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Old 06-25-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Evergreen,CO
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I'm about to move to Colorado Springs in 2 weeks from Georgia. I'm wanting to start over and I'm looking to buy a nice used 30 foot RV trailer and put it into an RV Park (for the LONG TERM). I'm 33,male,single with no dependents and no baggage so I can get by on what many people would shake their head at.

This isn't a life time plan, just maybe up to 2 years until I can get established well and learn the city and the people, get into a secure job that I know I'll be able to keep,ect then find a house.The cheapest I've found is $400 per month lot rent and I know I won't find cheap RV Parks like the area in my state (like $250) per month, living in the south eastern states like GA,SC,NC,AL,TN, ect. can be pretty cheap as far as cost-of-living and rent goes, but jobs here also pay pretty lousy.

I don't care about bad parts of town, any place in Colorado Springs has to be more safe and secure than here in Macon, GA. where I've lived for my whole life, the whole city is crime ridden resembling a mini- south central Los Angeles.

I just had to put my mom into an assisted living home after taking care of her for nearly 5 yrs. I've got some money in the bank where I've liquidated almost all property.I've been planning on moving to Colorado Springs for over 2 yrs. I see it as my chance to start over new. I've got the money to buy a nice used RV trailer (I do not want a motor home), and this has been my plan for quite a while and a person can save a lot of money living in an RV....I've met a few that do.I've lived in a house all my life but I can adapt to anything.

It seems to me that the closer one lives to Denver the higher the cost of living gets and the southern region of the state things get somewhat cheaper, and since I love mountains I have set my sights on Colorado Springs. In this economy I'd rather be like a turtle with a home on my back so to speak.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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I've seen several fifth-wheel type trailers rooted permanently at the Palmer Lake Mobile Ranch, so you might try contacting them to see what their rules and rates are...
702 S Highway 105 # 7
Palmer Lake, CO 80133-9019
(719) 481-2603

The downside is that you would be about 30 minutes north of downtown COS, but the upside is that you would be a lot closer to Denver, so you could commute to either one if you really needed to. Plus, the views are really nice right there, although the park is a bit funky.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: SC
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If you are really tight, you can take your trailer and move it every 2 weeks out on BLM land west of Divide. It would make your commute to COS about an hour and a half. Its where we go camping.
When I was just starting out and started college, I lived in an old small trailer park behind H&H tire and Burger King off of Southmoor Dr in Fountain, a burb of COS. They might have something back in there. Lot rent will probably run you about 300 a month. For something nicer, try Antelope Ridge off Marksheffel. They are modulars in a neighborhood with pool and community center. The cheapest one is 45K and the most expensive one is 90K. They are very nice, my parents live in the community and yes they have their complaints, but no matter where you go you are going to have problems. Your monthly payments should be 500 a month.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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There is an older park just outside Cripple Creek that has four trailers permanently there. I can't imagine it being very expensive. It's 45-50 minutes from Colorado Springs but the casinos in Cripple Creek could be a place to find a job?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Evergreen,CO
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Thanks to all replies, if I could find some used run down single wide mobile home, even if it was O-L-D , I might would consider renting it. I've never been to Colorado... I want to give it a test run to see how things go, I don't want to buy into something that I wish I hadn't done later on. I really don't know if Colorado Springs is going to be everything I'm hoping it will be, and with an RV trailer I can easily move it to other cities.

As soon as I get to Colorado Springs I'll be living in a cheap weekly rate motel while diligently searching for a deal on an RV and RV trailer. I really don't care what side of town, anything has to be better than this cess pool city I'm living in now, though I would be willing to drive a piece outside of Colorado Springs if it would put me closer to the mountain views. I know everything will be a compromise, but right now all I'm dwelling on is finding a CHEAP place to rent, this isn't going to be for life anyway, just to get settled quick as I can and as cheap as I can.

Living in an RV is about as cheap as one can live and still have a solid roof over the head with running water, toilet, shower, stove, the bare essentials . I've put a lot of thought into this and for a long time now, to me its not WHAT I live in but WHERE I live.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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"Recession Special!" lol

Great views of Pikes Peak from there and you are up in the mountains (8500' elevation).
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I don't know if this is cheap, but I know someone who lives there and likes it.

Crystal Kangaroo Campground - Town - Region Colorado
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: SC
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CO Ready,
Saw this ad in craigs and thought of you. If you can come up with 4500, you can own the modular/trailer and then you only pay lot rent of 350.
1966 2bdrm 1bth mobile home (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/for/1199737231.html - broken link)
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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You might try WorkKamping. You can stay for free at an RV Park, do a bit of work around the place (varies with the park). Google Work Kamping (yes, with a "K") to see if there are any opportunities in the Colorado Springs area. Another year round park that is outside the Springs, but close to town is the Falcon RV Park. Don't know what they charge, but I live just down the road from them and I know they have people there year round.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Japan
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there is also always wwoofusa.org you may be able to find a farm where you could work in exchange for a place to live.
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