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Old 04-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Part time full timer

Just sold the house and will be moving into our trailer for 4 months or so while new house is being built.
Kinda scary.

Any words of advice?
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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I'm in a similar boat. We are not building a new house, but will be looking for a place to live while living in the RV. It sure is scary. I've been stocking the RV so that we will have all the comforts of home.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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Actually, thinking about it for you, four months is not bad, especially when you have an end game plan. It will go by quickly.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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We will be close to our storage unit, so will be able toget quickly what we forgot.
Should be a learning eperience
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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We too sold our home and moved to the country to rebuild. We currently live in our XLR while we build, and I love it! I am about an hour from our storage, and have already begun taking our winter things there and bringing summer things over. It was hard at first, but once we got our rig set up with full hook up services, it is much easier. Now I can use water and not worry that we have to go somewhere to dump. We used space heaters in the winter and that saved propane immensely. We had a Class C before this XLR, and it had the inboard propane tanks, so we had to always drive to get it refilled. If we would have kept that, I would have hooked up a bigger tank to it. This new rig has all the comforts of home. I feel like I am camping every day! Good luck to all of you doing this.....have fun!!
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Thier are some full timers out here that can offer good tips. Will you have full hookups or are you limited? A honey is a #1 must for emergencies. Flush or not to flush toilet paper? Picnic supplies go a long, long, long way. And, thoes handy wipes are a must for just about everything.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #7
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Almost forgot...... take a deep deep breath and relax. It is really fun...
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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Have you already taken the plunge or just getting ready? If you're just getting ready, I'd suggest a dry run in the drive way for a day or two, that should help you see what's really necessary and what's completely not ~ tv - yes, waffle iron - not so much.....

Good luck with your adventure and your new house
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #9
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x 2 on disposable plates, etc. and wipes for easy clean up. I would add that indoor moisture can accumulate more full timing. Breathing, cooking, etc. all produce moisture which is damaging over time. Get a dehumidifier or use Damp Rid. I use it 365. We full time in the summer months. Get a nice screen house so you have outside space and fresh air without getting bit up. Locate a nice laundromat. I find it's very little more to have them wash the clothes (by the time you add up machines, soap, etc.) They charge by the pound and summer clothes are light. Enjoy your adventure!
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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Thanks for the comments. We are going to start the adventure with a two week stay up in Illinois. Then back to Texas where we will set up. All hookups, swimming pool. May think about that screened porch. Not familiar with Damp Rid.
A Walmart product? Gonna Google it.
Also have some friends that we can go visit for some days if the 5th wheel gets a little "close". We will be within 15 miles of the build site and stores, so not out of touch. Should be fun. Quite a few permanent sites there so I am guessing it is
As social as you want it to be.
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