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Question: How much time do you spend living in your bus?
Bus? What bus? I don't have one! (okay, I do, but it feels like I don't because I don't ever live in it) - 14 (12.7%)
Vacations and small trips only - 62 (56.4%)
Half of the year - 15 (13.6%)
Most of the year - 3 (2.7%)
FULLTIMIN' IT, BABY! - 16 (14.5%)
Total Voters: 110

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« on: January 07, 2011, 01:23:01 PM »

Just because I am curious!
From a soon-to-be full-timer, I am very curious as to how often y'all actually dwell in your buses, and how many other fulltimers there are out there!

Please select your status, and then tell me what it's like!
Do you wish you spent more time in the bus?
Is bus life getting old?
What issues have you run into?
Things you love, things you hate. Please humor me!

Thanks!
-DRT Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 01:30:27 PM »

Our winter snow bird trip is the major time we spend in coach usually about 3 month then tractor shows and fall trip to Fla panhandle to eat fish. Our bus is a second home and you will never meet finer people than ones on the road.  Bob
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 01:39:29 PM »

My bus use typically involves 400 miles a day, so i guess i like to drive the bus more than live in it.  I never got the point of going "camping" and living 20 feet from some other random family who probably has noisy kids and a dog that pees on my front tires.  I am happiest bus-wise halfway through a 2000 mile trip, staying in a deserted truck stop, or parked at a race track and hanging out with my buddies.  The actual "living in the bus" part actually is a little cramped, I miss my regular TV shows (I happen to like Rachael Ray, so sue me!) and I can actually do with normal flush and walk away plumbing rather than dumping every 4 days...

But I do enjoy the bus!  It's kind of a lifestyle choice, there is a lot that goes into it, and the bus is a big part of the choices we make.  It's kind of an enabler, rather than the final point, if that makes sense.

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 01:42:18 PM »

leave around middle oct  return in april  have a concession that  we have
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 01:55:23 PM »

Charlie who are you kiddin? You haven't left Central Ill in 3 or more years! LOL

You have 3 buses and havent been to a rally yet other than in your car! I keep trying to get your butt back down here but noooo, you want to be hard headed!

How ya been?  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 02:22:36 PM »

We are FULL Timing It. Love it and have done it for almost 2 years now. We have met so many SUPER nice folks out on the road. We have a Campground Membership that makes it more affordable to camp. We are most always hooked up to power and in the parks we go into, they have a pool and many things to do in your spare time. Would I recommend it? YES Most definitely as if you don't like your neighbors, just unhook and move..NO MORE WEED EATERS, NO MORE LAWN MOWERS, NO MORE LITTLE HONDA CIVIC's BLASTING BY our front door rattling the windows from load music..In this Full time lifestyle, you can be flat broke and still enjoy what god gave us all.  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 03:11:23 PM »

We lived in our Eagle for a little over a year 10 months in Phoenix and summer in wyoming and winter in Montana lol talk about having it backwards. Loved it however we were and still are working so we didn't get to travel much. Now we live in Montana in House and getting ready to move to texas and live in the Bus again New Job same company . Its great if you can move around lol good luck
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 04:10:21 PM »

Our two year full-timing anniversary is coming up in March! There are ups and downs no matter what you do. Lack of enough space is my wife's biggest wants!  Wink I'm very happy the way it is, it fits my lifestyle! No Yard to mow!  Roll Eyes

We also have learned to "Do the little dance"! When one of us are say working in the kitchen, the other makes sure there is enough room to pass by. Find our own nooks and crannies to put our possessions and don't infringe on the other. (Yeah right) Roll Eyes

I was sure glad we had a place to move into when I lost my job, having the bus saved our sanity for sure!

Go for it, you won't regret it!

