As I sit in the evenings cuddling Duncan and asking myself what is life going to be like out here in the country by myself. I don't like what I am seeing in my minds eye. I live far enough from family and friends that with gas prices the way they are I do everything I need to do before I leave town after work and do not come back for much of anything even on the weekends. I can see recluse in my future and I don't like what I see.
The longer this goes the more I want to speed up my departure date by about 3 1/2 years or whenever I become a single again.
Of all of you ladies who travel solo would you say that you could live in a 24ft tt pulled by a double cab Tundra? I am ready to get rid of all my possesions except for a few and just get out there and go.
I know there are a few members who belong to Thousand Trails and wonder how much time you actually spend in the preserves. I have had a membership in Outdoor World since 1986 and TT since about 2000. I am in the 2 week park to park or 2 week in one out with ODW and in 2 in one out with TT. Have been thinking about upgrading TT to 3 weeks park to park or in three out one. Dues were set for life when DH became disabled so we have low annual rates.
With the membership in mind do you think it reasonable to be able to live on around $1250. per month with some WC thrown in when in an area that is not close to either camping system. There is a lot of this country I want to see and don't want to wait forever to do it.
Selling my house is mandatory to be able to do this as I want the last two debts (truck and camper) paid for when I leave and to have a cushion in the bank for repairs if necessary down the road.
I have been trying to come up with a budget for expenses using others that are posted online as guides, but much of it seems pretty over the top compared to what I want to do. I don't plan to stay in expensive camp ground/resorts when not at one of my own resorts. I can almost start out with enough staples to last a year if I can find enough storage and keep the weight down. I love to eat out, but have simple tastes so local diners are more my style than big chains or fancy resturants. I would love to get the book Diners, Drive-ins and Dives to have and look for these places while on the road. I love that show.
Traveling solo what is a good distance to plan to travel each leg of a journey? I have heard some say no more than 200 miles per day. Others have said more. I have done as much at 450, but only because time was precious on a restricted vacation and we wanted to get there in two days. I will travel longer days if I need to but once I can relax and say I'll get there when I get there I imagine it will be shorter days rather than longer ones and no more of this leaving in the middle of the night to head out. I will look at more 8AM instead of 4AM.
I hope I don't seem to uncaring about DH condition, but I need to think of other things or I just sit and cry so this is my alternative.
If you can think of anything else I should know please let me know. The company I work for has a solar division and I am thinking that I should have them install it on camper while I would still get a discount. Can someone give me an idea of what it has cost to have this done on your own. How many panels and batteries would it take to run the AC or maybe fans to circulate air? My company is more into residential and commercial applications.
Have a Great Day!!