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Old 03-20-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
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HI, 1.5 years to retirement 2 years till full time?

Hi,I have lurked here for a while now, mainly in Newmar forums . I joined today since earlier this week our financial adviser said we can afford to do this!

We have the revenue stream and some extra plus the house is worth more then a New Aire so we are in !

Our goal is to travel and ride our Ebikes on any trail we can find..flat, long and paved is preferred. Family in AK, GA, NV, VA and more.

Now so much to learn and so much to ask...

DW has stayed outdoors for 2 nights her entie life, that was last year in a tent on our porch 3 feet from the door. I haven't built a fire for over 40 years ...look forward to the Glamping lifestyle lol
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Hi,I have lurked here for a while now, mainly in Newmar forums . I joined today since earlier this week our financial adviser said we can afford to do this!

We have the revenue stream and some extra plus the house is worth more then a New Aire so we are in !

Our goal is to travel and ride our Ebikes on any trail we can find..flat, long and paved is preferred. Family in AK, GA, NV, VA and more.

Now so much to learn and so much to ask...

DW has stayed outdoors for 2 nights her entie life, that was last year in a tent on our porch 3 feet from the door. I haven't built a fire for over 40 years ...look forward to the Glamping lifestyle lol
Welcome and God Bless... My wife and I are both retiring on April 27 and we'll be going FT by June 1 of this year.

Go slow, ask questions, and get all kinds of different opinions that you'll certainly experience here for sure. Then, make up YOUR OWN MIND...I can guarantee you that half the folks on here will disagree and the other half will agree with whatever you do. Bottom line, keep your minds open and go into any major purchase with your eyes WIDE OPEN
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:58 PM   #3
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No worries; with the amenities available today, your wife still won't have to sleep out in the cold.

So, no time in RV's at all? That's a big step from zero to FT.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

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Welcome and congrats on the upcoming retirement, new coach and a WHOLE new lifestyle. Lots of good folks and good info here to help you along. The learning curve is long (like forever) but the good news is that it is only steep in the beginning. Good luck
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this place is great

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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Be very careful. Dreams often do not come close to reality. What, or how much are you planning to spend on your first ever RV. And most importantly is it going to be used? Remember RVs are huge depreciating assets. You will loose money hand over fist the first 10 years or so. So be very careful. Also you need to have an exit plan especially considering your wife has never RV'd. Next thing to give serious thought to is maintenance. Are you mechanical enough to handle the routine stuff RVs require or are you planning to pay to have someone do everything for you? Motor homes can be very costly to maintain, so again caution is the word of the day.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:46 AM   #9
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I would spend the next 2 yrs going camping as much as possible for time periods that are as long as possible to see IF you REALLY want to do it FULL TIME

Rent a MH and go for couple weeks, a month, couple months etc

FTng means LIVING in a 280 sq foot shoebox regardless of the amenities.

WE FTd for 7 yrs and LOVED it....wish we could still be FT

Others .......after downsizing/selling S&B/buying RV and then within 6 months/Year are looking to get off the road cause FTng was NOT what they had 'envisioned' it too be.

Especially when 1 of you hasn't done much RVng/Camping
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I would spend the next 2 yrs going camping as much as possible for time periods that are as long as possible to see IF you REALLY want to do it FULL TIME

Rent a MH and go for couple weeks, a month, couple months etc

FTng means LIVING in a 280 sq foot shoebox regardless of the amenities.

WE FTd for 7 yrs and LOVED it....wish we could still be FT

Others .......after downsizing/selling S&B/buying RV and then within 6 months/Year are looking to get off the road cause FTng was NOT what they had 'envisioned' it too be.

Especially when 1 of you hasn't done much RVng/Camping
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Welcome to irv2,
When and if you decide here are a few links to help you out with the NEW AIRE.
Things every Newmar owner should know.
The NEW AIRE write up.
Good luck in your decisions enjoy life and coming retirement and enjoy your new coming adventures.
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