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JRscooby

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Posted: 02/24/20 04:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just because you have a job is no guarantee you can afford a home.

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I'm not unsympathetic to people down on their luck. But if that was me and I was in a campground for any period of time, it would be clean, neat and tidy. Not trashed up with garbage and the like. I wouldn't be making messes for someone else to clean up. Truth be told, I would be out looking for work, walking if I had to.

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JRscooby wrote:

Just because you have a job is no guarantee you can afford a home.


I don't remember the figures exactly but a family earning the American average income cannot afford anew car.
A new home in most of America the average income is not enough either.I don't remember the published income level where a bank or other will consider you but certainly 600.00 a week will not get you into a home and rent cost even more than payments on a new home.

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down home wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

Just because you have a job is no guarantee you can afford a home.


I don't remember the figures exactly but a family earning the American average income cannot afford anew car.
A new home in most of America the average income is not enough either.I don't remember the published income level where a bank or other will consider you but certainly 600.00 a week will not get you into a home and rent cost even more than payments on a new home.
US Median Household income in 2018 (last year available) was $63,179. I think you can buy a new car on that income. Purchasing a $200,000 home with 10% down payment would yield a monthly payment of $833.00, also affordable for someone earning the median monthly income which is in excess of $5000.00. Times are not as bleak as some people want you to believe.

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It would be no fun to be on SS for $12k a year, and many on way less.

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Median income....BS
The avg working wage earner, does not earn $31 per hour
Don't know how they calculate those numbers
Maybe take CEO salaries and Government salaries and avg that out ???


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camping versus glamping

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And....that is why some CG's have rules that everyone seems to always complain about. That eliminate that situation.

Simplest rule is - The CG's that state no RV's over ten years old. BUT it allows them to let you in if your RV looks great. Not so
great, they don't have to allow you in per their 10 year rule.M

Second- Most good CG's say NO to camping in cars/vans/tents.

Third - It took me just one month into full timing to learn and make this my fist question. "Do you allow permanent campers"?

CG's that allowed permanent campers were taken off my list of CG's to stay at.

I've had nothing but good experiences at CG's following my above requirements. It's all up to you where you choose to stay.[emoticon]


We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.


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MrWizard wrote:

Median income....BS
The avg working wage earner, does not earn $31 per hour
Don't know how they calculate those numbers
Maybe take CEO salaries and Government salaries and avg that out ???


"US Median Household income in 2018 (last year available) was $63,179."

Household income not average wage earner.
So two wage earners in a household would be $15.50/hr.

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