The bad side of fulltimeing

Hello everyone, I owe everyone 2 recipes still and will get them. Things have been very busy with work and broken things. I wanted to do a post on the not so good side of fulltiming that we never hear about in different blogs. Just like problems in the ‘normal’ there will be problems in the RV life but are different issues that we deal with.

Your tow vehicle: its not a matter if something will go wrong but when it will go wrong. You will have vehicle issues no matter what, and if your like me, taking your vehicle to the mechanic shop everytime a problem happens will only keep you broke from doing the things you want to do, and defeats the purpose of living the freedom that we set for ourselves. I try to do as much as I can myself, and if I dont know it, Im on the web learning.

Your Rig: like your vehicle, things will break, and it will be up to you to learn to fix the issues. As you see in the trailer picture I hit the side of my deck since I had no spotter, and was at a 90 degree turn with no view in sight. Other issues are water pump has gone out, vent cover in bath ripped off, and little miscellaneous broken items.

When your low on funds: no one likes to be out of money. The difference for the ‘normal’ life and the nomad life is… Well, in the ‘normal’ life you may not beable to pay the car payment, the nomad life you might not have food or water. Life becomes a little more at stake of what your money is for to survive on.

Your on your own: yes this does have its good and bads. You do get the freedom of true independence, what when there is a good side, there is always a bad side. You are on your own. Decisions made need to be well thought of, and having a backup for everything is the only way to go. This is an area that all future possible nomads really need to ask themselves before making this leap. “Can I be self suffient enough to do this?”

This lifestyle isnt for everyone, and I wish more nomads out there blogging would not only show the good side of this lifestyle, but also the negative side. Things to take for granit (heat, food, water) become a gold living this lifestyle. Your consumption of food, water, and fuel need to be closely regulated when off grid because this could turn into a bad situation if decisions arnt made wisely.

Take care everyone and if you have questions, feel free to ask.

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Have you ever wanted to chase your dreams but couldn't manage to get your foot out of the door to do it, due to money, or fear of the unknown? We decided to take a gamble at it by selling everything, buying a truck and trailer, and figuring out how we are going to manage having a family of 5 with a cat and dog fit in a trailer full time while we travel the country. We hope you will follow us along on our journey.

One thought on “The bad side of fulltimeing”

  1. your vehicle is your life routine matience will save thousands in repairs and the average guy can do them .remember when changing oils engine, trans ,rearends always use synthetic it will last longer and be better for your vehicle.also don’t forget to service your transmission every 30,000 miles.most people don’t think about it until its to late.i know as i have been professionally rebuilding them for over 35 years.


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