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  1. Hello, I am conducting a survey of full time RVers which will be used to create a blog post about the full time RV community. If you currently live in an RV, I would appreciate if you could complete this survey. One random respondent will be selected to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card by the end of this week. Please only respond if you are a full time RVer (stationary or traveler) and please only complete once. Survey Link: https://s.surveyplanet.com/rui5m10eU Thank you!
  2. If you are a retired pastor, are you claiming a housing allowance on your RV? If so what expenses are you considering as a part of your housing allowance?
  3. 1995 Georgie Boy Swinger - 34 ft Approx. 78,0000, Gas engine $22,900 for the RV, $4,900 for the toad We are moving to Italy and so we’re selling our completely remodeled RV and Mazda 3 tow vehicle. We’ve been traveling around full time all over the US since July and really enjoyed this motorhome. Despite it’s older looking exterior, the inside is bright and brand new, very spacious and super comfortable! We have upgraded so many things on this RV including a new roof, all new appliances, and a motorized flat screen TV, to name a few. Message me for more photos and I will be happy to email them to you. The list of upgrades is extensive: Kitchen: We built a larger kitchen area that is more conducive for cooking, with additional cabinets and counter space, a residential sink and all new appliances: residential fridge/freezer, gas cooktop and hood, a microwave convection oven, and even a dishwasher. Portable washing machine stores under kitchen counter and works perfect for small loads. Bathroom: We installed a new larger tub/shower combo, new sink and countertop, and new tankless propane hot water heater. Some Interior Upgrades Include: Laminate flooring throughout, new hybrid memory foam and spring queen sized mattress, Max fan in bedroom, upgraded water pump, upgraded LED lights inside & out, and added heat and noise barrier insulation and carpet to the doghouse. Some Major Exterior Upgrades Include: New roof, large awning, air lifts for a smoother ride, tire pressure monitoring system, and spare tire mounted underneath. TV’s: 50” 4K HDR Amazon Fire flat screen smart tv that is mounted on a motorized lift, housed inside a cabinet, blueray DVD player, and a 2nd TV in the bedroom. Radio/Navigation/Cameras: 7” android radio with front & back cameras, new side and center speakers. Generator: New Champion inverter generator with remote start, less than 500 hours on it, 3 yr warranty. Misc: Leveling jacks & steps are electric. Both dash A/C and central A/C blow nice and cold. Both heaters in the living area and bedroom are propane and work great. No slideouts = less things that break! Storage: Tons of storage including a pantry, linen closet, large under bed storage, lots of storage cabinets and drawers in the bedroom and throughout the RV, and large storage compartments on the outside. General Maintenance: new spark plugs and wires, new ignition coil, new serpentine and ac belts, new brake master cylinder, recharged dash AC, and resealed windows. Cat Things: We created a step down into one of the storage compartments below for the litter box with entry under the booth, and a hiding spot in the bedroom that allows them access in and out if the bedroom door is closed. Tow Vehicle: 2009 Mazda 3, Manual transmission, 126K miles, owned since it was brand new, meticulously maintained with documentation. Blue Ox plate installed for towing. New: A/C compressor, serpentine belts, engine mounts, all 4 struts, front tie rods and lower arm suspension, head lights & fog lights.
