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Old 11-15-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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Talking Hi! New, Full-time, Family of 4

Hello everyone! Well, we made the leap!! We'll be full-timing by the end of the week, just in time for Thanksgiving!! It all started when after we took the boys camping in Colorado for a week and we loved how simple and happy we were. That there is so much to see and do outside our little bubble. The wheels began turning.

Our decision to get a 5th wheel, move out of our 4 BR home and simplify was based on our desire to do more with what we have, travel more and be able to save so we can later buy land and build. The house was a huge drain on us financially. We are renting the house for about a year to see how it works out.

I have a full-time HR position and my husband runs a sign shop. We won't be "on the road" for a few months yet as we settle in and figure some things out. We were blessed enough to be able to tie into our parent's resources (power and water) for the time being. This also means we still have access to a house if the need arose. However, we are intent on making it work on our own!

The biggest hurdle at the moment has been figuring out how to empty the tanks since the 2 exit (dump) pipes are slightly downhill from the sewage drain that we would dump into. The hubby and FIL have been diligently working it out and hopefully it'll be fixed within the next day or two.

We got a pretty good deal on a 2013 FR Sierra Bunkhouse with 2.5 bath. Our two boys are pretty excited about their new living space and the fact they can use Papa and Nonna's awesome back yard anytime is a big plus! :-)

I'll be doing a LOT of reading on these forums to get tips and ideas on how to do this right. Any direction/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for letting us crash the party!
Rick, Nati & boys
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! Good luck to you with the new changes that are about to take place. I am not a full timer so I'll let those with experience jump in and offer suggestions.


Take care!
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:10 PM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new life style.
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:13 PM   #4
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Greetings from SW Idaho.

If I may ask does it get very cold where you are?
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Welcome to the forum. Hope all works out with your new arrangements. Later RJD
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:06 AM   #6
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Greetings from SW Idaho.

If I may ask does it get very cold where you are?

Good morning Ford Idaho! I guess I should've stated where we're docking for now. �� were in South Texas outside of Houston. Does not get cold often so winterizing this year won't be a problem!

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

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Old 11-16-2015, 07:27 AM   #8
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If you don't come up with a way to fix the uphill sewage problem you might look into one of these FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit - Xylem 18555000A - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World I use one occasionally, when needed.
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If you don't come up with a way to fix the uphill sewage problem you might look into one of these FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit - Xylem 18555000A - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World I use one occasionally, when needed.
For Full Time Uphill Dumping have your Hubby and FIL make one of these! Youroo!!
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Oh sure Youroo, go ahead and show off. You know I'm not mechanically inclined.... . I've got a drill press but it's just for show. If I can remember correctly that's an under sink macerator adapted for RV use???
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