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trvlnthrds

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2011, 11:00:37 AM »
We both sold our homes and rv'd as singles. Met in Quartzsite, AZ and after a year traded both rigs in for an "OUR" rig. We will continue traveling until we settle down in an SKP Park in Yuma for the winters and have an acre of land in Showlow to park on for the summers. If we cannot physically move ourselves we will hire it done or have friend or family do it. There is always CARE at the Escapees in Livingston, TX. for the real END.

PopPop51

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2011, 12:57:00 PM »
Interesting that everyone seems to only be considering buying, and by implication only a single-family house, when they stop full-timing. What are your thoughts on renting a house or apartment at that time?
Paul--
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Utclmjmpr

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2011, 04:06:44 PM »
Renting is just buying a house for someone else.>>>Dan :-\
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Marsha/CA

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2011, 07:24:46 PM »
Interesting that everyone seems to only be considering buying, and by implication only a single-family house, when they stop full-timing. What are your thoughts on renting a house or apartment at that time?

Actually renting was the suggestion I read in a "not too long ago" article in the AARP magazine.  The suggestion was if you were on a limited budget and wanted to scale down, then sell the house, put the money in the bank and rent an apartment or a condo.  You have no upkeep, no taxes and don't have to sell it when you can't stay in the apartment/condo any longer. 

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Utclmjmpr

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2011, 09:40:36 PM »
Your also probably not going to live long enough to pencil it out.>>>Dan
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jmarxen

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2011, 08:07:42 PM »
An apartment is out of the question - been there done that. We both agree on that. Having the wrong neighbors can be a pain, which in our lives, the times we have lived in an apartment before buying/building, has been the usual. We also found apartments tend to be more for the younger crowd who love to party.

We have also looked at other options that folks have indicated - buying a piece of land, either putting a manufactured home, park model or parking the RV on it. We've been told we would have to be careful to check zoning, perk tests for septic/water table depth for well drilling and of course power.

trvlnthrds mentioned escapee's CARE at Livingston TX for the END. We found that interesting, and looks difficult to be "admitted". They only indicated 48 residents but I wasn't sure if that was the number who were still in their RV's. Given we're from the baby boomer generation, we expect there would be a waiting list 12,000 long when the time came.

If we couldn't travel in the RV, then a house rental may be an option. As many have stated, plans can change, cross the bridge when you come to it. A lot can change in a few years.

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PancakeBill

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2011, 09:03:09 PM »
Jolene told me today that a lakefront lot and put a yurt on it.  I am not quite signed up on that one yet.
Bill & Jolene W & Koda

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Jeff

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2011, 12:30:57 AM »
Bill:

Sue would let me do that and ir would only have to be big enough for one. :D

PancakeBill

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Re: After Fulltiming, Then What?
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2011, 08:35:42 AM »
Jeff, that is funny! 

We have the yurts up at Yellowstone, at least we did, not sure if they stayed for winter or not.   They are pretty neat, and can be finished out nicely.    I like the idea of a lake lot.

Bill & Jolene W & Koda

Old Faithful, Yellowstone Association Bookstore
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