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Old 10-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, my husband and I have been talking about full timing when we retire for about 5 years now. Our plan was for us to take early retirement when my yougest graduates from high school and starts college. That will be in 2014. In the meantime I was diagnosed with some medical problems and am now on disability. We are still planning to travel but are now planning to bring my mother in law with us. She is still quite young and is much healthier than I am. We have the tow vehicle, and have a small travel trailer, a keystone outback 23 rs. It is 27ft when the rear bed is out. It may sound small for 3 people, but we have all been camping for years and have taken dozens of cruises together usually with my daughter included. We even used to camp for a week or more in a tiny pop up with my son and his girlfriend. That made 6 of us in a pop up that was less than 17 ft when fully open. Now I know what you're thinking-camping is different than living full time in a travel trailer. I agree, but until we know for sure if I can handle it with my disabilities, and that mom in law wants to keep doing it, we don't want to invest in a big bunk house that we may be stuck trying to get rid of if it doesn't work. And yes, my mother in law has lived with us in the past. And, she and I get along great. She has really been a huge help since I got sick. Anyway, back to our travel trailer, it has tons of storage, and with our bed in the back with the curtain for privacy, and her bed in the front with a curtain for privacy, it feels like a lot of room. Both she and my husband are very active and physical people so I feel they will spend most of their time outdoors, and I love being outside whenever possible. I personally can't wait to get on the road, as the Florida heat really drains me. Hope to see you all out on the trails

Greetings from Sunny Florida Bubba, Bubba's wench and Bubba's mom soon to be traveling together in 2006 Keystone Outback 23QRS and 2007 Chevy 2500 Diesel
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome! Sounds like a good idea to start out with your existing TT and see how it goes. Good luck, and enjoy the adventure.

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All I can say is good luck, as somebody who is pretty new to this also I am absolutely shocked at the number of people who full time or are considering it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Benicia Tom
All I can say is good luck, as somebody who is pretty new to this also I am absolutely shocked at the number of people who full time or are considering it.
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"Shocked". Really? Lord of the Flies was shocking - the lost boys and Peter Pan - not so much. Tick tock! .

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