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Hello all, new member here. My wife and I have had an interesting year. Its a long story, but the point is after being burglarized and loosing alot of possessions we decided there was no time like now to just finish what the thieves started, finish selling things, and hit the road. We already had a flagstaff 8528ikws 5th wheel, which we spent 2 months in instead of going home. That ended Christmas morning on the second day of 8 degrees. Our fresh water line from the tank to the pump finally froze up, forcing us to go back home. While there was some discomfort, it was nice to go that cold while not on the road. We learned a lot about what the rig can take. We have family in TX, and soon Wyoming. Both are rural with water/power/sewer. And friends in illinois with the same. I'm winding down on selling whats left, and the house will go next. Then we plan to travel between the family locations, and sight see in between. We'll have a bit of a cusion after the sale of our "dream home", and plan to work, as is needed and convenient along the way. We can stay "free" at either location for as long as needed to recoup. I'm up for advice, well wishes, and somebody looking for a beautiful house in rural illinois. I have future plans for solar (I'm an electrician), and a mini split. But think I'm going to leave well enough alone for now. With maybe just a battery upgrade and a decent inverter. Fire away..

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You're selling your house and going full time because of being burglarized and losing a lot of possessions?
But, you want someone to buy your house?
That's not a very good sales pitch. [emoticon]

Have fun and enjoy your travels.

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I have a standing offer for considerably more than I gave for it. And I believe its a bit low. It was a feeble attempt at humor. We have the humble distinction of being the only people to have been burglarized 3 times in the same week. Once these guys saw what was here, they just couldn't stay away. It was kind of a perfect storm, since we live so far from anyone that there is no way to keep an eye on the place. I had cameras, but due to poor internet, I didn't have it connected and had hoped to just use them as a deterrent. Worked great, right up till it didn't. They stole my entire security dvr. A mistake I won't repeat. It's generally a very low crime area.

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I was just pulling your chain. It wasn't a personal attack. [emoticon]
Seriously, enjoy your travels.

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Thanks. I'm sure that it wasn't. But I'll admit it's a slightly touchy nerve.

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I would visit those relatives in the warmer months of the year and spend winters in areas that are a lot warmer in the Winter. You have an Rv, travel, and enjoy it.

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That is the idea. I've spent my life working out in the hot and cold. I'm ready to get away from that for awhile. Summers in Wyoming, winters in Texas. And I want to see the southwest,and a few other places. Somewhere along the way I hope to find a semi permanent home.

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gbopp wrote:

You're selling your house and going full time because of being burglarized and losing a lot of possessions?
But, you want someone to buy your house?
That's not a very good sales pitch. [emoticon]

Have fun and enjoy your travels.


Have you considered a good home security system that is connected to your local police dept. and a comprehensive home insurance policy?

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Folks. Please, I didn't come here to talk about what I could have done differently. I came to talk about full time rv living.
But to humor you, were I live is so rural, there are no land line phones, only sketchy cell service. And the local pd is 4-5 guys spread over 3-4 shifts based 30 miles away from my house. There are things that I could have done, but they would have been far above and beyond the local norm. And that's about all I have ever to say about that.

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And I have excellent insurance.

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