Would like all of your imput on this. Please

by Still Totally ADD 41 Replies latest jw friends

  • designs

    One of my older sisters and husband did that until their early 80s.

  • LisaRose

    That sounds like it would be very fun. I love herbs also, I have been expanding into more herbs and veggies this year. I have a small "New urban" size lot, but it's amazing what you can do even so. I made a three feet by two fee raised planter, which I thought was pretty big, but the two tomatoes and squash I put in quickly grew to dwarf the box. I have never had tomatoes get that big.

    I would have a hard time living in an RV, I am a homebody, but if that appeals to you, why not? My husband will be returning in a few years, he plans to cash out his unused sick leave and go on a European trip, I am looking forward to that.

    I knew a family that did that. He owned his own business, they took off for a year and saw every state in the US, via RV.

  • finally awake
    finally awake

    As an owner of an old camper, I recommend *not* buying a motorhome. I suggest that you might be happier with a towed camper or fifth wheel and a pickup truck. Towed campers are a lot cheaper than motorhomes, plus you can get used models without worrying about the engine blowing up. Our camper is nearly 40 years old, hasn't really had a lot of work done on the mechanicals since we bought it 10 years ago. We've got less than $10K in it, and it's plenty big for 2 people to live in.

  • jamiebowers

    I'm doing okay, TotallyADD; thanks for asking. You could still do what I've advised, except you could rent or sell the Florida house.

  • integ

    I say go for it. Sounds like a great adventure...one you'll always be glad you embarked on. All the best.

  • villagegirl

    Over 60 heading for 70 ? This is a time for a stable secure base.

    Travel is great, but to expect to make real income from teaching

    gardening along the way, is not realistic. I am confused, since you

    own your house and will get pensions, why you have to sell anything?

    You buy a used RV and thats your only home in yourr 60's and 70's ?

    Have you ever even tried doing this for a single month?

    The reality of living in vehicle that requires repair and gasoline

    and needs a $50-$65 a night hook-up, just so you can

    use the shower and toilet, may wear thin after a month or so

    on the road and going from trailer park to trailer park.

    30 days X $65 a night =$1,950 a month just to have

    a bed and a toilet and shelter? and that does not include gasoline

    at $4 a gallon. 10 miles per gallon @ 100 miles a day will cost $1,200

    a month in GAS ---- so thats $1,950 for hook-up parking and $1,200 for

    gas to go from town to town ? And if this vehicle breaks down ?

    Or you get sick ? Where do you go ? Think about it.

    Take a trip for three months on the road. See how you like it.

    And then recalculate.

  • LouBelle

    What an adventure. Pehaps when you get those odd jobs you can put a little bit away into a savings for when you decide to stop so that you would have some funds.

  • millie210

    I like EndofMysteries advice. You can have your cake and eat it too.

  • nonjwspouse

    If you want to try renting out your house try airbnb.com I hae used it to go on vacation and really like the service. It can give you an idea of what it is like/ what is involed in renting out your house.

  • blondie

    We have that goal. My husband is retired but doing part-time jobs and we save his salary. We are waiting until I qualify for Medicare in a couple of years and then we pay for it out of our sick leave escrow account. We aren't going to get a huge RV. Try rv'ing now and find out how you can downsize and look online for a DB of those who are doing this. Develop a business that you can do online and while you travel to supplement any retirement. We have a small rv and each time we use it we realize how we have too much stuff.




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