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Old 09-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Retirement Spaces for Fiver in US??

We're 6yrs away from full timing in our 2014 38' Montana from Seattle. We've kicked around the idea of purchasing a slab somewhere in the Arizona area (or anywhere in USA)for a landing spot. My wife is 10yrs younger and she's scared about not having a home base cause "I'm the driver". Granted I'm ONLY 57 but appeasing her and making an investment for retirement might not be a bad idea. Any suggestions for locations that accept beautiful Fivers in the USA????
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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We are considering what you are suggesting and are looking earnestly at RV lots in Florida. I have also entertained thoughts about having a site in the west as well. Although we have no intentions of giving up our home base, (can't give up the river view!), we are thinking along your lines for long-timing purposes during the cold winter months. There is a lot of information that is available on the internet, including realtors who specialize in RV lots in retirement communities.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:38 AM   #3
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I would take your time and start the fulltiming first before you buy and regret where you end up. We have been fulltiming now over 3 yrs. and every time we think of doing what you are saying we find a better place or glad we hadn't made that move. Things change a lot out here on the road. Just make sure first is my suggestion.

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Old 09-12-2013, 04:21 AM   #4
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I would echo that. There is no substitute for research and then trying it out. Many places lease out spots not in use and you can see if you fit with the community and the folks in the resort. The great thing about RVing is, if you don't like your neighbors put the key in the ignition and move. That ends when you own the spot.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:37 AM   #5
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There are facilities such as you describe in just about every state we have traveled in, particularly in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, and Alabama to name a few.
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Jaybird, here is a link that may help
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:37 AM   #7
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Jaybird, I bought 2 acres in Park county Colorado about 15 years ago with the intent of building and retiring to it. I made it into a fantastic RV lot with everything except septic. In another week I will close on the sale of said property. Your plans will change over time. The property was at 9850 ft. We couldn't breathe, too isolated, too cold, doctors too far away etc. Take your time and check out some defferent areas.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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Agreed!
Research is your friend. This may be appealing at some point but it would have to fill EVERY square to get me to commit. I believe I'd have to be ready to end my days on the road.


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Jaybird, I bought 2 acres in Park county Colorado about 15 years ago with the intent of building and retiring to it. I made it into a fantastic RV lot with everything except septic. In another week I will close on the sale of said property. Your plans will change over time. The property was at 9850 ft. We couldn't breathe, too isolated, too cold, doctors too far away etc. Take your time and check out some defferent areas.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #9
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We have an RV lot we use as a home base, but it's on two city lots with only one neighbor on one side. City water and sewer and hookups for 2 rv's. In my opinion owning my own RV park is better than sharing one with many others. The problem is that many towns won't let you live in your RV so once again careful research is necessary.
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Spend some time traveling. Visit the places you want, worry about a home base when you have seen everything you want
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We own our lot in Florida and are very happy that we do. Everyone needs a place they can have a little down time. Many of our friends own several lots and rent them out for the season at great prices. I would advise you to try that in a few different areas to be sure this is where you want to be.. In our case, we would have jumped at a chance to be on a nice beach in a busy area but are so glad we waited to know that is not what we really wanted.. We bought in a quieter area right on a river in the National Forest but are less then an hour from all the beaches and busy areas. That has worked well for us and when we leave, we do not have to worry about hurricanes .

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Google "best states to retire in" and look for taxing structures as well as "a nice place to spend the winter". Some states tax the heck out of your retirement pention and SS. A few years ago the worst state for taxing retirement was Nebraska, of all places. Some will not tax at all. Good reading.... also there is the issue of your RV licencing fees and taxes.

Also: http://money.usnews.com/money/retire...security-taxes
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We have been members of the Escapees RV Club for 20 years. They have things called Co-op's and Parks. You buy in, the lot has a value and then you pay for the improvements. A example is the Co-op @ Hondo Texas. Nice in the winter, a bit warm in the summer. You live in your RV or put a Park Model on the lot and store the RV in storage.

At Hondo, you get 100% or so of your money back when you sell.

We had a lot at both Hondo and Sutherland, Or. We kept them for about 4 years then sold them both.

We bought a moble home in Springfield, Mo. We base out of here, the hospital is 10 minutes, the airport is 15 minutes and being a town of 150,000 they have lots of shopping, However, the traffic is never a issue. We live in the county and it is like living in the country only close to town.

We fulltimed for 10 years.

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