[QUOTE=SpaceNorman;3062953 I'm confident that she'll join me in the realization selling the house, earmarking the cash (we own our home outright) for our "exit plan" and taking advantage of the opportunity to "full time" for some period of time makes economic sense for us. She just needs to come to the realization that she's not giving up anything ... but is instead gaining freedom and flexibility .... in her own time.[/QUOTE]
It seems like you're waiting for her to make the decision as you already have done so. This is great and it's the way it should be. Full-timing never works if both are not totally for it. Good luck!
Originally Posted by HD4Mark
One thing I would miss being full time is having a "go to" repair shop for the MH. Near the sticks and bricks house we found a mom and pop diesel truck shop that I think we can trust. Wonderful NY has yearly motor vehicle inspections and the MH needs to have a "heavy truck" inspection. They always get us in quickly and have done some minor repairs for what I would call cheap compared to some other work we have had done.
Also any service that might take a week or more, well who cares, I will be home, call me when it's done.
Service is definitely not difficult when full-timing. First, the majority of full-timers change to a more friendly domicile and for your purpose you probably wouldn't have to have inspections depending where you change. There's a big misconception about Texas domicile (very popular with full-timers) in that folks think they need yearly inspections. That's not true. You only need a inspection if you stay in Texas for a period of time. You can drive through and not have to have an inspection. Registration is done online and you just check a box telling them that you're exempt. Easy.
Many full-timers return to the same spot yearly for a small period of time. They have a tendency to winter in the same place or go to visit their kids for a period of time. That's when they get their medical check-ups. That's when you get your RV serviced if you have a favorite facility.
Even while traveling you quickly find ways to zero in on good repair facilities - manufacturer-related or word of mouth from other RVers with the same type of RV.
Unless it's a dire emergency, full-timers make an appointment for when they can be at the facility - even if it's a couple states away. If special parts are needed the facility orders them in and they'll be ready for you. You pull in the day before the appointment and most likely you'll get electric hookup to spend the night. The next morning they take your RV and do the repair. You go out to breakfast, perhaps do some shopping, go to a movie or sitesee or take a lawn chair and find a nice park to read your book. When they know that it is your home they do it right away. It's finished by afternoon and you're always welcome to spend another night before traveling again. In 16 years we've never had to wait for maintenance or repairs, although we rarely had any. This is how full-timers handle things. It all goes smoothly after a while. Really!