It's All Because Of You Funsters!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Wombles, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Wombles

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    Having read this forum for one year then being members for the second year & attending rallies we have finally given in to the power of Fun & are both now retired early :party2: We won't be well off but have found that a lot of the material things that we thought were important before now no longer are & we will be happy to have a simpler life getting out & about more in the motorhome. Funsters have taught us that you don't have to spend a lot of money or travel far (although that's good too!) to have a good time:xThumb: Hearing others life stories & events in our lives have also helped get our lives truly into perspective. We aren't completely free yet as we have our long unfinished self built home to complete, 20 years of acccumulated "stuff" that we have never used or no longer need to sell/give away & a couple of years until our son will be settled at Uni but we are nearly there. Our family & friends think that we are a bit mad but think some of you will understand...
     
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  2. Bertie Bassett

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    Good on you and wish we had the guts to do it too Wombles:xThumb:, still its only 67 weeks, 3 days, 16 hours, 4 minutes and 50 seconds till April 5th 2016.:xsmile:
     
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  3. Jaws

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    Good on you !!!! Well done indeed ! :xThumb:
     
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  4. DavidG58

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    Excellent, you can't beat a good news story at bed time

    Go for it and enjoy yourselves
     
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  5. Tootles

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    With your hidden stash, you could have done it last week. :xsmile:
     
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  6. Bertie Bassett

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    If the bloody Gnomes would let me at it!:cry:
    :xrofl::xrofl:
     
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  7. Popeye

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    That's great news.....love it, LOVE IT.......:xThumb:
     
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  8. Neckender

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    That's great news, life now begins, I retired early 18 months ago and we have done 1 month in France and in the last 12 months have done 3 - 6 week holidays at La Torreta in Benidorm plus numerous week ends away, I just wished I'd done it a lot sooner.
    John.
     
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  9. Debs

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    Just catching upxroll:
    That's great - enjoy, best thing we ever did:xThumb:
    Totally agree about the forum helping you come to this decision, it's great isn't itx:-)
    Should be Sir Jim I reckon:xwink:
     
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  10. mjltigger

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    Congrats and good luck
     
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  11. Mikey RV

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    Well done and good luck with your travels. (y)
     
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  12. Ber090

    Ber090 Funster Life Member

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    Great! Best thing I ever did! Good luck to you.:xThumb::xThumb:
     
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  13. Armytwowheels

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    It will be the best desision you have ever made, once the hard work of the house is out the way.

    We made this same decision a year ago and are now just two days away from completing the early retirement plan. It's been bloody hard work since July of this year, turning around 3 houses to let out, but we are almost there now. Lots if ups and downs with the properties, including having to get retrospective planning permission for one of them, but I know it will be worth it.

    Live the dream I say, no point in dreaming otherwise!
     
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  14. Carol

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    I think that is a wonderful Christmas Present to give yourselves, enjoy it to the full. One bit of advice if I may be so bold, when you are away in your van think of it as living in another place not as been on holiday, because that's so expensive.

    We have been retired nearly 10 years on a limited income, but with savings in the first two years wahoo we had an amazing time then realised savings don't last forever, so we changed our thought process and no we can't by a new van (good job we love the one we have) but by living carefully are now able to carry on with our motorhoming as long as our health allows us.

    Of course their are people with more disposable income and that's fine just enjoy what you have sounds a wonderful plan it's amazing how quickly 1 year becomes 10. have fun.

    Edit, I don't mean don't travel and go were you want we do every other year one UK the next over the water, in the past year we have in the van been to Greece, Italy, Germany, France and Morocco twice, but cook our own food most of the time take picnics when going out it's all so doable :xThumb:
     
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  15. DuxDeluxe

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    Congratulations! A great plan and all the best:xThumb:
     
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  16. chaser

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    That's good advice for anyone, whether you are loaded or ,like us, not, why throw away money you might suddenly need , you can have great times in a motorhome as cheap as being at home, fuel apart! Or you can spend more than five star hotel holidays, which I don't see the point of.
     
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  17. Peter & Elaine

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    We had 3 months away in France Spain morocco Portugal
    For less (just) than we spent on 2 weeks for Elaine's 60th in the dogs nuts 5* hotel in Jamaica

    Oops forgot Belgium on way back for bacccy run
     
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    :party2:Congratulations:party2:
    (y)
     
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  19. New Dawn

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    Congratulations. Sounds like a fantastic plan. Enjoy !!!!:xThumb::xThumb::xThumb:
     
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  20. Bertie Bassett

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    Wombles I now have a serious concern having read and re-read your op.............................if you are wandering the length and breadth of Europe who will locate all the DEALS for us?:cry:
     
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