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Old 12-11-2010, 05:32 PM   #29
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we, too, have had the serious discussion about full-timing it in a few years....and as much as i love our 13 footer, and have lived quite comfortably in it for (our longest trip) of 9 weeks, i have grave concerns about full-timing in it IF IT IS TO BE MY ONLY RESIDENCE. if, however, we have someplace to store those special things we may---or more likely, may not! ----need again, then i do believe we could be quite content in the 13 footer. but if not, i feel that i would want something bigger, something that i could accommodate the occasional visitor in, something that would have space to store my few remaining "prized possessions"....i guess that we'll know better in a few years, once we've purged alot of the STUFF from our home.

our friends have been fulltiming in their 35 foot "sticky" fifth wheel...a far cry from our 13' egg....but i can see the benefits--as well as the drawbacks--of ours vs. theirs.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:27 PM   #30
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Question is full time; I do not know, 13’ did family trip 6 of us in a home made trailer with 12' cabin (front projected out over hitch for 13' camper) for a month once in the 60's; 17' temp maybe for summer winter in Canada can be cold and usable space is just over 14'; boler has a furnace and we plan on using it for winter camping; in past 27' woods trailer was OK traveling around rural Ontario building homes with a crew (was still home for the weekend and had a vacations).

P.S. The woods had oven, microwave, tub, shower, full time bedroom in end, and all tanks above floor nothing to freeze.

Full time; At times our house seems too small (all the stuff) We all have hobbies

Do respect anyone that can, sounds like fun.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:35 PM   #31
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I am not Flemming, but one day hope to. Just my 2 cents, but we have about five years before retirement and plan to ease into it and see if it will work. We enjoy out 17 scamp, but believe we will need a little more room to full time. We take it one trip at a time and see what works for us. As much as I hope it will work out, I'm OK with semi full time and owning a little place somewhere. I would say take it one step a at time. Sorry I rambled a Little bit here.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:47 AM   #32
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full timing in a small trailer

I once spent five winter months camped just off the beach in Tecolutla, Mexico in a 1975 13 foot Boler. Bought fresh drinking water and groceries locally and spent most of my time fishing for pompano. It was a super good time for me and I would do it again this winter if I was not on the waiting list for hip surgery. I have pictures if anyone is interested.
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James, I'd love to see photos.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #34
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I have pictures if anyone is interested.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:17 AM   #35
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I have gathered together some pictures but I am somewhat mystified about how to post them on this blog site.

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Old 12-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #36
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I have gathered together some pictures but I am somewhat mystified about how to post them on this blog site.

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Jim, see if this helps... click here and wait for the page to load: Picture posting help by Donna D.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:11 PM   #37
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I no longer have a residence. I have found that I cannot fulltime in my trailer without a storage space somewhere. I have different gear for summer and winter. I also have some tools to swap out as needed. Trying to carry everything gets too cumbersome and heavy. I do cover hundreds of miles traveling around and hitting my storage on the way. I tried to find the most central location I could. Mostly I like the minimum in my rig.

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Interesting thought David,

It made me realize that most of what we have in our home is memory stuff, tools and space for others.

The memory stuff is interesting because when you die hardly anyone wants what seemed so important to you. I think our value to other is in other's memory of the good deeds you may have performed for them. I think of my wonderful mother-in-law's kindness frequently yet I realy have nothing physical from her. Her legacy lives well in those who knew her.

If I did not have a home I would need a tool space like you. Definitely important to me.

As well our little home provides a place for us to welcome family and friends, absolutely critical for Ginny, even though we may only use it for that purpose 1-5 months a year.

Glad to know I have a friend with a tool depository....
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Pictures

These are some of the pictures taken during my five month stay in Mexico in my old 1975 Boler. I never once locked the door during my stay there.
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James, it looks like you where living the dream of most of us. Thanks for posting pics! I hope to do the same someday
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Interesting thought David,

It made me realize that most of what we have in our home is memory stuff, tools and space for others.

The memory stuff is interesting because when you die hardly anyone wants what seemed so important to you. I think our value to other is in other's memory of the good deeds you may have performed for them. I think of my wonderful mother-in-law's kindness frequently yet I realy have nothing physical from her. Her legacy lives well in those who knew her.

If I did not have a home I would need a tool space like you. Definitely important to me.

As well our little home provides a place for us to welcome family and friends, absolutely critical for Ginny, even though we may only use it for that purpose 1-5 months a year.

Glad to know I have a friend with a tool depository....
Norm,
A few years ago I threw out every memory. Every photo, except a few of my dogs, every slide, every award, every keepsake, .....everything. It wasn't worth paying to store. I never looked at that stuff because it always left me feeling melancholy. When I'm gone some county official will back a dumpster up to my trailer, load it up, toss me on top, and haul it all off anyway. What I have that means anything exists in my head. A home is a place for family, past and present. Someday I would like to have a shop again, but I won't be needing a home.

You are welcome to share my tools anytime

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Thanks for the help Donna. Finally got it right.
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