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SeaMoon

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Hi, everyone! I am Tai from northern Illinois (38/F). I haven't purchased my RV yet, but I am on a "3-year plan" to free myself of debt and superfluous material possessions in order to obtain this goal. My new theme song is "Movin' On" by Rascal Flatts.

In a nutshell, my 15 yr old daughter has decided to relocate to Minnesota with her father, which triggered a long bout of introspection on my part. I realized that I am in a town that I do not consider "home", living in my 35th domicile.
I have never had "roots", and now I am the only person that has anything to say about my future destinations.

A gypsy at heart, I will be purchasing a Class A in 3 years, and look forward to seeing much more of our beautiful America.
As a 911 Dispatcher, I think it's safe to assume I will be able to find work fairly easily. I hope to work fulltime and explore my new surroundings on my weekends, then unhook and move on a year or so later. Who knows, maybe I'll find a place I would feel comfortable calling "home" on a more permanent basis. I will be the embodiment of the phrase "Home is where you hook-up!" 

My URL is http://www.myspace.com/t9a1r1a, and if you all don't mind, I will primarily observe here at the RV Forum, getting to know some terminology, hints, tips, advice, that sort of thing. I doubt I'll have much to contribute, not being an actual owner yet, but if I see something I can help with, I'll certainly chime in!

Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings...
Safe travels, everyone!

Tai... aka SeaMoon
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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Welcome, Tai/Seamoon. And you are certainly welcome to observe (we call it "lurking") and learn, but please feel free to ask questions as well.

For your intended style of travel, a trailer would be more cost effective. It costs far less to maintain and insure while parked for long term stays. A large trailer usually offers a bit more living space as well.  Since you would only be moving once every year or so, the added travel convenience of a motorhome  is of little extra value to you.  But it's mostly a matter of personal preference.

With a trailer you would be driving a diesel van or pick-up truck as your daily driver. With the motorhome you could use a smaller vehicle that  you towed with the motorhome when you moved on.
 

Ron

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Welcome to the RV Forum. Please look around the forum,  join in on any of the on going discussions, start new discussions, or ask questions. Thanks for joining us.
 

Karl

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Tai,
Welcome to the RV Forum, and lurk around as much as you wish. Our group has a wide variety of past and present rv'ing experience; from small pop-up travel trailers to 40+ foot land yachts and more! Ask and learn, and try to be as detailed as you can with your questions. :)
 

RVTraveler

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Tai, loved your website. Was that done through MySpace? I myself am originaly from the capital of IL. My husband and I started full-timing over a year ago after selling our business. You can learn so much from these good folks all about RVing. I know I have. Wellcome to this board.
 

ArdraF

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Tai,

Welcome!  You might find interesting some of the threads started by other women who also intend to RV solo.  They provide a wealth of experience from the female viewpoint, including safety, pros and cons of various issues, and the like.

ArdraF
 

Shayne

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Ahhh to be from ILLINOIS,    as far from as possible.  If I didn't have to go back to please the wife, if I never went back it would be 37 yrs to dang soon.  Love it here is AZ, but you never know, just might move on.
 

Jeff

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Shayne:

Illinois is a great state and filled with our friends and family so we love to go there.

Just not in February (or July). ;D ;D
 
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