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RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

Most expensive cost at all 3 locations was septic and well drilling. Septic doesn't worry me too much. That's gonna be a pretty similar cost most everywhere as long as I choose my land/soil wisely. I'm still not sure which way to go with water. Drilling could get pricey, of course depending on where you are. Locating near a stream is the best bet so long as it doesn't drive the land cost to an unreasonable level. A water buffalo is another option I have considered. We drink 'store' water even now as we RV and prob wont change that (unless we drill a good well), so site water would just be for washing, etc. Electric is the one where I am most uncertain. Again, land choice can greatly affect this if you want municipal electricity. A generator seems like something I wouldn't personally like. Solar seems like a lot of (ongoing) work to really do it right. Gonna have to spend some time on solar sites to research that further. I do love my electricity. You've got to keep your story straight. If money is NO OBJECT getting city water and electric to each site should be no object either. Find the land, get the use approved and get a nice slab laid to park the RV and have the necessary utilities run. Good luck! Not going to argue with you. Go find someone else to troll.
CFerguson 07/04/19 06:59am Full-time RVing
RE: Traveling without a car

I just had some inspiration! We could plan our trip to go by a nearby RV repair place, pay someone $20 or so to help us hook up our toad, then be on our merry way. At our destination we can disconnect ourselves. When it's time to go, we can probably find someone (park employee or friendly camper) to help us connect again, give them a little spending money or some beer and then off we go! Wash and repeat! Do you think this will work? I think its a good idea. Plenty of good folks still around.
CFerguson 07/03/19 12:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: AZ-UT boondocking loop

Wow. I want to go there.
CFerguson 07/03/19 12:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Can anyone recommend a tankless on demand water heater?

cannesdo, I feel your pain. You cant start a thread sometimes without someone wanting to argue that you aren't doing it right. Its like they feel threatened that someone thought of a better way than they did to do something even tho they have no idea of your individual circumstances. If they want to tout their own idea, then they should Start Their Own Thread. Now that said, permit me a slight diversion OT to comment to MEXICOWANDERER. Sir, toss some diatomaceous earth around the fireant mound. When they shift the nest, do it again. Its death to them and perfectly safe for mammals (other than maybe getting constipated if you eat too much of it).
CFerguson 07/03/19 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

Most expensive cost at all 3 locations was septic and well drilling. Septic doesn't worry me too much. That's gonna be a pretty similar cost most everywhere as long as I choose my land/soil wisely. I'm still not sure which way to go with water. Drilling could get pricey, of course depending on where you are. Locating near a stream is the best bet so long as it doesn't drive the land cost to an unreasonable level. A water buffalo is another option I have considered. We drink 'store' water even now as we RV and prob wont change that (unless we drill a good well), so site water would just be for washing, etc. Electric is the one where I am most uncertain. Again, land choice can greatly affect this if you want municipal electricity. A generator seems like something I wouldn't personally like. Solar seems like a lot of (ongoing) work to really do it right. Gonna have to spend some time on solar sites to research that further. I do love my electricity.
CFerguson 07/03/19 12:06pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

Good replies, folks. Thanks! I am no stranger to buying and selling land in multiple states. Still own 100ac in VA and 9 in TN that have electric (water on 1) but am looking to expand to some more 'home' bases for travel like js218 has done. One of the ideas a friend had was to file a mining claim out west and rockhound a bit on it some. Very minimal cost to that, but will have to provide my own electric on that one. valhalla360, perhaps I am an optimist, but its still no skin off my nose if no one but my wife and I use them. And (just musing out loud here now) if my heirs don't want them, I'll just set up my will so that the properties go to the Nature Conservancy or some such group. Or maybe even to some nice folks that I meet on the road. Heck, as I meet more fulltimers, I may even meet more than the 2 FT couples that I know now that I like well enough to allow them to use my properties. Oh, and I should say that on the VA property I have, i had friends that lived there rent free while they got back on their feet for a year a while back. So I am already ahead on that score.
CFerguson 07/02/19 03:34pm Full-time RVing
RE: Can anyone recommend a tankless on demand water heater?

Hard Earned tip Use it with fairly mineral free domestic water and you will be pleased with its performance. Use it with hard water and get depressed These things deposit minerals on flow tubes like nothing I've ever seen. Pre-treated softened water? Great. I have three units that the kids used without my knowing it. Waiting for me to declog them when I get home. Hydrofluoric acid and a high Ph neutralizer Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking of installing one (on its own circuit) but with traveling water, I can see where it wont work without a water softener (which is further than I care to go with this project).
CFerguson 07/02/19 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: When to sign and what to sign? New 2019 trailer purchase.