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 04:14:37 PM »

ace,
Been  doing great....yes i still have three just in case one breaks down...lol
  been traveling alot  doing my  thing glad i goy now contained trailor it makes itso much better have to give me a call some time.
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 04:31:19 PM »

You say you got a trailer? Are you doing Kettle Corn up there? Dont even think about bringing it down here! I got this area sewed up! Been thinking about having cowboy build me another cooker! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 04:43:03 PM »

all self contained just pull up  takes about 10 min and i am poppin real nice unit.. send ya  pic but  my evo is being relaced the charging port  stopped workin
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 04:58:06 PM »

I didn't vote because I don't know what we are doing.....  Huh Huh

We lived in our MCI 2 years but are back in our house now while I try to sell the MCI & rebuild the Bluebird I bought.

I say "I" because my wife isn't real happy with the 'Bird yet. Her exact words were "You GOT to be KIDDING!"  Sad Sad
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 04:58:47 PM »

I spent 34 nights in the bus on the road.  And about 15 more nights in the bus at home when working on it.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 07:39:23 PM »

 On Jan. 29th we will finish our 7th year fulltiming and start our 8th. Smiley  I still work for a few months in the summer up north when there is work for me. Still have 5-7 years before i can fully retire. We have met lots of great people from all over the country in our travels and at rallies, and some have become very dear friends. We run into people in very unexpected places, as an example, on our trip south this summer/fall we came down the Oregon coast and ran into some folks that we had met several times before at the Bun'n USA rallies but had not seen for the last 2-3 years.  By the By, they have been fulltiming for 22 years. Grin  Just yesterday a bus pulled into the next door neighbors place and i told my wife i thought i had seen it before. Today i talked to the owner and it turned out i had. His name is John Dodge and it turns out that we both personally know several of the bus people on these boards.  If i still lived in a house none of this would have happened, and i know that in the future i will meet more of you folks somewhere down the road. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 07:44:26 PM »

Forgot to mention that during that 7 years we have spent about 3 weeks total out of the bus.  A couple of years ago we house sat for 2 weeks for some friends that went to a wedding on Maui. Also a couple of nites  this last Christmas  at a friends house in Phoenix and a nite or two here and there over the years at other places.
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 09:13:16 PM »

Bought my 57 PD4104 in November and have been living in it full time since.  I'm 24 years old, and don't make much dough, so i haven't hit the road much.  I go through phases of being so excited about my new home/purchase, and at times go into full panic mode thinking "why the hell did I get this, I'm in way over my head and can't afford it!"   Overall bus life is good so far though.  Little bugs with systems here and there, but slowly upgrading systems.  Dealing with mice right now.  My first trip will be from phoenix to mesquite nv and back next weekend.  Hope everything goes ok!   
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2011, 09:18:09 PM »

coming up on 3 years full time now.  I am 40 and am married with 2 kids (girls).  I love living 'on the road' and if i sit in one place longer than about 2 weeks the itch starts acting up.  The longest we have spent outside the rv was 2 months last summer when we sold the 5'er and bought the bus.  The 4 of us lived in a small spare bedroom as I converted the new to us bus.  I was never so happy as when we moved our stuff out of the storage shed and into the newly renovated bus.  I love the rv life style, always have.
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2011, 10:15:34 PM »

I have been building my MC8 for many years now and haven't had a chance to travel or live in it. BUT, I lived in my 56 ford 28 foot for 10 years in Santa Barbara, Calif including around the state. THEN I lived in my 59 Crown 35 footer for another 7 years in Calif, Arizone and Oklahoma.. does this count for full timing? When I finally owned a house I missed the motorcoaches. In the future there is the MCI, it will be the last. I think....lol
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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2011, 04:55:40 AM »

I voted 1/2 the year, but it has varied.  When we were still working and first started the conversion, we set a goal of at least one weekend per month (sometimes more often). Since we have the bus finished and are retired, we now spend more time in the bus. In 2009 we were in the bus from June till mid November. We were home from mid November until March 5, 2010 then back in the bus until November 2010. We hope to leave this year mid April with an unknown return date.  Although we enjoy extended trips, my wife is happy to spend a little time in our house before oing back into the bus and I do miss my shop when traveling.  I don't think we will ever give up our house & shop.  Jack
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2011, 08:29:44 AM »

