Dreams to Reality

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
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MH
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Since 1990
I know that its not a simple transition from house owner/dweller to fulltimer. How long did it take you get full time status; from the spark to the decision and then to get on the road?
 

moandick

Free Member
Jul 28, 2007
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Landrake, Cornwall
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Euro-shed
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40 +
Time is unimportant.

From making a decision whilst sitting in bed one early March morning to the 1st of July - about 15 weeks to sell everything and re-arrange our lifestyles (we moved into a static caravan on a site where we were to be employed as Wardens while awaiting the delivery of the RV. We eventually got the RV (specially imported) early in November and we were on the road the following March. In very round terms - 1 year.

Mo and Dick
 

thehutchies

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Aug 31, 2007
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Two and a half years and counting for us. :Sad:
Every time we are close to sorting it out, life keeps on intruding, unfortunately.

The latest block was my brother inconsiderately developing a serious illness, which means I'm back working for the company we started some years ago. It does mean, though, that I can work part-time and whenever I choose, so it should help our fulltiming plans.
Still hoping for a start next summer :thumb:
 

artona

Free Member
Jul 31, 2007
1,474
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43
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self build
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30 yrs and still not got a release date
Hi

9 years I reckon, delayed waiting for first three children to reach maturity.

Interested to know though your interpretation of what is full time status


stew
 

Rapide561

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Aug 5, 2007
471
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Leeds and Lake Garda
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64
MH
Coachbuilt
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8
Fulltiming

Hi

11 months from "idea" to being pitched on a campsite.

Incidentally, it is just over a year since I left the house behind.

Russell
 
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Jim

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
29,407
87,004
Sutton on Sea
Funster No
1
MH
C Class Diesel RV
Exp
Since 1990
Hi

11 months from "idea" to being pitched on a campsite.

Incidentally, it is just over a year since I left the house behind.

Russell
Did the anniversary just pass you by Russell or did you celebrate it?
 
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Jim

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
29,407
87,004
Sutton on Sea
Funster No
1
MH
C Class Diesel RV
Exp
Since 1990
Hi Interested to know though your interpretation of what is full time status
stew
Could you be fulltimer for 6 months? I have heard people say that unless you have sold your house you are not a fulltimer, or that if you are fulltiming for less that a year you are just on a long holiday. :Smile:

I do know that fulltime fulltimers do have problems if they do not have a fixed address, as well as insurance and residency issues so maybe those fulltimers who do not have a house, think that others are "playing at it" :Smile:

To my mind, if your motorhome is your regular home (and you are not on a holiday) then I suppose you are a full timer. I can't see the point in making any real distinction about whether the person has a house that they could go back to, or whether they might eventually buy one or how long they intend to fulltime. Fulltime for the time being is still fulltiming, isn't it?
 
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