Welcome to the Forum.
Lots of ideas, opinions and recommendations. As with life...some good, some bad and some ugly.
For my 2 cents, last year we were a couple of years away from retirement but decided to take the plunge early and glad we did. Gives us a chance to work off the rough edges, get the warts and problems fixed before going "retired".
Best to you and your "fur Babies", we have two Satan (lab) and Munpi (pronounce moon pie - mixed lab).
Sheree & Michael NCNG LTC(ret) with Satin Doll & Munpi.
2016 Vegas 24.1 E350 5 speed "Ms. Enterprise" with
Engine "Bug-Guard" Screen, Recliners, Infotainment Center, HUD, ARC Shower Rod, Safe-T-Plus, Curt SpareTire Mount,Tornado Black Tank Rinser & exterior WiFi Antenna.