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Old 07-29-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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New Texas members looking to RV full-time

My wife and I are prepping for a move to full-time RVing.

Over the past four years we’ve downsized from a 3,500 sq ft home in Montana to a 1,200 sq ft apartment in Texas. We’re both retired, have no kids at home, and are working at being debt free over the next 14-20 months.

Our initial plans were to downsize to a Tiny Home, but the biggest obstacle seems to be finding a place to put it (with water, sewer and electricity). So, a couple months ago our plans shifted to living full-time in an RV, and seeing the USA before we get too old and infirmed to do anything other than wheel around the nursing home.

We’re traveling to Europe for a couple weeks the Spring of 2015, after which we’ll get really serious about planning for the jump and putting money aside for an RV and associated expenses.

We’ve been researching various sites on-line for the “perfect” size, price and floor plan. We’re also trying to learn all we can about the logistics and cost of living on the road, with plans to move to different areas every month to six weeks.

While we don’t agree completely, here’s what we’re leaning toward.

2003 or newer Class C 24-footer
Less than 60,000 miles
$25,000 or less

Other than that, everything else is up for discussion.

MHSRV is just down the road in Alvarado, TX. We figure to check in with them in the next few weeks, and have plans on attending the Tarrant County RV show in January.

But, in the interim, we’ll keep surfing this forum and others, and keep looking for that “perfect” outfit for us.

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Old 07-29-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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Glad you're aboard. Best of luck in your search and decision. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.

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Old 07-29-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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howdy and remember you can do lots of research via your living room on Crags List to get a feel for what is out there.....
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:57 PM   #4
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Hi Wayne! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the crew!

Hope the plans for fulltiming work out for you. Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum and we hope you have many great camping adventures. Best of luck.

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Old 07-29-2014, 06:09 PM   #6
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:19 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your plans for full time RVing

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Old 07-29-2014, 08:16 PM   #8
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Welcome to the irv2 gang! You've found a great bunch of folks to help you with your questions and research. Over the past 12 months we found a lot of help with our research within these forums. Good luck with your search!
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Welcome to you and your wife. Good luck in your search.
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Good luck with your plans.
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Welcome and good luck with your search...
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Hi Wayne

Glad to have you here with us.

You are taking a good approach to looking for your RV. There are many sites on the internet which will show different RVs, their layouts and pricing. Good luck with your search.. Have fun in Europe next spring and Happy Trails!!!

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