They say every journey begins with a single step, and this is especially true when embarking on the journey of living in an RV full-time. Making such a decision is not an easy task, as it involves giving up a lifestyle that one has built, worked hard for, and achieved. However, once a decision has been made to make a change, the process of making that decision becomes much easier.
For us, the journey towards full-time RV living began in August of 2022, after a health scare on my part. Realizing that life is too short, we decided to pursue a lifestyle of travel and adventure. We started by purchasing a 30-foot Puma travel trailer as a test to see if we enjoyed the experience of RV camping. After a few trips, we fell in love with the freedom and flexibility that RV living offered.
To make this lifestyle more permanent, we knew that several steps needed to be taken. We started by making a list of everything we needed to do to get on the road permanently. One of the first things we tackled was the issue of work. Greg needed to transition into a full-time work-from-home position, as he was required to work from the office three days a week. This was essential before we could move forward with our plans.
We also focused on our finances, as we knew that full-time RV living would be costly, especially with the current price of fuel. We aimed to be at least 75% debt-free before moving on to traveling full-time. Additionally, we realized that we would need a larger, more capable truck for towing a heavier 5th wheel, so we planned to trade in our current leased truck sometime in the summer.
Another major hurdle was selling our house and possessions. Fortunately, we live in a sought-after community, so we’re confident that the house will sell quickly. In order to accomplish this, the pool needed major work. That goal in scheduled for this month. Once we sell the house, we can look forward to purchasing our dream RV. We have a few models in mind, but we haven’t made a firm decision yet. We know that we need plenty of living space, as well as a dedicated office space for Greg to work from and room for our dogs.
Currently, we’re working through our steps slowly, with the goal of selling the house in late summer or early fall. Time is starting to get short, but we’re confident that we can make it happen. The journey toward full-time RV living is an exciting one, and we’re looking forward to all the adventures that await us on the road.