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Ridgekid

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    Camping-Fulltime

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  1. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    LONG OVERDUE UPDATE: Before May 20th, when we started our retirement vacation, the house was empty with a few items left in the garage. We signed a contract with a realtor and literally left town. The house was officially listed May 29th. Before the signs were up a young man drove up our driveway (1/4 mile long) Per our son who lives next door, he asked what he wanted and was told the house was just put on the market. To make a long story short, the house was under contract WITHIN THE WEEK, while we were in Wyoming! Closing is set for July 27th. We are home now (After a Great three week trip to Yellowstone) and are finalizing a few items the buyer wanted (minor stuff-under $200 to complete) and getting ready to head to Myrtle Beach on the 27th. Two weeks after we get back from SC, we will be Campground Hosts for three weeks in a PA State Park. That takes us to Aug 13th. Ten days later we are going to start a trip to California. That's where I was born and raised. Its time for my 40th HS reunion! It will take us Six weeks to get there. Reunion is Oct 5th. Then we have to RUSH back to Pa for a event for our grandkids. By Oct 15th we will start our trek south, then west to Arizona. BTW- We stopped in South Dakota and got a new mailing address on the way home. On our way to California we will stop in Box Elder and get our DL's and Registrations swapped over. Bad news-We won't be staying at our ATV club as planned. GOOD NEWS- Our son is setting up a site on his property for our visits! Now you know why I haven't posted for a few weeks...……...
  2. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Kirk- Yes we are working on the inside with personal touches. Just some things you cant part with, like our silver anniversary Mantle Clock from our kids. A family celebrations board with Birthdays and anniversary reminders. Realtor came and was putting a package together. Not impressed. She was here a week ago. We are working on some of her recommendations. Mostly touchup painting. Nothing major. Still sitting in driveway. Its cold and snowing today. Buying propane every 7-10 days. Tired of the cold. Our ATV club is still working on getting the electric hooked up to our campsite. One more month we make our trip to Yellowstone!
  3. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    We are at the last few boxes of stuff...finally. I would not want to do this again. However thanks to all our research and comments about starting with a storage unit and downsizing from that did not fall on deaf ears. We got rid of it now. Realtor comes tomorrow. Got back from Va Beach. It was a nice break. Been living in the rv since March 24. Replaced the stabilizers and mattress. Starting to feel like home.
  4. Ridgekid

    Sea-foam

    My .02. Stabil is for long term storage. Sea foam for cleaning out the fuel system. (Fuel tank, emissions).
  5. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    First- It doesn't look like we are getting the Outback 334RL at this time. There were some unavoidable delays on our part that caused the dealer to put the Outback back on the market. If its still available later we will look at it again. We pulled the Cougar out of the barn Saturday March 24th. Its our official start date for full timing, even though we are sitting in our driveway. It was nice to sleep in a bed again! There were only two main issues found on the cougar after her long winters nap. The gas regulator for the LP bottles was leaking and the toilet bowl seal for the flapper pulled out of the groove. It was 17 degrees that night and with two small electric heaters it was COLD! Although raining, happy to see (feel) 50 degree weather. Four nights in the Cougar and its amazing how our current TT seems to be the right fit after all. We got what we needed in it and still have room for more. I think it helped that we got a cap for the truck. I don't have that much under the cap. Holiday decorations, Dog Food and Snacks, extra food pantry (Once empty it will be used for something else) Paper and Plastics tote and a winter tote. (Just in case I make a wrong turn in Albuquerque-lol) Tires are pumped up and Greased the bearings. Time for a road trip. VA Beach here we come! Have a nice Easter everyone!
  6. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Just an quick update...the house is 80% empty. The hardest part so far was those paystubs and receipts from the last 15 years. They took a day to burn. (Wasn't throwing personal info in the trash) We will be another 10% closer to full time by this weekend and the entertainment center and Master Bedroom get moved out. That will leave only the garage (Single car) to clean out after April 10th. The house is not on the market yet and a 3rd party has jumped in with interest. (The first two already declined) We are about ready to pull out the camper from storage and migrate into it until the end of the month. That's when we head to Virginia to get our new TT and spend a week in VA Beach. Mother nature is keeping us in the house a little longer....... One major change...since we are passing through South Dakota in June we decided to change our domicile then. Wife was due for another DL anyway.
  7. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Congrats! We are jealous! We got 4 inches of snow today........
  8. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    If you can believe it, we are trading in the 2017 cougar 28RLS for a 2017 Outback 334RL. We love the cougar but feel the outback makes a better TT for full timers. As we have been cleaning out the house we decided we needed a little more than the bare essentials. We are now even more excited about going full time. We have a extra burst of energy to get r done. The only real furniture we have left is our master bedroom. This is really going faster than expected. We hope the snow will melt soon (So we can get our current camper out of storage) or we might be sleeping on the floor!
  9. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Now the fun of outfitting it!!
  10. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Good advice!! We are installing two group 31 batteries (210 AH) , a 1500w invertor and already purchased a 200w SOLAR kit (suitcase) from renogy. We already have a Honda 2000eu for a backup.
  11. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Hi Classmates. We have moved forward at a faster pace cleaning out the house. Local flea markets are keeping me busy with deliveries....... most of the furniture is already sold. Buyers kind enough to let us use it till we move out. Can’t do that until April 1. Then put the house up for sale. We plan to go to Florida after the sale to change domicile. We are currently outfitting the TT with stuff we wanted for being full timers. Leaning towards boondocking in Arizona next winter. That’s all we got for now.
  12. Ridgekid

    How large/small is your fulltime budget?

    Already signed up and accepted in PA. That will cover three weeks for 2018.
  13. Ridgekid

    How large/small is your fulltime budget?

    I just want to revise my estimate (Budget) to $20K a year. I have been offered free camping (just pay electric and Dump) for as long as I want. Right now I would say April1-Nov 1. Longer if the weather is good! Tentatively thinking BLM camping (LTVA) like Quartzite, AZ for winter time. That leaves us some splurge money if we want a FU campground for a night-- once in a awhile. Still looking like a fun adventure ahead of us!
  14. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Yes-We are pretty excited and anxious too. So far its going pretty easy. We actually have TWO potential buyers for our house. One offered to buy it now and told us we can move out when we want. We are thinking June so we are holding off on the sale. We plan to officially change our domicile in July. We have a vacation trip planned to Myrtle Beach with our kids (They are campers too) and we will head to Florida after that. Then back to Pa to finish out the summer, as a visitor! Still trying to compile a plan for next winter, but I guess we have time for that yet. Keep warm, spring will be here before you know it!
  15. Ridgekid

    Class of 2018

    Welcome Crazy Camper and Purple Tractor. We "feel" your anxiety as we too more towards becoming full timers. I think sharing our ideas and suggestions are an important part of our decision making. Should help us in making any undesirable mistakes. Well back to packing and planning...Happy Holidays~
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