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Current Full Timer in RV 10 5.99%
Past Full Timer in RV 7 4.19%
RV Full Timer Wannabe or Seriously Considering It 66 39.52%
Mildly Considering RV Full Timing 30 17.96%
Just Curious 48 28.74%
Don't have the slightest interest in Full Timing and don't want to waste bytes even talking about it... 6 3.59%
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:06 AM   #43
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I sent a message, but I see the poster hasn't loged in in a while... Can anyone give me a brand name or information on the stove in post 39?
You'll find it in this topic, top post: The Pine Cone's almost done!

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #44
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Welcome to FiberglassRV James, we're glad you're here. You have posted in a forum topic [b]Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer. All topics and postings under this forum have the fulltiming focus. Feel free to start a new topic or post to others in this forum (and elsewhere on FiberglassRV). Additionally, we have a powerful search engine we hope you'll find useful. Too, you'll find a lot of helpful people here with some great ideas.

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Thank you. I just found the how to section.. You have an excellent site that is easy to use. Jim

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Old 05-21-2009, 06:27 AM   #45
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This is my reason for getting my Burro 13'. I currently have a house in Indy, a house in SE AZ, and a manufactured home in San Diego. I would like to sell all of them (except my son is living in the one in SD) to get rid of the ties to home ownership/maintenance costs and concerns. If I can just sell one, preferably the one in Indy, then I will continue with the plan to quit my job at end of July and spend time with close friends/relatives here in the east before heading back west. Currently the biggest obstacle to my plan is not having the time to finish the "pretty work" on my house in Indy so I can put it on the market. Not having time is the biggest reason to leave my job and live off the small pension/investments that I have accumulated in the past 10yrs. Here's to Freedom!!
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #46
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I'm fulltiming in a year round RV park in Ohio. I have a four season trailer, so it should work.
My job moved me here from Texas, but for now my family is still there.
There's room for me here, but my wife wonders whether she could survive in such a small space, sharing it with me.
I've committed to stay for a year, so I should experience all of the weather they have here. I have my heated hose plugged in, but still need to insulate the sewer line before we get a hard freeze.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:17 PM   #47
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I'm 34, single, no kids so I could make this happen, as far as full-timing goes. I currently work from home online, so I'd take most of my "jobs" with me, except for one phone job that requires a landline. Not sure about whether to bring my cat, not sure she could handle it. I'm working on getting financing for my trailer, and I'll be renting out my house to someone who plans on buying the house. We'll write up some sort of agreement before I leave. It is someone I trust, so no problem there really. We have roomed together the past 3 years and payments are not an issue with him.

I am working with Camping World right now on financing/finding a molded fiberglass trailer... they don't have many! This is going to be interesting, seeing what I eventually end up with!

I plan on starting a travel blog after I'm in the RV.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:16 PM   #48
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i, too, vote in favour of a full-time section! our plan is to sell the house, head to somewhere warm in the winter and return to our lot on the river for the summers....and we cannot wait! it was originally going to be in 2 years and then...the darn recession dropped the value of our hard-earned $$ invested..so instead now we are looking at possibly 3-4 years. luckily for me, i can always work casually during the summer at the hospital near our lot..so the money won't be too much of an issue. and we thought about work-camping while down south in the winters, too. please go ahead with setting up a full time section---i think it's a terrific idea!!!
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:28 PM   #49
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Two year old thread. Look at the forum title.
Tom - '79 Fiber Stream

