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Old 07-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New owner heading for a fultime RV lifestyle

Hello Jayco owners. Wife and I decided this past spring to live and travel full-time in a RV trailer. So we looked and looked and looked and bought a Jayco 32RLDS that we absolutely fell in love with. Now our house is on the market and we have started selling or giving away our personal belongings. We plan on being on the road November 1st this year. First going to our grandsons in Ghent, NY for Thanksgiving then on to our grandson and granddaughter in Rineyville, Kentucky for Christmas. Finally heading for the gulf coast for the winter for the first time. Exciting!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Congratulation's and welcome to the Fulltime life, November 8 will be 2 years Fulltime for us.

We are still having a blast. We went through same thing with getting rid of stuff and selling our house, quite a task but well worth it.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to the JOF eyejayco! Any chance you can keep the house? The housing market is on the rise and so are the asking prices. Your house will be going up in value currently (even in the area's with a slower economy). The rental prices for homes are also going up... from what I hear, in all markets. Can you rent your house?

Reason being.... If the full time life style turns out not to be your thing, you still have a home to move back to. If after a few years you decide that you had a great full time experience but ready to keep it local camping (or give it up all together), you still have a less expensive home to move back to with much more equity to rely on (current market is going up and not down). If you decide to full time for five to ten years and use the sales equity from your current home to fund that (remember market is going up right now), and your rv/tv is no longer worth what you bought it for and may not be worth keeping (but if you still had the home, you have increased equity and something to live in).

Anyhow, just a thought. We've run into soooo many full-timer's over our years of travels who sold everything that could appreciate and traded to live a life style that depreciates only to wind up living hand to mouth in the later retirement years. Just a thought. Otherwise... Happy Fulltiming! Post your experiences in the Fulltime Forum!!!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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I'd 2nd healthi's advice to give full-timing a test run before selling the house. If after a few months you find full-timing isn't for you and you'd rather be part-time RVer's you still have a house to go back to.

Beyond that, have a great time in this new chapter of your life.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

Feel free to participate in our many fun polls (first thread in New Members forum has them all listed, second thread has more new member welcoming info). Post often, have fun with the forum, and enjoy your Jayco!

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:25 AM   #6
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Welcome to the site! I'm Jealous as the wife and I have about 12 more years before we can make that step.

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