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Old 03-20-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
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Me and my family just started to full time the beginning of the month. We went from a 2000 sf house to a 22ft RV. Just wondering if you guys have any words of wisdom.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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Congratulations and have fun. Take your time and enjoy the sights. The lifestyle is awesome. Please be safe in traveling.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:34 AM   #3
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Congratulations! DW and I sold our home last Sept and have been full timming since. Loving it. No particular words of wisdom other than to check out Escapees. It has been our most pleasant surprise so far.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:18 AM   #4
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We’re a Family on the Road also, today marks 1 year full timing it for our family. My advice is don’t rush it, don’t miss seeing something because you planned on being further down the road that day. Don’t get mad because you missed a turn. (Some states don’t have a clue where to put a sign before a turn) Try traveling the secondary roads, they have more sights and things to do. Enjoy life!
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:39 AM   #5
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Congratulations! Many happy and safe miles. Just out of curiosity, how big is your family?
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:49 PM   #6
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My advice is to maintain a sense of humor. If something happens that at the moment seems like it is the end of the world, take a minute and ask yourself if it will matter 20 years from now.

Take it easy, be safe, and enjoy.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:30 PM   #7
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We started out 7 years ago with a 30 ft 96 Winnebago Warrior with no slides.
My one piece of advice is - don't go to any RV shows!! The first one we went to resulted in us buying a new 35 foot Winnebago Sightseer with two slides.

Actually I am glad we got the Sightseer, but I was pretty much okay with the Warrior until DW (dear wife) got slide envy.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:26 PM   #8
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We've been at it for over 8 years now and the thing I have found to be most beneficial is a good preventative maintenance schedule. You now have a house on a mechanical foundation and if you don't take care of the foundation on a regular basis it will fail at some time! I have a regular checklist that is done the first week of every month.
Don't second guess your decision. It's done for now so enjoy the lifestyle and go for it!
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:20 AM   #9
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any chance to get you to post that list.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:40 PM   #10
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no advice from me but hope to get advice from you since we will be doing this in the next 10 months or so...
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Maverick its just the 3 of us me my wife and my son.
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If you get in a fight with the DW get outside so you can dodge the frying pan better.
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If you do get into a fight with the DW, let her win,, even if your right, let her win, even if your pride is damaged, let her win. the frying pan will be used for what its ment to be used for, and you won't be a moving target, remeber she may have pratice with out you knowing it. Not FT yet, just PT till the DW is ready to retire.
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If you family includes one or more children, join the FOTR (Families On The Road) Yahoo Group. Lots of useful information on homeschooling, and other topics relative to family living in constantly changing locations.
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