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Old 06-13-2010, 05:28 PM   #21
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Open ended question for you: Tell us more about the full-timing lifestyle... do you stay in campgrounds... boondocking... stay in one place a while... I'd like to know more.
This is my 5th (really?) year doing it and I never did it before I retired. So I got a 17' Casita since I could pull it with the pick up I had. I don't boondock (unless I'm traveling a long distance and I'll sleep overnight in a WalMart or Truck Stop); I don't have a generator and I like some comforts. How long I stay depends upon what I want to do. If I get bored I move on.

I've hit upon a route that works for me that goes something like this.

March - sometime - Santa Fe - sight see, maybe a hike - a few days
March - Moab - a couple of weeks
March/April/May/June - Colorado - 14er cold weather hiking/biking
June - Tetons/Jackson -
July/August - TBD - possible route - California/Nevada/Arizona

People talk about taking the RV to Alaska but I'd rather do that on a cruse.

I really haven't planned past the Tetons. I feel like traveling someplace on a tour where everything is taken care of for you. Maybe a walking tour of Italy??
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:24 PM   #22
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I can't believe we are both in our 4000s of posts, and I never realized you were a fellow full-timer (or maybe I just forgot). Also completed my 5th year fulltiming a couple of months ago.

Of course my full-timer days are now numbered - any day now we'll have an anchor.

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Old 06-14-2010, 10:18 AM   #23
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As a 6500+ poster, of mostly information-free content...

One of the charms of this board is living precariously vicariously through others' adventures. I doubt I'll ever have the means to buy a big, honkin' RV, but may very well do a pull-behind, perhaps like RIT's former pop-up, which I could easily pull behind a 1/2-ton pickup. As big RV would require me to sell my house, which would probably preclude ever owning a house again...

Would like to be a part-time road warrior, though, at least in the early years.
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Of course my full-timer days are now numbered - any day now we'll have an anchor.
How is the 'anchor' coming along? Aren't you itching to get on the road to find some cooler weather?
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I doubt I'll ever have the means to buy a big, honkin' RV, but may very well do a pull-behind, perhaps like RIT's former pop-up, which I could easily pull behind a 1/2-ton pickup. As big RV would require me to sell my house, which would probably preclude ever owning a house again...

Would like to be a part-time road warrior, though, at least in the early years.
(Yeah, I know... a stuck record.) A used Class B RV should be within your means (depending upon how used) and would let you you be free as a bird... not even worrying about dragging a trailer around.

In any event, here is a web site (a Trailer guy) that may get you even more motivated... particularly today's edition:

Mobile Kodgers: FREE TO DO WHAT?
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #26
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(Yeah, I know... a stuck record.) A used Class B RV should be within your means (depending upon how used) and would let you you be free as a bird... not even worrying about dragging a trailer around.

In any event, here is a web site (a Trailer guy) that may get you even more motivated... particularly today's edition:

Mobile Kodgers: FREE TO DO WHAT?
Much depends on whether I have a travel companion or not... Though maybe she could pitch in!
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Much depends on whether I have a travel companion or not... Though maybe she could pitch in!
But, of course. The more the merrier... "they" say. However, let me remind of my usual caution; the smaller the RV the more a good relationship plays a role. Actually, if "seeing the USA" is the goal, tight-quarters, at the end of the day, is not a serious consideration.
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