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Posted: 03/27/20 10:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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My question is, are there many who try full-timing and don't or didn't like it? Surely we can't be the only people that have no interest in this lifestyle.
There are a lot of ways to RV, and many folks try more than one, but my guess is that most people who ‘have no interest’ in the full-time lifestyle don’t take it up. My impression, just from reading this forum, is that most who give up full-timing do so because their circumstances change.


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I think those who sell their house, an increasing asset, spend it all on a RV with none set back for the future, can find them in trouble when they have to sell their RV, a decreasing asset, to buy a home.
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What makes you think that we would ever want to buy a home again? The ability to be free of all that owning a home means is why we full time. If we decide to give up full timing we would rent somewhere but we would never own a home again.
A house is not necessarily a increasing asset either as many found out in the 2008 down turn.

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I've been planning to full time for 5 years. I started on March 13. Lucky Friday the 13th. So far I don't like it much, but the Corona Panic is making it hard to like it. All the COE campgrounds are closed here in Texas and they were my "go to" campground. I can't pull the trigger on getting a "toad" vehicle with all of this mess and that just makes it worse. And my wife is trapped in South America so that sucks. If she was here it might be great.

Anyway, I'm glad I'm giving it a try. My budget can take the hit. I would've regretted it more if I never tried it before I died. The motorhome is great. The campground mess is not great, but some day will get better. I'm going to hang on until she gets back in a few weeks or months and let her give it a try with me. If we like it, great. If not, we'll probably sell it and go back to South America. You can live in a pretty nice house for little money down there.





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I know some people who fulltime that have a lot up North and one in Florida. I don't think they want/have plans to going back to home ownership.

I consider myself a reverse snowbird. I go North of a summer and stay at home working on projects during the winter.

I will probably take a trip to the South during the Winter but not the entire Winter.

A lot of people when they retire get rid of the big house they raised a family in for a smaller place or condo so a RV might be a good transition.

I know if I ever sell my house I doubt I would purchase another.

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More like extended snowbirds here.
We are heading home next month after 10 months on the road.
We’ll never sell the house, just can’t see cutting the cord.

So here is the big observation.
Rv life isn’t easy when you approach the finish line.
Most give it up as one or both have medical issues that make
the lifestyle too challenging.

The number of folks over 80?
Only 1 out of 175 sites in our old fahts cg.


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I always wanted to do it. DH not so much.

At this juncture I am happy to have a large, comfortable home (sweet home).


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2oldman wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

I think those who sell their house, an increasing asset, spend it all on a RV with none set back for the future, can find them in trouble when they have to sell their RV, a decreasing asset, to buy a home.
You'd have to be near brain-dead to do anything that rash.


Sign me up as brain dead. I have been full time for 10 years this coming August and wouldn't have it any other way. I volunteer with 2 other full timers one of which has been at it a little longer than me and one is brand new this year.


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Were still working 40 but our plans is to keep a S&B home and use it as a launch off point for extended trips. We see no appeal for full timing, subject to change of course.

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I retired at 57 and we started traveling 4 to 6 weeks at a time. We have been doing that for 8 years and until this year it has worked great for us. At about 5 weeks we start looking forward to getting home. We love traveling but it is nice to know that we have an an base to go back to. We also have so many interest that we love doing and that makes taking everything with us impossible.
Next year we are thinking about snowbirding for 6 weeks if things around here ever get back to almost normal.


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