If you feel you must sign, always write something with your sig like "pending final inspection by buyer".
CFerguson 07/02/19 03:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

Yep, own property in Northern Vermont, north central PA. and Lake Tahoe Nevada, full hook ups at all 3 properties. Use them as layovers when traveling. This is what I am thinking. I still want to travel, but would like to have places that I own for a variety of reasons. May I ask what kind of issues you have experienced with the utilities- from initial emplacement to issues you may have had when you weren't present. Are your sites more rural, semi-rural, etc? Do you have neighbors/relatives watching over them while away? Do you turn off utilities or just secure them when you aren't there? (I'm leaning toward the latter)
CFerguson 07/01/19 05:17pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

Why not just rent seasonal spots and not deal with ownership costs and responsibilities? Gardens, hunting, fishing, firewood, off grid power/water. The list goes on and on. Good point, but I prefer to own. I intend to allow friends and family to also use these places. And they will be properties that I can pass down as well- hopefully allowing upcoming generations to enjoy them too.
CFerguson 07/01/19 05:13pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

While cost may not be a problem, it is always an issue. If cost is NO OBJECT then you would be staying at the best RV Resorts available everywhere in the US and this topic would never have been posted. I realize that this is the Internet, but please try to stay within the spirit of the question instead of trying to nitpick. Cost is NOT a concern to me in the way I intend to spend. I knew Someone would start into this but had hoped we could get to page 2 at least before I had to try to stop that line of arguing. The question is, "Does anyone have any experience Fulltiming on properties that you own?" Nothing about how I want to conduct my travels, how I spend my money, or where I want to stay.
CFerguson 07/01/19 05:10pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

I should add that cost isn't a problem.
CFerguson 07/01/19 03:31pm Full-time RVing
Fulltiming across the USA.............on your own land?

Does anyone have any experience Fulltiming on properties that you own? What I am thinking of is buying property in several locations around the country such that at any given time of the year, you would have at least one spot to have ideal weather. Yes, I know local laws/zoning have to be considered, but what got me started down this track is that some distant relatives of mine own a large lot on a river in MI and when the salmon are running, they all tow their RVs to the property and fish to their hearts’ content. I know they have municipal water on the site, not sure about electric. Ideally, I’d want both. I’d love to hear about your experiences doing this and any downsides to this idea (other than initial cost and taxes, local meth heads, etc).
CFerguson 07/01/19 01:00pm Full-time RVing
RE: Gas tax increase in some states July 1st

Yet they keep getting re-elected everywhere... That would make a cynical fella think that the System no longer works. Or we are a nation of morons and crooks. Or all of the above.
CFerguson 07/01/19 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: I hate dinettes

Everyone has different needs and travels differently. There is no 1 Answer and to say "I'm doing it right you aren't" is quite arrogant imo. I had a guy on these boards once tell me that I wasn't carrying enough tools (i think I carry too many actually). Honestly, he sounded like he RVs with more tools than a lot of folks own. But...its whats right For Him.
CFerguson 06/30/19 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help!!!!!!!!

You need to stop thinking 'low maintenance'. Think 'yearly maintenance'. You need to do a yearly roof inspection and put that flowing caulk on Anything that looks minimally questionable + inspect anywhere else water can penetrate the exterior shell (regardless of what its made of). It really isn't all that much work, tho some folks physically cant get on the roof. In that case, get a trusted friend or even pay the RV dealer to do the annual. If you do that, the chances of water problems are minimal at least. We started with a 18.9 TT (just the 2 of us + large Akita) and it was plenty. For longer trips, we decided that we needed a separate bedroom so if one of us needed a snooze and the other wanted to do something else on a rainy day, we would have the comfort of an 'isolation' room. So we went larger. Lots of good advice above. Main thing to rem is Floorplan is Everything and everyone's needs in a floorplan is different. Get the one that works best for You.
CFerguson 06/30/19 10:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Campgrounds

RV Parky.com. Don't even have to load any privacy invasive app- its on the website.
CFerguson 06/30/19 10:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Satelite Internet

Go Elon and Starlink! I hope he puts all the cable and phone companies out of business. But its gonna be a while. Few years at least I'd say.
CFerguson 06/30/19 09:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Do I need wt distribution and/or anti-sway bars?

Yes. I pulled a <5k# TT with a Full sized Tundra (almost 10k# rated) and always used wd hitch. Cheap price for more control/safety. Wind is not your friend.
CFerguson 06/29/19 10:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Entry level trailer what qualifies.

I think most people are referring to price. One person's entry level might be another's ultimate rv.
CFerguson 06/28/19 03:18pm Travel Trailers
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