Me and my family are moving back to Ohio from WA. the problem is that my wife and kids will go back approx 1 month before I will. They need to get back into schools and our lease is up before I can leave. I have always wanted to be a full-timer, this will give me a taste. I will be in my HTT with a small dog. Is there any thing I should be concerned with or should prepair. Supplies? Do the requirments change from camping to full-timing? I believe I'm a pretty well prepaired camper, but I don't know if there is any difference for FT. Please help.
2007 GMC Yukon XL
2004 Fourwinds 25' HTT
I'm not a full timer...but the one's that I've seen just seem to have more sprawl around their campsite. Landscaping, sometimes they make a wood deck with stairs, wind chimes, pink flamingos...
No really... I've seen the full timers have larger bottles of LP delivered, connected to their rig with one of those extend-a-stay adapters...so they're not running to fill 20# bottles all the time.
Some rigs have an adapter for the sewer connection and use PVC instead of flexible hose...I'm thinking the flexible hoses don't hold up well with long exposure to the sun.
Spending long periods of time in the RV... I think one of the main concerns is moisture...condensation forming inside from water vapor created by respirations, showers, cooking. If the camper walls, windows, are cooler...you can have a moisture problem. We leave closet doors open...to get ventilation. Use the vent fan in the bathroom...
Not sure I would worry too much about that stuff for just a month... If you are staying 6 months...that might be a different story.
I would probably just worry about mail delivery, etc... unless it's all being forwarded to your new address in Ohio...
Should be an adventure...and a good learning experience for possibly full timing when you retire.
I can't wait to retire...on the other hand --- I hope my job stays around long enough for me to choose the date...instead of having it chosen for me...
Good advice from DianneOK. As a working full timer, you'll likely spend less time at the campground than the average weekender. I have no experience with weather in that neck of the woods, but give consideration to the puppers if you are leaving him in the camper while you are away. You don't want him to suffer a heat stroke because the power failed.
Me and my family are moving back to Ohio from WA. the problem is that my wife and kids will go back approx 1 month before I will. Supplies? Do the requirments change from camping to full-timing? I believe I'm a pretty well prepaired camper, but I don't know if there is any difference for FT.
If you're only living in the camper for an extended month or two, there's not much difference than a very long vacation stay. But you will want to ask at the RV Park if they have monthly rates, to save a little.
Then you will need supplies for laundramat. Since your wife won't be there to do the laundry.
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The only difference is folks take more stuff with them for fulltiming or longtiming. We take our hobbies, bicycles, more clothes, more food, more toilet paper. More towels. extra bedding. More cooking utensils. If you are going to do a month, then tow back to Ohio, you will need less. You always have walmarts.
Well, been fulltiming approx 3hrs now. Feels good. Figured out the must haves real quick. longer stinky slinky. and more room. will have to down size when I figure out what I don't need. I have about a month left of FT. I dont think it will be bad. I just wish my wife and kids were with me.