What do you do to support you RV habit? - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Brand RVs > General RV Related Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-25-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
Member
 
Jeyboy170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Maricopa
Posts: 23
Arizona
What do you do to support you RV habit?

LOL...

RVing is expensive. Big rigs, big trucks, wanting a bigger truck (trying to talk the wife into letting me buy a new GMC 2500 Denali Diesel..only 60 some odd K..lol)..maybe in a year or two.

Anyway..I see some people that post in here are in the construction field.

I am in Aircraft Maintenance, work for a regional airline in Maintenance Control. Have been in Aircraft Maintenance for 30 years, have worked management for 13 years but took a break from that to ride the desk for a while.

What do you do for a living to support your habit?
__________________

__________________
2015 Kodiak 299 BHSL
2013 GMC Sierra 1500
Jeyboy170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Roselle
Posts: 1,150
Illinois
Retired police officer and some per diem work for FEMA. Wife retired law enforcement also. Life is good.
Rusty
__________________

__________________
2015 Black F-350 Platinum Diesel Dually Crew Cab
2019 Riverstone Legacy 38MB (Full Paint/All Options)
2015 Voltage 3990 (Full Paint, All Options) Sold 6/18
2005 Harley Ultra Classic w/too many miles
lcv800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 02:17 PM   #3
Member
 
Jeyboy170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Maricopa
Posts: 23
Arizona
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcv800 View Post
Retired police officer and some per diem work for FEMA. Wife retired law enforcement also. Life is good.
Rusty
Nice!!
I know Roselle. I live in Carpentersville from 2005 until we moved to AZ in 2013
__________________
2015 Kodiak 299 BHSL
2013 GMC Sierra 1500
Jeyboy170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 02:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ATCguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Somewhere on the road...
Posts: 1,301
Wyoming
That's a fair question, and a good topic...

I'm retired air traffic control. After doing nothing for 2 years, I came out here to AZ a couple of months ago for what I thought was going to be some part-time work to pad the pension a bit. Well that didn't last long, as the position quickly turned into a full time job with possible obligated overtime... so I bowed out quickly. Already been there, done that!

I may try to find something else eventually... but for now I'm simply living on the pension.
__________________
Tom
2013 VOLTAGE 3200 (EPIC I & II)
2014 Ford F-450 PLATINUM
2017 BMW R1200GS Rallye
ATCguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 03:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Roselle
Posts: 1,150
Illinois
My nephew just hired on to Carpentersville PD this week. We are going to spend the winter in the RV in Florida this year and then next in AZ unless we decide to shoot out that way in March before heading back up north. Not ruling out a townhome as a base in either of those states. All I know is I'm sick and tired of Illinois and Chicago. Nothing but taxes, crime, and snow.
Rusty
__________________
2015 Black F-350 Platinum Diesel Dually Crew Cab
2019 Riverstone Legacy 38MB (Full Paint/All Options)
2015 Voltage 3990 (Full Paint, All Options) Sold 6/18
2005 Harley Ultra Classic w/too many miles
lcv800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 05:14 PM   #6
Site Team
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sprung Leak
Posts: 3,138
North Carolina
Great topic! :

My job title is Construction Risk Specialist aka Safety Guy. I have been in the construction business for over 35 years, the last 20+ have been industrial. I am naturally inquisitive so I am always figuring out how things work, and how to make them better, if possible. Currently working for a national roofing and siding contractor, we only do industrial and commercial. Licensed in 46 states.

My bride is a 30+ year survivor of the no longer friendly skies. Her non PC title is Senior Sky Mama aka Stewardess aka Flight Attendant. Started out with Piedmont Airlines, back when it was THE glamorous job to have.

We are working towards retirement, 5-10 years from now. No plans to full-time, just head out for a month or so at a time.

Aaron
__________________
There is madness to my methods
2015 Coleman CM16FBS(traded) 2016 Concord 300DS
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 05:41 PM   #7
Member
 
Jeyboy170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Maricopa
Posts: 23
Arizona
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcv800 View Post
. All I know is I'm sick and tired of Illinois and Chicago. Nothing but taxes, crime, and snow.
Rusty
Thats why we left!!!
__________________
2015 Kodiak 299 BHSL
2013 GMC Sierra 1500
Jeyboy170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 05:44 PM   #8
Member
 
Jeyboy170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Maricopa
Posts: 23
Arizona
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Great topic! :

My job title is Construction Risk Specialist aka Safety Guy. I have been in the construction business for over 35 years, the last 20+ have been industrial. I am naturally inquisitive so I am always figuring out how things work, and how to make them better, if possible. Currently working for a national roofing and siding contractor, we only do industrial and commercial. Licensed in 46 states.

