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Old 07-08-2014, 08:02 PM   #11
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Great plan! Wishing you safe and happy travels. ... don't know about mail forwarding, we have a family member doing that. What I would recommend is a WiFi device. Free internet isn't always free or available. You will most likely be making travel plans, and looking for goods and services in areas you are not familiar with.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:46 AM   #12
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Talking Today'sthe day!

In just a few short hours, I'll begin my new "Full-timing Adventure"! The house is empty (except for the furniture the new buyers purchased, and the TT items I'll be taking with me). I'll be sticking around Michigan for the remainder of the summer and autumn. It's hard to beat the fall color change in northern Michigan! Then will spend the winter in central Texas. After the 141" of snowfall Grand Rapids had last winter, it will be great to be out of such nastiness!

This may be my last posting for a while. I don't have a texting/data plan, so have to rely on WiFi for my internet connection. I'm just not sure how good a connection I'll have in state park campgrounds. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone on this site for your friendliness, helpfulness, and hospitality. So, until my next post, Happy Camping to all!
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:37 AM   #13
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Talking Brownie's Full-time Update

Well, I've been on the road for 3 weeks, now, and I have to say I'm really enjoying it. It is so nice to have "no place you have to be"! I've stayed at two Michigan State Parks/Recreation Areas so far: Ionia Recreation Area (west/central lower peninsula), and Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (northwest of Detroit). Both have had 30A electrical hook-ups, but no sewer or water connections at the campsites. Each has a dump station with water fill for fresh water, and a separate water fill for flushing the black tank. Each campground also has a restroom/bath house with lockable individual showers for guests. I used the one here at Pontiac Lake once, but wasn't comfortable showering among the bugs and tree frogs inside the shower. So I stick to showering in the trailer. My Eagle 266 RKS has a huge bath room with a neo-angle (corner) shower. It's very comfortable for all the morning's business, and it's clean . . . or at least I know the dirt in it is mine. If I'm very diligent, I've found I can make it 8 days before I have to dump the grey/black tanks & refill the F/W tank. I've had absolutely no problems with this trailer. In fact, the Eagle has proved to be every bit as comfortable for full-timing as I hoped it would be. Just shows if you are honest with yourself about your wants/needs, thorough with your research, and realistic about your expectations, you won't be disappointed with your trailer choice. Of course, Jayco/Eagle's quality and a little bit of luck helps too!

You can stay at a Michigan State Park/Rec Area campground for a maximum of 15 continuous days, so tomorrow I'll be moving northeast a few miles to Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area. My reservation there will take me through Labor Day. After that, I'll go back to Ionia for a few days, so I can take care of some remaining "old house" business. From there on out, I'll be winging it through the fall color change, hunting seasons, and Thanksgiving. Then, heading south for the winter.

Will post another update in a few days. Until then, Happy Camping everyone!

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Keep us updated on your adventures, and let us know where you're at this winter. We do quite a lot of winter camping in Central Texas, so who knows, we just might run into each other!
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:56 PM   #15
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brownie, did you ever do anything about a freezer? that is one of the things I really am trying to wrap my head around for fulltiming, since I hunt and fish. I also know I am likely to be in some places that are a distance from grocery stores.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:48 PM   #16
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I'm with you! Put my house on the market 3 weeks ago and just signed a contract with the buyer today. In 30 days, I'm out of here! Sold all my stuff on craigslist, worked out how to use my IP phone (I work from home) in the RV and I'll be living in my RV full time in St Aug Beach. Can't wait! Hope you sell the house soon and get all your stuff sold. Good luck! ~ Miss Andi
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