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10/15/2021 7:52:46 PM
Posted: 7/25/2013 7:23:32 PM EDT
A guy I work with does it. He's got a really nice 32' and gets $50 a day plus his per diem. The rest of us live in shitty hotels and go home on the weekend. Has anyone ever done this? Seems like a better deal. He sleeps by a lake every night and with his extra money bought a chunk of land.

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I  lived in a camper with no power for 3 years while a friend and I carved out a place to build and saved money on 40 acres in Florida.

Seems like living in  a 32 footer with power would be a cinch.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 7:31:06 PM EDT
Yep, did that years ago when I was a digbum.



Had a Unimog with a camper on it...saved thousands of the per diem. Worked great, plus I could do my own cooking.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 7:35:47 PM EDT
Currently considering doing the same thing and heading out to West Texas for work. I'd need a new tow rig though, don't think my 19 year old truck could handle it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 7:39:42 PM EDT
Lived in a FEMA trailer for a few years (20 days per month) when doing some out of town contract stuff.
Bought it for 6000, sold it for 2500 and paid 300 per month for water, sewer, internet, cable, electricity

'Neighbors' were old folks in 200K motorcoaches




MUCH cheaper and nicer than some dive apartment.






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'Neighbors' were old folks in 200K motorcoaches




MUCH cheaper and nicer than some dive apartment.






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A guy I work with does it. He's got a really nice 32' and gets $50 a day plus his per diem. The rest of us live in shitty hotels and go home on the weekend. Has anyone ever done this? Seems like a better deal. He sleeps by a lake every night and with his extra money bought a chunk of land.

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my next door neighbor is a consultant for peoplesoft/oracle.  instead of billing a hotel he bills his company like 150 a night for it and he bought a SWEET motorhome/land yaht. The engagements are 4-6 months so he drives the land yaht out there and  parks at and lives in that instead of a hotel.

it's nicer than my house and cost about the same.
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Lived in a FEMA trailer for a few years (20 days per month) when doing some out of town contract stuff.Bought it for 6000, sold it for 2500 and paid 300 per month for water, sewer, internet, cable, electricity
'Neighbors' were old folks in 200K motorcoaches

MUCH cheaper and nicer than some dive apartment.


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I did the same. Stayed in my cavalier for a few months. I had no problem with it and much better than living in an apartment. If I were a single man that's what I would do and put back a bunch of money to build a house.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 8:52:30 PM EDT
Seems like with $50 a day extra I could pay for the campsite and still have enough to pay off the camper in a year or three. The only problem is finding a place for my shit. That's the only reason I want a house anyway, a place for my shit.

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Seems like with $50 a day extra I could pay for the campsite and still have enough to pay off the camper in a year or three. The only problem is finding a place for my shit. That's the only reason I want a house anyway, a place for my shit.

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A 32 footer will have a decent bathroom, maybe even onboard septic.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:44:14 PM EDT
My little brother and his wife do. Have for over a year. But so does most of Williston
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:12:41 PM EDT
Over 28 footer fifth wheel/ 5er with a few slides it would be easy. Go to RV,net its the Arf of  pop ups/travel trailers/Class A, Class C, coaches, buses,etc. Do you have a 3/4 ton or better truck?
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I lived in a "camper" for 7 years in Iraq.........





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Seems like with $50 a day extra I could pay for the campsite and still have enough to pay off the camper in a year or three. The only problem is finding a place for my shit. That's the only reason I want a house anyway, a place for my shit.

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A 32 footer will have a decent bathroom, maybe even onboard septic.



ES556, a storage room rental would have been about $50-100 a month and you could have pocketed the other +$1400 per month.
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