Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV LIFE STYLES FORUMS > Full-Timers
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-15-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
myshaggydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: At various Florida State Parks.
Posts: 967
Have we missed our S&B home?

Well we have been fulltiming since December 2013. Not very long but we keep getting asked if we miss our Stick and brick home. Well we have not missed it at all up until noon when it poured "cats and dogs." I miss the garage with auto door opener with direct access to the house. LOL But we will survive. Actually I still would not give up fulltiming. Too much to see and way too many people to get to know.

Take care all and try to stay dry.
__________________
George and Brenda
2005 Newmar Dutch Star 3810, Spartan with CAT7
2013 Honda Fit
myshaggydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-15-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
palehorse89's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,064
A place to hang out.......

Maybe a enclosed trailer (garage) for you to mess around in on those rainy days? You still would have to make a run for the front door, or if you had enough beer with you in the trailer..........wait for the rain to quit and keep waxing the auto.........
Wireless intercom in case the DW want you for anything
Attached Images
 
__________________
2012 Essex 4544 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006 Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 12:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
myshaggydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: At various Florida State Parks.
Posts: 967
Palehorse, I like the way you think. I guess I better brave the rain and get more beer.
__________________
George and Brenda
2005 Newmar Dutch Star 3810, Spartan with CAT7
2013 Honda Fit
myshaggydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 12:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
gruelens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,445
Yes I dearly miss my Sticks and Bricks. Eleven+ years fulltime now and no more; grassmower, snow shovel, painting, cleaning gutters, filling 1000 gallon heating oil tank, property taxes, utility bills, same view out the windows. This fulltime lifestyle offers none of things I used to love.
__________________
George R. - Fulltiming since January '03
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 3991
2012 Chevy Malibu LT1
gruelens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 06:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Naples, Fl.
Posts: 1,303
We missed our S&B terribly, for the first ten minutes of freedom, 7 years ago.

Since then? Not once.
__________________
Camping Rig: 2006 Outback 27 RSDS--
2005 Dodge 3500 - Dually- Cummins
Full time since June 2006
Dog Folks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 07:28 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 94
Rolling around since 2011 and meeting new folks in this great country. C'mon its great. No regrets.
jerryhawkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 07:56 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 762
our third year....winter in Florida, springtime in California, Yellowstone in the summer/fall. Seeing unbelievable sites....only thing I really NOT miss is the mail!!!!
__________________
Thor ACE 2013 29.2
lenkerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 07:59 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 20,179
Blog Entries: 21
Almost a year and no regrets yet. No yard, no garden, no taxes, no house maintenance, etc. So now, I walk the days, relax, read, meet people and enjoy life.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 10:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 14,773
16 years with no regrets! It's a wonderful lifestyle to be absolutely free!!
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 04:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
missourijan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 676
The home we sold in March 2006 was the first new home we had ever owned. I spent so much time decorating it to perfection (in my opinion). When we pulled away on March 9, 2006 all I felt was relief. We were just working to pay the mortgage, mow the grass, shovel some snow, touch up paint, pull weeds, please our demanding bosses etc, etc. We've been fulltime ever since and have no plans to settle down. We usually spend our time in the western US, in 2011 we headed to the east coast, what a great trip and how beautiful this country is. This lifestyle is not for everyone, too bad for them!
__________________
Jan & Thomas
2019 Jayco Octane 32C
2012 Ford F350 Super Duty
missourijan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 05:00 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
spritz's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: c above
Posts: 5,521
We will be coming into Full-timing by Oct-Nov, SELL the S&B and hit the road, Hope to enjoy what all you have. Can't wait
Heck maybe even sooner.
Thanks,Tim
__________________
1982 Pace Arrow P30 454
KarKaddy SS, Toad: 2009 Genesis
Tim, Joe and Lilly too. Mpls Minn.
spritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 06:55 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Air Baron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 605
We are almost 2 years into it and have mixed feelings about the whole thing. It has not been as rosey as we expected.

This year's trip out west has been an absolute nightmare. When the motorhome has a problem, and your one day minor repair turns into a 38 day/4000 mile disaster filled with one disappointment after another, and you spend more than one week in a motel, living out of a suitcase, while your food spoils and unknown mechanics are in and out of your private space that contains all of your belongings in the world without you even being there. Then you get the big bill, which goes from $1300 to $2800 to $3900 to even more...and all the effort spent on staying in $35/night campgrounds goes flying out the window. Couple that with a few visits to the emergency room or urgent care...and you wish that you were back in the comfort, safety and familiarity of that stick and brick.

But hey...things always get better, right? The DW always asks me if I would rather be mowing the grass. The answer is a definite NO!
Air Baron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 06:35 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Fiesta48's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,644
We're about to close on selling our house on 15.3 acres. I'm glad to get away from: moving stuff, trying to keep up this much acreage, taxes, boring country living, upkeep, maintenance, utilities, the hassle of selling, lack of friends, the Texas summer heat and 20+ more reasons. Come on Full Timing (starting in late May).
__________________
Full Timers.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40E on a Freightliner XCS chassis with a Cummins ISL9 pulling 1 and/or 2 motorcycles, '07 Honda Accord OR a 17' Runabout Boat.
Fiesta48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 08:06 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Selah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,328
The is our second year with an RV but we have been full time only six months. I thought I'd miss my three car garage and work shop. My wife thought she would miss here extensive gardens. These have been replaced with hiking, biking, kayaking, entertaining new (and now some old) friends, and sitting around a camp fire discussing nearly every topic imaginable.
The simplicity of our new life style if very freeing. I supposed we could have done that in the S&B but some how didn't.
Perhaps when our health dictates, and it inevitably will, well get another house but this life style has thought us a few things. We will continue to live simply, be involved with the community, make new friends, and be thankful that we can live what ever life we have at the time.
__________________
Paul, Kathy, and Tux the Mini Schnauzer
2014 Tiffin Phaeton 42 LH, 2013 Honda CRV
"When the time comes to look back, make sure you'll like what you see"
Selah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RV generator as backup power source for home JoyceDeanC RV Systems & Appliances 20 01-28-2014 04:09 PM
In Case You Missed Excels "Best of Show" Feature ExcelRVGuy Excel Owner's Forum 3 01-23-2014 08:50 AM
Dishnet Customers with no Home Dish? rambler5860 Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 7 01-22-2014 10:41 AM
Sex and a motor home! BoJango iRV2.com General Discussion 53 05-13-2012 04:18 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.