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John&Joey

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Posted: 09/23/19 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First off don’t overthink it. With cell phones, gps, and the internet it is a lot easier then you would think.

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Posted: 09/23/19 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Brittrain333 wrote:

Hello! I am posting here because I am interested in becoming a full-time rver. I myself do not have a lot of experience with rv's. My grandparents had a really nice Class A Motorhome (which is what I would be buying) that I camped in a couple of times . . .

You sound like you're under 65 years old, right?

If so, then you'll probably have to buy own individual health insurance. If this is the case, then prepare to pay a lot.

Also, I don't think I'd buy a used vehicle from a relative.


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Been full timing for 11 years and over 100,000 miles - less than 10k of that on the interstates - rest is all back roads. You'll love the freedom and lifestyle. It can get lonesome sometimes if you don't have human company but your dog will suffice for much of it. Depending on your health, look into service dogs or at least a therapy dog. That way your dog can explore with you. Select your state of residency carefully. We chose South Dakota because of no income tax, no luxury tax, 4% sales tax, no inspections and cheap license plate renewals. We use a mail box drop for our addy. Socking away some cash on a regular basis is a good idea for repairs, since it sounds like you aren't too handy with a screwdriver. Read books on RV repair. Many 'fixes' are easy and knowledge is a great thing. Don't plan your trips. Simply drive til you feel like stopping. If you get stuck there's always a WalMart or Home Depot you can crash in for the night. Casinos are great spots too. Look at Passport America for discount campgrounds. Join Thousand Trails, RPI etc. Lots of discounts. If you're a vet there's tons of military campgrounds too. Keep looking and asking questions....Dennis


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