  4. We have decided to downsize since we are traveling part time. So, we are selling our 2011 Monaco Monarch 33 SFS with 25K miles on the engine. This is a Class A, 34-foot Gas Coach, Ford V10, with one full bath with shower. 6 brand new tires driven approx 1600 miles (approx $4500 value) It has an electric fireplace/heater in addition to the propane fired furnace. 2 AC units with heat pumps. 2 TVs on the inside 3-way refrigerator with an ice maker. Plenty of outside storage with pass through. Full body paint. Convection microwave. The dining area has 2 chairs instead of a dinette. Great vehicle for boondocking with a 5500W Onan generator installed. Upgraded window awnings. Fiberglass Roof. Stored under cover most of its life in a barn. Heated tanks, mirrors, and double pane windows. Pictures will not load for some reason...but video walkthrough below. Happy to send pictures if needed of any area of the coach! This is a great RV! asking $64,500 OBO mlisau@gmail.com
  5. I've just published a 45 page resource booklet that has over 50 photos and also clickable links. For anyone who travels with pets or is thinking about traveling with pets, this booklet will be useful to you. This is my story of my first year on the road full time with numerous animals, both domestic and exotic, with lots of reference material included. Topics include how to find places to park and what your choices are; shopping; sightseeing; supplies; emergencies; and more. Authored by the owner of AnimalsAboard.com travel blog with over 50 pet-friendly reviews. $.99 as a digital download at Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnimalsAboard Free on Kindle Unlimited https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RTS1TJ5/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Full+Time+RVing+with+Pets&qid=1557686416&s=gateway&sr=8-2
  6. We are selling our home base in Columbus, NM. Asking $15,000 or make an offer we can’t refuse GPS coordinates: 31°51'24.3"N 107°39'37.4"W 1.9 acre lot - live in your RV year round, put in a park model, or build a home 25x50 foot concrete pad Water, power and septic on site 2 RV electric pedestals 2 sewer outlets Columbus is a quaint village located 32 miles south of Deming, NM and 80 miles west of El Paso, TX. and only 3 miles from Palomas, Mexico where you can get your dental, vision, and pharmacy needs met by the friendly people in town. A meal and shopping at the Pink Store (La Tienda Rosa) is a must do when in Palomas. The convenient 24 hour Port of Entry makes crossing the border easy. Columbus offers: Post office Library Museum Pancho Villa State Park Restaurants Medical clinic Grocery Gas station The Columbus area is high desert with an altitude of 4,120 feet and has wonderful views of the Tres Hermanas and Florida mountains. There are three state parks within 60 miles of Columbus and limitless shopping opportunities in nearby El Paso, Las Cruces and Silver City. Enjoy this unique location with the peace and quiet of rural life and a spectacular night sky while still being close to services. Contact owner Bruce 541-604-4025 or call Listing Broker Danna Stout 575-543-8623 (Asst Broker w/ Wagon Wheel Realty, 575-388-2692, Susan Turner, Qualifying Broker.)
  7. My wife and I recently bought a big rig from a couple which also included a membership into Thousand Trails as part of the package deal. We are currently experiencing difficulty transferring the membership, and we wonder if it is worth the effort. We would appreciate hearing about any experiences you seasoned travelers have had concerning this resort in particular and any other rv resorts you may have had experiences. It is a big investment, and while we have read other review sites on Thousand Trails, we are not sure we trust all the information on those sites, probably from our lacking very little rv experience. We find it hard to separate legitimate from illegitimate complaints in those forums. We look forward to a long association with the Escapees RV Club and hope to meet many members. If you think you can help us, please jump in and comment. We will value any input.
  8. Looking for campground hosts for the season at a 111 site Corps of Engineers campground in Southern Vermont. Site with Electric, Water, and Sewer provided. Work schedule is 5 days on 5 days off. Job is posted on Federal Business Opportunities www.fbo.gov. search Solicitation #W912WJ18Q0092 for more information. Project information can be found at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Ball-Mountain-Lake/
  9. Hello All. For background, I'm currently looking at trailers(toy haulers mostly) to move in to live in full time. We recently decided on going with a travel trailer instead of a generally more expensive RVIA certified tiny house and currently looking at a 2017 Heartland Prowler 261TH. One thing I'm having trouble with is how to hook up a washer/dryer in the trailer. Can anyone recommend a washer/dryer combo that can be hooked up to a faucet and standard 120V outlet? I read one article recommending a Splendide model, but wrinkles seemed to be an issue with that one. Wondering if anyone has had good luck with any others in particular? Just to clarify, there are no traditional hook ups in the trailers we've been looking at. I searched around a bit and couldn't find much on here regarding this topic, sorry if it's been covered previously. Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi all. I've been reading on this forum quite a bit and love how active it is. I was hoping all you experienced RVers could give my husband and me some guidance on what rig to buy. Here's our plan: We want to travel the country for at least one year with our (now) 2 year old. We are open to the idea of buying a Class C or Class A, but here are our main criteria: 1. NEEDS to have a sleeping solution for our toddler that we don't have to set up everyday (leaning towards Class C because it's more common to find bunks in those). We're also open in remodeling a closet or other space into a bunk if that's a viable option. 2. USED and under 40k, we don't mind doing cosmetic remodeling. 3. Max length 32, preferably 30' 4. CCC of at least around 2,000lbs (We found a Bigfoot that we REALLY liked, but turns out the CCC is only 455lbs) 5. double sink (or is that something that can be installed afterwards in any rig?) 6. good insulation as we plan to take it up North (but not in the midst of winter, so expecting no colder than 20 degrees at night) 7. Car seat safety - needs to have a dinette or seating that can accommodate a car seat rear-facing 8. Some counter space would be nice since we'll be cooking a lot 9. Reliability. We've been saving for this trip for quite a while and don't want to spend too much time in repair shops or broken down 10. Tow rating - needs to be able to pull a dinghy (make and model TBD after we purchase the rig) I'm hoping you can give us some guidance on any or all of the items we need! Please let us know what you think what brands/models to look for and which ones to avoid! Also, I'm not sure what age is "too old" for a used unit that we need to Thank you and happy travels!
