Is your RV your only home?


Is your RV the only home you own? Or do you travel full-time but still have a traditional home that you rent out and/or plan to return to one day? Or do you have a traditional home and travel with your RV only part of the year?

Please take our quick poll. We’re curious about how many readers are “homeless” (in the traditional sense, we mean). We encourage your comments.

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Our approach has worked out really well for us. We invested in a vacation rental, and have worked it out so it’s classified as our secondary residence. We spend the vast majority of time in our motorhome, but make an annual visit to the property in the off-season, when we perform any needed maintenance . Our stays can range anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months, just depending on our travel plans. The home is paying for itself, and it gives us a place we can go if we need to get off the road for any reason.


We’re in our 13th year as fulltime boondockers…..wouldn’t trade a sticks and bricks for our wonderful lifestyle.

Don & Carol Nedrow

We were full-timers for 15 years. Our daughter bought a ranch style house with the garage made into a master bedroom where we now live. We still travel with our RV Chapter most all year. we have a space on the property to park our 31′ class C motor home.


We do not have a standard home but do not fit your poll. We live on a sailboat and motor home

Steven Browning

Just wondering why this came up for “what you found along the road”?


Just to go the opposite direction, i’m curious how many folks use their RV significantly WHILE at homebase? I have functional full hookups and use my TT as a real extension of the house. While home I have a quiet Dad-only man-cave/laboratory where kids/spouse won’t disturb my projects and it’s easy to vent soldering smoke directly outside. When I undock for a trip, much of my stuff is already all packed with me since it doesn’t leave the trailer. This practice evolved from storing “home and away” tools in the trailer to just using them there. My music, my temperature, my “messes”, and a locking door on a 500sf workspace…

Steve C

I know I’m not one of the regular full-time RV’ers and your polls never have a category for me. I sold my house back in 2016 and I’m now a full-time traveler, just not in my RV all the time. I’m presently in Quito, Ecuador and plan on spending the next five months in South & Central America while my Truck Camper is in storage back home in California. My life is spent in my ‘stateside home’, my camper, for about half the year, wandering around North America and the other half of the year somewhere else in another part of the world. There’s a whole world out there, why limit yourselves to just America?


We sold our stick and siding home in June of 2016. Finally closed on it then. We went fulltime in December 2015 when my wife retired from her job of 22 years. I’m retired Navy and self employed, I still do some of that, tuning pianos for long time customers.

We have 2 acres of the property my wife’s family owned and have set up a”family campground” there. Right now we have electric wired up for 4 sites and I have a shop, garden shed, lumber shed and boat shed. This summer we’ll have a septic system and maybe a well. We currently use our son’s about 1/2 acre away from us.

That’s where we spend our summers.

Captn John

We travel between September and Late May with times at home to regroup. We find about 3 months is max in a 43′ 5er before we need to regroup. Not all are trips are that ,long, several are only a few weeks but again, home to regroup. We have tried everything from a DP to a TT and find the larger 5er the most comfortable for the 2 of us for stays longer than a week.


We just feel grounded to have a permanent property, with grand kids nearby.

Jean C

We travelled part-time for a few years, leaving our home empty for 6-9 months at a time. We finally decided to go full-time but didn’t want to sell our house that was paid for and found a reliable tenant, someone we had known for many years.