RV Homebase solution for us.

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We want to travel full time… but wife also wants a house to come back to… We’ve found the solution for us and thought others may be interested.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 18:26

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 18:26
That home base is in our town and since it started it has really taken off. It looks a great place if that is what you are after and does fit the bill as a place to stay and leave on your travels. You can bring your van and stay for free to check it out. And no, I do not have any connection with the company, just have seen it grow. The only negative is that it is beside the local speedway so you would get a bit of noise when it operates, usually every second Saturday night, and on the occasional long weekend. (http://www.maryboroughspeedway.com.au/calendar.htm) But going by the number of houses now sold it must not bother too many residents. Kevin
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Follow Up By: Darryl E - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 18:47

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 18:47
Good on you for knowing what suits you.

horses for courses though.... for me personally those activities etc are the things you do on the roadand you can do other things when at home... best of both worlds not necessarily twice of the same world.
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Follow Up By: Kris and Kev - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 18:57

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 18:57
Darryl not sure what your reply means, or was it meant for Myles? Kevin
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:05

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:05
G’day Kevin,
I agree and would prefer the speedway weren’t nearly neighbours but we’ve been there for happy hour when the speedway has been on and we were hard pressed to hear noise from it. The developers have built earth noise barriers and we made a point of asking residents, none of whom said it was a problem to them. We’ve bought but won’t be moving there for a while so won’t be able to report first hand for a while.
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Follow Up By: Kris and Kev - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:10

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:10
Myles, Good on you. It does look a great place. I think they are now on the last stage of sites. Kevin
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:32

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:32
Only thing wrong is it is a bit expensive for what you get.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:44

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:44
Kevin, Don’t quote me on this but I think there are to be 270 home sites in total and there are expressions of interest on all but 20 odd of them. That doesn’t mean that they are under contract. A site can be held with an expression of interest and $1000 deposit. My understanding is that stage four of seven stages is currently under construction.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:51

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:51
Rosss, Yes something we struggled with. You can buy a lot of real estate up there for the money and it was hard to determine the value. We decided not to worry about resale value but took some comfort in how quickly they’re selling.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:07

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:07
I've looked at that complex with envy for some time now.

Bit far away from family and friends for us, unfortunately.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:38

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 19:38
We have looked there as well, I could transfer to the area pre-retirement.

That darn speedway and the Bruce Highway doesn't sell it for me.

I looked at it from the perspective of...at some stage in my life, would I have bought a new house next door to a speedway, and 1 km from the Bruce Highway.

No.

Apart from the fantastically cheap big block of land, for reasons mentioned, the owner/developer could have done better for the prospective clientele in those regards.

It does seem to have sold well though. Has anyone apart from me wondered why they have stipulated the external cladding of the dwellings is what it is....
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 20:23

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 20:23
G’day Andrew, there are a number of different external finishes available but I thnk they are limited to their contribution to the dwelling’s six star energy rating.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 02:08

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 02:08
If you don't want to go as far north as Qld then there is Casino Village. This is a similar village that has van storage with each cottage.

Other options are manufactured home (sometimes known as lifestyle villages.) Many of them have compounds for vans, boats and motorhomes. If you would like to be in the Newcastle/Sydney area then look at Valhalla Village. Forget Prop #499 though, our neighbours gave her a send off yesterday (whilst we are stuck in Broken Hill.) There are 160 new blocks that were released last year.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 06:15

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 06:15
G'day Peter, the Casino Village was described to us as being similar so we considered there as well. When you actually view them they are not at all similar except that both can accommodated RVs at your dwelling. The Casino option was part of a caravan park and it felt like it. The Tinana development is a secured housing estate.
By the way, I'm not for a moment saying that Casino wouldn't be a great place to live as I love that part of the world.
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 09:20

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 09:20
HUH?

isnt that just a 1800455565 lifestyle village?
theres one near me and its got all the grey nomad vans etc parked up in the back corner

all theyve done is rebadged an existing idea
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 09:23

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 09:23
heres the one near my place --- Minus the speedway but theres heaps of them just in perth alone

http://www.nlv.com.au/our-villages/hillview
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 09:27

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 09:27
sorry should be 1300455565

heres the relevent page
http://www.nlv.com.au/lifestyle/having-freedom

the website also shows they have secure parking and washdown facilitys

no affiliation and not for me (bit young) although i do see the attraction

just surprised an old exisiting idea has been successfully marketed as new
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 01:11

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 01:11
It differs markedly from your examples in that the vans are accommodated with the cottages. The streets are also wider to give you easier access to the carports or garages.
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Reply By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:19

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:19
Some on this site are intent on shooting you down in flames. This is a site where members share information and there is always something to be learnt for those that don't know it all. Hehe.
Some respondents have missed my point. The point of difference is the quality. These are not relocatable homes they are not built in a factory. Some are on joists, others on slabs. Every home must be built to accommodate an RV. We spent two years looking and this is quite different to anything else we've seen which is why I thought it may be of interest.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:28

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:28
Whoops. Written in haste. Should have written 'one redpondent'.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:44

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:44
had intention of shooting anyone down - just pointing out its far from a new idea for those looking at such options - there are many simular options out there

the place im familur with - I havnt actually been in but from what you can see you get a contained comunity, secure parking and place to maintain your caravn RV, full amentities etc etc

no their not factory built houses - they all got built the traditional way with tradies from the ground up

so while there might be slight differences such as one dedicated secure place in the facility to store the rv/van rather than alongside the property I dont see any real and significant difference?
maybe ive missed something
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 17:00

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 17:00
Getoutmnore,

you certainly have missed something.

