Wednesday, July 23, 2014

401 weeks remaining...

Six month update

So after six months we are positioned to be a success. The RVing lifestyle is looking like something we can do. The reason I say that is because we love being on the road and seeing the country and love being out with no one but us. Boondocking is our favorite. Another reason is that the money it takes to keep going will be easy to obtain over the next few years. The house is rising in value seemingly daily.

A few things that I will need to do the the house before selling are installing new windows and fixing up the kitchen and bathroom. I think I can do all for under $15k. I think spending that will increase the value at least $20k and make it easier to sell our 62 year old house.

We have narrowed down our rig to used 5th wheel about 30' long.  We will start looking at used rigs in year 5 or so and wait to jump on a deal when it presents itself. Wish list will include but not limited to solar and a washer/dryer combo.

I also am getting more and more excited to start workcamping. I get emails daily listing  jobs that pay a per hour salary and space rent with full hook ups. Working in a customer service role is not something I do for a living now but am excited to start. I love helping others in need and being of service to my RVing community.

A few things to research are: health insurance, solar power, mobile internet and boondocking locations.

Next month we are going to Big Bear Lake for a few days and in October we are going to northern California and cruising down the coast taking about 10 days. Really looking forward to that trip.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

402 weeks remaining...

At 402 weeks before retiring, I am feeling great.  I'm really considering smaller and smaller rigs that could be replaced more often, since they don't seem to last all that long.  This way I can keep getting "new" old rigs every few years without breaking the bank.  The first few years I really wanna get out and see things and experience what this great nation has to offer. Work camping also sounds very good -- I can't wait to get my first job on the road.

The finances are going great.  $11k of debt paid off already and excited to get it all paid off.  I have been spending for years and it feels good to start to reverse the damage.  For all you out there who think you can't get ahead, don't give up.  I thought that for years and just recently found that I could get out of debt and get ahead and still have a good life without feeling deprived.

I also recently found out that more people are following this blog but not commenting, so if you're one of those people please say hi!

Until next week, SAVE SAVE SAVE and DREAM DREAM DREAM....

Thursday, July 10, 2014

403 weeks remaining...

This week I found a few Facebook groups that discuss full time RVing. This has been a great resources for question and answers for people like me planning a full time lifestyle.
If you know of more groups I should be following please use comment section below. Savings is still going well and I haven't made any big purchases or small for that matter this entire year. Well except for the inflatable kayak. But that will go with us on the road.

Had a few great emails regarding Elk's lodge camping and membership with Ingrid from, which was so helpful. Congratulations on completing your first year full timing. This gives me hope that I too can do it.

For all you bloggers out there, keep blogging so I know what to expect.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

404 weeks remaining....

So this week I would like to talk about our progress with savings and getting out of debt. Our savings has been stepped up a little more in the past two weeks, saving as many pennies as possible. With still a little credit card debt remaining, we are getting very excited about living without debt which is the biggest thing we hear is needed before we get out on the road. I have historically been a spender and buy things I want without thinking. These last few months have been an eye opener on how much I was wasting. I am really enjoying saving and wish I would have started years ago. Once we got started, the ball really started rolling and we can see the end of debt and a lifestyle of living within our means.

This month marks 7 1/2 years remaining till we hit the road and we really can see ourselves living in a RV full time. We talk about it almost every time we are in the truck. I have been listening to a lot of podcasts about fulltiming and am getting a lot of ideas and things to think about. Recently I have found a few blogs and podcasts of people that either changed their minds or just plain quit the lifestyle. I found that a little disconcerting but will continue researching and dreaming.

I'm hoping more people begin to read this blog and comment. If you read this blog and can offer any tips or suggestions, please comment and like this page or just let me know you were here. I think this blog will get more exciting as the years go by.

See you on the road.