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Lorax Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 02:04 AM
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Anyone ever live in a motorhome or travel trailer temporarily?
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DH might take a job transfer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. If it goes through, we'll have a little under 2 months to sell our house and move from Maryland to DFW. IF we're even lucky enough to be able to sell our house that quickly, we'll also have to find a new house to buy. DH's company isn't paying for relocation. It's a good enough career move that we are ok with having to shoulder the expense of moving. Neither of us is married to our possessions anyway, so our plan would be to sell/give away most of our household items and start over when we get to Texas.

To complicate the matter, we have 3 large-ish dogs (2 alaskan malamutes and 1 samoyed/eskie mix). I am guessing that it will not be easy to find a house or apartment to rent that will allow our dogs. We'll be looking to buy a house out there, or some land to build on, but we don't want to have to settle for the first thing we see because we are pressed for time.

So we have been thinking about buying a motor home or a travel trailer. We figure we can stay in the trailer on our drive out there (flying the dogs is out of the question) and then stay at an RV campground for a month or two while we look for a house. I've found a few campgrounds in that area that allow monthly rentals. A few of them have doggy parks and one is very close to a doggy daycare type place.

We used to own a 27' sailboat and considered living on it at one point. I know what kind of issues to expect in a marina, but I know nothing about RV campgrounds. We do realize it will be tight living, but only for a short time so I think we can deal with it. Thankfully we have no human kids at home, just the fur babies.

Is this a stupid idea? Are there issues I haven't considered? What kind of things should I know that a newbie wouldn't think to ask? Has anyone ever done this?
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