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Old 09-04-2010, 08:59 PM   #50
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gee---somehow the postings i THOUGHT i had replied to haven't shown....this is weird.
oh well, i sure know there's a full time section to the forum..thought, i guess, rather stupidly, that this was something new. guess the joke's on me!! :0)
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #51
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My wife and I fulltimed for 9 yrs. and it was great.We all do it differently,we had a 32 ft jayco and a 3/4 ton pu,,we worked as nurses 9 months and lived in our jayco at an rv resort,,then june 1 to sept,,we traveled. Keep in mind,,there are jobs out there,,i was offered a nursing job in ny and in maine,just for the summer.one thing we did not do often was to boon dock,but when we did we liked it. Now,,id like to go with the small egg idea.The good thing about the FB rig,,you can pull it with a smaller vehicle.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:31 PM   #52
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I'm a retired snow bird who is planning to start fulltiming next fall , if all goes well . I think it's a great idea to have a fulltiming forum . This would have an added bonus of allowing us to keep intouch with each other when we are on the road . Great idea . Pops
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:30 AM   #53
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fulltiming in our EGG

We are so excited to start our fluttering in our fiberglass, 17foot Egg camper on January 27, 2015. We sold our house and the EGG will be our home. Living in a small space should be interesting. We have gone 10 days to 2 weeks straight and always dreaded returning to high maintance home in Michigan.

I would love to connect with people who are doing the same.

We are a married couple, ages 62 and 64 and newly retired as of January 26, 2015.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:28 PM   #54
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If one is single fulltiming in a Casita is easy. I have been doing it for three years. I have never had any guests inside although I invite people for a beer when the weather is nice outside. Cooking outside is really the only option if there are guests. Somehow preparing a big dinner inside would seem kind of hard due to space. In inclement weather sharing the bathroom might be an issue. Anyone I have invited over to stay in it has declined.....they prefer a motel about 70 miles away.....but I love the coyotes and the silence and the sunrises and sunsets and the wind. Biggest problem with fulltiming is space for junk. You are constantly buying stuff and then throwing it away. Need to be in a place with relatively mild weather.....for me the Mojave desert and environs but at a relatively high altitude of 3000 feet. So if your friends want creature comforts like a bathtub or A/C they probably are not going to spend a lot of time with you. I use a swamp cooler but some people just think they are cheap.
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:12 PM   #55
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My wife and I are on our way to full time RV living. We've been looking at various rigs. We started out thinking about a Casita then looked at everything under the sun from Airstreams and on up to Class A pushers. We thought about an American Eagle for a while for the longest time, after reality set in, we settled on a RoadTrek Adventurous. We were looking at used ones of course because, well, we're not that rich :-)

In preparation for a layoff at my job sold our California home a year ago, August, and moved into a tiny home (300 sq ft) that belongs to a friend of mine to get the feel for downsized living. Soon after I started studying up on bush crafting, bought some lightweight camping gear and we started doing tent camping at parks near the San Francisco Bay Area.

Six months ago I read the book "Vanabode" by Jason Odom and was bitten by the vandweller culture. We recently bought a van (2009 E150 with a factory tow package) that we plan to outfit for short term road trip van camping until I retire. I'm still waiting for the layoff (I'm in the last group of 4 people out of 50 in my department).

The reason I'm posting here is--we've finally come to our senses and plan to buy a new Casita Liberty 17' Deluxe when I finally retire for good hopefully this year. We are 65 and 62, have 4 married daughters and 6 grandkids.

Sometimes I think they think we're crazy but like someone mentioned before, no mortgage, being debt free, and the open road before us is so liberating. We're looking forward to a fun retirement and look forward to meeting new friends on the road, sitting in the shade and relaxing.

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Old 11-17-2015, 04:16 AM   #56
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Sometimes I think they think we're crazy but like someone mentioned before, no mortgage, being debt free, and the open road before us is so liberating. We're looking forward to a fun retirement and look forward to meeting new friends on the road, sitting in the shade and relaxing.

Mike, If by "crazy" you mean not main stream, you are correct. We were younger than you when we choose to give up our jobs and travel about but most of our friends and business associates thought we had lost it.

It's certainly not true for everyone, but for us traveling North America for 15 years has been freeing in ways that are often hard to describe to those locked into a significant transition free life.

For us we had never RVed before, never slept in one fr a single night, now it's 200 to 300 nights a year.

Wishing you well in your new adventure.

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