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PatrioticStabilist

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2013, 02:56:31 PM »
Well I'm envious is all I can say.

Enjoy and it sounds like all of you are.

Gail and Jack

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2013, 11:09:25 AM »
Who - Just the two of us ad our two dogs
What - 2013 39' Montana 5th wheel with 3 slides pulled by Ford F450
When - we are new...started full timing June 29, 2013
Where - Spent 3 months at a CG in Topsail, NC getting comfortable and tying up some loose ends.  Got on the road 1 week ago!  Have been in 3 CG in 2 states and heading out again tomorrow, with a few more states planned over the next 2 months.  Then Christmas with family, then to Florida to set up domicile,.
Gail and Jack Ward

Currently - Topsail, North Carolina
2013 Montana 3900FB
2008 F450 4x4 Dually


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ccmacon

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2013, 08:15:57 PM »
Who - Just two of us
What- 2012 Sunnybrook 3250re,2005 2500 Chevy Duramax
When - July 2011 to present
Where- all over US, now northern Iowa
« Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 08:46:28 PM by ccmacon »
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DakotaRed

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2013, 09:51:42 PM »
Who - Larry & Kathy with our dog Dakota
What - 2011 Tiffin Allegro RED - 38feet - (currently watching our new coach being built - another Tiffin)
When - started full-time October 2011
Where - all around the continental U.S. Starting out in northeast but concentrating last year out west. Back east right now taking care of business.
Camp Numbers - not sure of the exact number, but a lot. We stayed at a campground in Idaho this year for 2 months, but usually stay a couple of weeks to a month at places.


I believe I am unusual (no comments) in that we are full-timers, but I still work full-time from the coach. I know there are a few of us on this forum.
Dakota with Larry & Kathy Belikoff
fulltiming since 10-11-2011
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Demco tow, AFO
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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2013, 12:03:22 PM »
Who - Dave, Carol (my wife) and Kathy (Carol's twin sister) plus Shadow, Peaches and Duchess
What - 1988 Travelcraft 36' no slides - 1992 Saturn SC1
When - started full-time March 2010
Where - We work kamp quite a bit but manage about 10 to 12 campgrounds a year
Dave, Carol (DW), Kathy (SIL and Carol's twin), Shadow (he's a silver back terrier/poodle and we're his people) Peaches (a miniature dachshund) and Duchess (she's a Pekingese/Pomeranian)
Oh, and "R Lady Liberty" our 36' Travelcraft Class A

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2013, 02:46:13 PM »
Thanks for the replies, it's fun to see the results.  :)
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USA-RVNomads

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2013, 07:35:38 PM »

WHO (how many people and pets live and travel with you) 2 adults and 2 cats.
WHAT (size, age and type of rig and toads) '04 38' HR Ambassador w/06 Saturn Ion
WHEN (when you became a fulltimer and when you stopped being a fulltimer if you have) July 2012
CAMP NUMBERS (number of different campgrounds or RV spots you overnighted in the last 12 months) As of today, here is where we have been since starting.
We're currently working our way to Florida for business and a vacation, then heading towards Texas...possibly wintering there.


Neenah, Wisconsin
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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2013, 06:37:04 AM »
Who lives with me in this motor home

Alex and Amber... My Cats.

They have two jobs

Purring, and keeping mice out.. And they are very good at it.. Even if they would rather the mice come in and join with them for lunch.
Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business
My Home is where I park it.

mike and pat

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2013, 01:30:14 PM »
WHO:  Mike and Pat (Humans) 1 dog, 3 cats and a bird
WHAT: 2004 Itasca Meridian 39k
When: We started fulltiming nov 2004 but still work fulltime (except Pat retires today)
Where: We move between parks but still do 12 14 different ones a year.
Driver MIKE   Navigator PAT 
2004 Itasca Meridian 39k (330 CAT), 2009 Saturn Outlook Toad
3 tonkonese cats (Socrates, Kiira and Tiberius), 1 Miniature Schnauzer (Maximus), 1 Cockatiel (Fred)

johnhicks

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2013, 10:53:48 PM »
  Awright I reckon we need to play too. Although we've never met DearMissMermaid she's inspiring. Life is goof!

