Plucking up the courage!!!

Discussion in 'Full Timers' started by mikkidee, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Malton,North Yorks
    Hi have posted on here a few times, but spend most of my time reading all the info on here.
    We are both considering/or have been for some time, going fulltime we have everything in place to be able to do it.

    We will both have to be near the town that we live as we both still have to work, are there people on here that actually go to work doing regular 9to5 jobs so to speak? I know some of you are fortunate enough to work from the MH. We will spend a lot of the time on CL/CS sites in summer without EHU as we have two 80w solars and two 125ah battery's so hoping that will be enough to power of grid and in colder climes on EHU for the heating.

    We have always in our lives been looking for the alternate life style, and are both sick and tired of the ever increase in the cost of living ie bills,bills bloody bills:Angry:

    It probably sounds like we can't afford the day to day costs of living, we can, as we both have well paid jobs. But I think there is more to life than putting the majority of your hard earned into bills.

    We rent at the moment and the tenancy is up for renewal at the end of Febuary after which we have roughly 2 months before we leave, we have a house which we rent out to our daughter and her boyfriend which is our nest egg for the future :))
    It's just plucking up the courage to turn your back on everything you thought should be the norm, conformity, who needs it.
    Look forward to any advise you all might have, hope this all comes across ok.
    All the best for the New Year
    Mike and Nic:Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    5,197
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    Sounds good, nice van to full time in and the financial anchor (house) is well buried for the future.

    Peter
     
  3. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Malton,North Yorks
    Thanks Peter, that the first time someone has said something nice about my van. It usually gets a good kicking, it's been great for us. Yeah will always keep hold of the house for the future I know some sell the lot, too scary for me though.
    Mike
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,529
    Likes Received:
    11,669
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Hi we live near you Carlton in Cleveland near Stokesley. Hope it all works out for you. :thumb:
     
  5. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Malton,North Yorks
    Thanks Ken and Steph, yeah still chucking the idea about, we have been through it so many times. Then we say na, lets stay as we are but we always come back to it. I think it is going to be a case of suck it and see, if it isn't for us then back to renting. But it's still not easy to make the final decision.
     
  6. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,882
    Likes Received:
    2,685
    Location:
    Englishman in Mid Wales
    Go for it guys what have you got to lose, I would love to do what you are doing:thumb: unfortunately SWMBO wont let go of the house so we got to go on paying:cry:anyway good luck and hopefully see you about:thumb:
     
  7. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    13,857
    Likes Received:
    14,508
    Location:
    Leeds the one up North
    I know nothing but I imagine one necessity would be an address? for banks/employers/DVLA/tax office etc etc. Good luck :Cool:
     
  8. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Malton,North Yorks
    you never know we are heading to Wales at easter:Smile:
    Mike
     
  9. EthnGeoff

    EthnGeoff Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    228
    Location:
    County Durham
    Good luck to you, if it's not what you expect it to be you can always go back to renting. I've got an interview next week for a job in London to do with the olympics, if all goes well wifey will retire from work and come down to London to look after me whilst we live down there in the van. Quite excited about the prospect actually.
    Geoff.:thumb:
     
  10. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,706
    Likes Received:
    3,211
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    Youre in a good position to try it out and have nothing to lose, you've got to find somewhere else in a month or so anyway so why not try it for a while and if you don't like it you can move back to renting. I'm sure your daughter will act as an address for you, especially as you own the house anyway.:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. mikebeaches

    mikebeaches Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    629
    Location:
    Bristol
    Perhaps mikkidee could use the house they own and his daughter help with forwarding the mail? We do it all the time for our kids that travel about, but use our address when required.

    mikkidee, I think key to whether to proceed with full-timing is to check how much in agreement you and your wife are about the idea. If it's just one of you that is enthusiastic, and the other is less than enthusiastic, than there could be complications down the road so to speak. But if you share the same enthusiasm equally, then without doubt go for it.

    And in any case, as others have said, and you also mentioned, you could still return to renting property if full-timing doesn't work out.

    Best of luck, whatever you decide.
     
  12. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Malton,North Yorks
     
  13. motorhomelover

    motorhomelover

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    613
    Location:
    The world
    if you think fultimeing a s a way to stop the bills then think again
    its not all savings as you will soon find out
    looks good on paper looks good in principle you will soon fimd out it is not all as easy as you seam to think it is
    i know a few who live full time in a MH and work
    you still have site fees and the biggest cost of all is depreciation what will your MH be worth in five years time ?? how will you replace it ? at what cost?
    you rent your house to your daughter and rent a house for your selves do you have a mortgage on the daughters house ???
    seams a bit of cock an bull way of doing things if you ask me
    house owner renting a house to live in ??? crazy want am i missing here??? :Doh:
     
  14. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    13,857
    Likes Received:
    14,508
    Location:
    Leeds the one up North
    missing?
    Have you considered the depreciation and running costs of a motorhome are much the same whether you live in it or not and rent can be 600 a month or more plus electric/gas insurance etc.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. jenny and mitch

    jenny and mitch Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Location:
    Bungay Suffolk
    HI Mikkidee. There will always be people on here with different ideas, but the decision is yours alone and if you are lucky enough to have a lady who has no hangups about having no fixed abode, you are a lucky man... As Peter said, you have your house sorted and that is your "address" for mail etc. You can always go back to renting if you need a break and who knows it may end up being somewhere HOT. The very best of luck to you both, we only live once..
    . Mitch and Jenny.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,353
    Likes Received:
    14,783
    Location:
    North Wales.
    I think you have found the perfect time to try it out, as others have said you have nothing to loose. If you don't try it you may always think what if, good luck with it.
     
  17. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Malton,North Yorks
    The house is our future nest egg, I wouldn't choose to live there, renting gives us flexibility we can live where we want and are not tied to one particular property as when you have a mortgage:Smile:
    Mike
     
  18. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Good luck.. we sold up in 2006 and fulltimed for three years... but it didn't suit us and now back in a house and glad we are... . so ensure you have a 'get out of jail card'

    most, if not all of your doubts and questions have been asked and discussed at length in the forum.. you may want to have a look and join our sister forum Motorhome365 which is dedicated to fulltimers and those considering it.. it is totally free with no limit on number of questions .. http://www.motorhome365.com/forum/
    There will be many things you may not have thought of so read others experiences and don't be pressured into making a decision ..

    Many who have no personal knowledge or experience of fulltiming give advice .. so when someone says 'just do it' ask them if they have done it, and if not why are they giving that advice.. listen to those who have.. not those who dream...
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. mikkidee

    mikkidee Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Malton,North Yorks
    Thanks scotjimland, we are already members on 365 and find the site very informative
    Mike:Smile:
     
  20. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    I don't visit 365 often but shows how much (little) attention I pay ... :Laughing:

    good luck
     
Loading...

Share This Page