Living on the Road…
Reality or NOT?
About 18 months ago, I took action! I had been thinking about it for YEARS, and after caring for my dad during his last years (he passed at age 95 in late 2011), I was like like a tightly wound spring! I needed to UNwind and do it in a big way! But… at age 53 was it realistic to attempt living on the road – full time – in an RV?!
The short answer: YES!
What used to be viewed as a hardship – you know, years ago, people would say “gee, he has a tough life, he is living on the road“, never sees his family and can’t communicate with friends often; is honestly NO LONGER a hardship!
The concept of being “location neutral” is now a REALITY for many! And… you CAN take the kids! In fact, having been a classroom educator, I highly recommend living on the road if you have kids who are old enough to appreciate what you’re doing for them. Imagine – one week exploring the sites of Washington, DC and the next week rising to wildlife in a National Park.
But… can you remain in contact? (yes) gain regular access to mail (yes) and EARN A LIVING while living on the road? (YES!)
Here is my own personal story – and within I share some “nuggets” that may apply to your situation…
So, in summary, when it comes to living on the road…
- Education for the kids – check! Programs exist AND an “on the road” education will be incredible for them
- Mail delivery – YES – use a mail drop like Americas-Mailbox (hey, be kind, note referred by #3847!)
- Control costs – EASILY – become a resident of a state where taxes are LOW and other fees are manageable – my choice was So. Dakota and Americas-Mailbox made it easy to do!
- Earn income and reduce living expenses – The Internet affords great options – I mentioned a few in my video; contact me if you wish to discuss specifics (My # is 561 676 1205 or skype me at alan.sills) AND you can volunteer to “campground host” – which keeps your costs down AND lets you live in paradise for a time!
- Remain connected – I have Verizon phone service which also “feeds” my computer with Internet access – its the (now defunct) unlimited data program BUT…with a little research NEW OPTIONS are opening all the time. I know for example, Hughes has nationwide satellite internet and Dish has some new tv/internet options that are improving all the time.
So, I encourage you to join me! Become a “vagabond traveler” as you go about living on the road fulltime! You’ll meet “interesting characters”, and there will be no longer such a thing as a “dull” or “typical day”.
7 thoughts on “Living on the road – full time – in an RV…”
I plan on staying on the road in a toy hauler for a year but am having trouble deciding which RV parks to stay in each state. Any advice?
Go here and get the pro version of this app. It will help you immensely. Al
This has always been my dream. At 57, I’m really putting a great deal of thought into it. Thank you for your article and all of the reference material.
Glad to be of assistance, reach out any time with questions or thoughts.
Enjoyed your video! Will check out the insurance link and the America’s mailbox. We can’t wait to be full time!
Glad to be of assistance. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. I’m still very satisfied with my insurance carrier and I continue to use Americas Mailbox.