After me and the hubby were first married we rented for a few months. Which we were able to do at the very young age of 20! After we moved into our first home we still stayed the same penny pinching couple we had always been but you know how it goes, unexpected things happen. Medical emergencies come up, cars break down, and not all decisions made are the smartest. So we ended up in debt. Nothing major but enough to make us uncomfortable about selling our home and jumping into another mortgage. Plus our goal to be debt free by the time we are 35 that means no car loans or mortgage!
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RV Traffic Laws Traveling in an RV can be a great way to see the country, allowing you to linger in favorite spots for a while, then move on to the next destination, taking your home-away-from-home with you when you go. From large fifth wheels with all the comforts of a house, to smaller mini-trailers perfect for one person, all types of RVs are welcome at campgrounds and RV parks around the U.
No need for expensive reservations or a set itinerary. Plenty of singles, both men and women, enjoy the RV lifestyle.
So, you’re a nomad or wannabe nomad that plans to date on the road. Maybe you even hope to find a life partner. I’ve done the nomadic dating scene, but I must warn you that as a full-time RVer, you should be prepared for an even harder dating life than usual.
Augstine, AD This week we are celebrating our 10th anniversary of taking off to travel full-time. As I look back on these immensely fulfilling years, I realize how right St. Augustine was when he wrote those insightful words 1, years ago. Our ten year RV and sailing voyage has been an unbelievable journey in every way, and we still wake up every day feeling blessed and fortunate to live the way we do. What a cool life! Where did the years go? Ten years is a significant chunk of our lives.
When we started, we were passionate cyclists , and that hobby defined not only our every waking hour but our relationship too. Now our days revolve around sightseeing, photography , meeting new people, writing about our experiences and moving from place to place. The evolution makes sense, though, because a big part of our love of cycling — and of bicycle touring especially — was being outdoors and seeing new scenery and camping.
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When the weather improved, our two-night stop to visit Bryce Canyon Country quickly turned into six nights. And oh my gosh…. I assure you, six nights was not enough to savor this breathtaking scenery.
Next year around June we are looking to go full time RVing. We have a Tundra with a v6 to pull at the most a 22ft. trailer. We’ll probably look to install a larger radiator and tranny cooler first and will be going with the anti sway bars setup.
December 29, I am from the East my wife was from the West, we got married and moved West. Never really ‘camped” well maybe when I was a Boy Scout. I fought tooth and nail as I did not want to go but knew all along I would have to do this. Turns out had a fantastic time, and with wife being pregnant we decided we wanted to buy an RV, with a bathroom of course, to do this more often. That was the start of our RVing story, we started with a 24 foot travel trailer in Phoenix which we moved with us to Cleveland when we were transferred.
Had to sell it because of harassment from home owners association. Transferred to Denver and the first thing we did was to buy another 24 foot travel trailer and enjoyed a couple of years of camping and another child before a freak hail storm in Denver in destroyed it. With insurance money bought my first Class C 27 foot motor-home. Picked it up on the same day our 4th child was born. Enjoyed that coach for a couple of years and while attending an RV Show in Denver in we ended up with a 29 foot Class C motor-home wide-body.
This was a nice coach but because it was a wide-body it had a tremendous amount of side sway when driving and scared the heck out of me.
Although only 49 at the time, I was totally burned out from 30 years in high-tech corporate management. I knew that I was not going to hold out another 16 years until normal retirement age and really craved a vision of our future that was free from business travel, long work hours and the day-to-day stresses of the corporate grind.
Call it synchronicity if you like, but late one night, one click lead to another which lead to rv-dreams.
RV Life and Travel is our website about RVs, RVing, our RV travels, and our life as extended time and full-time RVers. We invite you to follow along on our adventures and everyday life in our motorhome and travel trailer camper (yes, we have both), as we explore the USA living in a recreational vehicle.
We just completed the process of moving our domicile to Florida from South Dakota. Things change this was posted in !! There are a lot of factors that you should keep in mind to make the best choice for you. For US based nomads, generally Texas, South Dakota and Florida are the three top choices for a combination of no state income taxes and general nomad-friendly policies. California is not a good state for nomads who have no ties left there, and he was severing all of his.
