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Bumpyroad

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Posted: 08/12/20 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4runnerguy wrote:

I know of a number of places here in Colorado where people buy a piece of land, install a well, septic and electricity, then build a pole barn under which they put their RV. Seems most use 5th wheels for this.


I would think that it would be preferable to get a large TT instead of a 5er if that was one's intention?????????????
I haven't priced them but thought you would get more bang for the buck?

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My parents bought a farm in nw Wisconsin and would travel to it weekends and summers 400 miles from Chicago for more than 20 years. Seems to me that it makes no difference if one is staying at a farm house or an RV so it's not such a far out idea.


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We looked at this as well. As others have stated we decided to not do this so that we can continue to "move around". Was the correct choice for us.

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I did this years ago in WV near the Ohio river. Still have it but might sell. It sits on a good fishing stream, on a paved road, with electric, water, and septic. Isolated yet close to town and no one near.....only 1ac but not much upkeep. So it can be done depending on what you want.

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Great replies everyone. Thanks! I agree with most that we would miss the moving around part for sure. Ironically to the first reply, we are camping this week at a place about 20 miles north of Towanda and this area is what made me think of it. Anyway, all great thoughts. Thanks for taking the time to reply!

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We have a 1 Acre zoned Agriculture lot in NC that we installed a pad, shed with washer drier and all RV hook ups. The only problem is we must stay 6mo on and 6 mo off.Actually, no longer than 6 months on lot. It is fenced in for privacy. Our neighbor was good enough to check the RV and keep the dehumidifier filter clean. We hired someone to cut the lawn.

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Here in southern Wisconsin, many of the counties have ordinances that do not any buildings to be put up unless a house is also build. The county that I live in (Sauk) in southern Wisconsin decided that if you own vacant property and decide to camp on it, you have to buy a $20 per night permit to camp on your own property. Luckily, my property is in the neighboring county.


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Every time I do this I get bored and start improving the property. Next thing I know I am building a house on the property. Now it's no longer a campsite so I sell and not being too smart I do it all over again. Does keep me out of trouble though. Even made a few bucks.


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I can't even imagine buying property with any of the restrictions mentioned above. Where the property I mentioned above is located I had to get the septic approved by the health dept and electric had to be checked by the electric company. No permit even to build a house. Even at my places in NC and MD I don't have any restrictions as far as my RV is concerned. How can anyone live in places like that?

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Been doing it in the winter for 11 years on land in Terlingua. Fortunate to have water close by.

* This post was edited 08/13/20 05:18am by dalej *


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