I guess I'll stake a claim in the Class of '19.
I have a 2019 Newmar Bay Star 3401 on order that I expect to take possession of next April, then drive it (for the first time LOL) to Somerset, PA for the solar install. Then back to WV to begin transitioning "life" from the S&B to the RV. Should be living in it full-time by August, leave the WV ARNG in October, then head southwest to find work.
The R-word (retirement) popped up on my mental radar maybe 5 years ago. I started off trying to decided between going overseas to live, or getting some rural land here in the US to go off-the-grid on. Eventually, I decided that I did not want to be half a world away if my son needed me (or vice versa). The realities of living off-the-grid seemed pretty daunting, especially after meeting with a fairly well-known blogger in the Terlingua, TX area. Gorgeous country, certainly affordable, but I questioned my own ability to get by in a fashion I'd consider comfortable when I got into my 60s and 70s. LOL
As luck would have it, that very same trip to TX also involved me driving from Terlingua, TX to Astoria, OR for a National Guard mission. What a gorgeous drive! Spent three days in Monument Valley, drove through Capital Reef, Moab, the Columbia River valley....and Astoria was no slouch either. That trip made me realize that North America alone had a lot of stuff left for me to see, and I wasn't going to be content sitting in one place.
I began reading various RVing forums. Joined Escapees and have a mailing address (though I haven't really used it yet). Asked every goofy question I can think of (some of them here! LOL).
Fast forward to now.....I've decided to forego trying to get 20 active duty years, and will be happy with my 15 and change. I have 20 overall, so I've earned my pension. I'll just need to work a few more years until I can draw it...but this time I can look at stuff that heck, until lately I've never even heard of! Beet season? Workamping? KamperForce? LOL I'm giddy.
Well, I'm rambling. Probably won't make any 'official' activities like Escapades or Q or anything like that for a bit, but I'll be with ya on the interwebz!