My wife and I have been traveling and living in our motorhome for 3 years. Compared to many on the road we are newbies. But our web site will get you started fast. Anyone can do this.
We left six grown children and 40 relatives in our home town in 2006. But we return yearly and visit with them more than we did when we lived in our house. We sold everything, rented the house, took off and have not looked back. It is awesome and www.BigRigBible.com tech info, RV parks, photos, travelogues, computer tips and more.
Happy Trails, Pete and Ellen 4 years ago
The nomad in me thinks this would be a way cool way to live. Then the “responsible adult” in me points out why it wouldn’t be fun. Maybe someday I’ll do this, even if only for a year. There are so many places I want to go and so many things to see! 4 years ago
I’m wondering about this goal. We went camping, and it was great, but the great thing about it was that we had the whole time to relax and enjoy ourselves. If we were to make it our lifestyle, it would no longer be a retreat from our life. We’d have all the concerns and obligations that daily life presents. I think I’d rather just keep it as a recreational activity. 5 years ago
We’re going camping this weekend, in our pop-up. I am soooo excited!!! What would it be like to live full time, exploring this great nation of ours, going from state park to state park, as a camper? Bliss, I imagine. We wouldn’t need one of those huge RV’s, (Remember, I’m trying to make life more simple, less cluttered)although a motor home and two scooters would probably suffice. Our pop up is getting a bit old, as is the pick up. What would it take to realize this life style? Even for a year? This is something I love to fantasize about. I wouldn’t begin to know how to make it a goal, except just to dream, and pray…. 5 years ago
Well its mostly about being willing to do jobs you hate doing.
Fast food places for example will usually hire you same or next day, so hire on there, work until payday, ask them to send your last cheque to your parents/family/friends or just tell your boss that the coolest person you worked with gets it.
Or you can just busk your way around. Or sell jewellery or other things.
These tips work best if your travelling in a small van or big car. Those huge tour bus RVs are meant for rich people and old people. 6 years ago
I full timed in a 27’ RV and loved it (mostly). I spent 2 years on the road essentially work/camping. It really shows you how little you need in life to get by and be happy. My motto to life has been minimize minimize minimize! It keeps the confusion and the clutter down. I now have kids and like the idea of keeping them grounded (except summers. We now have a camper van and stuff 2 adults and 3 kids in it and love it. Make sure you get a unit that you understand the systems (12 vlt, chargers, inverters, 12 vlt water pumps and pex tubing along with holding tank maintenance). I also bought a gas MH because I can figure out how to work on a BIG Cheby or Ford but am lost on deisel. Good luck! 6 years ago
I think it would be cool to buy an RV (or one of those decked-out tour buses on whatever show that is) and live in it, traveling to wherever we feel like going. While I’ve lived in the same state my whole life, I feel like my soul is nomadic, and I crave travel, even though I’ve never really gone anywhere. Living in an RV would allow for that, although we’d need some sort of internet connection or we’d both perish. Heh. We’d also need some sort of job while doing this, maybe something freelance, or entrepreneurial – I dunno. This plan obviously hasn’t been contemplated too seriously yet, or we’d have a bigger outline of how to get there. 8 years ago