A while back Sherry & I met with a couple who planned to spend their winters in Florida.
Use it or lose it!!
It is my firm opinion, unless you are very rich; never buy a motor home unless you intend to USE it. Not necessarily in the way we do, but you must like to travel and do it at every vacation or break. Lots of folks do not understand that the motor home must be insured, tagged, inspected, and taxed. All of which amounts to a good bit for something to sit in your driveway and take up space. Maintenance of a sitting motorized vehicle can go up if not used.
Inside the small camper
A travel trailer, 5ht wheel, pop up or van is much more logical and serves the same purpose; a reasonable bed room while you travel. You also do not have to pack a suitcase and take it in and out of motels/hotels.
Here is a nice long term Tent set up.
In their case they said we do not plan to travel, they are just going to Florida for the winter and back to Belmont. We discussed what our friend Judy from Maine does. She rents a furnished double wide trailer in a senior community for the months of January –March. I think they liked that idea. I mentioned they could do that one winter then look around while they were down there and decide if they wanted to buy in Florida or not.
To be a snow bird (at reasonable costs) you have a few options:
This shot is near Quartsite, AZ. a town of a few hundred in the summer but winter goes to nearly a million with folks living in the desert on Bureau of Land Management Land.
Following the Sun you will meet folks like these folk who are from Tennessee at Lake Manatee, SP
1 Live in a Motor home, 5th wheel or travel trailer
and follow the sun.
2. Find a rental in the SUN (FL, TX, NM or AZ) for the winter.
3. Take a van or tent and go to one of those states and use the state parks for the winter.
4. Buy a trailer/doublewide in a park and pay the monthly rent yearly, no taxes.
5. Buy a trailer ‘and lot’ in a park and pay a maintenance fee and yearly taxes.
Any stationary housing you will have to be concerned about maintenance and care while it is vacant 6-8 months a year. If a person has wealth there are many condos that can be bought anywhere, the maintenance fees are built in and a call before you arrive can have the A/C on and the house cleaned and freshened up. Although there are thousands like that, we have only known one couple. Most of our traveling friends have to get by on a budget, but still like to travel.
But DO NOT PARK HERE!
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