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Alex and Tee

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To answer a few questions, we had originally thought we would try workcamping and travel around but seeing that most jobs wanted someone to do some kind of maintenance work, landscaping or cleaning rental cabins and bathrooms that isn’t something we wanted to do. Yes, I’m sure there are jobs like at the resort we are in that are office jobs, security or ranger jobs but I’m sure those will go to the park residents or experienced people first.

I had an opportunity to start a machinery distributorship with a partner and with that being what I did for most of my career that made the most sense and will bring in the most money.

No, I don’t prefer mowing lawns to dumping tanks. That is why we will likely wind up renting a townhouse or condo and leave all that to someone else.

I leave my black tank closed until it gets to 2/3 full or more. I don’t want any build up to occur which would cause more problems down the road so I dump every 4 days and wash it out once a week.


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My wife and I have been married since high school. We love RVing and have traveled a few hundred thousand miles around this country. We love finding new places and seeing new sights. What we have found, after 50+ years of marriage, is that 3 months or so is about all that we can stand to be around each other in close quarters. After that much time on the road, we need to go back to our stick house and spread out to our own spaces and relax. For that reason we found out years ago that we would never be able to full time. We can do multiple 3 month long trips with no issues but I am afraid that if we tried full timing, we would end up divorced within a year. [emoticon]

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Yes full timing sounds great. But for me the fun of traveling and planning would wear out quickly. I would rather have a home base and then travel from there 1-2 months at a time. Get home stretch out and relax from the MH and then plan for the next big trip.


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I always thought fulltiming meant chucking the house and the job and enjoying the travel.

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Alex and Tee wrote:

To answer a few questions, we had originally thought we would try workcamping and travel around but seeing that most jobs wanted someone to do some kind of maintenance work, landscaping or cleaning rental cabins and bathrooms that isn’t something we wanted to do. Yes, I’m sure there are jobs like at the resort we are in that are office jobs, security or ranger jobs but I’m sure those will go to the park residents or experienced people first.

I had an opportunity to start a machinery distributorship with a partner and with that being what I did for most of my career that made the most sense and will bring in the most money.

No, I don’t prefer mowing lawns to dumping tanks. That is why we will likely wind up renting a townhouse or condo and leave all that to someone else.

I leave my black tank closed until it gets to 2/3 full or more. I don’t want any build up to occur which would cause more problems down the road so I dump every 4 days and wash it out once a week.


Seriously you didn't do a search on "work camping" To find out what it involved???
I think you should sell the RV now as the market is up Call and talk to NIRVC they are looking for newer coaches. 770-979-4051.

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dodge guy wrote:

Yes full timing sounds great. But for me the fun of traveling and planning would wear out quickly. I would rather have a home base and then travel from there 1-2 months at a time. Get home stretch out and relax from the MH and then plan for the next big trip.

Good point.Golfing is a fun relaxing thing to do until you turn pro and it becomes your job.
RV travel is a fun enjoyable lifestyle until it becomes your life and the only way you live!
I'm not a pro golfer and I'm not a full timer. But I am aware that the lustre wears off real quick when there is no escape!


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WILDEBILL308 wrote:


I think you should sell the RV now as the market is up Call and talk to NIRVC they are looking for newer coaches. 770-979-4051.

Bill


Not really, the RV market is down and accelerating downward. It will take 6 months to a year before its blatantly obvious, but hyperinflation has already started taking it's toll on RV sales. You're going to see a national average gasoline price of $5 or more prior to Memorial day. That will really clamp the binders on. Can you say recession? Sure, I knew you could. This is going to make 2008/09 look like a church picnic.

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I'm with you OP. 66+, still working, still in the " to big house" plan on keeping it that way. For others the full-time park life maybe great, just not for me. I think I would hate it.

But again, just me, different strokes for different folks

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When we bought our RV a few years back, I'd read up on fulltiming, working while fulltiming, etc. We'd mostly gone on weekend trips but with COVID leaving us both working from home, we thought we were ready to go out on the road full time.

But then when we went on a few 1 - 3 week trips, we realized that it wasn't for us, neither of us really wanted to live in the RV full time, we missed the comforts of home, or even a hotel. This was a relatively spacious Class C with slides, but not quite as spacious as the OP's Class A.

I thought I'd done the research and knew what to expect, but turns out that the reality doesn't always live up to the expectation. We still enjoy RV'ing, but not full time or months on end. I'm not sure that any amount of research can really tell you whether or not fulltiming is right for you, unless you already have a lot of extended RV experience.

We've recently downsized to a Class B, and are planning 45 day cross country trip this summer, but with the smaller Class B, we can stop at a hotel easily without worrying about parking.

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Lantley wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Yes full timing sounds great. But for me the fun of traveling and planning would wear out quickly. I would rather have a home base and then travel from there 1-2 months at a time. Get home stretch out and relax from the MH and then plan for the next big trip.

Good point.Golfing is a fun relaxing thing to do until you turn pro and it becomes your job.
RV travel is a fun enjoyable lifestyle until it becomes your life and the only way you live!
I'm not a pro golfer and I'm not a full timer. But I am aware that the lustre wears off real quick when there is no escape!


Whenever I hear the advice "find something you love to do and make it your career", I point out that in many cases, you love doing "that" because you have the choice. When "that" is suddenly mandated and put on a schedule, it very often becomes unenjoyable. And if "that" professionally includes a boss with ideas of their own, it can make things even less enjoyable.


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Both born in Morgan Hill, CA to Irv Perch (Daddy of the Aristocrat trailers)

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