Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-26-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
chiavet's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Indiana
Posts: 151
Part timers?

When you are gone for several months in the winter or anytime during the year what do you do with the house (bricks/wood) you still have? We will be part timers for the first time the end of 2015 and looking for info from current part timers.

What has your experiences been being a part timer?
__________________

__________________
Ken & Cyn
2010 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH DP
2012 Jeep Liberty
chiavet is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-26-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
spritz's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: c above
Posts: 4,952
We have had a security system for years and we just set it and go. A few of the neighbors keep a eye on things.
We shut the water off and the breaker to the Garage. If there is a problem and so far haven't got the call, but my brother lives just a short distance from me.
Keep your insurance up too par and go and have fun that's what we do. That's why I have Homeowners Ins... Don't think of all the what if's, Enjoy
Go for it,
JS,
Tim
__________________

__________________
1982 Pace Arrow 30ft.
KarKaddy SS, Toad: 1999 Deville Concours
Lilly and Rubie Our 4 legged Kids & Tim & Joe
spritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 12:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,790
Not there yet, but planning towards part timing at retirement in a couple few years. We are working to reduce expenses and maintenance on the studs and stucco.

Front yard turf being replaced by low water need plants, ground cover, etc. Rear yard not visible to the street so will just let it go dormant. Decommissioning older swimming pool that we don't use anyway. Installing new security system with remote notifications and cameras.

Neighbors will keep an eye out. Relatives that live in the area to stop by once in awhile to check all is well inside. Police have a vacation house check program, will stop by periodically and shake the door knobs.

Mail forwarding service. Banking done online.

Goal is to lock it up, go, and not worry about it.
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 08:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
jacwjames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 4,597
We've been gone for as long as 3.5 months. We shut off the water, stop the mail, and usually leave the thermostat at 50 in the winter and 80 in the summer. We pay the water and electric bill forward but make sure you tell them you will be gone.

One time we paid the water bill for ~3 months ahead and since we didn't use any water they changed the meter and then just billed us for what we had averaged. After arguing about the bill they cut it down but still didn't take it to ZERO usage. Tried to change the electric meter the last time we went on a long trip.
__________________
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 11:23 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
PTJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,144
That's why we went fulltime .... The utility companies in our former area didn't want to cooperate and we felt like we were getting robbed, so we sold everything that wouldn't fit in our 40' coach and left and didn't look back. We've been on the road two years now and couldn't be happier. Although we don't get to see some of our family as much, we do get to visit other family we hardly ever saw before, plus all of the things to see and places to go in between. It works for us.
__________________
Jeff & Marcia .... RVM 39
2000 Beaver Patriot 425 Thunder 40'
2008 Jeep Wrangler X
PTJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 11:37 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 14,452
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by PTJeep View Post
That's why we went fulltime .... The utility companies in our former area didn't want to cooperate and we felt like we were getting robbed, so we sold everything that wouldn't fit in our 40' coach and left and didn't look back. We've been on the road two years now and couldn't be happier. Although we don't get to see some of our family as much, we do get to visit other family we hardly ever saw before, plus all of the things to see and places to go in between. It works for us.

True that!
All of the $ that was just flowing thru the house now pays all expenses while fulltiming.
We Skype with kin. Seeing is wonderful, but we get annual hugs too.
Ride the Rainbow!
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 11:53 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Firebug5's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Salida, Colorado
Posts: 656
Hello, Ken and Cyn.

Like others, we have neighbors that take care of each other while out chasing adventures. Wifey was an RN for 25 years, and had worked with traveling nurses that house-sat, just call your local hospitals and ask them for the names of the companies they use to contract with and see how to get in contact with a supervisor. Some will pay rent, some will prefer to stay for free but take care of the place and even tend to pets that you do not take along. This has worked for us in the past.

We have started searching for security systems that have cameras that you can view while away, and they also monitor your heating system and keep you advised of any critical changes. But, you still need somebody to take care of any problems that arise, so it really is a good idea to get to know your neighbors.

Finally, like others have said, be sure to put a hold on your mail and newspaper, burglars watch for that stuff piling up as an invitation that nobody has been home in a while. Contact your local police and put your address on a vacation watch, they will drive by and check on your house. One of our neighbors showed me how he has devices that turn certain lights on and off at different times of the evening to make it appear like they are home, inside and outside. Some folks go to extremes, we typically do not. When leaving the house vacant, we do shut off the water to the house. If you prefer not to, be sure to at least shut off the hot and cold water lines behind your washing machine, we had friends that came home to find one of the hoses and ruptured and made a real mess!

Bruce and Judy
__________________
Bruce & Judy, living the dream in Salida, CO!
2005 Nat'l Dolphin W22 Chassis, 2004 Jeep Liberty
"Let's Roll 'em, Let's Roll 'em!"
Firebug5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2015, 12:02 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
narampa's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 996
Make sure your insurance company is aware of your plans. Take it for what it's worth but most company's have policy about a house left unattended for extended periods.
__________________
narampa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2015, 11:42 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
chiavet's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Indiana
Posts: 151
Thanks to every one for all the info.
__________________

__________________
Ken & Cyn
2010 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH DP
2012 Jeep Liberty
chiavet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big Boy part # moisheh Monaco Owner's Forum 12 01-10-2016 10:03 AM
Part Number Needed azpete Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 11-16-2014 09:02 PM
Part Time Full Timers Shamrock56 Full-Timers 8 11-06-2014 09:38 AM
I Need Air Cleaner Part Number 60Vette Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 11-05-2014 05:29 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.