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jesseannie

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Posted: 03/13/18 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are renting an apartment in Boise, ID. The rent is nearly 40% of my retirement income we are able to do that OK because I currently work a part time job. But the time is coming when I may not be able to work or just don't want to.
The big blow came yesterday when we heard that the rent at our complex will go up 17% at the end of our term. This will put the monthly payment out of our range even with my work income. Boise is an expensive city to live in and because of national attention is now unaffordable for us.
I don't need any lectures about how I should have planned for retirement better, sometimes unforseen things happen to even the best planning.
It is what it is.
We are assessing our options and one may be to live full time in our rig and work camp and find seasonal jobs on the road.
I have a lot of talents and I am in great physical condition. I have had a few seasonal gigs and enjoy that, so it will just be another adventure for us.
Jesseannie

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Go for it! We've met many work campers over the years that went this way both forced or by choice. A chance to see more of the country for almost nothing. When we finish seeing all the places we want to see we'll probably do the same.

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So long as you don't plan to live in Boise in the winter in an RV, should be okay if you can tolerate the space.


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Camp in a mild climate.

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I think your plan will greatly improve your quality of life from getting by to enjoying life. If you don't enjoy it you can always settle down in a lower cost area. A lot of people dream about the day that they can do what you purpose.

Remember you have a Mountain Chalet, lakeside cabin, beachfront resort all in one RV.

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Survival today doen't give you a tomorrow. Age, health and a nest egg are the things that get in the way if you are not on top of them. Leaving a part time job would seem an option.


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Having lived in a 32' 5th wheel rv trailer for one winter here in northern OK with zero temps and 40 mph wind.....buy a mobile home made for cold country if its full time and no travel plans.


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My brother currently lives in an old Class A. He likes it okay but not in the winter. He house sits for people and spends a month or so in Palmm Springs with my Dad. He built a permanent building next to it with a great view and lots of glass. He calls it the tea house.

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Everyone just assumes living in a RV is cheap living- it is not! The best plan for entering full time RVing is to have a stronger exit strategy than an entrance strategy.

For the OP with limited income and presumably limited resources is using every available resource and income to get into RVing leaves you nothing when you can no longer live in that RV. For you life situation, I would strongly consider moving to an area with a lower cost of living or at least moving into housing that costs less.

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DownTheAvenue wrote:

Everyone just assumes living in a RV is cheap living- it is not! The best plan for entering full time RVing is to have a stronger exit strategy than an entrance strategy.

For the OP with limited income and presumably limited resources is using every available resource and income to get into RVing leaves you nothing when you can no longer live in that RV. For you life situation, I would strongly consider moving to an area with a lower cost of living or at least moving into housing that costs less.


This.

And keep working as long as you are able, to get on a more sound financial footing.


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