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Old 12-20-2014, 06:17 PM   #41
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We intend to do the same in a TT with 3 kids and a dog. We've got a couple of years to come to our senses.

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Old 12-20-2014, 06:27 PM   #42
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We intend to do the same in a TT with 3 kids and a dog. We've got a couple of years to come to our senses.


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Old 12-20-2014, 06:40 PM   #43
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I think that figuring 2 to 3 months to build a new house is extremely optimistic; especially if you intend to do your own general contracting.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:03 PM   #44
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We sold old house, bought the land, put in well/electric/septic/phone all at site of new home and moved into a 30 foot TT while new home was being built next door. I was on site every day checking on contractors and loved every minute of the build. 3 Months is really optimistic to build a custom house. Ours took 8 months here in Missouri-what with Deer season, fishing season, drinking season, etc. (:>)
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:08 PM   #45
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We've lived in our 5er/tt from before Thanksgiving until mid Mar for the last 8 years and plan on continuing until the Man Upstairs puts a stop to it one way or another. We have a tarpaper shack in Concord,NC we own and stay in the rest of the year.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:37 PM   #46
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We have lived in our 3001w for three years now. If you need the extra space an add a room will give you the room needed outside. This will double your living area of the trailer.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:40 PM   #47
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I'm pretty sure weather permitting we can get the new house up and moved into in 3 months construction time. This time we are doing a simple stick and brick/stone, shingle roof construction. I may change and go metal roof again, I'm just not sure where the break even point is with the risen cost of metal.
I plan to let the builder handle most everything, we will purchase all of the plumbing fixtures, sinks and tubs ahead of time along with all flooring, shower and wall tile. We will use the cabinet builder that did our current house, he builds them from scratch make to order custom all the way and does so very reasonable.

While they are getting the basic up and taken care of, we'll go camping. Sounds like a plan to me.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:34 AM   #48
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I did not read through all thses comments but we sold our old house and put everything in storage. We have a toy hauler and took the dog, motorycle and headed out looking for your new home... We spent four months in our trailer. We had no problems at all. That said, we did it during good weather months. We stayed in a really nice RV park while we were looking. This was more expensive than some of the discount "trailer parks" but we liked it alot more. It was a dog friendly park and we got lots of dog walks in.

We looked and looked for a house traveled thousands of miles and ended up buying 3 miles from the RV Park we were staying at...

I just wanted to add that before we did this we often talked about full timing even though we had a great time and adventure we don't talk about full timing anymore. I like a place to call home and then use the RV as much as we can...
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:51 AM   #49
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Everyone on this Forum is correct and you should do what your heart tells you, but I agree with the wife--sell your current house first.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #50
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Only you know what is best for you. Although you can get great advice here, its your personal life style that will determine if you will enjoy an RV life style. If you have never RV'd before, you may find out that you hate it. Or, you may discover a new love. RV'ing comes with a whole new set of hassles than being a home owner.

1 question to ask is, will you continue to RV, or is this just a solution to a temporary problem? If it is, scrap the RV, and find a short term furnished rental. It would be easier than buying an RV, maintaining it then trying to sell it.

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