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Old 01-04-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Becoming a full timer

My husband wants to be a full timer which would require selling our home and buying a diesel pusher motorhome to live in.
Am not sure about giving up our house and having a home base.
Any advice from you full timers?

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Old 01-04-2015, 02:58 PM   #2
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Going full time is a big step and no mistake. Some people take to it, some do not. We sold our house and went full time 3 years ago. At the time, we put enough stuff in a storage POD to furnish a small apartment. That was our exit plan if we just couldn't take being on the road. Now, 3 years later, every time I pay for the POD I feel like telling them to just run it over to Goodwill!

My suggestion is to start doing trips of increasing duration in your Hurricane until hopefully, as we did, you come home after 3 or 4 months on the road, look around the house and say "we don't need this!".

Good luck, and keep the questions coming.

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Old 01-04-2015, 03:10 PM   #3
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Barb, there is no real answer. Every situation is different so it's like asking "how high is up?" We have nothing in storage, no base, no rv lot. We went all in with no regrets.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:16 PM   #4
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Why does full timing "require" a pusher? While I see many motor homes full timing it sure isn't a requirement. Lots of people full time in travel trailers or fifth wheel trailers with great success.
Unless you are 100% on board full timing could end in divorce for you. I think it is time you two sit down have an honest conversation about your future.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:16 PM   #5
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Good advice from bdickson. We have spent 6 of the last 12 months in our MH.We're back in it again for the next 4 months. When we get back home in April we'll sell everything and hit the road.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:23 PM   #6
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DW and myself have been full time since Nov of 2013 and have absolutely no regrets. We love always having something to look forward too, new places, and has been good for our relationship as well. We got rather bored after retirement.
However, one needs to remember that a MH is a depreciating asset. It is an expense that you will never get back. Anyone planning on going full time also needs to have an exit plan as well. The vast majority of full timers will at some point need to stop RVing and settle into something more permanent. Hopefully that is far done the road but you never know what life might have in store.
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We plan to go half timers status in a couple few years at retirement. Will keep the sticks and bricks. Maybe will sell at some point and go full time, if we decide to do so. Maybe sell for something smaller cheaper if we find something in our travels. But will not take that big leap initially.

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