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Old 05-06-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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How do you interpret fulltiming?

Is a fulltimer one who gives up a physical address for a PO box? (can't vote or get vehicle insurance with a PO box)
Is an OTR trucker a fulltimer?
Is one who lives full time in an RV a fulltimer? Even if they go nowhere?
How far or how often must they move around to be considered a fulltimer?
How do you get around the PO box for insurance? Use someone elses address?

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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We don't full time and don't plan to but are almost 50/50. What I would describe as full time is giving up your sticks and bricks hose and only residing in your RV.

For and address I believe most use a mail forwarding service. Preferably on located in a state that is friendly for taxes and things. I guess insurance goes along with the address. We keep a UPS mailbox in Florida so we can get our mail without using a PO and since we stay in a few places they will forward mail if we ask (and pay of course). It is located in the town we stay the longest so we can pick it up most of the time. They accept packages also.

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Old 05-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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We are fulltimers and consider a fulltimer to have no sticks and bricks. I know others who will disagree but the sticks and bricks is considered your residence in most cases. We also do not have any storage unit, why pay rent on stuff that just sits, rusts, molds and goes out of date? Again, others will disagree. When we made the change we got rid of everything we couldn't take with us and never regretted it. We do have an address, our domicile in SD, not just a post office box.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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I like this thread ...I have been having this debate with myself for years and mostly losing. Rv'ing to me is going places, seeing and doing . If your MH is parked all year every year, I would not consider it Rv'ing. I would call it living in a RV. Now I am sure many will not agree with that , but that's ok that is way iRV2 is the best forum for fun conversation . Can't wait for more replies...Peace...D
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:47 AM   #5
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For me, a full timer is one who lives in their RV. Simple as that.

They may or may not own a residence(s). May or may not move the RV they live in. They can use a mail forwarding service as their address or the CG they live in. None of these items matter.
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I just KNOW that some will not take the Webster definition of what "fulltime" means, so why fight it.
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First I hope Chickadee jumps in to this question, He [Steve] and myself have different opinions on this question.
I feel that there at least 3 different full timers
1. They own nothing other then their RV. This means no RV lot in a RV community or land some where to park the RV. Steve told me that is a TRUE Full Timer.
2. The ones who full time 10-11 months per year and still own the stick home somewhere.
3. Any one who pays their insurance company a Full Timer premium, because the insurance company says "If you use your RV more than 6 months per year, you are a full Timer".
I feel if you meet 2 of the 3, you are a full Timer.
I meet 2 and 3 of the above and yes, I do agree with Steve [he meets 1 and 3] there is a difference between a True Full Timer [#1] and a Full Timer [#2] and yes, I do hope he joins in as he has some good opinions on the subject.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Vegasdan View Post
why pay rent on stuff that just sits, rusts, molds and goes out of date?.
That's the idea. We go full-time in 55 days. No house, no lot, no storage.

I've interpreted fulltime as having no home other than the RV.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #9
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I do not consider folks, who just live in an RV and do not ever move it, RV'ers much less full timers.

I think that an RV'er moves the rig at least twice a year a substantial number of miles.

This is MHO.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:27 PM   #10
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We think of ourselves as fulltimers.

1. live in rv full time.
2 pay full time rv insurance
3. use a ups mail service to forward mail.
4. use a car hauler trailer to store a few ??treasures??
5. we are likely to stay in one place for months at a time, this may change in a month or two or 10 or never.

Other properties are just investments like an IRA or 401K.
Could we move into them if we wanted? Sure, 2 are wired for 50 amp and water, but no dump station. We have stopped in for 3 or 4 days at a time

We have no plans in the future to ever use the property to park our rv long term or for residence, but in 20 years, maybe. Or likely we'll sell it to pay our nursing home/healthcare bills???&^^&%%

IMHO, saying all i own is in my RV may be a point or honor for some (sometimes i wish i COULD say it,) to live simply is something to be proud of,-- i do not think it is necessary for the title of FullTimer..

But when the vote is in maybe our handle will be "odd guy and lady living in an RV"

But we will need an iRV2 Forum COMMUNITY site for ;;
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I don't like labels but have always thought of full timers as not owning a stick house "residence"... in other words, it's not leased out to someone else. It's more a state of mind than anything else. Some have joined the forum announcing they are about to "go full time" when economic concerns are actually driving them to live in a stationary RV full time. I think the "recreation" aspect has to remain to be a full time RVer in the context most often used.

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Old 05-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #12
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Thanks RickO, I like the way you keep it simple..
I think in my state of mind i will call my self a full timer, its just shorter and easier to remember than "odd people living in an rv that might travel some or might not"

In fact i am going to call everyone who lives in a rv with wheels still under it (which i think is required in most states< not sure bout that) a fulltimer and hope they plan to travel recreationally some day. otherwise it is just too hard for me to tell the difference between a "true" fulltimer and the other kind.

now if fulltimer develops a negative connotation at some future point i reserve the right to change my what i call myself whether it fits or not.

I know i have probably over thought this. Oops dw caught me on this site again, got to close shop and go for a hike.

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Old 05-06-2011, 03:34 PM   #13
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Rhorn makes a good point; I change my mind. Simply owning property with a house should not mean you're not a full timer. If you live in your RV all the time, I'd think you are a full timer.

Well, can we at least agree how to spell it?
1. Full Timer
2. Full-timer
3. FullTimer
4. Fulltimer
5. Fooltimer
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1. Phull Timer
2. Phull-Timer
3. PhullTimer
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