Wednesday, February 26, 2014

422 weeks remaining....

This weekend I was out at Calico Ghost Town and spoke to a gentleman who is part timing. I asked why he chose his 5th wheel. He didn't have a really good reason, except he thought it had more room. I mentioned that I was interested in a Montana 5er with the front living room and he got really excited to talk about it. Well, 40 minutes later I parted with a good feeling about Full Timing and the choice of the Montana 5er.

I now have two subscribers to this blog and hope to find more.
Sandi has some great info and I appreciate her comments. She mentioned the importance of having an exit plan -- that is one thing that I need to ponder more. My thoughts are to find a place close to the kids because by then I hope to have a gaggle of grandkids. Can't wait to take them on the road with us in the summer time.

Solar is still a big unknown for me. For example, I'm confused about whether the stored power from the batteries that have been charged by the sun could run a TV during the night after the sun goes down.  Exactly how much power is stored that can be converted to 110v?

If you stumble upon this blog please post your experiences in Full timing in your RV and why you choose the one you did and your perceived benefits over the other types available. Excited to see what's next.

11 comments:

  1. We don't have any solar so I'm asking folks on my blog to swing over here and hopefully you'll get some answers.

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  2. Thanks Sandie! Hope you and those pups are doing well. You gotta post more pics of them.

    Bill

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  3. Oh, Solar is the ONLY way to go - assuming you plan on doing a lot of boondocking. If you plan on being in RV Parks all the time, then there's no point spending the money.

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    1. We totally want to do mostly boondocking and would like a few hours of TV a night.

      I love the statement on your blog where you say " I have not had one second's regret". I'm glad to hear that.
      Enjoy your travels!

      Bill

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  4. If you are not already a member, jump over to "RV Dreams" forum, there is a lot of information on solar. To answer your question, yes you can watch TV at night. How long depends on how many batteries you have and their storage capacity.

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    1. Thanks Jim and Barb! I will look there too.

      Bill

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  5. Hi there. We have a 5th wheel. You are right, way more storage. We are full-time and have been on the road five years in August. Solar is next year for sure. Prices have come way down. Follow our blog too.

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  6. Thanks guys. Hope the rain in LA doesn't ruin your trip.

    Bill

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  7. I don't have a blog yet, but I look forward to reading about your plans. My husband and I are planning to full-time in 6-7 years. We've been camping for year and currently have a 5th wheel. Our 5th one over the years.

    Regarding unhooking in bad weather . . . when you are full-timing you can plan around the weather. Unlike someone on vacation who has to go and leave at a certain time.

    There are many, many RV blogs out there and lots of information! Have fun!

    http://rvdrivingschool.blogspot.com/2014/02/milepost-0-dawson-creek-bc.html

    Dennis and Carol are doing a trip to Alaska this year. You can follow along and get tips!

    Best of Luck!

    Lori

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  8. Thanks for the comment Lori

    Dennis an Carol's trip looks fantastic. I will definitely follow their journey.

    I would really like to hear what concerns you have about your new life full timing in an RV.

    Bill

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  9. Right now, our exit strategy is assuming we will put the proceeds from selling our home in an investment to be used to buy a home and contents should we decide to end full-timing. Of course, a lot could change in the next eight years that could change our "planning". Mark from Missouri

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