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Old 04-11-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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Almost There.....

The house just started escrow on friday last, so it wont be long until we start full timing...looking to purchase a used, maybe 2007 Tiffin Pheaton...any ideas from full timers that I can use while we start this new adventure in life....anything you would do over if you had the chance to start over??

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Old 04-11-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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Don,

That is SO exciting! I would be marking of the days on a calendar!!

The full-timers, here, will be able to give you a lot of info. I know that I have read about coaches that are great for full-timing and those that really are not.

The great thing, about this forum, is you can save yourself some money/misery buy learning from their past experience. I know that it has helped me.

Good luck!

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Old 04-11-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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Get some books on fulltiming. I have quite a library and glean handy information from most of what they say. I'd give you some titles but I don't think the administrators like it. PM me if you'ld like to know.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:23 AM   #4
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were not to far off from going FT ourselves, did a lot of research, alot of questions and more questions, I just need to wait for my wife to retire , then sell the house, & poof--were gone, hit the gravel & travel.
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the 1st book I purchase was "the RV BOOK" , very good book to read and I still own it as it has useful info, , I then went to read books on FT by FT people EX: the RV'ERS BIBLE, Full Time RVing, RV Living these books have gave me a pretty insight, I watched DVD's like winnebago's "A Closer Look", RV Education 101- Travel Trailers/fifth Wheel, and Motor Homes, To include Monaco RV. I've learned alot and the fun part keep learning, and with this site I am learning more.
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About to sell the house and only "thinking" about what to buy? You might be further from FTing than you figure.
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Ok, here's some good books to get:"All the Stuff You need to know about RVing" by Dr. Ron Jones; "Fulltiming, an introduction to full-time RVing" by Gaylord Maxwell; "Fulltiming for new and used RVers" by Dr. Ron Jones; "The Complete Idiot's Guide to RVing" by Brent Peterson; and last but not least "Trailer Life's Repair and Maintenance Manual" by Bob Livingston.
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We are all set, ready to go,our research has been for the last three years, and its still on going, and just as soon as the wife retires and our daughter is back on her feet,we are gone, /our choice of a MH would be a Hoilday Rambler Endeaver or a Winnebago Jouney , we also like the Safari too. a DP is what we would like.
as for the house, in truthness not sure if we will sell or keep her.so far its to sell her.our places to stay for the winter will be in La, Al, Ms, Ga, & SC.as for the warm weather we will be staying in Wisconsin if we sell the home, selling is about 60% chance.
I also read the book "complete idiots guide to Rv'ing.
like to get support your life style by Ron & Barb Hofmeister and there other book An Alternative lifestyle.As well as ,:Whad Da Yah Mean Leave Home & Travel for the Rest my life? By Bill Farlow & Shalene Minshall. But asking and talking to FT'ers is much more interisting to hear the good and the bad, as there is the bad that makes you wonder. but the good outweights the bad , I been to all 46 states as a owner operator ( truck driver) now I like to go back & stop and smell the roses, and perhaps enjoy a ice cream cone too,
any advise and info would be helpful love to hear from FT'ers or those like me who are about to go FT.
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