Thinking of Full Timing It, But have Questions and Doubts
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:33 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:24 PM
Don & Sue Paulson
Hickory Corners, Michigan
'01 Dynasty 38 PDQ w/Cummings ISC350
'12 Ford Edge AWD toad w Air Force One and Roadmaster Tow Bar
Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:23 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:49 PM
Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:50 PM
Everyone's situation in life will not be the same as yours, but we can share experiences that will help.
My wife and I started full timing july, 2012. Our situation is a bit different as we both work full time. We are not retirement age yet, but getting closer.
So far, we have found that our RV expenses are much less than living in a house. We rented out our house in July to see how we would like the RV lifestyle and put some furniture in a storage unit, the rest went to family and Goodwill.
We wanted to give this lifestyle a test for one year, then evaluate. It greatly helps to have the most livable RV space possible with two TV's. Our home on wheels is a 41ft. Class A Motorhome. We tow our get to work and around town vehicle behind the Motorhome like you see others driving down the freeway. Not all vehicles can be towed with four wheels on the ground.
We have two small pets that need to be cared for just like two toddlers. Both come to work with me everyday. They seem to adapt well.
So far, we've noticed that an RV is not insulated like a house. We use the propane heater and a small space heater for winter months. I'm very thankful that we don't live in an area that has harsh winters. I think the wife has learned to layer and she is doing very well in a small living area. To date, I enjoy living this RV lifestyle and would like to become a snowbird someday.
Several Books to read that might help are;
1. RV Living in the 21st Century, by Peggi McDonald
2. Support Your RV Lifestyle, An Insider's guide to Working on the Road, by Jaimie Hall
3. In Search of America's Heartbeat, by Robert H. Mottram
Hope this helps in your decision to be a "Full Timer"
GMC Terrain dinghy
Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:21 PM
Thank you .. Kimsells.. what you have said I truely agree with. As we are in the position of trying to figure out if we will sell or rent our home out. I will be retiring next year andwe are making sure all of our so -called ducks are in a row. We too have pets . I thank you for the names of books to read, I will be looking into getting them. Thanks again
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