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As a full-timer, you’ve also got other LOGISTICAL vehicle registration concerns to deal with that were never an issue when living in one place: inspection (you have to get a state inspection of your rig to certify that everything is functional — no problems with the axles, moving parts on the trailer, brakes, tail lights,…Click here for reuse options!
When other RVers see my teeny little Airstream, they say, “Oh, how nice, how cute, how wonderful — for now.” They view my tin can as nothing more than a rolling “starter” home. They assume that if I am going to continue on for years as a full-time RVer, I will eventually want to upgrade…Click here for reuse options!
When I bought my tow vehicle, I talked to other full-time RVers about whether I should go diesel or gasoline. The general consensus was that diesel would get you more power going up an incline, but in flat areas, gas would be fine. However, no one ever discussed the concept of “altitude” with me —…Click here for reuse options!
Are you one of those soon-to-be RVers who plans on delegating behind-the-wheel responsibility to your other half? Then I’m going to suggest that you’ll probably be bored by this post — because it’s all about choosing a rig based on how it handles. I apologize. But I’ll further suggest that you should care (and I…Click here for reuse options!
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….. Oh man, I’m so sorry about that. I dozed off! Late night. Not my fault. So where were we? Let’s see. Why I’m a full-timer. No I don’t camp. Getting rid of the house. Taking your work on the road. Nope — something else. What was it? Right! You were shopping for an RV!…Click here for reuse options!
Yes, this is literally a picture of a toilet located inside a shower stall . Call me crazy, but I don’t want a leaky faucet dripping on my head while I pee — nor do I relish potty-squatting while I shave my legs. I include this visual aid as a PSA, a reminder that “space-saving”…Click here for reuse options!
We recently launched into a protracted multi-part RV-buying discussion that will end up covering many weeks and numerous topics — but today, our gaze is focused entirely on la ligne du bas. (That’s French for “the bottom line.” Oui, it is.) Nearly every sentient being I meet asks (and I’m talking within the first 15…Click here for reuse options!
The most important choice you’ll make as a full-timer is picking a rig. This isn’t just some fun-bus you’ll take on one weekend trip, then leave in your driveway — it’s your HOME, for fuck’s sake! Although it (hopefully) won’t set you back as much as a plot of land, you still need to treat…Click here for reuse options!
You know the time is right for something to happen when opportunities just seem to fall out of the sky, landing unexpectedly in your lap — and this was sure-as-hell the case as I made my decision to full-time. (In fact, I ended up with some pretty grody-looking bruises — thanks to all those big-ass…Click here for reuse options!
Soon after discovering that I’m a full-timer, whoever-the-non-nomad-is to whom I’m speaking usually says something like, “Gosh, I sure wish I could afford to retire so young.” My response? Well, so the hell do I! Why do folks automatically assume that a traveling life means a life of leisure? Not all RV-people spend their days…Click here for reuse options!