Owning my own business seems to limit my vacation time into 3 day weekends and such at best. We basically use our's for local camping although we drove it to Orlando/Daytona for bike weeks last spring. Winters generally find it tucked away. I have way to much crap to even think about full timing. I'm a good 10+ years from considering retirement if I ever do but as my son takes over more of the daily operations of the business I hope to get some trips south for the winter in the years to come. I like my MCI 7 but the fact that it's not slide out friendly would make me look more into a Prevost or such if I was thinking of the full time route. I'm used to wide open spaces!!
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2011, 09:32:47 AM »

When and If I ever get this finished, I've researched several locations in Key West, I've even found where I can park and actually work for food and shelter (parking place) in trade....which sounds like a deal for a year or so.......not sure how the boss feels about it...but it works for me!
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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2011, 02:21:11 PM »

Had a 1974 Crown Supercoach ex school bus stripped out inside and intended to be a nice Bus Conversion.  While I had it, I was living the dream.

Loved the mobility of it all.  If you didn't exactly like the surroundings, you could pack up inside of one hour and move.  Great way to see the nation.

The theme of being mobile had its moments.  Everything, including expectations and methodology had to be modified to suit the situation.

Best decribed as being related to boat or yacht full timing.  One had to learn to "live close".  Little things became important and big things irrevelant.

You had to learn all about your machine and be prepared to do most if not all the work and maintenance to keep her in tip top condition.  Easy at first.

But....as health issues became obvious, it became more and more difficult, then impossible to do the REQUIRED repair and stuff necessary.

If I was younger, YEP, I would go back to full time bussin' in a heartbeat.  It would be super to be able to home school your kids while full timing....

.and seeing the entire country in grant style.   HB of CJ (old coot)
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2011, 06:01:05 AM »

SO thankful for all of your input!

I love the first response by bob - this is something that I hear over and over again: that those whom you meet on the road are some of the greatest people out there. I think that is certainly takes some very special qualities to be able to do what so many of you are doing. Not all are equipped for it!
We'll see if I am as well-suited as I think I am, though it sounds like we all have those hiccups along the way - a natural state of events as anyone converts from one way of life (that they know and are familiar with) to another (unknown, and different).

For me, I think that my biggest challenge will not be space (I am only one small girl in a 45ft bus!) nor will it be TV channels (I am proud to say that I have never owned a TV and never care to), but will most likely be HOT WATER and taking LONG HOT showers on cold days. Will have to wait for touch-down at a fully-equipped RV park for that!
Also, finances (I'm broke!)
and maintenance and upkeep on my bus as I settle into a location, stay for a few months, and move on. I know DDs don't like to sit for long periods of time. How do y'all with Detroits care for your engines while parked?

Thanks all, you are wonderful!

-DRT :}
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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2011, 06:57:33 AM »

I don't think the Detroit minds sitting unattended for several months as much as the grass under it does!! Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2011, 07:40:43 AM »

I do two things when sitting for a while.  I put covers on my tires and a tin can over my exhaust pipe to keep critters and maybe moisture out. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2011, 08:19:19 AM »

hi drt, sharon and i ( ron ) have been on the road for almost 18 years now and are loving it. we have mostly been boondocking, but lately, we have been getting use to full hookups. its nice to be pluged in for awhile, but its also nice beening out in the boonies. we have meet so many friends over the years, its like having a big family. we have also workkamp all over the U S mostly in the summer, but we did two winter jobs one in s cal. and one in the fl. keys. workkamp for us has been a good way to see the county. you woun't get ritch, but we get a full hookup campsite and pay for all hours worked. we might try working yellowstone NP this summer. if you are anyone wants more info you can call ron or sharon at 619-787-1851. have a great day, ron
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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2011, 10:47:46 AM »

SO thankful for all of your input!

I love the first response by bob - this is something that I hear over and over again: that those whom you meet on the road are some of the greatest people out there. I think that is certainly takes some very special qualities to be able to do what so many of you are doing. Not all are equipped for it!
We'll see if I am as well-suited as I think I am, though it sounds like we all have those hiccups along the way - a natural state of events as anyone converts from one way of life (that they know and are familiar with) to another (unknown, and different).

