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Old 04-18-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Our family has had it with living in a subdivision. High costs on property taxes, insurance, and water and sewer bills has been bad enough. But around here, what broke the camels back for us is the increasing love for everyone to have a dog, leave it in the backyard, and bark at anything that moves. I really don't like it, but it drives my autistic son absolutely nuts. Anyone else had it?

There's plenty of alternatives. We're going to try full time RVing, but we know that will not be forever, so a retirement mobile home park also might be in our future.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:25 AM
 
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For the vast majority of people full time RV living means living in a RV or mobile home park. RVs are jammed in tight and it seems everyone has a dog, TV and boom box. Should I mention domestic disputes and theft?
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ages and number of people in your family would help.
Do your intend to move around the country or stay put.?
I think an RV is going the worse for your desired life style.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Our family has had it with living in a subdivision. High costs on property taxes, insurance, and water and sewer bills has been bad enough. But around here, what broke the camels back for us is the increasing love for everyone to have a dog, leave it in the backyard, and bark at anything that moves. I really don't like it, but it drives my autistic son absolutely nuts. Anyone else had it?

There's plenty of alternatives. We're going to try full time RVing, but we know that will not be forever, so a retirement mobile home park also might be in our future.
Yeah, I get it, though we don't live in a subdivision. I wouldn't RV, personally, just too expensive and tiring I would imagine. What I would do is find a sweet little bungalow with no neighbors close by, and then be gone on extended road trips by car as much as possible. That is our plan, seeing as much of Vermont, NH, and Maine as we can, staying at inns near lakes and the ocean. Perhaps that bungalow will actually be in Maine.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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.... What I would do is find a sweet little bungalow with no neighbors close by, and then be gone on extended road trips by car as much as possible. ......
Ah the good old days. Now that little bungalow with no neighbors is likely to be robbed the first night you travel.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Ah the good old days. Now that little bungalow with no neighbors is likely to be robbed the first night you travel.
I don't know where you live but there are places where theft is not that common.



OP-would RVing be good for your son? I've never had experience directly with anyone autistic (except for drawing their blood occasionally) but as I understand it, they don't do well with change.


It does sound like it's time for a change tho'.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I'm glad lots of folks don't do it or everyplace would be crowded. Our plans are somewhat different that what some might guess. First, no mobile home parks, unless its 55+. That will cut down on the riffraff. 2. National parks and forests that are not overloaded with weekend partyers. 3. Snow birding with other seniors for the winter. 4. Stay away from places that attract children and active youths.

We'll just have to see how this works. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. We've stayed in some RV parks already in the rented rooms they have and they all seemed peaceful and people were quiet and well mannered.

As he's gotten older, my son is much better with change. What really helps is that we talk about it ahead and so avoid sudden changes. But he's gotten used to change. We've moved quite a few times. And at this point, he wants to move.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Ah the good old days. Now that little bungalow with no neighbors is likely to be robbed the first night you travel.
Not if I leave my Jack Russell on the porch, lol.
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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Not if I leave my Jack Russell on the porch, lol.
Jack might get a bit hungry after a couple of days.
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Mobile home park? Do you really think they are more peaceful.
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