In this book you will find what we’ve learned (often the hard way) in eight years of full-time RVing, although all the information is valuable to part timers and weekenders as well. We provide over a hundred tested links to the websites of those experts we look up to. The advice we offer is based on our own experience. In 25 Chapters and 4 appendices, we take you from doing the initial homework, to choosing the right rig, to the buying process, where to camp, and way beyond. We discuss what you need to have in your rig and why. If you are interested in budgeting, communicating, boon docking or workamping, we discuss them at length along with many other topics. We wind it up with a chapter on our most memorable lessons learned. Yes, that includes the infamous black water dance.
Kathy and I are really just plain folks like you, but we live in a thirty nine foot RV instead of a house. Maybe we lost our minds a bit; but we’re happy we did. I am retired from the US Navy as well as a retired manufacturing Quality Manager. Kathy has worked extensively in the medical administrative field. We had traveled worldwide due to my naval service as well as locations on both coasts of our beautiful country. We would see the big bus conversions and Winnebago RV’s on the interstates and we both said, “one day that will be us”. We started dreaming in earnest in 2003, a year before my job was out sourced. We went to shows and visited dealerships just to see if we could really do this. We could. We took the plunge two years later after we sold our house in Florida and bought “The Dream Machine”, our 2004 Fleetwood Expedition diesel motor home. Since then we have traveled through the states we used to fly over and discovered a unique and awesomely beautiful land that pictures do not give justice to. We have been volunteers, workampers, podcasters, and now authors. I hope you enjoy our book; and if you see us on the road, honk and wave.read more