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Old 08-19-2020, 11:15 AM   #1
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Hello all. My wife and I just bought a 2020 Palomino Solaire 316RLTS. Doing some early planning for our retired life, which as of today, will commence in 2 yrs, 2 months, 1 week, and 4 days (but who's counting?). At that point, will have 37 years total military service, and will be ready to transition into retired, civilian life! We are both looking forward to the many adventures on the road and getting to see this beautiful country - more than just the places that Uncle Sam has sent me. As newbies, I know we have a lot to learn, but hoping this forum and its great, seasoned RV Vets will help us along the way! Excited to be here.
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Old 08-19-2020, 12:06 PM   #3
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2yrs and 2 months might just be enough time to make some reservations for your first trip. It's taking longer and longer to book spots at CG's anymore.
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Old 08-19-2020, 12:26 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard from South Jersey!
There are many great videos of RV living and traveling on YouTube .
I recommend grabbing an adult beverage and start watching some of the great places to camp and visit. Itís got me interested in many areas I donít have on my list.
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Old 08-19-2020, 02:55 PM   #7
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Thanks all. Been lucky so far getting spots. Will be heading to VA for our 3rd trip here next week. Also found some good spots on military campgrounds, really nice spot at Aberdeen MD. That was our "maiden voyage". YouTube has been a great learning tool, Homebrew!

As a homebrewer myself, I have spent some countless hours with a cold one and the YouTube!
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Thanks all. Been lucky so far getting spots. Will be heading to VA for our 3rd trip here next week. Also found some good spots on military campgrounds, really nice spot at Aberdeen MD. That was our "maiden voyage". YouTube has been a great learning tool, Homebrew!



As a homebrewer myself, I have spent some countless hours with a cold one and the YouTube!


Heading to a state campground around mid October to check out the fall colors just above Harrisburg.
You have a lot of great state campgrounds near you. Pa does a great job on there parks.
Enjoy your adventures, there are thousands of helpful people on this site.
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Welcome & congrats from South Jersey. Thank you for your service.


Check out the website for Military Campgrounds, can save yourself a ton on money.
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Richbo....After 36 years of Active/Civilian in the AF, let me wholeheartedly recommend retired life. No more 2am phone calls for mobilization...I can get in our rig and drive without having to dread the recall from the campsite.
Finding sites in the midst of the Flu can be a challenge. Don't overlook the Army COE sites. Many do not show up on normal campground searches. They publish a book with all their locations and amenities. They are open to the public but often deserted. Not a lot in the NE but as you increase your range, Kentucky, Tenn (as examples) have many.
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Old 08-27-2020, 08:20 PM   #14
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Hello all. My wife and I just bought a 2020 Palomino Solaire 316RLTS. Doing some early planning for our retired life, which as of today, will commence in 2 yrs, 2 months, 1 week, and 4 days (but who's counting?). At that point, will have 37 years total military service, and will be ready to transition into retired, civilian life! We are both looking forward to the many adventures on the road and getting to see this beautiful country - more than just the places that Uncle Sam has sent me. As newbies, I know we have a lot to learn, but hoping this forum and its great, seasoned RV Vets will help us along the way! Excited to be here.
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:37 AM   #15
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Karbean,

Thanks for the info. I have heard good things about the COE camping; sounds like most are on or along some kind of water, which is great. I will definitely look into them. Kentucky and Tennessee are not too far, especially once the "date" hits! Thanks again.
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