The state income taxes are ridiculously high, and vehicle inspections arduous. When Chris and I met a few months later, I was homesteaded in Florida.
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August 30, First let me welcome you to the Escapee forums. There are many very experienced and knowledgeable folks who take part in these forums, so feel free to ask questions and offer comments any time and on any thread or forum. Helping others is the reason that Escapee’s RV Club exists. Let me comment on the age factors.
The full-time RV lifestyle is absolutely fantastic, and we’ve been loving our nomadic life since Many people who are new to the idea of RVing full-time wonder how full-timers get their mail or file their taxes or what kind of insurance they buy.
Joan Wasser, Jeff Buckley, and Grace Joan Wasser and Jeff Buckley were lovers and artists It’s rare in the music world that a casual love affair between 2 musicians develops into anything stronger, and they become mutually influential. And it’s incredibly tragic when it ends due to an accident, a random reaching down of Fate’s bony finger. Such was the case with Joan Wasser and Jeff Buckley, who drowned in In the summer of Jeff Buckley was on the brink of success.
He and his band appeared at a venue together with a new band called the Dambuilders. The violinist in that band was a beautiful and charismatic young woman named Joan Wasser. They were strong personalities and capable of extreme behavior, and they learned from each other in countless ways.
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But what happens when it is time to go back to the “sticks and bricks” of a regular home? Join us as we transition back to a house in The Villages, Florida — and still enjoy the RV lifestyle. This is the location of a Sonoran Desert farming group of people that dates from around AD to about These people were impressive builders and left behind a number of building ruins, such as these walls, which form the National Monument.
This is the Great House — also known as Casa Grande — for which the area is known.
Jack Matlock is a senior and single full time RVer who has enthusiastically endorsed the RVing lifestyle. He started his RVing with a small pick-up and a Coleman tent camper. He presently has a 33 foot 5th wheel with three slide outs.
A family of six, plus two dogs living full-time in a Winnebago View. Hubby had a good paying 9 to 5 job, we built a big house in a great neighborhood, got some dogs, and had some kids. So how did we end up living full-time on the road with 4 kids and 2 dogs in a 23 foot Winnebago View. How We Met Craig and I were high school sweethearts. We started dating the first day of Junior Year. After graduating, we both went off to college, got engaged, graduated college, got good jobs and started planning and preparing for when we were going to start a family.
At the time, full-time travel was not even on our horizon. Yes, we liked to go on vacation. Plus, did some road trips, but by no means were we RVers, campers, or super-experienced travelers. We went to work. But, man, I learned quickly that a cubicle was NOT the life for me. We figured this is what we had to do to live our American Dream. The American Dream where you build a big house, then go to Menards to buy things to fix or build new things every weekend.
All are included in the RV Bus Conversions group. My friend Nick Russell, who with his wife Terry converted a MCI bus and toured in it for many years, wrote a piece for this page that will give you a flavor of it. Every type of RV, from truck campers to fifth wheel trailers to diesel motorhomes have their advantages and disadvantages, and there is no one size fits all. One often overlooked choice is a bus conversion. Built on commercial bus shells, buses offer certain major advantages over most production motorhomes.
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Originally Posted by artisan4 My wife died of cancer three months ago. I’m not the basket case I was nowadays, but of course my life partner is gone and frankly I’m pretty lonely. My mom died and my dad was left alone. He remarried about two years after her death to a widow whose husband and died about a year before she married my dad. There is no set time and wanting to be with someone doesn’t prove you loved your spouse less.
It can mean you’re cut out for marriage — you were happy being married and you won’t be happy not being married or at least a partner. You have to be somewhat careful because you wouldn’t want someone who feels they must compete with your wife. My dad said he and his wife knew that it was only due to the tragedies of loosing their spouses that they were together, each would have stayed with their first spouse if they could have chosen, but that didn’t make their marriage bad — it was just they way they both knew it was.
My dad said it wasn’t the same, his first marriage was as a very young man, to have and build a family with his wife.