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Old 12-28-2020, 01:15 PM   #1
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Day Dreaming Of A Plot Of Land

Wife and I have been talking with all the 'Newbie's" that are getting into RV'n and campgrounds getting more and more crowded.
We are wondering if it is possible to buy a parcel of land somewhere that we could buy and maybe use it a few times a year for a couple weeks at a time to park our RV and get away from the crowds. Not necessarily in a "So Called Resort" just a 1/2 acre or so. Not even sure it would have to have Utilities. Something that's not to far out in the middle of nowhere.
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Yes it is possible to do that, but usually when a parcel of land has been broken up into half-acre lots there are usually covenants, or restrictions placed on the use of the land. And some of those restrictions may be no RVs.

The best thing to do is when you find a area where you're interested in buying a piece of land talk to a local realtor, and yes the realtor needs to be local because these covenants and restrictions are different all across the country, and find out if it's going to be legal to do what you want to do.

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Old 12-28-2020, 04:06 PM   #3
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A lot of people do that. Our friends had one in Oregon on a lake. They put up a cover, 50 amp water service, along with a satellite dish. They would drive their motor home there for the weekend or longer trips. It sounds nice, but soon they got tired of going to the same spot.

I've thought for years that I would like a cabin in Big Bear (our local mountains) but it creates an issue when you own an RV.....which one do you use, the RV or the cabin. Pretty soon, one or the other isn't used much.

Now if you're super rich, you buy spots all over the country and then just travel between them.
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Almost any where you go with regards to all the states, there is land everywhere. This is one of the simplest things possible. All you have to do is have the money and take your pick. Have you driven on the back roads of America (FL & CA are not considered America).
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Or just make friends with someone that already has the land. I have a couple friends that do a little camping and atv-sxs riding on my place. I don't mind it at all and the #1 rule is no camping and riding during deer season.
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A plot of land is fairly cheap. It's those utilities that cost a bunch of money.
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I have had a RV spot in WA for the last 40 years. 1 to 45 acres back to 1.
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Wife found a nice place three years ago, just on the edge of a small town on a river. There was a camper on it with 30 amp service, about 3 acres. You must remain mobile because the property does flood pretty much every year, the first spring we owned the property the MH would have been totally under water. Only been three years but we have not tired of the place. So happy we bought a lot in the small town and put up a new modular, we now live six blocks away. Jim.
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Join Boondockers Welcome, try a few spots out and let that give you some good ideas about where you might like to purchase, if at all after that.
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We own RV lots in a couple of small parks, FL for winter and VA for summer. Owning in a park is good because the grass gets cut, mail gets collected and forwarded, and you develop friendships with people who share your interest. You can rent the lot when you are not going to be there to help with expenses or swap use with lot owners in other parts of the country.
Thought about owning land, and looked at a few spots, but unless you want to come back to a lot of work, you have to hire people to take care of the place when you are not there.
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Exit plan

All Full Timers should have an exit plan when travel is no longer viable due to age, budget or desired change in lifestyle. A plot of land can be an excellent solution for that requirement.

Always thought those close to the lake lots that get sold and often are never used, can be a good opportunity for a get away/exit plan lot. The new metal garage type buildings can be a good structure to shelter the rig or for other applications.

When we travel in the West, we see lots for sale in rather arid areas. However, they often have mountain views on the near horizon. Looks like an interesting opportunity for an exit plan site.

Mother started retirement on a 10 acre parcel that was the home and barn section of a working farm. The land was sold when the owner retired to town. Small house, pond and some pasture. Not as cheap as an unimproved lot, but a nice escape location. She sold that parcel for a nest egg and rented a small house in a local town for the last several years of her retirement. Many small towns have vacant homes that were left behind when those that did live in them moved to a larger city to find work and services. They make good rentals for the locals or a good purchase for you, if your nature is to enjoy small town America. If code precludes RV or mobile home use - barn/garage storage is often a solution. Note - not all small towns are friendly if you did not grow up in the area. Never outright hostile, just not as welcoming as you might like. Family connections and time help.

Some small town locations have interesting views of farm and pasture land; creeks and woods; or the town itself. Commercial property can be an investment for your retirement nest egg if local taxes are not prohibitive. Do your homework.

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Lots of folks have gone before you and tell their story - good or bad - so search.
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We own RV lots in a couple of small parks, FL for winter and VA for summer. Owning in a park is good because the grass gets cut, mail gets collected and forwarded, and you develop friendships with people who share your interest. You can rent the lot when you are not going to be there to help with expenses or swap use with lot owners in other parts of the country.
Thought about owning land, and looked at a few spots, but unless you want to come back to a lot of work, you have to hire people to take care of the place when you are not there.
Have you been to the southwest? There's nothing to take care of unless you want the rocks rearranged.
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Have you been to the southwest? There's nothing to take care of unless you want the rocks rearranged.
Good one! Not much growing very fast in some of those desert areas.
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https://washingtonstate.fandom.com/wiki/Deer_Meadows the Golf course has closed, but there are courses in the area. Ft Spokane NP is ~5 miles as are 2 marinas. The fishing is great.

I built a house 20 years ago, Lived there full time for 5 years then started wintering in the RGV. Have moved back to town, but still have an acre with a pole building and 2 FHU RV spots.
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