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Old 05-06-2011, 05:29 PM   #15
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A definition of FTing...no stick house and live in your RV.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:52 PM   #16
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fooltimer might fit me best...
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:22 PM   #17
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Only one post even visits what we are talking about...and that is a recreational vehicle ...A vehicle used for recreation..camping, traveling not sitting and living. Some MH have payments and lot fees just like a stick house. If you take the I don't own a home therefore I full time, then living in a park model would be full timing..IMO
Let the debate continue....D
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #18
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Okay let me go ahead and throw my $.02 in the kitty. You live in your RV/MH/5er/TT full time and travel whenever and wherever YOU want according to YOUR own timeline.
Not sure it matters what else you own or invest in, because FTn is a lifestyle investment and houses/stocks/bonds, etc are financial investments...the two seem compatible to me...sometimes I wish I had a bit more of the financial kind but, I'm not likely to give up the lifestyle any time soon to chase after a bit more wealth because I really do have everything I NEED.
As for the spelling part...I dunno'
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Only one post even visits what we are talking about...and that is a recreational vehicle ...A vehicle used for recreation..camping, traveling not sitting and living. Some MH have payments and lot fees just like a stick house. If you take the I don't own a home therefore I full time, then living in a park model would be full timing..IMO
Let the debate continue....D
I completely agree!
We are part-timers and intend to remain so.
A full-timer lives full time in their recreational vehicle...........as you defined. It does not address owning any real properties.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:25 AM   #20
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Whatever we decide to call it or how we describe it I guess as long as you are happy with your lifestyle, call it good!

BTW a full timer means your eggs won't be done soon
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:23 AM   #21
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here it is

If you say you are a fulltimer then you are! If you say you are not then you are not! However, I support the philosophical banter of this question that has plagued us since the invention of the wheel.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:31 AM   #22
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I will consider myself a full timer when I am no longer working full time and finally living in my RV and moving it from one place to another. How often I move from one place to another depends on funds for fuel. I own a lot, but initially that was because, until I can go full time, it was cheaper to pay dues than pay storage fees with the added bonus of getting away from my 24/7 on call job when ever possible. No longer have that career, so am here most weekends, weather permitting. So long story short, not full time, but two years and counting.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:52 AM   #23
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I would consider anyone that lives year round in their RV a fulltimer. Whether they own a piece of property or even a house would not enter into my equation. Some might hold on to property or properties for investment purposes or income. This also give them the option to retire to one of them when they decide to get off the road. JMHO
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I'm with Helotes! You are what you are. I don't think there can be a qualifier for something like defining whether you are a full timer or not. The person doing it knows if they are full timing it or not. What one person thinks is full time another may not. Ultimately what difference does it make? Though it has made for some interesting comments. I wonder if there is any advantage one way or the other as far as taxes or government regulations are concerned? I know where you are registered as a "home base" affects your state taxes but I wonder if there is an advantage or not for being a "full timer" no matter what state you call home?
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #25
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I would like to chime in on this topic. The park that I am currently in has 100 sites. 62 of those are for permanent people in RVs. Some of these people are retired and just live here year around while others are still working. They fit the "definition" of full timers but I don't like it. To me you need to put into the equation an occasional move. I feel like the original definition was more anyone that lived full time in an RV but that was before people started using them as cheap permanent lodging. We can either be generous and simply say you are a full timer if you live in an RV or we can be somewhat more restrictive and say that you need to live full time in an RV and move at least a couple of times per year. In our case, we spend 5 months each winter in Arizona and spend a month or two in our original home town visiting friends and relatives. We travel around the country for the other 5 months or so. I think that makes us full timers.
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I think that if one lives in their RV and do not have a secondary S&B type house...you're a fulltimer. Regardless of insurance, travel, etc.
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A lot of interesting opinions and I would like to point out that it was really refreshing to read through two pages on this subject with not ONE negative or argumentative remark.

Hats off to the IRV2 Forum
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:03 PM   #28
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To me, full-time = no stick house.

It's as simple as that.

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