RV Homebase is unique. Your comment is like saying that because you live in a house with bedrooms, bathrooms and a toilet, that ALL homes Australia wide are the same. They aren't, and RV Homebase is not the same as ANY other retirement village.

Uninformed comments if ever I saw any.



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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 17:52

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 17:52
ok

- so exactly what makes it unique?, instead of saying the comment is uninformed perhaps you can add something constructive?

the large carports to house vehicles is certainly unique - as I said other vilages give an area to store them rather than at the actual property.

My point is a lifestyle (thier not known as retirement villages)
do offer the ability to store your RV and lockn leave your property
yes the RV village is probally at the higher end of what is essentially the same idea but its not like it doesnt come at a cost with propertys there approxamatily double the local median house price and the example i gave significantly below the median house price of the area.

your coment about

"because you live in a house with bedrooms, bathrooms and a toilet, that ALL homes Australia wide are the same."

is hardly relevent
homes vary alot according to area and how much you pay which is the case here
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 18:00

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 18:00
Something constructive?

You mean like your posts?

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 18:16

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 18:16
YES

I pointed out to other readers possibly interested in simular options to this that there were other options for those wanting a lock n leave lifestyle but also needed a base that would accomadate more than a car or 2.

now for many reasons theres people out there who might not want there home base in QLD
in which case they do have options for such a lifestyle more locally

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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:48

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 15:48
It's full of old people!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 06:12

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 06:12
Hehehehe. Yes.
Depends on your definition of old though. I'm 53 and my wife is 49. I know a lot around the same age... Some are young and some are old... If you know what I mean.
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Reply By: Slow one - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 06:38

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 06:38
Myles,
That is not a bad spot, you definitely wouldn't get flooded there. It is a little way to the supermarket in town though.

As for the noise my in-laws lived about 1 K up Three mile Road, which isn't very far away and I can't remember noise from the highway. Guess you could always go up when the speedway is on and have a listen. On a still winters night I guess you would hear everything, then again you could jump the fence and watch.




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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 08:55

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 08:55
You obviously haven't been around when we get a decent downpour up behind Matilda and across the back of 4 & 5 mile roads, I have lived up Teddington Road for 50 years and have driven through up to a metre of water on the flat at the bottom, I have seen water from the Iindah road intersection to the bottom of the hill at the other end of the flat.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 15:04

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 15:04
Ross,
does the land where the RV Homebase flood from storm water.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:23

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:23
Where the actual buildings are now shouldn't flood because it has been built up about 6 feet, but by saying that they have narrowed the watercourse to about 20% of the width that it had originally, so how far it rises will depend on just how fast the water can get away. As you can imagine water about 400 meters wide and a meter deep pushed into an area about 50 to 80 meters wide is going to rise somewhat more. We don't have those type of downpours often so it will be interesting when it does happen to see where it goes.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:13

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:13
Following is an extract from a flood search my Solicitor organized:
In response to your request for a Flood Search on Lot 3 SP239149 (50 Iindah Road East, Tinana), I advise the following:

- Property is not subject to 100 Year ARI Mary River Flood as per current adopted flood study
- Property does not fall within identified OVF (major stormwater) path
- There are registered drainage easements with the subject lot
- There are stormwater network assets within the subject lot
- There are no drainage complaints recorded against subject property

Please refer to the attached Disclaimer and Explanation of Terms

I will organise a refund of the search fees paid for this application as per the Schedule of Fees and Charges 2013/2014
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:25

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:25
I don't know or want to know who he is but if he wants a change of career could possibly make good money as a Comedian, no it would not flood as the mary river does, major storm water must have a different meaning to some people, I would call a small creek that becomes 300 metres wide after a decent downpour is somewhat of a major stormwater path, there are no drainage complaints because it was only ever an open cow paddock before it was developed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 12:36

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 12:36
Kylie. A. Matheson
Stormwater Planning Officer
Catchment Management and Marine Structures
Infrastructure Planning (Infrastructure Services Directorate)
Fraser Coast Regional Council.
..... I'll let her know of your suggestion.
Her report which included both pre and post development was obviously unqualified and next time I require an expert opinion I'll be sure to contact you Rosss.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 13:16

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 13:16
Well I would have to agree with you, obviously unqualified, No matter what it is a local will always know more than someone that has never seen it, I have worked on a lot of civil construction jobs where the so called engineers and planners new nothing when it came to local knowledge, just read it all in books. I have even seen them try to make water run up hill.
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:00

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:00
Congratulations Myles! It sounds like a great choice and we have not heard of anyone disappointed with the place. A few happy residents have posted on Caravaners Forum recently. The main difference over other retirement villages we have seen seems to be in the size of homes available and the choice of designs and the fact that your van/motor home can be parked right in your own garage/carport and plugged in if you wish. We agree that this is a big improvement on places that just have a van parking block "out the back" somewhere. I know people who moved into one of those and now management is talking of building more units on the van parking block! Any noise on a Saturday night won't be worse than our neighbours' kids' parties! Or the aeroplanes flying over at all hours! Enjoy and let us know how you go! Lynne
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:29

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:29
Thanks for your response John & Lynne.
Most there like being able to keep their RV connected to power and water. There’s no need to lock it, in fact the idea is that their RV is an extension to their house. The RV port has its own dump point as well.
We’ve been there on speedway night and no, we don’t think it’s an issue at all. When you’re there the speedway doesn’t seem as close as it appears on a map and there’s a fair amount of earthworks done to address any noise. You certainly can't see it. I doubt we would ever hear anything from the highway on any night. Unfortunately we won’t be able to live there full time for a while but it’s going to give us something to look forward to.
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