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Old 04-19-2018, 10:12 AM   #15
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ok, I'm 47 and I retired, I'm a single guy. I plan to get an rv of some sort and drive around all the time without any other sort of home....

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Check out Youtube there are many people living in vans, class C, TT etc full time and camp in the way you describe.
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:18 AM   #16
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As someone suggested, rent a Class C (to start, a van conversion is probably too small for full time living) for a week and go to a local campground for a space with water and electric services. Fill the fresh water tank, make sure the LP tank is full, hit a grocery on your way for a week's worth of food, then sit unconnected for a few days to see how it goes for you. At the campground you can see how long you can go without having to connect to the utilities. See if you like being in that size space.
Since you're retired, what do you like to do to pass the time? Any hobbies? Can the camper accommodate everything you need for them?
Lots of places to park overnight (Walmart, Cracker Barrel, some sporting goods stores - just ask the manager if it's OK, they usually say yes unless local ordnances prohibit it). If you see a couple of semi's sitting there, you probably can too. I know a woman traveling alone who parks in all sorts of abandoned businesses (she likes Lowe's lots too, free WiFi at night...). If local law enforcement says it's a problem, politely thank them, apologize for inconveniencing them and move somewhere else. Parking on city streets is more of a problem, technically you can (unless posted otherwise) but that's liable to invite police to check you out.
You will still need some kind of 'official' address for your license plates, driver's license, insurance, etc. Several companies offer mailing services that comply or you could use a relative's address (check your Motor Vehicle bureau for those requirements, that person may have to sign an authorization of some sort). Several other forums here for that kind of information.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:13 PM   #17
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I just want to say good for you to be retired at 47. If you want to travel the country I would look for something other than a van that you can live in and not worry about parking on public streets.
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I just want to say good for you to be retired at 47.
My only comment is that I agree with this statement.
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dave&carol mentioned parking on city streets. That has become a real problem in many, many cities because of all the homeless folks taking advantage of the situation. A full time RV'er should not be in the same category as homeless but that's what it has become.

Maybe you could park your RV and pull out a cardboard box to sleep in and they'd let you stay. Well maybe not!!!!
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