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Old 12-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Regrets? anything you'd do over?

I know there's a thread about the downside of FT'ing but do any of you have any specific regrets along your FT journey? I see a lot regret not doing it sooner! Any regrets with the unit you started with? How you traveled and locations you chose? Mistakes you may have made directly related to the FT lifestyle?

I'm going to be FT in the next few months and want to be as informed as possible! Thank you in advance for participating!
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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Sitting here trying to come up with a regret. Thinking....... Still thinking...........
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #3
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I am thinking too and dont fine anything sory
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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Sorry, no regrets to report.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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The only thing I'd change is the coach I chose. I had zero RV experience before setting out. It would be nice to have a better quality RV. But that's easily fixed... after I win the lottery or rob a bank, uh maybe not. I've done a lot of upgrades that have customized this one so I plan to keep it until the wheels fall off or they take away my driving privileges.

As for everything else? Not a single regret.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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No regrets from us!
But we have heard many regrets from those that covet our lifestyle, and could make that leap, but cannot cut the umbilical.

Sadly, some of them hate their winters so very much.

Met one that could not give up her Longaberger basket collection!
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:46 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure I don't have any regrets in terms of choosing the tiny motorhome I did or full timing.

The only things I *miss* from having a house are an oven and a bathtub but it's not a regret.

Sometimes I think it would be nice to have something larger like a small Class C or a trailer instead but then I remember how easy I have it with parking, merging onto highways, clearance and backing into very tight spaces without assistance.

I watched a full timing couple try to get a massive Class A into this tiny RV park I'm in with very small spaces. They left in disgust after first trying to cram into a parking space that wasn't even for an RV (it' the parking spot for a neighbor to the side of me) then realizing the 2 actual empty spots were too small for their gargantuan motorhome.

It must be a chronic problem for them since the woman complained that the manager here wasn't there (she just stepped out for a while) and that it was the same at several other RV parks they had already been to around here. Since they were still park hopping, I guess they can't find a place for their huge motorhome.

I do know the manager will TELL YOU over the phone without you asking that their spaces are small. I called to confirm the monthly rate and that sites were available before I made the drive from NM to here and she quickly asked how big of a rig I had since their spaces can only accommodate about a 30-32ft trailer.

The only slight regret I have is that this thing gets rather poor mpg for what it is... less than expected... but this is the setup I wanted so I just deal with it.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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I would not change one thing and I have no regrets.

Bought this coach 10 years ago and moved right in from a 1992 36 foot Airstream Landyacht.

Still love the coach and still love the RV lifestyle. I plan to do both for another 10 years God willing. That's when the coach will be fully mine.

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Old 12-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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No regrets here either. (Except for the one about doing it sooner.) It is just like being in school in our youth. If you do your homework, the exam (the fulltime life) is easy.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #10
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Regret? I guess the only thing I think we would have done way differently is that we would NOT have bought the house and property and just gone with the RV. Thom's job had him traveling 90% to 95% of the time and honestly he would have been much happier with me traveling with him then trying to take care of not only our house but also his mom and dads anytime he came back into town. Even thou he's not traveling as much now for work, both he and I are much happier without the house and just in the RV.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #11
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Wow I'm already excited about FT'ing and so is the wife but all of the responses are making me wish I could head out right now!
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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Wow I'm already excited about FT'ing and so is the wife but all of the responses are making me wish I could head out right now!
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #13
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My only regret is that we believed what everyone said about getting a smaller coach because of size limitations in state/federal parks. Turns out that (1) there are plenty of sites for 40' coaches and (2) we don't do state parks as they are too expensive and booked up months and months in advance. Do do COE parks all of the time and they can handle larger coaches. So if I could go back I'd get the 40' coach instead of 37'.

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Old 12-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #14
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Our only regret is that we didn't go with the class A sooner. Otherwise everything is peachy. We are full time volunteers, not just because we are from Tennessee, building churches and working at Christian facilities.
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