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Old 06-11-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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How do you define 'full time'?

How do most of you define "full time?"

Is it when the AS is your only residence (you no longer own a stationary home)?

Or do you consider spending extended periods of time (i.e. months) in the AS to be "full-timing?"
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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That's a real good question. Some insurance companies consider you to be a full-timer if you use the rig more than 60 days in a year - or at least they charge you the higher rate...
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the former.
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:47 PM   #4
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Insurance really does not define full timining in my experience...one's insurance for a tow vehicle can cover the rv while in motion...it is when the rv is parked that different insurance is put into play///then a "homeowners" type policy covers the rv in liability and other situations and the policy then can cover the rv while in motion...or be covered by the tow vehicles insurance just as a matter of being towed....there again your mileage may vary...but investigation thru the escapees club information and experience will bear this out....

certainly a classic definition of full timining would clearly be that the rv was your only domicile....end of story

of course one can define full timing as one wishes ...
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:57 PM   #5
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Common question. One answer would be that fulltiming is the amount of time most RV forums spend discussing the definition of fulltiming... :-)

Even people who own no other residence occasionally visit relatives or travel without their traylah. In some cases they do so extensively. Then again there are people who own one or more stationary homes which they do not use or only use rarely.

Another definition is that fulltimers are anyone who spends at least as much time in their traylah as the person defining fulltiming :-) Many people are seasonal fulltimers alternating between a stick home in the summer and a traylah in the winter, or less often, vice versa.

Two facts to consider:
1) Most people who call themselves "fulltimers" spend a substantial amount of time -- weeks or months -- living somewhere besides their traylah every year
2) The practical problems of fulltiming tend to be the same anytime you spend more than 6 or 8 consecutive weeks in the trailer as they would be if you spent 6 or 8 months. The limited space, what to do with stuff, how to do mail, license renewals.

I myself do not understand the cachet that apparently comes from being able to call oneself a fulltimer. No doubt someone who does will be along shortly to provide a concrete definition.
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most aspire to be full time...but can only move jaws and make futile "camping" type motions ...that can be called full time at the water cooler...
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so consult webster

we sold our house and hit the road March 31, 2010...home is where you park it, they say..living in our 25ft safari...less than 90 days...we are traveling America..ostensibly searching for a place to shed the stream and take up residence in a different type of domicile...For now, our airstream is our domicile, ful time......the two of us, and two 35lb english cocker spaniels.....we are comfortable and having a ball...looking at new and different spots around the country, envisoning being domiciled at this location or that....

recently coming upon the idea that we may buy a house on the great lakes, close to the shore and a marina and then purchase a Nordic Tug and cruise on the great lakes and crusie the highways in our airstream.....
then to have a boat, an airstream and a shore bound house...alll pleasant dreams to while away the times looking to the future......

so possibly this is full time dreaming
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anything over 28 hours a week is full time. over 40 hours is overtime ;-)
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anything over 28 hours a week is full time. over 40 hours is overtime ;-)
Is that WORKING on the 'stream or Livin' in it?
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Oh Kingfisher you have just scratched the surface. Wait until you have seen the coast of Washington or Oregon. Traveled route 50 across the United States or traveled the trans Canada Highway. Gone Halibut fishing in Homer, Alaska. Maybe a trip through Mexico to Belize. You will fall in love with each of these place. That is the true joy of full timing and enjoying the Journey. Keep us up to date on your travels and the wonderful places you visit.
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i didn't know that they could be separated!
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Is that WORKING on the 'stream or Livin' in it?
As of about 6pm tonight, both! (Assuming everything fits in storage easily...)
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How do most of you define "full time?"

Is it when the AS is your only residence (you no longer own a stationary home)?

Or do you consider spending extended periods of time (i.e. months) in the AS to be "full-timing?"
the former. someone asks you where you live, and you say, "my airstream".
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