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Old 05-04-2008, 11:14 AM   #29
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4 10s have been kicked around for the production folks, but since I am staff, we generally are exempt from that nicety. (We deal with foreign countries who work 6 10s LOL!)

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Old 06-07-2008, 10:18 PM   #30
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4 10s have been kicked around for the production folks, but since I am staff, we generally are exempt from that nicety. (We deal with foreign countries who work 6 10s LOL!)
I am a construction worker a pipefitter apprentice I will become a journeyman pipefitter in 3 months. At that time, I will travel to work and make much more money. I joined this forum to get information and insight on small rvs. Here is my opinion. In the long run, you need to cost compare. Is the amount of money you save from living in an rv worth it to you? If you think you would dislike it then of course not. But if you would not mind it then it is actually an incentive. A shorter commute and you would still have access to your house on the weekend. I dabble a little in the real estate market. Have you thought about instead of selling your house just renting it to someone? With all the foreclosures there are many people that still need housing. This is because they got kicked out of the one that they were in. Think about that. Find out how much you could get on average for renting out your house. But don t jump into it that quick. You have your house and you have the rv. I say give it a whirl. Plan on getting setup to live in the rv during the week for the next week or two and if you like it then fine. If not then you can make a decision after coming to that conclusion. You always want to test the waters before you take that plunge.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:26 PM   #31
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I am a construction worker a pipefitter apprentice I will become a journeyman pipefitter in 3 months. At that time, I will travel to work and make much more money. I joined this forum to get information and insight on small rvs. Here is my opinion. In the long run, you need to cost compare. Is the amount of money you save from living in an rv worth it to you? If you think you would dislike it then of course not. But if you would not mind it then it is actually an incentive. A shorter commute and you would still have access to your house on the weekend. I dabble a little in the real estate market. Have you thought about instead of selling your house just renting it to someone? With all the foreclosures there are many people that still need housing. This is because they got kicked out of the one that they were in. Think about that. Find out how much you could get on average for renting out your house. But don t jump into it that quick. You have your house and you have the rv. I say give it a whirl. Plan on getting setup to live in the rv during the week for the next week or two and if you like it then fine. If not then you can make a decision after coming to that conclusion. You always want to test the waters before you take that plunge.
Very good insights Chase.

Knowing Gina a little, the animals and fresh air location are a big factor to her house. The work location has some of the lowest quality air (pollution) in California so living in the mountains high above that is big.

Now, if renting it out were an option, a friend of mine has come upon a good insight. They use CraigsList to advertise for renters. The people that respond are of much higher integrity and they have had NO problems with their four renters.

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Old 06-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #32
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I don't want to be a landlord

Often what I would tolerate in my own home (Hey, it's an old cabin with basic amenities) is NOT what a renter or average person would want.

I can live with the 15a electrical service, small bedrooms and un landscaped yard. Most folks couldn't. I would have to spend some hefty money on upgrades before i could, in good conscience, rent it out.

Mike is correct, overall, where I live is what most folks would kill for for a weekend jaunt to get away from it all. The "town" I live in is a resort (Tho it's a slum resort LOL!) destination for a lot of folks. Ever go rent a cabin and as you are leaving think "Gee, it would be so nice to live here all the time"?.. well, I do.

I have worked with my employer and am now "at homing" for a day or two a week. This is a pilot program based on popular request. I am the first, but we have added one more in the month I have been doing it. It has worked out well.

I even worked at home yesterday.. my day off. It's a good deal for the boss, and for me.
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I even worked at home yesterday.. my day off. It's a good deal for the boss, and for me.
That's what happened to me when I got my first IBM-clone computer and could take work home in a disk and hit the mainframe with a modem.

I considered going to work for myself but realized that I would be putting in a LOT of overtime...
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One of the reasons I bought my Escape was so that I could "live" closer to work. For me work is seasonal and 7 hours away. My new (and fabulous) trailer fits under the covered parking at the office. I can plug in, use the office "facilities" and spend the rest of the time living in my trailer.

I tried this last year in the back of my pickup - didn't work. 4-dr Nissan Frontier with a short box (I'm 6' even).

Our office is in a slightly seedy area, so co-workers are happy about the extra "security" of an egg under the office.

The only thing that beats the 32 second commute is the drive home. This allows for summers in North Van (working) and winters in the Kootenays (not working).
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You are thinking about doing exactly what I plan to do. Only I hope to sell my condo before I take off. It's scary, but it might result in some other positive changes. I am a "seasonal" employee for the federal government. I will camp near work for the time I'm working. Then, during the furlough months, I plan to just take off for parts unknown.

As a former and frequent cross-country commuter, having my home nearby and not driving through all that traffic offers lots of peace of mind.

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Saves fuel and wear and tear on both vehicle and self, but also saves TIME and gives you more life.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:40 AM   #37
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how about trying for one month living in the trailer at work? see how it goes... then a month at home....



a good compare and contrast?
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:28 PM   #38
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How about option f...find a room with an elderly person who needs a companion at night...trading free room for companionship? Put an ad in the paper...if you have had clearances for your job, or weapon carrying, or whatever reason, you can share that. (You know, approved by so and so...), or perhaps a disabled person that needs help at night? I am not talking about nursing, I am talking about cooking a meal and cleaning a little. Could get housing real cheap!!
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