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Dreamers Class of 2018


Well, 2018 is right around the corner and I haven't seen a "class" thread yet so I though I would give it a try.  We are planning on pulling out at the end of January 2018 but being flexible on the exact date to allow for possible weather conditions.  It will be the two of us plus our two little dogs which we consider our fur babies.  Who else is heading out it 2018????   It would be great to hear where you are with your plans and share the excitement!

We sold our house Memorial Day weekend and have been living in an apartment since July.  We wanted to make sure that the house sold quickly and that is the best time of year around here.  It sold if five days, what a relief!!!  The apartment has been a good transition to living in a smaller space.  I will say that the downsizing of a lifetime of "stuff" was hard but thank goodness it is done...well, almost.  We still have a little bit to do but the hardest part is over.  I'm sure you all know what I mean.  The pain before the gain.

Dan and Rhonda



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Hi Dan and Rhonda,

As our user ID suggests, we are planning for 2021 but we are getting impatient (and tired of doing yard work) and are starting the pain of downsizing now.  I doubt we will be ready by the end of 2018 but we are giving it a try.  Our original plan was to wait until I retire (2021) but we realized we could save money by having my wife becoming a park host at one of the local state parks while I continue to work.  That would work out great since we spend so much time at the state parks anyway.

Do you have your RV yet?  We have a 26' TT that we will likely start out in but will up size in a year or so.   Our original plan was to get a fifth wheel but the more we looked at it we realized a TT more fits our lifestyle and I really don't want my everyday driving and exploring to be in a DRW TV; Just my preference.

Welcome to the forum.  There's lot of good information here.

Steve



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Hey there Maybe 2021,

It sounds like you are working on a good plan.  We started out thinking we would be 2020 but like you, we got excited and moved it up.  We don't get to spend much time together due to our work schedules so we decided that time together was more important.  With a few sacrifices we can make it work so we are taking the plunge.  We purchased our RV, a 2016 Heartland Bighorn, a couple of years ago.  We love it but really haven't been able to take it out much.  Dan doesn't have regular weekends for short trips so there are only a few weekly vacation trips during the year.  Once we get in it fulltime there will be some adjusting but so far it seems like a really livable design.

Good luck with your downsizing.  That was a couple year task for us.  It took a few "rounds" of going through everything to trim down all the stuff and family memorabilia.  We had a big garage sale this spring and sold most of our furniture and decor items.  The house went on the market over Memorial Day weekend and once that was sold we packed up what was left and moved into a 1 BR apartment.  It has been quite the experience but the goal is in sight.  

You are fortunate to have a campground close by that you might be able to work at.  That would be perfect.  There aren't many around here that are open during the winter which is why we ended up in an apartment.  Plus I had a knee replacement in October so the apartment made that a lot easier.  

Good luck with making it into 2018.  We will be cheering you on!!!!  biggrin



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2018 will be our 7th year of dreaming as we hit the road in 2012. Or maybe it’s Livin the Dream instead. Whatever. Welcome. 



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