Motorhome Living

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by OPUS 7, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Aireal

    Aireal Medium Load Member

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    It's one of the reason's turn over is as high as it is, the other is that people don't always think things through. You can save money, just not as quickly. I've had a couple drivers look at me weird when I tell them how much my husband get's an hour. Generally because they make more, the difference being, we don't pay for the trailer or rent. They don't think about that though, til I ask how much they pay in rent.

    Their are places that while the pay is less, so is the rent. If we (he) hadn't stumbled across this company, we probably would have went to a different area.

    We were going to put in a window unit, but the supervisor here said he would do it and did...well he paid for it, we put it in. The overhead AC would keep the place cold IF it wouldn't pop the breaker going on and off...lol... If I have it set to "freeze your butt off" it work's. The guy's whose propane furnace's worked this winter said they never had an issue with getting cold, our's don't and with the electric going out, we got cold.

    Still we are banking money and that was before I found my job at the Post Office, now we should be able to put away more money.

    To get back on topic, Rv, travel trailer or what ever is the way to go in this area. We are looking into getting one of our own, this does give us more option's and if we decide to pack up and move, we can. Or actually since I really like my job, he could find a different job if he wanted to.
     
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  3. Western flyer

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    How much is the monthly rent in midland at a rv park
    With my own rv.rough estimate please.
     
  4. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    thanks for the info:I'd take less money to live at the job
    or very close by.last thing I want to have to do is commute
    back and forth to work after a 15 hour day.
     
  5. Gitana

    Gitana Light Load Member

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    Isn't that a typo?
     
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  6. Wymon

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    I have been living in a 25 ft. travel trailer in Eastern Montana for the last 3 years or so. When I went to work here there was nothing to rent because of all the pipeline work. The closest rentals were about an hour or more away for about $500 plus utilities. I bought a fairly well built bumper pull and spent a lot of time winterizing and skirting it which has paid off-comfortable at minus 40 to +105-no freezing problems and the insulated skirting helps it stay cool. It has a 12 foot slider which makes a HUGE difference for space. The purchase price was about equal to 3 years rent. I have it set up where I work, so I only have utilities. Money-wise it has been a good deal for me and it saves a long commute. Even though a 5th wheel probably gives you more living space for your money, I had to go with a bumper-pull so I can tow it behind my service truck in case I want to follow construction jobs again. Well built usually translates into heavy-this one is about as heavy a bumper pull as I would want to tow with my 3/4 ton HD. My service truck is 33,000 GVW, so of course it has no problem.
     
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  7. OPUS 7

    OPUS 7 Road Train Member

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    Ive been looking ND,and TX,but would like to work in CO.
    I see motorhomes for really good prices in my area.We get a lot of retirees that put little wear on them,and sale cheap.
    The housing seems to be the issue,but the weather may also effect living in a motorhome.
    I don't wanna lose the profits by getting gouged by slumlords.
    Thank you all for your posts :occasion5:
     
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  8. Aireal

    Aireal Medium Load Member

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    Dang, yes it is, I was rather tired when I typed it...it's supposed to be $500 a month. I'll fix it...
     
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  9. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    Why don't you call some places and ask.
     
  10. Aireal

    Aireal Medium Load Member

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    I don't live in Midland, we are in Garden City. I get the cost from friends that are in Big Spring and I know one of them pay's $600 with all utilities paid but another is paying $300 all utilities paid ( she's been their for 5 yr's though). I would have to do the same thing....look up some of the park's in Midland or Odessa. Most of them probably aren't even listed anywhere, someone got a permit, had a little money, put in the nessasary things and
    word of mouth got them tenants.

    Their is one empty space here, the guy left 2 days ago, I expect before then weekend is over for it to be filled.
     
  11. Western flyer

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    thank for the info;
     
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