  11. This 40ft fifth wheel toy hauler has a large open floor plan, large windows, and lots of space. It is in great shape, and has new vinyl wood plank flooring throughout. Some of the other features: -Queen sized bed in master bedroom-Brand new sofa that turns into a Queen sized bed, with lots of storage underneath-Queen sized loft - Onan generator -Large bathroom and shower -Electric awning and security lights-Huge 12 foot garage/extra room-Opposing slides in kitchen for more floor space-Indoor/outdoor music sound system-Kitchen island for more storage and work space-Auto seeker satellite -Fuel station for fueling toys.-Large tanks to extend your camping trip-A/C and furnace-Washer and dryer hookups-Bedroom slide to maximize space-Insulated underbelly for cold weather. https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2009-Keystone-FUZION+403-123301360
  12. We are selling our full time RV package. It is a 2006 Newmar, and a 1998 Volvo VNL610. It's a great package, but we need more room and we are moving into a larger home. Here is a link to the craigslist ad: https://twinfalls.craigslist.org/rvs/6194085574.html We are still living in it and prepping to move in the next few weeks. Just wanted to get it out there. $33,250 Thanks, Greg
  13. Hello all! My fiance and I are beginning our RV hunt and leaning towards a Class B. Our plan is to live full time (hoping to start Spring 2018 after I graduate) as I run my sports massage business. Looking for input form others in a Class B on their pro's and con's. Also open to discussion from individuals against Class B.
  14. Help! We just received notice that Blue Sky will no longer cover RVs. We need to find a replacement company that works well for full timers and has liability coverage. We have an umbrella policy that will be invalid without liability coverage on either a house or an RV. Any suggestions?
  15. Hi, Anyone live in a Coachmen Clipper Cadet full time? I have been looking at them. Seems small enough but still has everything that I'd like: Toilet, shower, closet for clothes, stove top, bed, microwave. Seems like a good one to live in without having to get a big one. I've seen them for $9,995.00. It would just be me, no pets.
  16. Hey everyone! My wife and I are new RVers prepping for full time starting this August. We intend on boondocking as much as possible, so naturally I'm trying to learn about solar. Let me tell you, my head is SPINNING. I've been researching pretty heavily for days and I'm really not any closer to figuring out what to do. Some say atleast 200w, others say even more. Everyone says don't buy Harbor Freight, so that's helpful. Looking at systems, these buggers are expensive. I'm perfectly capable of installing a setup myself (and even have some knowledgeable help), but I'll say right now a $2500 system is NOT in the budget! I don't mind having to run the gennie a few times a week, but want to stay away from the several hours twice a day deal that many are describing without solar. Could I get some help? I'd love to list our RV and expected electrical usage and maybe get some guidance on a good system or two? We have a 1993 Tioga Montara Class C, 23'6". One 12v house battery - do we have to add another? I don't have a good spot for a second, the current one is housed under the top step and there isn't any more room We will be moving with the weather, staying away from very cold and very hot climates as much as possible Will be swapping to all LED interior lighting - I suspect we will have two lights on for maybe 3 hours a day (we enjoy other light sources and use mostly candles for light in our home) Electrical panel for the fridge Water heater - I doubt we'll be using this often, water is easily and cheaply heated over our outdoor wood stove. Easy to pop on the gennie if we have to have an indoor shower (we love gym memberships for the free showers after a nice workout!) Water pump - This one is hard to say how much we'll be using, but I will have a water setup outdoors for dishes and general washing Window fan - I have a hard time sleeping in the heat and need some airflow. A small 12v fan propped in the window running at night will do the trick A/C - will only be used when our gennie is running or attached to shore power Furnace - We have a great little portable catalytic heater we can use instead of the furnace TV - I'd love to be able to run a small LED TV, say 20" or so. We enjoy watching movies now and then. So lets say we watch a movie twice a week. If I can get a solar setup that can handle this, I'll snag a 12v TV. If not, will just get a regular one and run the gennie for movie watching Small portable electronics, such as laptop/tablet/cell phones - I'll have one or two large powerbanks for charging these. Will charge the power banks while at work (we'll be working part time). Would be great to charge the banks occasionally off solar Hopefully I have everything covered? We're long time "stealth" campers, but this is our first foray into RVing. Thank you in advance to everyone for your help! I'm sorry to say I wasn't able to come to a reasonable conclusion on my own. Here's our new home, our first night boondocking on the drive home to Denver from Dallas