For me, I think that my biggest challenge will not be space (I am only one small girl in a 45ft bus!) nor will it be TV channels (I am proud to say that I have never owned a TV and never care to), but will most likely be HOT WATER and taking LONG HOT showers on cold days. Will have to wait for touch-down at a fully-equipped RV park for that!
Also, finances (I'm broke!)
and maintenance and upkeep on my bus as I settle into a location, stay for a few months, and move on. I know DDs don't like to sit for long periods of time. How do y'all with Detroits care for your engines while parked?
Thanks all, you are wonderful!
-DRT :}

Anja,
You have the whole world ahead of you still and at a young age too! And as Bob (and others) said you just don't meet more nice people anywhere else than in bus'n!
Also you are well ahead of many of us in the learning curve too. Your gonna be fine out there, with your skills, knowledge and ambition.
As for the hot water that too can be dealt with. If you use a "Proheat" or similar unit you can have yer hot water and use it too! Also if you put in a large tub or jacuzzi you could do long soaks.
Sean & Louise have a SWEET set up with their portable hot tub!
Now I just learned something I didn't know. I thought "Urge" was a 40'er isn't it like an '89 or '90 model? (IIRC the 45'ers didn't start until '93 or '94) 
Wish ya all the luck in the world girl! Wink (yer do'n a great job so far!)
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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2011, 07:02:18 AM »

!!! YAYYY!


BK,
It took me a while to respond to this post because I left the internet window open on my computer for me to read every now and then as inspiration!
I am continuing to move forward, thanks for your encouragement!

Thank you all!

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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2011, 07:40:56 AM »

Blu and I travel to cookoffs every weekend in the summer for points. We spend 10 days in Terlingua for the cahmpionship, but if a cookoff is local and only I day, we take one of our pickups. My bus(cannot yet be called a coach) is basicly a Motel room with MY bed and bathroom. I can fix anything that goes wrong. Pm is a must. I intend to travel further when I retire.

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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2011, 08:56:11 AM »

Sean & Louise have a SWEET set up with their portable hot tub!

Why, Bryce, do I detect a hint of envy there? Smiley

Seriously, I used to be a dealer for these tubs, but never sold a single one.  Which may be part of the reason the product is no longer available.

That said, I can show anyone with a hydronic system (Webasto, Espar, Aquahot, etc.) how to make a hot tub using a single pump, a heat exchanger, a tempering valve, some hose, and a few household plumbing fittings.  The trick is to find something to use as a tub, and then find the water to fill it.

... Please select your status, and then tell me what it's like!

Anja, I think I was the third or fourth person to vote in this poll, but I wanted to hold off on answering for a bit because I, too, was curious to see some of the other answers.  Frankly, I am surprised to see that as many as 14% of us are full time -- I expected it to be more like 5-10%.  Herewith are my answers to your questions:

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Do you wish you spent more time in the bus?

No, in fact we probably spend too much time in the bus.  Which is to say we spend a good part of every day sitting on our duffs and feeding our Internet addictions.  We do everything on-line now, from paying our bills to reading the newspaper, planning our routes to finding camp sites and dump stations, and figuring maintenance schedules to answering questions right here on the board.  We have two computers, a file server, and a ~200-megabyte per day Internet habit.

Fortunately our bus is a comfortable place to spend that much time, and we do try to get out every day.  Some days that's just to go to dinner or pick up groceries, but we do try to spend time exploring the areas we travel through.

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Is bus life getting old?

No.  Many here know that we intend to move from the bus into a boat, and every now and then we come across a boat that might suit us at a price that would work, and then we look at each other and decide that we are most certainly not done yet with the bus.  We have been living in it now for six and a half years, which pales in comparison to some others here, and I know we could go again that much time and still not see everything we want to see in North America.  While we've been to all 48 lower states and a good part of northern Mexico, we have yet to make it to Alaska or anywhere north of the 49th parallel, and we even occasionally muse about shipping the bus to Australia and spending half a year there (about the only overseas destination where a 40' RV makes any sense at all).

