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Old 12-21-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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Going full time

We will be leaving our beloved country estate in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and headed to Carlsbad, NM Desert next Friday! Its going to be full time for us at an Escapees park at least for a while. Duty calls in the oilfields (at least till I retire).
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:55 PM   #2
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Beloved country estate. I can relate to that. I’ve lived on the same 25 acre farm for all of my life. When I was a kid I remember looking through out board fence around our yard across the hay field and knew I wonted my house on a little rise on the back of our farm. I made one change, I put my home in the woods in place of the hay field. I had to build it myself and there are mistakes but most people couldn’t find them. It’s my little bit of heaven on earth.
Some day you will get back home until then enjoy full timeing.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:16 PM   #3
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Y’all will do just fine, Wife and I just started full time.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:16 PM   #4
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It really makes a difference if you have a nice neighbor. Guess you're out of luck
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:15 AM   #5
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We Went Fulltime - Aug 2017

We went Fulltime back in August 2017 and have never looked back. We sold our ranch in the Texas Hill Country; right on the Blanco River. Sold all the cattle and all our worldly possessions (with a few exceptions in storage). While we know we will one day need to get off the road we are going to enjoy this great country and see everything we can see while we can. I'm 81 and DW does most, if not all, of the driving.



I fought a war for this freedom/country and I am going to enjoy them now. I also lost great friends in the war and I am going to toast to them in as many places as I can.
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:53 AM   #6
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We went Fulltime back in August 2017 and have never looked back. We sold our ranch in the Texas Hill Country; right on the Blanco River. Sold all the cattle and all our worldly possessions (with a few exceptions in storage). While we know we will one day need to get off the road we are going to enjoy this great country and see everything we can see while we can. I'm 81 and DW does most, if not all, of the driving.

I fought a war for this freedom/country and I am going to enjoy them now. I also lost great friends in the war and I am going to toast to them in as many places as I can.
That decision took some courage from you guys. Good for the both of you.
I hope you guys get to see the US from one end to other several times!

And thank you for your service to our country.
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:16 PM   #7
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Thank you for your service as well!
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:18 PM   #8
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We went Fulltime back in August 2017 and have never looked back. We sold our ranch in the Texas Hill Country; right on the Blanco River. Sold all the cattle and all our worldly possessions (with a few exceptions in storage). While we know we will one day need to get off the road we are going to enjoy this great country and see everything we can see while we can. I'm 81 and DW does most, if not all, of the driving.



I fought a war for this freedom/country and I am going to enjoy them now. I also lost great friends in the war and I am going to toast to them in as many places as I can.
Bless you and yours. Thank you for your service!
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:26 PM   #9
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It really makes a difference if you have a nice neighbor. Guess you're out of luck
Actually I have met the neighbors next to us and they appear to be very nice, knowledgeable and helpful...........At least there is one upside to moving to the desert. I hear misery loves company LOL
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:48 AM   #10
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My neighbor is a Korean war vet. Myself Vet Nam

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Old 12-23-2018, 10:56 AM   #11
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Awheeler, I retired in 2006 and got the Monty then. Our goal was to see every national park in the country. We completed that in 2016. We had a few years with no/little travel, so if you fulltime, you should be able to see them all in 3-4 years. I love the mountains and countryside - not so much the cities. We live in a great country!!!!
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:50 PM   #12
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We finally sold our house after living about 9 months each year. So far we haven't missed the house but I do miss my shop.
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Old 12-30-2018, 03:04 PM   #13
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The nice thing about full time is you can change locations and neighbors as much as you want. Enjoy the experience and safe travels
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:59 PM   #14
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Congrats on becoming "full time". When we tell people that we RV full time there are two typical responses: either they say "I would love to do that" or "you are so brave". For those that understand, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't understand, no explanation is possible.
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:26 PM   #15
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We have camped beside many "full timers" over the years. More and more the last few years. It seems to be a quickly growing number. I think its wonderful for those who love the lifestyle.
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:38 PM   #16
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Wife and I sold our home in the hill country in central Texas 8 years ago and have never looked back. We now live in 3 different 5ers, two semi permanent and the third we travel the US in. We also spend 4-5 months a year in a long term rental casita in the mountains of central Mexico. No rving down here! We will be replacing our DRV in central Texas this spring
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:35 PM   #17
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Welcome to Full Timing. We have been on the 8 years. We like the park you going to. We saw more Roadrunners there than any place we have been. Enjoy!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:37 PM   #18
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We went full time in July 2018 and don't plan on looking back. Not being tied to a house that was seldom used is a great feeling.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:08 PM   #19
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We (my wife and I) sold our five-bedroom house in June 2016. We travelled in our 2006 Jayco 32 foot bunkhouse travel trailer for 4 months and enjoyed it. We settled down in a local RV park for the fall/winter not knowing that experience. 30% of the spaces in the park are for long-term rental. We also bought an apartment condo as insurance sake but stayed in our travel trailer. 2 of our daughters stayed in the apartment while going to university. Winter came with temperatures that year down to -8 C/17 F and we realized that if we were to continue this life experience, we required a better multi season unit. We found a 2 year old pre-owned Montana 3900FB and gave our other unit to our 3 daughters to use. Since then we haven’t looked back. My wife is experiencing a comradery with in this park she never experienced in our stick and mortar house neighbourhood. When time comes, we hook up and head out on a new adventure. This is a lifestyle we were not aware of fully but as time goes on (3 years so far) we are enjoying it more and more. We got a Montana unit that fortunately had no issues. We did change out the entry stairs, as they were very wobbly with the Mor-Ryde entry stairs and railing along with changing the water tank with a Truma On Demand water heater.
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:19 PM   #20
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My wife and I plan on semi full timing soon, I have less than two years of full-time work left than I will work part time or workamp if I feel like it, we have purchased 10 acres of land close to our house in eastern Washington state and will build a large shop that our Montana will fit inside, probably will sell our stick house in Spokane Wa and do some full-time traveling in 2021, if we get homesick we can come home to our shop on our land and build another house if we feel like it. Sounds like heaven to me, we will see how long we enjoy the hobo lifestyle. Hopefully we will make some of the club campouts. See you on the road.
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