My bride is a 30+ year survivor of the no longer friendly skies. Her non PC title is Senior Sky Mama aka Stewardess aka Flight Attendant. Started out with Piedmont Airlines, back when it was THE glamorous job to have.

We are working towards retirement, 5-10 years from now. No plans to full-time, just head out for a month or so at a time.

Aaron
My wife used to be a flight attendant. She lost a good gig with NorthWest after Sept 11th happened. She didnt have enough seniority to hold onto that job. She moved on to Retail and Merchandising management
__________________
2015 Kodiak 299 BHSL
2013 GMC Sierra 1500
Jeyboy170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 08:46 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Minden
Posts: 689
Nevada
Retired Police Officer, 34 years, working part time
__________________
Rich and Angela, Lab Dogs, Ruben, Ace
2015 Voltage V3895 2006 Lance Truck Camper
2013 Chevy 3500HD 4X4 CC DRW LB Bags Husky 26K Hitch Can Am Commander 1000 ATV
RVNevada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 08:59 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
DesertRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Desert Hot Springs
Posts: 1,760
California
Retired 12 years ago as Fleet Manager 33+ years county & city here in the desert. Working full time as Service manager for tractor dealership. Wife just starting on-line sales after 17+ years in thrift shop management.
My two pensions pay just about twice what my full time job does.
Plan for me is to retire again at the end of next year.
__________________
Mike
2002 42' Monaco Signature Triple Crown tow 2014 F-150
2014 Voltage V3605 Sold 5/3/17
2012 F-350 6.7l CC 4X4, Sold 10/10/17
DesertRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 11:22 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oxnard
Posts: 187
California
I 'm a 35 year IT guy. Started as programmer in 1979. Been with AAA IT Ops now for last 10 years. Glad you started this.. We know what it takes to do this right. My wife and I also run a small heavy-duty lubricant company, Alco-Metalube.
__________________
2015 Voltage 3800 w/ Epic, Int&Ext, Garage Pkgs; 4x100W Solar, Xantrex C35 Charge, SW2000 Inverter & Mon; 2005 Chevy Duramax Dually 3500 w/Banks; Kawi KFX700 & Polaris Scrambler 500 ATVs.
VCToyhauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 02:04 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Canon City
Posts: 861
Colorado
Me, 35 years as a Mechanical Engineer for a large electric utility. Got into power house turnaround coordination, then planning, then managing...years of OT and per diem. But I think there are three things that did it for me:

1. As Dad counseled, go to work for a big company so that you can move around some and the job doesn't go away.

2. Put the max in the 401K, even if you actually take a bit of a take home pay cut some years...put in the max. Started that in 1984.

3. Lastly, first wife wanted absolutely nothing to do with children. So we had none. That makes a lot of money available for retirement savings.

Wife, the 17+ years we've been married. I provided the basics, pay & benefits. That allowed her to advance her career from "software tester" all the way to Oracle Security Analyst. More certs than I can count. Made her max out whatever 401K she was in from the time we got married. Oh, and she has five children, the youngest 16 when we met. I helped get them back on track and into successful lives.

I retired her in 2009, I retired in June 2011. So my pension, my 401K, her 401K and inheritance from her parents. Life is good. Will be better when we're both take SS at 65. Boss, 63, me 61

Life is very good!!!

Pirate
Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 03:15 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Soccerloco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Smith
Posts: 489
Nevada
What do you do to support you RV habit?

Sold off my cattle herd in 1997. Don't think you ever retire from ranching. For the last 18 years my sweetie who is retired from American Airlines and I have a mobile soccer store. We travel the western states in our voltage providing service to youth soccer tournaments. We work now about 24 events a year. Just returned from sandpoint Idaho beautiful. Winter time Northern California and Nevada February off to Laughlin.
__________________
Bill gran
2014 v3005 voltage
Dodge Ram 2500 bagged stock
Soccerloco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 10:00 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
donzinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Memphis
Posts: 1,447
Michigan
Retired after 24 years in the Army and now working for the Army in the logistics field hoping to retire for real in 10 years.
The wife works security for defense companies.

