Heating in fivers comes from forced-air gas furnaces; a duct runs out through
the living-area wall. Air conditioning units are mounted on the roof. When
living in a fifth-wheeler, leaks can be a problem. The hydraulic mechanism in
the slide-outs can leak fluid. The propane connections can leak gas. The roof
can leak in the slide-out area and air conditioning ducts. Excellent maintenance
of connections must be kept up to prevent these problems. In very cold weather,
both fresh-water and waste-water pipes can freeze. Space heaters may solve cold
problems, but they increase fire danger risk.
Our Adventure so Far :) We bought a used diesel RV. It is an older model but it is in wonderful shape. We plan on selling our home and paying off all debt. My hubby will be working at least till Oct of this year. He turns 62 then, and we can begin to collect SS He should start getting retirement money in March from a place where he worked before.
The plant was also was own by another company and we should also be collecting from them. At his current job he will be given a lump sum. We have 5 grown children spread around the US. We plan on visiting each of them and going places in between. Our Motor Home is about 1/2 the size of our current home. I'm finding it very freeing to get rid of stuff!!! Giving our kids sentimental stuff and stuff they can use We will yard sale they rest and just toss that into a general fund .
The biggest change for me, will not be enteraining. I love it when everyone piles at our house for a visit. Now it will more one on one with each family which we love too. I will still look for bargins in the food and gift department. I love thriftstores and yard sales. We won't need much for just the two of us.
I will have to learn to cook in a convection oven. I love to cook and make most things from scratch. I'm bringing my kitchen aid, pressure cooker and ice cream maker just to name a few. Also my bread machine. We have a small freezer and a nice size fridge. We will have to use a laundry mat. We will spending all our time together. We love being together so that is a good thing.
We will getting alot more exercise. Hubby is
bringing his surfboards and our bikes. We have decided not to bring an extra car
at this point. We want to visit warm places in the colder months and cooler
places in the warmer months. We plan on not having a plan, just going and doing
what we want for that day I hope this wasn't too long. We are open to any ideas
and thoughts anyone would like to share
About 7 months ago I have a friend she and her husband had the same idea,sadly her husband passed away,the RV remained in the drive until her children sold it.It's great to know someone is actually enjoying their passion.
Going to the Dominican next week, and flying to Hawaii by the end of the month. Where I’m going to go, I don’t know. Where I’m going to work.. I don’t know. But I plan on sorting it all out and taking lots of photos and blogging along the way. So if you wan’t to come with me you should check out my blog :) because I’m sure it will flesh out and get more interesting as time goes on!
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