  17. Since I've settled on the 2016 Arctic Fox 27-5L and a Chevy Silverado 3500HD to tow it, my next step is figuring out how to add the right solar setup for boondocking and off-grid living. This gentleman seems to have a very solid setup. I'd like to copy it, although I hope to avoid putting any new holes in my rig. My daytime usage is going to be one or two laptops, a 4G hot spot, and perhaps the television. At night I'll be using the aforementioned items plus the lights. I'd like to cook with propane instead of convection/microwave and keep the fridge on propane as well. I know that I'd like to put 400 watts of solar on the rig, with the remaining equipment copied from the above setup: charge controller, 2000W pure sine wave inverter, automatic transfer relay switch, etc, etc. I'm still going to get a generator to fall back on, if I need to run A/C for example. Questions: 1) Do you have other recommendations for solar setups aside from the above-linked one? I'm open to hearing more ideas. 2) Do you recommend solar panels that can tilt, or are flat panels sufficient? 3) Is there a way to put 400 watts of solar panels on my roof without any permanent modifications to the exterior or interior? I'd like to keep the rig unmodified to the greatest extent possible. 4) Do you recommend any installers who can perform the work? I'm willing to drive quite a ways to see the right person. Thanks for any advice.
  18. Well, we are so glad to be here, and almost nervous. There are so many excellent blogs and websites listed, and we are just getting started. But here goes, and we shall jump on board anyhow. Full Timing here in Canada, all year long. Very glad to be through the process of downsizing and living in our RV and being mobile. We have a YouTube channel as well as a website, if you are wanting to know more about us crazy Canadians who live all winter in the white stuff! http://www.rvlifecanadianstyle.ca www.youtube.com/channel/UCPluQIOp3Vhvw0pUXwhJoVA
  19. Greetings, My wife and I have been full-timers for almost 10 years. We do not have a stick home, so our legal address has been Escapees in Livingston. Part of this time, we have traveled extensively, moveing every few days, and part of the time we have volunteered or worked as paid employees for the National Park Service. In the latter case, we would set still for up to six months at a time. We plan on starting to travel more, both domestic and international, so we are going to apply for TSA Global Entry. For those of you that may not be familiar, once received, this pass will allow you to go through fewer checks when going through security, such as leaving your shoes on. It also simplifies and speeds up entry through customs on reentry to the U,S. from international travel. Here is the question, on the form you are to list ALL of the places that you have lived for the last 5 years. If we put Livingston, that will show up as false as we have been employeed by the Park Service part of that time. If we put everyplace that we have stayed in the RV, it will be well over 100 places. (Yes, we could do that since one of us keeps a detailed daily diary.) If we put Livingston, they will likely know/find out that this is a mail forwarding service, even if it is our legal address. So, have any of you applied for the Gloabal Access status and what did you do. Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Jim & Jan
  20. Hi, We are expecting to make the transition to full timers this year. What banks have worked well for national coverage with a domicile address at Escapees in Livingston, TX? We have investments with Merrill Lynch, so BofA might make sense. Any experiences or pitfalls anyone can share? Thanks for any help, Art & Barbara Berggreen
  21. Hey all, I've been a lurking here a bit and really enjoy all the info, and feel it's time to jump in. My wife and I have been craving a big adventure for a long time and we have stumbled upon full time RVing as our ticket. But first a little background. My wife and I are in our early 30s and we have 3 girls. 4, 8 and 9. We have had our noses to the grind stone for 10 years and saved enough money to have a humble home paid for. This was a goal for us for a long time. We are debt free and loving it. Problem is .... we move all the time. like 8 times in the past 10 years of marriage. I can't stay settled down. We home school our girls and like hiking and field trips and adventure. But with all my time at work I usually miss out. So... We are considering a big change. Sell our home and cars and everything we have amassed to live this way Put all that capital toward a rig and set out for a year touring the country Of course this is the short list but let us know what you full timers think. Any considerations on rigs, timing of our children's ages, or experiences would be great. We could always just live here in north GA debt free and keep working but.....we are looking to try something new. Thanks
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