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Old 11-30-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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I just signed up for the forum. My wife and I have never owned a camper before. We're considering the Keystone Passport 199ML, and are looking them over now.


We have two possible uses for the camper. The first one is the obvious one: for fun vacations on the road. The second use is perhaps a bit more unusual. We're about two years out from retirement. We'll probably move to another state and build a new house. From past experience I've learned it's very helpful to be on-site for at least critical phases of the construction. I'd rather not live in a hotel for that period of time, so I'm thinking I'll temporarily relocate the camper in the new location while my wife holds down the fort in our current house, until we're ready to sell it and close on the new construction. A camper, to me, seems like a good option for temporary residency for a few months until the dust settles.


I look forward to participating in this forum.


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Old 11-30-2019, 04:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!!

We have had several members do exactly the same thing, so your not going to be going it alone. Lots of good information and loads of great people here.
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Welcome to the forum!!

We have had several members do exactly the same thing, so your not going to be going it alone. Lots of good information and loads of great people here.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:36 PM   #4
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:03 PM   #5
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:49 AM   #6
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I lived in a Sunnybrook Harmony for four months while undergoing medical stuff and the lack of a counter was a bit irritating (had very similar floorplan) but otherwisse that trailer will work fine. Suggest you ensure hookups prior to much anything else on the building site. They would be easy to install at that point but if you live in the country, a septic system will require a clean out and a power pole will have to be put up prior to moving in with a 30A box installed and the water line will have to go in; perhaps from a well? Boondocking on the contruction site doesn't sound good to me. If you are going urban with your retirement home, make sure you can park a camper on the site.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for letting me know about your experience, and that this is a doable plan for me as well.


But sorry, I obviously wasn't completely clear in my OP. I'm not actually gong to camp directly on the construction site; it will be a subdivision development. I just want to drive by once every day or so to ensure things are going well. (We had a builder construct a house for us one time that, among other things, wasn't even square in the corners, by a significant amount! And that was just the start of the problems...) Instead, I'll find a nearby conventional RV lot and park the camper there, then just check in from time to time to see how things are going.


I do need to ensure that this is all-weather capable, however, since I can't predict now exactly what time of the year we would move (too far out). Best I can tell however this model seems like it would work in all four seasons.
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