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Old 04-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #11
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We sold the house right after we bought our first 5er. But the DW wasn't quite ready to let loose altogether, so we rented a condo in order to have a home base. After two years, we're giving up the lease and hitting the road full time. Selling the house helped us get rid of a lot of stuff. What was left furnished the condo and we just finished selling all of that. We got ourselves a climate controlled 10x25 to hold the "memories" and everything the 5er wouldn't hold. Going to be wintering in Jacksonville so we'll be swapping out our wardrobes in the fall when we get back. The funds that we have left by giving up the brick n mortar will let us travel far and wide till we're too old to handle it anymore....which we pray is a long way into the future

One important thing to remember - you both need to be on the same page, because no matter how big your camper is, we've found that there are NO secrets in an RV
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #12
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Can we go with you guys, PLEASE..........
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:46 PM   #13
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The other RV couple we typically travel with are looking at something like this Esperanza Homes ยป Move-In Ready Homes see phase 1 and 2 RV lots/carriage house listings
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:01 AM   #14
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We're about 20yrs out from retiring...we see ourselves "most timing" in a class a MH and someplace like...The Great Outdoors RV & Golf Resort community in Titusville, FL would be inviting to have a home base in great year round FL weather
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:13 PM   #15
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We have two thirds Of an acre. We rent out the house on half the lot . On the other half we have a pole barn with full hook ups. We go south in the Winter(AR-NV) And come home (Vancouver wa) late spring to plant the Garden. Getting Rid Of household possesions was Kind Of hard, but with the barn we have w/d dining room table dressers fridge And freezer And i built 3Huge pantrys for storage. We will be adding a Rv/carport next to the barn. This year. The past 3years we have had relatives pickup And sende our Mail but will be checking on Mail forwarding outfit this year.


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We're about 20yrs out from retiring...we see ourselves "most timing" in a class a MH and someplace like...The Great Outdoors RV & Golf Resort community in Titusville, FL would be inviting to have a home base in great year round FL weather
SOLD!! That looks like my kind of place. Was just by there two weeks ago and should have stopped by...
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:53 PM   #17
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SOLD!! That looks like my kind of place. Was just by there two weeks ago and should have stopped by...

Trying to get a long weekend setup over the summer if DW and kids approve at GO to check it out & be a home base for visiting NASA and beaches.
Mostly retirees but when it's hot, kids & us may have the pool to ourselves!
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:19 PM   #18
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Becoming a full timer sounds interesting were still several years away from even thinking about. I wonder what's better, a fiver or a class A? I guess personal preference plays a big role? Thoughts?
Yeah. Fulltiming appeals to me as well but DW - 6 Actual as I call her - is not so hot on the idea. Like SKnight, no way will she sell the house either - too full of memories of 35 years of wedded bliss + 2 kids

So I guess we will do the 1/2 - 3/4 timer thing.

As for rigs, Whatdidigetmyselfinto, you will get a lot of different opinions (well, DUH! )

My thoughts are a 5er will give you more living space - especially those 40' rigs - they have more room in them than our first apartment!

Motorhomes - Class A's - are the ultimate in setup bliss. You drive to where you want to be, push a button and the auto-levelers kick in and you.are.done.
Swivel the captain's chair around, turn on the TV, pop a cold one and there you are! Not as much floor space as a big 5er but probably more than enough for a couple.

Were it my choice, I would probably go with a Motorhome for a couple of reasons:
  1. Ease of setup and no hassels with hitches, jacks, levelers, et al means you can extend RVing far into the "Golden Years" - as long as you can still safely pilot the rig, you can RV.
  2. Assuming your idea of Fulltiming or whatever is to see and tour as much of North America as you can, your TOAD will get a LOT better gas milage than the truck that pulls a 5er). With a Class A you park the rig, unhook the TOAD and sightsee the area. (This is my #1 reason for a Class A)
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Been there done it.
Class a or c is nice but you must tow a car.
5th wheel is roomy but the big ones need a dually. Drive that every day,,it loves diesel fuel
We went down to a 25 footer with a 1/2 ton dodge pickup.
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Get a pickup camper and be in jail for murder
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:41 PM   #20
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Been there done it.
Class a or c is nice but you must tow a car.
5th wheel is roomy but the big ones need a dually. Drive that every day,,it loves diesel fuel
We went down to a 25 footer with a 1/2 ton dodge pickup.
Pop ups are great if you want a divorce.
Get a pickup camper and be in jail for murder
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