However we are not getting any younger, and we want to see the rest of the world, too.  While I know people who have done it, we don't want to start boating in our sixties.  We want to get out there while we are both still young enough to take the punishment of the open ocean, handle a boat ourselves, and pursue the kinds of activities we enjoy.  So with each passing month, we get closer to that emotional place where we will be "ready" to part with the bus should the right boat opportunity present itself.  Of course, every man has his price, and there is a cash number where I would sell the bus in a heartbeat if it was offered.

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What issues have you run into?

Wow -- too long to answer here.  They are all well documented, however, in our blog, should you feel like wading through some 1,500 posts.  Some highlights (or perhaps I should say "lowlights"):

  • We've gotten stuck four times.  Three required an enormous tow truck to unstick us, and one required some clever footwork by me and pilotage by a ferry captain to extricate us.
  • We've broken four windshields, two lowers and two uppers.  I taught myself to fix chips and cracks now before they get bad enough to require windshield replacement.
  • We've "dusted" our engine twice.  Both times the damage was done long before the problem was detected through oil analysis.  Both required complete in-frame rebuilds to include replacing all eight pistons/liners and rebuilding the turbo.
  • We blew a turbo climbing a grade in the desert and had to spend a week in a hot parking lot running the genny nearly full time.
  • We've had to turn around or otherwise pass up numerous campgrounds, back roads, and other destinations because we were too tall, too long, or too heavy, making us long for a truck camper mounted to a 4x4.

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Things you love, things you hate.

Also well documented in the blog and too long to repeat, but here are a few.

Love:
  • The freedom to be nearly anyplace we want any time we want.
  • Having our pets with us everywhere we go.
  • Being in our own bed and our own home every night.
  • Paying no mortgage, utilities, property tax, state taxes (other than sales).
  • Sunsets from the deck and evenings in the hot tub.

Hate:
  • Maintaining a 25-year-old bus.
  • Random strangers knocking on our door asking for a tour.
  • Dealing with bureaucrats who can't fathom full-timing.
  • Dealing with USPS, UPS, FedEx. etc.
  • Drivers who think nothing of cutting off a 24-ton bus.
  • Random people who think we are stupid because we don't have a house or a car.

I could go on, but it's too much typing.  Catch us someday over a glass of wine...

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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2011, 11:12:54 AM »

I saw this a while back, but didnt have time to respond. We full timed in our bus for about 2 yrs. Then, our bus had to spend about 6 months in a shop, and we had to hotel it. Didnt like that at all. We work on the road, so on the road, or when we had time off, we had to find a place to be. Then we decided to find a house for our home base. We are living in the bus most of the time though as we travel doing our work. We are home a week every month or so starting this yr, which is more than it has been in the past. Then we usually have off every Nov and Dec too. We are thinking now, we may go back to full timing, and sell the house when the market comes back up. I will miss it if we do, but, it is a lot of cost to maintain a place you dont get to spend that much time at, and keep a bus going too. I guess we will have to wait and see. We are getting older too, and the thought of maintaining a large place at that time, seems overwhelming.
 We have loved bussin ever since we got our first one 10 yrs ago. There have been times that I have been really unhappy with it, when breakdowns are involved for sure. You just dont pull into the local machanic shop and get it fixed. Even if you find someone to work on it, finding ethical people to do the work is  a real issue. We recently had a problem with the gmc, and it took 3 shops before the real problem was found. That is when we found out about Choo Choo shop in Chattanooga. Joel found the problem and fixed it finally, no more issues with that.
 Then of course when we started out, we lived in Colorado. We had issues with the cold, bus not wanting to start up, and things freezing up. We bought our bus in Texas, and they didnt really make it for the cold in Colorado. But, with a few modifications with water lines, putting in extra heat, and installing a pro heat system, we managed.
 I really never dreamed of the cost involved with parts also for the bus, or the size of the parts. I was amazed first time we had to replace some parts at the size.
 Good thing about bussin is being able to have your bed and kitchen with you at all times. We ran some numbers to see cost versus hotels, and really we can bus just as cheap as staying in hotels. A real bonus to us, as we like to sleep in our own bed, and eat our own food. We have all the convieniences that you dont get in a hotel also. For us, the extra bonus, is we can stay on site doing our work, so no driving back and forth. Lunch, sleeping is just a short walk away.
 All in all, the good outweighs the bad for sure.
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« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2011, 01:45:51 PM »

