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Old 07-28-2016, 03:51 PM   #15
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Thanks so much to everyone of you that took time out of your day to educate us! I just love this forum. I will definitely post more questions and as we move along the road, I will make sure to post our experiences as well! It is a big bright world out there and can't wait to hit the road! Thanks again!
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:15 PM   #16
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I stumbled on this looking for something else. I haven't used this yet but plan to in the fall when we head east.

http://www.stateparks.com/index.html

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Old 07-28-2016, 07:25 PM   #17
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Hitting the road

Well for one thing deer season on the coast starts Sept.19 closing Oct.25 and the mountain inland season starts Sept.26 and ends Nov.1.
Deer hunters seem to take over every camping space that's out there. They where reserved earlier in the year. I live here and never plan a trip when deer season is on. So good luck and enjoy California even with our drought where we have to take short showers to save water.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:49 PM   #18
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Congrats on going full time! We are out for 12 weeks now, working festivals on weekends all over. Love the Bambi. We left a Koa Resort( one of only 10) 5 days early because on allstays we found a town marina/ 14 spot rv park with full hookups. Our stunning view is the Eire Canal. My point is I love All-Stays RV App.

You will see and do amazing things on your journey. We are next to a couple who went full time July 1st. Lucky them.
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:59 AM   #19
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ok here we go. We bought a 19 ft. Flying cloud last Dec. Sold the home. Bought a 2014 silverado 6 cyl pickup. Tows fine Get a pickup and put a cap on it. You need the cap for the wife's stuff! Pack the dishes etc carefully. Put 3 or 4 rugs on the floor. Just nicer on the feet. Leave shoes outside. Trade in the bed covering they give you. Put a nice thin quilt down to sleep on and another for on top That bed is horrible to make if you use sheets. Daytime just fold the two covers up. Get rid of the dog.Keep the wife.Put a receiver on the front of the truck for a Thule bike rack. Put apps on the phone for Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. You can order ahead and skip the line. Make sure one of the carpets go under the table leg. And make them small and thin so you can throw them in the wash if need be. Put a rug on the outside step as well
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:08 AM   #20
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Check out Campendium
https://www/.campendium.com
They have reviews on parks, resorts and boondocking sties, all generated by people submitting their own reviews based on their experiences. Lots of great information.
Best of luck on your new adventure!
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:33 AM   #21
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Wife and I started full timing when we sold the home in Dec. 2016 19ft flying cloud. Pack the dishes real carefully. Heavy items down low Buy 4 or 5 small thin carpets for the floor. Also under table leg. Easy on the feet and also to clean. Leave shoes outside. Buy a pickup truck and a cap for it. The cap is for the wife's stuff!. Put a receiver on the front also. You can put the Thule bike rack on front then. Use lots of plastic see thru bins for the pickup for your stuff Get a gun. Keep the wife. Get rid of the dog. (Yeah I know "it doesn't shed") Ditch the std bed cover. Put down a regular square looking thin quilt to lay on and get another to use on top of you. Easy to fold and care for. (anyone try making that bed with sheets? Might a well take it outside) Take only 10 % of your stuff you think you need. Then throw out 90% of that! When parked put a small rug on the outside step as well. Buy a good outside screen porch. I like the CLAM. Sets up in less than a minute by one person. Do most of the cooking on a coleman stove outside the unit. Keeps smells out and kitchen clean. Use the shower area for storage.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:55 AM   #22
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Thanks for the great advise! We put a topper on our Toyota Tacoma which my husband says is his garage now! Looked at the CLAM but will have to wait a few months while I recoop from all of the other things that my hubby David has been adding to the list of "must haves"! Do you have pics of your set up?
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:08 AM   #23
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Told you I would have more questions!

I know a lot of you have turned your showers into storage which is what we have been planning. What I want to do is hang a pole or rod in there to hang up things like rain coats, shirts, etch. Bought a pressure pole and can't make it work because of the sloping of the walls.

Since hubby David is still cogitating...he does that...I thought maybe someone here has already done it! I am also turning the current closet into storage with shelves which I found a couple here on the forum that have done it so got some good ideas from that...but will take any others that anyone has to share. I plan to make that area more of a pantry style area. We did put a topper on our Toyota Tacoma and hubby has claimed the area as his new "garage"! I have a nice heavy duty tub for the heavier pots and pans, etc and it will stay in his "garage"! He is not grumbling too much...likes my cooking way too much to complain about a few cooking vessels!

I think our golden retriever, Sailor, knows something is up...walks outside and sniffs the Bambi...raises his leg...well, you know the rest...

Our plan is to still pull out of what is now someone else's driveway and hit the road west on 9/15. Will keep you posted. Actually, it is really a firm plan since movers are coming to help us move our furniture to storage on the 14th!
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:56 AM   #24
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"I know a lot of you have turned your showers into storage which is what we have been planning."

OK, this may be a stupid question, but where do you shower? Do you always stay in campgrounds?
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