I posted a few days ago on the steps we took to get ready, but when editing it, I accidentally erased it... sorry.
We found the iRV2 forums full of great info about getting ready to fulltime.
We bought our MH almost 4 years ago, with the intent to full time in the future. In the meantime, we used it as a weekend condo, by putting it in a snowbird rv resort during winter months. That gave us a good idea of the lifestyle. Since we live in a major rv resort area, we tried several different ones. Each has it's own "personality".
In the summer, we took the MH to CA and OR... our favorite spots are Bernardo Shores in San Diego, and Marina Dunes RV Resort on the Monterey Bay just a few miles from Monterey. We will be there for 3 months this summer.
When we return home in the Fall, we will go to our new home at a snowbird rv resort, where we have taken an annual rv space. Our plan is to spend the winters there, and travel the rest of the year. Our kids and grandkids are here in Scottsdale, so this will always be our home base. We are sort of reverse snowbirds.
Downsizing took us 3 years. We sold the house, got rid of lots of stuff, then rented a condo for the last year, because Jim still needed to be close to his office, and all the nicer rv resorts are on the east or west edge of town and a good commute in rush hour traffic. However, I spent most of my time in the MH, so I am already accustomed to living in it. Jim will probably feel the most adjustment.
We have spent the last two months sorting out our belongings into several categories: stuff we need in the MH this summer, stuff we will use at our rv space next winter, stuff we will want to have when we buy a condo or park model in a couple of years, and stuff we just can't part with. We gave almost all the furniture to our kids. We felt like we were living in a warehouse for the past few weeks...
Two days ago, we had the movers take everything to an air conditioned storage unit, and there it will stay for a while.
We postponed our departure by a week, just to relax and recover from the move, then it is off we go...
Our homes on the road