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Old 12-19-2014, 10:55 PM   #11
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Honestly, that's my future plan. List my place, sell, move my stuff into storage, move the 5er to the area I'm thinking of moving to, test the waters, move again if necessary, until I find a new home.

Up to a year I'm guessing. It'll be cool I think, but we are all different.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:23 PM   #12
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If we needed to do it for a year I would buy a larger unit for some larger room but being as it gets cold we would have to find a apartment somewhere for a couple months.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:41 AM   #13
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If it were me, I'd want the old place sold before the new place.

But, to answer your question - this past summer, we did 2 months in the camper with our family of 4. At times it became "cozy", but it was also my home office. Other times it was "cozy" because we had 2-5 visitors staying with us for a few days to a couple of weeks.

Go for it, I say!
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:45 AM   #14
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Big step. Yea we did it. It took a few beers, a few fires, family support (mail/pills/back-up/training) but heck you got a sound plan and light at the end of the tunnel. Don't know your details or your location but you need to review the "snow bird" rule. I would highly recommend south (Arizona/Texas/Florida) for the cold spell (Oct-May) if your sell-build falls in that time frame.
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:33 AM   #15
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If it was me, I'd put everything in storage and live in the RV. If the RV is home, live in it until you gussy up the old place and while the new place is being built. I think taking a few trips while waiting on the new place is a great idea. Go for it!


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Old 12-20-2014, 06:42 AM   #16
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We live in our fifth wheel at least 8 days out of each month, and in October when I retired we were home only 5 days during the entire month. The rest of the time we were on the road celebrating retirement. It was nice to get home to our 5 acres, but...we managed to enjoy the whole time (except maybe the couple of days the campers next to us set up their reclining chase lounges directly below our bedroom slide-out. That's simply rudeness, and sometimes...you can't fix RUDE.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:10 AM   #17
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Are you thinking about having an outbuilding or unattached garage or workshop? If so, maybe this could be put up first and add a place to store some of your things while you are finishing your home.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:13 AM   #18
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Honestly, that's my future plan. List my place, sell, move my stuff into storage, move the 5er to the area I'm thinking of moving to, test the waters, move again if necessary, until I find a new home.

Up to a year I'm guessing. It'll be cool I think, but we are all different.
Surprising seems we are not alone on that plan. We are planning to put our house up for sale in Spring, It's hard to sell a house on the lake in the winter months. Plan to sell the house and put it all in storage until we find the area we want to live in. We have picked the State of New Mexico, now just where. Plan to just use the camper and move around take our time to soak up the area then choose. We have been through NM but only for a short 2 week stay. We get updates on Zillow once a week what the prices are and what is for sale now. NM is a Veteran friendly state which is tops on my list, 2nd is I have to beable to park my RV at home. Which is both in NM. We just got to get closer to family now which is California. within 2 days we can be there. Not like living across the country. We are looking from Albuquerque south. Anyone have any places that they live or like in that region, please let me know.....
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:24 AM   #19
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my parents lived in their older motorhome, 28' no slides, for 13 months while building their new house. they built a detached garage first that included a half bath, laundry hookups and 30amp plug for the mh, everything else was in the motorhome. it can be done, and they are still married today so it must not have been too bad... wife and I are considering doing the same thing soon.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:44 AM   #20
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We are planning on downsizing next summer and we are looking at staying in our trailer and putting everything we will be keeping in storage until we find the home we are looking for. Had a practice run last summer lived in the trailer for almost 30 days with no problems. We were looking forward to traveling a lot next year and spending a lot of time in our trailer. Maybe having time with no bills and no ties and few responsibilities would be a good thing.
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