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Mel B.
11-12-2017, 10:35 AM
Hi,
My wife and I are in our mid fifties, We have always dreamed of living in and traveling the united states in a 5th wheel. Well the time for us has come. We are debating on weather to sell our house in Ca. or rent it for a year and then decide. We both feel selling our home would give us that FREE feeling, and allow us to be completely debt free, with a very large bank account from the sale of our home, Also we own acreage in northern Washington state and we will at a minimum build a pole barn and maybe a small home in the future. With all that said why do I have a knot in my stomach when I think of selling our home, and kind of feeling like we will be homeless? I feel like we should be thanking god that we are able to retire at this age. Does everyone feel this way? Did any of you regret it. We both feel this way, we both also feel that selling the house now would allow us to buy another house should we see something we love.(but not really planning on that yet) the kids are grown and live local, so we won't miss our kids near as much as our 6 grand kids LOL. But we feel that it may actually allow more quality time when we visit. Ant thoughts and your story would be great. We've rented a 10x20 storage and are trying to get down to just 10x10. I also have 25' boat that I use in the great pacific ocean, I hate to sell it but dose it make since to pay to store it? Were planning on being out of our house by 01/2018 weather we sell or rent it out. I have a lot more questions but I'll read your stories first.
Thank you, Mel

P.S. We both love to hunt and fish. If we sell the house, what's the process for hunting and fishing license's in different states? Are we still from Ca. and need to buy out of state tags?

Slufoot733
11-12-2017, 11:32 AM
Wow, that's a very 'multi point' question Mel. My wife and I are in our late 60's. We own a home and travel in our fiver when the weather permits. We also enjoy cruising, occasionally.
We know several couples who are full timers and they all seem to love it. We have thought about what it would be like but we keep coming back to the issue you mention in your question above. To sell your house/property and go full time takes a serious commitment to that life style. We could never do it because we both have too many other interests/hobbies. For example, Lynn quilts. She has several specialty sewing machines and tons of supplies (fabric, batting, threads of all kinds). I build model trains and restore vintage garden tractors. Being a full timer would never allow for these activities. It would be impossible for us to give up these things we love to do.
On the other hand, going full time for a dedicated period, say two or three years, then settling down in your home might be something to consider. You could really see this wonderful country in the time allotted.
You're going to have to give this decision some serious thought. Once you take that BIG step, undoing it is not an option.
Best of luck on your future.

DQDick
11-12-2017, 11:54 AM
Went full time in 2012 and we have only one major regret: That we didn't do it a lot sooner.

Twopetes
11-12-2017, 11:57 AM
The thought of FT is romantic and exciting but not having a base to return to and spend time with the family does not work for us. We plan on traveling 6 months out of the year, possibly workamping in the winter. Both my wife and I have many hobbies that are not possible if we were "home-less". So as exciting as it seems, I think each person needs to take a careful and serious look at what they want to be doing in 6 months or a year. If not having a S&B base what you want? Can you give up all your things and family and friends? You can always go on the road for several months and see if it fits your wants.

For us, we want a base for family. We lived away from the kids and friends for 15 years in SC. Loved the location, but missed the grands. So Part time will be our life. Make your choice, Good luck

Clays390
11-12-2017, 12:28 PM
My wife and I have been full time for 2 years now. Since I am retired military we have lived in California, Japan, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maine. We have family and friends in all these places and have not really formed any attachment to any one location. We are now able to move as we wish to spend time with the ones we love. Wish we had done it sooner but everyone situation is different.

airboatart
11-12-2017, 01:27 PM
We went full time four years ago, sold SB home 2years ago don't miss it at all. I also own a boat i keep it at my daughter's house and use it when we are in Fla. We also use her house as our home base.

CaptnJohn
11-12-2017, 01:41 PM
WE dumped the high tax state and moved to the southern NC coast. We travel 6 - 7 months a year. I own an indoor boat slip to keep the boat in and fish the Atlantic June/July/August when CGs are busiest. Kids visit NC, we can travel to them, and their are airplanes for the times wifey needs a grandchild fix.

