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Old 07-24-2019, 12:51 AM   #1
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My wife is unsure about going fulltime. She says she has read on Facebook a lot of post from women who have gone fulltime and don't like it.
I was hoping to get some feedback from some of the wives.
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:25 AM   #2
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My wife and I have been full timing for 20 plus years.
We have never been on facebook.
So do posters on Facebook determine everything your wife thinks ???

There are many that think for themselves.
Most all that I know.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:37 AM   #3
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My wife is unsure about going fulltime. She says she has read on Facebook a lot of post from women who have gone fulltime and don't like it.
I was hoping to get some feedback from some of the wives.
Yeah full time in a big DP is the current fashion rage, but full time is not for everyone. My wife and I are also in that category. We like our house, our neighbors and our boats. While we have no problem leaving them behind for an extended time, we always look forward to coming home and enjoying them. We also like having a small motorhome. It frees us to go places we couldn't go in a much larger coach.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:13 AM   #4
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My wife is unsure about going fulltime. She says she has read on Facebook a lot of post from women who have gone fulltime and don't like it.
I was hoping to get some feedback from some of the wives.
It's always nice to have a bricks and mortar house.
We appreciate the freedom of having both. Our last trip was 8512 miles eleven and a half weeks. We got home Sunday afternoon.
I would suggest that you start by not selling your house. Buy the most RV you can afford and make sure it's roomy and comfortable.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:24 AM   #5
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Last thing my wife and I want to do is grow old in an RV park, oh wait, we are old but enjoying both security of home and adventures in the RV.
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Does she never read about women who full time and love it? Or is she on the "I hate full timing in an RV" section of Facebook? Or is it perhaps true that there are absolutely NO women in the world who full time in an RV and actually like it??

If one were to read here without ever having owned an RV, they'd likely think that there is nothing but pain and trouble with an RV, and zero fun and/or relaxation and/or awesome sights and/or whatever-it-is-that-works-for-you to be had.
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Only you and your wife can decide that. Remember what is posted on FB is only what the poster wants you to see. Being fulltime means you and wife must be able to get along in a small space with one vehicles (toad) and agree on nearly everything. We fulltimed for three years and could go back to it anytime.

We will not fulltime again probably because it would actually cost us money since we are debt free and it costs almost nothing to stay in the stick and brick hose and we can travel as we wish for as long as we wish.

That being said, it is a lot of fun if you two can pull it off and live very closely together and ignore all the noise others put out about what you should be doing.
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Count me in with the people who do not want to go full time.
When e retire, I would like to part-time, but I still want a brick and mortar home.
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Some people don't like it some do. What others think about it is irrelevant. A lot of people don't like pickles. You won't know if you like them till you try them or you can miss out on something you may love by not trying them.
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You can find almost any opinion you prefer on FB, so I'm sure there are other groups on FB that universally love fulltiming. There are many of those here as well. That said, fulltiming is not for everyone.

One factor is that RV living and make extra work for the wife. Fewer labor saving appliances, small kitchen and limited storage for utensils and food, maybe limited space for crafts or hobbies, no cable tv, hubby tracking in dirt, whatever. And she may be imaging it worse than it need be. Are you offering her a spacious 45 footer with a washer/dryer, large fridge, big tv with satellite reception, convenient size bath, etc? Or is a 23 ft spartan-equipped travel trailer what she will have to contend with? And what about family and her friends? Will she have to leave them all behind? There's a lot more to the fulltiming decision than campfires on the beach.
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Four to five continuous months on the road, so I guess you could say we are almost "half time." Yes, we have a sticks and bricks house and it is nice to get back to it for a little while. Nice to be near family during those month of not traveling. That's us.


We have several friends that are full time and absolute love it. We also have friends that have tried it and don't like it so bought another house, but still travel extensively.

Don't believe every thiing you hear and a half of what you see.
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My wife is unsure about going fulltime. She says she has read on Facebook a lot of post from women who have gone fulltime and don't like it.
I was hoping to get some feedback from some of the wives.

It's best to listen to your spouse's concern here. If she is not in it 100%, it will probably not work out long for FT living. FT time life requires 100% commitment from both parties to make it work, cause there will be a lot of adjustments to make. Find a happy middle ground like 1 month out during snow season to head South. One thing we have found while FT is if you have strong family times, you will miss out on family activities and those ties will soften.
FT expenses are what you make of it, some people treat FT as a extended vacation and spend alot of $$. We volunteer and get involved with the local community and can FT on $20k/year or less.
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My wife and I have been RVing since 1972 in TT, MH and now our DP. We don't go like we used to due to medical problems. We used our TT every weekend for 3 years as we served a small church 90 miles from our home and one time for 6 weeks when we relocated. Having our S&B made it more like a vacation outing tho'. In 1989 I planned on taking 12 months off and rving full time in our new 32' no slide MH. We left 1st week of Sept and was back home for Thanksgiving and in a S&B due to DW being homesick for the kids.

When living in Europe for 5 years we came home every Thanksgiving for 2 weeks but she still would have bouts of homesickness which I can understand because on those few occasions when I had to be gone for a month or 2 I would be homesick for her. We enjoy each other's company no matter where we are but the kids are a draw.

While I think I could really enjoy being on the road in my RV for extended periods I know my wife would not so I tell her we are going to take off and when she wants to come home we'll head home. I'm getting ready to download the skype app which the girls have on their phones so we can call them and momma can see her girls when we go out this winter.

I found in the past that taking numerous trips, with each one a little longer and then return home helps. My wife loves to see the scenery so we move alot too.

I would recommend from our experience, if you can afford to maintain your RV and S&B, to plan on an extended trip this winter and see how you both enjoy it. Knowing you have a home to return to makes the time like a long vacation.

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My wife is unsure about going fulltime. She says she has read on Facebook a lot of post from women who have gone fulltime and don't like it.
I was hoping to get some feedback from some of the wives.
We are far from being full time but given the opportunity and the right rv I would consider it before DH would.

I don't know what type of rv you have or plan to purchase or the types and length if trips you've taken so far so it is difficult to comment on your situation. One question, have you asked your wife what the FB women find objectionable about full-time? Hard to offer suggestions without knowing more.

Edit to ask, why not take some extended trips. With modern technology you can monitor the hvac and access to your home while away. We have someone manage the grass and pool plus neighbors to keep an eye open for us when we are away. Our home bills (electric and water) are at a minimum when we are away.
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