September 5, 2009
My roommate and I stand in the campground at Hunting Island State Park, only a half-hour drive from our new apartment. We’ve just moved down to South Carolina from Wisconsin this summer, and are enjoying the change of scenery. My parents didn’t think I’d actually do it. I don’t think they get it – the strong drive to see new sights.
Our eyes drink in the teardrop trailer before us eagerly, like a cool glass of water in the desert. It’s called a T@B, and stands out among the other larger RVs with it’s unusual shape and bright orange trim. It’s sleek, fun, full of personality, and best of all: small. The gears in our heads turn furiously as we imagine the possibilities. Weekend camping trips beside the ocean with our own kitchen, vacation weeks spent up in the Smoky Mountains with no fear of bears or cold weather. And maybe someday, something more…
“Look at that car parked with it, I bet if they can tow it your car could do it too.” I say to her. She has a Pontiac Vibe, not really a vehicle meant for towing, but much better than my Honda Civic coupe. We’d been toying with the idea of looking into small travel trailers before this, but had never seen anything that looked small enough to tow with either of our vehicles.
When we get back home after the day trip, Julie and I Google T@B and find the website, and my half-formed dreams wither. It weighs too much and is too much money. The reason why that car had been parked with it at the campground was because the campground rented them out.
RVing is the providence of families with high income, or the retired.
To be continued…
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A lot of people at one time or another have expressed interest in my personal journey of how I learned about full-time RVing and the events leading up to the launch of Interstellar Orchard. I figured now would be a perfect time to tell that story. It has a lot of relevance to a project I’ve been working on for quite some time.
Introducing Solo Full-time RVing On A Budget.
There are a lot of folks that dream of perpetual travel and a life full of adventure, but few pursue it because it seems like such a fairy tale.
It becomes a particularly challenging goal when you’re still working, on a budget, and single. How do you decide what RV is best without breaking the bank? How do you stay safe traveling alone? And how much money does it cost to get on the road, anyway?
Besides the advice in the guide, there is a four-page worksheet included to hone in on your perfect RV (and a two page worksheet that will help you pick your perfect tow vehicle, if you decide on a towable RV).
There are fifteen tips and tricks listed to keep you safe, nine of them won’t cost you a penny. And no, you won’t have to live in a bubble.
I kept careful track of my expenses when I was preparing to get on the road, and after I was successful I looked back at my finances and created a formula anyone can use to figure out how much money they’ll need to go full-time RVing. Yes, it’ll involve some math, but that’s okay because not only is there a PDF worksheet, but there’s also an Excel version too with the math-y bits already in place – just enter your numbers and it’ll do the work for you.
This ebook is not a novel with fluff and filler text, but a condensed and practical 54 page guide of no-nonsense advice and knowledge designed to get you on the road now, instead of in some ill-defined future after retirement. With it comes 10 pages of extras to put what you learn in the guide to use immediately.
It is the resource I wish I would have had when my story began, and it’ll be available one week from now on Tuesday, March 24th.
This Friday I’ll give more specifics on the topics covered in the guide, the special launch price, and who it is (and isn’t) for.
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I know not everyone will be interested in a guide like this (many of you are already on the road for instance!) and that’s perfectly fine. I hope you’ll at least enjoy the story of how I decided to go full-time RVing.
Have a good week all!
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