1retired06
11-12-2017, 05:18 PM
Six years fulltiming, no regrets for that timeframe in our lives

richfaa
11-12-2017, 05:23 PM
Can only tell you what we did. We did not sell our S&B and most of our possessions. We thought of it but decided to take a one year test of the full timing lifestyle. We found that the full time life style was not for us.We kept the S&B. We spend 6 months in the winter in Florida or wherever it does not snow and we return to our S&B and use it as a base for our summer travel. We have covered over 100K miles since 2006 and covered every state.

When we are done traveling our S &B is there.My advise would be to think your choices over carefully.IMO the financial aspect is most important. What can you afford to do.

Mudchief
11-12-2017, 05:55 PM
In 2010 our house burned down and we went full time. After 2 1/2 years we decided it was not for us. It is a lot cheaper to full time if you don't own a house. What we did was put the money from our house in a CD and did not touch it. Then when we decided not to full time anymore we had the money to purchase a new house.

mtlakejim
11-12-2017, 07:30 PM
We are a few years from retirement, however we already travel a LOT so I don't think the transition will be that big of an issue for us. I don't think we will ever sell our current home as it is paid off and in a low cost of living and rural area (Arkansas Ozarks). While I have to say that I was very impressed by some of the scenery in California, I can't imagine being based there with the high taxes and cost of living. If I was you I would consider relocating my residence to a state that is more retiree friendly (I hear Florida is a great choice for that--we are even looking at living there long enough when we retire to establish residence). That doesn't mean that you can't go back to California for extended visits or even buy a small lot there for the 5th wheel. But wouldn't it be nice if the state wasn't so deep in your pocket book? Then again Washington State for the summer and Florida for the winter sounds mighty good and you can always use that boat in the Gulf of Mexico where the fishing is fantastic!

richfaa
11-13-2017, 07:11 AM
We winter in Florida Mid Oct to Mid April. Summers in Florida are brutal very hot, very humid. Winters are great. I would consider choosing a State other than Calif as your Domicile because of the very high cost of living. Northern Ohio has a low cost of living compared t o many other States and it would be of little financial benefit for us to domicile in any other state. We are Florida residents but our domicile remains in Northern Ohio.

roothoss1282
11-13-2017, 07:46 AM
We winter in Florida Mid Oct to Mid April. Summers in Florida are brutal very hot, very humid. Winters are great. I would consider choosing a State other than Calif as your Domicile because of the very high cost of living. Northern Ohio has a low cost of living compared t o many other States and it would be of little financial benefit for us to domicile in any other state. We are Florida residents but our domicile remains in Northern Ohio.
richfaa......... just curious how you can be residents in Fl. but have your domicile in Ohio? We sold our S&B and have a lot with Power and water and sewer with a storage shed with the stuff we wanted to keep and travel maybe 8 months and stay here in SC. for 4 months. We are wanting to get our domicile in South Dakota but weren't sure we could get away with that being we have a small storage shed on our lot that we stay 4 months out of the year. Just curious what your doing? Thanks

Mel B.
11-13-2017, 07:59 AM
I like all I'm reading, I'm leaning towards summers in northern Washington (Okanogan County 3 miles from Canada) as the summers are pleasant, and that 14 acres is paid for and septic is going in this summer. Then traveling and staying in southern states in the winter. We could rent our house out for 2x the mortgage payment, but I'm really not wanting to be a landlord. Also in our area the house would sell in 2 weeks are less. Also once we sell we would never be able to come back as home owners in this county again, Because we bought when the market crashed and would never be able to re-buy here. Keep your comments coming. Shelley and I love hearing them.

waynemoore
11-13-2017, 08:32 AM
We are not full timers but long timers as I spend about 7 months a year in our rig. We have the stick house in AZ. But our business is in CA. So long story short. We built a home in Lake Havasu City AZ as a weekend place. We were lucky we were able to build and pay for it so we don't have a mortgage. As for the CA home we had some time to decide what to do with it. But we ending up selling It after using it as a rental for 3 years. Keeping in mind the 2 out of 5 year tax rule. By the way part of the purposes new tax laws are 5 out of 8 years. Not good.

