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Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby skipnchar on Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:34 pm

What is the main difference between "full timing" and "being homeless". Not trying to put down either of these folks but just consider the similarities and the differences. It seems to boil down to what they're driving. In one of our local State Parks there are folks staying there pretty much year round. Some are staying in half million dollar Class A motor homes and on the other end of the spectrum are an older couple living in a 1978 Chevy Station Wagon. They're both staying in the same campground but are they both full time RVers? Any opinions?
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Big Dave on Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:37 pm

I don't think so. I say that a full timer is one who is there by choice and the other is there by necessity.
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Justardnck on Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:01 am

Years ago(maybe 12) I was with a group of friends at Ocala National forest, we used to camp and ride quads. Next to us was a married couple that seemed to have all of their worldly possessions at their cam site. I had this cool shower that I made out of PVC pipe and blue tarps that used the water spickett when the guy next to our camp site came over on crutches was asking me about the shower I made. We were talking and that's when I found out that the guy was in construction and fell off something breaking his leg, he told us that the med bills wiped out their savings and because he couldn't work they were evicted from their apartment. It was a sad story to hear and one I can relate to, nobody in our group had money to spare but what we did have left overs we gave them. At the end of our weekend we gave them all the remaining food, drinks and of coarse... the shower they liked so much. I hate to hear when bad things happen to good folks, it's different than a typical homeless person with a sign "I will work for food" (which is BS).
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Zinger on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:38 pm

There are a lotof homeless that fell there by unfortunate circumstances or bad decision making that are or were highly funcional in society and work hard every day and just cant catch a break. if they pay for their campsite and follow rules they are fulltimers.
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby skipnchar on Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:28 pm

Zinger wrote:There are a lotof homeless that fell there by unfortunate circumstances or bad decision making that are or were highly funcional in society and work hard every day and just cant catch a break. if they pay for their campsite and follow rules they are fulltimers.

No doubt that is true but for the purposes of discussion...What if they're parked at Walmart along side of the "Big Rig" Class A Motor homes?
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Zinger on Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:30 pm

skipnchar wrote:
Zinger wrote:There are a lotof homeless that fell there by unfortunate circumstances or bad decision making that are or were highly funcional in society and work hard every day and just cant catch a break. if they pay for their campsite and follow rules they are fulltimers.

No doubt that is true but for the purposes of discussion...What if they're parked at Walmart along side of the "Big Rig" Class A Motor homes?


I guess they are full time homeless
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:26 pm

Instead of the term homeless, I prefer Rugged Outdoorsman.
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Retired Phone Man on Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:49 am

Full Timer - Cold Beer and Hot Women
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Zinger on Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:53 pm

Retired Phone Man wrote:Full Timer - Cold Beer and Hot Women
Homeless - Hot Beer and Cold Women



Good one, I might be homeless :lol:
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby dalenoel on Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:29 pm

Back when my FIL was alive I kidded him while he was full-timing. The Census Bureau listed him as 'Mobily Affluent Street People', since he did not have a fulltime home and was also not below the poverty level as to income.
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:22 am

Interesting.....homeless full timers I guess. Mobil homeless?
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Retired Phone Man on Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:46 am

What do you call someone who has a home but is RVless. - Deprived.
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby skipnchar on Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:11 pm

Retired Phone Man wrote:What do you call someone who has a home but is RVless. - Deprived.

BINGO :mrgreen:
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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Rough2000 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:37 pm

Zinger wrote:
Retired Phone Man wrote:Full Timer - Cold Beer and Hot Women
Homeless - Hot Beer and Cold Women



Good one, I might be homeless :lol:


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Re: Just some food for thought / Discussion

Unread postby Zinger on Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:44 am

She likes to camp but int into it enough to get into forums she says I can learn it all so she doesnt have to.
But you are correct I might be living in the back yard campground.
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