Have you ever lived continuously a year or more in an RV?

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Do you now live in, or have you ever lived in, an RV for a year or more? We’re talking about continuous living – not a few months here and there.

A lot of people are living full-time in RVs these days and it’s causing a lot of congestion in RV parks. Modern-day RVs are so darn comfy that it’s as easy to live in one as any sticks-and-bricks home.

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Laura Kimmel

Our dream (after I retired) was to travel the U.S. for a couple of years. We started traveling from Oregon Sept 2018 and still on the road 15 months later. We plan on being back in Oregon approx May 2020. We have seen so much and traveled a lot. Right now we are spending the winter in Tucson AZ. We plan on living in our RV while seeing everyone in Oregon. Not sure right now what is going to happen after that. We are flexible. For sure we want to travel some more.

rvgrandma

Been living in ours for 15 years. We started out Workamping but due to husband’s health have been parked the last 6 years. Can’t afford an apartment. Our MH is paid for so our only set housing bill is lot rent – which is going up every year due to ‘supply and demand’.

John R Crawford

My wife and I owned a small horse farm in the Atlanta area for 25 years. My wife had a few accidents on the horses within a short period of time. We felt that God was telling us that after 45 years of riding horses it was time to downsize. I convinced my wife to trying full-time traveling before we got a new house. We sold everything and put a lot in storage. I built a website http://www.urkeytoheaven.org and put it on the back of a new Hartland 5th wheel along with the words “Heaven Or Hell it’s your choice “. That was three and a half years ago and we are still traveling. After the first year we upgraded to a Thor Motor Coach.

Chuck Taylor (boatcat1)

After 21 years on a sailboat that was sold before Katrina in ’05, we moved into 24′ fiver. After evacuating, we kept going for 8 years, 4 winters in mainland Mexico, and all over the US. Bought double wide in 2012, but still get away for summers as AZ gets hot.

Ellen

We consider ourselves full-timers; we have no “base camp,” no sticks-and-bricks house, either. We DO have two lease sites at private membership RV parks. The comments around the question seem to suggest that anyone who lives in an RV all year is taking up space in an RV park. We prefer to call those folks “permanent RV park residents,” or “long-term residents” rather than travelers…. “Full-timing” is, as you say, a rather vague description.

Errol

14 years in a 32ft HR on Galveston Island in TCG o Galveston. Owned the lot.

Kathleen

My husband and I rented out our Orange County, CA home for two years from 2007-2009. We visited 37 states and 5 Canadian Provinces from the Pacific to the Atlantic. A year after we returned, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s/ Levy Body Dementia/ Multiple System Atrophy. He died last July. Memories of our wonderful adventure kept us both as joyful and grateful as we could be under the circumstances. If you dream it, do it! We regret what we don’t do far more than we regret what we do…

Joe Allen

We full timed for 6 years (2000-’06), went back to a stick and brick and now, just sold it and back in another coach for more full time adventure!

Vanessa Simmons

Not yet but might be before 20 Oct if my house isn’t finished. That is as long as flying to one son’s house for a week at Thanksgiving, a week at the other sons house for Christmas and three weeks at my sisters in GA before and between Perry 2019 and RVillage 2.0 (could have driveway mooched since I was parked there anyway but liked the change).

Goldie

Only for a year while we built our stick and brick. Now it’s about 4 months/year in the RV.

Richard Moran

i was going through a divorce, hotels were expensive. pulled my RV into nice campground by my home and I was like OMG 8 washers and dryers meant not listening to complaining about my laundry, so five loads done at once and a few beers. couldn’t figure why I listened to the complaining so long. ONe step I brush teeth, three steps I’m on the can, two steps a shower, then AC for cheap, TV no utilities. it didn’t make sense to rent a place. then I went cross country for 9 months and worked and lived. it was a pleasure cruise!

Dr4Film

Full-Time RVer’s for 14+ years hitting most of the lower 48 states plus three trips to Alaska to spend the summer with my sons and grandchildren. Due to go back to Alaska again. Get there early in May and leave late September just before the first snow falls. Now we are Part-Timers with winter months in Florida at our winter house and the rest of the time on the road in our coach.

Steve in the Wind

After living in Hawaii for 19 years I came back in 2007. I lived “normally” until 2012. Now beginning my 8th year in my Nuwa 5th, no huge hurdles…..yet….beyond my awning blowing away and destroying itself, and small plumbing leaks, replaced a toilet and installed a window (5000btu) AC unit…I’m not sure what I would do with all of the room in a sticks and mortar structure anymore

Angela in The Foxes Den ?

After 9-11, I re-thought things in my life. We sold our farm in Maryland and hit the road in 2005 for a new life adventure. We never looked back. We bought a 2005 Holiday Rambler 5th Wheel and slowly traveled our beautiful country. In the fall of 2016 we purchased an Arctic Fox Truck Camper. We love a truck campers versatility and we love going off road by ourselves. For 9 months of the year we are in “Our Foxes Den” traveling. The 3 months during the winter we switch out RV’s and stay in the 5th Wheel on a ranch in Tombstone, Arizona. I can’t imagine living in a sticks and bricks again.

Glenda Alexander

Since 1992, after I had sold my last house, I have lived continuously in an RV (two motor homes and a fifth-wheel), even while I was still working full time. Since then, I just can’t bring myself to be tied down in sticks and bricks again. When I first started this lifestyle, it wasn’t nearly so common as it is now and there was never a problem finding a place to live or to park short-term while traveling. Those were the good old days. :>)

Brenda

We have lived full-time in our 2005 Newmar Dutchstar since December 2013.

Charles Ketchum

Starting our third year full time in our 2005 Newmar Northern Star.

Robbie

FT for 13 years as boondockers.

Bob Godfrey

FT for 10 years. Have been to all 49 continental States and 9 Canadian Provinces…….still waiting for the bridge to Hawaii but have been there also. What a great, big, beautiful country!

John Padgett

Should have posted here. Left Anchorage Nov 3,1971 for Haines. Ferry to Prince Rupert, 1000 more mi. Thru Prince George to Seattle. Added A/C Lucus lights, tank gauges and Thermosan, a waste destruct sys. Continued around the US for almost 2 yrs pulling a 72 Dstsun. (I was one of the very 1st to tow car.) If pic goes thru, Calif article says a lot.