The big leap

Discussion in 'Full Timers' started by joinerderby, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. joinerderby

    joinerderby Read Only Funster

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    Hi all
    Im 54 and my wife is 47 years old i have a small joinery business and my wife has a pub, we are about to give up both, rent our house out and go south full time.

    We have a Cheyenne auto trail 8.6m fixed bed etc have had it 12 months so we know we can live in it, just the two of us and a small dog, kids grown up and gone.

    I think if i don't do it now i never will and go to my gave wishing:Sad: so i think sod it i will go to my grave penniless and hopefully happy having had an experience of a lifetime, wish me luck and i will need all the help you can give:Eeek:
     
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  2. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi joinerderby, welcome to MotorhomeFun.:welcome:
    Good luck to you both, exciting times ahead for you.:thumb:
     
  3. Taran_Las

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    :party2::welcome::party2:

    Good luck with your new adventure:thumb:
     
  4. JJ

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    Welcome to Fun...

    It seems you are about to realise the second one of my dreams having lived the first ...

    You are moving into your motorhome...

    You married a girl who had a pub... :thumb:

    You are my hero... if you come down this way and need help... let me know.

    Fulltiming ROOLS.

    JJ :Cool:
     
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  5. Phill D

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    Good luck to you both, we gave it all up end of last year but have not been brave enough to fly south full time. We get about a lot uk and france so far. We still have some responsibilities at home as yet, but still enjoy the new found freedom.. As will you i am sure 6:thumb:
     
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  6. hilldweller

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    That's the way to do it.

    The one recurring problem folk have is a UK address for insurance, pensions, health, load of things.

    Have you found full timer's insurance yet ?

    All niggles you'll overcome.

    All the ones who can are heading south right now.
     
  7. marrod23

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    full timing

    :thumb:Lifes too short not to good luck its easy if you want it bad enough happy travels Rod
     
  8. Carol

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    Welcome to fun and Good Luck with a amazing future ahead of you, lots of information on here, enjoy your dream. :thumb:
     
  9. Tibs

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    Good luck to you both!!
    Live your dream, you're a long time dead! :RollEyes:
    That's exactly what we are hoping to do, sooner rather than later.
    House is on the market, just need a buyer and then downsize and the dream begins!
    Then we will be joining you :thumb:
     
  10. robnchris

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    lucky man

    I don`t believe it, how lucky can you get, you married a woman who owns a pub.:thumb:

    If I fell in a bucket of tits I`d come out sucking my thumb:Doh:

    Well done fella we wish you both all the best,:thumb: we have an Auto-trail Arapaho and we love it, after we got it sorted to suit us that is.
     
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  11. donnkim

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    Full respect to you - go and live the dream. Hopefully we will not be far behind you.
     
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    We have sold our house and are going into rental, we are in the process of looking for staff to manage the businesses and come 15th July 2013 we are taking off for 2 years. Everyone tells us we are throwing everything away but this plan has breathed new life into us (and we're not old). I do have the odd quiver now & again but its not fear at what i'm leaving just apprehension about the unknown, and for us its very unknown - Just bought our m/h this year and we havent been to Europe for over 10yrs! I wish you all the very very best and would love to know how you're getting on. When are you off?
     
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    Exciting times:BigGrin: Welcome to the Fun:thumb:
     
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    we are going in July also please let us know how you get on and keep in touch
     
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    and that is one of the main places we are heading so see you next summer :Smile:
     
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    Good look

    Enjoy

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    there is a lot to look into but i still have a home address, that helps a lot with insurance, the pension is a sore point paid lots into private pension due to always being self employed and its worth bugger all that is one of the reasons i'm going now:thumb:but it is something to think about
     
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    We are 63 and 55 and have serious aspirations to do the same. At least go off for a few months then maybe buy a house back home if the prices drop (as they may well do).
    Like you say, it's now or never. Talking about it won't do it. Good luck. Let's have an adventure before it's all over.
     
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  19. simsy56

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    This is always the same, 'Everyone tells us we are throwing everything away'.

    What are we supposed to do? Keep it all, build it all up, age, wear out and die then let someone else gets the fruit? Stuff that! Enjoy it while you can.

    Craig
     
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  20. donnkim

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    Agree entirely.
    Hopefully - if my plans work out - we will be using the van to travel with my business. I am researching which system to tow our Kia Picanto behind our Bursner. This will enable us to park up and use the car to visit clients in towns and cities.
    At 58 I still want to enjoy life and our beautiful country.
     
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