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Old 04-13-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hey, guys, I am fascinated with RV culture. All though, I've noticed that a lot of older people tend to invest into one upon retirement, I am starting to realize that it might be a pretty good idea for younger folk like myself. I am 33 years old male who currently rents a studio apartment in Venice Beach, CA. I work from home. I think if I would live an RV, I could drastically cut my expenses, stay where I like and potentially pay it off in one or two years. Have anyone of you done something of sort? How was your experience? Is this something worthwhile doing? What are some potential pitfals? And, most importantly what RV do you have and how/why did you pick it? Your wisdom is much appreciated. Cheers, Stan D.

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Old 04-13-2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

There are quite a few full timers that do their work on the road. The type of RV you will want will depend on how much time you'll spend on the road vrs staying in one place. Get out to some dealers or even an RV show and walk through them and you'll get an idea what will work best for you.

Good luck with your search.

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Old 04-13-2017, 03:33 PM   #3
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Hi Stan! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't help with those questions.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:39 PM   #4
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I worked remote before retiring. As long as I had a decent internet and cell phone connection I was good. Class A Motorhome. Would setup my office on the dashboard in front of the passenger seat. MH had a pullout tray there already. Notebook computer, two external monitors, cell phone with comfortable headset/microphone. Verizon cellular hotspot or campground wifi for computer connectivity. AT&T for cellular voice. Having the two cell carriers provided for connection backup as well.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:42 PM   #5
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Sounds like it might work for you if you remember that you still need internet connections and phone, plus a spot to park in, electricity, water and sewer. That all comes at a price.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:45 PM   #6
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Lots of folks doing it, especially younger people. As a remote worker, I assume you need solid wifi? If so that will be a big expense. Your most reliable will be either Verizon of ATT. With Verizon being the best. Depending on how often you want to move around and how your driving skills are a MH or a towable will be a hard choice. Cost wise a towable will probably be cheaper. Regardless, operating and repair expenses have to be figured in too.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:34 PM   #7
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Your studio apartment may......may be less expensive in the end. The RV's cost, the maintenance, depreciation and longevity should be compared first. If the potential lifestyle outweighs the numbers then the discussion is moot.

I'd live on the sailboat if I could figure out how to operate my farm also.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:17 AM   #8
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Go for it ,remember the only constant is change ,you'll never be evicted never be foreclosed on it will always be yours your little home.
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Welcome and yes you can do it. Do check out local dealers and an RV show if you can. In the long run it will probably turn out not to be any cost savings and even cost more to do it...But right now the view out your office window always looks the same

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You can always find one on the internet used in good shape for a lot less,that's what i did.

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