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Author Topic: Time it took to adjust to full time living  (Read 489 times)

rollindowntheroad

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Time it took to adjust to full time living
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:25:36 PM »
Hello all!  I am curious to know how long it took you to adjust to full time living in your RV?  I know I will get a wide variety of answers.  I want to full time when I retire, have never owned an RV before.  Currently thinking I will get a used, gas, 30' - 35', motor home.

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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 03:39:01 PM »
About a half an hour.
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 03:56:42 PM »
About a half an hour.

Haha  Winner already.

Good topic, I'm interested in hearing some more answers myself.  We've got about six years before we are no longer chained to the jobs.
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 05:01:57 PM »

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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 05:07:39 PM »
You have never RV'd before. Are you alone? Do you have family?
These will help determine if you will ever enjoy RVing.
My wife has family so I fly her home every Christmas to be with family and we come to Syracuse every summer to be with her family.
Me I would stay out west if  I could but her companionship and love out weigh the downsides.
So I make the trip
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rollindowntheroad

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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 07:25:25 PM »
Are you alone? Do you have family?

I am alone, no significant other.  I have a daughter who lives in Northern Illinois.]

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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 07:28:35 PM »
You should hire one for a week or so if you can afford it.  At least you can get a feel for what it is like. 

Are you planning to move around the country or stay longer term in one or several locations?

Will you tow a car or not?
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darsben

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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 07:31:29 PM »
Are you alone? Do you have family?

I am alone, no significant other.  I have a daughter who lives in Northern Illinois.]


I would consider volunteering at our national forests. You get space, water and electric for some work each week. You will meet lots of people
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 07:35:49 PM »
You should hire one for a week or so if you can afford it.  At least you can get a feel for what it is like. 
lmao! I have so many responses. You Jackie are the coolest chick ever!
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 07:40:24 PM »
lmao! I have so many responses. You Jackie are the coolest chick ever!


Jeff, she meant rent an RV, not a family   ;)
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2018, 07:46:26 PM »
My bad....  8)
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 10:10:13 PM »
About a half an hour.

You took the words right out of my mouth LOL!
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 12:34:19 AM »
First, decide if it's even possible. You need to stitch together a budget for travel, food, gas, RV parks, repairs, and fun (just to name a few).   Some folks live on a shoe string budget and need to spend many nights in WalMart parking lots and BLM land just to make ends meet. Some only like high end RV resorts. 

It is very flexible, but it's rarely "cheap".  Decide on your disposable income, and that will give you an idea of how possible it may be.
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 10:43:39 PM »
lmao! I have so many responses. You Jackie are the coolest chick ever!
Gee thanks Jeff 😊
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2018, 10:55:46 AM »
About a half an hour.

Wife and I had planned on it for.. Many years.  When we finally got to it... i'm not sure it even took that long... but well. Sounds good to me

1 Hour was time from Old Home to Campground.
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 12:05:23 PM »

Jeff, she meant rent an RV, not a family   ;)
I did? 😁😁
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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 02:18:01 PM »
I'd rather you offend me with the truth than appease me with a lie.

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Re: Time it took to adjust to full time living
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 03:59:35 PM »
American vs. British English.  In America, you hire a person and rent an object.  I'm not sure where the dividing line is in the Olde Country.
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