Well, we have made 30 days so far and just wanted to give a little rundown of what we think so far, things we have learned along the way, and also the goods and bads of what we have noticed so far.
We spent a good year in a half researching fulltime RVing before we made the big decision to give it go. Once we had a date, the countdown was on and finally got to a point of no return. The feelings we went through in the process was mixed with excitement, depression, fear, and curiosity of the unknown. There were many times, I would ask myself “what on earth am I doing”, and start second guessing my decision. Those of you that are looking to make this transition must understand that it will not be easy in the beginning, but does get better. You will change your mind multiple times back and fourth which will soon drive you crazy. Once on the road, it may take a week or 2 to start adjusting to the change, but once you’ve made the step to go for it, and the adjustment kicks in, you can look back and see what you have just accomplished.
Your not retired yet, how can you do this? Is a question I’ve had from more then one viewer of this page. The reason why we didn’t wait for retirement is because to many things can happen do to health complications. We have read to many stories of people waiting until retirement to do this, then something happens, heart attack, significant other dies, and the list goes on and on and on. I do Auto CAD and different workamping positions to make our money. We pick our jobs, pick our places, and leave if we don’t like it. I believe every single person has some kind of skill that they could use to make money and the beauty of it is that if your bills are low, you don’t need to make a lot to get by. So far on our travels we have seen everything from photography, to barbers at parks, people that paint and sell rocks.
The Goods: We have the option to live where we want, when we want. Once you go fulltiming, the United States is your playground. Our bills, are fuel, food, and emergency expenses unless we choose to stay at a paid park. We get to see and have experiences that the majority of people will not do unless its on a vacation. Our home is camping all of the time.
The Bads: Tight living quarters, you are on your own so your RV set up becomes as important as your Social Security Card, internet and cable can get pretty tricky in spots even with subscriptions, and rangers, if you have a family or significant other you better get along really well because you will be seeing each other all of the time, clogged toilets are not unheard of, and draining the tanks isn’t a trip to Disneyland. Showers are short and not the sweetest, water usage, and other power devices need to be monitored closely.
Some may see that the good out way the bad, others may see the bads out weighing the good. There is no right or wrong answer to it. It falls on who that person is, and how they want to live there life.
Have a great Sunday everyone and stay warm.