We now live in AZ a MUCH Lower tax state and do want to have a home base. That said we both say we could full time as we love the life style.

stengels
11-13-2017, 09:50 AM
We have been full-timing for a little over 4 years. Absolutely no regrets. We were ready to get out of a 4 BR house either way, it was just too big to keep. Additionally, our kids moved away from town, 2-3 hours, and we see them much more now than before, as we go to them, and they didn't have that much time to come to us. We domicile in SD and never worry about where we need to be, and the grandkids really enjoy staying in the rig. I understand that it may not be for everyone, given their circumstances, but it has definitely been right for us.

richfaa
11-13-2017, 11:25 AM
richfaa......... just curious how you can be residents in Fl. but have your domicile in Ohio? We sold our S&B and have a lot with Power and water and sewer with a storage shed with the stuff we wanted to keep and travel maybe 8 months and stay here in SC. for 4 months. We are wanting to get our domicile in South Dakota but weren't sure we could get away with that being we have a small storage shed on our lot that we stay 4 months out of the year. Just curious what your doing? Thanks

Brush up on the difference between Domicile and residence. Domicile is were you vote, register your vehicles, pay State and local taxes, etc. You can be a resident anywhere.

We have been residents in 3 States at the same time Example own property in Florida but our permanent domicile is in Ohio. Cars plated there and we are registered to vote there. We have a permeant address there. Florida does not have State Income tax but we do pay Ohio State income tax.

mjammersc
11-13-2017, 11:53 AM
My DW and I have had a similar conversation as retirement is nearing for us. Right now we plan on keeping the S&B, though it helps ours is paid for, and do short to long term stretches on the road. So far the budget projections for use look doable to do this but that aspect varies person to person.


It sounds like you decision comes down to a couple key aspects; 1) can you afford to go full-timing/long term without selling the S&B and 2) where do you want to have a S&B at some point in the future? If you are planning on/wanting to sell the S&B to build/move to our Washington property, do a FT stint in the interim. If you are wanting to keep a house near the family/in an area where due to market you can't afford to re-buy in, then you need to keep the house. This is just a restatement into more black & white terms of the dilemma it sounds like you two are struggling with.

WeBeFulltime
11-13-2017, 01:30 PM
We are retired and have been full-time since Sep 1, 2010. NO REGRETS and never looked back!

RKassl
11-13-2017, 01:48 PM
We are Longtimers, on the road for 4-6 months of the year. We still have our stick home and we could never see ourselves as fulltimers. That's just us, I never criticize other folks decisions, its just not for us, we feel we have the best of both worlds. Good luck with your decisions.

Mel B.
11-13-2017, 02:13 PM
My DW and I have had a similar conversation as retirement is nearing for us. Right now we plan on keeping the S&B, though it helps ours is paid for, and do short to long term stretches on the road. So far the budget projections for use look doable to do this but that aspect varies person to person.


It sounds like you decision comes down to a couple key aspects; 1) can you afford to go full-timing/long term without selling the S&B and 2) where do you want to have a S&B at some point in the future? If you are planning on/wanting to sell the S&B to build/move to our Washington property, do a FT stint in the interim. If you are wanting to keep a house near the family/in an area where due to market you can't afford to re-buy in, then you need to keep the house. This is just a restatement into more black & white terms of the dilemma it sounds like you two are struggling with.

Well a fair rent for our house would be a little more the double our mortgage, taxes and insurance all together. And no we would never be able to afford to come back and buy a home here again. But I don't know if I want to be a landlord. And we could not afford to keep our house and full time without at least renting it out. Shelley and I have been reading all of your comments, and soaking it up. Were leaning towards selling the house and going for it.

