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Future Full-time RVers Road vs. Roots

Paul and Lorrie
(Kansas City)

We are a future full-time RVer couple in our fifties that not only have grown children scattered all over the country, but also want to get out of our corporate jobs and have the freedom to live life on our terms. We are seven months into our planning, and hope to take off sometime late summer.


Our plan is to spend two months in each of the wonderful cities our children have settled in, Tampa, Portland, and Denver, and to be able to spend time with our family of brothers and sisters in southern California. We will also spend time at our home-base with one daughter still here, in Kansas City, where we will also enjoy the boating season.

Please see our blog. www.roadvsroots.com

We've been following your newsletters and appreciate all the incredible, wonderful advice and tips from your site. Thank you so much!

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Feb 26, 2012
How to Let Go of the Roots
by: Glenda

My husband and I are considering going full time in our 1996 Coachman Catalina travel trailer that we love, and buy a park model for my 87 mother to live in, also, in the same park. We are tired of the rat race and higher and higher bills. But, I am having trouble giving up my things, and mostly I am worried we won't find another RV in Florida for the winter months because our park is only open April thru October. Can you give me some ease on this matter and assist me in my decisions? Thanks.

Coleen, the RVing editor comments:

Which of your things do you really want to keep? You could put them in storage for a while. Paying just to have them, month after month, will help you decide which things are really important to you and which things you would be happy to do without.

As for finding another RV…. There are many RVs and RV parks in Florida. You can find one.

You indicate that you aren't happy with your life now. You might be happy full-time RVing. Why not take the chance to find out?

Making the change to full-time RVing doesn't need to be a permanent thing. If for some reason you decide you don't like it, you can always go back to living in a regular house.

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