I testing to read some of the things people do and have done "on the outside".
__________________
2014-3950, Full Paint, 17.5" tires, 370W solar, 3100W Magnum inverter w/ AGS, 7500w diesel generator, Micro-Air Easy Start 364 (x3)
2019 Ram 3500 Limited w/ Max Tow pkg
donzinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 11:00 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Callaway
Posts: 864
Maryland
Currently on my final 3 year, 8 month, and 9 day push to retiring from the Navy. The last few years have been pretty hard on us, constantly moving and deploying. Negotiated a set of orders that will let me retire in place as a Systems Engineer, then go back as a contractor after appropriate waiting periods making somewhat more than I am currently making....I plan on being completely done working by the time I am 50. Wife is an RN, has been working home health for quite some time now...we will probably roam the country letting her work 8-12 week contracts as a per diem nurse...averaging 6 months per year for work...

We are looking for some land to build a home....probably will be in the Voltage for another couple years while that is in the works, not in a big hurry right now.

Cale
__________________
TV: 2015 F-350 DRW, CC, 4x4, with 14k GVWR package, 98 gallon TransferFlow Aux Tank, Timbren Shocks

TH: 2014 Voltage 3950, Sailun S637 all around
calewjohnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 09:56 PM   #16
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Boise
Posts: 5
Idaho
The Dutchmen Pop-Up Camper was just an item on my bucket list and something that brings back memories of when I camped with grandma and cousins as kid. I just dug into my savings and bought an 1995 801 model. We're getting the RV bug though and this could turn into an obsession.

My husband is a long-time mechanic currently working in a transmission shop, but has been a motorcycle mechanic for years as well. He keeps all of our street bikes and dirt bikes running. He'll the trailer with his Dodge Ram but I want to get a ball and hitch on my Chevy Cavalier too. I'm a full-charge bookkeeper slash whatever they want to throw my way assistant for a property investment company.
tconway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 10:56 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,841
Oklahoma
I retired so long ago I almost forgot what I did for a living until this was posted this morning on FB.


I painted this rig when I was a volunteer firefighter, the department went full time paid and I rose to the number one position but I didn't buy into the politics so I took a voluntary demotion back to captain so I could work the line until retirement came. 20 years of getting retirement checks and I don't even have to be there or smile............
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12039593_1159794027382137_1934586048857139926_n.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	47.0 KB
ID:	2561  
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 11:51 PM   #18
Site Team
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sprung Leak
Posts: 3,138
North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by tconway View Post
The Dutchmen Pop-Up Camper was just an item on my bucket list and something that brings back memories of when I camped with grandma and cousins as kid. I just dug into my savings and bought an 1995 801 model. We're getting the RV bug though and this could turn into an obsession.

My husband is a long-time mechanic currently working in a transmission shop, but has been a motorcycle mechanic for years as well. He keeps all of our street bikes and dirt bikes running. He'll the trailer with his Dodge Ram but I want to get a ball and hitch on my Chevy Cavalier too. I'm a full-charge bookkeeper slash whatever they want to throw my way assistant for a property investment company.
Love the bucket list...

I have been half way keeping my eyes peeled for a 1967 Apache Raven, that was the first camper I ever stayed in. Retired Air Force guy owned a filling station on the corner in our neighborhood. Once summer he took 4 or 5 of us neighborhood kids camping at a nearby lake. He had a camper on the back of his pickup and pulled the pop up. The truck was a 1965? Chevy crew cab 4x4. We all had a blast, I think we went 4 times that summer, then we moved away the next year. I have never forgotten it. I am sure he is dead and gone, now but the memory will last forever.

Aaron
__________________
There is madness to my methods
2015 Coleman CM16FBS(traded) 2016 Concord 300DS
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 12:18 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
GTWags's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 101
Oklahoma
Retired Air Force, working for the FAA now. Wife deals in Socks. Yes Socks, not stocks. Cant wait to retire again and actually stop working.
__________________
2016 Aerolite 213RBSL
2013 F-150 5.0l tow package
GTWags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2015, 01:18 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Ridgway
Posts: 312
Colorado
Wireless generation

My wife and I are in a pretty good place. In our mid 40's my Wife has a job developing web based training which she can do from anywhere. We live in our house in Colorado all summer making "small trip's" to fun biking area's then in the winter we rent out our house and head to So California living in our camper. I take care of our 2 boy's (10 and 2yrs old), home schooling and run a non-profit which mainly is busy in the summer.
The plan this winter is already set. Flying to Costa Rica Nov. 10th and rented a condo for one month. Fly back home to Colorado where renters will already be in our house but the camper will be packed and ready to hook up. Stay with friends for a couple of nights then head to So Cal via Tucson AZ!
My wife keeps a blog of our adventures: pedaladventures.com
__________________

rcharrette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×