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Old 07-15-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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Anybody out there "full timing" on a 17 footer or smaller? No home or apartment or condo to go back to. You are living full time in your camper. Those are my intentions, so I'd like to hook up with someone who's doing it. Located in Florida.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Go read about rvsueandcrew.net - she is in a 17' Casita with her two dogs fulltiming and mostly boondocking. She had lots of good information about how she got started and selling her place to do it! There are also a number of great blog links here Fiberglass Travel Trailers

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Anybody out there "full timing" on a 17 footer or smaller? No home or apartment or condo to go back to. You are living full time in your camper. Those are my intentions, so I'd like to hook up with someone who's doing it. Located in Florida.
Hi: Telemark... There was a member over on FGRV name Alan "Ace" Brown, that full timed in an Escape 17'er. He had ETI do custom mods to his spec's. so he called his trailer a 17"C". He sold it not long ago. Alf
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #4
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Sherry,
I've visited her site and the Casita and Scamp forums. I was interested in finding Escape owners who had done this to discuss further. I have lived aboard small sailboats in the past for several years, so tight quarters is not an issue. I want to find someone with an Escape that can discuss modifications they have made.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:06 PM   #5
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This would be your best bet: Jon's Journeys

You can find all his modifications on this site, too.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:17 PM   #6
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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I'd met up with "Ace" Brown down in central Florida 4 or so Winters ago when we were staying in a State Forest near Inverness. He'd been living in his 17' and moving across the country with the seasons, heading West & North in Summer. He sold it last year and bought some property out West.
He was Ok with his rig, but it's small and he had a pretty good sized Golden Retriever companion.
These small rigs have everything, showers, hot water, refrigeration, AC......everything but room.
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I'd met up with "Ace" Brown down in central Florida 4 or so Winters ago when we were staying in a State Forest near Inverness. He'd been living in his 17' and moving across the country with the seasons, heading West & North in Summer. He sold it last year and bought some property out West.
He was Ok with his rig, but it's small and he had a pretty good sized Golden Retriever companion.
These small rigs have everything, showers, hot water, refrigeration, AC......everything but room.
Yeah, but you have all of nature for your room.
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The area under the awning is considered our living room. I don't think I could spend too much time in any of these small trailers. Outdoors is our favorite place. That being said, I would love to try full timing for a year or so to see the country.
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I'm the Jon of Jon's Journeys. While I am not a full timer, as of today I've been on the road for 279 days. I still have a small house in Oswego, NY. It is on the shores of Lake Ontario & would be hard to give up. The blog at Jon's Journeys is a short version of my travels - I have a web page with the same text but usually many more photos for this trip at 2014 Trip Across the US & Canada.. There is also a page dedicated to fiberglass trailers & their owners at Fiberglass Trailers, and many more RV, Travel & photos pages at the site. What started out as a replacement for a paper log of my travels has gotten completely out of hand!

As to modifications, I have made a few, and plans for more when I get back to NY. I have a web page describing them here.
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