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What holds after RV FT life?


I am curious, what do people do after they give up RVing?

Most FT's have sold their home and has been on the road for a loong time

I really haven't heard of people living in their RV till they die. So something changes...

And what if one dies and that leaves the other to manage all these...

When do you stop FTing? Where do you go to settle down?

 

I am just thinking of proper planning so there are few surprises in the long run...

thanks

jim

 



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Actually some people do die in their rigs, probably more than you realize. Lots simply park the rig and live out their lives in a park. Some trade rigs for park model or manufactured housing, others go to live in assisted living or with kids.

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We live in our 5th wheel but have built a one-bedroom mini-house in a low cost RV Park. When one of us dies or can't travel any more we'll have a place to stay.

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There are probably as many types of plans as there are people. biggrin I know rv'ers who say they don't plan to stop rv'ing ever. Another couple I know just bought a house in Florida after many years of fulltiming. For us, our plan is to fulltime for maybe another 5 to 7 years. (We've been fulltime for 3 years now.) Then we plan to buy a condo in Florida and downsize our rig so that we can become "anytime" rv'ers. Of course, all is subject to change depending on what life throws at us. But that's our current thinking anyway. 



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confuseconfuse Stop: heck no; Just delayed!! Still dreaming since my health problems. Goinmg tent camping this Spring and getting a small camper to tow behind my Ranger truck.



-- Edited by PIEERE on Thursday 31st of December 2015 10:36:45 AM

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Most ex-FTimers I know downsized their rig and bought a small condo or mobile home. Gives them some sort of permanent residence with the opportunity to pick up and leave when they feel restless.

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Remember that many give up fulltiming because they are getting older and less able to handle it. Keeping up a large house takes energy and health. I know many who do not RV who find it difficult to maintain their house as they get older and they become a burden to family and friends helping them keep it up. Therefore selling the place, fulltiming for a while and then settling down in something smaller and easier to manage seems smart to me.

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We had an exit plan with money put away for a house when the time came. We had thought that we would buy something pretty small but after we started looking we realized that we really wanted to be able to enjoy the hobbies that we enjoyed before I retired.

So we ended up with a four bedroom house with a three car attached garage and a 20 by 30 metal shop building on a 3/4 acre lot. Why four bedrooms? One for us, one for a guestroom, one for an office/computer room, and one for my wife's workshop. She builds miniatures ( room boxes, doll houses, etc). I use the shop for my electronic lab, reloading equipment and woodworking.

We never liked yard work and full timing only reinforced that, so we xeriscaped (desert landscaped) almost all of the property. We do have a small amount of grass in the side and front yard so I had to get a lawnmower - his name is Salvador and he charges us $10 per week to mow and trim. For another $130 he does the fall clean up and trimming of all the plants.

Clean up (vacuuming, mopping, ect) in the motor home didn't take much time and we loved that so we have Alice (iRobot Roomba vacuum) and Mabel (iRobot Scooba floor scrubber/mopper). Alice is scheduled to come out three days a week do the house and then go back to her charging station.
Mabel is more work because we have to fill her up and put her on the floor. She does the kitchen, entryway bathrooms and dining room where we have tile, then we have to empty her tanks and rinse her out. That is a lot of work so we are hoping they will come out with one that is less work. 

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-- Edited by Clay L on Thursday 31st of December 2015 03:39:41 PM

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Right now we are loving the FT live.  Unlike some people we have no time period to stop RVing.  We plan to RV as long as my health and our desire allows us.  Once we stop RVing we have no plans to ever buy another house.  As we choose to slow down RVing we will buy a lot somewhere warm for the winter.  We are going to build a site to park our RV on our daughters land and we will travel between the two.  If something happens to my DH I will just build a MIL tiny home on my daughter and SIL's land.  If I was to die first my DH would move closer to our kids in Kansas.  We are done with yardwork and the pain of home ownership.  We are committed to tiny living.



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For us it will be a ocean front condo in Florida for the winter.. and a northern property for summer... Kinda looking that after about 5 years of fulltiming.. well kinda .. travel in good weather.. stay in fl , in a house..in winter.. My plans change with the wind. lol.. I keep it flexible.. bottom line do what you enjoy, and have fun.

What do you do after the fun is over? You die.

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Junkman - you always make me chuckle. We chose the mountains of North Carolina. I'm one of the weird people who prefer cold to heat. Plenty of sweaters and combat boots for when it snows. Don't know if we'll regret it, weather has been good so far, but the 5th wheel is always ready to go if necessary...

When we get too old... who knows?

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