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Old 03-18-2015, 01:57 PM   #29
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Never Say Never

This got me to thinking about when we were stayed the 5 1/2 months in our pop-up in AZ. There was a husband, wife and about a 10 year old staying in a pop-up when we got there. They had been in the pop-up for 2 years. She had a lot of great tips. They had ran into something with the IRS and although they had things stored, like furniture, they no longer had a house and needed to save as much money as they could. This had been a family with a very, very nice home and a rich lifestyle. So, "never say never" as I am sure that family thought the same.

We saw people living there in appliance boxes, sleeping in the park, etc. A lot of people get their tails caught in the fan when they don't do their research. We did meet a family who had been full-timing 2 years in an older and larger unit looking for a place to start a trash service and they were doing well in the area. They had moved around to several different states looking around for the right spot.

Far too many people decide to invest for the biggest and what they perceive as the best only to find that they don't like it and it is nearly impossible to unload those units since the market is flooded with them.

So, small with a plan whether it amounts to a weekend now and then, vacation, snowbird or full-timer, awesome!
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #30
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Thanks to everyone for all the advice! It has helped us decide not to buy the pop-up and just go ahead and take our best shot at a trailer. We will be towing with a V6 Toyota Tacoma and are now considering either a 19-foot Scamp or an R-Pod. I know the R-Pod is not a molded fiberglass trailer, but we are considering it anyway. I'll keep you all posted! Thanks again!
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:37 PM   #31
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Unless that's a typo, the 19' Scamp is a 5th wheel and of course requires a pickup tug.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:53 PM   #32
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Unless that's a typo, the 19' Scamp is a 5th wheel and of course requires a pickup tug.
I do make plenty of typos! But at least at this time, we are planning to tow with a V6 Toyota Tacoma truck, so we would be able to pull the Scamp fifth wheeler or the R-pod. We are still researching and appreciate all advice! Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:17 AM   #33
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Summary of Our Full-Timing Discussion

I want to thank all of the Green Eggs and Ham Rally participants that came to the ring fire discussion. As this thread demonstrates, itís an interesting topic and there are many full-timing people to contribute their knowledge and experience.

As I gather, the definition and lifestyle of full-timers vary greatly, yet there is a common thread of living on the road and out of a fixed structure. I think weíre curious to how others manage, budget and adjust to a mobile life.

My story is a bit opposite to most full-timers, because I upgraded and invested living out of my car to live in a travel trailer. As I said in the discussion, ďMy car is my wife. I donít go anywhere without her and she is my support. The trailer is the mistress; she is the additional luxury that I am now committed to afford.Ē
We discussed downscaling and simplifying, and for most thatís the case. For me, the discussion was valuable for that, but Iím upgrading and complicating by having more than my vehicle.

Ultimately, itís not about the structure you choose to live in, but the nomadic, mobile lifestyle you choose to have.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:57 PM   #34
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Follow Up Article on Discussion

There are two Fulltiming articles posted on www.handywomanscompanion.com, a free online magazine that doesn't require a subscription to read:

The first one is directly related to the discussion:
Living the Dream: Fulltiming

The cover story is similarly related:
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:38 PM   #35
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I think I have probably saw the "extremes" in full-timing and everything in the middle. It is just very similar to me to the "extremes" of S/B living. All kinds of people and all kinds of living "vessels".

Becky of "Interstellar Orchard" had the best summation of the lifestyle just a few days ago in her blog: Full-timing Has No Hard Definition | Interstellar Orchard
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Becky of "Interstellar Orchard" had the best summation of the lifestyle just a few days ago in her blog: Full-timing Has No Hard Definition | Interstellar Orchard
Yes Cathy, I agree, and that's why she had that specific blog entry linked at the end of the article, "Living the Dream: Fulltiming".

Hope you caught that.
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