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Hello Rstukenberg, Thank you for your post on full timing. You obviously manage very well in part not because of limited space but because you do have each other. I researched RVing from my 50th to 55th years because I wanted the freedom to live in more than one place once I stopped working. I am more a cities person than a fan of the outdoors but have seen few of the places I've read about.
I was diagnosed with cancer at 55 and it altered many plans. I am happy to say I am in remission now for almost nine years. However, I am nervous about not being in one place and near a familiar primary care doctor. Being seriously ill transforms one's sense of living forever. I also recognize how important it is to have a regular vet with aging pets.
I've found myself, by accident and bad choices, living in a place I don't want to be. So, I try to imagine ways to still fulfill dreams of giving up roots. Money issues are certainly significant but, more important are my lack of gifts with mechanical things. I read and subscribe to the two major RVing publications and am in awe of and frightened by the mechanical issues of which readers write. I do like the Class A motor home best but think the Fifth Wheeler is the wiser buy because the major mechanical issues would seem to be with the tow vehicle.
With a large extended family of siblings and nephews and nieces spread throughout the country, it would be great to be "on the road" and a bit of a free-spirited wanderer. I do look forward to reading the tales of those in this AARP group. Thanks again for sharing your adventure. — Terry
I am sorry to hear that your dreams had to be altered, but glad to hear you are currently in remission. My fathers diagnosis and unfortunately rapid deterioration is what pushed us into speeding up out plans instead of waiting to travel. We have friends with serious health issues that are unable to travel full time, however they take 1 or 2 month stays in their neighboring states. You could say they have the best of both worlds. They travel for shorter periods of time visiting family and friends, then return to their reality of doctor visits. Keep dreaming, it will make you healthier in the long run. We all need our dreams.