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toedtoes

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Posted: 02/13/22 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know fulltiming is not for me. While I love to go off and see the world, I also love coming home. I love my campers as they let me get away. But I love my house too.

When I drive off with my campers, I have a sense of adventure and excitement. When I arrive home, I have a sense of contentment and peace. I prefer to keep both senses.


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I think being retired and full timing would not be a good thing for me.
but I can see how it would appeal to others

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Alex and Tee

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The resort we are in is fabulous if you are a full time retiree. 4 pools, hot tub, bistro, library, 18 hole par 3 golf course, wood shop, lapidary shop, silversmith shop, pottery shop, sewing building, billiard and dart room, softball field, tennis, pickle ball, lawn bowling, card rooms horse shoes. I’m sure I am missing things but if you are bored here it’s your own fault.

There are many homes being put in here (12-1300 sq ft) and I think it will become more homes than RV spots at some point. The biggest down side to me is you can only rent your lot, never own like where my parents live in FL. People are super friendly. Most from the midwest and Canada. I think if we were both full time retired it would be a great place. We considered getting a house here but what they are charging ( around $200,000 - -$240,000) we could by a couple of acres and the same manufactured home for $75,000 less.


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toedtoes

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Alex and Tee wrote:

The resort we are in is fabulous if you are a full time retiree. 4 pools, hot tub, bistro, library, 18 hole par 3 golf course, wood shop, lapidary shop, silversmith shop, pottery shop, sewing building, billiard and dart room, softball field, tennis, pickle ball, lawn bowling, card rooms horse shoes. I’m sure I am missing things but if you are bored here it’s your own fault.



Being bored at such a resort isn't anybody's fault. There are many people who simply do not enjoy the social part of resorts. For me, the only item on that list that is attractive to me is the library and I can get that from my kindle anywhere I go. My interests lie in different areas that are not common in resort settings. Not the fault of the resort and not my fault.

But that doesn't mean resorts are bad. They are great for those who enjoy them.

The OP never said they didn't like the resort. He simply noted that due to their work, they weren't able to enjoy what the resort had to offer. No fault laid.

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We don’t exactly full time. With 2 houses in NC, one in WV, and 2 in the Baltimore area we have plenty to go home to. But for 21 years since I retired we wore out one DP and this one is near 100K. Work?, forget it and give someone else a chance.

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Alex and Tee,

You will take a loss if you sell the coach, or you might just find a storage lot and only use it a few thousand miles a year like most of the owners...

You are still ahead of some friends of mine. They sold out of their real estate and were going to live aboard (full time) on his sailboat. Then we heard that she was back in town on her own. I still hear from him, but I have never asked what happened. I do know that they are still on speaking terms.

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At least you now know what you know. We lease a seasonal site in NC but we do own the rv up there but after a month we do enjoy coming home to our nest. 9 hour drive and we are there or home. Good Luck!


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I won’t sell it for a loss. Don’t think there is any reason to. It’s a 2022 with the 26,000 lb chassis and liquid springs and only has 5000 miles on it. If I can’t at least get what I owe on it I’ll continue to suck it up and live in it for awhile longer. We aren’t desperate and our site is paid until November with options for two more years at $4500 per year.

Dutch_12078

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My wife and I have been fulltiming and quite mobile since 2010 after buying our first motorhome in 2005. Until we scaled back in 2017, we were both putting in 40-50 hours week working online from our motorhome. In 2017 we decided to cut back to just a few select clients that took no more than 10-15 hours a week combined. Now that I'm a few weeks shy of turning 79, and my wife's health is failing, we've dropped all work and are just enjoying our travels while we still can. We're quite in agreement that we're not ready to hang up the keys just yet, but we know it's coming. Our "exit plan" is waiting for us in the form of our lakeside family cottage in the Southern Adirondacks near our two daughters.

The point of all this is that our first year fulltiming we questioned our decision to do it several times and almost quit a couple of times, usually after fixing some significant problem with our motorhome. Every time we sat down and weighed the pros and cons though, the pros came out on top. All these years later, we would not give up the many great memories and experiences along with some really fantastic friends we've made along the way for anything. I agree with others that fulltiming certainly is not for everyone, but we are very grateful that we didn't give in to the moment during that first year and give it up.


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To add to this. It’s nice to get home to a real kitchen and bathroom. Having my own yard with a pool and hot tub. Letting the dog run the yard and not having to pick it up immediately is something you don’t know you miss till they are gone. After 2 1/2 weeks on the road I love getting home, and we have a nice size class A.


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