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Old 03-19-2006, 03:32 AM   #1
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Younger couple (40ish) still working full time and living in our 5er full time. We travel around the Great Lakes area for work and are headed back there shortly. Currently soaking up sun in FLA.

Would love to hear from others in our situation and swap "tricks of the trade" for coping with colder camping situations, packing tricks, general info, etc.

Anybody out there fit that description?
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Old 03-19-2006, 03:32 AM   #2
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Younger couple (40ish) still working full time and living in our 5er full time. We travel around the Great Lakes area for work and are headed back there shortly. Currently soaking up sun in FLA.

Would love to hear from others in our situation and swap "tricks of the trade" for coping with colder camping situations, packing tricks, general info, etc.

Anybody out there fit that description?
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Old 03-26-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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Hi Mooky,
We're also a working youngish couple (well, we aren't 60 yet anyway) . One of our biggest rules is that everything in the motor home has to serve at least two purposes. So we collect attractive furniture throws at thrift shops,none match except for color pallette.(We've got wolve's snowmen, historic sites etc.) We cover the couch and chairs with them to keep clean and have spares to suggle under for TV or reading when it's chilly. When we are moving we tuck them around dishes etc in the cupboards to prevent rattles and breakage; even in the fridge to keep it insulated. Number one use for them is for on-the- ground seating for children when we do our story telling. After the session they get tossed in the wash and back on the couch.
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Hi Mooky, my husband and I are in our 40's also. We sold our house and are fulltime in our MH. We love it. My husband still works so we found a park closer to his job. We love to travel and sightsee. We used to fly everywhere. But you really don't get to see the country side or meet such wonderful people. I thought we were the only ones are age. Great to hear there are more.
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:06 AM   #5
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I agree with taletellers, whatever you keep in the MH has to serve at LEAST two purposes. We do the same with our throw blankets. Also if you want more blankets for later; I store some of mine flat under my mattress. I learned that from another fulltimer.
As for the cold, I have a fireplace in the lounge that I use and also an electric heater I put in the bathroom area. It helps to save on propane.
Have fun and enjoy it!
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:04 PM   #6
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Hi Rick and Cheryl,

I always get excited when I find folks in our age bracket still working and full-timing.

So glad to hear that you are out there and that we aren't the only ones!

Cheers!
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:47 PM   #7
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Hello all,

First post.

I'm about to become a full timer (well, a year from now). I'm 39 now and just realised I don't need to be anywhere. I own a technology company and can work from anywhere if I have Internet.

I'm looking at getting a 40-43 foot Class A.

Looking at Monaco, CC, WRV, and TourMaster primarily. Looking at new, but that could change.

I think I may represent a small but growing segment of 30-40 professionals who can work remotely.

I'll be hitting the road with my new wife and 2 cats.
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:03 PM   #8
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Add us to the Working Fulltimer list too.

Orginally from WI, we decided to go full-time in Jan. '04. My partner, Derek is in IT and can make much more money being mobile enough to do short term contracts. I Pickup work wherever we are, maybe workcamping, maybe at a "real" job. I am currently workcamping, and Derek in on Contract here in Tampa.

When we started we had dreams of CA, and AZ for winter, that first year it didn't work that way. We have found it is imperitive to remain flexible, to expect each contract to be endlessly continued, and basically to be ready for anything. Since we started, we spent 9 months in Saint Louis, 3 in NYC, 6 in Bloomington, IL, and finally a warm winter in FL. Last winter in NYC was challening, but we did it pretty easily, even in our 31 ft trailer we had then. It really was an awesome experience.

We have found the age of full-timers is really dropping, many more fitting into the GenX label as Derek and I do. Lets face it, there is little job security left in this world, there is no loyalty, and the days of working for 40 years at the same place I fear are long gone for most middle class families. We found we were spinning our wheels in Milwaukee, and decided to go the extream route and combine what we loved to do with our work.

For info on our travels, check out the website below.


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