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Old 09-20-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hi. My name is Lori. In the Spring of last year my husband and I spent a glorious week on the beach in an RV and we were hooked. He is going to retire in November of this year and I have a job that requires me to travel frequently but allows me the flexibility to work almost anywhere in the world. After talking about it we are contemplating selling our 5 bdrm home, buying an RV and 'heading out'.
I thought, joining this site, might give both of us the information we need to decide if this would be a good decision for us. I'd love to hear from people that have done this full time and their experiences. As well as other's thoughts on the types of RV's they have; both the positive and negative.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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Hi Lori and

Sounds like you've got the bug. It's really hard to tell how much that first RV vacation is really going to cost when you set out. If you catch the bug you're hooked and that's all she wrote.

You might try to browse through our Full Timers forum and use our search feature to get some good background on questions you might have and then feel free to post questions to your heart's content.

Many/most full timers prefer Class A coaches due to the storage room they provide and the fact that you can tow a car to use as transportation when set up in camp. Many fifth wheels offer floor plans that feel much roomier and more "home-like" but they tend to have a little less storage and require you to have a fairly large truck to tow. That big truck has to be your daily transportation and some don't like that idea.

You've come to the right spot to learn. I made a post similar to yours nearly five years ago and have since bought a new Class A diesel and covered 40,000 miles and 34 states so far. We sold our home and were full time for two of those years but have recently bought an Arizona town house to serve as our winter home and a base for our travels.

Best of luck to you both.

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Old 09-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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We love camping at the beach, and go to ocean lakes in Myrtle beach 3 to 4 times a year. As far as selling your house for a depreciating MH I'm sure you will here a lot of opinions. Don't get in a hurry shop till you drop and do it again. Test drive everything you are interested in, know two MH are alike. They ride and drive different it is a big investment so do your home work. I really like fleetwood revolution but if I had the money it would be a Newell .
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Wow, Tha Rooster posed a question I have been wondering for some time as the dear wife and I look to full timing. How many full timers out there sell their brick and mortar stick house and dump those $$$ into their full time RV???
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Wow, Tha Rooster posed a question I have been wondering for some time as the dear wife and I look to full timing. How many full timers out there sell their brick and mortar stick house and dump those $$$ into their full time RV???
THAT would be a very big and IMHO, risky step. We bought the MH prior to selling the house so had cash when we decided to buy another.

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
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Welcome Lori, We sold our house in 07 and went full trmig.
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Hi Lori! Welcome to the bunch! I have to warn you though, this site is addictive! Have fun & God bless!
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HI LORI, we sold our houses in 09 & have never looked back, as far as the value of the brick & morter, what as that value done since 08. Its a great life with alot of nice people
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