Two+ months in the winter - usually FL, and 3+ months in the summer - New Hampshire.
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« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2011, 05:03:58 PM »

Fran and I have been full-timing for going on 3 years, with a lot of time spent living in the bus for 3 years prior.  i wouldn't have it any other way.  She misses the garden, the grandkids, and (can you believe this?) i think even the mowing.  We have enjoyed the people we have met, some of the time and work we together have done to make this our home, and a lot of the places we've been.  Winter is much better in a warm climate, in my opinion.  I do think she agrees with that.  We are not retired, even tho many seem to think we are.

Things i love:
Having my living room be everything outside the bus.
Being able to move to where i want to be.
The Bus friends i have (i know some of you may be amazed i have any)
Meeting new folks.
Seeing N. America and the US
Working on the road, and learning.
Staying away from floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and blizzards unless i can help afterward.
Traveling yet staying in our own bed, eating what my amazing wife cooks.  We like being at home in the bus.

Things i hate:
Oil leaks
Too much repair i can't do myself yet.
(From Sean) Government and the inability to deal with full-timers.
(again from Sean) drivers that don't realize i can't stop fast without spilling the plants, knocking pics off the wall, etc.
(from Ruthi) parts sizes and costs for the engine and bus.

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« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2011, 05:48:18 PM »

I didn't vote because there wasn't a good answer for me.  We lived fulltime in our bus for over 3 years and used it 6 or more months out of the year prior to moving into it.  In December we parked the bus and moved onboard a 43 foot Defever trawler which will be our halftime home going forward.  Since we're in the Pacific Northwest we still intend to use the bus to get to warmer places for December and January but this year we're just having way too much fun getting to know the boat to even notice the chilly weather.  We'll likely also move back into the bus through July and August so that we can miss all the crazed tourists that descend on this area for their summer holidays.

We loved/love the freedom to be wherever we need/want to be in the bus.  Love not having grass to mow or trees to trim.  I really miss my shop and that hasn't changed on the boat but just today I found a wooden boat society with a shop in our marina so that problem may be behind me.  In the bus I had some shops available to me but they weren't always accessible when I needed them.  I'm with Sean and Tom on not liking the bureaucratic hassles associated with not fitting the conventional definition of how people should arrange their lives.  We caved last summer and bought some property just so we would more closely fit the mold we are supposed to fit.  Unlike Tom and Sean I don't mind idiot drivers in micro-vehicles - I regard them as my crumple zone.  I'm going to be the first one to arrive if the $#!% hits the fan so it feels good to have a Honda Civic zip in to save me.  My own bed every night is absolutely the best feature of life on the road.
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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2011, 06:09:40 PM »

Crumple zone!  I like it.  Never thought of it that way Bob, but now that you mention it, it works fine.  Hope you enjoy the trawler, but we missed you at Bussin'.  Even bought an extra bottle of Pinch, jic.

i had a new floridian (retired person with florida plates who probably came from Michigan) pull out in front of me, go about a mile and then turn.  Usually i resist the temptation to pull the halyard, but today he just pi$$d me off, so i let him know that i didn't appreciate the fact that he pulled out from a parking lot, when he could have waited since there was no one behind me, and then he turned, causing me to have to slow down again.  And the old fart probably was clueless anyway.  if he didn't have a heart attack, then maybe he'll think on it.

Sorry, i got sidetracked.  Oh yeah, i like living in the bus!!!!
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