Razrbk
11-13-2017, 02:19 PM
Full time for 6mos. and have really enjoyed it. Not sure how long you have to go to call yourself full time, lol, vs long time. My household stuff is on loan to a friend, and my river boat and hunting stuff are with me. I'm a widower and pretty much do as I please for now, lol.

mjammersc
11-13-2017, 02:36 PM
Sounds like you are working your way to the decision that’s right for you and are going about the process the right way. Change is always an adventure. Good luck and enjoy the road ahead.

RV6A
11-13-2017, 04:36 PM
Dumb question #42. What does S&B stand for?

CaptnJohn
11-13-2017, 05:51 PM
Dumb question #42. What does S&B stand for?

Sticks and Bricks ~~~ house without wheels,,,

JudeM
11-13-2017, 06:05 PM
We were in our mid 40s when we hit the road full time. It's been 8 years and no regrets. We chase work in the summer and play hard in the winter! We don't run into many people our own age but have still managed to make many new friends along the way.

hybridhauler
11-13-2017, 09:18 PM
The wife and I have discussed this and for me, I would have a hard time selling our home and shop with all the tools Iíve accumulated thru the years. I guess we will have to settle on extended trips instead

jlb27537
11-14-2017, 07:41 AM
We built our retirement home on the lake in '96. Boat dock out front. Life is good. However after 4 years of lake living, picking up rocks, raking leaves, fishing and all else that goes with being retired and living at the lake, we sold the house, the boat, the motorcycles, the new truck, most of the tools, the new furniture and bought another new truck, a new 5th wheel and became fulltimers.

That was in 2000. Fast forward to 2010, I needed a 3rd back surgery. Bought a small place in Mo, had surgery, that winter back south for winter. Kept the house in Mo. for6-7 years. There about 6 weeks in the spring and 6 weeks in the fall. Spent winters south, summers out west somewhere.

2 years ago we bought a single wide Mobile Home in deep south Texas. 7 miles from the Progresso, MX crossing. In a gated 55+ park, we still travel 4-6 months a year. A nice patio area, a nice shed/shop to tinker in, wife has her sewing/office room and a nice kitchen. Life is good.

The 10 years we spent fulltiming were the best years of our 49 years together. Next March will be our 50th, next summer we are doing Wy, Mt, and Id again. The plan is to get up and turn left. And have Prime Rib at the Two Dot Bar and Grill. (google it)

During the fulltime years we had home bases in Escapees RV Co-op's for a few years, just to much politics for us so we sold them. We have used the Escapees Mail Service since 1993 when we joined Escapees. When we had our house in MO, it was our residence, we were domiciled in Texas. We voted in Texas and tagged the vehicles in Texas.

We have stored some stuff for a couple of years. Storage becomes a anchor. It ties you to your "stuff" Furniture either give it to the kids, or goodwill, same for everything else. Kids and G-kids. Kids are close to their 50's. G-Kids are starting to drive. They are busy with their phones. No time for "old people" So like the George Strait song, "Just Give it Away".

Jim

Mel B.
11-14-2017, 10:06 AM
We built our retirement home on the lake in '96. Boat dock out front. Life is good. However after 4 years of lake living, picking up rocks, raking leaves, fishing and all else that goes with being retired and living at the lake, we sold the house, the boat, the motorcycles, the new truck, most of the tools, the new furniture and bought another new truck, a new 5th wheel and became fulltimers.

That was in 2000. Fast forward to 2010, I needed a 3rd back surgery. Bought a small place in Mo, had surgery, that winter back south for winter. Kept the house in Mo. for6-7 years. There about 6 weeks in the spring and 6 weeks in the fall. Spent winters south, summers out west somewhere.

2 years ago we bought a single wide Mobile Home in deep south Texas. 7 miles from the Progresso, MX crossing. In a gated 55+ park, we still travel 4-6 months a year. A nice patio area, a nice shed/shop to tinker in, wife has her sewing/office room and a nice kitchen. Life is good.


