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Hope to be a Full Timer

Phyllis

I don't even have an RV yet. I am going to look at one tomorrow. If I get it, then I am going to have to figure out the rest of my plan. I wonder if my cats will be okay traveling?


I plan on finding a spot I really like and staying there until I have seen everything of interest.

I live in California, so I will travel up and down the coast, depending on the weather.

I will also go to La Crosse, Wisconsin, in August, to see my mom on her 100th birthday.

I am buying an old Ford RV for not much money. They say it runs really good. The air conditioner works great.

So, this is the first page of my adventure. I hope it becomes real and that you will hear from me again with good news.

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Oct 27, 2012
Happy Travels
by: Diana

Good luck with your new adventure. I, too, have the hope and dream of joining you and others on the road. At present, I am living with my dad who will be 87 next month. Be safe and happy trails!

Oct 27, 2012
Sounds Good.
by: Anonymous

Good luck in your adventures. We have been fulltiming for about a year now, and we are happy we made that decision. We are spending the winter in the hill country of Texas. You mentioned the question of traveling with cats. We don't have any animals, but we have talked with several people who are, and they seem to adjust just fine. I wish you much happiness in your RV life. Be safe and happy trails.

Oct 28, 2012
Helpful Hints from a Full Timer
by: mike c

If you don't want to end up buying 2 rigs over time, buy a bigger one than you think you need, if you have the towing capacity. I have ended up wasting a lot of money buying several rigs. The point is over time the space gets smaller as stuff accumulates and walls seem to close in, if you spend too much time in it.

Recommendation: Sleep and eat in it, and make a good awning setup to spend time outside. That is what makes us last long times. I live in a 40 foot converted Greyhound, and even at 40 ft. it gets small at times with three.

Also, setup a comfort spot. Mine is my bed with 6 pillows and a 42 in. flat screen and shelf for goodies all within reach.

Also, make up little projects to do to it and you will have a blast living in it.

Oct 29, 2012
Congrats!
by: Carol Ann Quibell

Phyllis,

Good for you! I wish you all the best and commend you for taking the initiative and following your dream. You can do it!

Dec 18, 2012
Helpful Hints by Another Full-Timer
by: Anonymous

Buy used. You can save a bundle. You may be like Mike and want a big RV. Or, you may be like us, and want a smaller RV. We downsized. A 32 foot travel trailer was too big for us. We never wanted to move it because it was a headache to tow and park. We got rid of it and bought a small trailer and now we can go anywhere. You don't know what you want until you try it.

Clean out the stuff you don't use and get rid of it. Stuff does accumulate.

Your cat will be fine. Don't let her loose outside. She may get lost and never come back, not knowing where home is. If she likes to go outside, put her in a harness and take her for walks.

Good luck. See you on the trail.

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