How my Full Time RV Lifstyle turned into a Book and Blog.
by Will Imanse
(White Rock, British Columbia Canada)
On The Beach at Teacapan Mexico
About 10 years ago my wife and I made a decision to buy an RV and follow my job around the Province of British Columbia. My job was to install and maintain microwave and cell towers. What we did was buy a used 36 ft motor home, and set up our small car to be towed behind it. I would drive my company truck, and my wife would follow in our motorhome, towing the car. This arrangement worked great since the out of town living allowance that I used to get to pay for food and hotels was now paying for our rig, and giving us money besides. We calculated that we were actually making more tax free money than my wife could have made at a $25 dollar an hour job. The other nice thing was that she could start a business doing virtual office assistant work and make even more money.
We finally parked the rig permanently when my job switched more to a maintenance type job, and I was moving every couple of days. We did not sell the rig and move back into a house or condo, since I would be retiring soon, and we were going to be heading off shore in our other RV which is a sailboat. It just did not make sense to move out of the RV for a 3 year period and then back into the nomadic lifestyle.
On my job I managed to get a lot of time off by using all my overtime, etc, besides my regular holiday time. We managed to get up to 3 months at a time which allowed us to spend a lot of time parked on free beaches in Mexico.
I found that I was fielding a lot of questions about Full Time RV'ing, so I started to look for a book or books that I could recommend to people that would answer their questions. As it turned out I could not find any one book that answered all the questions I was fielding. This led me to thinking that I could write a book that contained much more information than what was available in the books that I had found.
After a few months and a lot of hours the book was born, and is now available at www.fulltimeinanrv.com
I also started a blog that deals mostly with the technical aspects of Full Time RV. It is not a story blog. But rather deals with such things as getting into Mexico, Communications, Electrical, and similar topics. The URL for the Blog is www.fulltimervblog.com