The 10 years we spent fulltiming were the best years of our 49 years together. Next March will be our 50th, next summer we are doing Wy, Mt, and Id again. The plan is to get up and turn left. And have Prime Rib at the Two Dot Bar and Grill. (google it)

During the fulltime years we had home bases in Escapees RV Co-op's for a few years, just to much politics for us so we sold them. We have used the Escapees Mail Service since 1993 when we joined Escapees. When we had our house in MO, it was our residence, we were domiciled in Texas. We voted in Texas and tagged the vehicles in Texas.

We have stored some stuff for a couple of years. Storage becomes a anchor. It ties you to your "stuff" Furniture either give it to the kids, or goodwill, same for everything else. Kids and G-kids. Kids are close to their 50's. G-Kids are starting to drive. They are busy with their phones. No time for "old people" So like the George Strait song, "Just Give it Away".

Jim

Wow, that story hit home. I to have just finished recuperation from my 3rd back surgery, that's the reason for the early retirement. Also I forgot to say in my first post, but we have a single wide park model with a nice covered deck over in a park in Gold country hear in Ca. We are still looking into selling it. But now that the park has changed owners, anyone wanting to buy our trailer has to jump through hoops to get accepted by the park. We may end giving it away to a family member if it won't sell. Also I'm with you on the storage, that's the wife, she's having a hard time letting go of things that have no sentimental value?? (Patio furniture for example)a Were working on that. As far as grand kids ours are toddler to mid-teens, something that we both have decided can't affect our decision how we live our lives. As someone hear pointed out we, or the wife could always hop on a plane and go see the kids. I to have a life time collection of tools, as long as I can still use them I can't sell them. (YET) I guess I'm leaning towards building a barn/storage for my tools and such on my acreage in Washington, which is completely off grid. My dad and I payed cash for it in 1992 for a family retreat his ashes are spread there, and since he passed 17 years ago Shelley and I are the only family that use or want to go there, Taxes are $300 a year. so that is what I would like to consider my home base?? Even now we spend at least a month every summer boondocking there, and we both love it. But with the snow and below zero temps. in the winter I don't think the wife will ever be there except May through Sept. But a barn would allow for free storage of tools, boat (lots of lakes close by, pacific is 4.5 hours away) and a small tractor. Shelley and I love reading your stories. our house will sell in a week once we put it on the market (very hot market in our town) We'er still sorting through all the crap that we have gathered all these years.

mtlakejim
11-15-2017, 09:15 AM
Really like the stories here. Gives us some thoughts for what we want to do eventually. We have our dream home here in North Arkansas Ozarks. Twenty acres surrounded by timberland. 2 acre stocked pond, 14' waterfall that house is designed to look at. Frontage to Cadron Creek which is one of the 14 recommended floating streams in Arkansas. Only 8 miles from Greers Ferry lake where we keep a 24' cabin cruiser. Deer and Turkey in our back yard. Don't know where we could go that would be much better. But we do like to travel so I suspect we will be wintering in Florida, we have already looked at buying a lot down there, (because I like to salt water fish and the wife likes the beach) when we retire. And lots of extended trips with the 5th wheel. Our estate is already paid for and I just don't see us giving it completely up. Particularly since we should be able to afford to go on extended trips while we still own it and I bought Tranquility Falls with the intent of it being a heritage property....

mjammersc
11-15-2017, 11:05 AM
Really like the stories here. Gives us some thoughts for what we want to do eventually. We have our dream home here in North Arkansas Ozarks. Twenty acres surrounded by timberland. 2 acre stocked pond, 14' waterfall that house is designed to look at. Frontage to Cadron Creek which is one of the 14 recommended floating streams in Arkansas. Only 8 miles from Greers Ferry lake where we keep a 24' cabin cruiser. Deer and Turkey in our back yard. Don't know where we could go that would be much better. But we do like to travel so I suspect we will be wintering in Florida, we have already looked at buying a lot down there, (because I like to salt water fish and the wife likes the beach) when we retire. And lots of extended trips with the 5th wheel. Our estate is already paid for and I just don't see us giving it completely up. Particularly since we should be able to afford to go on extended trips while we still own it and I bought Tranquility Falls with the intent of it being a heritage property....

