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Old 10-02-2014, 01:23 AM   #169
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:51 PM   #170
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I am so glad for you!! I am looking to do the same in about a year. Presently looking..most trailers sold b4 I get there so will probably buy new scamp 13'. Do you have bathroom in yours? I like the room w/out one best. Just not sure so looking for advice. Thx. Wendy


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Old 03-18-2015, 02:02 PM   #171
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Do you have bathroom in yours? I like the room w/out one best. Just not sure so looking for advice.
Hi Wendy,
No, I don't have a bathroom. It's been working out by staying in campgrounds or at peoples' homes. You have to be comfortable using a variety of public facilities.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:54 PM   #172
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I've been lurking here for several months, and this is the right time and place to introduce myself. I'm WendyW, I'm 68, single/divorced, relatively broke, and when my lease is up in August, I will own something like a Casita and begin full timing. I went to an RV show last month, setting foot into an RV for the first time ever, and it was strange. I expect everything to feel strange at first except for how good it will feel to be free! It has taken me six years since re-singling (since my divorce) to quit worrying that I could be intruded upon at any moment and to become the person I am in the absence of anyone for whom I have to be someone I'm not. It's been a lifetime coming.

The one thing that worries me, and you can help me with this, is whether a 17' Casita will be too small to live in for at least the next year. I want to get off the beaten path and boondock as much as possible, because I'm learning that I'm not as gregarious as I was forced to be during my growing-up days, then working days, then married days. I've found out that being miserably co-dependent isn't normal. Anyhow, even though I've learned from tons of reading that molded fiberglass trailers won't rot and crumble like stick rigs, I find myself yearning for a separate bathtub, a kitchen counter, and four different places to sit. That sort of thing is common in a Keystone 21' something and a Forest River 22' something, both full of amenities. But I feel sure they will emit formaldehyde and mildew and bugs while deteriorating quickly.

Tell me the truth -- how did you do it?? How will I manage to be happy in something so small? Because I really do want to simplify! Thank you, my sisters.

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Old 03-21-2015, 06:25 PM   #173
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We met a couple single ladies, most likely in their 60's that camped alone. The one that was full timing had a small motor home and a dog for a companion. She was work camping, where she got a free site for doing work in the campground. The other lady, not full timing, had just bought one of those new retro Shasta's and had no clue how to use it.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:51 PM   #174
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" Tell me the truth -- how did you do it?? How will I manage to be happy in something so small? Because I really do want to simplify! Thank you, my sisters. "

Wendy,

Full time RVers trade the actually limited space of their houses, apartments and condos for the unlimited space of an RV. One's everyday routine of a single location can be truly confining in many ways. Living in a single place can subtly trap you in to a sameness, a sameness that can be comfortable, yet a sameness with out personal expansion or growth, a routine though it may be fun, is a routine none the less.

Yes our trailer are small, but serve there purpose well, a small, secure, even cozy home, where one is not overwhelmed by stacks of stuff, mostly unused stuff. A location where you focus becomes what's outside your rv home, a world that extends to horizons and beyond.

Oops he's going wild again. AN Rv presents an opportunity to grow.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:55 AM   #175
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I find myself yearning for a separate bathtub, a kitchen counter, and four different places to sit. That sort of thing is common in a Keystone 21' something and a Forest River 22' something, both full of amenities. But I feel sure they will emit formaldehyde and mildew and bugs while deteriorating quickly.

Tell me the truth -- how did you do it?? How will I manage to be happy in something so small? Because I really do want to simplify! Thank you, my sisters.
Hi Wendy,
As far as happiness goes, that's found from within. No matter how you live your life, there will always be a compromise.
As far as the smallness of space, I look at it as a dog would; it's my secure little kennel that I can curl up in. The less I want and smaller the space I require for living, the more I'm open to what the universe outside has to offer.

It's great to hear you're open to redirecting your life course. Looking at RV's is a step in the right direction. Look at more, and spend some time in campgrounds to get adjusted to being out of the house. I lived in my car for years, so the little trailer in-tow was my answer to almost everything I lacked in the car. Whatever you choose, no trailer is going to be perfect, and no camping situation will be either.

Realize that this will be your first trailer. You will likely readjust as a full-timer, and maybe down the road, decide another trailer is better suited to your needs. Try starting small, and work your way larger if you desire, especially if your income is tight. You're not married to the thing; selling and buying trailers is a lot easier than a divorce, as you will quickly find out.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:02 AM   #176
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If you tow with an SUV you might fit a small tub in there.....

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Old 03-22-2015, 10:50 AM   #177
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Becky Shade, blogger for Interstellar Orchard, about living in her her 17 Ft Casita and still having to work for a living just released her "how to" ebook. This 57-page pamphlet is a guide to those wanting to go full-time. She has included worksheets/checklist. Becky is 30 years and has been full-timing for over 2 years and is a wonderful story-teller. Her ebook is $7.99 but is $4.99 for the first few days after release (3/22/15).
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:59 AM   #178
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Hi Wendy!

You should try to attend the Scrambled Egg Meet MN - May 1& 2 2015. I guarantee you that everyone there will be glad to show and talk about their egg.

If you can't go, then you may want to attend the EGG Fest 2015, near Lanesboro, MN.

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Old 03-22-2015, 03:49 PM   #179
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I don't mean to hijack this great thread, but I want you several responders to know you really helped. My angst was like a slip, and I'm back on track trusting as always that everything will be, if not fine, then manageable. Of course the Casita will be what I need to start with, and I'll order it tomorrow (build date is mid-June). Thank you! Perry and Terry, I'll see you at the MN Scrambled Egg Meet.

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Old 03-24-2015, 01:57 PM   #180
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I don't mean to hijack this great thread, but I want you several responders to know you really helped. My angst was like a slip, and I'm back on track trusting as always that everything will be, if not fine, then manageable. Of course the Casita will be what I need to start with, and I'll order it tomorrow (build date is mid-June). Thank you! Perry and Terry, I'll see you at the MN Scrambled Egg Meet.

Wendy, feeling gratitude
After seven years full timing alone (I started at 37yrs old), I still get that look of amazement when people realize how I travel. I am looking to move into a bigger trailer in the next few years, but learning to live small will be a GREAT benefit no matter what I choose later. You learn to conserve water, tank space, power, and storage space. I also have found that you can get into places with these little trailers that you could not in bigger ones. I found a great spot at a BLM free campground in NorCal a few years ago. My brother said there was no way I could get my trailer in there. He was impressed when I got it in there first try. Going small in the beginning gives you much you will need in the future.

Congtrats on your new Casita!!!

PS Also, because your trailer is so small, it takes up less space in a campsite which gives you more outside space. I am currently work camping. The guy who was in this site last year barely had room to walk around his big 5th wheel. I have five chairs, two side tables, a picnic table and a serving table.
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:06 PM   #181
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Gourdamental, thanks, but I can't seem to locate Becky Shade's ebook on Amazon or Google. Do you have the title?

Monica M., I really appreciate your encouragement and insights. I cannot WAIT to get started!! I will pick up the Casita from her Texas mothership in early July. I can't uproot from Minnesota until August, which will give me a month to practice backing up (and tricking out the insides)!
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:44 PM   #182
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Windy W this is the place to find the ebook.
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