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Old 08-15-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I've heard great things about this forum from some friends of mine who are full-timers.

My husband and I are planning on selling our house and buying our first-ever RV. We hope to be on the road full-time by early 2015. We will be working full-time as we travel, and we'll be bringing our cat and dog with us.

We're currently in the overwhelming process of getting ready (getting rid of lots of stuff, putting our house on the market, shifting clients to remote-only, researching, RV shopping, etc.), but we can't wait to see what adventures this new lifestyle has in store for us.

PS - If anyone has thoughts about an RV we're considering, we appreciate your expertise and sharing your time!

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:52 PM   #2
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We did the same as you three years ago. Yes, it's overwhelming, but just take it one step at a time, and ask lots of questions.

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Old 08-15-2014, 05:21 PM   #3
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Welcome to the irv2 gang and to RV life! There's a lot of experience represented by the folks in these forums. They've been a great help to us.

I took a quick look at your post about what you are looking for. I'm probably not a great source for answers, but know there are others here who will respond soon. Good luck with your search!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:09 PM   #4
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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 08-15-2014, 08:28 PM   #5
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Good luck with your plans.
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:37 AM   #8
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Good luck with your search for a RV, your upcoming retirement and your decision to full time.

Safe and Happy Travels.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:26 AM   #9
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the bunch!

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Welcome! You have found a great spot for the info you need.

Our auction is a week from today. After that it's a light load to storage and then it's FULL-TIME!
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

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Welcome to the Forum and we hope you enjoy your new life style. Best of luck.

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Old 08-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #13
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I would purchase your RV a few months before selling the sticks and bricks.
Taking the RV for a few trips to get the bugs out. There will be bugs!
On our fourth and still haven't got them out of this one after a year.
New or used all the same , bugs!
We are in our third year. Great life. Follow the thermometer .
50-90* .
Welcome to the life and good luck! Great info here!
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