Sounds like you have a beautiful place in the Ozarks. Tell us when you leave town for the winter and we'll move in just to help keep an eye on the place ;)

mtlakejim
11-15-2017, 03:12 PM
mjammernc,
Just look for the sign on the highway that says "Tranquility Falls".

mjammersc
11-15-2017, 03:39 PM
mjammernc,
Just look for the sign on the highway that says "Tranquility Falls".

On my way ;):socool:

jlb27537
11-16-2017, 06:51 PM
As a follow up to lake living, the last lawnmower I owned was in 2000. Now in S Texas, with a rock yard, I mow my yard with a bottle of Roundup. On my second year with the same gallon.

The guy with property in Wa. If you go up there and sit, you will be missing Or, Wy, Mt. Id, Ut, Sd, Nd, Co, and on and on.

The first licensed bar in Mt. Where is it. Columbus, Mt. with a city park on the banks of the Yellowstone River, for $6 a night and a farmers market across the street from the bar once a week.

You missed the chance to spend the night in Jeffery City, Wy. and have a burger in the Split Rock Bar and Cafe. A complete town that just up and left cause the uranium mine closed. The Bar is still there, and you can boondock on one of the paved streets behind the bar. google it.

So for all you just "thinking about it" try it, you just might have the best 10 years of your life. Did I mention Mormon Bend Campground on the banks of the Salmon river just outside of Stanley, Id. Watch the river go by with a beverage in hand. Life is good...

Like one of my favorite singers once sang, "God I love a road trip".

This year, going to check off Two Dot, Mt. Prime Rib.

JandC
11-17-2017, 04:42 AM
The first time we sold the S&B and about everything else and went full time it worked out really good. We enjoyed every minute of it. We had never been part time RVers. We just retired, bought our first Montana, sold out, and hit the road.

Only had just over 2 years of full time traveling in when we were temped by some low housing prices in SW Florida. We jumped on another S&B and lived there for just over 2 years while part time RVing. What we soon realized was that not only was it expensive to try to do both but we really were not enjoying either one like we should, just too much work and not enough play I guess.

Recently sold the S&B and the buyers took 95% of the furniture with it. Upgraded to a newer/bigger RV and moved aboard. We don't have any regrets. We were fortunate and made a little money off the S&B so we could throw it away on a new depreciating RV, but we are going to see everything we can see in this country while our health allows us to. Maybe someday when we are in our 80's it will be time to buy another house and mow that grass again.

JulienWes
11-18-2017, 04:18 PM
Hi, I am new to the group and new to being a full timer. My husband and I retired March 2017 and moved into our 2008 Montana and have load every minute since that day. Even when we flooded and had to move our camper and were displaced for 3 weeks. Granted we live in ours in a private campground so we're not on the road with it, the hardest thing was deciding on how many shoes I could bring, after all that time, I only ended up using 2 pair of flip flops. Best of luck on what ever you all decide. Julie, Wes and the 2 girls, Penny Lane and Eleanor Rigby.

mtlakejim
11-18-2017, 04:24 PM
JulienWes, I sense a beatle fan in our midst LOL.....

Mel B.
11-18-2017, 04:38 PM
Hi, I am new to the group and new to being a full timer. My husband and I retired March 2017 and moved into our 2008 Montana and have load every minute since that day. Even when we flooded and had to move our camper and were displaced for 3 weeks. Granted we live in ours in a private campground so we're not on the road with it, the hardest thing was deciding on how many shoes I could bring, after all that time, I only ended up using 2 pair of flip flops. Best of luck on what ever you all decide. Julie, Wes and the 2 girls, Penny Lane and Eleanor Rigby.

