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


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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1 month ago

We just passed the 17 year mark of living in this trailer.

Irving Rommel
2 months ago

We have lived full time for 11 years and love it.

2 months ago

We are 1 year now in ours. Not able to travel last year due to Covid and not looking likely this year due to finances.

Bob Dwyer
3 months ago

Lived in my 30’ motorhome for 10 years. Loved it. Being alone I never felt crowded and met plenty of people on the road to combat loneliness. Had many interesting experiences and never missed brick and mortar house.

4 months ago

Yes, starting our 6th year this summer. Of course we’ve been stationary for six months now, but hope to travel again in the summer. Really miss the road.

Bob Harrelson
5 months ago

We have been full time for almost 6 years now.We are a two RV family. One stays on a spot in the Rio Grande Valley. The other we pull around all summer. The summer trailer is 21′ this allows us to go just about anywhere we like.

Carol A Sheffield
5 months ago

I lived full time in 5th wheel toyhaulers (2) and Class A’s (2) for a total of 14 years following early retirement in 2006. It was wonderful, exciting, and an experience I would not change! I loved seeing and camping in all four corners of the country (Florida/Maine/Southern California/Alaska) and everything in between. Meeting so many people from all over this country, and occasionally from overseas even, was wonderful. During that time I occasionally had a partner with whom to travel, but in the past few years I was alone and no longer felt comfortable traveling distances as a senior single female. I still enjoy the newsletter and also some of the singles groups that have developed online. I miss the lifestyle.

Doug Cashmore
6 months ago

We have been full-timing for over 8 years and counting. We have over 120,000 miles on our 2010 Itasca Ellipse and love every hour we spend traveling and living in our coach. If Covid would go away we could put a lot more miles before we decide to slow down.

Barbara O’Brien
7 months ago

We have lived in our RV for 5 years, traveling half the year and wintering in AZ. We have had wonderful adventures and have seen quite a bit of our world (we have RVed in Europe as well). We are older now and down sizing our RV next year. We own a lot in an RV community so we will put a single wide mobile home on it but still hope to travel a few months each year – just closer to home.

Leon and Patti Schneider
7 months ago

We have lived in ours for two years, but we have never stayed longer than a month in one spot. We love to travel!

8 months ago

No – 6 months when we relocated and not retired yet. Don’t see true full time in our future, We will always have S&B as a home base near grands!

Larry H Lee
9 months ago

Bought my first travel trailer in 1972 after my dad kicked me out of the house. At $1.60/hr minimum wage I couldn’t afford an apartment so bought a 20′ TT and parked it in a mobile home park. Lived in it while going to college and then another 5 years in the 1990’s while my wife and I built our loghouse in Tennessee. Finally got a larger, 24′, TT with amenities and floor plan more suited to married life! Camped a lot while working full time. Kept the original 1971 TrailBlazer until my brother & I stripped it and made a fine utility trailer with siderails. Last year I stripped that bare, primed and painted it, then built a 10′ tall box on it to use as a storage unit. Just finished adding 2 solar panels so I can have lights & a fan inside. It’s up on jacks now and probably will never hit the road again. Last trip was 1000 miles from Richmond VA to Naples FL. Carry on.

9 months ago

As a traveling IBEW Electrician for years I have rented apartments and houses for long term jobs. When the necessity to travel to places where the job term may not be long term, I purchased a used 5th wheel from a friend and the travels began. A year in AZ, Phoenix and Tucson, then a couple in CA, several locations. Upgraded 5er to a larger newer one as my stays became longer. Full circle back to a rental house for my last few years in the CA Bay area.

John Koenig
9 months ago

I sold my “stick & brick in May, 2018. Before that, I was an extended time RVer for eight years. The ONLY things I miss from my house are the whirlpool tub and deluxe shower. Retired life in a nice RV is GREAT!

John Griffith
10 months ago

We lived in our Alfa Motor home for 12 years. Finally it was too much to keep up as we had health issues that prevented us from traveling anymore. But I say to people thinking about it, Don’t Wait! life has a way of preventing your dreams if you procrastinate.

Rory R
1 year ago

I responded No to the poll although we spend a total of 9 mos or so in our RV, it is not contiguous…

1 year ago

18 years and counting.

1 year ago

Lived in a 30′ Wilderness travel trailer in the mid 80’s for about 13 months while working remotely.

1 year ago

we have now lived in our class A for 4 yrs now and plan on doing it for another 10 yrs this having to stay in place right now is just a bump in the road AL

kevin lake
1 year ago

yes we are full time