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Old 06-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Long Time Forest River owner, just found the forum.

Hello! We've had our Cardinal Platinum 5er for 7 years and love it. We've been RVing for 23 years and had Shasta (Class C MH), Layton (conventional Bunk House), and Jayco (fifth wheel) before the Cardinal. We (my wife and I) love RVing and may go full time in the future. Our 2 kids are grown and have families of their own so we have the empty nest thing going on. I'm a retired teacher (band and choir) but I still work part time as a driver ed. instructor and driver safety consultant.

I just found the forums here and am looking forward to hanging out here occasionally.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Welcome, it's addictive, your going to love this forum. Hopefully we can learn from all your 23 years of experience.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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Hello! We've had our Cardinal Platinum 5er for 7 years and love it. We've been RVing for 23 years and had Shasta (Class C MH), Layton (conventional Bunk House), and Jayco (fifth wheel) before the Cardinal. We (my wife and I) love RVing and may go full time in the future. Our 2 kids are grown and have families of their own so we have the empty nest thing going on. I'm a retired teacher (band and choir) but I still work part time as a driver ed. instructor and driver safety consultant.

I just found the forums here and am looking forward to hanging out here occasionally.
Yes welcome to the forum, I see your from West MI..Where in W. MI??
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Hi everyone, thanks for the warm welcomes! We live in Jenison, which is suburban Southwest Grand Rapids.
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Welcome to the forum. I too am a retired teacher. Retired 3 years ago but still go back to my school to sub.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Hi everyone, thanks for the warm welcomes! We live in Jenison, which is suburban Southwest Grand Rapids.
OK, we know where Jenison is. Nice area away from the city life. Sister-in-law used to live near there and we used to come over quite often, but she and her Husband moved to Tucson AZ this past Jan. They had enough of Mi and cold damp weather. We spend the winter there in our Cedar Creek and find the 5 or 6 months very comfortable.
We too have talked about the full time thingy. Big big decision.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #9
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We like Jenison about 7 or 8 months of the year, but we are also thinking about the Tucson area (Benson, AZ) for the "bad" months here. Full-timing is a big decision. I think I could jump on board with little problem, but my wife would have trouble downsizing that far, I think. Hence the "may go" instead of "are going."
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We like Jenison about 7 or 8 months of the year, but we are also thinking about the Tucson area (Benson, AZ) for the "bad" months here. Full-timing is a big decision. I think I could jump on board with little problem, but my wife would have trouble downsizing that far, I think. Hence the "may go" instead of "are going."
Completely understand. We even had a big garage/yard sale last summer. After I got rid of all my tools and accessorizes the mood changed and we didn't sell. Maybe someday. Check out the Sundance 1 RV park in Casa Grande, Super nice park with big sites, and friendly people. We've been going there for 6 years, get the same spot and the neighbors are friendly and , will we just have a ball.
Eyes won't stay open, off to bed. Keep in touch..
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