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1 hour ago, JimK said:

Some RVers do "settle in" for the winter.  Some even settle in during the peak RV camping season.  Settling in often means finding a place to stay that is inexpensive.  I have never understood the desire to sit for weeks or months in one location just because it is cheap.  To me RV living means being able to travel and see new places and have new experiences.  There are plenty of options for winter travel.  I would not mind visiting the Keys or the everglades for a few weeks but there are endless possibilities outside of Florida.  Death Valley is top of my list.  I spent $6/night for camping when I stayed a few years ago.  I paid daily with no reservations needed. 

Maybe those that choose to settle in for a while just use that time to recharge their traveling batteries ? 

I'm sure there are folks that have to wonder why you'd want to stay on the move .

I suppose it's much like anything else in life : simply a matter of personal choice and the freedom to do so . 

Every man/woman makes their own chains . ;)

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We did several years of bouncing around, moving every 2 weeks throughout the whole year.  Then we narrowed in on where we wanted to spend the winter (really only a few places to do that) and quickly figured out that the best bang-for-the-buck is to spend 3-5 months at monthly rates.  This allows us to get ALL medical visits taken care of without feeling rushed (it takes longer to get everything adjusted the older you get), and we are able to recharge the batteries, take advantage of warmer weather and all of the music, arts,  etc venues in the Phoenix area, plus our month of Spring Training games!    Then come spring we are ready to go for another 6-7 months bouncing around to find new wineries, etc. to visit.

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19 hours ago, Pat & Pete said:

Every man/woman makes their own chains . ;)

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There are also those who stop for 1 to 4 months each several times each year. Many of us who choose to spend most of our time as RV volunteers travel with a series of stops. We spent our first 6 months traveling and then spent more and more time sitting for the next 11 years. We typically would go to a park or wildlife refuge in some area that we had never been to and stay there for 2 or 3 months volunteering and using our tow car to see everything in about a 100-mile radius. We would then travel slowly to our next stop, spending between a couple of weeks to a couple of months and then sit again for another RV volunteer position. We preferred to experience most areas by spending longer there and so see as much as possible and even get to know some of the local people, but then not return to that location again. Traveling this way we put more than 250k miles on our tow vehicles while putting less than 80k miles on our motorhome. 

I'm not sure why that would be considered chains. We loved the life we lead and even now that we are back to part-time we still do some of that as our circumstances allow. The right way to live in your RV is the one which makes you most happy. 

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1 hour ago, Kirk Wood said:

There are also those who stop for 1 to 4 months each several times each year. Many of us who choose to spend most of our time as RV volunteers travel with a series of stops. We spent our first 6 months traveling and then spent more and more time sitting for the next 11 years. We typically would go to a park or wildlife refuge in some area that we had never been to and stay there for 2 or 3 months volunteering and using our tow car to see everything in about a 100-mile radius. We would then travel slowly to our next stop, spending between a couple of weeks to a couple of months and then sit again for another RV volunteer position. We preferred to experience most areas by spending longer there and so see as much as possible and even get to know some of the local people, but then not return to that location again. Traveling this way we put more than 250k miles on our tow vehicles while putting less than 80k miles on our motorhome. 

I'm not sure why that would be considered chains. We loved the life we lead and even now that we are back to part-time we still do some of that as our circumstances allow. The right way to live in your RV is the one which makes you most happy. 

Ever been to a hardware store and looked at the chains available ? 

Not all chains are heavy , cumbersome and limiting . ;) 

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