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Old 08-25-2016, 03:37 AM   #1
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New full timer 1st time AS buyer

I am going to buy an airstream and live in it full time and I am sure I will be on here a lot looking for advice!
I am mostly worried about where to find long term sites and how you guys do it on a fixed income. I don't like the high volume camp sites and they cost too much for long term anyways.
What do you guys do to afford a piece of dirt to park on?

I am in Olympia, WA and I need to stay in the general are for work and to see my kids.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:55 AM   #2
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How much is too much? Washington Land Yacht Harbor, down the street, shows full hookups and wifi for $532 a month, $432 a month if your WBCCI

Or you could do this
http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...1_M21871-48822
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links!

I just had an interview for a great job just south of here in Centralia. I am getting a second interview in a week but he was pretty positive that I was going to get it. I was able to find a few places with full hook ups in that area for $275/month. I am financing the trailer so $500+ /month on top of the trailer payment is a stretch. I am leaning more towards purchasing land now that this job is a reality and it would mean a lot more income for me. I will only purchase land if it is unincorporated county and is 5 or more acres so I can have my own gun range!!!

This sudden opportunity for a new career has literally just changed my life for the better. Thanks for your help and for alerting me to WBCCI. I did not know about that club.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:05 AM   #4
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Congratulations! That is always good to hear. While not as inexpensive Google MLS#16471075

Best of luck, keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:53 AM   #5
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Full-timer for 16+ years. My yearly expense is $2200 + elect (av. 50 a month). Less for both if I boondock.

I stay 2 months in Deming N.M., 5 months in S. Fork, CO. and 5 months in Old Mexico. I choose where I park based on the weather--lots of sun and moderate temps. In some locations an RV rental costs MORE than an apartment.

My favorite was in Los Barriles, Baja, Mex. where I parked free on the beach for two months. Right next door the full hookup RV park with beachfront site was $900 a month. Choice was easy.

Seek and you shall find.
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Campgrounds in north Mississippi are in the neighborhood of $450 per month for very nice RV parks with full hookups, Wi-Fi, cable TV, pool, hot tub...
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Thanks guys.
I did the initial paperwork on my trailer today. I got a barely used 2015 23D bunk Flying Cloud Idaho State Parks LT ED. They only made 25 of them and I managed to get my hands on #1...
I am driving down to Boise next week to pick it up!
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Send lots of pictures!
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Have you done your homework ?

Do you know the challenges involved with trying to live in an RV in the winter?

Are there any towns that allow you to live on a piece of land in an RV? Will they require a septic tank and well?
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