So you never move? If so is that your plan, to stay put in your RV? To each his own but if it wasn't for the traveling and seeing new places, staying one night or 2 months and then moving on. Without the travel and seeing parts of this country you can only see with an RV is what We want. Without that I don't see a need to give up a S&B house.

TrailTrackers
11-23-2017, 09:10 AM
I know I'm new, and we aren't full time yet, but here are some options that I see for you:

Put a small cabin on the property in Washington with a full service RV pad next to it.
Put a full service RV pad at one (or more) of your kids' homes.

Both of the above will allow you to stay for extended periods at any of those locations. Your kids would also be getting property value added to their homes in the deal.

My wife and I are also in our 50's (I'll be 54 next month) and I just retired in Feb. 2017. We live in Utah and just had the realtor stick the sign in the ground Monday. As excited as we were, the minute that sign went in the ground we got those feelings in our stomachs too. But we're sure it's cause we built this home 15 yrs ago and it's just sentimental crap tugging on us is all. We also thought about doing the landlord thing but no way. Can't stand the thought of having to rush back to Utah to fix a problem somebody else created in MY HOME.
Just my opinion, but I think you would be tons better off out from under all those high taxes. I was born and raised in CA but left when I joined the Army, and I will NEVER again be a resident of that state or do anything that would cause myself to have to pay its income taxes again. Good luck with whatever you choose.


Edit:
Another thing I should mention is that I also have lots of tools that I'm just not giving up. And the wife wants to keep some of the furniture because we may purchase a mobile home down the road. Heck, we've even kicked around the idea of purchasing an RV/mobile home park and being owners/operators of that; that's a whole separate thread though.
Anyway, the way I'm handling the things we are keeping is I've bought a 24' car hauler trailer. It was only $7000.00 brand new and the wife has agreed that is the available space she has for the furnishings she can keep. LOL... We've sold and dumped a lot of stuff considering our home is just over 5500 sq. ft.
So instead of a storage unit with our stuff packed inside that, I'll be storing the trailer. This way it's not going to feel like an anchor to us. If we get set up some place, it will be simple to just go get the trailer and haul it to where we are. I have it fully insured so if anything happens we don't have to worry about being totally "out of luck" either. And because our stuff will already be packed in the trailer, it will be a one-man operation to go get it when the time comes. We won't have to drop everything just to go rent a moving truck or trailer, unload a storage unit into it and then clean it and return it.

Same goes with all my tools. I'm thinking I'm going to purchase another trailer after the first of the year to use as a tool trailer, but I still have to do some research to see if I can legally pull it as "doubles" behind the 24' trailer.

Note: The reason why I bought a car hauler trailer is because they have a stronger floor in them and a stronger ramp door at the back.

Texan
11-23-2017, 08:24 PM
Welcome to the forum. It sounds like a pretty good plan. I realize all this stuff is hard to get rid of and you are fairly young compared to most on this forum. I probably wouldn't want to get rid of my worldly posessions either and what is valuable to you is nothing more than garage sale items to others so you would only get about 10 cents on the dollar from someone else.Your plan gives you plenty of time to decide what you want to do long term. Many people have changed there mind about full or long term traveling yet have sold all there worldly posessions and have basically had to start over. At 54 years old there is certainly plenty of time to decide if you like the full time life or not. Good Luck.

Mel B.
11-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Love all the input, keep them coming. We'er busy with getting everything sold,stored or give to goodwill. I promise I will keep you all updated with when, where (Well I already know we'er going boondocking in Arizona this winter) and what we decide.
Thanks so much!

AZ Traveler
11-26-2017, 05:55 PM
Mel,

Good luck! Where did you hunt this fall? You might consider a lifetime hunting license in a couple of states as you establish residency. At least in AZ after you establish residency and buy a lifetime license you can move out of state and still come back and hunt as a resident (with some restrictions).