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doglover44

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Posted: 09/27/12 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any advice for a young person who wants to full time

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Go for it


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Go...but be debt free!


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I wanted to full time as a young person and didn't do it and wish I had taken the leap. GO FOR IT! Set yourself a really tight budget and stay under your income and debt free. The discipline will pay off in greater freedom.


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If you can't afford to pay cash for an RV and have an emergency fund for repairs, I would suggest starting out at seasonal jobs that provide housing. I know whitewater raft guides normally live in company provided (very small) cabins for the season. Some of those folks then head for mountains during the winter as ski/snowboard instructors.


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How young, married, single, children, job location, etc, etc, etc.

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rockportrocket wrote:

How young, married, single, children, job location, etc, etc, etc.


Agree with rockportrocket.. You don't give us enough info..

I did see young guys fulltime, and travel to different job sites..

there are summer and winter jobs if you search around.. example,

Gate guards in Texas, oil fields in N.D. Amazon hires during their busy seasons.. Pipeline Inspectors is another one looking for people with RV's..
Seen some with RV's that travel around that's in construction jobs..

I talked to a guy that was a cook, up at a dude ranch in the summer and went south to Texas and had a job down there..

That is if you are looking to make a living on the road, it can happen to those that do a little research..

I, personally would not live in a RV year-round up North, but that's just me..

I worked Part-time when we decided to go fulltime, but that was just to offset our budget.. I drove shuttle busses and wife worked thru a temp agency.. Those were summer jobs up North, but we headed south before winter closed in.. We were offered jobs down south but didn't want them..

I have seen people fulltime in just about any kind of RV out there so yep, it can be done with a little planning...

Good luck on whatever you decide to do...

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And if you are like me, too chicken to tow a car, my blog has ideas and suggestions for what I have done.


JJ from Pacific Northwest. RV without a tow car.


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Don't underestimate the cost. Your RV will depreciate quickly. Site rent can easily add up to the cost of an apartment unless you volunteer or do something to get a site at no cost. Fuel cost is very high unless you stay parked. What about health insurance, etc,etc.


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I am Single and I am looking towards a motorized rv

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