  The ship is a 1993 HR Imperial DP, named "The Queen's Barge."

  The crew is us two humans, one huge fatcat and two kittens.

  Although we have a relatively permanent spot here in North Georgia, 28F last night tells me we need to motorvate southward. This year is different; no reservations and no committments. And how can Floridiots be snowbirds?

hdrider

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2013, 09:41:24 PM »
 There are 2 of us and our Golden Retriever
 We started our fulltime travels in November of 2012
  We are in a 40' Tiffin Motor Home
 And we have been at 56 campgrounds in the last 11 months.
Dave & Diane
2014 Tiffin 42LH
2012 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited
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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2013, 09:45:51 PM »
I love all these replies!  ;D

I thought a ton of fulltimers would flood this thread but then again, since I started back traveling around after my workamping, I've had very little time for internet and many campgrounds were in the boonies where neither my cell or air card worked. 

Soooooooo... I got to thinking maybe a lot of fulltimers are busy and out of range too.
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Pack half the stuff and twice the cash.
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jnlo2000

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2013, 11:02:16 AM »
Who: Jim and Lee, Abby (mini schnauzer) and Buster (pekingnese)
What: 2013 38' Redwood FW pulled by Big blue 2012 F350 Duelly
When: started full time in April 2012
Camp Numbers:  currently workamping summer 2012 and again this summer. Our winter travels have put us in approximately 12-14 overnight or less than a week stays in campgrounds. Usually parked from April-November for workamping and then winter we play and explore :).
Sold everything we own last year, packed up the rig and hit the road and haven't looked back.
Happy travels everyone!!!
Jim and Lee Ann
And our pups Buster and Abby
US Navy Retired
"He Flies, She Supplies"
2012 F350 DRW 
2013 Redwood 36RL
2014 Ford Explorer Sport

johnhicks

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2013, 11:16:59 PM »
  I don't think there are as many fulltimers as you thought, and what percentage of them are on this bbs? Same as there are oodles of sailors but how many are liveaboards and how many of those are on the bbs.

  I'm surprised you got the response you did, narrowing it down to liveaboards who actually slip their dock lines and put to sea. Or RVers so to speak.

  Looks to me that by far most fulltimers are simply snowbirds, just squatting in one place for the winter and another place for the summer. If that's what they like more power to 'em but vacation homes would probably be lots cheaper.

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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2013, 11:44:53 PM »

  Looks to me that by far most fulltimers are simply snowbirds, just squatting in one place for the winter and another place for the summer. If that's what they like more power to 'em but vacation homes would probably be lots cheaper.

John:

I'm not sure how the image you have of full timing occurred but we spent the first six years of retirement as full timers. In that time we traveled 110,000 miles in our 2001 Tradewinds covering most of the US, Mexico as far south as Matzatlan and Cabo, Alaska, Newfoundland and Labrador, and most states and provinces in between.

As I have stated in our discussions we never felt alone on the road because of our Forum friends, many who were (and still are) full timers. We are now snowbirds in Surprise, AZ for 6 months every winter but still average over 10,000 miles a year in our m/h the rest of the year. Another 100k or so will probably cover us for big DPs.

It is true that many of us find a home base convenient as we age a bit but there are many becoming full timers to take our place each month. We began full timing as retirees but each year we meet many who have combined full timng with specialty careers that have then moving about.
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Re: Fulltimers That Travel
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2013, 07:57:33 PM »
I always enjoy this forum when I visit it - but I get out of the habit until something reminds me of it!   We've been fulltiming 6 months and loving it.

WHO: Just us two - no criters
WHAT: 2008 F350 pulling a 2007 35' Hitchhiker 5ver
WHEN: Celebrating 6 months on the road in just a few days
CAMP NUMBERS: In 6 months we've had about 26 stops - however, that's going to slow down for the winter as we'll be staying close to Houston for the next 5 or 6 months
2008 6.4L SRW F-350 Diesel - 2007 Hitchhiker  - http://travel.pastorscott.com

 

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