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Current Full Timer in RV 10 5.99%
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RV Full Timer Wannabe or Seriously Considering It 66 39.52%
Mildly Considering RV Full Timing 30 17.96%
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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Full timing Forum for MFROG

Mike is pondering whether or not to add a forum to the group about Full Timing in RVs. Such forums already exist at Escapees.com and RV.NET.

For those who don't know, Full Timing officially means your RV is your home and you don't have any other home. You literally live on the road, in campgrounds, forests, some land you own, a relative's back yard, parking lots, etc.

For the purpose of this group, likely Full Timer would be modified to include the Part Timers and Snowbirds, who may have an anchored home somewhere but leave it for months at a time to work or winter or travel elsewhere.
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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Full timing was always a dream i had,then i got married again .I think if you like to travel and are not tied down to job or family it would be a very interesting and educational thing to do.Oh well back to dreaming
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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I have none of the ties that Ches has, but am still not ready to do this. I have often thought of it, how to do it etc. BUT.. I am strapped to medical insurance and a full time decent job keeps me healthy...or at least, my checkbook healthy.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:24 PM   #5
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My son and I were poking around at some RV dealers today, he really likes the big bus type RV's, I was joking with him that I would have to sell the house and we'd live in the RV to afford to buy one (not that I'd want to own a bus).

If I didn't have to earn a living, i would be tempted to spend a year or two full timing. What an advendure that would be! Maybe once I'm independantly wealthy
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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Unless I sell my second novel for a lot of money, I'm still a good many years from being able to retire. That said, my wife and I wil definitely spend at least a full year full-time RVing as soon as we are able to kiss the jobs goodbye forever.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:22 PM   #7
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My son and I were poking around at some RV dealers today, he really likes the big bus type RV's, I was joking with him that I would have to sell the house and we'd live in the RV to afford to buy one (not that I'd want to own a bus).

If I didn't have to earn a living, i would be tempted to spend a year or two full timing. What an advendure that would be! Maybe once I'm independantly wealthy
We hae discussed it.... (and entertained the idea of a Scamp 5th whl) but, economics came into play... We would not be able to dispose of the house and shop (or the 20 some cars.. ) So decided to stay w/13 footer and finish exploring the PNW in short bursts--1-3 weeks at a time when my retirement kicks in (read that as compensation for time served). Then spend winters @ home - her working and me rebuilding the latest project. (don't ask me how I convinced her of that.......) Larry
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:00 PM   #8
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One very nice thing about a full time forum on this site is that we would be sharing information with people whose interest and needs are defined by our beloved small fiberglass trailers, and not so much the larger fifth wheels and motorhomes. Thanks for introducing this topic.

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Old 07-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #9
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We are considering Part time/Full time next summer.
Leave after kids get out of school and not return till they are due back.
Only way we can do this is that Daddy can work virtual and the WiFi options are pretty solid now.
Would love a place to see how others do this on a full-time basis.
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For the purpose of this group, likely Full Timer would be modified to include the Part Timers and Snowbirds, [b]who may have an anchored home somewhere but leave it for months at a time to work or winter or travel elsewhere.
This would be my dream, to hang on to this house in San Diego and be able to travel in my rig to alight at or near a significant other's home. The appropriate social network is not in place for me to do that. It goes way beyond the considerations of the vehicles...
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:42 AM   #11
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I spend more time in my Scamp doing Ham Radio and working on the internet than I spend in my home. I'm in it right now writing this message. If I could truely "telecommute", I'd have my mail address changed to read "The Trailer in the backyard".

While I'm not "living" in it, I'm having "the time of my life" in it. I've made it my Radio Shack & Office that I can take with me whenever I want.

Put me down as a Part Timer please.
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I do harbor a fantasy of spending some time as a Full-timer - I'm thinking that the demise of my current generation of pets, retirement and the transition from house to ??? (probably a condo ) will converge quite nicely. I've thought of putting everything I want to keep into storage, selling the house and then traveling for a year or two - by then, even the smallest of condo's will seem spacious and I'll probably have no use for most of what I've got in storage - great way to get into "downsize mode".

Anyway, since I'm big on planning, I'd love to lurk on forum topic where I could see how others manage the logistics!
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Mike is pondering whether or not to add a forum to the group about Full Timing in RVs. Such forums already exist at Escapees.com and RV.NET.

For those who don't know, Full Timing officially means your RV is your home and you don't have any other home. You literally live on the road, in campgrounds, forests, some land you own, a relative's back yard, parking lots, etc.

For the purpose of this group, likely Full Timer would be modified to include the Part Timers and Snowbirds, who may have an anchored home somewhere but leave it for months at a time to work or winter or travel elsewhere.


I retire in 2 years and am very interested in the idea of full-timing. Especially when I read stories from full-timers. I'd certainly be lurking on the board and possibly asking questions. I have no idea right now if I will decide to sell my home after retirement or keep it as a home base. If I fall in love with full-timing, I may even store all that I can't part with and rent it out.
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I think a full-timer section would be a good addition to this forum. There is much to learn from these folks and whether you are, or intend to be, a full-timer it would be a great clearing house for core issues related to living and traveling in our little gems.

I ponder the issue myself. But right now, even though Uncle Sam says I am officialy 'retired,' I don't think I could make it work. Between getting settled into my new place, my beloved dawgs, the garden, not to mention the Stuph issue, I don't think it will happen soon. Meanwhile, Otra lives in a concrete-floored, insulated 40x50 shop building and is ready to go at the drop of a hat! That's a pretty good substitute for the time being.

I vote in favor of a fulltime section.
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