardnerville NV
    2 sons
    1 BIG FAT American Bulldog

    1BIG FAT American Bulldog">
    2005 Keyston Raptor dual slide
    2005 F250 Amarillo Edition quad cab

    Posted By: Justthetwoofus on 02/01/05 05:38pm

    My better half and I both work for ALLTEL Communications in Little Rock, AR. She is in RF engineering and I am a Data Center manger.

    "If you cant see the bright side, polish the dull side".

    Melea & Larry
    Sammy Jo (Riding pardner)

    03 FourWinds 28BH-M5 Classic

    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 02/15/05 06:47pm

    push to top again for new members.

    Posted By: Johnwil on 02/15/05 08:19pm

    Retired telecom tech, now babysitting for grandkids and waiting for it to warm up so I can go camping.

    John & Joan
    3500 Chev 2008 Dually with 6.6 TD and Allison Trany ">
    Retired ">

    Posted By: agteacher on 02/15/05 08:30pm

    I'm a online high school science teacher and my husband builds suspension parts for an automoble maker in their engine plant. I started out teaching ag and my husband worked for a tractor dealer in high school. We've been going to tractor shows for 20 years and bought a toy hauler to use with the 3 kids and for that purpose.

    camping buddies - my husband,">
    17 yr boy,18 yr girl,19 yr girl">
    American Eskimo - Baby
    01 International 4700 - SOLD
    99 Dodge 3500 Quad Long Bed,Cummins,Rhino Liner
    06 WW SLC 3505 - SOLD
    48 Ford 8N was a rustbucket
    52 Ford 8N w/ Sherman 54B HydroHoe

    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: kfintoni on 02/16/05 07:30am

    I work for Lifeline Sys, kind of like th old I've fallen and can't get up commercials. DH has worked for local Public Works fro 30 years. Both parents to 4 very busy kids and a big dog.

    Parents of 4 and a Berner.
    2005 Jayco Eagle 325 BHS
    2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax.
    "> Stolen">
    2007 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Duramax.

    Posted By: scrver on 02/16/05 07:48am

    I am a retired SMSGT from the Air Force after 20 years. I am now a technology (industrial arts) teacher. Wife is an RN. Plan on totally retiring in 8 years.

    Posted By: mulrooney1 on 02/16/05 08:03am

    32 years with a power company. Held several positions: meter reader, stores helper, groundman, equipment operator, apprentice wireman, journeyman wireman, reter and relay trainee, journeyman meter and relay tech, retired as a lead meter and relay tech

    Could have retired at 53 but stayed 2 more years to train my replacement.

    Enjoyed my job and still use the knowledge I aquired while at work for my benifit and others too. Tim

    Posted By: hamptonmermaid on 02/16/05 08:48am

    Both retired last year at age 56, hubby builder, me RN. Sold house bought 5th wheel, on the road this April full time.....can't wait!


    Posted By: 4ladies&me on 02/16/05 09:10am

    I am a engineering inspector for city of Bellingham, I build roads and infastructure, wife is a secretary at our church.

    2003Chevy 2500HD
    2004 Cougar281EFS
    3 daughters
    1 wife

    Posted By: dllfo on 02/16/05 01:53pm

    The boss is a retired elementary school teacher (30+ years) and I am a
    retired Air Force officer (KC-135s), with about 15 years of Real Estate Appraising. I retired at 55 because of health issues and because I could. I finally convinced the wife we could afford it a year or two
    later, and she retired. We love it!!

    So it will be Dave, Chris and Tolly (one year old Portuguese Water Dog)
    on the road again (as Willie Nelson used to sing...). We have not bought our next coach yet, but are looking for a 40' DP so we can visit
    our friends and family all over this wonderful country.

    God Bless America!!!!!

    2002 Monaco Diplomat 38PST

    Posted By: Hyfives5 on 02/16/05 02:30pm

    I work for a spa/hot tub manufacturer. It can be a pretty fun industry, but like anything else, it has it's moments. I'm new to this site and will be taking delivery of my first TT on 2/21/05. I feel like a kid at Christmas...

    San Diego, CA

    Posted By: slockels on 02/16/05 02:54pm

    We are farmers and own a trucking business. We have awhile before we can retire. I guess we will have to be satisfied with short trips for now.

