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Old 05-07-2011, 11:41 AM   #29
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I love the universal answers on this topic, and agree totally it's been fun to read all the replys.
WE on IRV2 are those people most involved with this subject. As such, is there a place where we can take a pole and put a defination or definations on fulltimers, parttimers, etc, or should we just enjoy our rv lifestyle to the fullest? ?
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:51 AM   #30
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I know several "fulltimers" that live in Happy Trails, AZ. They all have casitas or small buildings attached. Does that qualify as stick houses(casitas) ?

They do travel 6 - 10 months a year. To me they are fulltimers.

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Old 05-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #31
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I think if you are living full time in an rv your a full timer regardless if you own a house or how much you travel.
I know a couple who full time & own 3 houses. Never lived in any of them . They use them for income as rental propertys run by a property management company.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:35 PM   #32
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stepside, i'm calling them fulltimers!! but i used to call myself "good-looking" and that wasn't correct either.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:29 PM   #33
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full time RVers, right?
Investments and properties don't matter much, but let's skip the full time trailer park type.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:51 AM   #34
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I'm a fulltimer and own a house where I use to live before going fulltime. Fulltiming to me is a state of mind. If your world revolves around your RV, regardless of home ownership, and it is your primary residence then you are a fulltimer. When I go back to the house periodically I feel confined. It's strange I should feel that way when the house is much bigger than the RV; and I find that I'm more reluctant to go back each time. Like I said, it's a state of mind. I don't think I could ever go back to living in one place, there or any other place, to me it's freedom. So why do I still have a house? Tried to sell it, couldn't get my price, it's now an investment until I can.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:25 AM   #35
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We sold the farmhouse and quit farming years ago-- and moved into a 5th wheel. We live in it, or the truck camper, year-round. We own an acre with hookups, near our grandkids in IL, a tiny, under renovation, shack in SD, with hookups, and DH works highway construction wherever he can find it--full time--to make the payments on the 5er!

We consider ourselves to be full-timers, and that's what counts! (We were part-timers for a long time before this) We'd rather be independent of w.o.r.k., but not yet. Meanwhile we have seen thousands of miles of this great Country and met many wonderful people around our campfires--and we always get to sleep in our own bed! We don't much care what kind of tag gets hung on us.

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:30 PM   #36
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I disagree with most definitions of a full timer that have been posted. A lucky person might be able to keep their home and hit the road for 3-5 years and would definitely be a full timer. Owning a house has nothing to do with it.

Anyone who lives in an RV for finacial reasons and the RV never moves from its spot IS NOT a fulltimer. When you drive past one of those run down parks with a bunch of people living in trailers that haven't moved in 10 years, do you have a park full of full If they park a brand new dual wide mobile home on a piece of property and leave the axles under it....are they full timers until someone takes the axles away?

A full timer is someone who bought an RV for the purpose of seeing this country, work camping or at least looking for a future place to live and moving at LEAST every couple of months to a new place because they want to, not because they have to.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:20 AM   #37
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Everybody has a right to their opinion, no body is right or wrong on this one. It's how you perceive of fulltiming. The main thing is you are "living" in it, not on a temporary basis and not just to "go camping" a couple time a year.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:31 AM   #38
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To illustrate the point of how difficult it is to define a fulltimer, the Escapees RV Club(for fulltimers) has several RV parks around the country that offer permanent sites to their members. Because sites are limited, one has to get on a waiting list that I've heard can be 10 years. The people who buy these sites are “fulltimers” and because of one reason or another decided to find a permanent place to park. They either either never move the RV, travel seasonally or just take short trips. This turns out to be a juxtaposition of people living in a sticks and bricks house who either snow-bird or travel part time. The people in these parks consider themselves fulltimers who are just in a different stage of life than those who live on the road.
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I'm a full timer home owner that travels 3 to 6 months a year
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:22 PM   #40
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A good thread with good discussion

With this topic there's no real right or wrong answer, to each their own and all that.

Just one question to Diplomat Don, how do you define a person/family who live in their RV "Fulltime" 24/7 but NOT due to financial reasons? Choosing to just because they want to & love it! Staying in one place due to a dependable fulltime job contract & once circumstances allow will move around.
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