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Old 06-10-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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I have noticed that most of the replys about people who want to fulltime are from Americans. I was wondering how our Canadians feel about this subject and what are some of your ideas for us who may want to go this route. I am not talking about snow birds.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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Hi: Chester...Is there a warm local for year round "Full Time'n" in Canada Eh???
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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Not sure how you would do it and not be a snowbird, Ches. Out here on the Wet Coast we get lots of Inlanders fleeing the snow and ice, but it's still only 5C and raining all winter, so it's not exactly full-timing weather. Even something as lush as one of Reace's chariots would get a little cosy after four months of full-timing in the rain.
I think, realistically, a lot of the deep winter months would have to be spent in the U.S. mid November to mid April then back to B.C. for the shoulder seasons and wherever in this great land for the summer. It's a goal we've set as well, and I can't really see a way to stay north of the border and full time not in any real comfort, anyway.
But there's lots smarter people than me out there, and perhaps one of them will offer better advice than I can.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:46 PM   #4
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Hi: Chester...Is there a warm local for year round "Full Time'n" in Canada Eh???
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Lower mainland BC could be a ok area. I personally would not try it in a small unit but some of the big 5th wheel and other units have a rating of up to -30C. I was kinda wondering if anyone did this.
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Lower mainland BC could be a ok area. I personally would not try it in a small unit but some of the big 5th wheel and other units have a rating of up to -30C. I was kinda wondering if anyone did this.
I'm sure they do. I know Fort Victoria and West Shore Marine campgrounds are full all winter and they can't all be permanent residents. But there are also a lot of west coast snowbirds who head for the heat. What about house sitting with a fifth wheel somewhere as a backup between "sits"?
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I am just curious. We have lots of snowbirds up here and i have even seen a few who live in trailers all winter in Edmonton and Calgary. I personally would not want to pull a big unit around the country side, but maybe one could be a home base.
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I can't think of any way to stay north of the 49th all winter either. I thought the reason for being portable was so we could pick the most comfortable climes and times. I too look forward to fulltiming, and have used my unit late into October and November and stayed comfortable. It is actually easier with an egg, because of the lack of complicated plumbing and holding tanks .
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How about Vancouver Island? Maybe someplace on the eastern side? That's what I would do were I a felonious EhLander denied entry to Lower America...
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I love Vancouver Island but it rains here.. a lot. Like every day for months. Not quite as much in Victoria as on the East Coast where we are. So it's not really a warmth issue but the fact you would be stuck inside.

I tree planted for a few seasons while staying in our Okanagon Camper. It was doable but when you got home on weekends it was a huge relief to get away from the wet.
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It still might beat wintering at Ross River YT
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Lots of full-timers from BC and Alberta head to Mexico for the winter.
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Hi: All... Ya don't have to be retired to full time... but it helps.
Anywhere south in the winter would be better than up here in "The great white north"!!!
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