New At Being A Full Timer

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  1. Sharon Ebbs

    Sharon Ebbs

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    we have just purchasedour first ever motor home which is a 1999 Hymer b694 thats being delivered next week. We have decided to sell up and live in the motor home full time! does anyone have any advice, hints or tip for us?

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    let the house for additional income and a place to come back to, welcome to the strange world of movable houses.
     
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    Lambs to the slaughter????

    Don't sell the house just yet! let it out for a year and then see how you feel. We let ours out for a year and halfway through began to feel homeless. Now we have it back......... much better!

    The nice thing about having a place to return to is exactly that............. you can return anytime you want to (even if you don't ;))
     
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    hi, we have a house let out already so thats cool we are selling the house we live in and keeping the other one let just in case.
     
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    That's better (y)
     
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  6. Sharon Ebbs

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    We are planning on wild camping most of the week and going to sites for a couple of days to re-charge and empty out / fill up etc any advice on wild camping
     
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    That makes things easier to register for officialdom providing you can use that address. I would suggest you try living in the van for six months before selling your home, you may end up hating it as a fulltime option, it is not for everyone.
     
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    Hi And welcome to fun, slightly concerned you say you are having it delivered next week, have you checked it out thoroughly for damp etc. before taking delivery, I wish you well and hope you enjoy your new way of life.



     
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    Advice for living in a MH, keep everything in it's place, clear the decks before you start to prep for a meal, put things away as soon as you've used them, clear up as you work.
    Remember you don't have the storage you have at home so downsize all jars/containers/tins etc., for two uf us i only have four of plates, bowls, cutlery. I enjoy baking & cooking, i use a Remoska (low watt about 450h) for just about everything. If you need all your spices & herbs whittle them down to the real basics.
    Only have one set of bedding change/towels and the like. Keep an eye on the weight of your vehicle!
    I use 'gripmat', i cut it to fit between plates, glasses and anything breakable, you can buy it in rolls from any good camping/caravan accessory shop. My plates, and bowls are Corelle (unbreakable) my mugs a Bone china and any other bowls are all plastic. My colander is a small collapsible one from Amazon, not a big one with a long handle.
    Above all else be comfortable and happy in your new home. We've been 'at it' for nearly 5 years, PM me if you wish.
     
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    Hi shrimp63, thanks for the tips there is only 2 of us so won't need loads of plates and cutlery and cup etc I just can't wait to get started
     
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    Yes there are only two of us (& the dog) but you'll be suprised at just what you do need, go away for a fornight in it and find out how everything goes!
    Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
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    I'm sure we will, we are making lists as people give us advise on what we do and don't need!
     
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    Hi :hi: and :welc:to the club :clap2: hope the pick up of the van next week goes as planned, and everything is working ok (y) . wishing you well on your travels ahead . Mew & Mick.
     
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    Thanks fingers crossed everything will be working! Just making list of things we do and don't need at the moment.
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    Motorhoming certainly teaches you to be tidy
     
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    Always empty loo and grey, fill fresh water at every opportunity. Scotland allows free camping, so good place for summer. Lots of free camping In Spain, France and Portugal in winter.
    Worth getting all the Aires books from vicarious books.
     
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