How could we possibly ever entertain the idea of selling the house and living in an recreational vehicle as our only
There are numerous books on this subject and we recommend you check our RV
Books list. We will list a few points here.
We also recommend RV-Dreams, a web-site by Linda and Howard Payne on their journey to
The Life Style
The simple definition of a full-timer is one who lives in an RV all the time…traveling the country. A true
full-timer will sell the house and sell or otherwise dispose of everything that will not fit into that motorhome or
fifth wheel trailer. While some may describe this lifestyle as nomadic, we prefer to think of it as adventurous
and life affirming.
And no, full-timing is not a continuous vacation. You actually still take vacations like we did when we took a
cruise to celebrate Dale significant birthday. See Dale's Cruise.
Many think full-timing is a really long camping trip. Not! Full-timing is not an extended vacation. It
means living in a different type of house, one that can be moved from "yard to yard" whenever you feel like
it. But that does not necessarily mean that you are moving everyday. As an example, many full-timers will spend a
whole season at one location, like when volunteering to work in a Federal/State Park.
Full-timing living is very much like conventional living except there is no cutting grass or shoveling snow!
Our plan is to move with the seasons to climates that are the most comfortable to live in.
As you can see, these mobile "homes" have everything you would expect in your house.
Full-timing is a lifestyle change and there are several steps that we took to prepare for that change. We
documented those in Steps to Full-Timing.
How did we get there?
How do we get mail? See Mail Forwarding
Getting Fresh Water into the RV.
The Sewer Hoses used to get rid of the water that comes into the RV.
Tire Pressure Monitor
The tires of the Trailer and Truck are constantly being monitored by
The electrical protection of your RV by a power manager
Getting TV signals can be more of a job than with a regular House.
Internet on the Road
Internet access has become a necessity in full-timing. See
Getting electrical power from the sun is one of the sensible things to do full-timing. See
Even raising a flag has considerations. See Our Flag.