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Old 07-18-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone! I've been reading, reading, reading everything I can get my hands on here and finally figured out how to take part. I'm a single mom/widow with 3 kids, the oldest getting ready to enter college, and the youngest in 5 years. I've been teaching school long enough to retire whenever I want, so I'm thinking my time will come in 5 years when everyone will be in college or out already. My thinking is that I can sell my house and use the equity in it to buy a used 35 to 40-ft motorhome (the 2012 Bounder 35K is my favorite so far) that I can live in with my 2 dogs and maybe my parrot. My parents think I'm horrible bc the kids won't have a home to go to on breaks, but Im pretty sure that will work out easily enough.

I'll only be 56 when I start out, so I'm thinking I should have a place to end up should I tire of the full timing life. I don't think I can afford to get a nice motorhome AND a permanent home, so I've been looking at the deeded lot retirement communities. I love the Texas Hill Country and think I will drive out tomorrow and check out the El Viaje Resort in Medina. It's only about an hour away.

I welcome any and all comments, ideas, and advice from all you experienced RVers. This site has been so educational already, and I am grateful for it.

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Old 07-18-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the iRV2. I'm sure someone with more knowledge will be along shortly to answer you question.


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Old 07-19-2011, 05:24 AM   #3
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:05 AM   #4
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Funbunny, Welcome to the forum...
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:09 PM   #5
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Welcome Bunny! Good luck with your plans...

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Old 07-20-2011, 07:36 PM   #6
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Welcome Funbunny, Don't worry, the kids will find you wherever you are. Sounds like you have a plan and know what you want to do. My only question is why wait 5 years. I'm sure they have a high school where you want to go so the kids can finish up. A little traveling and seeing the USA can be a great part of their education and life experience.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:27 PM   #7
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welcome funbunny... Funny thing about kids, they always find us no matter where we are. I have 5 acres in central texas not far from you and a 40 ft diesel pusher. Started with a gas burner, no slides and worked up. one more move up to a tag axle and im done. But I started on the moving up in class while I was still working full time. Now I am semi-retired and we have our motor home and our home place which we now call "base camp".
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #8
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Have you ever done any RVing?

There are people who buy RV's only to find out they don't like this way of living.

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