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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Carol A Sheffield
4 days 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
10 days 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
1 month 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
2 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!

3 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
4 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.

4 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
4 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
4 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
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

18 years and counting.

6 months ago

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

6 months 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
7 months ago

yes we are full time

8 months ago

Full time for many years, never in one spot for one year.

9 months ago

My wife and I have lived in our 38′ Itasca Suncrusier for just a couple of months over two years while sightseeing here in the good ol’ USA.

Joseph N Schermetzler
9 months ago

Been living in our 2016 Bighorn for 3 years. We stay in Wisconsin all year. The winters can be brutal next to Lake Michigan, but we put skirting around the bottom and we enjoy running water all year long. You have to adapt to the conditions. Wintertime can make for some beautiful scenery. We have 2 cats that live with us.

R Knox
9 months ago

Lived over two years in our 24′ Nash 4M. Just bought into a Co-op park and purchased a 36 foot fifth wheel for our home base. The park has space to store the Nash. We will always Winter in the park and we will live there full time when our wandering days are over.

Laura Kimmel
10 months ago

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.

1 year ago

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’.