2016 Full-time RVing Cost of Living & Income Report

January 16, 2017 |

Wondering how much it costs to live full-time on the road? You’ll quickly learn when researching this question that the number varies wildly from RVer to RVer. This can be frustrating because it makes it harder to narrow in on how much it’ll cost you. But another way to look at it is this: That…

Tentative 2017 Travel Plans

December 16, 2016 |

I’ve got hitch itch something fierce as the last week of Amazon approaches. Almost free, woohoo! I’ve had a lot of questions about where I’m going after Amazon, so here’s the scoop. As always, these plans are written in jello and subject to change at any time, ’tis the nature of RVing. In fact, I…

Working Remotely – A Review

December 9, 2016 |

And as part of the informal yearly review I’ve been conducting, there’s one last experiment from this year to report on. For the first time since I hit the road, the majority of my income this year will have come from remote work rather than taking seasonal work-camping jobs. The biggest leap of faith I…

2017 Health Insurance Update

November 30, 2016 |

In 2015 I wrote a pretty lengthy article on South Dakota health insurance for pre-medicare RVers. You can review that article for the full story but here’s a recap: From 2012-2014 I had a low cost, high deductible plan that would cover me in case of emergency only, everything else I paid out of pocket.…

Haslet CamperForce Mid-season Update

November 13, 2016 |

Five and a half weeks gone at Amazon, five and a half more to go – time for a mid-season status report. Wondering what this CamperForce thing is all about? You can find the comprehensive About Amazon’s CamperForce post here. Overtime has been scarce at the Haslet site so far, a stark contrast to last…

Boondocking Review

November 5, 2016 |

While on the topic of experiments after the dehydrated food update, now feels like a good time to address the bigger experiment I did this year. As longtime readers know, this was the year I finally got solar power and a propane heater and tried boondocking. It was also the first year I didn’t work…

AAQ: Dehydrated Food Update

October 31, 2016 |

If you missed last week’s explanation about what this “Ask A Question” thing is about, you can find it here. For today’s question, Robin and Kate asked for an update on the dehydrated food experiment I first wrote about late in July. As a quick recap, I bought a box of dehydrated soups from an…

Musings on Bad Luck and Probability

October 20, 2016 |

And we’re back in business! The problem with my laptop was a dying hard drive, replaced to the tune of $216 (a drop in the bucket compared to the truck repairs). Several readers have pointed out that I seem to be having a string of bad luck lately. If you look at the past 12…

What To Do When Your RV Breaks Down

October 12, 2016 |

Last month, my tow vehicle broke down and I was stranded for over two weeks waiting for it to be fixed. I wrote about the incident from a travelogue standpoint but I always intended on writing a more how-to type post of the steps I went through from the time the truck overheated until it…

A Quick Tip on Shopping for your First RV

September 30, 2016 |

Take your time making a decision. I know full-timing is exciting. I know you’re eager to get started. I know you wanted to be gone yesterday. In these circumstances it can be tempting to buy the first RV you find nearby in your price range just to have that step over with and be closer…

RVing in Adverse Weather Conditions Part 2: Precipitation, Humidity, and Wind

August 26, 2016 |

This is a continuation of Tuesday’s post on bad weather RVing. You might want to read Part 1 on heat and cold first if you haven’t already. Humidity I spent my first summer in the Casita down in coastal South Carolina, where aside from daily highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s, the humidity…

RVing in Adverse Weather Conditions Part 1: Heat and Cold

August 23, 2016 |

A couple e-mails have come in recently asking how adverse weather affects the camping experience, and how well the Casita handles it. I figure when several people ask the same question, it’s worth making a post out of because there are likely others who haven’t written in wondering the same thing. The article quickly grew…

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