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    Quote Originally Posted by james4beach View Post
    Southern US states have very high crime rates, so that would be my main hesitation personally.
    As do Chicago, Detroit, NYC, etc.. So, that is a pretty slim and pathetic excuse to malign places like Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Scottsdale, etc..

    Trust me. If the 5 year olds at Epcot are safe, you can man up and attempt it too.

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    Good god we are talking about a retired person traveling...not a group of feral hippies. It's not supposed to be punishment. Get a real rv with at least an ice maker ,washer & dryer, 10,000lb cargo capacity and go glamping...don't forget the Harley...you earned it. (dont go to rv parks anywhere they are dumps...think State Parks, UNESCO sites, ocean front kite board areas.)

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    Ahh, feral hippies. Those were the days!

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    This is just a thought. When we bought our rentals, we bought a smaller work trailer to carry reno materials, equipment, etc. It cost about $3,300 tax included. The person that owns the business told us about one man buying one the same size as ours (12? 13? feet) with two windows in it. He used it to move his kids back and forth to university in southern Ontario, but also put a bed in it so he never needed a hotel room when travelling. These trailers can be pulled by an appropriate personal vehicle at very little extra cost. Build a bed platform, with storage below, add a few solar panels and a battery or two, you could be good to go. They have both the full back doors that open wide (into a screened gazebo maybe?), a side man door, and interior lights. Exterior is metal, interior is wood..

    Could be an inexpensive way to discover if you care for the travelling/RV type retirement, without a $100,000 price tag. It could be parked in your driveway the rest of the year without storage fees or extra insurance. If you decide you don't like it, sell it as a work trailer, every smaller contractor uses them.

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    Ahh, a shag wagon. Those were the days!

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    Six months residence on a different cruise ship every year would suit me just fine.

    For long motoring trips in the US, I would just drive my car and book motel rooms. They are dirt cheap in small towns.

    These days with Welcome Centers and GPS units, you can find suitable accommodation pretty easily along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sags View Post
    Six months residence on a different cruise ship every year would suit me just fine.
    Would that run at least $30k USD for a couple?

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    My friend's parents rented a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in a really nice gated community($2500 a month) in Florida for 3 months and they have been having friends come stay with them at a cost of $350 a week for the other bedroom as a way to cut their costs but they are all in same boat not sure how to approach the get away for the winter plans.I probably would rent a place for a couple months in various locations to discover what you enjoy the most.For me if I had a $100,000 RV my husband would still have to drop me at a nice hotel at night so that life is not for everyone.

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    You need to try a $400,000 rv...trust me lol.

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    I'm with Eder. Wife and I were looking for an RV a few years back after early retiring. Started looking at small ones but we were planning on spending a few months a year in it. Ended up buying a 40' class A. These nice motorhomes have multiple TV's, surround sound, walk in showers, laundry, king size beds, etc etc. Plus great to drive and you can tow a vehicle to use. Just like being at home. Why work your butt off for 40 yrs and then do without if you don't have to ?


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