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It all depends on whether you have a "home base" to operate out of, or not. From the beginning of (human) time, there were nomads/gypsies/migrations. That doesn't always turn out so well (remember Cher's song "Gypsies Tramps And Thieves?). And with the imigration/refugee crissis going on these days, it might not be such a good idea (are you really ready for extreme vetting?). And if you read the article about "imposters" being the scam-of-choice these days, that just compounds the problem. When nobody knows anybody else these days, it might just be best to stay home and watch the grass grow (unless you can go to Mars. I wonder when we'll get a "space-RV"? This reminds me of Donovan's song "Cosmic Wheels").

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We sold our home and furnishings and moved into a 5th wheel fifteen months before retirement. A piece of land was purchased and set it up for an RV to be used as our home base. Nearby relatives took care of our mail and yard. All business was taken care of on the internet. For seven years we traveled around the US enjoying the beautiful scenery, met many RVers and made new friends. It was great! After developing a health problem, we now have a home at our home base. Health problem was resolved and although we are no longer Full Timers, we travel and are away from home up to six months at a time. It was wonderful experience and I recommend it. Go for it!

 

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My sister and her daughter are living in an RV in Texas full time now because they were displaced by Hurricane Harvey. It definitely has its drawbacks - RVs are not well insulated so they are very cold in winter and very hot in summer. Noise from others in the park is very pronounced as the walls of the RV are quite thin. Her RV is 42 feet long but despite its size it is still quite cramped inside - especially the bedrooms and bathrooms. Renting a space in an RV park is quite expensive (she pays over $500/month all the while paying the mortgage, utilities, taxes, insurance and HOA on the condo she can no longer live in). Additionally, wifi service is very spotty. She must also haul LP tanks in her car to get them refilled quite often. It has its benefits but it's not all it's cracked up to be. 

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  •  My husband and I have been truly on the road, as full-time RV’ers, for over a year and a half. We did sell our house and sold and gave away most of our belongings.  The most important thing about selling your house is that you have to be ready to downsize regardless of what lifestyle you choose.  The other thing we did was to purchase a small travel trailer and pull it with our Jeep. Those who sell their home and use all of their profits to purchase oversized motorhomes don’t leave a nice cushion for retirement years ahead.  We are seeing amazing country side across the United States while not having touched any of our investments in the year and a half.   It is not right for everyone, it is good for us now. Someday, we are likely to be traditional citizens again. Facebook: suebruno
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We have not done this ourselves just yet, however we know several couples who do travel in their RV's a lot. They all have homes and would not sell as to have a home base for many reasons.  Some of the reasons are stability, mail, having a home of record, storage and I'm sure many others.  We have purchased our first RV an plan to be traveling in it 60 to 70% of the time.  Then of course there are many reasons for selling your home and living in the RV.  So it must boil down to the individual couple or person.  What we plan to do is keep the home and see how it turns out for a couple of years or so.

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There are many books on the subject. If you have a Kindle (Kindle Unlimited) check out the huge selection of books for retirees wanting to make the transition to RV Living Full Time. In reference to the best states they are: Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming.

 

You may also check out YouTube and see some video's on the subject.

One of my favorites YouTuber is Mr. Bob Wells (he is also an author - you will find his book at Amazon)

His website is www.cheaprvliving.com

 

Hope this help and good luck!

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Hello, 

 

We are looking into selling our house and living in a RV Fulltime, travel the country for 1-2 years. Looking to hear from people have done it or are going through it. If there are Recommendations on blogs and books with this topic, that would be great. What are the best States to make it your home state (tax wise), and to register your RV? How easy or difficult is this journey? Any other tax breaks when taking this step? Other things that come in mind is doctors, dentists other specialist.

 

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We are looking into selling our house and living in a RV Fulltime, travel the country for 1-2 years. Looking to hear from people have done it or are going through it. If there are Recommendations on blogs and books with this topic, that would be great. What are the best States to make it your home state (tax wise), and to register your RV? How easy or difficult is this journey? Any other tax breaks when taking this step? Other things that come in mind is doctors, dentists other specialist.

 

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