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CFerguson

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Posted: 07/02/19 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good replies, folks. Thanks!

I am no stranger to buying and selling land in multiple states. Still own 100ac in VA and 9 in TN that have electric (water on 1) but am looking to expand to some more 'home' bases for travel like js218 has done. One of the ideas a friend had was to file a mining claim out west and rockhound a bit on it some. Very minimal cost to that, but will have to provide my own electric on that one.

valhalla360, perhaps I am an optimist, but its still no skin off my nose if no one but my wife and I use them. And (just musing out loud here now) if my heirs don't want them, I'll just set up my will so that the properties go to the Nature Conservancy or some such group. Or maybe even to some nice folks that I meet on the road. Heck, as I meet more fulltimers, I may even meet more than the 2 FT couples that I know now that I like well enough to allow them to use my properties.
Oh, and I should say that on the VA property I have, i had friends that lived there rent free while they got back on their feet for a year a while back. So I am already ahead on that score.

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Most expensive cost at all 3 locations was septic and well drilling.


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Posted: 07/03/19 12:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

js218 wrote:

Most expensive cost at all 3 locations was septic and well drilling.


Septic doesn't worry me too much. That's gonna be a pretty similar cost most everywhere as long as I choose my land/soil wisely.

I'm still not sure which way to go with water. Drilling could get pricey, of course depending on where you are. Locating near a stream is the best bet so long as it doesn't drive the land cost to an unreasonable level. A water buffalo is another option I have considered. We drink 'store' water even now as we RV and prob wont change that (unless we drill a good well), so site water would just be for washing, etc.

Electric is the one where I am most uncertain. Again, land choice can greatly affect this if you want municipal electricity. A generator seems like something I wouldn't personally like. Solar seems like a lot of (ongoing) work to really do it right. Gonna have to spend some time on solar sites to research that further. I do love my electricity.

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Yep, the electricity can be costly, my property in Pa. cost 7k to run line and poles.

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CFerguson wrote:

js218 wrote:

Most expensive cost at all 3 locations was septic and well drilling.


Septic doesn't worry me too much. That's gonna be a pretty similar cost most everywhere as long as I choose my land/soil wisely.

I'm still not sure which way to go with water. Drilling could get pricey, of course depending on where you are. Locating near a stream is the best bet so long as it doesn't drive the land cost to an unreasonable level. A water buffalo is another option I have considered. We drink 'store' water even now as we RV and prob wont change that (unless we drill a good well), so site water would just be for washing, etc.

Electric is the one where I am most uncertain. Again, land choice can greatly affect this if you want municipal electricity. A generator seems like something I wouldn't personally like. Solar seems like a lot of (ongoing) work to really do it right. Gonna have to spend some time on solar sites to research that further. I do love my electricity.


You've got to keep your story straight. If money is NO OBJECT getting city water and electric to each site should be no object either. Find the land, get the use approved and get a nice slab laid to park the RV and have the necessary utilities run.
Good luck!


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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Posted: 07/04/19 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill.Satellite wrote:

CFerguson wrote:

js218 wrote:

Most expensive cost at all 3 locations was septic and well drilling.


Septic doesn't worry me too much. That's gonna be a pretty similar cost most everywhere as long as I choose my land/soil wisely.

I'm still not sure which way to go with water. Drilling could get pricey, of course depending on where you are. Locating near a stream is the best bet so long as it doesn't drive the land cost to an unreasonable level. A water buffalo is another option I have considered. We drink 'store' water even now as we RV and prob wont change that (unless we drill a good well), so site water would just be for washing, etc.

Electric is the one where I am most uncertain. Again, land choice can greatly affect this if you want municipal electricity. A generator seems like something I wouldn't personally like. Solar seems like a lot of (ongoing) work to really do it right. Gonna have to spend some time on solar sites to research that further. I do love my electricity.


You've got to keep your story straight. If money is NO OBJECT getting city water and electric to each site should be no object either. Find the land, get the use approved and get a nice slab laid to park the RV and have the necessary utilities run.
Good luck!


Not going to argue with you. Go find someone else to troll.

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Posted: 07/05/19 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No thanks. This should be fun.

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You will get the trollers and silly answers no matter anything. Just ignore the clueless and eventually there might be a real answer.

Owning a few lots is my goal. As you know, staying on others property has its downsides. As a full timer you want to be on your own land.

I just want two lots, one in the mtns, then one in a warmer climate for winter. The biggest hurdle is the rules against wells and what you can do on your own land - like live in an RV.
My stuff can also be permanently stored in a shed since it would be my own lot. Otherwise you just dont have stuff, or you have to pay storage somewhere…
Keep us non trolls posted, Im interested to see your progress.

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Yeah, I guess they still allow children on the Internet after nappytime.

I hadnt thought of the obvious that you mentioned, ajriding: a nearby rental storage unit at each lot. So Obvious for the things that you don't want to haul around but would like to have on site. I would worry about thieves with an on site shed unless you have neighbors that can look out for you. I have also considered a permanent no-walls RV garage on the sites. I have seen a number of these in Idaho where residents use them for shade in the summer and to keep the snow off the RV in the winter.

For wells, if the water table is shallow (like near a stream/river), its possible to self drill a shallow well. Not for drinking water, but for everything else it would be fine. Or fine with a good filter for that matter.

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Have buildings on all my properties prior to purchasing my rig. Have 30'x 75' pads installed to park rig on.

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