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Old 07-30-2010, 12:57 PM   #43
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You did what you had to do, Zuyzuy and I'm sure you won't regret it. Enjoy your adventures.
I may have convinced my DH to rent out, rather than sell, our house and full-time for a year. Of course, it may be longer than that but one day at a time. We can save some money this way without giving up our home, plus we will see the USA!
Any suggestions as to how to actually do this? Do you rent a camp spot for a month? Longer? Is there a network of semi-permanent camp grounds which cater to this kind of clientele? Guess I'll be busy doing research.
Ciaio!
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:46 AM   #44
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You did what you had to do, Zuyzuy and I'm sure you won't regret it. Enjoy your adventures.
I may have convinced my DH to rent out, rather than sell, our house and full-time for a year. Of course, it may be longer than that but one day at a time. We can save some money this way without giving up our home, plus we will see the USA!
Any suggestions as to how to actually do this? Do you rent a camp spot for a month? Longer? Is there a network of semi-permanent camp grounds which cater to this kind of clientele? Guess I'll be busy doing research.
Ciaio!
Most Campgrounds will give you a big discount for monthly rental but they will install an electric meter and charge you for the actual amount of electricity used. Just start calling campgrounds and asking for monthly rates and the kilowatt hour rate they will charge for electricty. Many have dedicated spaces with meters already installed and will only rent monthly if they have one of those spaces open. You will have a great time and learn alot about your spouse you never knew.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:55 AM   #45
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I agree with zuyzuy about the Safari/Flying Cloud toilets (post #42). I realize that they need to continue to find ways to "protect the integrity" of the Classic line, so to speak, but jeez, that Thetford "Aqua Magic Five" is uncomfortable! (Upgrading the toilet was written into my recent contract, and trust me, on the morning I took delivery, that Aqua Magic Five was gone before the fibercon kicked in!!)
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:35 PM   #46
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Hi,
I'm a late comer here but just wanted to way in. My wife and I have been fulltime for the last two years. Until last Feb. We had our 100lb yellow lab, our 17 year old cat and our 26 year old pariot with us. Not bad except we have a 2006 20ft safari. We love it. Were in an Escapees park in Port Townsend right now. Dont know where we will be for the winter.Go for it....Mike and Sheri
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:40 AM   #47
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Hello,
We have been fulltime in our 25 ft Safari LS for 4 years. We sold our home and our trailer is our home. We have had many adjustments but wouldn't trade living in our trailer for anything. Have traveled from Upstate NY (almost into Canada) to Yuma, AZ and many places in between. Many people will say to us if we park beside them, we have a real bed you can sleep in if you would like. I love to be able to travel and sleep in "MY BED" every night. A little more storage would be "awesome" but... we make do. We can't use the back of our truck as we are in fulltime music ministry and our PA is in the back and guitars in the back seat of our truck so... the trailer is what we have. Right now as I write this I am sitting on top of a mountain in Upstate NY overlooking the other mountain tops.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #48
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Have been a full timer, as a single man, since 2000 and did so in a little 23 ft. Award TT. Just upgraded to a 25 ft. Safari LS and will have to start buying stuff to fill up all the storage.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:04 AM   #49
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To HCR:

Or......you could get married and give up your storage and your freedom simultaneously.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:08 AM   #50
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I started a thread on this subject in the general 'full-timing' section but will mention it here too.
One of the things we miss when we travel is plain, old tv. Not that we want to park ourselves in front of it all day but it is nice in the evening and early morning before we go out just to sit and watch the news. It makes us feel 'connected' to the world in an unobtrusive way.
So. What is the deal with a satellite setup? Is it worth paying for if we only use it a few months out of the year? How much is it? We might spend more time on the road in future - is it worth it? Is it a pain in the neck?
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:05 PM   #51
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Satellite TV

We are new to this site and strongly considering an Airstream-downsizing from a fiver. We have a Direct / /Weingard dish, and I really couldn't live without it during college football season. We noticed that the TV's in the Airstreams are rather small and located far from the couch seating (eg Classic). Does AS mount the dish on the roof of the unit? Can the TVs be upgraded to larger sizes? Thanks for your help...Zigi
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:33 PM   #52
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:00 PM   #53
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Howdy HCR......could I be your next ex-wife....with the AS (No house wanted)???? lol!!!!
Just checking......blessings.....Callie

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Old 10-17-2010, 11:42 AM   #54
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Howdy HCR......could I be your next ex-wife....with the AS (No house wanted)???? lol!!!!
Just checking......blessings.....Callie

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Haha, great idea, Callie!
This would be a great post except for that stuff about the Texas Rangers. Bah! I'm a Yankee fan!
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:18 PM   #55
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Zigi,

I have Direct tv and love it. We have 3 boxes with a dish mounted in CT and one in FL. When we travel we have a dish which we mount to a tripod. At most, 3 locations, 1 money. All we do is bring the tuners with us. Once you've set it up at the AS once, it's a cakewalk ever time. Yes, you can mount the dish on the roof, there is an ongoing debate as to the quality or non receiving of the siginal receiving if you are under or behind trees or buildings etc. The tripod setup eliminates the signal problem most of the time. Hope this is of help to you.
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