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Old 04-29-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Full Timers Tell your Story

We full time in the summer only at our seasonal site, so I'm half half, but don't travel, so it's not the same.

I have some questions for the full timers because I think it would be rich to hear of your experience.

1. What made you decide to be a full-time RVer?

2. Do you ever tire of it?

3. Would you do it again?

4. What about having regular doctors?

5. Are you nomads or limit the places you go?

Thanks! Please share anything else you want.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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How do you handle your personal matters (mail, accounts, etc.)? Do you have someone manage that?

A friend of mine helps manage her parent's mail and accounts.


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Old 04-29-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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There is a huge number of blogs and websites devoted to full timing.
Mailboxes can be had that will forward stuff at a moments notice to an address.
Automatic withdrawal is easy to set up.

I am 51 and Laurel, my wife, is 56.
We will be on the road in 5 years. Or less. We would rather live like paupers on the road than be tied down to a residence. Long story...
Life is short. Too short. We want to hike and wander and be free b4 we get old.
We will camp host, volunteer and work with children.
It is going to be Heavenly and simple.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:07 PM   #4
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How wonderful it must be to be a full timer! I have hopes that one day we can do the same but since that call I made to Larry Flynt didn't pan out I guess we'll just have to keep working for now!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:19 PM   #5
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Met some folks at Merlefest in North Wilkesboro, NC this week. They sold the house(everything) and bought a really nice class "A" Holiday Rambler diesel pusher and went full time. He is a programmer and works from the road. One thing I recall is he established residence in North Dakota...for insurance, taxes and he named many other benefits. Best of my recollection they have been full timing for five or more years. They said they would NEVER go back to a stationary home. He had some interesting ideas and stories. Just saying
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:35 PM   #6
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There is a huge number of blogs and websites devoted to full timing.
Mailboxes can be had that will forward stuff at a moments notice to an address.
Automatic withdrawal is easy to set up.

I am 51 and Laurel, my wife, is 56.
We will be on the road in 5 years. Or less. We would rather live like paupers on the road than be tied down to a residence. Long story...
Life is short. Too short. We want to hike and wander and be free b4 we get old.
We will camp host, volunteer and work with children.
It is going to be Heavenly and simple.
I was thinking it would be cool to camp host up north in the summer and down south in the winter. Not a nomad style, but still full time. I understand if you're in the Federal system, you have options all over the county. When I retire, of course.....whenever that is....one can hope.
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There is a huge number of blogs and websites devoted to full timing.
Mailboxes can be had that will forward stuff at a moments notice to an address.
Automatic withdrawal is easy to set up.

I am 51 and Laurel, my wife, is 56.
We will be on the road in 5 years. Or less. We would rather live like paupers on the road than be tied down to a residence. Long story...
Life is short. Too short. We want to hike and wander and be free b4 we get old.
We will camp host, volunteer and work with children.
It is going to be Heavenly and simple.
Sounds like a great plan!
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Agreed. They say you spend the first 30 years acquiring stuff and the next 30 getting rid of it; I'd say you're ahead of the curve :-)
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