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Old 05-19-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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Full-timing worst decision ever.

Let me start by stating 5 years ago we sold everything, S/B, property, you name it, it was sold. We then hit the road and we've seen so much of this wonderful country. Everyone that asked us how we liked the full-timing experience, we told them the best decision we ever made. Now 5 years later there are so many people full-timing it's sometimes hard to find reservations. So now if someone ask how we like it, we just look at then with a straight face and say it terrible, don't do it, the worst decision ever. Then we turn around..hee hee.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:36 PM   #2
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Did you part time at first? We're gonna part time it first, going from 3600 to 400 square feet and losing the garage is gonna be tough. You guys that jump right in are far braver than us.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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While the number of people full timing has increased, there is almost always sites available. Granted holiday weekends and popular destinations will fill up quickly. I've never had to spend a night in a Wal Mart because I couldn't find a site anywhere.

I am not full time.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:03 PM   #4
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Did you part time at first? We're gonna part time it first, going from 3600 to 400 square feet and losing the garage is gonna be tough. You guys that jump right in are far braver than us.
No we jumped right in. In fact we never even owned an RV before this.
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We never owned any kind of RV before we started full timing either. Just jumped in and swam like a fool!!! LOL

We've never had a problem getting a camp site, except down in Florida for the winter we didn't get our first choice RV resort, but did get our 2nd choice. And we've booked for next winter already. But when we're on the road traveling we've never run into full campgrounds. WE usually know where we're going so we'll call ahead.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:15 PM   #6
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The worst part is finding decent parks. Then availability then price. We spend hours looking.
We did NOT jump into this, had many RV' s before. Staying in one spot (S& B) is really boring. At home we do not know the neighbors, and their barking dogs. If I don't like the neighbors I can move.
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I'm with you, RVing is a horrible experience. Spread the word!
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It's working!! You guys are scaring me off!! NNOOTT!!!
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The worst part is finding decent parks. Then availability then price. We spend hours looking.
We did NOT jump into this, had many RV' s before. Staying in one spot (S& B) is really boring. At home we do not know the neighbors, and their barking dogs. If I don't like the neighbors I can move.
Try coming out west and stay away from large metro areas. Then there isn't a problem with finding parks. Now price, that is something else, but most people figure that one out. Also don't forget COE (Corps of Engineers) parks all over the midwest. Really great and with the Senior Pass, very economical for stays.
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Did you part time at first? ..........You guys that jump right in are far braver than us.

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sorry, ya can't scare us off

we are going to jump straight into full time in a few short years.
we are rv'ers to the max and we will be giving you another set of people for competition for those cg reservations!! LOL

but we will do like you, say full time is bad, very bad, and don't do it...heehee, to those who ask
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The Southwest has lots of places to stay. There have been tons of open sites for our first 6 years of fulltiming!
Examples in AZ: Mesa, Tucson, Yuma, Benson, Verde Valley
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Let me start by stating 5 years ago we sold everything, S/B, property, you name it, it was sold. We then hit the road and we've seen so much of this wonderful country. Everyone that asked us how we liked the full-timing experience, we told them the best decision we ever made. Now 5 years later there are so many people full-timing it's sometimes hard to find reservations. So now if someone ask how we like it, we just look at then with a straight face and say it terrible, don't do it, the worst decision ever. Then we turn around..hee hee.

Pretty much the same answer to the "fishin' any good around here?" question
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I made the switch to foll time more like 10 years ago. Wife died 5 years ago (Acceptiong applications for replacement traveling companion.. Ok so that' partially a joke) Page 2

I have noticed that parks are getting fuller and fuller but I'm no where near ready to park it.

What I have found.. My big 38 foot Class A does indeed eat a bunch of gasoline, about half of what I save on property tax in fact

Summers it is not uncommon for me to pay less for parking than I did for electricity on the S&B (This month WILL be an exception but ... I'll make up for it next month)

and I get to move about..

Plus the neighborhood I lived in in Detroit was nice when I moved in.. Not nearly as nice when I move dout.. i mean WAY Not as nice.

In the Motor home I get into an area I don't like.. Well. Keep on truckin.
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