So, what is rv adventures all about? And, what the heck is an RV anyway? RV means “recreational vehicle.” That would be a trailer, a camper, a fifth wheel, or a motorhome. And to me, RV also stands for freedom.
“Gosh, what a wonderful thing to do; I wish I could do that,” is a comment I often hear as I travel this country. So I think many of us have that sort of secret desire for adventures of some kind in our life. We get tired of the day-to-day humdrum of the job, the chores – even if we love much of our life, it seems as though we’re caught up in doing, doing, doing. What happened to the excitement we dreamed of?
In other parts of the world RVing is called motorhoming, or campervanning. But, whatever you want to call it, it's a wonderful way to explore your world.
High Falls on the Pigeon River – MN/Canada Border
I was living in North Carolina, working about 60 hours a week as a realtor, when I started thinking about retirement. Most of my adult life was spent on the East Coast, but as a kid I spent wonderful summers on my great-aunt’s ranch at the foot of the Grand Tetons. So whenever I dreamed of a different sort of life, it was out there in the West or Southwest somewhere. I am happy anyplace I can see a whole lot of sky and sagebrush… and maybe a mountain or two.
Rockhound State Park – Deming, NM
Are you starting to feel the pull of the open road and dreaming of the new life that could be waiting out there for you? Does the idea of watching the sun come up each morning in a different location appeal to you?
Have you wondered what part-time or even full time rv adventures might be like? Do you enjoy meeting challenges and learning new things? Do you have a bucket list that includes seeing all of the national parks, or visiting all 50 states? Well, put some kind of RV lifestyle on that list.
Are you thinking of retirement and wondering if there were a way to do it with very little money?
I was. I started wondering and dreaming, then researching possibilities in 2004. If you’re interested, you can read about that rather anxious initial stage of my questioning at Searching for an Exit.
If you’re beginning to think about a life of RV adventuring, this website is definitely a good place to start. You’ve got your work cut out for you!
Sunset at Gila Bend, AZ
You'll need to figure out what you will be - weekend warrior, longer trips, snowbird, or full time RVer, then check on the different types of recreational vehicles/motorhomes to find the one that will fit your needs (and budget) best. And then... start researching that type. Talk to dealers and owners, read books. I'll be here to help you along the way. Don't despair! If I could do it, you can - your rv adventures are waiting!
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Your Adventures Start Here Getting started on your rv adventures can be pretty overwhelming. Here's a step by step guide to lead you in the right direction.
RV Expenses You will have RV expenses in several categories while living and traveling in your motorhome. Here's a list of the most obvious ones.
RV Maintenance and Fuel Costs The best advice I can give you on RV maintenance is to do it. Any recreational vehicle is a sizeable investment and repairs can be costly, so it makes good sense to take care of it.
RV Destinations When you are planning rv destinations, the sky is the limit. Most of us will choose warmer climates in the winter and cooler ones in the summer. Here are some of my favorite resources when I need some help.
RVing Lessons There have been quite a few RVing lessons to learn over the past three years. Here are a few of the important ones - I'm sure I'll be adding more...
Full Time RV Living Why would anyone choose full time rv living? The reasons are endless; here are some of mine.
RV Equipment There is no end to a list of rv equipment and accessories you might be advised or tempted to buy. You will be limited by two things only: space considerations and your budget.
RV JOBS After three summers of extensive traveling, watching my savings dwindle, it was time to start thinking about rv jobs.
My Adventures Since starting on my rv adventures in the fall of 2007, I have been keeping a written journal. Here is an account of the rv adventures and rv mis-adventures of the past several years.
Your RV Travel Stories RV-Adventuring.com is, (as you have probably realized), all
about my experiences with rv travel over the past three years. But now
I’d like to turn the tables on you and ask that you share your rv travel stories
Bad RV Moments I have had several bad rv moments in the past several years, and been mightily embarrassed each time; there will probably be more as I continue my journeys…
A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT US When you are talking "about us," top billing goes to Bijou, a Russian Blue scaredy cat. She does not like noisy things, so the minute she sees me put the key in the ignition, she hightails it back
RV Clubs and Discount Camping Clubs You will most likely find that there are rv clubs out there for whatever motorhome or recreational vehicle you might own. There is generally an annual fee to join the club and there are member benefit
RV VOLUNTEER If you are wondering about rv volunteer opportunities, ask yourself the following questions: Are you willing to serve in a position with no salary, no stipend, and either no or little remuneration
RV Checklists Both beginner and veteran RVers will find rv checklists helpful when packing for a trip, setting up or breaking camp and preparing for departure.
Your RV Communication Center An rv communication center will help you meet the challenge of staying connected to family, friends, or office when you are on the road for extended periods of time. Here are the tools you may find you can't live without.
Driving an RV Driving an RV is a lot different than driving a car. Here is the best advice to help keep you safe on the road. To start with, keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
RV Lifestyles There are several rv lifestyles to choose from. What kind of RVer do you want to be? A Camper, Vacationer, Snowbird, or Full-Timer?
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