    2005 Ford F250
    2003 Cedar Creek 5ver
    1998 Spoiled Yellow Lab
    1957 Captain and Co-Pilot

    Posted By: Tom and Jill on 02/16/05 03:51pm

    I am a Executive Pastor and my wife work for a non-profit foundation. We are looking forward to spending more time traveling

    2001 F350 Quad Cab Turbo Diesel
    Banks Power, Banks Gauges on the piller
    Banks Brakes, Air Bags
    Prodigy brake controler
    2002 34' Carriage Cameo LXI 3 slides
    Generac Quietpact
    Trailair Air ride pin box, and air bag suspension


    Posted By: sweethome alabama on 02/16/05 07:05pm

    Hey I'm an Industrial Electrician for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company member of uswa Local 878. And my wife is a teacher's aid Part time. Only 23 years till I can retire and draw a pension. But for now camping and fishing all I can.

    04 suburban 1500
    00 silverado 1500
    05 jayco 27bh
    Couldn't get rig to post,so here is my burgler alarm!!

    our pics

    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

    2000 H/R Endeavor 300 cat 6sp
    02 Malibu toad

    I use and support ch-13 your should too

    Posted By: SingingServiceWriter on 02/16/05 07:55pm

    ex-US Navy Electronic Warfare Technician, ex-Telephone Company Service Technician (Pacific Bell), ex-Line Cook (fine dining), currently RV Dealership Service Writer, and aspiring country singer...

    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 ">
    2012 Honda Fit towing 4 down with BrakeBuddy

    Posted By: katmann343 on 02/17/05 11:54am

    Retired State Trooper, DW retired, We have a new 5er, new TV and are ready to "hit the road"

    2006 F 350 PSD King Ranch
    2004 Hitchhiker II LS UKTG

    Posted By: hamilton71801 on 02/17/05 12:06pm


    Posted By: debbiejohntaffy on 02/17/05 01:55pm

    Wow...this topics been 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...[emoticon]

    Posted By: CamperTech on 02/17/05 01:56pm

    I'm the service manager for an rv dealership here in NH.
    I also make secondary income by Dj'ing (Disc Jockey) at a Country & Western bar. I have a small biz of my own selling Nascar diecast model cars.
    My better half is a licensing analyst for Liberty Mutual Ins,

    Happy Campin'

    Posted By: Turtle9343 on 02/18/05 12:04am

    compliance officer for a trucking company

    Posted By: carminnie on 02/18/05 02:36am

    I work for a utility company in Los Angeles last 13 years. Prior 25 years in retail, 9 stores in LA county. Clothng, household stuff. I hope to be retired by 10/05. My wife is retired from the OTHER utility co in LA. in 11/04 we purchased our first RV a 99 Bounder 34J. Our 1st time in the RV arena. Love it. Why it took so long? I do not know.

    Posted By: RoadAbode on 02/18/05 07:08am

    Network Administrator (computer geek)[emoticon]
    Dec 03 I was laid off from my company (had survived 2 rounds of layoffs) just as I was about to purchase a motorhome. Finally found a job again in Feb 04 and a GOOD job in Sept. With the support of my wife, and girls we recouped - I now have that new job - AND a motorhome - pre-owned - but am looking forward to the time spent with the family on weekends away and a few longer trips.

    The RoadAbode Crew
    Mike ~ Amy ~ Kimberly ~ Emily ~ and Molly the pup
    RoadAbode Blog

    Posted By: cory4408 on 02/18/05 07:25am


    * This post was edited 02/18/05 08:49am by cory4408 *

    Posted By: cory4408 on 02/18/05 07:27am

    I am a rv finance manager/ Salesman and my wife is a Research Chemist. We try to take at least one trip a month.

    Cory Willis
    Houston, Texas

    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?


    * 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: 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: litespeed58 on 02/18/05 04:41pm

    General Contractor

    Design/Build Custom Homes, Additions and Rennovations in Florida.


    Posted By: putnam1 on 02/18/05 05:18pm


    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?


    I guess we know you want ever be an administrator. If this many have already answered the thread I must admit that you haven't a clue what is popular.

    Posted By: hammerdogansweetthang on 02/18/05 05:56pm

    I drive a concrete mixer in Ann Arbor and the wife works for the State

    2004 Chevy 2500hd duramax and allison tranny
    2004 innsbruck the dog house on wheels
    4 kids
    2 dogs golden and a flat coated retreivers
    sunny mindy

    Posted By: bigfoot216 on 03/10/05 08:48pm

    Anyone here own or run a campgroung?

    Posted By: seattlefirervr on 03/10/05 09:46pm

    Seattle Firefighter going on six years. Wife works for Starbucks, just knock on my door for fresh coffee in the morning. Two kids, son is five, daughter 2.5 years.
    Saving up for a Prevost.