Can it happen or just a daydream?

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  1. MH Dreamer

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    Hi Folks

    My names Richard. I live in Milton Keynes with two cats ( Jack and Jill) and a Black Labrador ( Flash).

    I have seen many a motorhome about the country when on holiday etc.

    What I would like to do is exchange my house for a suitable motorhome but I am probably day dreaming.

    I am an old 37 by the way.

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  2. Dodgey

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    Hi!

    Sounds like you're thinking about 'fulltiming'? Have a good search on fulltiming around here as there are plenty of good threads on the subject:thumb:
     
  3. Jim

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    Hi Richard, plenty have done just that, some lived to regret it and after a year or two found themselves wanting a tile roof again, others say it was the best thing they ever did.

    In the present climate you could suck it and see, house prices are going nowhere it seems, so if you could sell your house, you could by a cheap motorhome and safely invest the rest. A year or two down the road, if you find you not like the lifestyle, you should easily be able to afford the step back into property ownership, infact house prices may have gone down and you might (might) be better off:BigGrin:

    My advice. once you've dreamt it, do it. You'll regret it forever if you don't. Have Fun:thumb:
     
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Compared to houses MHs are cheap. Could you not rent your house, buy a MH and give it a go without too much risk ?

    Cats might be a problem.

    Are you not tied down by a job ? Just living in a MH tied to one place does not sound much of a dream, just finding a permanent parking is a big problem.

    Keep talking, we may talk you into it or make you realise your dream is a nightmare in disguise.
     
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    Go for it Richard.
    The only good thing about bricks and mortar is having an address !

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  6. MH Dreamer

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    No job.

    Also I am on DLA.

    Would my being registered disabled make any difference when/if purchasing a van?

    The two cats are house cats anyways.
     
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    no address may be a problem claiming your DLA , perhaps not at the outset but further down the line when they find out you are technically homeless ...

    this is probably the most important thing to investigate before making a decision .. big brother does not like it when you fall off the radar
     
  9. MH Dreamer

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    My sister acts as my power of attorney ie with regards to bills etc.

    She looks after all the paperwork.
     
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    Hi and welcome to fun

    Being 37 and on DLA doesnt prevent you from motorhoming. Adaptions can be made etc and there are plenty of people with disabilities who have and use motorhomes regularly.

    I have absolutely no experience of full timing, there are some that love it and some that have done it for a while and then returned to bricks and mortar.

    My personal advice if you are serious about full timing would be to rent out your current home if you own it and NOT to sell it. That way, if your disabilities preclude you from driving in the future or if you become too old to drive a motorhome, you have the security of knowing you will still have something to return to.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
     
  11. MH Dreamer

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    Bit late for that.

    :RollEyes:
     
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    I think you can get a no VAT deal on a new van. Maybe Mr Johns Cross will comment.
     
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    :Smile:

    Just a shame that dealers won't take the house as a part exchange.

    :Rofl1:
     
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    at 37 you are nowhere near OLD xxxx
     
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    on this forum you are but a baby :Laughing:
     
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    Now if anyone is game for it Peter from John's Cross would be, he'd like the challenge.

    You never get best price on a PX though, with a house I'm sure you'd be shooting yourself in the foot.
     
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    Hi Richard,

    If you are on benefits, there are restrictions on how long you can be absent from the UK also if you benefits are means tested it will be a little as 13 weeks.

    But every thing is up in the air at the moment so anything can happen.

    good luck

    Doug...
     
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    Hi,

    You can only get a VAT free van if it is brand new and unregistered and the cheapest start arround £32000-00 odd less the VAT which is aprox £4800 so a nett outlay of aprox £27000-00 - £28000-00 for a new one.

    Of course should you then find that you dont like the lifestyle you can sell the van and don't have to pay the VAT back!

    Peter
     
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    No chance of part exchanging the house for one then?

    :BigGrin:
     
  20. Manouche

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    Don't know what the rental market is like where you live but with your situation and house prices as they are I would think letting your house and using the rent to finance your proposed lifestyle is a good idea.
    We did this when we moved to France, and it worked out very well.
    We were able to try something we always wanted to do and after 6 years and it cost us nothing.
    I would think carefully before getting rid of your bricks and mortar.
     
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