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Quits all - Now lives in an RV

Just got this story off of CNN-

The family in the video below sold everything and now live in a motorhome (big and impressive). He says he used to be a political junky but when asked about his political inclinations he never mentions Ron Paul...but he says some jibberish about the Toilet Paper party (Tea party). Oh, he did vote for McInsane.

He's probably a lot smarter than CNN portrays...or a lot richer because it probably cost $800 just to fill up their rig's diesel tank...so much for saving money by not having to pay real estate taxes!

But, it's fun considering the mobile life.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c3#/video/bestoftv/2012/02/...

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This is our plan exactly

Selling our 3300 sq ft house 2 acres. And everything in it. Moving into a 40 ft fifth wheel and taking off. We already homeschool so this is a no brainer.
Can't wait to get on the road and LIVE.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Anyone else living full time

Anyone else living full time in a RV/5th wheel/travel trailer?

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

My wife and I did this

We had quite a bit of real estate we were making tax payments on.Some were paid off others were not. Although we had these holdings we were broke all the time trying to hang on to them. It was pay check to pay check even though I had a decent income. We started thinking that in the end,other than possessions we were no better off than "Trailer trash".

So after even more thought we ask ourselves "What is wealth?". We figured out that wealth is not owning material possessions to impress someone else,it is having the extra time and ability to enjoy life without being a slave to debt. It is having very little overhead to stress your time and finances. "Quality of life" became a priority.

So we sold everything but one 5 acre parcel,With a power drop and sewer,we bought a diesel pusher and converted it ourselves into an RV. It is fully self contained with solar and wind power and we can park anywhere and live off grid. Our only costs are Propane,which is very efficient,and fuel. Now you would think fuel costs would be high but in reality they are not.

Fuel costs have to be looked at like this, We only burn fuel when we are moving the coach to another location,We are not driving it back and forth to work everyday.We tow a smaller vehicle for this purpose. If you figured out how much it would cost to move a household full of "Possessions" it is relatively cheap in comparison.

To move a household you are looking at putting up a down payment on the next house you are purchasing or first and last months rent with deposits if you are renting the next location. Then there is moving truck rental,Fuel for the moving truck, Motel costs if a long trip to the new location,Meals in restaurants,Etc. Plus all the work to load and unload all these "Possessions".

Now that we are set up as we are we can pack up in an hour and be headed down the road with everything we own. One tank full of fuel can almost take us half way across the country. In my line of work I can fill up for less than one week's pay. so in reality it is cheaper than normal moving options.

Quality of life becomes very good when you accept being a minimalist and make possessions a non priority. You will find you have a lot of time to go fishing due to costs of living being reduced substantially. I now can live pretty well and only work about half the year to do so. The mobility is great!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

7 years in my rv now, before

7 years in my rv now, before that 3 years in a 5th wheel. Rent is only 1600 a year, plus electricity. Just now I am making cash offers for land. One of the best things I ever did in addition to buying gold silver brass and lead.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

If I didn't have kids I would

If I didn't have kids I would totally live this lifestyle. Talk about freedom.

My only sister and brother - in - law are selling out and going

to do the RV thing..They are going to be happy campers..No pun intended..

lol..