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gina_tim1994

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My husband and I are looking to sell everything and start worcamping. Everyone is calling us crazy ??. Tell me your thoughts and stories.

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If you promise to come back.

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First Welcome. You have to say more about yourself and the RV you own.

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1. Have an exit plan.

2. When I started FT I pretended that I had died. I gave away all the stuff to the people I wanted to inherit it and the junk I gave to Goodwill.


Please give me enough troubles, uncertainty, problems, obstacles and STRESS so that I do not become arrogant, proud, and smug in my own abilities, and enough blessings and good times that I realize that someone else is in charge of my life.

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Posted: 12/04/19 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife, 2 kids, and I took off on a 1 year trip back in June 2015. 2 years in, we sold the house (we were renting it out at a loss). 3 years in, we returned and sold our belongings.

We are now 4 1/2 years in.

But, "rving for life"? I don't know. We'll do it as long as it stays fun and is practical. I don't think of much anything that I do as "for life".

But for now, it's fun and we're enjoying it. We'll keep it up.

No one can tell you if you're crazy or not. No one can tell you if you'll love it or not.

Will you be happy in a tiny house with limited stuff? Will you mind having to watch the weight of items coming in and going back out? Will you and your husband fair well in a tight space 24/7? Will you enjoy dealing with the public while work camping?

What's your why? Why do you want to live this life?


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Posted: 12/04/19 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are lots of folks who get rid of everything and their only home is their RV. It's not a crazy idea at all. You will always be surrounded by nay-sayers. If you listen to "them" you'll never have a single new experience in your life, except watching on the Discovery Channel all the great places you'll never go to.

No, not a crazy idea at all. Go for it. Live your dream and don't listen to anyone that has negativity. If you want to be positive about this, then start surrounding yourself with "positive" people. Make your dream come true. You, and only you can live your life and only you can make your dreams reality!

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2oldman wrote:

If you promise to come back.


This one might be real!

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gina_tim1994 wrote:

My husband and I are looking to sell everything and start worcamping. Everyone is calling us crazy ??. Tell me your thoughts and stories.


Well ... what you are thinking about is nothing new by a long shot. Folks have been living as gypsies and nomads for milleniums all over the world.

So far the DW and myself are trying to retain the best of both worlds - keep our home which is situated "in nature" with quietness, trees, views, gardens, deer, etc. - but also enjoy outings in the RV for as long as 10 weeks, so far. Both worlds have their advantages and disadvantages up to a certain point.

HOWEVER, in no way would we want to be a gypsy or nomad when we're "old" ... that would be a bad situation in our opinion. So if you're thinking about going FT in an RV, in my opinion you better have an (expected) old-age or (unexpected) physical-limitation exit plan that is well thought out with regard to both medical logistics and financial realities.

P.S. We also have friends, loved ones, and service groups that simply "keeping in touch via a smartphone" for long periods would just plain not be appropriate or work.


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We did it, BUT not before answering the question: What if we don't like it?


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Are you an experienced non-full time RVer? I suggest trying the lifestyle before you sell everything.


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