Originally Posted by Odie8415
Thanks, I am going through the rest of the forum to see what else I can find out. Some of the responses are great and I hope to get more info to help me.
We are in the same situation as you are except a little further ahead. We decided in Oct of 2011 to go ahead with this plan. We are in our mid 50s and decided that it's now or never.We placed our house up for sale in Feb 2012 and started selling our 'stuff' via garage sales and internet classifieds. The house sold in July with possession in late Sep. We are in Canada and Sep was too late to get an RV. We planon ordering an FL also. We packed up the rest of our stuff and rented an appartment until the RV arrives. We did order and have received our truck but I negotiated with the dealer to keep it until Apr 1, once againCanadian winters. The RV is not ordered yet, I am waiting for the 2014s to be available.
Like most full-timers this process can take many months if not years. I believe the biggest issue is to stay focused. Making the decision, which can be diffcult enough, is the easy part. What is moredifficultis the execution. There are many steps to go through. Selling the house and most of your belongings is never an easy decision but we maintained focus by trying to picture ourselves travelling with no real agenda in mind. That is a poweful concept since any trips taken in the past, in the back of your head you know that you need to get back 'home'. Well that feeling should disapear since you are tagging your home with you.
The process can also be simplified if you can make decisions and stick to them. When we started we scanned 'tons ofinfo' on RVs and finally decided on the Redwood when I found outthey existed. This forum has been extremely helpful, I joined in Apr 2012 and pretty much check it on a daily basis. While the Redwood is not perfect, there seems to be general acceptance and the company supports its products.
Good luck in your adventure!