Are you an RV owner or looking to become one? Do you travel with your RV on vacations only? Or do you drive one full time? I am hoping to become a full time RVer and have been diligently doing my research on what to expect, and how to handle different scenarios. One of the things I researched was rules of the road. There isn’t a whole lot of information, but, this post is my takeaway on groups I’m involved with and other reading that I’ve done.
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I am writing you this blog post while making my way across the US from Seattle to Atlanta.
You’d think that moving almost every year since graduating high school (I’m now 30 years old) would’ve sufficiently kept my life fairly downsized. This is only partly true. There is no better motivation to downsize your life, than a move and packing up all your belongings into boxes is a sure-fire and convenient way to reduce your lifestyle footprint.
By now, you all know that I am hoping to purchase an RV and travel the country while working from the road. I previously wrote about Six of my Favorite Travel Campers. There are many people who want to live this kind of lifestyle, but, feel they can’t afford it. So, I researched that further and found that it is actually cheaper to live as an RVer than it is to live in an apt or house, paying rent or mortgage. Here’s my post on RV Budgeting That Won’t Break the Bank. What Can the RV Life Cost?
You all may remember a post I did on Six of my Favorite Campers. I went in and really researched what is out there that I could use if it were just me traveling. Now, keep in mind, I do hope to live in one while working from the road. That is my goal once my daughter graduates high school and college, then moves on with her life. Although, you know mother and daughter relationships. She tells me now, “Don’t let me stop you. Go. Have fun.” Gee. Thanks kiddo. 😛
Every month, on the first Friday, my town shut down the main streets around our Borough. It’s never postponed or canceled. Rain or snow, the show will go on! This is one of the joys I’ve found living in a small town.
It’s come to that time in my life that I’ve been dreading, but, waiting for with excitement! Next year, my daughter will be driving! Her father and I have started to discuss getting her a car. We are making the decision to get her one that will (hopefully) last her six to eight years. This will get her through college and started in her profession. We figure the car will be a minimum of nine years old and preferably with less than 90k miles on it. I was even looking at SUVs, because we live out in the country, and figured she should have all wheel drive for bad weather, but, her father suggested against that due to less gas mileage and more expensive to upkeep. Good reasons of course. So, back to cars we go!
I’ve mentioned in previous posts, that my plans once my daughter graduates is that I want to work from the road while I travel the country. Since it’ll be just me traveling, I just need a smaller camper to pull behind my car. I currently have a 2014 Kia Soul. So, weight limitation is a concern. Upon further research of the Soul’s towing capacity, even with the smaller travel campers, I am going to have to purchase a new SUV to pull my new home with. I will go into the reasoning why I am choosing to go with a travel trailer instead of a an all in one RV in another post.
Yesterday I took a time out from life and went driving around my new town. As it was a Sunday, the Amish were out making their rounds, visiting friends and families after going to church. The Amish, while hardworking are so laid back. They know their place in the world and enjoy it. Their slower paced lifestyle is something we could all learn from. While in my car, I never feel that I’m “stuck” behind them. Sometimes I’ll wait awhile before going around them. But, not too long as I don’t want to scare them.
Everyone has a list of things they want to do. From the most basic to the most impossible. As you know from reading previous posts, one of my biggest desires is to travel.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
“I have plans.” “I have goals.” “I want to do this/that.”
Do you hear yourself saying that a lot? I hear myself saying it EVERY SINGLE DAY. Here is what my plans/goals are: