Soon to Be A Full Timer (Hopefully)

Soon to Be A Full Timer (Hopefully)

by Kenny
(Las Vegas, NV)

I'm Retired, (have been for some yrs now), and have always enjoyed traveling. I thought about Full-Timing when I first retired, but decided against it. Relocated to another state, and purchased my first home at age 50. I'm now 57. Has since sold the home, along with another. Didn't make any money off any of the sales. Am currently renting a home, and thinking again of the Full-Time Life. I get a Full-Pension, have little bills, and I do mean little. It will only be myself. It's kind of a Scary Thing to do, but it's something that I know I would Enjoy, once I do it. I Think my main fear is, can I afford to do it. I've tossed around figures, deducted monthly expenses that I would no longer have, and in my mind, I think I can do it. But, it's Still Scary! I've rented class c's,and class a's. So I do know a little about them. I've been researching, and researching, and have narrowed my searches to purchasing a used Diesel-Pusher. Need a Little Kick-N the Butt, from some of the Veteran Full-Timers to get going!

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Nov 23, 2010
Soon to Be A Full Timer (Hopefully)
by: Kenny (Las Vegas)

Another concern, or question I have, and have been thinking about. Once a person has decided to go full timing, and has joined a Good Sams Club, or an Escapees Club, to establish an address, or domicile,(I think I'm asking this correctly), what does one have to do with it's drivers license? What should be on the individuals drivers license as an address? Will it be the same as what has been established from the club? Thanks for any replys!

Trying to get into this full-timing as smoothly as possible! Thanks!

Nov 19, 2010
Soon to Be A Full Timer (Hopefully)
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your reply. I have heard of some class A windshield breakages, due to improper leveling. Not in any high volume though. As for a tow vehicle, I have that covered. It all comes down to Personal Preferences. I know one feels more comfortable having no monthly payment on their RV. I don't fit into that category. Unless I buy something really older. That I don't want to do. I guess it all depends on how much, one will travel in a months time, and where staying at. And of course, if any breakdowns would occur. It would be only myself, the majority of the time, so I can do without a lot of things. I live a pretty simple life, but I do Enjoy Traveling.

Nov 16, 2010
Look around....5th wheels too!
by: Anonymous

My friend....buying any motorhome requires a tow vehicle for getting around once you get there...and they are worth nothing if the motor goes. And they are having problems with the windshields cracking...from twisting as you travel. Have you considered a 5th wheel? If you are cautious in the selection to begin with, it will last you a lifetime. They offer nicer living comforts than motorhomes. I'm 67 years old, I want comfort and reliability at my age. You can switch out and replace the power unit as needed. I pulled trailers and delivered motorhomes from US factories for 2 years to dealers in the USA and Canada. It gave me a good feel. Go to your Ford dealer and get the DVD on comparing Ford trucks and all other brands. It's a real eye opener....some sales comments but a picture is worth a thousand words. I wasn't stuck on any brand....until I viewed that DVD. Cheers....JR

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