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Old 12-09-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Fulltimers Question

I am still a few years away from retiring. The DW and I are planning to RV full-time for a few years when we do retire.

So the burning question we have for full-timer's (I guess it could be a poll). Did your sell you house when you went full-time?

We have two young adult boys, one in college and the other a college grad working in a great job. I'm sure they will move away from our hometown so we wont be anchored here either. It's a town we called home after I retired from the Air Force.

Interested in what other full-timers have done.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Sold house, bought smaller townhome. Fulltime in MN campground during April through September. Then went down to Arizona for a few months, then back to MN in spring. Townhome was much easier to take care of than house.

This year, going to stay in townhome during winter. Too much work/money to full time in winter out of state.

Above is not me, but a couple retired seniors that I know.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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I am still a few years away from retiring. The DW and I are planning to RV full-time for a few years when we do retire.

So the burning question we have for full-timer's (I guess it could be a poll). Did your sell you house when you went full-time?

We have two young adult boys, one in college and the other a college grad working in a great job. I'm sure they will move away from our hometown so we wont be anchored here either. It's a town we called home after I retired from the Air Force.

Interested in what other full-timers have done.
We did not go full time RV, but we did full time sailing. We were gone for 5 years and logged 15000 blue water miles under our keel. We sold our house in the Bay Area, but we bought a Condo in case we ever wanted to return. When we returned to the USA, things really changed and even that we had the condo we could not afford the everyday living on a fix income in SF. We were on the way to the Med., but found Virginia the cost of living is at least half. The point of this is to say make sure you have something to come back to and then make your decision from that. Do Not put all your eggs in one basket things will change. I have no regrets after seeing over 22 county's and the wonderful people we met on our way. I say go for it and have...
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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We sold our house. We are not looking at purchasing a 2nd trailer to have at our winter location and one at our summer location and motel between the two.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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We lost our house in a wildfire september 2011 and have been fulltiming for over a year now. We don't think we could stay planted in one place for more than a few weeks or a month at this point. But maybe in a few years we could.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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We did not go full time RV, but we did full time sailing. We were gone for 5 years and logged 15000 blue water miles under our keel. I have no regrets after seeing over 22 county's and the wonderful people we met on our way. I say go for it and have...
This is what I would love to do. Don't know if I have the heart to do it, though. Oh, and I've never been on a sail boat, either.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:28 AM   #7
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We did it for 6 months, then went back "home" and sold it in 2 weeks, had an "estate" sale, after we let family go through and take what they wanted. Worked out great and are not sorry at all. We never looked back!! Just enjoying less "repairs" and wife has less to clean, leaving more time for us to have fun.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #8
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We sold our house 2 years ago and rented a Townhouse. Then we bought our MH to go full time in. We are truly full time, don't have the Townhouse anymore. So far we love it. We put some things in storage for awhile in case we want to go back to renting for awhile again. Nothing to worry about but the MH. Home is now wherever we park. Enjoy, we are.
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We sold our house. We are not looking at purchasing a 2nd trailer to have at our winter location and one at our summer location and motel between the two.
Where do you stay in the winter? Do you have a permanent address to get your mail and license and Insurance?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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Because of the high cost of out of country health insurance we stay in Canada and spend the winters in BC. We have a post office box that we had when we owned our home. We have our mail forwarded to BC during the winter. Because we don't have a home we pay extra for full timer insurance of the trailer.
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