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How long have you been a full-time RVer?

How long have you been a full-time RVer? Or are you one yet? If you are, have you been doing it for just a few months? A year? Four years? 10? We’d like to know!

There are more than one million Americans who live full-time in their RVs, that’s a lot of you! Most people who full-time and enjoy it say their happiness and marriage have improved since selling their sticks-and-bricks home and hitting the open road. Would you agree?

After you vote below, please leave a comment. Tell us how long you’ve been full-timing, if you still enjoy it and if you plan to continue. Has it made you happier? Improved your marriage? Tell us, please! Thanks!

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Peggy
4 months ago

We have been fulltiming for 4 years. Sold the house and all the junk and hit the road. We recently met some people who live in an rv park fulltime. They are parked but consider themselves fulltime rvers. We don’t park it for more than 6 weeks. That is the longest we have stayed anywhere. There’s still so much to see.

jillie
4 months ago

I am trying to get a summer seasonal up near Acadia Maine next summer. I plan to try FT RV and see how I like it. 3 weeks is the longest I have gone and loved it. So I am retiring next year and going to go for 4 months. Happy trails.

Joseph Eafrati
4 months ago

We just sold our house and waiting for the closing next week. We are staying in the RV now because we cleaned out our house. We only stored our keepsakes and essentials. We cut down on so much stuff. We will go full-time as long as our health holds out. I’m going to my first Workamper job this September.

Vince Sadowski
4 months ago

I was interested to know how have been full time approaching 20 years but you cut the years off too early. I am in my 19th year. RV’d in every state. That could be a future question.

Michael Galvin
4 months ago
Reply to  Vince Sadowski

Every state? How do we get to Hawaii? Put lots of air in the tires?

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael Galvin

Hi, Michael. There are RVs for rent in Hawaii. (I just Googled it. What in the world did we do before Google?!) Have a good evening. 🙂 –Diane

jillie
4 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Used the land line? Phone book? Otherwise second guessing what they have?

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  jillie

Hi, Jillie. Google is so quick and efficient! I remember in school (waaaaaay back when!) if I needed some information for a report I’d call the Seattle Public Library and ask one of the librarians my question. They’d put me on hold and go look it up in a book. OY! Have a great day! 🙂 –Diane

jillie
4 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Agreed. Back in the stone age the library was about the only place to get info. Now? If I need an electrician or plumber? I get bunches. Gotta love the internet and google.

Peggy
4 months ago
Reply to  jillie

The internet. It has lots of infirmation

Phil & Peggy
4 months ago

We’ve been full-timing since the Saturday after 9/11. A hellofaway to remember it. We spent the 1st couple of years in FL but eventually got driven out west by the hurricanes. Been in all the states but the one they haven’t built the bridge to yet.

Fred
4 months ago

We’re in our mid 70’s & have been fulltime for 12 years, & hope to get another 5-10 years of wandering the country. Our 34ft 5th wheel is now 12 years old & still very livable, but I’m not as comfortable towing that length or a unit that old all over the country, so we just ordered a new triple slide Host truck camper to use in our diesel dually truck for continued travels. This will make travelling much easier & less expensive, but still with plenty of livable space. We’ll use the 5th wheel as our home base & park it on a lease lot near the Gulf Coast in Alabama. We want to continue travelling the country as long as our health permits. When we finally stop wandering, we may move the 5th wheel to the Escapees Assisted Living camp ground in Livingston, Texas, & use the truck camper just to travel back to Michigan each summer to visit our kids, grandkids, & great grandkids. Only time will tell if our plans work out the way we hope.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Fred

We hope your plans turn out the way you hope, Fred! Wishing you many more happy and healthy years of RV travel! 🙂 –Diane

Tim Slack
4 months ago

F/T since 3/2013, volunteering in appropriate seasons (3-6 month gigs) all over the U.S. Ntl, state & regional parks, Nature Conservancy preserves, wildlife refuges for US Fish & Wildlife, fish & game depts for several states – almost all for just site & hookups. Worked for wages + hookups with non-profit partners of Grand Canyon & Grand Tetons; even worked for US Forest Svc (Sawtooth Ntl Rec Area in Idaho). Still going but considering ways to limit travel to two repeating locations but can’t seem to settle on which two… 🤔

rvgrandma
4 months ago

Moved into our MH 12/2004. Was workampers for a few years until my husband’s health forced to park it. Now that he is gone I am getting ready to ‘hit the road’ again.

Dan
4 months ago

We’ve been fulltime now since 12/1/15. Still enjoying it. There is a learning curve.

dave
4 months ago

We started full timing on 09/05/2005 and our only fault is that we couldn’t start earlier.
Things are a bunch different now than then. Some better and some not so much.

Tom Amrozowicz
4 months ago
Reply to  dave

We have been full timers since September 1999