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Old 12-30-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hi yall!!!

Greetings from SC!
Im a single lady planning my retirement, looking for ideas/tips/tricks and all that stuff. Im taking notes!!! While I can definitely drive and operate vehicles as large as mraps and ladder trucks I don't get to be in on the buying, building and maintenance. My plans are simple: to leisurely travel across the continent just myself and my critters. Ill have special requirements for them. The goal is to visit all the State and National parks I can. I thought about buying a camper or RV at first, but with the critters in mind and stuff like that I really should just build my own setup. When Im closer to that golden retirement date Ill have the time to take my time and build it right. I havent decided if the skoolie will be the forever home or not, figured Id just roll with the fates. Big thanks ahead of time for all the insight youve all shared!

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Old 12-30-2020, 03:57 PM   #2
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welcome to the madness.
at least you have the driving experience in your favor.
you said ladder truck so i assume firefighter?
i come from a long line of FIREFIGHTERS and EMS family.
welcome
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Old 12-30-2020, 04:03 PM   #3
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welcome to the madness.
at least you have the driving experience in your favor.
you said ladder truck so i assume firefighter?
i come from a long line of FIREFIGHTERS and EMS family.
welcome

Thanks for the welcome! I started as an EMT, volunteered for a local FD and got my patches, moved up to Medic and now full time EMS, also TacMedic for my county. Thanks for being family! Sometimes I think its harder for my family than me...
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Old 12-30-2020, 04:33 PM   #4
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yes mam.
grew up never knowing who was or wasnt coming back home.
i went marines instead hence my address of NC and guess where?
i still work on the bases.
hope your health is well enough to fullfill your retirement dreams.
building your own skoolie is tough but in the end you know exactly what you have and a dang good idea on where and what. when something messes up.
good luck
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Old 12-30-2020, 04:55 PM   #5
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yes mam.
grew up never knowing who was or wasnt coming back home.
i went marines instead hence my address of NC and guess where?
i still work on the bases.
hope your health is well enough to fullfill your retirement dreams.
building your own skoolie is tough but in the end you know exactly what you have and a dang good idea on where and what. when something messes up.
good luck
Lol, thanks for your service too! Both of my parents were Marines, I know exactly where Thanks for the vote of confidence!
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