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Old 03-30-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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Considering Living in 5th wheel

We are considering purchasing a Roosevelt and moving from place to place and living in it full time.

Any suggestions from those who are using one.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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Beliefteam, I don't know if you're new to camping or if you're considering upgrading to the Roosevelt, you really didn't say. There are many more on here with much more experience than I, but I would suggest you go to a bookstore or Amazon and buy one of the many books that give you insight into what the full-timer faces and what it's all about. If you've made up your mind I wish you the best and hope to see you down the road sometime soon. Best of luck in your decision.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:17 PM   #3
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We have full timed in our fifth wheel for five years. We had a Montana Big Sky that was lovely until I managed to put a 13' RV under an 11' railroad bridge. New is good, we moved into a 2013 39' Washington. We wished we had the storage we had in the Big Sky but all that did was help us carry a bunch of junk we did not need anyway. Keep it simple.
We sold our home and only kept what we needed to get by with. You can live with a lot less, in a smaller area, more economically and travel too!
We work camp all over the country and have found it is the lowest cost of living available anywhere.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us. mikeratcliff.dallas@gmail.com
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:29 AM   #4
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Beliefteam, I don't know if you're new to camping or if you're considering upgrading to the Roosevelt, you really didn't say. There are many more on here with much more experience than I, but I would suggest you go to a bookstore or Amazon and buy one of the many books that give you insight into what the full-timer faces and what it's all about. If you've made up your mind I wish you the best and hope to see you down the road sometime soon. Best of luck in your decision.

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That's some great advice!
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:11 PM   #5
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One thing to consider if buying new....
many mfg's will void warranty if full timing and not considered a 'fulltime' unit...

be sure to look into the small print before you sign on the dotted line re warranty.


I would do it in a SECOND, but don't think the DW will !
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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We live in ours. Started in Oklahoma and from there went to San Antonio. I work in the oilfield. It's just us and our dog. Got tired of renting apartments and duplexes. We put most of our things in storage and have what we need in the 5th wheel. About the only thing I miss is a large shower and more hot water. Other than that, we love it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #7
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What is the difference between a full time and part time rig? Quality and price? Does a "full time" rig have a statement or something that approves it for such use?
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:30 PM   #8
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I'm really not sure other than the things you just mentioned. Mine didn't have a special tag that said full time capable or anything like that. I think as long as you take care of it anything will stand up over time. Enclosed underbelly "basement" is a must for in the Winter. It closes off the bottom of the trailer so that your tanks and plumbing aren't in the weather. They also have a duct coming into the "basement" and sometimes heated tanks (heat strips).
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:24 AM   #9
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I am looking at the Washington and looking to go fulltime. I was told I have to specify to my insurance company that I am a full-timer and the premium would be higher. At the time of purchase what do you have to do to ensure the warranty will cover you. Would hate to have a new house with no warranty.
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TravelMyRoad,
I have had my insurance agent for some time, and he's a personal friend. When I sold my home and told him I was going full-timing he asked where I stored my "important stuff". Past tax returns, important papers, suits and family heirlooms. I told him we built a huge bedroom at our daughter's house in Watertown so that if we flew home for Christmas or other important occasions we'd have a place to stay. So, we put a "renter's" insurance policy, for very little, on their residence in our name. We use it as our mailing address so as far as he's concerned, we are travelling "extensively" and not living in our RV. I liked his thinking and so even though we are in our RV an awful lot (wink-wink) as far as anyone is concerned, we just travel very, very extensively. For what it's worth

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