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Old 06-18-2018, 10:37 AM   #1
GreG L.
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Currently have a 2017 Torque toy hauler, thought bringing the bike was what we wanted, now it looks like full time or as close as we can get to it with a house on each coast, will probably get rid of one because at 67 I cant visualize not having a home to fall back on, would love to hear thoughts on that.

Just bought a 2018 Chevy. 3500 DRW in anticipation of a 3701LK, I wanted the 3791, lots of storage, but happy Wife happy life in confined quarters.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:55 AM   #2
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DW likes the 37011LK, but not being able to get the refer without opening slides and having to create a sewer system would make it a hard choice. We are short time vacationers, so usefulness on the road is a big factor.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:18 PM   #3
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Greg,

Welcome to the forum! Always nice to have a S&B to fall back on.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:50 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Yes we kept one of the homes in a lower tax state than CA. Even though we have a business in CA. Nice to have a stick home to come back to.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:04 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! We've been full time for 8 years now and couldn't be happier we don't have a house. We do own two different home bases (RV lots) one of which will be our place to permanently park when we can't stay on the road any longer.
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:51 PM   #6
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No house other than the monte. Into year six now.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:50 PM   #7
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We have a home in a colder Midwest State. We go South for the winter, which is fun. But when we return home, it feels good to stretch out in more spacious accomodations. We both have crafty hobbies and are glad to get back to them in the spring. We've been spending our winters in our RV for the past 9 years in the South. We've made a lot of friends doing this. We notice the older ones and those with life changing health problems usually gravitate back to where they have family when their RV'ing is over. And if that means returning to the colder climates, it's much easier in a house than in an RV. It's a tough decision to make when you have to admit you can't navigate the RV anymore. And we have seen some store their RV's in the South where they winter while they return home to Minnesota so they don't have to pull the RV.

If you're pinching pennies and selling the house so you can buy the RV, like a lot do, that's OK. And when you can't RV anymore, you're thinking of buying or renting a duplex, that's OK. It's usually very tramatic selling all of those personal posessions when selling your house. But when you're done fulltimming and wanting to buy back into some kind of fixed housing, the RV you're getting rid of will not retain the value that you put into it like the house would have. But if you kept your house like we are, you have to discount the upkeep, the utilities, taxes, etc. from the value of the house you held onto.

In our case, when we're done RV'ing, we'll probably have to get rid of the house anyway becasue we won't be able to navigate the steps anymore. That day's comming.

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:10 PM   #8
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Had a house, RVers part time. Decided to sell the house, went full time for six years. Never missed and enjoyed the freedom of no house. After six years of full timing, bought our lake home and snowbird in Florida. No regrets. Different strokes for different folks at different times.
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