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Old 01-17-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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Full time RVers in a 28' in 29 Palms

Just throwing this out in a small world kind of way - my gal had a nice conversation with a couple while at the Rite-Aid pharmacy in 29 Palms California this afternoon. They've been full time RVing for the last six years and got her all jazzed about hitting the road - any chance it was some ER folks from here?
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Don't think so. The only two full timers I'm aware of on the forum are Audrey1 and loosechickens. I think both have motorhomes larger than 28'.
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Doesnt it get a bit expensive paying $20 to $40 a night for a campsite?
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Doesnt it get a bit expensive paying $20 to $40 a night for a campsite?
You don't pay that much for long term renting most of the time.

For the full-timers, not having a house/insurance/mortgage/upkeep/repairs/taxes more than helps.
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Doesnt it get a bit expensive paying $20 to $40 a night for a campsite?
It could, but there are many LBYM (CBYM?) options to hold down costs:
  • Some camping clubs offer discounts of up to 50% at participating campgrounds.
  • Boondocking (dry camping without hookups). There are thousands of places this can be done at zero cost.
  • Renting campsites by the week or by the month can cut the daily rate significantly.
  • Workcamping - get free hookups plus earn a few bucks in return for working at the RV camp.
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Do you use a site like this one?Free Campgrounds for RVs
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Yep. Another good site is OvernightRVParking : OvernightRVParking

This one is more focused on free or low-cost places to stay (not really camp) overnight when traveling.
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Well, it wasn't me, but I'm not far from there...Yuma. Been FT for 12 years. There is a big flea market/RV show in Quartzsite, AZ this month that attracts lots of RVers. We try to go because we see friends there that we only see once a year. Belong to a RV club with a BOF called Boomers. As it suggests, it consists mainly of baby boomers and it's get-togethers are called Boomerangs. It's a fun filled 2 weeks. May even see loosechickens there!
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Wow. I've met a few full timers and all seem to be really enjoying the lifestyle. That's only possible if you are solo or your significant other shares your enthusiasm for life without a sticks & bricks home. No way my DW would go for it so I don't even bring it up.

You have a 5th wheel or motorhome?
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Wow. I've met a few full timers and all seem to be really enjoying the lifestyle. That's only possible if you are solo or your significant other shares your enthusiasm for life without a sticks & bricks home. No way my DW would go for it so I don't even bring it up.

You have a 5th wheel or motorhome?
We currently have a 5th wheel, because it suits our needs best at the current time (legal to double tow if the middle vehicle is a 5th wheel...double tow a 4X4 behind).

I have a few friends (male and female) who travel solo...don't know if I would or not if something happened to DH. We enjoy our nomadic life and we can usually be found in remote places where we can enjoy our passion for nature.

You are a wise man not to push DW out of her stick house. If both DH and DW are not in favor of FT travel, at LEAST one of you is going to be unhappy. An issue that is at least as important is how well do you get along...remember you are going to be together 24/7...365. When we were planning to go FT, DH's co-worker asked if he had considered that he (DH) would be with his DW (me) 100% of the time, all of the time! Not everyone can handle that much togetherness.

Still having fun and not ready to settle down yet!

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