Want to RV full-time. But don't know where to start.

Want to RV full-time. But don't know where to start.

Hello, I am 26 years old and I am at a position in my life where I really want to start living life to the fullest. I got the idea to RV full-time about 6 or 7 months ago. I have been saving as much money as I possible can. But the more I plan the more I realize that I have no idea what I'm doing. I stumbled across this site, and figured that this would be a good place to obtain information on what I should be doing, what to expect, and really just any advice that you think would be beneficial to me.

So far I have decided that I want either a smaller used class A, or a used class C motorhome. But really don't know where to look, or what I should be looking for. So far I've been using craigslist, and rv-trader. I've been looking for low mileage, clean title, and just in overall good condition since I plan on doing this for at least a year and covering a lot of ground.

I do not plan on towing a car behind me even though I feel like having a second vehicle would be extremely beneficial. Instead I plan on using bicycles as my second source of transportation. Mainly due to the fact that they would be more cost effective in the long run.

I want to do a lot of boon-docking, and I also plan on working on and off wherever I can find employment.

I'm really curious about what I should be doing?

How much should I have saved before taking off?

How much should I expect to pay for an RV?

Equipment I will need?

And how amazing is it being a full-time rv'er?


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Apr 23, 2016
Young full timers
by: Anonymous

Hi me and my wife are both 26 and we didn't want to live under someone else roof or deal with renting. We also wanted to travel a little and basically be snow birds. So at 19 we decide to buy an rv. We had a truck so we had the idea of just buying a travel trailer. We went big cause we are females and have a lot of stuff.

First thing is be prepared to fix things. our rv has had broken everything and we have had to learn to fix things cause its too much money to have someone else do it. Second have a secure place to stay. we got lucky and have some land here and there but rv parks can be $$$ and if you finance your rv them you will have multiple payments.

RVing is all about having what you need to be comfortable. it may not be what you want but at first but i find it freeing and we love it. over all you do spend less and you can travel more. look into a trailer. lots of floor plans and think of this if you buy a motor home they have this huge engine which you'll have to pay a specialist to fix and you don't have a second car. just my 2 cents. good luck

Feb 22, 2016
Sounds like you're doing the right thing
by: Anthony

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