RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV LIFE STYLES FORUMS > Full-Timers
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-11-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 499
Anyone own land for their RV as a base?

We have been full timing for 4 years now. Have talked about wanting a base of some kind, but not a home. Wondering if anyone out there has a lot for the winter and one for the summer?

I don't mean a lot in a RV park. I am talking about an acre or so with a pad, water, electrical, sewer and maybe a large shed. One you could use in one part of the country and say another in a different part. Maybe each would be used in different times of the year.

I assume there are zoning issues, but this could be a very nice way to live.

Love to here what some of you have done.

Steve__
__________________

bigdomino 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 09-11-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
wkdwitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 184
I have read about folks that have done this. It sounds like a really great plan to me too. But I am the roving gypsy and the DH is too attached to his sticks and bricks - not to mention the damn tractors! Go for it, we only go around once and retirement is the last and most unpredictable phase.
__________________

wkdwitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 04:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
OneRVer's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 729
Funny you just brought this up. My neighbor does exactly what you are asking and they just left to go South. They have 10 acres up here in the Northwest and an acre in AZ. They love it. When they leave one site or the other they take their time and visit their points interest. Up here they have the big shop, concrete pad with cover, water, sewer, power and wildlife. You just need a good neighbor that will keep an eye on things for them while you are gone. Thy figure that when the time comes when they can no longer travel they will pick their favorite site and bring in a Modular Home.
__________________
1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner Chassis, CAT 3126 w/ 275 horse's.
MD 3600 Tranny, 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid w/Blue Ox tow bar and Roadmaster Base Plate.
Amsoil Synthetic Oil only for my baby.
OneRVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 10:54 AM   #4
Member
 
Froggi Donna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Living my imperfect todays rather than waiting for my perfect tomorrow...
Posts: 98
We bought 5 acres in Tn last fall and this fall we hope to get one RV site put in for us. Eventually (5-10 years) we will add a pole barn and a small house (and a couple more guest RV spots). Then we'll do the TN-FL for as long as we can.

Note, if it weren't for kids mostly being in the east, we'd be doing this from MT to AZ. We love out west!! But one other advantage to TN, if we end up there year round, the weather isn't too severe at any time.
__________________
Keep on rollin'......Donna [Froggi] & Stu
BLOGS: 2 Taking a 5th ~ Riding Route 66 in 2011
Freightliner FL60, KZ Escalade, HD Tri-Glide & HD SuperLow
Froggi Donna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 67
We own a 2 lots with a small trailer on one on a lake in s. Mo. The trailer allows for all utilities to be there and it has hookups for our RV. Because it is an old trailer taxes are cheap(~200/year) and water/HOA fees are about 180/year(that is for both lots). The only limitation on the lots are we can not place an RV vehicle their for greater than > 180 days. But if that were ever to occur(and someone complained) we could just move the RV to the other lot.
patty98311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 02:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 499
Froggi, Where in TN are you going to put the lot? How about zoning and things like that? Estimate of costs?

Steve__
bigdomino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
Member
 
Froggi Donna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Living my imperfect todays rather than waiting for my perfect tomorrow...
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdomino View Post
Froggi, Where in TN are you going to put the lot? How about zoning and things like that? Estimate of costs?

Steve__
We bought 5 rural acres (all wooded) in Jamestown, TN. Great price, NO zoning issues, no convenants or restrictions (well, no swine - outhouses - junkyards, think we can live with that).

No cost estimates yet other than the $450 to get it resurveyed. We'll be tracking costs and posting them in our blog HERE.
__________________
Keep on rollin'......Donna [Froggi] & Stu
BLOGS: 2 Taking a 5th ~ Riding Route 66 in 2011
Freightliner FL60, KZ Escalade, HD Tri-Glide & HD SuperLow
Froggi Donna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 869
10 acres on Cape Breton Island.
WOODYDEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 06:22 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 869
Sorry, it's a base but NOT my home base. My mistake.
WOODYDEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 07:48 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
ccook129's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Anderson,IN
Posts: 407
lots

We have a lot at lakeshore for our rig.
ccook129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 05:37 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 499
Wooddel,


We just left the Cape today. Beautiful area. How expensive is it to own a lot there?

Steve__
bigdomino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 05:37 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 499
Anyone have a base in Maine or New hampshire?

Steve__
bigdomino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2010, 04:54 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
Jerry2291's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 10
I do this.I have two lot's in Montana and come back south around family in the winter.Although i don't own any property here in the Midwest anymore and stay at a RV park in the winter.
__________________
GET SOME! "It's a Marine thing"
1996 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ENDEAVOR LE,32CB,454,P-30 Chassis
Jerry2291 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2010, 05:54 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Purplefans & Harvey's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Medway, MA
Posts: 395
I love this idea! We've just been looking at condo's with RV parking, etc., but forgot we had looked a few years ago for land in Vermont that we could do this! I think we need to look at it again really seriously. Would love to hear of other rules/regs that might be involved (do you install a full septic system, or what?)
__________________

__________________
Landcruisers for life
2 adults, 2 kids (tweens) and 2 dogs
2004 Fltwd Southwind 32V from 2000 Tioga 26F
Purplefans & Harvey 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
Chevy HHR - Blue Ox or Roadmaster Base Plates? dkhender Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 17 10-08-2010 02:14 AM
Blue Ox BX1122 base plate - Liberty frame damage doug127 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 09-12-2010 07:07 PM
Blue Ox Base Plate Failure ROMAD Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 08-21-2010 11:26 AM
Blue Ox Base plate BX2160 DIY installation review 2005 Explorer V6 XLT 4WD jhanan Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 16 06-02-2008 08:32 PM
2007 Wrangler base plate BillArf Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 21 12-30-2006 06:16 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×