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Old 12-28-2008, 04:46 AM   #1
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Now....DON'T anybody go gettin ticked off about what a real fulltimer is!! O.K.?? Just lookin to engage in friendly discussion with other folks who have FULLY changed their sticks & bricks lifestyle to a dedicated life of living in, and bouncing around this hemisphere in, their RV rig of choice. In other words, except for perhaps family and/or friends to visit from time to time back where they started from, they have absolutely NO ties, bridges, or links (physical OR emotional) anymore to the place they started exploring from, (ie., no house, no "stuff" in a storage, at all, WHATSOEVER!). SO, ........... are there any other, what we call "TRAVELERS" out there ON this iRV2 Forum???? Steve & Lynette
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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Oh, 1 or 2, I suppose.

I have no house, but have a few things stored at my daughters house.

I do go back to visit family, friends and of course the doctors, but I have no qualms about leaving and heading out for parts unknown.

I think most of us head back "home" from time to time for family and doctors.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:18 AM   #3
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I don't know about your corner of the US but there are thousands of us full time members here in the southwest boondocking on BLM land.

I have e everything I need or want right here in my rig. Well except for my second RV that's in storage, a 1972 Winne Brave (with which real RV'ing started), and I've been meaning toget rid of that also but just have not tried to find a buyer.

I have even started getting my medical care in the southwest as I spend most of my time here. The summer half or the year I'll be SOMEWHERE west (maybe just a little east of) the continental divide.

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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Hate to say but we do have a storage shed in the old home state with those delicate hierlooms we wish not to haul around but dont wish for the kids to get now.
Got kids and of course doctors we return to see at least once a year because the doctors required it and kinda nice to check in with the kids once in awhile.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:58 PM   #5
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We have no place we consider "home" other than the motorhome ...own no property or even an RV site anywhere ...but when I retired from the military in Virginia in 2005 we did put a few things in a storage facility in Alabama near our children. At least we don't have to haul the rubbermaid container of Christmas decorations around the entire year just to use them for a month!!! ...and even better, we don't have to haul all the DW's book around that she just could not bear to get rid of. (She says they are worth a lot of money ...I say show me someone standing in front of me with cash in their hands and wanting all those books and I'll believe it...)
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:26 AM   #6
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Dirk, Ed, Lee and Fran, & Paul: GOOD MORNING from Tampa, FL!!!
Well,..it's about 60 degrees here, sun is just coming up through the moss hung trees and palms here in the campground, and everything outside is covered with the usual early morning dew....in fact it's soaking wet! Kinda nice to hear from some of you other 'full-timers' from around the country. Ya know,...it's not even the first of the year yet and I'm ALREADY gettin that little twinge (kinda like excitement)to be heading down the road to somewhere....ANYWHERE. Do you guys ever feel the same thing??? I mean we're here mainly to spend time with our son who just got back from a year in Iraq in one piece, and it's great spending time with the grandkids, and the weather sure beats the heck out of the stuff just North of here, BUT....still....don't know if I can quell that "call of the road" for another 3 or 4 months!!! Another thing we've kinda decided is that even though it is colder out West (TX, NM, AZ, Southern CA), and I can't often, if ever, sit outside in the evening playing my harmonica when "wintering" out West, we kinda think we like wintering much better in the West than here in Florida. We're not sure why just yet, but out West just seems to "feel" better to us. It has something to do with a kind of undefineable "spirit" of the country. Florida is nice and all, but, most of Florida kinda feels like living on an anthill (people & cars everywhere...EVERYWHERE!!) and Florida doesn't seem to posses that kind of magical, historical, feeling of West. It's hard in Florida to find any of those "magical memory moments" that seem to be everywhere out West. Ya know...like the beauty of the red rocks around Goulding's Campground in Monument Valley as the sun comes up, or the awesome, quiet stillness of a starry starry night at the Furnace Creek Campground in Death Valley, or the magical sound of the howling desert coyotes at night around Cochise Terrace Campground above Benson, AZ, or...ofcourse, that wonderful sound of a slot machine paying off at the casino in Camp Verde..... HA! (just kidding)!! And,.... underlying ALL of these wonderful moments in the West are the stories and the HISTORY,...of the native americans, the mountain men, settlers, explorers, the prospectors, etc. etc. (Spose this is kinda dumb....huh?). But ol Florida just doesn't have the same magic..for us at least. But...HEY!!!...the thing is....we can MOVE!!! This is good!! Lord willin, and the creek don't rise, I think next winter it'll be...GO WEST OLD MAN, GO WEST!! Well....ENOUGH ALREADY....eh? So do any of you guys look for these magical moments??? What are yours???? Bye for now. Steve & Lynette
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I love the west!

I had planned to go west the last 2 years, but circumstances beyond my control kept me east.

I'll try again this summer.
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Five more years and we'll be joining you folks. For now we will just continue to enjoy reading of your year round travels. Enjoy.
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I was born with the urge to move on down the road ...lived in 10 or more houses in 3 states before getting married. Then living in 19 different houses in 10 different states and one US territory before retiring form the military to become a full-timer. I too would rather be West than East -- I think for me it has to do with humidity and clear air. We have lived in every part of the country except the far NW. The sky just looks bluer and the air clearer in the West with the lower humidity. We spend the holidays with kids and grandkids in Alabama, but I am always ready to head west to Texas and New Mexico as soon as I can.
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AFChap: Yeah!!!.....AND....BEST OF ALL.....I get to wear my cowboy hat out West!! Steve
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We do have some artwork left - we go visit it at our daughter's, my sister's, and my mother's places. Otherwise we carry everything with us. And we believe that there are wheels under us for a reason! FREEDOM!

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I wear my boots no matter where I am ...guess I could do the hat(s) the same way, eh?
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:57 AM   #13
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Hey becks!!! Where in SE Minn.?? We're out of Duluth originally and I lived in Rochester back in the early 70's. Steve & Lynette
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We started full timing in July 2007. We sold the house, gave the kids what we wanted them to have. We put a few things in storage around our daughters' home. Then we hit the road.
We still have to see our doctors and we still have family here (near Houston).
We workamped in Magnolia, TX this winter and are heading to Memphis in a couple of weeks (more family. Then we get to play and see this beautiful country of ours.
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