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Old 06-23-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Well, as of today I've begun another interesting chapter in my life in that I have begun to live out of my pickup camper to compensate for the ever rising cost of fuel and a 100 mile-a-day commute that now lands right at 5pm (Work changed our shifts, originally we got off at 6pm 4 days a week and Noon one day) I decided I'd had enough and as folks in my previous thread "Overnight parking in Hillsboro" know (On Woodalls.com), I have switched to dwelling in the camper.

Now, onto the meat of the thread. Since I will be living either 5 days a week or 7 days a week (Depending on if I have work down at my other job back in Salem) I haven't been able to figure out what it qualifies as.

Full-Timing doesn't quite fit, since I'm not the right age, or stage in life and still plan to have roots. I don't know if Part-Timing is even an RVing title, so I decided to call it "Most"-timing since I'll be living in the camper "Most" of the time.

Any thoughts on this? Which fits best?
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Well, as of today I've begun another interesting chapter in my life in that I have begun to live out of my pickup camper to compensate for the ever rising cost of fuel and a 100 mile-a-day commute that now lands right at 5pm (Work changed our shifts, originally we got off at 6pm 4 days a week and Noon one day) I decided I'd had enough and as folks in my previous thread "Overnight parking in Hillsboro" know (On Woodalls.com), I have switched to dwelling in the camper.

Now, onto the meat of the thread. Since I will be living either 5 days a week or 7 days a week (Depending on if I have work down at my other job back in Salem) I haven't been able to figure out what it qualifies as.

Full-Timing doesn't quite fit, since I'm not the right age, or stage in life and still plan to have roots. I don't know if Part-Timing is even an RVing title, so I decided to call it "Most"-timing since I'll be living in the camper "Most" of the time.

Any thoughts on this? Which fits best?
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Part timing or most timing fits pretty well, since I guess you still have a fixed residence somewhere, i.e. a place to receive mail and an address for your driving license and other legalities.

At any rate, good luck with your new "home".
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I don't know what you would call it. Whether its a necessity or you want to,as long as it works for you that is what counts.

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You can call it what you like I don't think anyone will argue with you about it at all. I think most-timing, part-timing, work-timing or fuel-timing works well.
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IMO, when you and your tow is all that you own(excluding the bank account), then you are a full timer.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Joseph C. McKenzie:
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Full-Timing doesn't quite fit, since I'm not the right age... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Uh oh. I didn't know there was an age requirement. Guess I should have checked into that before I started...

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Old 06-25-2008, 08:04 AM   #8
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Right now, I'm calling it a good nights sleep and a short commute to work. Other than the chickens..... nothing quite as interesting as being woke up at 6 by a hen trying to peck at the leveling blocks under your tires. Or flying into the side of the rig, now there's a wake up call!
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G/L with your "most-timing"! We've become FT'ers as of June 1 for a few reasons. We're now only about 3 miles from work, rather than 20, and drive a desiel pick up. So, you can imagine how much $ that saves. We plan on retiring in about 2 yrs, and figure we can put a good chunk of dough into our nest egg this way. Also, house/utility payments are a lot higher than our monthly rate at the campground. Isn't it a shame that so many of our decisions anymore rest on the cost of fuel?
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Gee, I don't know what you want to call it Joseph, but it sounds like the four letter word...."work" to me. Sorry, I just had to say it.

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AKBrick, please stop using those four letter words, this is a family forum!
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Help me out here:
1. If I own a house and have not slept there in over a year and don't plan to use my home except for maybe a couple of days the next time we stop in that area to go to Doctors we are not Full Timers.
2. If I use my RV more than 6 months a year, my insurance company says I must pay a increase premium, because I am Full Timing, I am not a Full timer.
3. I drive around this great country of ours, never staying in one place more than 2-3 weeks at a time, I am not a Full Timer.
4. I don't stay at one warm location for 6 months and than move to a cooler location for another six months, but that person is a Full Timer.
Help me out and tell me what I am [to the ones that know me don't answer that]. I know one thing, what ever you want to call me and a lot of other people like myself, we are enjoying to great life style.
To the group who feel you must be homeless to be Full Timers--Surprise you do have a home and you take it with you as you drive down the road.
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