Actually I totally disagree with this comment! We've been full-timing for almost 2 years now and sooooo glad we don't have to worry about a house to take care of and deal with tenants and repairs. And who knows when you decide to "settle down" where you'll end up. Cut your apron strings and fly - it's a blast!!
I disagree with your disagreement, respectfully of course. Nobody should jump into anything without trying it out first. If your answer to them is to sell the farm and move into a travel trailer without ever living in one for an extended period of time then you're not telling them the whole story. Trailer life is not for everyone. It's hard enough for most people to live with a spouse in a roomy 4 bedroom 2 story house and then you bunch them up in what is basically a very small 2 room shotgun house on wheels and they'll be at each others throats in a very short while. Just sayin' you need to look before you leap!
2010 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8315BSS
2003 Chevy Silverado 1/2 Ton Extended Cab
We both retired at the same time at year 36 of marriage, sold the farm and everything with it, moved into a 34' fiver (our first) and hit the road. All in the span of 3 months. We then fulltimed for 9 years in a tiny shotgun house and were never happier. We did not try the lifestyle, just jumped from a fullsized house and acreage, fulltime jobs for both.
According to those who "counseled" us, we did everything wrong... and loved it So I respectfully disagree....it all depends on the couple. We were never unhappy in either a huge home or a tiny fiver In fact, we have both stated that we could fulltime again in our 9.5' truck camper!
Dianne (and Terry) (Fulltimed for 9 years)
HAM WB6N (Terry)
2012 Ford F350, diesel, 4x4 SRW, crew cab, longbed
2009 Lance 971 Truck Camper, loaded
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My wife and I will start living fulltime in our RV in a few weeks. We are 39 and 43 and have not tried it before. We have a paid yearly lease on a campground in Topsail, NC where we will spend most of our time and after that we plan to travel around the country and try workamping along the way.