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CFerguson

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Posted: 07/01/19 05:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill.Satellite wrote:


While cost may not be a problem, it is always an issue. If cost is NO OBJECT then you would be staying at the best RV Resorts available everywhere in the US and this topic would never have been posted.


I realize that this is the Internet, but please try to stay within the spirit of the question instead of trying to nitpick. Cost is NOT a concern to me in the way I intend to spend. I knew Someone would start into this but had hoped we could get to page 2 at least before I had to try to stop that line of arguing.

The question is, "Does anyone have any experience Fulltiming on properties that you own?" Nothing about how I want to conduct my travels, how I spend my money, or where I want to stay.

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gemsworld wrote:

Why not just rent seasonal spots and not deal with ownership costs and responsibilities?


Gardens, hunting, fishing, firewood, off grid power/water.

The list goes on and on.

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Yep, own property in Northern Vermont, north central PA. and Lake Tahoe Nevada, full hook ups at all 3 properties. Use them as layovers when traveling.


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Posted: 07/01/19 05:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HadEnough wrote:

gemsworld wrote:

Why not just rent seasonal spots and not deal with ownership costs and responsibilities?


Gardens, hunting, fishing, firewood, off grid power/water.

The list goes on and on.


Good point, but I prefer to own. I intend to allow friends and family to also use these places. And they will be properties that I can pass down as well- hopefully allowing upcoming generations to enjoy them too.

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js218 wrote:

Yep, own property in Northern Vermont, north central PA. and Lake Tahoe Nevada, full hook ups at all 3 properties. Use them as layovers when traveling.


This is what I am thinking. I still want to travel, but would like to have places that I own for a variety of reasons.

May I ask what kind of issues you have experienced with the utilities- from initial emplacement to issues you may have had when you weren't present.
Are your sites more rural, semi-rural, etc?
Do you have neighbors/relatives watching over them while away?
Do you turn off utilities or just secure them when you aren't there? (I'm leaning toward the latter)

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No issues with utilities, Pa. site is 10 acres on a mountain top near Cross Forks Pa., Vermont site is 5 acres on a lake near Norton Vt., Lake Tahoe property is near Incline Village. Shut off the utilities when I'm gone, friends keep an eye on the properties when I'm gone which is almost always.

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CFerguson wrote:


This is what I am thinking. I still want to travel, but would like to have places that I own for a variety of reasons.


Maybe if you shared those reasons, it might make more sense.

While you may be able to afford it, there is still time and effort involved.

Also, I suspect you are being optimistic about how many friends and family will use the sites.


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Despite the unnecessarily snarky reply, you should have read this part of the post as it is likely going to control what you can or cannot do.
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Each locality will be different. We were just in Co. Springs, CO and they passed a law limiting the amount of time an RV could stay on a lot, even if you were the owner of that lot. I suspect you will need to check with each location to ensure you don't end up going afoul of the law.



What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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We actually did this, to a degree. Bought 20 acres in SE Missouri, near Mark Twain Forest. Virgin land, so we cleared about an acre of it. Hard work. In the end, we enjoyed full timing on it for a week or so at a time. I paid around $20k for the property -- yes, 20k. Sold it few years back for around 27k. Never had electricity, utilities of any kind. Was nice. Taxes around $70 per year. No, I didn't forget a zero.

We did not do it to the degree you want -- multiple locals around the country. But yes, thought about it.

I suggest landwatch.com -- they have tons of property from commercial to open land from lots to acres. This is where we found our 20 acre chunk...in the end though, about a year and half went by and we had not been to it. IT was fun, and if I could would do it again...desert this time?

Go for it.


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Yuma, AZ. RV lots in the Foothills. We own one and of course spend the winter sitting there and since we are fulltimers, move north and shut down the lot for the summer. Most of the lots have 2-50 amp FHU's, one hookup on each side.

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